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1.1 Analysis : Detailed analysis, answer key, explanation of UPSC CSE Prelims / CSAT paper 1 (2016)
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Roman Saini has analysed all the 100 questions of 2016 CSAT UPSC CSE prelims paper 1 and has provided a detailed feedback. Question paper was largely predictable but some of the questions were really tough to solve. some shockers include 0 questions from art and culture and 40% paper came from contemporary affairs. Watch this lesson and gain a lot of wonderful insights.

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Awesome lectures! Many times while describing you use another term instead of what is intended like S.P. in case of M.P. or so on. I know that it's a silly mistake & most probably arises due to an attempt in delivering the lectures as fast as u can. But sometimes it creates confusion. So please take care of it. Thanks a lot. :)
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102-103 marks from general category.. Sir pls tell me my chances.. Should I start preparing for mains??? Pls pls help me
Akhil sehrawat
3 years ago
I am getting 104...but it looks we hav not vry good chance
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Ankita nandi
3 years ago
But should I start preparing for mains
Akhil Sehrawat
3 years ago
Quite obvious.... hopefully this year or the next year u gonna write it..so start preparing.... don't even think about prelims result nd start preparing... either u will waste a lot of time in comparing marks
Hi sir, I am a regular follower of unacademy and Roman sir in particular...I want to let u know that Ur videos (all unacademy IAS videos ) helped me in my preparation... I am one of the huge beneficiar of this awesome videos... I happy to tell u that I performed good in prelims only cos of Ur videos... I found the question paper easy cos I felt maximum question are direct from the videos ... and Ur cheat codes really worked for me .... actually I saw it for the 1st time after 2015 prelims exam is over literally felt depressed that I couldn't c that video earlier.. sir,one more thing I wanna let u know that ,I never completed lakshmikanth polity cos how many times I read those chapter I use to forget them.. the max I read Lakshmi kanth is up to FR's..ur polity high yield series and bhavin sir videos helped me to perform good in the exam.. still wanted to tell u more n more but am unable to express my self but sir , I hope u would read my post n I just want to let u know that one of ur student performed good
Roman Saini
3 years ago
Thanks for the wonderful comments. I appreciate the fact you benefitted from it.
2010: Change in the trends of paper started . Most difficult GS paper till date was designed . Message was clearly to follow the STANDARD TEXT BOOKS with DEEP UNDERSTANDING & to THROW THE COACHING MATERIAL IN DUSTBIN . 2011 : It was a much balanced paper . NCERT Book based ideal paper . It said READ NCERTs . 2012 : The message was to SUPPLEMENT NCERTs with STANDARD BOOKS 2013 : It was an easy to moderate paper based on TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE ( HISTORY , ECONOMY , POLITY ,GEOGRAPHY ) 2014 : Message was READ ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGY AND ART & CULTURE PROPERLY . 2015 : Paper signified the IMPORTANCE OF PAST YEAR PAPERS and CURRENT AFFAIRS . 2016 : The message is clear cut in one line is : READ THE NEWSPAPER( THE HINDU ) DAILY WITHOUT MISSING A SINGLE DAY FOR A YEAR TILL THE DATE OF EXAM
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Strong Message to UPSC---This is not a place where there is survival of the fittest...This is not a forest ...We are human beings..We compete with our fellow country people...If you prepare for this exam and then you will know the pain of students.. ... I'm sure ..more than 90% of you will fail in the prelims stage itself..The questions you set up must be logic and it should cover the syllabus uniformly.....Your foremost duty is to select the best candidates to serve the country...
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On behalf of UPSC, i would like to apologise to all the aspirants who took the Civil Services Preliminary exam 2016. Very sorry to say that, they had lost the syllabus pattern at the last moment.So they hurrily prepared some random questions. As a result we can find lots of questions having the word Recently... Recently Recently Recently??? Then why we should study Geography or Polity or Science recently?.....
  1. Detailed analysis, solution, explanation of UPSC CSE Prelims - 2016 1.1 Presented by Dr. Roman Saini


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  4. 40 Dynamic 60 Static If I had absolute perfect knowledge of entire humanity in August 2014 I went to coma Came back to give this paper I can not attempt 40 questions


  5. UPSC CSE 2016 Prelims CSAT paper 1 International B, C, P, C, R, S etc. Science and Technology EnE Govt schemes National P, B, M, S Economy Ancient and medieval history Polity Modern History Geography General Trivia Art and Culture 20 13 12 6 3


  6. Commentary - 1 Paper was very factual. If you know the answer you will get it correct Nothing came from art and culture 40 questions were related to reports, meetings, IR, SnT, EnE, schemes etc. of last 1-2 wo related to reports, meetings,.IR. SnT, EnE, schemes etc of last 12 years Those who did not revise the current affairs properly will not succeed No stupid questions were asked 20-30 questions were very easy However about 70-80 % of the paper was of a moderate to high difficulty level and Those who did not revise the current affairs properly will not succeed . . hence, it will be the key determinant of cut-off


  7. Commentary - 2 Paper was very factual. If you know the answer you will get it correct Nothing came from art and culture 40 questions were related to reports, meetings, IR, SnT, EnE, schemes etc. of last 1-2 wo related to reports, meetings,.IR. SnT, EnE, schemes etc of last 12 years Those who did not revise the current affairs properly will not succeed No stupid questions were asked 20-30 questions were very easy However about 70-80 % of the paper was of a moderate to high difficulty level and Those who did not revise the current affairs properly will not succeed . . hence, it will be the key determinant of cut-off


  8. Surprise: 10% of paper from medieval and ancient history (not easy , to solve, need in depth knowledge) EnE: Still significant (I counted its question in bodies) Geography Shock, just 6 question Unnecessary focus on national and international bodies, schemes etc. (I wrote this line last year also) 3 from general trivia EnE and SnT: Made about 25-30% of question paper (As emphasized upon)


  9. International bodies, committees, partnerships, conventions, reports, summits etc 20 questions: 2, 11, 13, 14, 15, 20, 27, 30, 37, 41, 42, 56, 67, 68, 70, 75, 77, 81, 82, 97 Environment and Ecology: 12 questions: 6, 22, 44, 45, 52, 53, 54, 55, 57, 86, 90, 98 Science and Technology 13 questions: 5, 24, 31, 35, 36, 46, 47, 59, 66, 78, 79, 87, 91 National programs, bodies missions, schemes: 11 questions 7, 16, 21, 23, 26, 32, 33, 48, 63, 76, 84, Polity: 9 questions 1, 25, 34, 40, 62, 72, 73, 95, 100 Ancient and medieval history: 10 questions: 9, 10, 17. 38, 39, 50, 65, 80, 88, 89


  10. . Economy: 10 questions: 3, 4, 8, 12, 18, 29, 43, 60, 61, 71 General trivia: 3 questions 19, 51, 99 Art and Culture : O questions . Modern History: 6 questions: 49, 58, 64, 69, 92, 93 .Geography: 6 questions: 28, 74, 83, 85, 94, 96