UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2016 Results Out!

UPSC published Civil Services Prelims 2016 results. UPSC declared the results of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2016 held on 07.08.2016. 15,445 candidates have qualified for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2016.11.36 lakh candidates had applied for UPSC CSE(Prelims) 2016.

How to check UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2016 Results?

Two separate lists of qualified candidates are prepared by UPSC for Civil Services(CSE) Mains exam as well as Indian Forestry Service (IFoS) Mains exam. Though the cut-offs are not officially out, cut-off score for Indian Forest Service Mains call is expected to be on the higher side than CSE Mains call.

Aspirants can check the roll numbers of successful candidates in the below pdfs for Civil Services Mains call and IFoS Mains exam call.

  1. List of successful candidates who got Civil Services Mains Exam 2016 calls.
  2. List of successful candidates who got IFoS Mains Exam 2016 calls.

Qualified Candidates: What to do next?

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ClearIAS Prelims Online Test Series

First of all, hearty congrats from We are overwhelmed by the thank-you mails from our students-regarding the highly successful ClearIAS Prelims Test Series 2016, from which many questions came in the actual UPSE CSE Prelims 2016.

Now, it’s time for the written  exam – mains. Work hard, take the best out of our free online study materials and clear IAS mains in flying colors! ClearIAS Team will update shortly our Mains 2016 program (answer writing/ test series) through our website/email. Stay tuned. All the best!

In accordance with the Rules of the Examination, all qualified candidately  have to apply again in the Detailed Application Form, DAF (CSM), for Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2016, which would be available on the website of the Union Public Service Commission All the qualified candidates are advised to fill up the DAF (CSM) online and submit the same ONLINE for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2016 to be held from Saturday, the 3rd December, 2016. The DAF (CSM) will be available on the website of the Commission from  7th October, 2016 till  20th October 2016

Not Yet Qualified Candidates: What to do next?

There is nothing to be ashamed if you didn’t make it this time. This exam is considered one of the toughest exams in India, and only 3 candidates out of 100 who take UPSC CSE clears it. This means Prelims stage is a tough barrier to cross considering 97 percentage rejection. Take the results in right spirit, rectify your mistakes and try hard. Remember, most of the toppers had failed many times, either at Prelims, mains or interviews before making it to the top. So don’t lose your spirit. Keep trying. Work hard for the Preliminary exam 2017 with an extra vigour. You may enroll for ClearIAS Prelims 2017 mock test series, which will surely help you to get an edge in the competition, as it combines learning with test-taking from the very beginning.

Listing out some helpful articles from our side for a new start.

  1. ClearIAS strategy post for beginners
  2. Prelims over! What next? Tips from
  3. Civil Service Prelims : 6 Month Strategy
  4. IAS Books for Civil Services Prelims and Mains Exam Preparation
  5. IAS Preparation – The Online Way! Ten Useful Tips
  6. ClearIAS – Toppers Interviews

Take-aways from UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2016 Results

  • High cut-off is expected. You can check the cut-off analysis for UPSC CSE in the link.
  • UPSC published Prelims 2016 within 40 days after conducting the exam.
  • Though the initially announced vacancies are only 1079, as around 15500 candidates are called for mains 2016, there may be a slight increase in the actual vacancies. Approximately 3000 candidates will be called for UPSC Interview tesr 2016.

Note from

Candidates of CSE 2016 exam, those who got calls for CSE Mains or IFoS Mains and those who didn’t get calls, if enter their approximate marks (as per ClearIAS key) and category in the comment section, that would be helpful get a rough idea about cut-off marks for future candidates. Request the participation in this drive. Also, you can check/compare the median scores in the rank-list for 2016 based on our unofficial key.

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