UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2017 experts Cut-off Estimate

Cut offs for UPSC Pre 2017 GS 1 (Paper 1)

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducted the Civil Services (Preliminary) examination on June 18, 2017. The UPSC Pre 2017 consisted of two papers. UPSC Pre 2017 Experts, and candidates who took the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary 2017 examination said that this year’s UPSC Pre 2017 paper was more difficult than the past two years.

Experts are also predicting that this year, the cut-off for UPSC Prelims 2017 exam will be lower compared to last year’s 116.

We spoke to a couple of experts to know how much candidates need to score to make it to the UPSC Main 2017.

ALS IAS (Alternative Learning system) New delhi

Expected Cut-off :- 105 – 110 marks 

  • Here is why?

“For the first time in 2016, the cut-off for UPSC Main was 116, and this year it will decrease by 5 to 10 marks. The UPSC Pre GS 2017 paper was more of a factual-based paper than last year’s paper. Though, i feel that the marks were not unevenly distributed between various sections of the paper. This year’s paper was based on more conceptual, analytical-based questions.. Some of my students who took the exam in 2016 scored around 123, but this year they are expecting around 98 only. Even some good candidates failed to do well in UPSC Prelims 2017”, said Jojo Mathews, Director, ALS IAS.

AA Shah’s IAS Institute, Mumbai

Expected Cut-off :- 107 +/- 5 marks

“I feel that this year’s examination was more difficult; it was a well-prepared paper. Students who had studied the concepts well are likely to score high. Maximum questions were from Polity, and candidates who did not prepare from Static would have had a difficult time in attempting questions”, said, A A Shah.

Vision IAS, New Delhi

Expected Cut-off :- 105 marks

“This year’s CSE Prelim 2017 paper was more concept based than previous two years. The cut-off is expected to drop by 10-12 marks when compared to last year. More questions were framed from Political Science, Geography, History, Economics, Environmental. This year’s paper required a better conceptual understanding, precisely the reason why it was difficult,” said Ajay Kumar Singh, from Vision IAS Academy

Khan Study Group

Expected Cut-off :- 107 – 108 marks

“Last year the cut-off was slightly higher; it was 116 marks. I would say this year it will be lower than that, and a little more than 2015’s 106 marks. This year’s paper pattern was similar to what we see 7-8 years back. There are no cheat codes, no more rote learning; easy option are a thing of the past now. Candidates who did comprehensive learning will have an advantage over others,” said Dr AR Khan from Khan Study Group.

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Expected Cut-off :- 104 – 109 marks

” The Paper this year is designed with proper evaluation from past years changing the mid term trend based on current affairs. Paper is diverse which require deep knowledge with overall comprehensive learning and presence of mind. Cut-off for this year is expected to remains low as the quality and standard of paper is up-to the mark while the concept based question is on the rise, factual and to-the-point questions have no place in the paper.” said Sandeep Sajwan, Editor CAO.

UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2017: Unpredictable paper Expected Low Cutoff

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  1. Reply
    sonia tiwari
    June 23, 2017 at 9:03 am


  2. Reply
    Sunita Singhal
    June 26, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Dear Sir
    Thanks for the expected cut off. This time really paper was unpredictable.Aspirants are nervous. Your article will help them to make further strategy.

  3. Reply
    July 17, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    There were 12 difficult questions this year. Cutoff would be less than 95 for general candidates…. It is very easy to predict while sitting in AC offices. But when you write actual exam, it is different ball game altogether..never believe in coaching walla’s vague predictions…they want students to enroll in their coaching, so they try to create havock among them… I bet even experts from these coaching (teachers) may not be able to score more than 80 marks in (2017) while writing in exam Hall….UPSC will be the happiest person I cutoff will go drastically down.. of course not coaching walla’s Bec if their students may not compete with students with no coaching..

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