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IAS Exam Results, Answer Keys and Cutoff: Check

Updated On - December 11th 2018 by SONAL ROHATGI


UPSC will declare IAS Results (Mains) in January 2019. The marks, cut off marks and answer keys of screening test held through Prelims will be uploaded only after the entire process of Mains Exam concludes i.e. after the declaration of final result of Civil Services Examination. Check IAS 2018 Cut off

  • The results of Civil Services Prelims was released on July 14, 2018, declared qualifiers were called for the Interview Round. Check IAS Selection Process
  • Prelims qualifiers have to apply again in the Detailed Application Form (CSM) for Mains Exam, available at
  • The e-admit card and the schedule of Main examination will be uploaded on the Commission’s website around 3 weeks before the exam. 
  • UPSC provides reservation in vacancies to students from SC, ST and OBC category which ranges from 16% to 25% of the total vacancies. Check IAS Reservation Criteria
UPSC Declares Civil Services Prelims Exam Results – Click Here

IAS Exam Result Dates 2018

It is very important for every candidate who is preparing for IAS 2018 to keep note and remember all the important dates. Given below are all the result dates for the three stages:

UPSC Civil Services (IAS) ResultsIAS Prelims 2018IAS Mains 2018IAS Interviews 2018
Exam DateJune 3, 2018August 28 – 30 and September 6 -7, 2018to be announced
Declaration of IAS ResultJuly 14, 2018January 2019to be announced
SignificanceIndicates roll nos. of candidates who can appear for Civil Services Mains exam.Indicates roll nos. of candidates who can appear for Civil Services Personality Test/ Interviews. Marks obtained in Mains exam get added to interview scores for the final result.Selected candidates join Civil Services to services and posts in Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS), Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS) and other posts.
Documents required for next stageDAF (CSM), admit card of IAS MainsQuestionnaire, Attestation Form and TA FormDocuments for joining

Read more:UPSC IAS Mains 2018

IAS Answer Key 2018

  • Union Public Service Commission releases IAS answer key within the time period of one month after the completion of exam.
  • A Candidate who has appeared in IAS exam can download Answer Key from the official website of UPSC.
  • UPSC Civil Services Answer Key is available for all sets of question booklet given in the UPSC Entrance Exam. It will be helpful in predicting the marks.

How to download IAS Answer Key?

ias answer key

  1. Visit the official website of IAS i.e.
  2. Look for the link ‘Check IAS Answer Key 2018’
  3. Enter registration number and date of birth
  4. IAS Answer Key will be displayed
  5. Calculate your marks
  6. Download it for further use

How to Calculate Marks through IAS Answer Key 2018?

The candidates can check their probable score by following the underlaid instructions and then adding the marks as per the IAS Answer Key 2018:

  1. Once you have the answer key with you, start matching the answers one by one.
  2. Keep adding marks of the correct answers
  3. Deduct marks for incorrect answers
  4. Take help from IAS Exam Pattern 
  5. In the end, total your marks
  6. You will have your estimated score

How to Check IAS Exam Results?

IAS Exam Results are declared separately for all the stages. It will be declared on the official website of UPSC only. To view IAS Exam Result, candidates can enter their registration number and date of birth. Here are some simple steps to check IAS Exam Results:

how to check ias exam results

  1. Visit the official webpage of UPSC i.e.
  2. A link is provided on the homepage of the website to check the UPSC Results
  3. Click on the link
  4. IAS Exam Result is available in pdf format
  5. Download the pdf file and search for the roll no. in the list
  6. Save file for further use

Stages of Declaration of IAS Exam Results

IAS Exam Result is declared in 3 stages as given below:

ias result

  1. IAS Exam Results (Prelims)
  2. IAS Exam Results (Mains)
  3. IAS Exam Results (Final)

These stages are explained in detail below:

  1. IAS Exam Results (Prelims) is declared in the month of August. IAS Prelims is the first stage of IAS Selection Process. Only the candidate who qualifies this stage is allowed to sit for the Mains exam.
  2. IAS Exam Results (Mains) is the stage after Prelims. On the basis of the marks obtained by a candidate in IAS Mains, he will further be called for Personality Test or Interview. IAS Exam Results for Mains is expected to be released in December.
  3. IAS Exam Results (Final) is expected to be out in January 2018. IAS Final Result is declared on basis of the marks obtained by the candidate in Mains Exam and Personality Test or Interview. Candidate who secures the highest marks out of the aggregate marks will come out as toppers.

How to Access IAS Exam Marksheet?

UPSC releases the Mark sheet of Exam for both preliminary and mains exam. Mark sheets are released after the declaration of IAS Exam Results for all the candidates who appeared. Candidates willing to check their marksheet can log-in using their roll number and date of birth. They must take its print for further use.

Unable to access IAS Exam Mark-Sheet

In case a candidate faces any problem while accessing IAS Exam Result or mark sheet, he can directly contact the Facilitation Counter of Service Commission. It is near the Examination Hall Building in its Campus at Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi. Candidates may obtain any information/clarification regarding their result of the above-mentioned examination on all working days between 10 am to 5 pm.

Contact No. 011-23385271, 011-23098543 or 011-23381125.

IAS Cut off 2018 (Expected)

IAS Cut off is the minimum marks that a candidate must score in order to seek recruitment. The cut off varies for all different categories. It will be decided by UPSC. Here is the expected cut off for IAS 2018:

PH 1101-170550-615800-820
PH 289-120550-630780-835
PH 360-125450-515690-726

Check IAS Cut off

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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