IAS Prelims 2016: Solved Exam Papers, Analysis & Cutoff


General Studies : (Paper 1)

Section wise questions asked in Paper 1:


Geography 07
Polity 06
History + Culture 17
Science and Technology 11
Environment & Ecology 21
Economy 12
Current Affairs 26

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Civil Services Aptitude Test : (Paper 2)

Civil Services Aptitude Test, a compulsory part of Civil Services Preliminary Examination, that act as a screening test to Civil Services Main examination Conducted annually by UPSC in India. It is a Paper 2 of Civil Services Preliminary Examination. CSAT is only qualifying paper for prelims exam.

Section wise questions asked in Paper 2:


Mathematical Operations 24
Reasoning 28
Analytical Reasoning 14
Passage 14

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Expected Cutoff of IAS Preliminary 2016

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