UPSC IAS prelims exam 2016 answer key and question paper analysis released

UPSC Prelims 2016 answer keys: The answer keys for the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) IAS prelims exam 2016 have been released along with question paper and analysis by several unofficial coaching institutes and online forums.

UPSC Prelims exam 2016 has been conducted today in which around 7-8 lakh aspirants appeared. UPSC Prelims or IAS Prelims exam analysis presented here has been done by the experts.

Union Public Service Commission has conducted the Civil Services (preliminary) examination on August 7, 2016 in two phases. The first phase started from 9.30 am and continued till 11.30 am while the second phase commenced on 2.30 pm and continued till 4.30 pm. The candidates are awaiting for the UPSC Prelims exam analysis. This year too, the multiple choice questions attracted major focus.

upsc prelims examUPSC IAS Prelims is the first stepping stone towards the final dream of becoming a Civil Servant. It is an objective exam and marks secured by a candidate in Prelims are not counted towards the final merit. It is the essential stage of IAS Exam that you need to clear if you want to attempt the IAS Mains Exam. Out of nearly 7-8 lakh candidates that appear for Civil Services Exam annually, 13,000-15,000 candidates are selected to sit for the Main Examination. Hence, there is every reason why each candidate must take the Preliminary Examination seriously.

The Civil Services Exam is conducted to select candidates to fill administrative positions in different All-India Services and central civil services including IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, and IRTS.

The number of vacancies to be filled on the result of UPSC Civil Services exam 2016 are 1079 which includes 34 vacancies reserved for P.H. Category, i.e. 14 vacancies for LDCP, 7 Vacancies for B/LV and 13 Vacancies for H.I. The main examination will be conducted on December 3, 2016.

Detailed analysis is given in the table given below:

S.No. Topics No. Of Questions
1 Polity 7
2 History, Art and Culture 15
3 Science & Tech 8
4 Geography & Agriculture 7
5 Economy 18
6 Ecology & Environment 18
7 Misc. G.K. & Current Affairs 27

As per our analysis, there were 36 questions that were easy, 43 were moderate and 21 were tough. There is a difference in number of questions asked for various subjects. Like in history and culture section, more questions (overall 16) were asked on the Indian culture than on the modern India. The biggest difference was seen in the geography section where number of questions asked are comparatively less than the previous year, especially in the physical geography section.

About 40-45 questions were asked from economy and current affairs. Even in science and technology section, focus was on current topics related to the subject. Few questions were asked in the polity section.

On the basis of the same, the expected cut-off can be as follows:

  • General/Open Category: 110 (+ or -3)
  • OBC: 105 (+ or – 3)
  • SC: 100 (+ or – 3)
  • ST: 95 (+ or – 3)

UPSC Prelims Answer Key : Till last year, the candidates appearing for UPSC Civil Services Prelims exam had to wait for many days till they get UPSC Prelims answer key to assess their performance, but with the arrival of many online portals/platforms to help the Civil Services aspirants, it has become quite easier now-a-days to get the paper solutions. UPSC IAS Prelims answer key has been released for both papers by some of these, BYJU’s, SuperProfs, Neostencil, to name a few. The answer keys prepared by their respective experts are available on their official sites, get them through these links.

Check UPSC Prelims answer key by BYJU’s, SuperProfs, Neostencil.

It is notified to all the candidates that does not hold any responsibility for authenticity of the answer keys published at these portals.

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