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UPSC IAS Mains Result 2018-19 Cut-Off ~ Civil Services (ias) Question Paper Analysis & Difficulty Level

UPSC IAS Mains Result 2018-19 Cut-Off ~ Civil Services (ias) Question Paper Analysis & Difficulty Level: 

The Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) is the Central commission for Recruiting and controlling the Civil Services examinations in India. UPSC conducts Civil Services Mains Examination 2018 on 28th September 2018 (28.09.2018) to 07th October 2018 (07.10.2018) for General Studies Paper-1-2-3-4-5 etc. Now UPSC is going to prepare the result of Civil Services Mains Examination 2018.  All the candidates who are looking for the UPSC IAS Mains Result & Expected cut off Marks 2018, can check their result and also they can download the IAS Civil service Merit list from the UPSC official website.

UPSC Civil Services Mains Results 2018UPSC IAS Mains Result (Declare) 2018 Cut-Off

The Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) conducts Civil Services mains examination, 2018 through which the IAS, IPS, IFS and IRS officers appointed across India. UPSC is about to issue the notice regarding to civil services mains result & expected cut off /Merit lists of the qualified candidates and all other examination related information details etc on the Commission website.  Candidates whose names or roll Numbers are obtainable in the UPSC Civil Services merit list 2018, are only have qualified for further rounds of selection process for Interview. Aspirants who wish to know more details about the UPSC IAS Mains Result can get the complete details from the official website of the UPSC commission.


Name of Examination Starting date of Exam Last Exam Date
Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2018  28.09.2018 07.10.2018


Second argument is past record i.e. how UPSC had declared results of previous years mains examinations. Generally, UPSC declares written exams results within a period of 3 months. Now a days, UPSC is trying to reduce this gap by using digital means and in process to declare result as soon as possible. 

UPSC Mains Civil Services Marksheet 2018

Last but not least, UPSC Last year declared Mains exam 2018 result after 55 days of mains exam. It is widely known that UPSC has set an undeclared standard to declare results within 2 months of written exam. After considering all of the above mentioned factors, we can safely conclude that ” there is high probability of UPSC Civils Mains Exam 2018 will be declared at the soonest possible promptly.” Even we can expect result in last week of January too, if UPSC really go very fast like last year.

Best of luck to All of You. We will update our insider news shortly. Keep in touch with our website and comment box given below.  

Now UPSC IAS/IPS/IFS mains examination is over, all of you are busy with thinking over difficulty level, UPSC question papers analysis and expected cut-off of mains 2018. Let’s look at this questions one by one. Given that UPSC IAS exam generates immense enthusiasm, UPSC internet forums and IAS study circles are flooded with speculation and rumors.

But we shall confine ourselves to hard look, data analysis, previous years trends and the nature of IAS mains exam conducting authority that is UPSC. first of all, we look at the difficulty level of Mains exam 2018 papers. Most interesting and striking thing is questions which appeared in GS-1, GS-2, GS-3 and GS4 mains question papers were open ended. By opened ended, we open they were open to different interpretations and there were multiple ways to answer that.

UPSC General Studies Paper-1 Analysis 2018

It also means there was and is no single standard answer to GS mains 2018 question papers. Mains questions have so many dimensions and so many answers. Naturally, different aspirants have answered them differently and no one knows how UPSC is going to award marks.

So, point is GS mains 2018 questions were not difficult but nature and framing of questions make them difficult. Our prediction is that UPSC Mains cut-off will surprise many. Now, we come to second part of our post i.e. UPSC Mains 2018 question papers analysis. first thing first. Mains 2018 was reminiscent of pre. Those who prepare in traditional ways will gain big time this year. GS-1, GS-2, GS-3, GS-4 and Optional question papers were pretty much straight forward.

UPSC General Studies Paper-2 Analysis 2018

Second, UPSC Mains 2016 papers were lengthy, as always. Those who were able to write precisely and to-the-point will be winners this time. UPSC Civil 2018 aspirants should also take this lesson seriously by taking a leaf out of mains 2018 book and prepare themselves accordingly. Last but not least, though it is difficult to generalize any single opinion for UPSC mains examination because there are more than 40 options in IAS exam.

UPSC General Studies Paper-3 Analysis 2018

But looking at the question papers of major optionals like Geography,Philosophy, Sociology, History, Public administration, Political Science, Anthropoly and Literature of Hindi, Marathi, Urdu etc. we can safely assume that in mains 2018 almost all papers were on expected lines. Unlike mains exams of 2013, 2014 and 2015 this year almost no optional paper witnessed the bloodbath in UPSC. Questions were easy, simple, open ended and there were no single standard answers. This type of questions make the role of marking very important. So, Again UPSc is king!

