ANSWER KEY-UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2017-General Studies Paper I

Hello Friends,

Here is the Answer Key for UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2017-General Studies Paper I- SERIES D

Q.NO ANSWER Q.NO ANSWER Q.NO ANSWER Q.NO ANSWER Q.NO ANSWER
1 B 11 B 21 C 31 A 41 A
2 A 12 D 22 B 32 A 42 A
3 B 13 B 23 D 33 A 43 C
4 C 14 B 24 C 34 C 44 D
5 D 15 B 25 A 35 D 45 B
6 B 16 B 26 D 36 D 46 B
7 C 17 B 27 B 37 B 47 C
8 B 18 B 28 C 38 A 48 A
9 C 19 A 29 C 39 B 49 B
10 B 20 A 30 B 40 D 50 D

 

Q.NO ANSWER Q.NO ANSWER Q.NO ANSWER Q.NO ANSWER Q.NO ANSWER
51 D 61 D 71 C 81 B 91 B
52 A 62 B 72 A 82 B 92 D
53 D 63 B 73 A 83 C 93 C
54 C 64 C 74 B 84 A 94 C
55 B 65 A 75 D 85 B 95 B
56 C 66 D 76 D 86 A 96 C
57 A 67 A 77 C 87 B 97 B
58 C 68 A 78 A 88 C 98 A
59 C 69 A 79 A 89 C 99 B
60 D 70 D 80 A 90 D 100 D
  • Oolong Slayer IPS

    Bas vishwas uth gaya upsc se…getting 98.3 as per babas key….na jane kahan galti hoti hai…even after diligently following test series, modules and what not and revising and re revising them..still no use…the score of 140+ i used ti get in test series lies waste now..saddened

    • Mahi

      Same here bro….

  • AIR-1

    Muje aisa lga paper dekhke ki sayad DARU pee k set kiya tha examiner ne paper ………….

  • want ur reflections…

    what can be expected cutoff??

  • Abhijit (ABG)

    Getting 127.33 as per key in paper 1 as per key

    • Piyush Bhardwaj

      Mains ki preparation karo bhai👍👍👍

      • Abhijit (ABG)

        paper 2 main 42 attempt maare hain
        Dekho – clear ho jaaye bas

        • Piyush Bhardwaj

          Yaha to itna bekar paper gya hai ki answer check karne ki bhi himmat nhi ho rahi

        • Lord Vorminious

          Maths question bohot tha, easily solvable, plus you have engineering optional. Ye paper 2 lekar tension karne ki koi bhi wajah nehi 😛

          • Abhijit (ABG)

            I am getting 39 correct out of 43 🙂
            Maths ne bacha liyaaa

          • ROCCO

            hey ABG ..can you please share answer key of gs paper 2 🐯

          • TheCredibleHulk

            And I got 39 correct out of 48. English ne bachaya bhi, aur duboya bhi. 😉

          • Abhijit (ABG)

            Hi – How are you
            After so many days, Whatsup with you !!!

          • TheCredibleHulk

            sab sahi. interviews wagairah the isliye gayab tha. abhi back to business.

          • Abhijit (ABG)

            Welcome back – hope to see you on TLP 🙂

          • TheCredibleHulk

            You will. 🙂

      • Destination

        Apka kaisa hua bhai ?… Mera to poora band baj gya…

        • Piyush Bhardwaj

          Bekar. 98 marks hi aa raha hai bas. Lagta hai preparation chorrkar kuch aur hi try karna padega.

          • Destination

            ni bhai 2-3 key se check karo aap border line pr ho … may be obc ki cut off se clear ho jaye… jabardast question the polity ke… paper 2 ka logical inference paper 1 me puchh liya . geography ko to syllabus se hata hi de upsc jb question dene hi ni hai to

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            Dekhte hai, abhi to band baji padi hai buri tarah 58 right 27 wrong hue hai. Abhi tak sar dard kar raha hai. Waise iasbaba waali key se check nhi kiya mene, set b hai na.

    • Destination

      Bhai mains ki prep karo …
      127 behatareen score hai paper ke hisab se…

    • Radhika

      nice score

    • Madhavi Yadav

      Gajab:)

      • Abhijit (ABG)

        aapke kitne bane
        Waise – I am getting 124.66 aa rhe hain shankar Ias se

        • Madhavi Yadav

          Very god score… u will definitely sail 🙂
          Shankar se dekha nai..I was waiting for set B answer key

        • Madhavi Yadav

          Getting 119.33 by iasbaba key :/

          • Abhijeet

            U will sail too dnt worry..I believe cut in same range as last year as less seats are compensated by a bit offbeat paper

          • Madhavi Yadav

            Thanks for motivating..how was ur prelims 🙂

          • Abhijeet

            See msg above

        • Aakash

          Congratulations Abhi….. All the very best for your Mains…..
          My success delayed by another year….

          • Abhijit (ABG)

            thanks – work hard from now only 🙂

          • Aakash

            Yes Abhi… Wll start from tomorrow.. 🙂

    • Lord Vorminious

      Whats your strategy man? I always followed you in the tests and had about 10/12 less. But now I am getting 101-107 as per various keys and I think its game over for me this year.

      • Abhijit (ABG)

        nhi bhai – umeed rakho – cut may be 105 this year
        You are on borderline

        • <3 KH <3

          bro, share ur strategy

          • Abhijit (ABG)

            Bhai strategy ye hai – ki rozana newspaper / ya kisi bhi coaching institute / online forum se daily news analysis pado
            And keep practicing MCQs – like daily quizzes – from starting
            Application based questions are best dealt with practice.

          • <3 KH <3

            ok bro, sci and tech and environment source pls bol do
            thnx lot

    • Abhijeet

      Q 24 set c on cabinet form of govt ka ans b hai ya c hai
      Right to vote legal or constitutional.right …article 326 says constitutional

      And bhai u nailed it..Happy for u..

      • Abhijit (ABG)

        C hoga cabinet ka
        Legal right hai

        • Abhijeet

          Did both wrong..it’s frustrating to do such mistakes

        • Destination

          Bhai kaise laye itne marks kuch help kar do meri bhi ,from last 2years in prep mode but get nothing till now last year official score 86.66 now this year would be around 104… So out of the race . Kuch help kr do means kuch special strategy hai kya really very depressed.mains likhne ke sapne dekhta Hun but gadi prelims pr hi atak jati hai..
          Best wishes fr mains..👍

          • Abhijit (ABG)

            Don’t be depressed bhai
            104 – i think you have some chance to qualify.
            Abhi jab tak result naa aaye – MAINS prep par focus karo – is baar nhi to agli baar help karegi.
            And you will do great – just believe in yourself – SAB ho jaayega
            Anmol sher singh bedi – prelims marks 116 – AIR 2
            may be this time , you may be him. No test can defeat you in life.
            Take example ok yesterday’s match – Kohli got out cheaply, India was outplayed by rank no. 8 Pakistan. It does not mean India is a bad team. India is much much better than Pakistan. It’s just that us din nhi ban paaya. Isliye, himmat mat haaro – kaam karte jaao apna. Don’t be sad.
            Depression se kuch nhi milta – kuch time dukh hota hai. But, it’s okay – life is big. It hurts sometime when you miss prelims by whisker, has happened with me. But, meri maano – MAINS tak answer writing and optional par focus karo.
            All the best bhai – and don’t be depressed.
            No failure is fatal, no success is final
            You can see Kohli and Dhoni yesterday greeting Pakistan players and being happy after match. Be positive like them. Especially MSD !!!

          • Destination

            u hve joined any coaching institute for gs earlier ? becz i took optional coaching but for gs only did self study now ab aisa lag raha hai ki coaching karne se hi niklega pre khud se to sab kar liya but abhi tak to kuch ni mila.

          • Abhijit (ABG)

            I did not take any coaching.
            For prelims, I think regular reading is important. Iasbaba ke daily articles, daily questions kiya karo !!!
            AIR news, Pib news – mostly you need to read these sources with clarity.

            Kal ka paper was very different from previous year papers – tricky tha. To it comes to luck on the prelims day. Practice and regular reading is important. I was lucky to get some guess work correct. It was just like Baba ji mock 2 – so cutoff can go down to 105 +- 5 also.

            Ab yaar kaun yaad kare tribals ke itne saare festivals – I had no clue. 15-20 questions were just unanswerable.

          • Destination

            kitne attempt kiye the aur kitne right aa gye ?

