UPSC Civil Services prelims exam 2016: Check out the unofficial answer keys

Check out the unofficial answer keys of Civil Services prelims 2016

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) had conducted the Civil Service (Preliminary exams) on August 7.

The exam consisting of two papers was held in two parts. Part I of the paper began at 9:30 am whereas, Part II commenced at 2:30 pm.

The answer key provided by the ETEN IAS KSG experts can be viewed below:

Answer Key (Paper I)

Answer Key (Paper II)


Paper pattern:

Paper I was based on general studies and Paper II was an aptitude test. Both the papers consisted of 200 objective type questions, carrying 1 mark each. The question papers were set both in English and Hindi.

Number of attempts:

Candidates belonging to general and OBC category will get only six attempts to clear the examination. However, for candidates belonging to Schedule Cast (SC) and Schedule Tribe (ST), the number of attempts policy of the commission will not apply.

There are three levels of this exam, namely Preliminary exam, main exam and personality test or interview. Only after clearing all the three rounds, the candidates will be eligible for the posts of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and others.

When the results to be out?

The results are expected to be declared in the last week of October on the official website,

Date for Mains examination

The Union Public Service Commission is scheduled to conduct the Mains examination on December 3.

About UPSC:

Union Public Service Commission works under the government of India to recruit staff for various posts in the various ministries and departments of the Government of India and in subordinate offices. The commission also conducts examinations for the recruitment in various government departments of the country.

Source: The Answer Keys for the Civil services Prelims 2016  Exam -Paper 1  & Paper 2  have been developed by the renowned faculty of ETEN IAS KSG. ETEN IAS KSG is strategic alliance between ETEN IAS, Pearson India’s satellite technology based coaching network for Civil Services aspirants and the Khan Study Group (KSG).

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