UPSC 2017 prelims is over today. Union Public Service Commission UPSC prelims answer key 2017 for paper 1 and paper 2 as well is being uploaded here along with question paper. UPSC answer key for IAS prelims 2017 of General Studies paper 1, paper 2 will be available within by 6 pm. Stay tuned. Read on for UPSC prelims exam analysis, question paper and updates on UPSC Prelims 2017 answer key.
UPSC prelims 2017 structure, marking scheme
The preliminary exam (screening test) comprises of two papers; General Studies (GS) Paper 1 and General Studies (GS) Paper 2. Both the papers carry 200 marks, hence the total maximum marks in Prelims comes as 400 marks.
The candidates were allotted a test centre for the Preliminary exam which also mentioned the test timing and subject names. Paper 1 (General Studies) started at 9.30 am, while Paper 2 commenced from 2.30 pm. The major portion in GS Paper 1 comprised of questions on History and Culture, Science and Technology, Geography and Agriculture, Economy, Ecology and Environment, General Awareness and Current Affairs. GS Paper 2 comprised of questions to test comprehension, logical reasoning and analytical ability, quantitative and verbal ability of the applicants. Overall, GS Paper 1 had 100 questions of 200 marks, while GS Paper 2 had 80 questions of 200 marks.
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The negative marking will remain applicable in the UPSC Prelims exam and 1/3 marks allotted to a particular question will be deducted for each wrong answer. The shortlisting of the candidates for the main exam will be based on the performance in the Prelims. As per the revised rules, the candidates are required to score minimum 33% marks in GS Paper 2, while the marks obtained in GS Paper 1 will be used for screening the candidates for mains.
UPSC IAS prelims 2017 answer key
While official answer key for the prelims will take some time to be released, many of the premium coaching centres and online test preparation portals do upload the answer keys of IAS Prelims exam.
Chanakya IAS Academy has released the answer key of GS Paper 1. The question paper will be updated here. The UPSC Prelims 2017 answer key booklet-wise is here:
UPSC IAS prelims answer key 2017 may be released by these institutions: Vajiram and Ravi, Career Launcher, Resonance, Shankar IAS Academy, Chanakya IAS Academy, Vision IAS and the online portals like Mrunal, NeoStencil, Unacademy and many more.
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