          • Abhijit (ABG)

            i attempted 93 – got 70 correct, 23 wrong
            Wrong jyada hone the – because I took a lot of chances. I knew only 50 questions – baaki sab elimination , guesswork

          • Destination

            bs yahi to kuch luck bhi sath deta hai especially guess work me attempted 87 but wrong jyada ho gye

          • Abhijeet

            71/23. or 70/24..
            almost same range bro… i told pehle bhi …

            40-50 question – all knows so strike had to be around 90%
            20-30 question – 50% strike rate (coz eliminated 2 options)
            10-15 question – 33% strike rate (coz eliminated 1 options)
            10-5: leave

            minimum correct possibility is
            45+15+5= 65…and then uske upar thoda luck..

            so i always believed in attempting 85+ kaisa bhi paper ho…
            @[email protected]_jLDTtVZcmd:disqus hope it helps

          • Destination

            Yes dear ab next year will try to do same…
            Best wishes fr mains 😃😃
            Hopefully u both ( Abhijit square) make it in to final list…
            Beech -2 me mujhe bhi guidance dete Rahna aap log..
            Gud luck to u
            Hard luck to me….

          • Abhijeet

            believe in only one strategy..attack is the best defense in UPSC and cricket..u will sail thru

          • Destination

            Bhai last year u wrote mains ?
            Or this is ur first attempt

          • Abhijeet

            i wrote mains last year too

          • Destination

            Ohhhh Gud yaar is bar definitely crack kar doge UPSC ka tilism..

          • Abhijeet
          • Jean Grey

            Congrats dear . Really very nice. Mera to utna acha ni raha I scored 109+-/3 (as per vaji/ Shankar) . Rest upsc knows . Back to prep atleast till exam . All the best dear for mains. I’m really happy to see your scores . You deserve it. 😊

          • Abhijit (ABG)

            all the best. You have realistic chance – keep preparing, don’t slack !!!

          • Abhijit (ABG)

            thanks jean 🙂

          • ROCCO

            hello ABJ ..how are you ..
            congratulations for pre…
            would you please suggest me a good source to prepare for ethics ..,i read vision notes , bliyan sir notes ..but could not get anything concrete ….need your helpin this regard ..
            thnk you in advance 🙂

          • Abhijit (ABG)

            I would suggest you to read –
            1. ARC report – Ethics in Governance
            2. Previous TLP questions – Ethics ke
            And note down the keywords – try to imbibe that quality of answer writing in you.
            Uske baad we will discuss more in TLP program – what to do next – abhi ke liye I am doing the above mentioned things only

          • ROCCO

            hmm…alright …thank you so much 🙂

          • Destination

            exactly baba ji ka paper -2 tha such me

          • Destination

            BTW well written ,acha laga padhkar

          • Mohit

            Can you tell me how long does it take to declare results?

          • Abhijit (ABG)

            45 days

      • Abhijit (ABG)

        thanks abhijeet
        how did u do today ?
        sad bcoz – india lost 🙁

        • Abhijeet

          HMM..india lost 🙁
          Not so excited wid self but I hope it is enough for mains
          Nd I could manage 126.66 as per shankar and around 123 by baba key..

          • Abhijit (ABG)

            sahiiii – congrats

          • Abhijeet

            Will discuss mains prep plans wid u..Nd other friends coz wanaa write hell lot of answers nd sail thru

          • Abhijit (ABG)

            send me ur mail id – let’s make plan

          • Abhijeet
          • Abhijeet

            Will delete after u.comfirm

          • Abhijit (ABG)

            sent invite

          • Abhijeet

            Will reply Bhai coz abi frnd ke cell se baat kar rha hm

          • Abhijeet

            bhai invite nhi milaaa

          • Abhijit (ABG)

            I sent you invite
            [email protected] par mail karo

          • Abhijeet

            Any idea abt others.bhoomi blue naadan aniruddh nd other frenzetc ..

            Waise whts ur take on paper

          • Madhavi Yadav

            Mujhe bi answr writing prep karni hai :/

          • Abhijeet

            Will do don’t worry u r in

          • Madhavi Yadav

            🙂 🙂 thank you

          • Prashanth naik
          • mayank agarwal

            its already full buddy. i checked

          • Madhavi Yadav

            Congrats dear.u to surely need to geer up for mains..waise wats ur optional ?

          • Abhijeet

            Commerce nd I want no less than 300

          • Madhavi Yadav

            Me too want no less than 300 in my geography optional 🙂

          • Abhijeet

            I wrote last year kya ? I got screwed last tym by just 1 paper

          • Madhavi Yadav

            Nai..this is my first pre.. :/

          • Abhijeet

            Ohhh u r doing gr8…I must say so.

          • Madhavi Yadav

            Thank you..aapka badapan hai 🙂

      • Da Vinci
    • DX

      congrats bro

    • Anurag

      Bro this time you nailed it..

    • Bhoomi sharma

      Proud of you Abhi…gear up for mains we want you there on the top list…All the best😊

      • Abhijit (ABG)

        thanks for your constant support and encouragement
        And discussion on Right to Vote came handy – you explained that concept very well that day to me. Same question came and sahi ho gaya mera
        I will work hard for MAINS now
        You too start preparing and hope for the best – anything can happen

    • mayank agarwal

      very high

  • Rishi

    Total Attempt: 74
    Correct: 59
    Incorrect: 15

    Expected marks: 108.1

    So as per Baba’s key, I am out of the race….

    • raam

      Rishi your score is very good yaar.. why you are declaring self cutoff…i am pretty sure u will be in…all d best

      • Rishi

        Thanks buddy. But if you look at the previous year cut off, mine is pretty meagre. Anyway, hoping for the best 🙂

    • Piyush Bhardwaj

      Accha score hai bhai according to paper👍👍

  • Rahul

    100

  • Eesha

    Babaji what would be expected cutoff

  • abhay

    My set was b , how could get it’s answer

  • Tyler

    Cut off will be between 95-100. Don’t be morbid guys. Paper is too much tricky and tough for the time of 2 hours. most even cannot attempt many bits in 2 hours as most of the bits are time consuming in thinking.

    • Surojit Chattopadhyay

      I also think so max 105.

      • Tyler

        in 2015, Paper is bit simple when compared to this year paper. Then cut off was 106.66. Most people get confused this year for sure.

    • Lord Vorminious

      I have 101.33
      I think its game over, paper was pretty easy if we would have read newspapers and government reports instead of mugging up 100s of Test series and fact sheets.

      I can guarantee cutoff will be >105

      • Tyler

        How you can guarantee? How u know there are who followed news papers only without mugging up test series?

        This online chunk of aspirants are minute when compared to the persons who write outside. Paper is tricky.

        • Lord Vorminious

          Thats why I said 105, outside the online stream most do study government reports pretty thoroughly from what I have seen. Also most of my friends in Delhi are getting around 107-112 so I am taking an estimate.

          • Tyler

            Will see. My guess considering paper difficulty and confusion out there, cut off will be 95-100. I heard very less people say they got more than 105 or 110. cut off wont be decided by 50-100 persons marks.

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            95-100 will be too low. Itni cut off to sc category ki bhi nhi Gyi previous year. Around 105 can be.

          • Tyler

            How you can compare with previous year man?
            This year paper is way ahead of previous year one?

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            I m not convince that drop in cut off will be that much. If it drop that much I will be very happy. But that will be too much. And m not able to find any reason for that.

          • Lord Vorminious

            If its 100 I’ll surely qualify, but even then my morale for mains will be down till results. Such a sorry state of unpredictability!

  • rashmi

    112 as per this key

    • Destination

      Nice score… Meri to himmat ni ho rhi answer dekhne ki… Mains ki prep start kro…
      Bs CSAT thik Kiya hai na ?

      • rashmi

        nai yaar..bhut zyada doubt hai..maths to ata nai tha..comprehension ka kya haal hoga pata nai..scared like hell..and worst thing is that..last attempt

        • Destination

          ohh.. koi ni hoga is baar….
          csat ki key bhi aa jayegi check kar lena… bs kaise bhi 67 aa jyein mai kal check karunga aaj himmat ni hai ab..

          • rashmi

            hope so..n check toh karna h padega aj ni toh kal

          • Destination

            vo to hai…. karta hu abhi kuch der me..

          • rashmi

            thats the spirit..)

          • NIRVANA

            Hie we are in same boat..CSAT was hell…scored 112 in GS1..

          • rashmi

            May god save us

  • Ramesh Singh

    Please update Set B…
    Answer key.

  • Surojit Chattopadhyay

    Relax today guys. For mains tomorrow a new day with new energy.

  • Tyler

    national career service question?

    For uneducated youth job opportunities?

    • SRUSHTI DESHMUKH

      yes probably because it also helps blue collar workers, illiterates etc to get jobs as electricians, plumber etc… check out wiki

      • Tyler

        National Career Service (NCS) project[1] is an initiative launched by the Ministry of Labour and Employment (India)Government of India as a Mission Mode Project for establishing quick and efficient career related services. It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 20 July 2015 as part of government’s focus on providing right skills and generating employment.[2]

        The key success factors of NCS initiative revolve around strengthening the existing employment exchange ecosystem with an ICT enabled platform and reaching out to masses through multiple delivery channels and partnerships with existing job market players. Caught in a vicious cycle of decreasing job seeker registrations and vacancy notifications by employers, these exchanges needed a transformation for better delivery of employment services.[3] Employment exchanges have been transformed to focus more on counselling related needs of candidates with establishment of career centers[4]

        NCS is the converging point for Government of India three major initiatives, Skill India, Digital India and Make in India, that aim to provide skilled manpower, improve digital infrastructure and generate employment opportunities for all.

