Clear IAS™ used to conduct all-India polls to get an idea about the expected cut-off marks for UPSC Preliminary exam. Last year, more than 12,000 candidates submitted their exam feedback and their median score (205) turned out to be the exact cut-off score for Prelims 2014.
This year, we have upgraded our polls by integrating it with our test engine to automatically generate graphical data of test-takers to give relative all-India position and approximate cut off marks for UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2015.
“How can I know the cut-off score for UPSC CSE Prelims 2015?”
Aspirants need to register and login to mark the answers in the test-link. You can submit your answers online and our system will automatically calculate your scores! The facility is free and it hardly takes 10 minutes to get your prelims score! After this, you need to check the rank-list page for 2015 CSE Prelims based on the Clear IAS answer key to know the relative all-India position and approximate cut off marks for UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2015.
New features of Clear IAS All-India Poll – UPSC CSE 2015 Preliminary Candidates Performance Survey
Last year, pre-registration was not mandatory to enter their scores and score calculation was manual. Still, because of large participation, the survey results matched the actual cut-off. This year, we have upgraded our polls by integrating it with our test engine to automatically generate graphical data of test-takers.
Only one attempt is allowed per username. The more aspirants enter their scores (bigger sample size), the more accurate will be the cut-off score. Our new test engine adds better reliability of the data due to the registration component involved. Automatic calculation of scores will reduce manual errors too. An automatically generated rank list gets updated every time a new user takes the test. Our graphs will give a clear picture about the exam difficulty and relative performance of candidates who took Prelims 2015. On a closer analysis of percentage of candidates per each mark and the median mark, you will get an idea about the approximate cut off marks of UPSC 2015 prelims, which will have more chance of being correct than from any other source.
Disclaimer: Remember that official UPSC cut-off marks for the Preliminary exam vary each year. The cut off depends on many factors like the number of students who appeared, their performance and the number of vacancies. As one of the most reputed unofficial answer keys, we have taken time to prepare the key this year too, but still there can be 3-5% difference with the official UPSC key. We will update our answer key when the official key is published, but normally it takes a year to come. Also, note that it may not be possible to extrapolate the exact cut-offs marks for Civil Services Prelims 2015 due to the low sample size of the internet population.