UPSC ESE Cut off 2021 - UPSC has successfully conducted the ESE 2021 preliminary exam on July 18, 2021. The expected cut off of UPSC ESE 2021 will be shared shortly. UPSC will release the cutoff for UPSC ESE 2021 at the official website @upsc.gov.in. A link to check the ESE cutoff will be provided on this page upon release. The UPSC ESE cutoff 2021 will be released stage-wise, category-wise and subject-wise in the PDF format for the UPSC ESE exam.UPSC ESE 2021 cutoff is the minimum marks that each candidate will be required to score in order to qualify in the UPSC ESE 2021. It is to be noted that the minimum qualifying cutoff percentile for prelims and mains exam has been fixed by the authorities. For more details on UPSC ESE cut off 2021, previous years’, category-wise and branch-wise cutoff read the article below.
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To keep track of the release date of the cutoffs for UPSC ESE 2021, candidates can check the important dates mentioned in the table below.
UPSC ESE Prelims exam
July 18, 2021 (Over)
Result of Prelims exam
To be released
UPSC ESE Prelims Cut off
To be released
October 10, 2021
To be released
UPSC ESE Final Cut off
To be released
UPSC ESE Preparation Tips 2021
UPSC ESE Exam Analysis 2021
UPSC ESE Notification 2021
The factors that are analysed while making the UPSC ESE cut off are given below.
Number of candidates appearing for the exam
Total number of ESE vacancies released by UPSC ESE
The difficulty level of the exam
The cutoff for UPSC ESE 2021 will be released for three stages: prelims, mains and final stage. Those who secure the UPSC ESE prelims cut off 2021 will be eligible to appear in the mains exam and similarly for the final stage of recruitment. Aspirants can check the detailed bifurcation of all stages below.
The cutoff for UPSC ESE 2021 prelims exam is calculated out of 500 marks. As per previous years’ cutoff trend, candidates are required to secure qualifying cut off as per their category in the preliminary exam which is 15% (for General, OBC, ST and SC) while it is 10% for PH. This means, candidates belonging to general category OBC, ST and SC candidates have to secure 75 marks and PH category candidates have to score 60 marks. However, candidates are required to score the overall cut off declared by the commission discipline wise as per categories.
The cutoff of UPSC ESE 2021 for the mains exam is calculated based on prelims and mains exam and is determined out of 1100 marks. Out of which. 500 are for the preliminary exam and 600 are for the mains exam respectively. As per previous years’ UPSC ESE analysis, the minimum qualifying marks for General, OBC, SC and ST candidates were 20% while for physically handicapped candidates were 10%. This means, candidates belonging to general category OBC, ST and SC candidates have to secure 120 marks and PH category candidates have to score 60. However, the candidates have to score the overall UPSC ESE Cutoff 2021 released by the commission discipline wise for the different categories.
The final cutoff of UPSC ESE is based on the marks secured by the last recommended candidates for selection and is calculated out of 1300 marks (500 marks for prelims, 600 for mains and 200 for interview). All India Merit list to select suitable candidates for the exam is prepared based on the final allotment. Candidates are allotted to different posts as per their rank in the merit list and preferences of branches and posts.
Final cut off marks (1300) = Preliminary exam (500) + Mains exam (600) + Personality test (200)
UPSC will declare the result for UPSC ESE 2021 on its official website upsc.gov.in. The result will be released in PDF format and will include the roll number of all qualified candidates for the prelims exam. To download the UPSC ESE 2021 result, candidates will have to download the PDF and search their roll numbers. Those candidates who have qualified for the preliminary exam will be eligible to appear in the main exam.
Leading coaching institutes like Made Easy, GATE forum and IES Master will release the UPSC ESE answer key after the conclusion of the exam. However, candidates must know that the answer keys released by such institutes will be considered unofficial. With the help of the UPSC ESE 2021 answer key, aspirants can calculate their expected scores. UPSC will release the official UPSC ESE answer key in the form of a PDF later.
UPSC ESE Vacancy 2021
UPSC ESE Salary 2021
Candidates can refer to the tables mentioned below to check the previous year’s cutoffs for UPSC ESE.
UPSC ESE 2020 cutoff marks
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