UPSC General Studies Paper-4 Analysis 2018

Now final part which deals with expected cut-off of UPSC mains exam 2018 of all papers including GS-1, GS-2, GS-3, GS-4, Essay paper and Optional question papers. Last year cut off of written examination of UPSC mains 2018 was 676 for general category and 630s for OBC category.

If we take the stoke of all the factors mentioned above and of course the surprising element in upsc, Cut-off of UPsc mains written exam will be around 660 with a plus-minus gap of 10 marks. Our prediction is given below-

 UPSC Civil Services Mains Expected Cut-Off/Prediction 2018

Category Expected cut-off Prediction range Percentage
General 660 (+/-10)  650-670 35-38%
OBC 625 (+/-10) 615-630 30-32%
SC 570 (+/-10) 560-580 28-30%
ST 540 (+/-10) 530-550 25-28%
PH 520 (+/-10) 520-540 25-27%

Friends, This is our take on UPSC mains written examination 2018. Feel free to share to your ideas, prediction, queries and analysis in comment box which is given below. If your queries are genuine and to-the-point, we will reply accordingly.

UPSC Civil Services (IAS) Mains Final RESULTS 2018

UPSC Mains Questions Papers 2018

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 UPSC IAS Exam Appeared No. of Students List 

Total no. of IAS applicants
Appeared in prelims Exam
Qualified for Mains test
Shortlisted for Interview
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UPSC IAS Mains Expected Cut Off 2018

The Union Public Services Commission has declared the Civil Services Mains examination result on the commission official website. All those candidates who have participated in the Mains examination are able to check their Mains examination result/ Merit list according to their Roll no. only those candidates who have qualified in the examination have their Roll no. in the Merit list. Merit list has been updated in the pdf file form, all candidates have to download the pdf to get their result or merit list of the Successful qualified candidates.

UPSC IAS Mains Results Date 2018

The UPSC Civil examinations filter the gems for coveted posts like IAS/IPS/IFS. Recently UPSC conducted mains written examination for 2018 batch between 3 December to 9 December. Now exam is over and candidates are eagerly waiting for the declaration of mains exam results 2018. 

Before we tell you the expected date of mains exam result 2018, first we tell you the two basic fundamentals on which our assumption is based. We don’t indulge in rumor mongering nor we make baseless assumptions. Our hypothesis is based on solid arguments.

Our first foundation is recent notification-cum-order by Govt of India which directs all exam conducting authorities/ UPSC/SSC/IBPS and other competitive examination organizing bodies to declare the “final result within the 6 months of issuing notification”. As far as Civil service exam by UPSC is concerned, UPSC is given a relaxation of 3 months, it is assumed. 

Interview Procedure:

After the Mains examination result or Merit list only qualified candidates will have to go through the next procedure that is Interview. And later they will designated as IAS, IPS, IFS, & IRS. So all concerning candidates are advised to visit the official website of the board for all kind of further information.

UPSC Civil Services Exam Cutoff 2017 (Previous Year)

Exam General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-2 PH-3
CS (Prelims) 105.34 102.66 88.66 88.66 85.34 61.34 40.00
CS (Main) 809 770 756 749 734 745 578
CS (Final) 1006 968 944 939 923 948 830

UPSC Civil Services Exam Cutoff 2016

Exam General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-2 PH-3
CS (Prelims) 116.00 110.66 99.34 96.00 75.34 72.66 40.00
CS (Main) 787 745 739 730 713 740 545
CS (Final) 988 951 937 920 927 951 817

UPSC Civil Services Exam Cutoff 2015

Exam General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-2 PH-3
CS (Prelims) 107.34 106.00 94.00 91.34 90.66 76.66 40.00
CS (Main) 676 630 622 617 580 627 504
CS (Final) 877 834 810 801 802 830 697

UPSC Civil Services Exam Cutoff 2014

Exam General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-2 PH-3 Maximum Marks
CS (Prelims) 205 204 182 174 167 113 115 385
CS (Main) 678 631 631 619 606 575 449 1750
CS (Final) 889 844 830 811 816 778 713  2025

Name of the Department: Union Public Services Commission (UPSC)

Name of the Category: Result/ Merit list

Name of the examination: Civil Services Mains examination 2018

Official Website of Commission: 



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