UPSC Mains 3rd Dec Exam Essay Paper 2016 Solution,Analysis

By | December 5, 2016

UPSC Mains 3rd Dec Exam Essay Paper 2016 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 2016 & going to conduct the Civil Services Main Examinations from 3rd to 9th December 2016. In assistance to Candidates going to appear in the Exam the Expected Cut off Marks for CS 2016 Prelim/ Main/ Total Cut off (Category wise) are going to be intimated.      

UPSC Civil Services Main Exam 3rd Dec 2016 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 3rd Dec 2016. 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 3rd Dec IAS CS Mains Paper-I Analysis 2016

CS 2016 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 3rd December Civil Services (IAS) Mains 2016: ESSAY Question Paper

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.



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UPSC Civil Services Mains 2016 Expected Cut off Marks 

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2016: 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 2016 expected Cut off Marks/ marks to qualify for Interview. Along with the CS 2016 (Prelim/ Main) Exam Qualifying marks/ Results/ Merit lists, Previous Years Cut off Marks shall be intimated at the Commission website.

Civil Services Examination2016 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 2016-17

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‐

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

new-blink UPSC CS 2016 Main Exam Dates UPSC is conducting Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2016 at 23 Centres from 03-12-2016 to 09-12-2016.


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 2016 segment select Civil Service Examination link
  • Open the link view out the Exam minimum qualifying marks cat wise.

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  1. Nagendra

    send 2016 GS main all 4 papers +essay solutions

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