UPSC 2016 answer key: Union Public Service Commission has conducted the Civil Services (preliminary) examination on August, 7, 2016. The examination was conducted 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 exam analysis. As per Chanakya Academy’s AK Mishra, this year too, there is focus on multiple questions.
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 is 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.
Overall, this year questions were on current affairs, system and governance, law, social and economic law and there changes. As per Mishra, the cut-off for an average student will be around 110-120 numbers. The candidates can also check the unofficial answer key by AK Mishra.
The candidates can also check the unofficial answer key by AK Mishra
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 the examination is 1079 which include 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.