UPSC Prelims 2016 General Studies Paper – I Analysis

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Civil Services Prelims Exam 2016 General Studies Paper – I Analysis

The 2016 CSP GS Paper 1 belied a few expectations. It was far more factual and “current” than what was generally expected. So “memory” played a fairly big part in this paper. One clear departure from the past is that there were fewer analytical questions than what was anticipated.
Someone who is highly “data” and “fact” oriented would have done well in the paper. This paper carried forward CSP 2016 paper’s with a lot of vigour.
We expect the cutoffs to be marginally higher than last year.
A good attempt in this paper would have been 80 +. There were about 45 questions that everyone would have attempted. The rest would have been based on the comfort of each individual.
Detailed analysis is given in the table given below:
S. No.
Topics
No. Of Qs.
1
POLITY
7
2
HISTORY/Art & CULTURE
15
3
Science & TECH
8
4
GEOGRAPHY & AGRICULTURE
7
5
ECONOMY
18
6
ECOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT
18
7
MISC. GK/CURRENT AFFAIRS
27
Total
100
As per our analysis there were 36 questions that were easy, 43 that were moderate and 21 that were tough.
On this basis we expect the cut-offs to be as follows:

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

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