Latest Update: -UPSC Civil Services (Prelims) Exam 2020 Notification

● Application Starts From 12th February 2020

● Last Date of Application  3rd March 2020

● Exam Date – 31st May 2020

● Candidates can check on official website

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After every stage of examination, UPSC declares the result in the form a pdf containing roll numbers of candidates qualifying for the next stage. While all successfully registered eligible candidates will receive admit card for the Preliminary Exam, the selection criteria for the Mains and Personality-test varies as given below:

Mains Exam Selection Criteria 

  • Candidate has to have qualified the UPSC Prelim to be selected for the Mains Stage
  • Cutoff for Mains Exam is decided on the basis of marks secured by candidates in Paper-I (GS) of Preliminary exaM.
  • Paper-II (CSAT) of the Preliminary is exam is qualifying in nature with minimum 33% marks required for qualification.
  • All candidates whose roll umbers appear in the Prelim Result list are eligible to appear for Mains exam.
  • The official website informs that candidates amounting to 12 times the number of vacancies announced will be shortlisted for the interview process.

Personality Test Selection Criteria

  • Candidates need to score minimum qualifying marks (cutoff as decided by UPSC) in the  Mains Examination to qualify for Interview (Personality Test/Interview).
  • The English Paper and Regional Language paper of Mains Examination will not be counted towards score computation. Hence the 4 GS papers, Essay and 2 optional papers together will be scored out of 1750 marks.
  • UPSC usually calls twice the number of candidates for the interview as the seats available.

Final Merit List Qualification

  • The interview carries weightage of 275 marks with no minimum qualifying cutoff.
  • UPSC will declare a final merit list by combining Mains Examination and Interview marks. Hence the total is marked out 2025 marks (1750 for Mains and 275 for Interview).
  • All candidates with roll numbers appearing in the final merit list released by the Commission will be allotted a service based on their rank in the exam in corroboration with their Service preference as submitted during registration.

Result Dates and Declaration Status

The UPSC Prelim result is released 1.5 to 2 months after the Prelim Exam. Mains exam usually takes place 2 months after the result declaration. In 2018, the Prelim took place on 2nd June 2018 and result was out on 14th July 2018. The mains took place from 30th October. The Mains Exam 2018 result is expected in January.

All results are viewable in pdf format on the UPSC official website as a list of all qualifying candidates roll numbers. UPSC will also send an email informing registered candidates who have attempted the particular exam-stage to notify them about Results availability.

Exam Stage Result Status Result Link
UPSC CSE Results 2018
Prelim Result Declared on 14th July 2018 UPSC Prelim 2018 Result List
Mains Result Expected in January 2019  -to be updated in January-
Interview yet to be conducted
UPSC CSE Results 2019
Prelim Result Can be expected in July 2019
Mains Result
Interview yet to be conducted  –

UPSC Answer Keys

UPSC will release the CSE Prelim Answer Key only once the entire exam process is concluded and Final Merit List is declared. No answer key will be released for the Mains due to descriptive nature of answers.

Answer-keys will be made available on the UPSC website itself and candidates can access set-wise answers to know the official answers. The candidates will also be able to view their marks for any/all 3 stages, depending on the stages they have appeared for after the Final Merit List is declared.