UPSC Prelims 2016 Answer Key Released: Check Your Marks Here


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The Answer Key of the Civil Services Prelims examination 2016, of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) was announced on 7 August 2016. The answer key with explanations and expected cut off was displayed on the website of NeoStencil ( NeoStencil is India’s premier online preparation platform for UPSC that provides live online IAS coaching from more than 20 top IAS coaching institutes of Delhi.

Approximately 11.37 lakh candidates registered this year for the UPSC IAS Preliminary Examination.

The Preliminary Exam consists of two papers with multiple-choice questions. Both the papers carry 200 marks each (total 400 marks); this exam is designed to serve as a screening test only. The syllabus for Preliminary Exams Paper-I is of General Studies, which includes mainly the current affairs. In the CSAT or Paper-II of Preliminary Exam, which is the Aptitude Test, the candidate will have to score a minimum 33% of marks for qualifying in Mains (written). Only a candidate who qualifies in both papers will be eligible to appear for the UPSC mains exam on December 3, 2016.

Download the UPSC Prelims 2016 Answer Key here (

UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2016 has been prepared on NeoStencil by the best experienced teachers. On the basis of the demands and needs of students, NeoStencil will render useful and important guidelines for the aspirants who appeared in Prelims 2016. Till date, more than 300,000 aspirants have benefitted from NeoStencil.

About NeoStencil

NeoStencil is an Education Technology company founded by AIIMS, IIT and IIM Alumni. This is a unique platform for UPSC/IAS Preparation where you can access live classrooms of Delhi’s best IAS coaching institutes from the comfort of your home. Students don’t have to travel far to Delhi and face a costly relocation and the ordeal of leaving the security and comfort of home, family, and friends.

NeoStencil offers you expert guidance for Civil Services exams from top teachers of popular IAS coaching institutes of Delhi, who have had years of experience in successfully mentoring the candidates to develop a holistic approach to their preparation for the exams. In addition to nationally renowned faculty, there are free seminars and sessions regularly conducted by previous year’s toppers to help students prepare effectively. They have nurtured and created toppers. In the  IAS 2016 results, there were 370+ selections with 4 out of top 10 ranks.