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UPSC Cut Off 2020 Released

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the cutoff marks for civil services prelims, mains and final results. UPSC had announced the civil services final results on September 24, 2021.

A total of 761 candidates have been recommended for appointment to Indian Administrative Service; Indian Foreign Service; Indian Police Service; and Central Services, Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’.


UPSC Civil Services Exam cut off Marks 2020

What is the UPSC Prelims Cut Off Marks 2020 (Out of 200) for General?

The Cut-off marks of UPSC CSE Prelims 2020 is only 92.51 out of 200 (46.25 %).

This is the lowest cut-off score recorded since the new pattern is introduced by UPSC in 2011.

In 2019, the Prelims cut-off for the general category was 98 marks out of 200.

What is the UPSC Final Cut Off Marks 2020 (Out of 2025)

  1. General – 944 (in 2019 cut-off was 961)
  2. EWS – 894 (in 2019 cut-off was 909)
  3. OBC – 907 (in 2019, cut off was 925)
  4. SC –  875 (in 2019, cut-off was 898)
  5. ST – 876 (in 2019, cut-off was 893)

It is interesting to note that to be selected for these elite Services, a general category candidate had to secure just 944 marks out of 2025 in the CSE 2020. In percentage terms, this translates to 46.61%. It essentially means, to be safely be placed in the final list just 45%-50% of marks would suffice.

What are the best books for UPSC exam preparation?

One of the most significant factors that determines whether a candidate makes it through the UPSC Civil Services IAS exam or not is the books he refers to. Having a reliable and limited set of books to study is the hallmark of a Smart study. The list provided below is in accordance with the needs of the examination. We have also factored in the dynamism of the examination and presented the booklist with enough precision.

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What is the foundation course in Legacy IAS for guidance?

The Foundation Course is Legacy IAS Academy’s flagship programme which provides a comprehensive classroom platform to holistically foster aspirants through all three primary stages of the UPSC Civil Services Exam, viz., Preliminary exam, Mains exam, and the Interview. This programme includes every segment of the syllabus in its entirety including CSAT, Essay, and Optional Subject enabling the candidate to achieve the pinnacle of their potential.
To improve the foundation in the static subjects, the subject content will be taught from basics, progressively moving on to advanced concepts. To develop presentation techniques in answer writing and enable fluidity, clarity and consistency in answer writing intuitively, daily mains answer writing practice will be a part and parcel of the course. Individual attention will be paid and regular counseling and motivational sessions will be conducted by expert mentors in order to maintain your enthusiasm throughout the course duration.

The preparation for the Optional subject is constructed to facilitate a candidate to attain maximum marks, with/without prior background in the subject by using detailed-analytical deconstruction of the subject syllabus and its previous question papers.

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December 2023