UPSC Final Result 2023: Cut-Off, Key Statistics & Analysis

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The UPSC Final Result 2023 has been announced. This Final Result for the UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) 2023 has thrown up several crucial insights into the ever-evolving dynamics of the exam. This article of NEXT IAS furnishes a detailed analysis of the UPSC Final Result 2023, including the final cut-off, marks trends, and other details.

As the declaration of UPSC Final Result 2023 marks the end of one examination cycle of the UPSC Civil Services Examination (UPSC CSE), a detailed analysis of the result is imperative to gain crucial insights into the current trends and patterns of the UPSC CSE. This, in turn, can help aspirants align their preparation with the current expectations of the UPSC. In the sections that follow various aspects of the UPSC Final Result 2023 have been analyzed in detail.

UPSC CSE 2023 TopperAditya Srivastava
Total Selections1016
Top 10 Rankers6 Females, and 4 Males.
Date of Announcement16 April, 2024

The UPSC has officially released cut-off marks for various stages of the UPSC CSE 2023. The same is discussed in the sections that follow.

The UPSC CSE Prelims Exam consists of two papers – General Studies-I and General Studies-II (CSAT). Only the marks obtained in the General Studies-I are counted for merit ranking. General Studies-II (CSAT) is only qualifying in nature, with minimum qualifying marks of 33%.

The UPSC Prelims Cut-Off 2023 for the different categories of candidates is as follows.

UPSC CSE Prelims Cut-Off 2023
General75.41
EWS68.02
OBC74.75
SC59.25
ST47.82
PwBD-140.40
PwBD-247.13
PwBD-340.40
PwBD-533.68

The past years’ trends of UPSC CSE Prelims Cut-Off for different categories of candidates can be seen as follows.

CategoryUPSC CSE Prelims Cut-Off 2022UPSC CSE Prelims Cut-Off 2021UPSC CSE Prelims Cut-Off 2020UPSC CSE Prelims Cut-Off 2019UPSC CSE Prelims Cut-Off 2018
General88.2287.5492.519898
OBC87.5489.1289.1295.3496.66
ST69.3570.7168.7177.3483.34
SC74.0875.4174.848284
PWD 149.8468.0270.0653.3473.34
PWD 258.5967.3363.9444.6653.34
PWD 340.4043.0940.8261.3440.00
PWD 441.7645.8042.8661.3445.34
EWS82.8380.1477.5590

The UPSC CSE Mains Exam comprises nine papers, with seven contributing to merit ranking. The English Language and Indian Language Papers are only qualifying in nature and marks obtained therein are not considered for merit.

The UPSC Mains Cut-Off 2023 for the different categories of candidates is as follows.

UPSC CSE Mains Cut-Off 2023
General741
EWS706
OBC712
SC694
ST692
PwBD-1673
PwBD-2718
PwBD-3396
PwBD-5445

The past years’ trends of UPSC CSE Mains Cut-Off for different categories of candidates can be seen as follows.

CategoryUPSC CSE Mains Cut-Off 2022UPSC CSE Mains Cut-Off 2021UPSC CSE Mains Cut-Off 2020UPSC CSE Mains Cut-Off 2019UPSC CSE Mains Cut-Off 2018
GENERAL748745736751774
OBC714707698718732
ST706700682699719
SC699700680706719
PWD 1677688648663711
PWD 2706712699698696
PWD 3351388425374520
PWD 4419560300561460
EWS715713687696

The UPSC Final Cut-Off is derived by combining candidates’ scores in the Mains Examination as well as that in the Personality Test (Interview). Candidates who score equal to or more than the UPSC Final Cut-Off marks make it to the final list. They are, then, allocated different services based on their rank, service preferences, and the number of vacancies.

The UPSC Final Cut-Off 2023 for the different categories of candidates is as follows.

UPSC Final Cut-off 2023UPSC Mains Cut-off 2023Difference between Final Cut-Off and Mains Cut-Off 2023
General953741212
EWS923706217
OBC919712207
SC890694196
ST891692199
PwBD-1894673221
PwBD-2930718212
PwBD-3756396360
PwBD-5589445144

The past years’ trends of UPSC CSE Final Cut-Off for different categories of candidates can be seen as follows.

CategoryUPSC CSE Final Cut-off 2022UPSC CSE Final Cut-off 2021UPSC CSE Final Cut-off 2020UPSC CSE Final Cut-off 2019UPSC CSE Final Cut-off 2018
General960953944961982
OBC923910907925938
SC893886875898912
ST900883876893912
PWD 1879892867861899
PWD 2913932910890908
PWD 3632689675653754
PWD 4590701465708718
EWS926916894909

The UPSC CSE consists of three stages – Preliminary Examination (Prelims), Main (Written) Examination (Mains), and Personality Test (Interview). A candidate has to clear one stage in order to be eligible to appear for the next stage. Having an idea of the success rate is desirable to gauge the level of competition at each stage of the UPSC CSE.

