UPSC IAS Main Exam Admit Card 2016 Prelims Results Cut Off

By | 2016/08/01

UPSC IAS Main Exam Admit Card 2016 Prelims Results Cut Off

The Union Public Service Commission had announced a notification for the Civil Services examination. The prelims examination was conducted recently. The candidates who are qualified in the prelims examination are called for the main examination. The main examination is going to be commenced from 3rd September 2016 onwards. The admit card, examination dates & other information related to the main examination are mentioned in the below article.

Brief Details Regarding UPSC IAS Main Examination 2016:

Association Name: Union Public Service Commission.

Notification about: Main Examination of Civil Services.

Examination mode: Descriptive.

Official website:

Selection Procedure:

  1. Prelims Exam.
  2. Main Examination.
  3. Interview.

UPSC IAS Prelims Results 2016:

The Prelims Exam was conducted recently and the results for UPSC Civil Prelims Exam are now available on the official website. The aspirants can download their results using their hall ticket number. The applicants who qualified in the exam can start checking the main examination details from the website.

UPSC IAS Main Exam Syllabus 2016:

The Main examination of Civil Services consists of 7 papers. The candidate can write 2 papers per day.

Paper 1:
Essay Writing- 250 marks.

Paper 2:
General Studies – 1 (History & Geography of the society & world, Indian Culture & Heritage): 250 marks.

Paper 3:
General Studies – 2 (Constitution, Social Justice, Governance, Polity & International Relations): 250 marks.

Paper 4:
General Studies- 3 (Economic Development, Environment, Technology, Biodiversity, Security & Disaster Management): 250 marks.

Paper 5:
General Studies – 4 (Integrity, Aptitude & Ethics): 250 marks.

Paper 6:
Optional Subject – Paper 1.

Paper 7:
Optional Subject – Paper 2.

Personality Test for 275 marks.

List of Optional Subjects for the Main:

  • Agriculture.
  • Civil Engineering.
  • Economics.
  • Commerce and Accountancy.
  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  • Botany.
  • Electrical Engineering.
  • Anthropology.
  • Public Administration.
  • History.
  • Management.
  • Philosophy.
  • Law.
  • Psychology.
  • Mathematics.
  • Physics.
  • Zoology.
  • Geology.
  • Medical Science.
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Political Science and International Relations.
  • Literature of any one of the following languages.

UPSC IAS Main Exam Date:

The UPSC Civil Services Main exam will be starting from 3rd September 2016. The examination Time Table for the UPSC civil services Main will be updated on the official website shortly.

UPSC IAS Hall Ticket 2016:

The hall tickets for the Main examination will be available before a week of the examination. All the selected candidates of prelims examination can download hall tickets from the official website.

How to Download Admit Card:
  • Open the official website of the UPSC Civil Services.
  • Click on the link to download the admit cards for Main examination.
  • Enter the required details.
  • Click on submit.
  • Take a print & keep it in the safe place.

UPSC IAS Prelims Cutoff Marks:

The cutoff marks of UPSC Civil Services prelims examination 2016 will be updated soon on the official website. The cutoff marks from 2005-15 are available for the reference.

Year Cutoff Marks Percentage
2012: 209/450 52.25
2013: 241/450 60.25
2014: 205/450 51.25
2015: 107.34/200 53.67

Cutoff marks for UPSC Civil Services Main Examination:

The cutoff marks for the UPSC Civil Service Main 2016 will be available after the examination. for the reference of candidates the cutoff marks for the previous years are mentioned here.

Year Main marks Main percentage Main +Interview marks Main + Interview percentage
2011: 842 42.1% 1090 47.39%
2012: 700 35% 936 40.69%
2013; 562/1750 32.1% 755/2025 38.27%
2014: 678/1750 38.74% 889/2025 43.90%
2015: 676/1750 38.62% 877/2025 43.30%

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