UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) is a national level competitive exam in India. It is conducted for the recruitment to various civil services of the Government of India. It is considered to be one of the toughest and prestigious exams in India with the success rate of just 0.1%. There are 3 stages in UPSC exam preliminary exam, main exam and the interview/personality test.
The candidates who appeared for preliminary 2018 were about 8 lakh candidates. In 8 lakh candidates, only 10500 candidates were qualified for the next stage of exam i.e. Mains. The candidates who cleared the preliminary exam have to apply for the main exam. The main exam for 2018 was held from September 28 to October 7, 2018.
The results for UPSC CSE 2018 mains have been announced by the commission on 20th December 2018, and the candidates can check the results through the official website also.
The mark sheets of the candidates who are not qualified in the main exam will be put in the commission website within 15 days from the date of publication of the final result and it will be available for 30 days in the website.
The candidates can check the result by the following ways:
- Visit the official website of UPSC (upsc.gov.in).
- A link will be provided on the website to check the results.
- Click on the provided link.
- IAS mains exam result will be available in the PDF format.
- Download the PDF file and search the roll number.
- Save the file for future use.
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Likewise, the cut off marks for mains can also be checked by the candidates. The previous year 2017 cut-off for mains
The expected cut-off for 2018 mains:
The expected cut-off for the exam has been considerably reduced. The cut-off depends on the vacancies in a category or a community the candidate is from. The general vacancies are always filled on merit. There is no reservation for general category candidates. UPSC prepares the separate rank list for all the categories.
The factors that affect the cut-off: the total number of vacancies, level of difficulty of the paper,the total number of candidates participating in each stage, reservation norms, marking scheme, and last year cut-off trends.
To be noted: The cut-off for 2018 mains exam will be declared only after the final round in the UPSC exam.
The candidates who are qualified in the main exam will be called for the next round i.e interview/ personality test. The candidates who qualify in the mains have to produce the original certificates in support of their educational qualification, pertaining to age, community and other documents at the time of personality test.
The personality test is likely to commence on 4th February 2019. The personality test will be held in UPSC office, New Delhi. The e-summon letter of the personality test of the candidates called for the interview can be downloaded from the official website from 8th January 2019. The candidates if not able to download the e-summon letter they have to immediately contact the commission office through the letter or by e-mail.
In the personal interview, the interviewer will analyze the candidate’s confidence first. The look, education, accent of speech doesn’t matter to them. They will only analyze the strength and confidence in the candidates. The tenor of the interview will be only of conversation. They see if the person has the ability to reason, to think critically, analytically, clarity in the thought and expression, positiveness of approach, awareness in the socioeconomic issues etc.
The final result will be announced after the personal interview round. It is expected to be announced March or April 2019.