The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) successfully conducted the preliminary examination for Civil Services and Forest Services on 7 August, 2016. Around 11.36 lakhs aspirants from across the country appeared for the examination. The first paper started from 9.30 AM and continued till 11.30 AM while the second paper commenced from 2.30 PM and continued till 4.30 PM.

General Studies Paper - I Analysis

S. No. Topic Questions
1 Indian Polity 7
2 History and Culture 15
3 Science and Technology 8
4 Geography 7
5 Economy 18
6 Environment 18
7 Current Affairs 27
  Total 100

General Studies Paper - II Analysis

  Topic Questions
Reasoning Analytical Reasoning 15
  Directions, Coding Decoding, Cubes 5
  Math Reasoning 7
Quant Numbers / Fractions 4
  Averages / Percentages 7
  Ratios, Mixtures 2
  Time, Speed, Distance & Work 3
  Algebra 2
  Geometry, Mensuration 3
  P&C, Probability, Sets 3
Verbal Critical Reasoning / Single Question RC 14
  Two Question - RC (1 Passage) 2
  Four Question RC (3 Passages) 12
  Logical Consistency 1
  Total 80