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IAS PRELIMS 2019 PAPER ANALYSIS

Paper Is Comparitively Tougher Than Previous 5 Year Pre-Papers


Important Conclusions Can Be Drawn From The Trend
  1. PAPER IS SLIGHTLY SHIFTING TOWARDS FACTS THAN THE CONCEPTUAL WISE ANALYSIS
  2. History becoming a hard nut to crack., The questions on History were beyond expectations,
  3. As per the experts, General Studies, or GS Paper-I, most of the questions were from Current Affairs [ over 50], Geography and Environment.
  4.  Traditional topics like Polity were not difficult and relatively easy. While History gave a huge surprise as many questions were asked and were quite difficult. Hence breaking the previous year’s trend.
  5. From Economics some questions such as on Money Multiplier and Poverty Line required applied knowledge of students.
  6. Conceptual questions were difficult as options were close to each other making guesswork quite difficult.
  7. The dominance of environment-based questions ebbed as this year we saw around 15 environment-based questions.
  8. So, the questions were better distributed across topics and subtopics. This played a positive role as candidates were not rewarded or punished based on his/her individual strength or weaknesses.

Cut-off Expectations are below

CATEGORY EXPECTED CUT-OFF
GENERAL 95 ± 2
OBC 90 ± 2
SC 83 ± 2
ST 80 ± 2
PwBD-1 73 ±2
PwBD-2 50 ±2
PwBD-3 40

PREVIOUS YEAR – 2018 CUTTOFFS

EXAM GENERAL OBC SC ST PH1 PH2 PH3
Prelims 98 96.66 84 83.34 73.34 53.34 40
Mains 774 732 719 719 711 696 520
FINAL 982 938 912 912 899 908 754

2 Comments

  1. Priya

    Sir the cutoff what you mentioned was for only paper 1 or else combination of both the papers can you please clarify my doubt ?!

    1. admin

      It’s combination of both papers. Sorry for the delayed response. Thanks for your time.

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