Had UPSC declared the results of Prelims 2014 along with answer keys soon, things might have been lot more easy for many aspirants. But unfortunately result announcement takes it time, and most probably candidates need to wait 9 more months to see the official answer keys. If you are one among those candidates who are eager to know how the exam difficulty level and relative performance of other candidates in this competitive exam without a long wait, we have arranged Clear IAS All India Poll. Though it may not be possible to extrapolate the exact cut-offs marks for Civil Services Prelims 2014 due to low sample size of the internet population, the exam difficulty and relative performance of candidates who took Prelims 2014 can be easily understood. First check your UPSC Prelims score for Paper 1 and Paper 2 by comparing your actual exam answers with answer key for Prelims 2014 paper 1 and answer key for Prelims 2014 paper 2 (csat -2) by ClearIAS.com. The next step is to enter your scores in the polls below. There is no need of registration.
We have 3 polls hosted in this webpage for posting feedback on your exam performance. Enter you scores in each of these polls. Only one entry is permitted for each poll from one IP. You can view the poll results in bar graphs as soon as you make your entry. These graphs might help you to get an overall idea on relative performance of candidates, median marks and rough idea of cut-off marks.
Update (14-10-14): The polls are closed, as the UPSC results have come. Aspirants can view the polls results, but cannot enter new scores from 14-10-2014. Thanks for the participation.
Disclaimer: Due to low sample size of the internet population with regard to an exam attempted by more than 4.5 lakh people, these graphs cannot be used as accurate instruments for any direct extrapolation for actual exam cut-offs, but only for knowing a general trend and median score. Also a tolerance percentage should also be considered as there may be some candidates who enter inflated scores instead of their actual scores. Apart from the research and analysis purpose to judge the quality of the exam paper and your potentials better in a wider canvass, aspirants are advised not to worry too much about the high scores seen at the upper end of the graph 🙂 Start preparing for mains. All the very best and thanks for participating!
Expected Cut-Off for Civil Services Prelims 2014
- From 2013, there may be individual sectional cut-offs in Civil Services Prelims.
- Cut-offs for general category were 198, 209 and 241 during 2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively.
- OBC cut-off score was approximately 20 marks less than the general cut-offs scores for last 3 years.
Factors which may lower the cut-off score for Prelims 2014
- 15 marks less in Paper 2 due to cancelled English language comprehension.
- Decision making questions having 2 answer choices without negative marking is not part of 2014 CSAT paper. Those 15 marks were filled by other question types like reading comprehension, numerical ability and reasoning, which may not be as high scoring as decision making questions.
- Confusion with respect to the English Language comprehension and the other type of comprehension.
- Time wasted in searching the decision making part.
- Lengthy reading comprehension passages, with less number of questions per each passage.
- Increase in the number of vacancies by near 70, which can result in at-least 1000 more Prelims calls than last year.
- Overall difficulty level of Paper 2.
- Deviation from the conventional areas in Paper 1 to ecology, culture etc.
Factors which may increase the cut-off score for Prelims 2014
- The number of candidates who attempted UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2014 was 4.5 lakh. This is a big increase from the 3.15 lakh aspirants in 2013 Prelims.
- With increased age and number of attempts limits, the number of experienced/knowledgeable veterans in the field may have increased.
- Good performance by aspirants in Paper 1 who have exposure to multiple exams conducted by SSC, state PSCs etc.
according to this poll cut off of General category will be 255
abe pagla gya hai kya.lol
My score is somewhat in between 195-205 , what I can do? This is my last attempt. Cat gen
karanam rajesh kumar says
you will get all indian first rank dont worry
arjun prasad says
Don’t loose heart take a chance mai be u will clear
Dont worry u r slected and prepare for main
hahaha…shayad upsc ko tumhare jaise 4 ya 5 ias banaane h is baar!:D
Don’t confuse in no case cut off will be 255
Instead of terming it silly make your own opinion , I was just calculating the statistics. If the data or poll itself is incorrect or inadequate then opinion becomes silly. e.g. Planning commission’s poverty line.
include the marks of 2013 in poll..then exact cut off could be predicted
Som Juventas says
the cut off for general would likely to be lie under 192-197.
I agree with u.
i think cut off will be around 210
Brajesh Chaudhary says
Cutoff is not a median score but score of last selected candidate. Let 10000 students poll first, after that you won’t find any noticeable increase in 190+ votes.
so what should be the cutt off as per this stats
ias aspirant says
cut off for gen around 200………..
