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UPSC Mains 28th Oct Exam Essay Paper 2017 Solution,Analysis

UPSC Mains 28th Oct Exam Essay Paper 2017 Solution,Analysis:

The Union Public Service Commission has advertised the Notification for Civil Services Prelim/ Main Examinations Cut off Marks/ Minimum Qualifying Marks. UPSC post declaration of Civil Services Preliminary Exam Result on the basis of Cut off Marks shortlisted the candidates for CS Main Examination 2017 & going to conduct the Civil Services Main Examinations from 28th October 2017. In assistance to Candidates going to appear in the Exam the Expected Cut off Marks for CS 2017 Prelim/ Main/ Total Cut off (Category wise) are going to be intimated.      

UPSC Civil Services Main Exam Dec 2017 Analysis


To checks a candidate’s knowledge of the topics in the syllabus as well as his/her analytical ability UPSC organized the Civil Service Main Exam (Paper-1) on scheduled 28th October 2017. In assistance to candidates answered the Examination the paper analysis/ how to improve skills/ score in the Examination/ Instructions- Exam required paper wise cut off marks/ percentile are stated hereunder. The Detailed paper wise analysis can be added by the Candidates through below given comment columns & can be assisted from our notification sections on regular basis.

UPSC 28th Oct IAS CS Mains Paper-I Analysis 2017

CS 2017 Main Examination: Main Examination was intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and the depth of understanding of the candidates, rather than merely the range of their information and memory

UPSC 28th October Civil Services (IAS) Mains 2017: ESSAY Question Paper

UPSC Civil Services Paper 2017

Instructions: Write two essays, choosing one from each of the following Section A & B, in about 1000-1200 words.

Total Marks : 250


1. Family has lost the ability to be a source of subsistence for majority of farmers in India.

(भारत में अधिकतर कृषकों के लिए कृषि जीवन-निर्वाह का एक सक्षम स्रोत नहीं रही है | )

2. Impact of the new economic measures on fiscal ties between the union and states in India.

(भारत में संघ और राज्यों के बीच राजकोषीय संबधों पर नए आर्थिक उपायों का प्रभाव | )

3. Destiny of a nation is shaped in its classrooms.

(राष्ट्र के भाग्य का स्वरूप-निर्माण उसकी कक्षाओं से होता है |)

4. Has the Non-Alignment Movement (NAM) lost its relevance in a multipolar world ?

(क्या गुटनिरपेक्ष आंदोलन (नाम) का एक बहुध्रुवी विश्व में अपनी प्रासंगिकता को खो बैठा है ?)


1. Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.

(हर्ष कृतज्ञता का सरलतम रुप है | )

2. Fulfilment of ‘New Women’ in India is a myth.

(भारत में ‘नए युग की नारी’ की परिपूर्णता का मिथक है |)

3. We may brave human laws but cannot resist natural laws.

(हम मानवीय नियमो का तो साहसपूर्वक सामना कर सकते है, परन्तु प्राकृतिक नियमों का प्रतिरोध नई कर सकते है |)

4. ‘Social Media’ is a inherently a selfish medium.

(‘सोशल मीडिया’ अंतर्निहित रूप से एक स्वार्थपरायण माध्यम है |)

UPSC Civil Services Previous Year Paper 2016

Instructions: Write two essays, choosing one from each of the following Section A & B, in about 1000-1200 words.

Total Marks : 250


1. If development is not engendered, it is endangered

(स्त्री-पुरुष सामान सरोकारों को शामिल किये बिना विकास संकटग्रस्त है )

2. Need brings greed, if greed increases it spoils breed

(आवश्यकता लोभ की जननी है तथा लोभ का आधिक्य नस्ले बरबर्ड करता है )

3. Water disputes between states in federal India

(संघीय भारत में राज्यो के बीच जल विवाद )

4. Innovation is the key determinant of economic growth and social welfare

(नवप्रवर्तन आर्थिक संवर्द्धि और सामाजिक कल्याण का अपरिहार्य निर्धारक है )


1. Cooperative federalism: Myth or Reality

(सहकारी संघवाद : मिथक अथवा यथार्थ )

2. Cyberspace and internet: Blessing or curse to the human civilization in the long run

(साइबरस्पेस और इन्टरनेट : दीर्घ अवधि में मानव सभ्यता के लिए वरदान अथवा अभिशाप)

3. Near jobless growth in India: An anomaly or an outcome of economic reforms

(भारत में लगभग रोजगार विहीन संवर्द्धि : आर्थिक सुधार की विसंगति या परिणाम)

4. Digital Economy: A leveller or a Source of Economic Inequality

(डिजिटल अर्थवव्यस्था : एक समताकारी या आर्थिक असमता का स्त्रोत )


The conventional essay-type Paper-1 organized by commission on prescribed 3rd December, the Essay type 250 Marks Questions were asked in the subjects prescribed by the Commission.

