UPSC IAS Exam Analysis 2017 – Check IAS Prelims Questions Asked, Answer Key here

UPSC IAS Exam Analysis 2017

UPSC IAS Exam Analysis 2017 – UPSC IAS Prelims exam review of paper , questions asked, good attempts and cut off marks, Check UPSC IAS Prelims Answer Key 

UPSC IAS Exam Analysis 2017 – Questions Asked, Answer Key, Solution

IAS Prelims Exam analysis 2017UPSC or Union Public Service Commission was conducted the IAS preliminary exam on June 18 2017 in offline mode. The exam was held in two shifts – morning and evening. Looking at the difficulty level of last years paper, it was moderate to difficult level.

About 12 lakh students are expected to appear for the Civil Services Preliminary exam. Cndidates will be shortlisted from the preliminary round of exam to the mains examination if they qualify in the Part I of the exam. Candidates can check below for more details on IAS exam analysis 2017.


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Highlights of Civil Services 2017 examination:

Specifications UPSC IAS Important highlights
Exam Date June 18, 2017
Type of Exam Tier I exam, preliminary written exam
Number of candidates 11-12 lakhs candidates

Examination Paper Pattern for UPSC IAS:

S. No. Paper Marks Duration
1 General Studies I 200 Composite time of 2 hours
2 General Studies II 200
Total 400

UPSC IAS Prelims 2017 Exam Timings:

The timetable of the UPSC IAS/CSAT 2017 prelims exam is as given below:

Subject Time Duration No. of Questions Marks
GS Paper I 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM 2 hours 100 200
GS Paper II (CSAT) 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM 2 hours 80 200

UPSC IAS Prelims Answer Key 2017 – Official and Unofficial

UPSC IAS & CSAT prelims exam was held in two papers. The paper 1 was GS paper and Paper 2 was Civil Services Aptitude Test(CSAT). The paper 1 consisted of General Knowledge questions and Paper 2 consisted of questions from mixed topics. The answer key for UPSC IAS Civil services Prelims is immediately available for candidates.

Check Unofficial Answer Key of UPSC IAS Prelims Below:

Check here for answer key UPSC 2017 Prelims GS Paper I for all the booklet.

Booklet ‘A’ | Booklet ‘B’ | Booklet ‘C’ | Booklet ‘D’


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Official UPSC IAS Prelims Exam 2017 Answer Keys

The official answer key for IAS prelims exam 2017 for paper 1 GS and paper 2 CSAT can be found on the official website from below link:

Click Here to View Official IAS Prelims Answer Key 2017

Type of Questions expected in General Studies I Subjects covered in Paper I of UPSC IAS examination

Polity, History/ Art and Culture, Science and Tech, Geography and agriculture, Economy, Economy, Environment, GK, Current Affairs.

Subjects covered in Paper II of UPSC IAS Examination:

Type of Questions expected in General Studies II-

Analytical Reasoning, Directions, Coding-Decoding, Cubes, Maths Reasoning, Numbers and Fractions, Averages, Percentage, Ratio Proportion, Mixtures, Time, Speed and Distance and work, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, P&C, Problems, Sets, Critical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Logical Consistency, Reading comprehension Passage.

UPSC IAS Prelims 2017 Analysis Based on students:

The overall difficulty level of the paper was Moderate to Tough

UPSC IAS Prelims Exam 2017 – Questions asked , Topics

S. No. Name of Section Number of Questions
1. History 11
2. Geography 10
3. Polity 20
4. Economy 22
5. Environment & Ecology 11
6. Art & Culture 3
7. International Relation 5
8. General Science & Science Tech. 10
9. GK+ Current Affairs 7

How was your UPSC IAS Exam Analysis 2017 ?

The answer key will be available after the completion of the exam. The number of candidates who qualify for the mains will be 12 to 13 times the number of vacancies. The qualifying for th General Studies Paper 2 is 33%.

Please share your feedback how was your exam. We would love to have your feedback on how was your exam. You share details regarding the difficulty level of the exam, good number of attempts and expected cutoff.

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  • forumssc

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  • Choudhary Tanuj Sirohi

    I’m getting 94 marks according to chankya ias answer key…chances or not for mains

    • Crook man

      Category you belong to ?

      Expected cutoff for IAS Prelims 2017 Category wise:

      General –105(+6 or -6 may occur)

      OBC-101(+5 or -5 may occur)

      SC-92(+6 or -6 may occur)

      ST-90(+5 or -5 may occur)

  • Sonal jain

    Scoring 115.33 as per shankar ias and 112.67 as per insights…can u tell what r the chances of mine clearing exam ? In general cstegory ?