        The Career Centres will serve as a platform for addressing all career related needs of the youth and students seeking counselling, job search assistance services and employment.[5]

    • Abhijit (ABG)

      same doubt tyler

    • SRUSHTI DESHMUKH

      Directorate general of training. Ministry of skill Dvpt
      http://dget.nic.in/content/students/national-career-service.php
      National Career Service
      NCS is proposed to have variety of services like information about skill development courses, apprenticeship, internship, career counselling, etc. along with all employment related services. It is expected that the

      The main stakeholders for the NCS would include:

      Unemployed candidates seeking jobs
      Students seeking career counselling
      Candidates seeking vocational / occupational guidance
      Illiterate, under-privileged sections of society, blue-collar workers seeking placements and guidance
      Person with different abilities (PWDs), ex-servicemen, veterans / senior citizens, etc.
      Employers seeking suitable candidates

    • darkknight

      same doubt !!

  • KABIRA

    Getting…98 ,
    Now…..fingers crossed….!!

  • PBN

    Thanks team!!
    Looking forward for your guidance!!

  • vps

    110 (OBC) koi umeed h kya??

    • Piyush Bhardwaj

      Bilkul umeed hai👍👍

  • Tyler

    Getting 105-110 Including all keys. If in this paper, cut off is more than 110, then no need for me to become an IAS. Mera bharat mahan bangaya toh. No need to strive to make it a better place 😛

    • Piyush Bhardwaj

      Preparation chorne ka mood to bann hi gya hai, itni cut off chali gyi to upsc se Sanyas hi Lena padega mujhe to.

    • Assassin

      bhai dont worry..hope is the biggest thing…what may be the cutoff no one knows…without bothering aage ki preparation mein lagnaa hai

  • Mission IAS 2017

    guys one silly doubt sry for that… In hurry i have marked one option(Option A) slightly with pen.. in the middle i realised and marked the correct option(Option D) fully.. so it will be evaluated as correct or wrong??… I have done for 2 questions unfortunately those two are correct 🙁

  • Learner…

    Abhi tak Indian team ki haalat dekhte hue aasaar thode kam lag rahe hain… Mera bhi kuch Aisa hee haal hai… Jeet gayi..to shaayad main bhi Jeet jaaun… 🙂 V
    Let’s See…

    • Piyush Bhardwaj

      India team k to jeet ne k abhi bhi 50% chance hai, u forgot sir jadeja😁😁

      • Learner…

        Haan to sahi hai na… Abhi Apne bhi Bade waleJadeja Ji ka karam baaki hai… 🙂

        • Piyush Bhardwaj

          Yuvi dhoni khel gye to phir to jeet hi gyi team india, baki 20-25 balls par 50-55 runs bana ne k liye pandya aur k jadhav to hain hi.

          • Abhijit (ABG)

            dhoni _/_ Yuvi

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            TV band kark sone me jyada bhalai hai ab. Match to khatm ho gya, aaram hi kar Liya jaaye ab.

    • Mukesh

      Pandya 😀

      • Abhijit (ABG)

        Jadejaaaa 😀

  • Ajay Kumar N

    Getting 75. Feeling low.

  • MPS

    Yaa..I wonder whats the strategy of those who always maintain to qualify inspite of changing trends everywhere…i got some 91marks….

    • Tyler

      This year paper told us first stick to basics. Learn the concept from gross roots

      • MPS

        How much did you do…approximate…
        yaaa…but next time they may focus on current affairs..its unpredictable…

        • Diwakar

          Hahaha…☺
          Sahi bole bhai😄

          • MPS

            But the truth is…however random the trend may b..some people wud surely qualify everytime….What shud n our approach….Hardwork is not the only think..as i have learnt this time

          • Diwakar

            Fir sahi bale bhai aap😊
            Hope Ki paper me b SB sahi hi mark kiye hinge.

    • David R Syeimleih

      exactly ? !!!!

  • Diwakar

    Fir wahi ….dhak k teen paat
    Getting 105-110.bhut bura haal h Baba Ji.
    BT still thanks to U, cause Jo b mill rha h usme aapka bhut bada hath h🙏

  • Plz update answer key of Set C babaji /

    • abhijit

      baba has also put up the question paper , you can match and check 🙂

  • SHERLOCK HOLMES

    My first attempt, getting 102… (30wrong que) Quitting UPSC preparation.

  • A Girl Has No Name

    102 as per this key…a girl is devastated:(

    • Mukesh

      Chances hain

      • A Girl Has No Name

        don’t know…range is 97-103 as per various keys,i do hope cutoff dips that much

    • Mohit

      Valar Morghulis!

      • A Girl Has No Name

        but a girl doesn’t want to die in prelims:P

        • Mohit

          A girl must remain calm and aim for the best as of now.

    • AB devilliers

      I missed the cutoff last year by 0.66, so I know the feeling mate 🙂

  • H K A

    120.67.
    Hope the cut off is lower than this..

    • Mukesh

      Wah bhai. Zabardast. mains ki tayyari kro

      • H K A

        Aapko bhi. All the best 🙂

        • H K A

          Isse zyada to nahi jayega cut off?

          • Mukesh

            Yar bht jaega to 105 ke as pass. Aisa paper ko dekh ke sonch raha hu main.

    • Lord Vorminious

      Aise hi score sab karte rahega to cutoff 150 hone hi wala hain by next year.

  • Mukesh

    Baba jee

    Mere 132-36 tak ban re apki key se. Thanks so much for all the effort baba..Finally Ill write mains now. Ye possible nhi hota bina apke. This is like a dream come true for me. Last year i paid the price for roaming here and there…finally settled with ILP and your initiatives…Bless me baba. All credit to you 🙂

  • Lord Vorminious

    So many people getting above 110 and I have managed a 99-104 range across various keys. I have always been up to date with preparation, feeling like a sore loser now.

    • H K A

      Dost, this paper was tricky. Don’t loose heart. Lage raho bas.

    • DiamondMagnolia

      Hey don’t! I’ve read your answers before and I think on the basis of those, if anyone can eventually clear this you can. You’re smart.
      I think we were just too lazy and reliant on short cuts. Next time, we’ll learn for the sake of learning.

  • Putta

    Getting around 96+/-4. Need to find some other way to serve the country. Thanks to all fellow aspirants . Last one year was enormous learning and changed my way of thinking. Wish everyone all the best.
    Time to update resume in naukri .First need to reduce unemployment count in daily status on unemployment by 1 Asap.

    Cheers

  • David R Syeimleih

    Getting around 100 – 105 🙁 🙁
    No idea what to do with this exam 🙁 🙁
    please koi gaali mat do Doston , I am the Parody one :(:(

    • Piyush Bhardwaj

      Bhai aaj Sab upsc chairman k maa behen ko yaad kar rahe hain bhut

      Pranaam karne k liye

    • Abhijeet

      u are on border i must say..its always better to continue with the mains prep..kaam hi aayegi

      • David R Syeimleih

        Not sure bhai 🙁
        Lets start together 🙂
        sab ka saath sabka vikas 🙂

  • Lord Vorminious

    @IASBABA

    Some doubts

    Q1. I read that Machilipatnam was the seaport and Motfili was a city near it.
    Source: Chakravarti, Ranabir (1991), “Horse Trade and Piracy at Tana (Thana, Maharashtra, India): Gleanings from Marco Polo”, Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 34 (3): 159–182

    Q21. Gypsum definitely helps in water conservation from what i read. I found this, don’t know if it is wrong. “By enhancing soil
    composition and improving water infiltration,
    gypsum can contribute to enhanced crop growth,
    improve water conservation, and reduce the loss of
    soil and nutrients into area waterways.”
    Source:
    http://glacierlandrcd.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Gypsum-Literature-Final-2-24-151.pdf

    Q44. Its said Tax Buoyancy has improved in India since last decade, should (a) be wrong? Please find me a source 🙁

    • Mohit

      Even if gypsum is not helping in water conservation for prelims sake make it right. :p

      • Lord Vorminious

        But it is helping. The source is peer reviewed!!

        • Mohit

          i hope so. Shankar IAS ki key me bhi yhi diya hai

          • Lord Vorminious

            Also in Q78 (Recognition of Prior Learning Scheme)
            Why isnt option (d) correct? I mean even the government report says it is about compensating trainees who undergo the accredition, but it doesnt mention NSDP specifically.