On 3rd December 2016, UPSC conducted the Essay type paper-1 for the civil services mains examination.
The essay Type paper answered by the Main Qualified candidates in the medium authorized in admission certificate which must be stated clearly on the cover of this question-cum-answer (QCA) booklet in the space provided. The candidates written the Essay paper in the relevant manner within prescribed word limit, should be considered in preferences.

Important To Notice

Here are some useful last-minute tips that will help you get that extra edge.

Instructions to write better in Exam:

  • Pay close attention to the word directives given in each question. These directives give an indication of the style in which the examiner would like you structure and write it. A detailed analysis of directives is recommended.
  • Always keep the answers simple & relevant. This exam demands complex concepts to be explained in simple language. The main focus should be to craft answers which will articulate the message in the best possible manner as question required.
  • ‘Introduction’ part of the answer should be kept crisp and to-the-point. Remember, it is meant to give the reader a glimpse of the answer and not the whole story. It is highly recommended that the candidate write a brief background on the theme of discussion.



CS Earlier Paper Trends/ Difficulty Levels


UPSC Civil Services Mains 2017 Expected Cut off Marks 

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2017: In shortlisting of Candidates for UPSC Main Examination Commission prepared the Cut off Marks/ minimum qualifying marks/ Last recommended candidate’s Marks to qualify & allowing the candidates for Civil Service Main Exam. Hereby the aspirants are intimating for CS Main Exam 2017 expected Cut off Marks/ marks to qualify for Interview. Along with the CS 2017 (Prelim/ Main) Exam Qualifying marks/ Results/ Merit lists, Previous Years Cut off Marks shall be intimated at the Commission website.

Civil Services Examination 2017 the minimum qualifying standards (marks)/marks secured by the last recommended candidate in various categories at various stages shall be decided by the Commission.

UPSC IAS Mains Essay Paper Analysis 2017

For Prelims- Cut off marks shall be based on GS Paper‐I only. However, GS Paper‐II shall be qualifying with 33% (66.66) marks. (Rule 15 of Civil Services Examination, 2015)

For Mains– Subject to 10% marks in each of the seven competitive papers i.e. Essay, GS‐I, GS‐II, GS‐III, GS‐IV, Optional‐I and Optional.

UPSC Cut off Marks 2016:

Hereby the candidates are given the Civil Service Examination Cut off Marks of 2016 Year. CS (Prelim/ Main/ Total) Cut off Marks/ Minimum Qualifying or Last candidate’s Qualifying marks are given hereunder.

Exam General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-2 PH-3
CS (Prelim) 116.00 110.66 99.34 96.00 75.34 72.66 40.00
CS (MAIN) 787 745 739 730 713 740 545
CS (FINAL) 988 951 937 920 927 951 817

UPSC Cut off Marks 2015:

Hereby the candidates are given the Civil Service Examination Cut off Marks of 2015 Year. CS (Prelim/ Main/ Total) Cut off Marks/ Minimum Qualifying or Last candidate’s Qualifying marks are given hereunder.

Exam General OBC SC ST PH-1 PH-2 PH-3
CS (Prelim) 107.36 106.00 94.00 91.34 90.66 76.66 40.00
CS (MAIN) 676 630 622 617 580 627 504
CS (FINAL) 877 834 810 801 802 830 697

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UPSC CS 2017 Main Exam Dates
UPSC is conducting Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2016 at 23 Centres from 28-10-2017 to 03-11-2017.

How to get the Exam Cut off Marks status:

  • Log on to the website of the Commission
  • Go to the Notification section over webpage
  • Search for Examination section over homepage
  • Select Cut off Marks segment
  • Check the 2017 segment select Civil Service Examination link
  • Open the link view out the Exam minimum qualifying marks cat wise.

Website of the Commission: www.upsc.gov.in

1 Comment

  1. Nagendra

    send 2016 GS main all 4 papers +essay solutions

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