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Civil Services Prelims 2016 Expected Cut-Off Marks and Question Paper Analysis

Aug 9, 2016 12:08 IST

IAS Prelims 2016 cut off list

IAS Prelims Cut off is one of the main topics of discussion after the IAS prelims Exam. The IAS aspirants and the coaching institutes keep giving hypothetical cut off marks for the IAS Prelims Exam which is beyond the reality. The cut off marks depends on the level of difficulty of the question paper and the overall preparation of the IAS aspirants. The second preposition is very difficult to ascertain. On the basis of average preparation and the previous year trends we deduce the Cutoff marks with IAS Prelims analysis.

We have arrived to a conclusion that this year the Cut off marks for the IAS Prelims Exam will increase to greater than 110 Marks for the general candidates and rest of the cut off marks will increase accordingly. The nature of questions was direct from the text books and current affairs and the dificulty level was rather moderate baring one or two questions.

IAS Prelims 2016 GS Answer Key

IAS Prelims 2016 Cut-Off Marks

The IAS Prelims General Studies Question Paper was of Moderate Difficulty level and not so hard but the keeping in mind the details asked in the Current Affairs questions and the questions having the obvious answers the Cutoff for the IAS Prelims Exam General Studies will rise from the last year.

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IAS Prelims 2016 Cut off Marks

   IAS  Prelims        General  Studies

2013 (out of 400)

2014 (Out of 385)

2015(Out of 200)







OBC(Other Backward Classes)





SC(Scheduled Caste)










IAS Prelims Exam 2016 GS Question Paper:  Break-up of Questions

Serial No


No of Questions


Indian Polity



Geographical Phenomenons and Indian Geography



General Science and Technology



Ecology and Environment 



Social and Economic Development



History of India And Modern History


7 Art and Culture 4
8 Government Programs+Missions+Schemes 10


Current Affairs and Miscellaneous


IAS Prelims Analysis

The UPSC IAS Prelims Exam 2016 has been conducted on 7th August, 2016. IAS Prelims General Studies Paper I was conducted in the first session and the General Studies II CSAT in the Second. It is very important to understand the process of Examination with the correct information and Analysis. It is a trend that the number of person who appears in the IAS Prelims Exam is around 50 % of the Number of Total Applicants.

IAS Prelims 2016 GS II CSAT Answer Key

IAS Prelims Question Paper Analyis is very important for all the IAS aspirants as it helps in the IAS Preparation for the IAS Prelims Exam 2017 which is scheduled in the month of June 2017. The IAS Prelims GS Questions Breakup is given here with the detail analysis of each and every Question in the upcoming articles.

The Aspirants are more curious to know the whole analysis of General Studies Paper I and Paper II. As usual the General Studies Paper I was much surprising for the aspirants because it did not followed the trend of asking questions from static portion of the various subjects and was tilted towards the Current Affairs Topics and Economy topics. Around 48 questions were asked from the Current Affairs and 45 questions appeared from Jagranjosh’current affairs section itself. The usual trend of asking questions from Geography was missing.

The aspirants who didn’t cover the Current Affairs topics of last at least 6 months, the Paper was quite terrifying for them. The General Studies Paper I consist of almost of 48 questions from the dynamic or Current Affairs section alone while the only 50 questions has been asked from the static portion which is quite different from the previous trend of asking questions in IAS Prelims Exam.
However, there are reasonable number of questions has been asked from Science and Technology, Environment and Ecology and Government Schemes and various policies.


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