          • H K A

            June 16th ka Indian Express ka ek article hai. It says the scheme has been “started with” construction workers.

          • Putta

            As per this news it is currently focussed on construction but scope will be extended in future. Hope UPSC thinks futuristically and consider D as right answer 😛

            http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/formal-badge-for-non-formal-skill/

            “Depending on the progress of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) scheme, which has been kicked-off with a focus on construction sites employing more that 200 workers across these five states, the Ministry of Labour & Employment and the Ministry of Skill Development are hoping to expand the programme to other states and enlarge its scope to include sectors other than construction.”

          • Mohit

            Can’t say. 🙂

    • 9.
    • KnowledgeBuff

      Q1 – Check this out :
      http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/bitstream/10603/1631/8/08_chapter%202.pdf

      Q21 – you are correct.

      Q44 – check this graph
      https://tradingeconomics.com/india/tax-revenue-percent-of-gdp-wb-data.html

      Btw, I have a doubt in question 49 (principle underlying cabinet form of government). Baba says its option b but i think it should be c. What are your thought on this?

      • Lord Vorminious

        Says Motupalli is a MINOR port. Pg-42. Thank you, means my answer is correct.

        Q44 I’m still not convinced. The data has no explanations and no verified source, besides it takes 2004-2014 record.

        • KnowledgeBuff

          last decade would mean about 2005-2015. So timeline is roughly same.
          And what about question 49?

  • Karthik Krishnan

    please put answer keys for SET A,SET B,SET C Also babaji

  • TimbuktuChronicles

    Getting 115.34 according to IASBaba Key.
    Most of the questions were framed deviously and different form Mock papers.Honest opinion.What are my chances to qualify?

    • Putta

      all the best for mains 🙂

      • TimbuktuChronicles

        Do i have a realistic chance?

        • Lord Vorminious

          You have an unrealistic chance of not qualifying for mains.

  • Sheldon Cooper

    heyy has anyone attempted that kohima wala question
    i think answer is 6 states rather than 7

    • Freeloaf

      no

    • A Girl Has No Name

      i too marked 6 but galat h! nagaland-assam-bengal-odisha-andhra-karnataka-kerala(or andhra-TN-kerala) so 7 it is

      • Aspirant-upsc

        telengana !

        • A Girl Has No Name

          they asked minimum no.of states…kaisa bhi combination ho

    • Piyush Bhardwaj

      Bhai depend karta hai upsc waale kaise le jaana chahte hai, nhi to waise to all India ghumte hue bhi jaa sakte ho.

      • Niharika

        hehehe

  • Pushkal

    60/27==102.
    Ek baar phir khajoor mein atak diya.

  • baba ji chran sparsh hai ..
    correct 66
    wrong 12
    your second mock done the trick for me….

  • Kishna

    Bhai, yaar…..koi set D k pics daal do…..match kar lunga….its n request!

  • Sota Shikari

    Paper-1-123..

  • Rishi Ranjan

    Baba, expected cut-off please?? score 104-110 as per various keys!

  • H K A

    GL Chetty was NOT the founder of Madras Mahajan Sabha, he was founder of some other organization in Madras. Please correct the key..

  • Walter White

    Getting 113.34~116 account to baba and Shankar….gen cat…
    I think I am out in my last attempt….what to do?feeling low

    • PIKU

      u are definitely not out of race. please prepare for mains . all the best

    • Lord Vorminious

      Dont be stupid man, yaha par 110 hi kaafi hain. Its a competitive exam, scores dont matter, only relative performance does.

    • Ambar Dubey

      I am also around 115. Dont know what to do ????

      • Walter White

        Bro….i was scared when i calculated marks without knowing abt others…. But ab mujhe lgta hai pichli baar se kam jayegi

  • Dr. jugnu

    only 65….ab kya

  • Dr. jugnu

    someone tell me how to study…………..

  • Dr. jugnu

    mere se nhi ho rha hai

  • I am out of race for this year’s mains. Scoring below 100 . All the best to all !

    • Anurag

      How is that possible ? Unbelievable..

    • Piyush Bhardwaj

      98-99 marks hai to phir bhi thoda sa outside chance hai, wildcard entry ki tarah.

      • Putta

        If Q1 ans is C and Q78 ans is D I will get 102. General category. Can I keep some hope?

        • Piyush Bhardwaj

          Ye mera guess hai ki 110+ waale to mains ki preparation me lag jaaye, baki 100-105 waale border line par hai and 95-100 waale outside chance hai thoda sa, sochna padega ki pre 2018 ki preparation kare ki 2017 mains ki yaa phir jab tak result naa aaye mandir me jaakar ghanta bajaye.

          • Putta

            UPSC ki Mandir?

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            Koi bhi mandir bhai, abhi to me khud frustrated hokar soch raha hu ki ab karu to karu Kya.
            Abhi to bas dusro k comment padhkar thoda frustration dur kar raha hu.😒😒😒

          • Putta

            I am thinking of what to answer for HR questions in the interview-What you are doing for last 8 months? 🙁

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            Yaha to private job Milne ka bhi koi chance nhi hai kyoki geography hons ki bachelor degree hai bas.

          • Putta

            If you don’t have any constraints/commitments and attempts left you can try one more time. Hope for some surprise cutoff from UPSC this time -a generous cut off. That is what we can day dream as of now.

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            Waise ye forum par sabk marks dekhkqr lag raha hai ki ye log cut off 115+ phuchakar rahenge😈😈

          • Guru

            I m seeing top scores in the range of 115-127, unlike the last years top scores of 135+. A large of chunk of marks this year falling in the range 95-110. So, zyada upar to nhi jaaega cut off lag rha hai.

            ( Baaki ye sab khud ko dilasa dene k liye bol rha hun shayad 😅)

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            Cut off to niche aani hai iss baar Lekin kitna niche isk baare me kuch kaha nhi jaa sakta.

          • madan kumar k j

            Bro I’m getting 108-114…from 2 source of answer keys…..what to do …shall go for job or mains preparation

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            Last 8 months me SSC cgl tier2 SBI po mains exam de chuka hu abhi tak clear koi bhi exam nhi hua.

          • Bhoomi sharma

            Yr SSC k lye koi tips de do yr..
            UPSC se vishwas uth gya yr..SSC ka h sahara hai..
            Last year SSC pre m 2 number se rha tha mera…aap kuch tips de do yr😑

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            SSC k liye maths and English ki practice bhut jyada jaruri hai aur maths me mostly advanced maths.
            Baki gk aur reasoning to kuch bhi puch sakte hain, WO padhna naa padhna barabar hi hai.

          • Bhoomi sharma

            Kitna bhi padh lo yr ek level aisa aata hai jab sab taraf se trust uth jata h yr..
            Last year ssc pre k cut off 147 thi matlab ab kya jan h leke manege kya ye..
            145 laake bhi humara ssc na ho paya is br bhi kya pata cut off 170-180 kar de ssc ki

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            137 tha shayad cut off previous year, Lekin paper bhi easy aaya tha, sabhi ne 85-90 ques attempt kiya tha, to cut off high jaani thi , Lekin itni high chali jaegi ye nhi pata tha , me to 115-125 soch kar baitha tha. Iss baar 75 mins nhi bas 60 mins diya hai paper attempt karne k liye aur previous year se thoda tough ques aane hai is baar. To cut off niche aane ka chance hai.

          • Bhoomi sharma

            Piyush kuch nahi keh sakte in logo ko unemployment kam karna hai…is tarah se chala toh mujh jaise average bache kabhi kuch ni kar paege…

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            Govt bhi to kuch nhi kar rahi bas ek skill development scheme chali di ho gya inks kaam. WO scheme lower class k liye thik hai Jo ki 10000rs me bhi khush rehte hai, hamare jaise middle class k candidate Kya kare, ye scheme join kar k roadside par thela laga kar saaman to bechenge nhi aur naa hi 10000rs me kuch hone waala hai, ek govt job hi option dikhta hai to ab to Usme bhi vacancy increase hona to bhool hi jao ulte vacancies kam hi hote jaa rahi hai.

          • Bhoomi sharma

            Sahi kaha aapne yr..
            Mere naam k piche aage na toh DU hai na IIT hai..simple BA graduate from a small city…university top kar ke bhi unemployed bethe h hum yaha
            And upsc ko paper tough pe tough karne ki padi hai..

