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UPSC CSE-2023 Cut-Off Released: ST Cut-Off Higher Than SC

The General category cutoff is 953, EWS is 923, OBC is 919, SC is 890, and ST is 891
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The day after the results of the prestigious UPSC CSE-2023 exam were announced, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the category-wise cutoff marks for the Civil Services Exam 2023. The official notification, published on upsc.gov.in on April 18, also detailed the ranking procedure used in cases of tied marks.

For the first time in nearly 12 years, the cutoffs for the UPSC Preliminary Examination have reached unusually low levels. The Commission issued a notice to provide this information.

The General category cutoff is 953, EWS is 923, OBC is 919, SC is 890, and ST is 891. This year, in the final selection, the cutoff for the ST category was higher than that for the SC category. Meanwhile, for the Prelims, the cutoff for the OBC category was significantly higher than that for the EWS category.

According to the notification, the CS (Final) cut-off for the general category stands at 953. For the EWS category, it is 923, OBC (919), SC (890), ST (891), PwBD-1 (894), PwBD-2 (930), PwBD-3 (756), and for PwBD-5 category candidates, it is 589.

In the CS (Prelim), the general category cut-off this time is 75.41, lower than 88.22 in 2022 and 87.54 in 2021. For the EWS category, it is 68.02, OBC (74.75), SC (59.25), ST (47.82), PwBD-1 (40.40), PwBD-2 (47.13), PwBD-3 (40.40), and PwBD-5 (33.68).

Below, find the category-wise cutoff marks for the UPSC CSE 2023 final, mains, and prelims exams.

For the UPSC Mains exam, the general category cut-off is 741, lower than last year’s 748 and 745 in 2021. For the EWS category, it is 706, OBC (712), SC (694), ST (692), PwBD-1 (673), PwBD-2 (718), PwBD-3 (396), and PwBD-5 (445).

The UPSC CSE 2023 Prelims Cut-Off Marks are based solely on GS Paper-I. Paper-II (CSAT) is of a qualifying nature, requiring a minimum of 33% marks as per Rule-15 of the Civil Services Examination, 2023.

A minimum of 10% marks in each of the seven competitive papers, namely Essay, GS-I, GS-II, GS-III, GS-IV, Optional-I, and Optional-II, is required.

If two or more candidates achieve the same total marks in the CSE Examination, 2023, the rank is determined based on the following criteria set by the Commission: –

  • Candidates who achieve higher combined scores in the compulsory papers and the personal interview are given a higher rank.
  • If the marks remain equal, the candidate who is older in age is given the higher rank.

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