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UPSC Prelims 2018 GS Paper I: Exam Analysis, Solved Paper & Cutoffs

UPSC Prelims 2018

The UPSC Prelims 2018 was conducted on 3rd June, 2018.

Download the UPSC Prelims 2018 GS Paper I Solved Paper with Answer Key and Detailed Solutions here: http://bit.ly/upscprelimssolvedpaper2018
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Here’s the exam analysis of Paper I. 

Subject No. of Questions
History, Art & Culture 21
Geography & Environment 14
Polity & Governance 18
Economy 18
Sciene & Technology 11
International Relations 6
Current Affairs 12
Total 100
 
Level of Difficulty: Moderate.
 
Some questions were direct and easy while few others were very difficult. Economy and History section has tough questions. On the other hand, history questions were analytical. Extensive reading of newspapers was required for a few questions. Candidates who built the habit of reading newspapers extensively had a plus point here. Overall, the paper was a higher and improved version of 2017 Prelims.
 
UPSC Prelims 2018 Paper I – Answer Key to Set A

Question no.

Answer Key Question no. Answer Key Question no. Answer Key Question no. Answer Key
1 B 26 D 51 C 76 D
2 D 27 D 52 C 77 A
3 C 28 A 53 B 78 C
4 B 29 A 54 A 79 A
5 A 30 A 55 D 80 B
6 C 31 C 56 C 81 B
7 A 32 A 57 C 82 B
8 D 33 A 58 C 83 B
9 C 34 C 59 C 84 D
10 A 35 B 60 D 85 A
11 C 36 B 61 A 86 B
12 D 37 B 62 D 87 D
13 D 38 B 63 B 88 C
14 D 39 A 64 B 89 B
15 C 40 C 65 A 90 C
16 A 41 C 66 B 91 B
17 C 42 D 67 D 92 C
18 D 43 C 68 D 93 B
19 A 44 B 69 C 94 A
20 B 45 C 70 D 95 A
21 B 46 B 71 B 96 B
22 B 47 D 72 A 97 C
23 A 48 C 73 B 98 A
24 B 49 C 74 C 99 D
25 B 50 D 75 C 100

B

 
UPSC Prelims 2018 Expected Cutoffs

Based on our analysis, the expected cutoffs for UPSC prelims this year would be 99 +/-2.

UPSC Prelims Previous Years Cutoffs

Category

2017 Cut off 2016 Cut off 2015 Cut off 2014 Cut off 2013 Cut Off
General 105.34 116 107.34 205 241
OBC 102.66 110.66 106 204 222
SC 88.66 99.34 94 182 207
ST 88.66 96 91.34 174 200
PH 1 85.34 75.34 90.66 167 199
PH 2 61.34 72.66 76.66 113 184
PH 3 40 40 40 115 163
Max Marks 200 200 200 385

400

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