          • Anon_101

            I cleared last year ssc got 162..but my mains exam centre got cancelled(including many others) ..there were allegations of cheating in mains even case was pending in supreme court ..it recently gave the verdict to go ahead without without re examination…
            Many student felt cheated including me…
            So all in all exam got post poned two times due to cheating …first in pre and then in mains..I would say don’t prepare for ssc single mindedly …it is even more unpredictable than upsc.
            And number of student attempting ssc is around 2mn

          • Bhoomi sharma

            Directionless feel ho raha hai ab toh

          • Anon_101

            I saw the post of sherniji and could not fathom how can this happen? people like you,sherniji ,wicc sir, and others are the people from whom i took the inspiration daily on this platform specially sherni ji….she is just awesome personality.
            Last year in pre i got 113 and lost it by one question…this year i will qualify by god’s grace but at this point I also can’t advice how to/how not to prepare and from where….
            We did everything a genuine candidate can do in his capacity but if paper become a factor of your luck then we can’t do much…
            But in the end I would say this paper was definitely not a reflection of your personality.
            Always remember a mantra which we learned and never applied
            ‘ Dusroon ki jai se pehle khud ko jai karein’ .
            I wish all the best to you for your future and always remember as and when you get success, first praise yourself and then to others(including your parents).

          • Bhoomi sharma

            Sherni is a winner and wicc and others are also winners no exam can judge anyone’s intelligence especially upsc…
            I almost scored good in 60 days but in exam I marked 5 ans wrong ..not because mujhe aate nahi the just because me paper ko dekh tension me aa gai n sahi mark kr ke wrong pe tick laga diya…performance vary karta hai when you give a test in home and exam hall
            When luck factor comes in yu are left behind even those who domt know that we have something called 7 sisters in India
            Still I am happy without any guidance mentor etc I did well this was my second attempt…
            So yes mujhe khud ki jai karne me khushi ho rahi hai aaj😄
            Thanks for yur kind words and all the very best to yu all the best wishes to yu

          • Abhijeet

            dont panic bhoomi ..strt wrting mains..that will only help..i believe in ur ability

          • Bhoomi sharma

            Thanks Abhi😃

          • Guru

            Mains ki preparation me bhidna hi shi rahega bro. Time kam hai and UPSC apni harkaton se baaz nhi aaaega mains me bhi….jam k taiyaari krni padegi. Rhi baat 2018 Pre ki, there is enough time for that.
            Mera bhi border line wala haal hai….just hoping for cut off to be on lower side.

      • David R Syeimleih

        what next Piyush ?
        agla step kya hoga ?:( 🙁

        • Piyush Bhardwaj

          Pata nhi bhai abhi to gharwalo ko marks batana ki himmat bhi naa ho rahi, abhi soch hi raha hu ki kiya kya jaaye.

          • David R Syeimleih

            same here man 🙁

    • RBJ

      though im also out of race,,,but cnt belive sherni fr u ..

    • Mahi

      Hey r u the same ….who score very good in test ….same here …in the border line

    • A Girl Has No Name

      hi sherni!I am also most probably getting 97.33 at worst and 102 as best case scenario(3rd attempt,given mains twice:/)
      i really hope for a miracle for u and me and so many others 🙂
      ps-have been a silent reader here mostly and followed(/stalked :D) ur posts!

      • ajit

        ME TOO IN THE SAME LEAGUE GETTING 97 , CATEGORY GENERAL , ATTEMPT NO-3 , WHAT TO DO I AM TOTALLY CLUELESS NOW

      • Lord Vorminious

        Twice! Wow, my first attempt scoring between 101.33 to 104. Now I am wondering whether to take mains seriously or not as I cant take any more leaves from my job without getting fired and am not even sure if cutoff will fall this low.

        • A Girl Has No Name

          pehle to ye btao who is lord vorminious 😀 a girl doesn’t know if this character is fictional or ur own creation 😛
          see if u have even 1%hope, give it ur all…job mein jab bhi time mile study…result will be out in 45 days max,u can then decide about how many leaves to take
          i too am scoring less but have decided ki answer writing fir bhi karungi

          • Lord Vorminious

            I am Lord Vorminious, I have been sent by my people as an emissary to the humans. Therefore I must make it to the diplomatic service to represent my people. Which is why I am studying human knowledge. 😀

          • A Girl Has No Name

            hehe…ok lord,keep working hard/smart if civils is ur dream.noone else can really predict what happens in this exam to be honest.jab luck and hardwork dono ka perfect balance hoga u will definitely be the diplomat u aspire to be!
            all the best:)

    • Abhijeet

      its not a gud news….

      • David R Syeimleih

        bhai kesa hua ?

        • Abhijeet

          120+ hai from any key..with maximum of 128

          • Chairman,Amar Ujala

            Best of luck for Mains bro.
            dont waste time . start now
            I will join you in answer writing 🙂

    • anonmyous

      its unbelievable….

    • Guru

      Unbelievable. Really too hard to believe.
      But u should still not lose the hope, cutoff may go down quite low this year.

    • David R Syeimleih

      Ammmaaa.. 🙁
      really thats sad to hear :((
      Lets start afresh.
      Yes we can .

    • ajit

      MAM , WHAT WENT WRONG ?
      I TOO IN THE SAME LEAGUE , FEELING LOW , JUST DON’T KNOW HOW TO STRATEGIZE.NO ONE TO GUIDE ,,

  • NJ

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    http://www.prsindia.org/theprsblog/?p=3370

  • राहुल राजपूत

    Babaji….what will be expected cut off…..tell….plzz

  • Bhanwae

    100+ without any preparation.Never went to school/college after 10th.
    Need suggestions, reply.

    • Lord Vorminious

      Yaar mujhe ye batao ki college nehi gaya toh UPSC par kaise baithe? What black sorcery is this! :O

      • Niharika

        hahaha

  • Ajinkya Dwivedi

    Brominated vegetable oil is not used in cold drinks..

    • Rajesh kumar

      It is used primarily in soft drinks but not an adulterant and its certified as safe

      • Samyak Bahuguna

        yaa exactly! most answer keys have marked it as an adulterant.

        • Rajesh kumar

          Not me among d most 😛

          • ajit

            IF YOU READ THE QUESTION REGARDING BROMINATED WALA , IT ASKED IF ANY UNWANTED OR CONTROVERSIAL ADDITIVE IS ADDED ?
            SO YES IN THAT CASE BVO IS CONTROVERSIAL AS IT IS BANNED IN EUROPE AND ITS HARMFUL EFFECTS ARE STUDIED UPON , SO IN THAT CASE ALL THE OPTIONS ARE CORRECT , THE KEY HERE WAS “CONTROVERSIAL” WHICH WAS MENTIONED IN QUESTION

    • Piyush Bhardwaj

      Its used in cold drink, but harmful effects are still not clear. Studies is going on , some says its flame retardent, affect reproductive health, even nervous system also. It is even banned in some countries.

  • Rajesh

    what should be expected cut-off this year

  • Samyak Bahuguna

    Getting 108-110 other sources ….by baba key 112 ..

    • madan kumar k j

      Same here bro…. What to shall we start for mains or job

      • Samyak Bahuguna

        I left my job for preparing CSE…abh toh clear karke hi jaunga…iss attempt mai ni toh agale attempt mai ……keep preparing bro!!

  • Sachin Kumar

    getting 90.66 from als, 98.66 from chanakya, 102 from shankar, 106.66 from iasbaba.

    Ab samajh hi nhi pa raha ki mera exam kaisa gaya.

    • Piyush Bhardwaj

      iasbaba ki key se sabk marks increase ho jaa rahe hain, lagta hai mujhe bhi check karna padega Kya pata 100 cross ho jaaye.

      • Sachin Kumar

        haha

  • getting 126 from IAS Baba Answer key

    • Niharika

      congratulations ….bro.

  • Ambar Dubey

    I am getting around 112-114. I presently work in RBI. What do i do ???? Should i take leave and go for mains and risk ruining my service record as i am due for promotion next year or think myself out of the game and prepare quietly for next year. Please suggest friends. I am in real need of a genuine advice. I am from General category.

    • Piyush Bhardwaj

      Yaha logo ko job nhi mil rahi aur aap ho ki job chorrne ki baat kar rahe ho WO bhi upsc jaise unexpected exam k liye.
      Job me banne rahiye aur promotion k chances bhi kam mat kariye.

      • Ambar Dubey

        Nahi main job chhodne ki baat nahi kar raha. Bas chutti lene ki baat kar raha hun. Par mere paas chuttiyaan kam hain to loss of pay pe rehna padega. Par mujhe darr hai ki thode se paison aur naukri and promotion ke chakkar mein der na ho jaaye aur mera IAS ka sapna adhoora reh jaaye. Its my 5th attempt and i am 27. I do not have much time left.

        • Roman Reigns

          Bhai ahmedabad se ho

          • Ambar Dubey

            Nahi Lucknow se. Abhi posted in Delhi.

          • Roman Reigns

            Grade b?

          • Ambar Dubey

            Nope. Assistant

        • Piyush Bhardwaj

          Promotion ki baat hai to wo baad me bhi ho sakta hai, waise marks dekhkar chance to hai aapka mains clear karne ka, agar category bhi hai aapki to phir to pakka chance hai mains clear karne ka. Mains ki preparation me lag jao aap 1 months k baad to pata chal hi jaana hai.👍👍👍

    • KnowledgeBuff

      Don’t leave your job. and that too such a decent one.