A detailed analysis of the success rate for the different stages of the UPSC CSE 2023 has been given in the following sections.

Number of Candidates AppliedNumber of Candidates AppearedNumber of Candidates QualifiedSuccess Rate
13,00,000 (approx.)5-6 lacs (estimated)
Note: Actual figure is not yet released by the UPSC.
14,6242-3% (estimated)
Note: The exact figure will depend on the actual figure of the number of candidates who appeared.
Number of Candidates AppearedNumber of Candidates QualifiedSuccess Rate
14,6242,91619.93%
Number of Candidates AppearedNumber of Candidates QualifiedSuccess Rate
2,9161,01634.84%
UPSC CSE 2022
Number of Candidates AppearedNumber of Candidates QualifiedSuccess Rate
UPSC CSE Prelims 20225,73,73513,0902.28%
UPSC CSE Mains 202213,0902,52919.32%
UPSC CSE Final Result 20222,52993336.89%
UPSC CSE 2021
Number of Candidates AppearedNumber of Candidates QualifiedSuccess Rate
UPSC CSE Prelims 20215,08,61910,0001.96%
UPSC CSE Mains 202110,0001,82318.23%
UPSC CSE Final Result 20211,82368537.57%

A total of 1016 candidates have been declared finally selected in the UPSC CSE 2023. The break-up of this total selection for various categories of candidates can be seen as follows.

GeneralEWSOBCSCSTTotal
347115303165861016

The successful candidates are yet to be allocated services. Thus, the exact number of Service-wise Final Result is not yet known. However, a general overview of the number of candidates from each category finally selected for various services can be seen through the number of vacancies announced under the UPSC CSE 2023. The same is depicted in the table below.

GeneralEWSOBCSCSTTotal
IAS7317492714180
IFS160410050237
IPS8020553213200
Central Services Group ‘A’258641608645613
Group ‘B’ Services4710291512113
Total474115303165861143

In a clear reflection of the nation’s progress towards achieving gender equality, the female candidates are progressively securing their deserved representation in civil services.

  • Female candidates have grabbed 6 out of the top 10 ranks in the CSE 2023.
    • This is a significant jump from 4 out of the top 10 in the CSE 2022.
  • In terms of overall selections, 352 out of a total of 1016 results in the UPSC CSE 2023 are females.
    • For the UPSC CSE 2022, this number was 320 out of a total of 933 selections.

The exact figure of finally selected candidates who are from Science & Engineering backgrounds is not yet available. However, as per the available information, around 50% of the top 20 rankers in the UPSC CSE 2023 have an engineering and science academic background.

The UPSC has not yet officially published data regarding the final selections in the UPSC CSE 2023 from various optional subjects. However, the news reports provide the following information in this regard:

  • Most of the top 20 rankers opted for the optional subjects from humanities and social sciences in the main written exam.
  • Among the top 5 rankers, 2 had Anthropology, 1 had Sociology, and 1 had Economics as their optional subjects.
  • Failures are not blockades: The result has once again established that failures are not blockades, but catalysts for a major success.
    • In the top 20, most of the candidates have achieved their desired success in two or more attempts.
    • For example, it took 5 attempts for Rank 4 Siddharth Ramkumar and 6 attempts for Rank 5 Ruhani to realize their dreams.
  • Fortune favors the brave: Many of the finally selected candidates had to face failures in prelims or mains in their earlier attempts. But, instead of getting discouraged, they kept going and achieved their dreams.
    • For example, Rank 1 Aditya Srivastava could not even clear the Prelims in his first attempt in 2021.
    • So, candidates who have not yet achieved success should remain hopeful and steadfast in pursuing their cherished dreams.
  • Perseverance and consistency are the key: Perseverance and Consistency are easily perceptible in the preparation journey of most of the toppers.
    • For example, Rank 2 Animesh Pradhan, who had already lost his father a few years back, lost his mother to cancer a few months before this UPSC Interview 2023. However, he maintained focus even in these difficulties to realize his coveted dream.
  • Right guidance is a must: A final selection in the UPSC CSE entails smart work done in the right direction. This, in turn, requires the right guidance.
    • Right guidance is also a must to ensure that one’s hard work is also smart.

The UPSC Final Result 2023 has, once again, emphasized that the path to becoming a civil servant is undoubtedly challenging but immensely rewarding. Along with hard work, the right guidance is very much necessary to sail through this journey. As one exam cycle ends and the next one starts, future aspirants are advised to gear up with renewed vigor and commitment to excel in the upcoming exam.

We congratulate all the successful candidates and convey our best wishes for a bright career in civil services!

Team NEXT IAS

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