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IAS Mains Result 2017 Released

UPSC declared the official result for the 2017 Mains exam held on October 2017. Roughly more than 2500 candidates were shortlisted for the Interview.

Team NeoStencil wishes the very all the very best to all the Mains qualified candidates.

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About UPSC

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is an organization that recruits staff for various posts in the ministries and departments under government of India including Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS) and other Central Services (Group 'A' and Group 'B'). UPSC also conducts examinations for the recruitment in various departments of the state. One of the most prestigious exams in India is the IAS exams also known as the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) Civil Service Examination. It is conducted in two phases which includes Preliminary and Mains exam. A candidate who clears Preliminary and Mains exams can attend the interview and based on the final merit list the candidate will be posted for training.

Mains Examination

This is the second stage of the exam. Only those candidates who qualify the Preliminary exam are eligible for the Mains examination. It contains a total of nine papers including an optional subject. All the papers are subjective in nature where the candidates have to write answers in the space provided by the UPSC in the answer sheets.

The nine papers are as follows-
  • Paper A - Indian Language (Compulsory)
  • Paper B - English (Compulsory)
  • Paper I - Essay
  • Paper II - General Studies I
  • Paper III - General Studies II
  • Paper IV - General Studies III
  • Paper V - General Studies IV
  • Paper VI & VII - Optional Subject

Language papers are compulsory and qualifying in nature. Candidates must score a minimum of 25% of marks i.e. 75/300. The marks are not added while calculating mains scores of the candidate. The candidate can choose any language out of the 22 as mentioned in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution, while the English language paper is compulsory for all. The other seven papers are of 250 marks each. UPSC has provided a list of subjects out of which the candidate has to select one as their optional subject. The Essay and 4 General Studies papers are common for all. The result for the Mains examination is usually declared after more than two months from the last day of the exam.

Expected Date of Results for Mains 2017

Union Public Service Commission releases results for Mains every year in the month of February. However, it is expected that this year results will be declared in January as the Mains exam was conducted earlier this time. Candidates can check their results on official UPSC website.

UPSC Exam Results 2016

The UPSC Civil Services Mains written exam was held from December 3 to December 9, 2016. Around 11,35,943 candidates applied for the Preliminary exam but only 4,59,659 candidates actually appeared for the exam and about 15,452 candidates qualified to the UPSC mains examination. Based on the results of the written part of Civil Services Examination 2016 and the interviews for Personality Test, UPSC has selected 1099 candidates for the appointment to Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service; and Central Services, Group 'A' and Group 'B' services. The Union Public Service Commission declared the final results of the Civil Services Examination 2016 on its official website on 31st May 2017. Out of 1099 candidates, 846 males and 253 females including 44 physically handicapped candidates (22 orthopedically handicapped, 7 visually challenged and 15 hearing impaired) have successfully cleared the exam and are recommended to be posted in the government services.

UPSC Exam 2016 Toppers

Nandini K R, graduate of BE (Civil Engg) degree from MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, topped the UPSC Civil Services Examination in 2016 while Anmol Sher Singh Bedi and Gopalakrishna Ronanki secured the second and third ranks respectively. Among the 25 UPSC toppers, 18 were men and seven were women. In the top ten, there were 7 male candidates and 3 female candidates. Out of the successful candidates, 500 are of the general category, 347 of the Other Backward Class category followed by 163 of the Scheduled Castes and 89 from Scheduled Tribe categories.

UPSC 2016 Cut-Off

The UPSC Cut off score for UPSC exam is the lowest score that candidates must obtain to qualify the different stages of Civil Services Examination. Candidates can check Civil Services cutoff marks for Mains and Final exam 2016 below:

CategoryCS MainsCS Final
PH 1713927
PH 2740951
PH 3545817

A total number of 1099 candidates have been recommended for various posts as per the following break-up:

500 ( incl. 19 PH-1, 04 PH-2 & 12 PH-3 )347 ( incl. 03 PH-1, 03 PH-2 & 03 PH-3)163891099 (incl. 22 PH-1, 07 PH-2 & 15 PH-3)

According to the Rule 16 (4) & (5) of the Civil Services Examination Rules 2016, below given is the consolidated Reserve List of 172 candidates:


Posting to the various Services will be made as per the number of vacancies created by considering provisions contained in the Rules for the Examination. :

Central Services Group A 3061668843603
Group B Services107832417231

*includes 44 PH vacancies (22 PH-1, 07 PH-2 & 15 PH-3)

Steps to Download UPSC Civil Services Result in 2016

  1. Go to the official website of the UPSC (
  2. Click on Civil Service results 2016 notification.
  3. Enter your details in the fields provided.


After being appointed to the Indian Administrative Service once, the candidate will not be eligible to compete in the Civil Services Examination 2017. If a candidate takes up an exam before the commencement of the previous year s result then it shall be considered as void of being posted to any services under UPSC. Overall, irrespective of whether you are appointed to a service or not after your results are published you are considered a member of the administrative services.

Hope the above results motivate the aspiring candidates to score well in the upcoming competitive examinations for Indian Administrative Services.

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