      • Ambar Dubey

        I am not gonna leave the job. But just feel like putting all the effort for UPSC. I do not want to wait until it is too little too late. I just want to decide what is the best time to take leave. Right now or after the pre results !!!!

        • KnowledgeBuff

          Most aspirants take one month leave before mains. Because the pressure and urgency is much greater during that time.

  • David R Syeimleih

    izzatein shohratein chahtein ulfatein
    koi bhi chiz duniya mai rehti nahi
    aaj mai hun , jahan kal koi aur tha
    aaj mai hun , jahan kal koi aur tha..
    ye bhi ek daur hai , wo bhi ek daur tha …..:( 🙁
    is baar bhi log mains likhenge .. is baar bhi log exam top karenge ..

    • Piyush Bhardwaj

      Iss baar bhi topper k interview aur advice hi padhte reh jaenge hum. Har baar ki tarah.
      Ab unk interview aur post dekhkar gussa aata hai bas motivation kuch naa milti.

      • David R Syeimleih

        exactly … is baar toh toppers ke bhi phat jate question paper dekh ke

        • Piyush Bhardwaj

          The Hindu waalo ne to review diya hai ki previous 4-5 years me most difficult paper tha ye

          • Destination

            ha ha hindu bhi padh lia kya aapne mai to ab amar ujala padhne ki soch raha hindu se nikal ni raha to ab amar ujala hi sahi..

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            Aaj hi padha hai bhai, nhi to the Hindu to me bas 2-3 months padha tha Usk baad band kar diya , bas amar ujala aa raha hai 1 saal se😜

          • Destination

            amar ujala hi kaam karega ab kisi ko underestimate mat karo paper jisne set kiya hoga vo bhi amar ujala hi padhta hoga hindu padhta to current affairs ho jati iss baar ki..

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            😁😁amar ujala se upsc me ques aaye naa aaye Lekin uppsc me jarur aaega👍👍👍

          • Destination

            unki to baat hi mat pucho vo aur dangerous hain kuch bhi puch letein .

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            Bilkul😒😒

      • Destination

        bhai last year vala paper golden chance tha jo hum logo ne miss kiya and upsc ne bhi mehsoos kiya hoga jiske badla is baar vale paper me liya usne..last year pre bhale qualify na hua ho bt us tarah ka paper ab kabhi ni aayega cse me damn sure

        • Piyush Bhardwaj

          Sahi baat hai bhai last year jaisa paper shayad hi aaye ab. Itni acchi opportunity miss ho gyi previous year.

      • David R Syeimleih

        is it destiny, hard work , smart work , intelligency or what ?
        are we not up to those things ? 🙁 🙁

        • Piyush Bhardwaj

          Pata nhi , ye to bol nhi sakte ki knowledge nhi hai apne pas ya thik se study nhi ki. Itne close phuch jaa rahe hai cut off k to study to jarur kar rahe hain him log Lekin shayad silly mistakes Jo ho jati hai 2-3 ques me WO band Baja de rahi hai. Aur thoda luck bhi chahiye.

        • MPS

          Yaa Exactly….What is the Criteria…secret…or any secret high yielding materials

          • Chairman,Amar Ujala

            pata chale toh mujhe bhi bata dena 😉

    • Destination

      yes bhai vo to hai paper kitna bhi tough aaya ho topper to iss baar bhi banega but haan hopefully insaan hi ho einstein vala dimag ka na ho..
      baki ye DP hata do kafi irritating hai ab ye

    • David R Syeimleih

      @iasbaba team koi naukri hai toh please dedo __/__
      jhadu bhi karlunga aur sath sath padhai bhi
      kam se kam topper logon k sath uth beth k pata toh chalega ki kya karte, kese karte hai taiyari ? 🙁 🙁

      • Destination

        ha ha smjh ni aa raha kya reaction du ‘jhadu”…. bhai chalo mgnrega me kaam dhundhtein hain ias baba vale ni denge..

        • Chairman,Amar Ujala

          kitne arhe hain Bassi saab ?

          • Destination

            104

          • Chairman,Amar Ujala

            Haaaiiiiin ? same here bhai
            we have same line of fate 🙁 🙁
            you can be my beer buddy 🙂

          • Destination

            ha ha badhiya hai dono sath me ya to in honge ya out…
            abhi to out hi lag raha hai isse to jyada hi jayegi cut off aur vaise bhi key se check kiya hai upsc to kuch alag hi degi +4/-4 ka difference aa hi jata hai aur iss bbar to jyada hi hoga kafi question me doubt hai…

      • Niharika

        hehehe

        • Chairman,Amar Ujala

          🙁 🙁

    • Bhoomi sharma

      Chairman ji ye kya ho gya ku ho gya…aisa kaisa paper aa gya ye..
      😟

      • Chairman,Amar Ujala

        I am getting 104 with BABA’s key
        how much you are getting Bhoomi ?
        say 115 +

        • Bhoomi sharma

          Chaiman ji humari gaadi max case 106-107 pe ruk gai..and ab mujhe koi positive feel nahi aa rahi kuki pichli baar key se mere 105 the and upsc k official me 101
          And bahut vary kar rahi h sab k key is baar..so cant say but I dont think this year is good for me..bad luck aise chipak ke betha hai kya batae…aap vishwas nahi karege 5 ques aise the jo mene sahi mark kiye n end time m cut kr k galat laga diye 5 ques means a lot
          Itne test diye sab kiya marks bhi ache lae sab me uske baad bhi ye marks aae hai ab bs rone k alawa kuch nahi bacha hai
          😖😖

          • Chairman,Amar Ujala

            No worries dear friend
            we are destined to get next to next year in to the services .
            lets keep our hope and faith in our dedication and hardwork alive.
            lets keep on giving our best
            it’s not that we will leave UPSC
            we will clear , though not immediately but definitely . for sure
            Picture abhi bhi baki hai mere Dost 🙂

          • Bhoomi sharma

            Karege koshish agle saal bhi..will try not to give up..
            Hope to see happy ending of the picture

          • Chairman,Amar Ujala

            yaaaayyy 🙂

          • AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON

            i too was very scared so that 3 right answer which i didn’t attempted in confusion and struggling at just 100 marks…..logo k marks dekh kr lgta hai hm to race se bahr hi hai

          • Bhoomi sharma

            Hmm right 1 year full dedication = devastation welcome to upsc

          • kirti

            last time key se i got 102 ,upsc ne 109 diye te.
            umeed rakho..

          • Bhoomi sharma

            Kirti dekhte hai kya hota hai mere marks kam hue the last time…is baar bhi kuch khaas umeed nahi hai…lets see…will prepare for mains any ways if not this year then next year for sure will nail it…definitely😃

          • kirti

            iasbaba ke acc 112 ban re hain.nothin is sure.sab cutoff pe depend krta ab.m gunno start prep fr mains from 2morow.

  • kamal jindal

    getting 120.08 from ias baba key

  • SuperCommandoDhruv

    Getting 98, OBC, time to start preparing for next year. 😛

    • Chairman,Amar Ujala

      Tum toh thehre OBC …
      Seat leke jaoge … 😉 😉
      All the best 🙂

      • Amar Ujala….LOL

        • Chairman,Amar Ujala

          Anni bhai …
          Mains mai join karenge aap k sath writing

          • main kisi platform pe likhne wala hun nahi ab…….sab bharosa uth gaya……ab to UPSC ki tarah sochunga……khud question banaunga aur answer likhunga

          • Chairman,Amar Ujala

            je baaat 🙂
            you are always an inspiration to me Bhai 🙂

          • Be the MAN and work like a MONSTER

          • Chairman,Amar Ujala

            areeey seriously it’s not offending to IASBABA
            those who are not taking part in any discussion or any answer writing they are getting ranks and hum jese log including you, me Sherni, wiccy basss TRP badhne k liye hi hain 🙁 🙁

          • LOL

          • Bhoomi sharma

            Kitna score hai apka

          • No calculation, No prediction, No discussion

            जो होगा देखा जायेगा….But preparing for mains for sure.

          • Bhoomi sharma

            Yes everyone should do that coz mains is also not going to b that easy…I have seen people getting 130 in prelims and scoring 50 in optionals coz they underestimate mains and overemphasize their pre performance…so all should go for mains it is the only way to go…
            Ek dum sahi and suljhu hui soch hai aap ki Anirudh keep it up…😃

          • Abhijeet

            hope to c u in mains answer writing TLP..

          • Bhoomi sharma

            Sure Abhi😃

          • Heisenberg

            rodies salute hai bhai..

          • Arsenal

            Best strategy hai bhai. Discussion will only lead to loss of sanity. Realizing this after 2 days of faltu time waste and endless mental pressure.

