The civil services examination is conducted by the UPSC every year in three stages - preliminary, main and interview - to select candidates for prestigious Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among other services.
Lakhs of candidates try their luck every year, but only less than 0.5% make to the services. A total of 9,45,908 candidates had applied for the civil services exam this year. Only 49% of the total candidates or 4,65,882 candidates took the examination.
UPSC had decided to make Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) a qualifying paper for the civil services exams following protests from various students' organisations. The examination format was revised in such a way that from this year Paper-II will be considered only as a qualifying paper. A candidate needs to score merely 33% in this paper and it will not be added to the total.
In effect, the results will be solely determined by the candidate's performance in Paper-I, which is a general knowledge test, provided one qualifies Paper II.
Here is the answer key for the General Studies (Prelims) Paper provided by Chanakya IAS Academy:
(Source: Knowledge Partner: Chanakya IAS Academy)