Upto Which Rank Can An Aspirant Get Into IAS, IPS or IFS?

More than 11.3 lakh aspirants applied for UPSC Civil Services Exam in 2016. But what is the last rank that can fetch an aspirant the prestigious IAS (Indian Administrative Service)? The answer lies in the number of vacancies reported for each year and the category an aspirant belongs.

But a comparative analysis will help aspirants get a good idea about the cut-off ranks for IAS, IPS or IFS. In this post, we present the final ranks for six services (IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS-IT, IRS-C&CE and IAAS) from each of the categories – general, OBC, SC, and ST – for last 9 years (from 2007-2015).

2015: Final Rank Allocated for IAS, IPS, IFS etc.

UPSC CSE 2015 Final Allocation Details

The figure marked in ‘black’ is the final rank while the figure in ‘red’ is the total marks of the candidate. In 2015, 96 was the last all-India rank, which fetched a candidate belonging to the general category IAS. The candidate had secured 930 out of 2025 marks. At the same time, the last OBC candidate who secured entry into IAS had an all-India rank of 446 with a total 886 marks out of 2025. The last rank which fetched IAS was 595 and 620 for SC and ST respectively.

2014: Final Rank Allocated for IAS, IPS, IFS etc.

2014 UPSC CSE final ranks

The figure marked in ‘black’ is the final rank while the figure in ‘red’ is the total marks of the candidate. In 2014, 95 was the last all-India rank, which fetched a candidate belonging to the general category IAS. The candidate had secured 953 out of 2025 marks. At the same time, the last OBC candidate who secured entry into IAS had an all-India rank of 466 with a total of 905 marks out of 2025. The last rank which fetched IAS was 650 and 773 for SC and ST respectively.

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2013: Final Rank Allocated for IAS, IPS, IFS etc.

2013 UPSC CSE final ranks

In 2013, 91 was the last all-India rank, which fetched a candidate belonging to the general category IAS. At the same time, the last OBC candidate who secured entry into IAS had an all-India rank of 384. It was 534 and 802 for SC and ST respectively.

2012: Final Rank Allocated for IAS, IPS, IFS etc.

2012: Final Rank Allocated for IAS, IPS, IFS etc.

In 2012, 116 was the last all-India rank, which fetched a candidate belonging to the general category IAS. At the same time, the last OBC candidate who secured entry into IAS had an all-India rank of 266. It was 619 and 720 for SC and ST respectively.

2011: Final Rank Allocated for IAS, IPS, IFS etc.

2011: Final Rank Allocated for IAS, IPS, IFS etc.

2010: Final Rank Allocated for IAS, IPS, IFS etc.

2010: Final Rank Allocated for IAS, IPS, IFS etc.

2009: Final Rank Allocated for IAS, IPS, IFS etc.

2009: Final Rank Allocated for IAS, IPS, IFS etc.

2008: Final Rank Allocated for IAS, IPS, IFS etc.

2013: Final Rank Allocated for IAS, IPS, IFS etc.

2007: Final Rank Allocated for IAS, IPS, IFS etc.

2007: Final Rank Allocated for IAS, IPS, IFS etc.

Cut-off marks – UPSC Civil Services Exam

The above-mentioned data are regarding the final ranks. But if you are looking for the Cut-Off Marks for UPSC Civil Services Exam – Prelims, Mains, and Interview, you may find our trend analysis interesting.

Understanding the DoPT allocation details

It should be noted that the details mentioned above are based on the allocation of candidates to different services based on the first rank list. We have not included the consolidated reserve list (supplementary list) here.

To understand the same better, consider the 2015 case.

  • Though the total vacancies were 1164, UPSC in its first list recommended for allocation only 1078 aspirants and put 86 candidates on the reserve list.
  • Out of 1078, due to various reasons, DoPT, considered for allocation only 1055 candidates, which we have mentioned in each of the tables as ‘Total number of candidates’. This should be understood as the total number of candidates considered for allocation.
  • Again, it should be noted that in 2015, out of the total 1055 candidates considered for allocation, DoPT allocated only 969 candidates, due to various reasons like medical, lack of certificates etc.
  • In short, getting into any of the 24 services is not easy! But we feel a proper understanding of these details will help aspirants to understand ground realities and prepare harder with a clear mind and sharp goals.
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