UPSC Civil Services Examination 2021 Cut off mark – minimum qualifying marks.
In the Civil Services Examination 2021, the minimum qualifying standards/marks secured by the last recommended candidate in various categories at various stages are as under-
Cut off marks on the basis of GS Paper-I only. GS Paper-II was of qualifying nature with 33% marks as per Rule-15 of Civil Services Examination, 2021.
Subject to 10% marks in each of the seven competitive papers i.e. Essay, GS-I, GS-II, GS-III, GS-IV, Optional-I and Optional-II
Wherever two or more candidates have secured equal aggregate marks in Civil Services Examination, 2021, the tie(s) have been resolved in accordance with the principles approved by the Commission, viz.
(i) Candidate securing more marks in the Compulsory Papers# and the Personality Test put together is to be ranked higher; and
(ii) In case where the marks mentioned at (i) above are equal, the candidate senior in age is to be ranked higher.
Compulsory papers include Essay, General Studies-I, General Studies-II, General Studies-III and General Studies-IV
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