          • True.

          • Abhijeet

            no bhai not TRP..dont be disheartened ..relax and trust ur instinct..this exam also test ur patience bro..

          • Abhijeet

            dada aapki help lagegi IR mai.. nd GS2 mai bhi

          • I am always there.

          • Abhijeet

            thanks brother

          • Abhijeet

            bhai kya aap check bhi khudi karenge :p

      • SuperCommandoDhruv

        haha……I don’t think so.
        I think cut-off will either remain same or go high…baki coaching wale thoda kam kar ke batayenge taki bachche zyada aayein paise le ke….aur dhandha chalta rhe.. 😛

  • Tshrt

    I’m getting 108-112 marks, lagta hai iss baar bhi boundary situation hogi :/

  • Anon_101

    Thankyou Babaji for your guidance.

    Getting 128 from shankar ias keys and 120+ from others.
    Now I won’t boast about myself here as I know that I just got lucky in my educated guess work and nothing much.
    We aspirants prepared with much beyond our capacity. I even prepared env. ministry report just to be on safe side but when paper came It felt out of sync as if I was giving ssc/bank gk paper.

    Clearing exam is one thing but not getting satisfaction from exam is different. You read 1000 topics and nothing came and all the material remained inside you….

    Itne mahino ki bhadas nikal nahi paayi kal exam mai….socha tha exam waale din sab knowledge nikal doonga aur tab aaraam karunga….but even now i’m feeling bog down.

    Upar se kal ka match 🙁 ..kal to saala rona aa gaya

    • w.w.

      What an ungrateful chap. Scored decently yet whining like a kid.

  • Piyush Bhardwaj

    Finally 3 answer keys k saath check kar Liya aur Jo marks aa raha hai wo hai:
    1. 98.18 grade up
    2.103.5 Shankar IAS
    3. 106.16 iasbaba.

    • Chairman,Amar Ujala

      arreey Bhai ..
      ho jaega ..
      Start preparing for mains
      TLP dekhlo pre se pehle jo hua tha nahi toh optional
      jab answer writing start hoga tab practice kar lena.
      All the best

      • Piyush Bhardwaj

        Thanks bhai ye 103 aur 106 marks dekhkar thodi si hope hai nhi to 98 marks ne to bilkul frustrate hi kar diya tha.

        • rishav krishna

          bhai i am getting 105.33 Any hope? General

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            Bhai there are two things:
            1. U waste ur 2-3 week in guessing the cut off and wait for minimum 40days for the prelims result. And in that result u can either pass or will not pass. Suppose if u pass the prelims, so will the two months be enough for u to prepare for the mains???
            2. U don’t think about the cut off and start preparing for the mains at least ur optional subject. If u pass the exam then u will be more prepared for the mains.
            If u didn’t clear, still u will learn on how to answer the questions and all that which will be beneficial for u in 2018 mains.

            And as the cut off is concerned with 3-4 disputed questions everyone between 100-105 marks are on border. Anything can happen.

    • AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON

      Me too very confusing 98.66 Shankar ias …. kya hoga koi btao log to itne big big marks bna dete hai after each prelims and cutoff bhut km hi rh jati hai

      • Piyush Bhardwaj

        Bhai agar category hai to shayad boundary par ho, general ki cut off 100 se niche jaane ka bhut kam chance hai.

    • Bhoomi sharma

      Piyush you are in start preparing for mains😃

      • Piyush Bhardwaj

        Lag to kuch aisa hi raha hai😮😮

    • Lord Vorminious

      Can you tell me which questions are different in answer between Baba and the rest 2? I dont have the heart to check others, please tell me if possible.

      • Piyush Bhardwaj

        Q45- translocation of lion
        Q49-principle underlying cabinet form of govt
        Q80- implication of equality in society
        IAS baba aur Shankar ias ki keys me Q49 ka difference mujhe mila bas.
        Aur koi difference hoga to ya to wo ques mene attempt nhi kiya yaa phir wrong hoga sabhi keys k according.

        • KnowledgeBuff

          dono ki keys mein bas question 49 ka difference hai.
          And i think baba ji is incorrect here. What do you think?

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            I don’t know. Mujhe option c me kuch doubt hua to option b par tick kar diya tha mene. Lekin lag raha hai option c hi right hona chahiye. Babaji hi bata sakte hai ye to ab ki option b kyo hoga iska answer.

        • A Girl Has No Name

          the gypsum ques is also controversial,right?baba’s key says 1&3

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            I didn’t attempted that ques so haven’t checked that.

          • A Girl Has No Name

            ok..i wish it’s 1&3 🙁

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            Wikipedia says this

            However, not all contaminants are easily treated by bioremediation using microorganisms. For example, heavy metals such as cadmium and lead are not readily absorbed or captured by microorganisms. A recent experiment, however, suggests that fish bones have some success absorbing lead from contaminated soil.[5][6] Bone char has been shown to bioremediate small amounts of cadmium, copper, and zinc.[

          • A Girl Has No Name

            that’s not the ques i am talking about..it’s the water conservation one(where use of gypsum is the 2nd statement)

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            Ohh OK.😅😅

        • SM

          Q80- implication of equality in society isme kya issue h ?

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            Iasbaba and Shankar ias key is saying option A and gradeup key is saying option B.

    • Mukesh

      Bhai prepare for Mains

    • Tyler

      Bhai, Shankar IAS is the most accurate one. It’s almost perfect. U can disregard marks in baba key easily.

  • John Snow!

    Guys anywhere SET B keys available? Please let me know

    • Piyush Bhardwaj

      Iasbaba answer keys
      Q1-25=Q76-100 of set b
      Q26-50=Q51-75of set b
      Q51-100=Q1-50 of set b

      • Aisha

        Set A? Where do I get it

        • Piyush Bhardwaj

          I didn’t know about the arrangement of ques in setA.
          You can do one thing download Shankar ias answer key its given with the ques so that u can match it and u can also check that with the iasbaba key as both have key according to setD

          • Aisha

            I am getting 106. What do I do?

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            No one knows the real cut off its just all guessing. Only one thing is clear that in this exam the aspirant average marks have come down. Who got 130-150 previous year are scoring around 115-130.

          • Aisha

            I know. Another series gets me 108.6. Now that I look at the question paper I realize there were so many I could have gotten right. But did not write even a single test before. So I need to join a test series for regular practice.

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            Same with me also, 2ques I mark right at first sight but after checking again I marks incorrect option, some ques in polity goes wrong which was very easy if I would have revised once again the less expected chapters.
            But we can do nothing now. Reality is that the general category cut off can be anywhere between 110-105.

      • John Snow!

        Thanks Piyush!

        • Piyush Bhardwaj

          Mention not👍👍

  • Waris Pandher

    Hello iasbaba given the subjectivity of prelim even then what might be cut off this year ? I’m getting 105 to 107 by iasbaba & Shankar key .
    pls anyone share some gyaan it’s too stressful

  • Madhavi Yadav

    Dear Balaji..
    I haven’t cleared pres but I am hoping to clear it(my first attempt)
    I m getting 119.33(according to ur key) bt I’m doubtful ivc n deb question..which puts my score at 124..
    I religiously followed ur 60 days plan actively or passively.though questions may have not been repeated as it is but level of toughness always made me to go deeper in topics.

    N I m really greatfull for ur 2nd live mock test that opened my eyes..n made me realize ki upsc can play with us(upsc being upsc) n I did static,test papers n current affairs an integrated approach for last 2 weeks..
    That approach with some luck(a large of it) helped me to score a decent marks in this paper..I don’t know whether i will sail or not..just want to thank you for your efforts n guidance 🙂

    • Siddhartha_IAS

      My Personal view 119 great score .. from below comments & other source says cutoff 105-110 4 GC
      You are definitely to sail not sink .. Start 4 mains preparation
      All d best

      • Madhavi Yadav

        Thank you sir…yup I m starting for mains…:)

      • Mahesh M

        Hi..any hope for 98.67 obc with shankar key?

        • Siddhartha_IAS

          i cannot predict … yes for SC / ST – 98 + / – is possible .. 4 OBC guess i doubt .. but i suggest do not wait for result just start 4 mains …. UPSC is all about surprises

          Last but not least do take other Central / state level PSU exams … Luck may shine any where in this … … this is called back up plan for jobs thnx to -Mr.Siddharth Jain , AIR -13, 2015 ….. he said So …

          • Mahesh M

            Thank u bro😊👍

    • Chairman,Amar Ujala

      Who is Balaji ?
      All the best Madhavi
      Mains k liye lag jao 🙂

      • Madhavi Yadav

        It’s baba ji 🙁
        Thank you ji..n Aap bi shuru karo mains ki prep 🙂

    • SuperCommandoDhruv

      you will be through. All the best for mains. 🙂

    • Siddharth Jain

      How can I start preparation plz suggest …. how to approach all gs papers

    • Karthik Krishnan

      HI MADHVI ARE U FROM PUNE ?

