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UPPSC PCS Cut Offs - Complete Details

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has declared the exam date for UP PSC Prelims Exam 2021 and will declare the dates for the mains and interview soon on its official website. The commission conducts this exam every year to fill vacancies in various categories in different departments, and it has declared a total of 400 vacancies for 2021. 

The commission will also declare the UPPSC PCS Cut Off 2021 along with the result on its official web portal @uppsc.up.nic.inThis cut-off list will include the minimum marks that aspirants must score to qualify for the UP PCS exam. The commission will call only those applicants who will score more or equal to the cut-off marks mentioned in the list. As the UPPSC PCS Exam includes three stages, the commission will release three cut-off lists; one after the prelims, one after the mains, and one after the interview. 

We advise applicants to check the previous year's cut-off lists to have a rough idea about the marks they need to score and prepare accordingly. UPPSC has released the cut-off lists for 2019 and 2020 separately for all the posts and categories. So, applicants can visit the official web portal to get an idea of their score goal. Read further to learn more about cut-off lists, like the step-by-step process to check the cut-off list and factors influencing the cut-off.

Previous Year’s UPPSC PCS Cut Off

UPPSC fills various posts with PCS exam, including Deputy Collector Block Development Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Tax), Assistant Regional Transport Officer, District Commandant Home Guards, Cane Inspector, and Assistant Sugar Commissioner, Treasury Officer/Accounts Officer (Treasury), etc. It conducts the exam in three stages; prelims, mains, interviews, and releases cut-off lists after each stage. It calls only those students for the next round who score the eligible cut-off marks. 

With the previous year’s cut-offs of the UPPSC PCS Exam, the applicants get an idea about the trends in marks. The applicants can set their target according to the previous year’s marks trends. Hence, aspirants must check the previous year’s data to get a rough idea of the UPPSC PCS Cut Off 2021.

UPPSC PCS Cut Off 2020

UPPSC has released post-wise and category-wise cut-off marks of UP PCS Exam 2020 on its web portal. We have also included the cut-off list 2020 for the post of Deputy Collector in this guide. Check below to know the minimum and maximum marks for this particular post:

UPPSC Final PCS Cut Off 2020 for Deputy Collector Posts

S.No.CategoryMinimum MarksMaximum Marks

UPPSC Prelims Cut Off 2020

The commission is yet to release the official UPPSC cut-off for prelims and mains as well. The PCS Prelims cut off is expected to be in the range mentioned below:

CategoryCut Off

UPPSC PCS Prelims Cut Off 2019

The commission has also released the UPPSC PCS Cut Off 2019 on its official web portal. We advise the applicants to download it to see the cut-off marks for different posts and categories. Read further to check cut-off marks for 2019.

UPPSC Prelims PCS Cut Off 2019 for Executive Group Posts

S.No.CategoryMinimum MarksMaximum Marks

UPPSC PCS Prelims Cut Off 2018

The UPPSC PCS Prelims 2018 cut-off is mentioned below. 

Various PostGeneralOBCSCST
Labour Officer139139135
ACF/ RFO136136123
Food Security Officer12012010380
District Information Officer11511597
Agriculture (Group B)107 (M)80 (W)107 (M)80 (W)10066

Expected UPPSC PCS Cut Off 2021 

We have calculated the expected cut-off for the year 2021 considering the previous year’s trends, the difficulty level of the exams, the number of candidates who appeared for the exam, and the total number of released vacancies. We have shared below the UPPSC PCS Prelims Expected Cut Off 2021 for all categories. Applicants may refer to the table to get a rough idea of the expected cut-off marks and set their target.

CategoryExpected Cut Off Marks

The above table only shows the expected cut-off for the prelims exam. Applicants can visit UPPSC’s official web portal to check 2019, 2020 cut-off lists. On the portal, applicants will find detailed information about each category and post. These lists prove to be very helpful while preparing for the exam.

Factors affecting the UPPSC PCS Cut Off 

UPPSC releases the cut-off lists with the results. They calculate the cut-off marks depending upon factors, including 

  • Number of students who appeared for the exam
  • Number of vacancies released for recruitment
  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • Category
  • Previous year’s trends

Steps to check UPPSC PCS Cut Off 2021

The commission will release the UPPSC PCS Cut Off 2021 lists on its official web portal after the prelims, mains, and interviews. They will upload the cut-off lists for different categories and posts separately. These lists will help the applicants to know whether or not they are eligible for the next round. So, every applicant must know the steps to check the cut-off list. Follow the step-by-step instructions mentioned below to see the cut-off marks.

  • Visit the official web portal @uppsc.up.nic.in.
  • Search for the ‘UPPSC PCS Cut Off’ link and select it.
  • The UPPSC PCS Cut Off 2021 will open up in a new window.
  • Check cut off marks category and post-wise
  • Download it to your system for future references.


As the UPPSC PCS Exam is scheduled for October 2021, the applicants have little time left for preparation. Also, the board has declared the PCS Cut Off for 2019 and 2020 just a few days back. So, applicants may refer to those lists, and our expected UPPSC PCS Cut Off 2021 and set their objectives for acing the exam.


What is the selection process for UPPSC PCS Exam – 2021?

The UPPSC PCS Exam – 2021 comprises three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Interview. Prelims exam comprises two papers, and Mains exam comprises 8 papers. Applicants who will clear Prelims will qualify for the Mains Exam. Those who will clear Mains will go for the Interview Round. The final result will be based on the applicant’s performance in all three stages.

What is the salary of a UPPSC PCS Officer? +

The updated salary of UPPSC PCS officers is different for different categories:
The pay grade scale for the junior category officer is Rs. 9300 to 34800 (with Rs 4600 as grade pay)
The pay grade scale for the senior category officer is Rs.15600 to 39100 (with Rs 5400 as grade pay)

Do UPPSC PCS Prelims carry negative marking? +

Yes, there is a negative marking in UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam. For every wrong answer, the exam authority deducts 0.33 marks.

In how many languages are UPPSC PCS Mock Tests available? +

You can attempt the UPPSC PCS Exam Mock Test in two languages - English & Hindi.

What are the special features of Oliveboard’s UPPSC PCS Mock Tests? +

The special features of Oliveboard’s UPPSC PCS Mock Tests are as follows:
1. All Mock tests are based on the latest UPPSC PCS exam pattern.
2. It has special Memory-based mock tests based on the actual exam paper.
3. You can attempt these UPPSC PCS mock tests from anywhere, any time, any day.
4. All Uttar Pradesh Civil Services tests are created by exam toppers, experts and top faculty.
5. The tests provide you with all-India ranking & helps in analysing your performance and improve your weak areas.
6. The entire syllabus of the UPPSC PCS Exam is covered in the mock tests.

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