Bharat Meena says
My marks about 180 ST category . what is the possibility.
cross your fingers and hope for best. mine too ~180
Keep fingers crossed mean time prepare for mains , in case result is positive u will .nt be left with any time for preparation
NAVEEN SHARMA says
bhai st ka cut off 100 no hoga…… aap to st ke topper ho
u r selected kep preparing for mains
anyone knows about the date of result
mine 181 category obc lets see
i have also the same case…..impossible for us
Mine is approx 250 result kab aa rha h
Better u people try for bank clerks exam instead wasting ur imp time
When is result
How u came to know that result on 24th Sep as per India today news it will be declared by mid October
DR.SUBHASH CHANDER says
my score is 197.kya possibility h clear hone ki .koi to batao.cat.
There is good possibility of you clearing ,so keep on preparing mains best wishes
I am also getting 199 obc…i dont think that we have a chance…at least according to poll. Cut off will surely breach 220. This is our general tendency to peg cutoff below the score we are getting.
my score is 217 ..general …kitne chance h?…very tense
Don’t be tense u hv an very good chance so keep preparing for mains ,otherwise u will .nt hv much times for mains preparation good lunch
deepak naagwar says
this voting of expected cut off does not tell sc cut off please suggest sc cut off
last year 15000 cleared pre out of 3.15 lakh i.e. 4.76%
this time 16000 to be select out of 4.5 lakh i.e. 3.55%
see above the % match (neglecting 300+) then also cut off around 250.
these all coaching center knowingly put low cutoff to fill their pocket as its their time….
AGREED OR NOT ??
No i don’t agree to u cut of will .nt go that high ,even considering last year paper was an easy one and cake walk to secure marks ,that is why there was big jump of 31 marks that in 2013 from 2012 i.e (241 & 209) .Cut off will land between 200 &210 .
pushpendra solanki says
225 i think
When is the pre result expected
Cut off 207 gen.
Mukesh Singh says
my cat. is OBC my expected mark is 193-196
what is my probability for PT
Let’s .nt worry about cutoff now .In max weeks time everything will be clear ,so relax and best wishes to all
80% Good Chance.
sachin more says
Mains ki tayari karo
good forecast bro…i think u could become astrologist instead of IAS….
Astrologer, dear friend not astrologist
Vikrant Rathore says
Naveen Sharma Ji. Lagata hai Jindagi se bahut pareshaan ho gaye.. Ya phir jindagi me kuch karane ku aukaat nahin hai.. Ya phir aaapako cutoff ke baare me koi knowledge nahin.
cuttoff 180 gen
There is no point in deriving cutoff now ,.I suggest to all of you to .tk an chill pill .Upcs is all about testing your nerve & even destiny also plays an gr8 role .All the best to all of you .Believe me our hard labour will defiantly give good result .Mahnat kabhi Kali Nhai jati.esha bhadayy bujurgh Kaha kartay HAI
Wishing you goodluck.
Result at 1645 hes on 29 sep
How do u know?
KAYA hua bhaiya result to Nahi aya ,
I guess gen-205-210and BOx-185-190
when is the pri results expected
praveen katiyar says
Kitna cut off gya h
Mohsina Basir says
When the civil services preliminary 2014 result will published?
SATPAL SINGH says
Every one is waiting that day buddy
Anxiety Maximum Now !
Thangasamy p says
Mine 179 category sc lets see
we are done with the prelims..obviously anxiety looms.but much important is the time left for mains.it too short.hence instead of crossing the fingers and wait till the result, lets grab a pen and start preparing.let the result come in its own time..
SATPAL SINGH says
This is Satpal Singh abd I think this chance was very critical and I think that cut off of gen category is going to 245 or above all asprints are requested to inform me also about the results and administrator are requested to inform please.
am getting 200…OBC…is thre any chances to crack the exam
Keep preparing for mains you will make to mains exams good luck
Dr Rajinder Kaur Aneja says
My score 195 kitne chance h ias or ifs
Cut off will be above 220
given 4 interviews bt nt selected
What will be cut.I am getting 208 obc how r the chances raj
Bharat Meena says
Koi ST ka cutoff batado bhaiyo.
I have 273 ….haahaha
cut off is above 400…bahut hua…pagal sabke sab
Dr Rajinder Kaur Aneja says
IFS ka cutoff batao bhai
BIPIN BIHARI says
I have got some information about cutoff from reliable sources –
Gen- 207, OBC- 191, SC- 176 , ST- 173
Total no of candidates qualified- 15820.
Result will declare on 17 Oct 14 Friday
OK.from where this info
Results are not today??
m getting 213 score in general category..
is dere any scope???
Pacca hai pre hona to.
Agar paper 1 ko same level bhi maan lete ho, to bhi paper 2 was of a different league altogether.
Last year hoards of people had got 180 in that paper. And this time it’s dufficult to find people with 140.
som juventas says
Cut off would be 196
I think cutoff mark for
hi friends all the best for prim….