What is the percentage of marks scored by the UPSC CSE 2018 All-India Rank 1, Kanishak Kataria?
UPSC Civil Services Exam is known for its low-scoring trends.
No wonder, Kanishak Kataria, secured All India Rank 1 by scoring 55.36 per cent marks. He scored 1121 out of 2025.
Kanishak’s Marks Reveal Tough Standards in UPSC Civil Services Exam
In general, UPSC Civil Services Exam (CSE) is a low scoring exam – and is widely considered as one of the toughest exams to crack.
This is because while the vacancies are only less than 1000, the number of applicants is around 10,00,000.
Last year, a general category candidate just needed 49% marks to be in the final rank list.
Percentage required to be All India Rank 1? 55.36%
UPSC Topper 2018 Marks
Kanishak Kataria scored 942 marks in the Main Examination (written) out of 1750, securing a percentage of 53.8. He secured 65 per cent marks in UPSC Interview when he scored 179 out of 275. His total score – Mains plus Interview – is 1121 out of 2025 (55.36 per cent).
Kanishak Kataria’s Marks – Break Up
- Essay Paper – 133/250
- General Studies Paper 1 – 98/250
- General Studies Paper 2 – 117/250
- General Studies Paper 3 – 117/250
- General Studies Paper 4 – 116/250
- Optional 1 (Mathematics) – 170/250
- Optional 2 (Mathematics) – 191/250
Written Total – 942/1750
Personality Test – 179/275
Final Total – 1121/2025
Marks of Rank 2 and Rank 3
Rank 2 and Rank 3 too were not far behind.
Akshat Jain, Rank 2 secured 1080 marks out of 2025 (53.33%) while Junaid Ahmed, Rank 3 secured 1077 out of 2025 (53.18%).
You can find the marks of other candidates who took the UPSC Civil Services Examination from the below links:
Previous UPSC Toppers’ Marks
- Durishetty Anudeep, UPSC Topper 2017, scored 1126 out of 2025 (55.60 percent)
- Nandini K R, Rank 1 UPSC CSE 2016, secured 1120 marks out of 2025 (55.30 percent).
- Tina Dabi, the topper of UPSC CSE 2015, had got 1063 marks out of 2025 (52.49 percent).
- Ira Singal, All-India Rank 1 2014, secured 1082 marks out of 2025 (53.34 percent).
- Gaurav Agrawal, All-India Rank 1 2013, secured 975 marks out of 2025 (48.14 percent).
Shatakshi Srivastav says
Sir what is cut off for general catogary candidate’s.
Satish Thakur says
I am working in a call center. I want to become IAS. How Should I prepare with Job? Please provide me suggestions and strategic
join a institute
go classes in the evening 2hrs
study after work 6 hrs
study weekend 9 hrs
study whenever you have spare time
stratergy:read -analyse- relate with other general studies- develop your view-revise
I may not help you with strategies and plans but can only say no dream too big to for it …
Now I am studying inter 2nd year. What i should do to become IAS officer ?
Ab wahid says
Nice in formation
Now I am studying engineering 1st year ,I want to become an ias how I can I prepare?please give suggestion sir
Sir I am at 3rd yr of my b. Tech, I wanted to attempt my first IAS exam on next year, is any possibility or I have to wait till completion of graduation please help me
lonely soul says
wait until your results disclose coz u have to mention that u have passed ur graduation
I have passed class 12 exam by securing 85.4%.Is this right time to start prep of upsc right now.If yes then pls tell me the right direction.
IN ACTUCLLY IT IS NOT BUT YOU CAN START MAKING YOUR TOPICS BETTER FROM RIGHT NOW LIKE G..K AND INDIAN HISTORY AND NCERT FOCUSE MATERIAL OF ENGLISH AND HISTORY ESPIACLY
Pankaj Saini says
I am a btech first year Student in NIT, what is best approach for me to become IAS
Sapna Billaiya says
Hello sir,I am sapna and I want to try my bestest to become to become an IAS officer but ,I am a little bit of confuse since this year I have completed my 12th and I want to do graduation in parallel with IAS exam preparation so which should I prefer bsc or BA?? that will helpful for me.
Ba is most helpful if u want to choose history or sociology in mains as optional subjects
Veernapu Varun Sangeeth says
I’m 28 yrs working in a private firm in my town…
I m a newcomer..
I want to stop my work and prepare fulfledgedly for ips.
Am I eligible
Sir iam a student of hs 1st year i wanna be an IAS officer shall i start from today?
I have completes Ph.D degree in physics I would like to become a IAS. Currently I am working as a assistant professor in physics. My age is 32, I am belongs to schedule caste. Can I pass IAS exam? How much time I can write the exam? Could you please explain clearly.
Anurag Kumar says