UPSC IAS Mains Exam Analysis: UPSC IAS Civil Services Examination is regarded as one of the most challenging papers of the country. Millions of aspirants appear for the Civil Services Examination every year. In this article, we will attempt to deduce the expected cutoff for IAS Mains Examination based on difficulty level of paper, previous year cut off, current vacancies etc.
Please remember that the candidates who are able to crack IAS Mains Examination will be called for the final round i.e. Interview. Hence, scoring well in the IAS mains paper is the biggest hurdle at the current stage.
IAS Mains Exam Analysis 2016
If we analyse the question papers and mark-list of last 5-10 years of UPSC Civil Services Exams, we can collect a lot of interesting and valuable data. The UPSC questions have evolved and now the bias is more towards current related aspects of polity, economy, international relations etc than the conventional topics.
The percentage of top rankers in IAS exam has come down from 58-60% to around 50% in last 3 years.There is a chance that the same trend of low scoring-tight competition can continue in coming years as well, as the weightage has shifted towards GS in the new UPSC syllabus, which is low scoring (as of now). It is at this juncture, one cannot take a casual approach regarding the selection of optional subject for mains.
Let us now move to the crux of this article i.e IAS Mains Expected Cut Off. We will also go through previous years’ IAS Mains Examination cut off.
IAS Mains Expected Cut off 2016
|Year||Mains Marks (out of 2000) of the last candidate (General Category)||Mains Percentage
of the last candidate (%)(General Category)
|2013||562 [out of 1750]||32.1|
|2014||678 [out of 1750]||38.74|
|2015||676 [out of 1750]||38.62|
|2016 (Expected)||695 [out of 1750]||39.71|
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