UPSC Prelims 2024 Results Released – Download PDF Now to Check Your Result

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As expected, much awaited UPSC Prelims 2024 Result is released within around 15 days of Prelims Exam (We released a post for that). Civil Services Prelims Exam was conducted on 16th June 2024, in 2 sessions, in the Morning and in the evening. Answer key for both the papers were released by us within a day, after thorough analysis. Candidates had been eagerly waiting for the UPSC Prelims Results 2024. In total 14627 candidates have qualified for the mains examination. Use the following link to download the result:

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Download UPSC Prelims 2024 Result PDF

Along with UPSC CSE Result, the result of IFS has also been released, download the UPSC IFS Prelims result 2024 PDF, using the link given below:

Download UPSC IFS Prelims 2024 Result PDF 

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UPSC Prelims Result 2024 – Past trend of Number of Candidates Qualified for Prelims

Any official data on the number of registered candidates is not provided on how many candidates applied for the UPSC Exams, Therefore, for UPSC Prelims 2024 as well, there is no official figure has been published. But as per some reports, around 12-15 lakh candidates have applied for the exam. However, the number of qualified candidates is dependent upon the number of vacancies, not the number of candidates applied for the job. Therefore, total roll numbers in the UPSC Prelims result 2024 should be around 13 times, the number of vacancies. Following is the past trend of Selections –

YearYear wise number of UPSC CSE VacanciesNumber of candidates Qualified for UPSC MainsQualified to Vacancy Ratio

This time there are around 1056 vacancies, therefore the total selected candidates are 14627, which is more than 13 times the vacancies.

How to download the UPSC Prelims 2024 Results?

Visit the Official UPSC Website: Open your web browser and go to the official UPSC website:

Navigate to the ‘Examination’ Section: On the homepage, look for the ‘Examination’ tab in the main menu. Hover over the ‘Examination’ tab, and a dropdown menu will appear. However, UPSC embed the results on the home page for the maximum times.

Find the UPSC Civil Services Examination Link: On the ‘Active Examinations’ page, locate the link for ‘Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2024’. Click on this link to access specific details and updates related to the UPSC Prelims 2024.

Access the Result Link: On the Civil Services Examination page, look for the link that says ‘UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2024 Results’ or similar. Click on the result link. This will direct you to a new page where the results are hosted.

Download the PDF: The results are usually provided in a PDF format. You will see a link to download the PDF file. Click on the ‘Download’ or ‘Click Here to View the Results’ button to open the PDF document.

Check Your Result: Once the PDF is open, use the search function (Ctrl + F) to find your roll number in the list. If your roll number is present, it means you have qualified for the next stage of the examination.

Note: This is the normal process to access the results after 2–3 days of the announcements of the result. However, on the day of announcements, UPSC usually publishes results on the home page.

What is the UPSC CSE 2024 Exam process?

The UPSC Civil Services Examination is a rigorous process that includes the following stages:

Notification release – √ (Done) – 14th Feb 2024

Application filling for Prelims Exam – √ (Done) Till 6th March 

Preliminary Examination – √ (Done) – 16th June 2024 

Result of Preliminary Examination – √ (Done) – 

Availability of DAF 1 (Detailed Application Form)

Main Examination

Result of Main Examination

Availability of DAF 2 (Detailed Application Form):

Personality Test (Interview)

Final Merit List


UPSC CSE Prelims Exam 2024 Pattern

For those, who have not appeared in the UPSC Exam and wondering, what is the pattern of UPSC Prelims Exam. Following is the pattern.

The UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination consists of two papers, both of which are compulsory. The exam serves as a screening test and the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination are not counted for determining the final merit. Here is a detailed explanation of the pattern:

General Studies Paper-I (GS-I)

  • Total Marks: 200
  • Number of Questions: 100
  • Type of Questions: Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Subjects Covered:
    • Current events of national and international importance.
    • History of India and Indian National Movement.
    • Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
    • Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
    • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
    • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity, and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
    • General Science.

General Studies Paper-II (CSAT)

  • Total Marks: 200
  • Number of Questions: 80
  • Type of Questions: Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Subjects Covered:
    • Comprehension.
    • Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
    • Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
    • Decision-making and problem-solving.
    • General mental ability.
    • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level).
    • Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc.) (Class X level).

Key Points to Note

  • Negative Marking: There is a penalty for wrong answers in both papers. One-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty.
  • Qualifying Paper: Paper-II (CSAT) is of qualifying nature and candidates need to score a minimum of 33% (66 marks) to qualify.
  • Merit Ranking: The merit ranking in the Preliminary Examination is based on the marks obtained in GS Paper-I alone, provided the candidate has qualified in GS Paper-II.

What after UPSC Prelims Results 2024?

After the UPSC Prelims 2024 Results, we will have the majority of the candidates who were not able to clear the examination this year. We would suggest to keep patience, take a break of few days to regain the mental strength and analyze your mistakes i.e. the things that not worked for you. You need to start working on getting stronger in your strong areas and improving where you are lagging.

For the Candidates, who have their roll numbers in the UPSC Prelims Results 2024 PDF, don’t let the success of 1st stage get to your head. Start your preparation for next stage, as soon as possible. Start revising the subjects and the answer writing practice. Very soon, DAF 1 will be released.

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