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Civil Services Exam Results – Overview, Checking results online, Cut-off, Selection criteria

UPSC Civil Services results are declared for each of the exam stages (mains and interview) separately. The final results are announced after the interview, after taking into account the marks obtained in both the mains and interview (personality test). The marks of civil services exam prelims are not taken into consideration for final result. The results of the UPSC IAS Mains exam conducted in September 2019 were declared on 14th January 2020. Candidates who have qualified the IAS Mains 2019 were asked to submit a fully-filled Detailed Application Form II (DAFII) online by January 27 until 6 p.m. Some of the UPSC IAS 2019 Interviews scheduled in February 2020 have got postponed due to coronavirus pandemic.

In this blog, you can find details on how to check exam results online, current exam notifications, cut off and much more.

Civil Services Exam Results –  Updates

Latest Update: The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2020, scheduled to be held on May 31, 2020 stands deferred due to prolonged lockdown. The situation will be reviewed again on May 20, 2020 and fresh dates for these examinations shall be notified on the UPSC website in due course.

Jan 27, 2020 – The e-summon letter for the Civil Services exam interview was available on the official website of UPSC from January 27, 2020.

Mar 20, 2020 – On 20th March 2020, UPSC notified that the Civil Services (IAS) 2019 exam interviews (personality tests), previously scheduled from 23rd March to 4th April, have been cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak and the selected candidates will be notified at a later date.

Civil Services Exam Results – Overview

UPSC IAS 2019 Prelims results were announced in June 2019 and Mains results were announced in January 2020. IAS results are announced separately for each stage of the exam – prelims, mains and interview.  Prelims results indicates roll numbers of candidates who have passed the exam with the required cut off and can appear for Civil Services Main Exam.  The mains results indicates roll numbers of candidates who have passed the mains exam with required cut off and can proceed to the last stage of the exam which is Civil Services Personality Test/ Interview. The marks obtained in the Mains exam get added to interview scores for the final result. Finally, the selected candidates join Civil Services to services and posts in Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS), Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS) and other posts.

Civil Services Exam Results – Timeline

Currently, looking at the coronavirus pandemic, more changes may occur that can impact the exam.

Last year, UPSC IAS Prelims exam was held on 2 June, 2020 and results were declared on 12 July 2012. The IAS Mains 2019 exam held in September 2019 and results were declared in January 2020.

UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 has been deferred until further notice according to latest update on 4th May, 2020 by UPSC. For more check Civil Services Exam Dates article.

Timeline Notification
12-Feb-2020 Civil Services (IAS) Exam Notification 2020 issued for 796 vacancies
3-Mar-2020 Online applications closed
31-May-2020 (Defered) IAS Prelims 2020 (to be conducted in offline mode) has been postponed
To be announced Results of the IAS Prelims Exam 2020
18-Sep-2020 IAS Main Exam 2020

Civil Services Exam Results – Checking the results online

  • Go to the official website here – upsc.gov.in
  • Then, click on the Civil Services Results appearing in the ‘What’s New’ section showing on the right side of your screen.
  • A new page will appear showing the PDF link of the final result
  • Click on the link given under the ‘Documents’ column to open the final result pdf.
  • Search for your roll number or name
  • Then, download the Civil Services (IAS) final results pdf for future reference

How to download the admit card? Read – Civil Services IAS Exam Admit card

Civil Services Exam Results – Cut off

Cutoffs are basically the minimum qualifying marks that candidates need to secure in order to proceed in the recruitment process. To check the cut off marks, follow the steps below:

  • First, log on to the official website of UPSC here – http://upsc.gov.in/
  • Then, move under the Examination tab and click on the ‘Cut-off’ button.
  • Click on the ‘Download’ button of the exam for which cut-off needs to be seen. On clicking the button, the IAS exam cut-off will appear on the screen.

One needs to obtain at least 33% marks to qualify the Civil Services (IAS) prelim exams. IAS cut off for 2019 conducted exam has not been released yet. Some of the other UPSC exam cut offs are released which can be checked on the website here. Cut-off from 2018 are shown in the table below:

Categories Prelims Cut Off (Out of 200) Mains Cut Off (Out of 1750) Final Cut Off (Out of 2025)
General 98 774 982
OBC 96.66 732 938
SC 84 719 912
ST 83.34 719 912
OH 73.34 711 899
VI 53.34 696 908
HI 40 520 754

Civil Services Exam Results – Selection criteria for Main

Marks scored in paper-I of Preliminary exam make the basis of merit list released by UPSC. You need to obtain a minimum of 33% marks in the second part of the Prelim exam. Candidates whose name and roll numbers appear in the merit list are eligible to appear for the Mains exam. The number of candidates appearing for the Mains Examination is generally about 12-13 times the number of vacancies to be filled in the year.

Civil Services Exam Results – Selection criteria for Interview

Candidates who manage to get their names in the mains exam cut-off list are allowed to attend the interview. The interview assesses the suitability of the candidate to the Civil Services. The candidates are tested for their mental alertness, judgement, intellectual and moral integrity and arescored out of 275 marks. Marks scored by the candidates in the interview will be added to the marks scored  in the mains exam for arriving at the final merit list.

To know more about the exam, read the Civil Services Exam here.

Civil Services Exam Results – UPSC Contact Address

For any queries, one can contact UPSC at the following address:

Union Public Service Commission

Dholpur House,

Shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110069

Phone- 011-23098543 / 23385271

Email – feedback-upsc@gov.in

Phone Number: 011-23098543

Civil Services Exam Results – FAQs

Q. When was UPSC IAS Prelims and Mains 2019 results declared?

A. UPSC 2019 IAS Prelims results were declared in June 2019 and Mains results were declared in January 2020.

Q. What are the 3 stages of IAS exam results?

A. UPSC IAS results are declared separately for all the stages (prelims, mains and final) of the exam. For UPSC IAS 2019, first two stages results have been declared and the final results are awaited. Due to coronavirus pandemic and lockdown in the country, the initerview results are postponed.  UPSC IAS 2019 final results are awaited as all the interviews are yet to be done which are withheld due to coronavirus pandemic and the countrywide lockdown.

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