IAS Prelims Exam Analysis I UPSC CSE 2016

IAS Prelims Exam Analysis

IAS Prelims Exam Analysis l UPSC CSE 2016: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducted the IAS 2016 Exam today, August 7, 2016. Millions of Aspirants across the country are appearing for the Civil Services Prelims Examination 2016  The Exam is being conducted in Morning and Afternoon shifts.

In this post, we have discussed the detailed analysis of the IAS Prelims Exam 2016 of both the shifts. Check below for the detailed Exam Analysis of IAS 2016.


Subject-Wise IAS Prelims Exam Analysis 2016

For IAS Prelims 2016, the question-wise denomination was as follows. Questions on Economics and Social Development and International Current Affairs & Organisation were the most common ones.

S. No. Name of Section Number of Questions
1. International Current Affairs & Organisation 18
2. History & Indian National Movement 12
3. Art & Culture 3
4. Indian Agriculture 2
5. Indian & world Geography 12
6. Indian Polity & Governance 8
7. Economics &  Social Development 21
8. General Science & Science Tech. 9
9. Environment & Ecology 10
10. Miscellaneous 5


Topic-Wise IAS Prelims Exam Analysis 2016

Depending on the topics, here is a detailed note on IAS Prelims Exam Analysis  2016 on the number of questions asked.

Indian History and Indian National Movement

In this section, there were 12 Questions which can be further classified as follows:

  • Ancient History – 4 Questions
  • Medieval History – 3 Questions
  • Modern History – 5 Questions

Art and Culture

In this section, there were 3 Questions which can be further classified as follows :

  • Indian Religion – 1 Question
  • Indian Architecture – 1 Question
  • Famous Place – 1 Question

Indian Polity and Governance

In Polity and Governance, there are total 8 questions comes – main focus areas are Parliament, Judiciary and Local Government.

India and World Geography

There were 12 questions on India and World Geography

  • Indian Geography – 9
  • World Geography – 3

Environment and Ecology

There were 10 questions on environment and ecology.

Economic and Social Development

There were 21 questions on economic and social development. Main focus areas are scheme and programme related to Indian government, banking, and social sector.

Indian Agriculture

There are 2 questions on Indian agriculture.

Science and Technology

There were 9 questions on General science and technology.

International organisation & Report

There were 14 questions on world body like WTO, IMF, EU, UNFCC, World Bank etc.

International current affairs

There was 4 question from  this section


There were 5 questions related to this section.


IAS Prelims Exam Analysis 2016: Level Of Difficulty

The Overall Level of the Civil Services Prelims Examination 2016 is moderate as 80% of the Questions covering various topics are Easy to Moderate. The details of the Number of Questions as per the Level of Difficulty is as follows:

  • Hard – 20 Questions
  • Medium – 50 Questions
  • Easy – 30 Questions

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UPSC Civil Services Prelims Answer Key

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IAS Prelims Expected Cutoff 2016

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