      • Madhavi Yadav

        Nana… From lucknow 🙂

    • Scintillator

      hey there…… good to see that u have joined elite club….congo.. i also got a seat reserved for myself in that club…scored little extra than urs…(of course no medal for that) ..Bdw do share some insights on GEOGRAPHY as mine is also same…. last time couldnt make it for interview….. this time will have to work harder than any hard work done in past…all the best…!!

      • Madhavi Yadav

        Baap re elite club :/
        I havnt given even mains dear..so I may nt b able to tell u the right strategy..I m doing previous year question,book ,some coaching notes n will give geography tests from 1st week of August 🙂

    • Piyush Bhardwaj

      All the best for the mains👍👍👍

      • Madhavi Yadav

        Apko bi ..cut off ki tnsn na lo..prep shuru kar do 🙂

  • rajeev

    According to Vajiram Answer key
    Attempted-88(63-R,25-W)
    Final Score-109.33
    Fingers Crossed

  • One punch man

    I am in the range of 115-120…..lets see what happens…
    thanks Babaji for 60day plan and the answer key

  • Sachin Kumar

    SC cat ka cutoff kitna ho sakta h. 98.66 aa rahe hn.

  • avreet singh bhangoo

    cut off i guess wont go below 110 .
    worst case scenario would be 110.

    • rahul bansal

      although no authority on the issue… but i was there after prelims last year…. people were scoring 130s with ease… 10 people i know who scored 130s last year but have failed to scored 110 this time… cutoff will drop between 105 and 110 and god knows may be more..students are human beings too..

      • Piyush Bhardwaj

        100-110 k beech student ki population bhut jyada hai upsc ka cut off ab pata nhi kaha aakar rukega 100-110 me.

        • rahul bansal

          thing is most of people on these pages are serious candidates… upsc gonna select 16k for mains and these guys are among 16k…so dont worry … m optimistic with 114(worst case).. so should u

  • rahul bansal

    117 according to every key.. insights, shanker , iasbab… 117 is the new constant.

  • annjins

    105.33 ..attempted 86
    Correct 61

    • rishav krishna

      same 63 correct 31 wrong? what are the chances?

  • SIMRAN

    thankzz babaji..:) hope to write my first mains this year.. it is all because of your selfless efforts.. m getting 132.. (c-72, w-18 )

    • Piyush Bhardwaj

      Itne marks lakar bhi hope??😮
      Aji aapko to hope to k place par going to write mains likhna chahiye.
      All the best for the mains👍👍

      • Chairman,Amar Ujala

        I dont know how people are saying this ? upar bhi kuch comments kar rakhe hain.
        if you are getting 110+ then certainly you should start mains .
        Are they unaware of the toughness or easy level of paper or they just want to add salt in our wound ?

        • Piyush Bhardwaj

          Maybe they are giving their first attempt therefore did not knows about the difficulty level between previous year paper and this year paper.

  • Mahesh M

    Any chance for me… 98.67 according to shankar (obc)?

  • The Silent Guardian

    Thank you baba for 60 days plan…score is decent..hoping to clear pre….though questions were tricky but hardwork,intelligent guesses worked my way
    To other people whose scores are little low and who are disheartened please dont lose hope. Because this paper cant check your intelligence…many of the questions were factual..though I worked hard but I think luck was on my side as in many of questions the calculated risk paid off
    All the best to all..Hope is a good friend

  • Smiley

    Getting 119.34 hoping +ve result
    Thanks babaji

  • Suprme Leader on Kharai-Camel

    Aah, I tricked UPSC. They tried very hard to eliminate me in prelims only. They inundated paper with POLITY to which I hate as much as my NALAYAK X-gal friend. But I had my spare weapons for Mass destruction “Microlith” (Sixth-sense)—-Delivered Super duper extra ordinary performance in prelims 2017.

    Score will revolve around—
    BABA JEE KEY: 110
    INSIGHTs Key: 112.66
    (Special thanks to both of you)

    P.S: Cut off is no way going to be above 112.65 for any category.

  • Divyangana

    scoring 99…general…any chances???

    • Rohan Vijay

      prepare for 2018

  • Sachin Kumar

    BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was test fired from a mobile launcher from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at #Chandipur#

    • Pushkar Dwivedi

      Was there any question regarding this in the paper??

      • saran

        yes. That sea shore question. Chandipur was the answer.

  • KopSC

    111-116 range
    koi chance hai kya?

  • NityaRn

    GUYS Scoring around 112- 114 as per various keys, General category.
    Should I start for mains? First attempt

    • Rohan Vijay

      Fair chance, but border. There is a huge chunk in the 110-115 range. So cut off will definitely be between 115-120, or higher. Definitely not below 110 in any case.
      Just the observation that people getting high last year are getting low is not at all justified. I know MANY who were getting low last year, and storming 125 plus with ease this year. So it has gone both ways. Please dont expect cutoff to fall, be realistic. Prepare for mains because you anyway have to prepare mains in any case, make your optional strong.

      • NityaRn

        Thanks for the reply. I really hope I get to write mains. Started preparing nonetheless
        *fingers crossed*

        • Tyler

          Bhai, max log jiska 108-109 banthe hain.. sab khulmilaake confidence keliye prev cut off Ko mind pe rakh ke 110-115 aayega boltha hain. Jiska 102-103 aatha hain.. wo b round off karke 105-110 aayega boltha hain. So most people exaggeratearks to satisfy themselves. Don’t worry.
          As per above person logic, there was a huge chunk in 120-125 last year.. cut off 120+ tha kya..? I know who scored 135+140 many last time still cutoff 116. This time most people scoring around 100-110 only . If you wanna check confirm real score

          Go with Shankar IAS key and be confident with that keyarks exactly (without assuming anything) . If you are getting more than 105 definitely you are in genuinely

          • NityaRn

            I checked with Shankar only – 114

          • kirti

            last time i got 109.34.
            this time geting 108 counting negative marks for all controversial questions.
            i was losing all hope yhn sbke 120+ wale comments dekh ke.
            tmhra commnt se thodi umeed bn ri hai.

    • Coma-Doof Warrior

      Cut off won’t cross 110 in any case. Start your prep for Mains. All the best.

  • Rashmi

    Baba ji thank you for your guidance…..i am scoring 119 after taking mine IVC as incorrect….. I really hope to write the mains this year… just want to thank you for your 60 day plan and especially the mock tests which made me keep my cool…thanks a lot….it wouldnt have been possible without it and obviously a lot of luck because it was much needed during the paper…i really hope 119 is a safe score for gen category…thank you baba ji…

  • Coma-Doof Warrior

    Scoring 123-125 by your key. Thank you IASbaba. ILP (Babapedia, VAN and tests), 60 Day Plan and PIB Gist sailed me through this time.

    Eagerly waiting for you to start of with TLP 2017.

    Thank you once again.

  • Ab ki baari IPS adhikari

    Thank you Babaji, scoring around 109-112 — Border :'(
    Felt many questions to be familiar while answering on D Day. If I had followed ILP test series more seriously, I could have scored more.
    Waiting for TLP

  • iasbeats

    Getting 112 +/-3 ….Not very sure about selection 🙁
    Help babaji !

    • Start preparing for Mains

  • The_Amicable.Learner

    Attempt – 81 ; Correct – 67 ; Wrong – 14
    Score = 124.67
    Thanks Iasbaba.

  • Ankit Raj Sankhla

    Score 110 …obc …ho jayega kya ??

  • Sunanda

    Hi, I have a doubt on Industrial dispute act. The act actually bans flash strikes. So technically one could still conduct strike by giving a notice period but the power to decide is vested with managements. Court of inquiry option was already provided in the 1927 act. So does option D fulfills the provision or B? I don’t know whether I’m doing excessive hair splitting!!

  • Rohit

    105 can this score help for mains call?

  • Rohit

    105 can this score help for mains call?

    • annjins

      Same for me too….quite confused😢 .hop for the best

  • Ankit Raj Sankhla

    Baba ji kya kehte hai cutoff k bare me

  • utkarsh

    106.67 score acc. to shankars key … 2 attempt in pre… last time got 105.34 marks gen cat… can i sail through in prelims?

  • Nikita Mangal

    where i can find the answer key for other series?
    Thanks in advance

  • Nivedita

    Everyone is debating on GS-1 cutoff and barely recognizing that Paper-2 is going to have a HUGE impact on cutoff this year.

    • February

      Everyone is also assuming that baba ki key is correct while there are 3 wrong answers in it..

  • February

    RTV, IVC and Cabinet ..all 3 wrong in ur key..
    THoda patience and research ke saath key nikali hoti tumne baba..18 ko hi aa g lgi thi kya.

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