PPSC 2021 Preliminary Exam Expected Cut-off

By Ashutosh Yadav|Updated : February 17th, 2021

PPSC Prelims Exam Expected Cut Off 2021, Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) has conducted Prelims of Combined Competitive Examination 2020 on 13.02.2021. 

The Preliminary exam of PPSC CCE 2021 has been conducted in two shifts of 2-hour duration each. The PPSC CCE Prelims question paper consists of 100 objective type single choice questions in Paper-1 and 80 questions in Paper-2 each for 200 marks. There is no negative marking for the wrong responses.

This article should let you go through the  PPSC PT Expected Cut off 2021, and also various the cutoffs of the previous examination. 

PPSC CCE 2021 Expected Cut-off!! Now that the preliminary stage of the Punjab Public Service Commission Combined Competitive Preliminary Examination 2021 (PPSC CCE) is over, there is one obvious question in every candidate's mind: What is going to be the cutoff for this PPSC CCE's Prelims exam. In this Article, Experts from BYJU'S Exam Prep after a careful analysis will give you the expected cutoffs for PPSC CCE 2021 Prelims exam. Along with the expected cutoffs in this article, you will also find the direct links to download the Questions Paper PDFs, Answer key and a complete analysis of PPSC CCE 2021. 

PPSC CCE Prelims Expected Cut Off 2021

While deciding the cut-off the following factors have to be taken into account for any exam which are:

  1. No. of Post
  2. No. of students appeared
  3. Level of the Paper

 After interacting with many students and understanding and comparing the level of question paper with the previous year papers and their cutoffs we have come to the following conclusions:

  • The level of Paper was Moderate to Difficult.
  • The number of students that appeared to give the examination.
  • and one of the most important factors is the number of vacancies that were released in the official notification was 77.

After analysing the above data, the expected cutoff for the PPSC CCE 2021 Prelims exam is given below:

Exam No. of Posts

Cut off Marks (Out of 400)



PPSC 2020(Expected Cut-off)




The students are advised to calculate their score using the answer key link given below, as it will give them an idea about their exam and they can soon start preparing for the next stage of the examination.

PPSC Cut-off: Types and Stages

PPSC in its official notification has mentioned the following types of Cut-off for PPSC CCE 20201 Examination:

  1. Qualifying Cut-off
  2. Category-wise Cut-off
  3. Overall Cut-off

PPSC Qualifying Cut-off

According to the official notification, the cut-off of PPSC CCE 2021 Preliminary exam will be decided on the basis that the number of candidates to be selected for PPSC CCE Mains Examination will be 13 times the vacancies released which is 77. 

For the Mains Examination, a number of candidates, not more than 3 times the vacancies will be selected for the Interview.

The following minimum qualifying cut-off has been set by the PPSC:


Qualifying Marks in PPSC Mains

Qualifying marks in Individual Mains Papers







After Interview the following over-all minimum marks have been set by PPSC:

CategoryQualifying Over-all Marks(Including Interview)

PPSC Cutoff Stages 

The PPSC will announce the PPSC cutoff separately for Prelims, Mains Exam and then Final cutoff which will include the interview marks as well.
PPSC Cut Off for Preliminary CCE Exam: Candidates who clear the PPSC CCE Prelims cutoff will be eligible to write the Mains Exam. The PPSC Prelims Result contains the list of candidates who clear the PPSC cutoff for Prelims exam. The PPSC preliminary exam cut off will be calculated based on the marks scored by the applicants out of a total of 400 marks(200 marks for each Paper)

PPSC Cut Off for Mains Exam:  PPSC 2021 cut off of mains exam will be calculated out of 1350 marks. Candidates who clear the Mains cutoff will be called for the next and final round: Personal Interview. 

PPSC Final Cut Off: This is the final PPSC cutoff. A list of selected candidates is published who clear the final cutoff which is calculated as per Mains & Interview Marks. The Interview is allotted 150 Marks in PPSC and the final cut-off will be calculated out of 1500 marks.

PPSC CCE 2021 Answer Key: Check here

The Candidates who did not appear for this year's exam and are aiming for the next year's Paper can download the question paper from the link given below:

PPSC CCE 2021 Question Paper PDFs

PPSC CCE 2021 Exam Analysis: Check Here 

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