UPSC Civil Services Cut-off 2019 expected to go higher than last year

07 Jun, 2019
UPSC Civil Services Cut-off 2019 expected to go higher than last year

On 2nd June 2019, the civil services preliminary exam (CSE) was conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). With a quest to serve under Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Forest Services (IFS) and Indian Police Services (IPS) officers, mover 8 lakh students appeared in this exam. UPSC is reckoned as the toughest entrance exam in India; the candidates termed this year’s prelim as the toughest in last five years.
On the basis of expert opinions and feedback of the students, the cut-off may rise this year. Since 2016, the cut-off has been showing a declining trend. In 2016, the cut-off for the unreserved category was 116 marks out of 200 which went down to 105 in 2017 and 98 marks in 2018. In this year, the cut-off is expected to rise again.
According to a faculty from a Civil Services Coaching Institute, UPSC is one of the most unpredictable exams and no one can assume the trend or question paper pattern. This year, most of the students have claimed it as a difficult exam. It is always likely to be a tough exam.
If the experts are believed, the question paper this year contained more conceptual questions. The question paper lacked factual questions based on current affairs. In 2019 question paper, the students were tested on logical abilities and their conceptual understanding. This year the cut-off is expected to reach 105 out of 200.

Writer by passion, journalist by profession, Ankit has a sensitive nose for news, especially about educational affairs.

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