Official Answer Key of Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2015 Published

UPSC has published the official answer key of Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2015, which was conducted on August 23rd, 2015. UPSC usually publishes preliminary exam answer key for the ‘IAS exam’ only after the exam cycle is over – ie. after Prelims, Mains and Interview.

Download the official UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2015 Answer Key

Aspirants can download the official UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2015 answer key from the link given. Note: You may need to register/login to download the same.

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How to access official UPSC Answer Keys from 2011?

ClearIAS mock test platform has provided links to attempt previous year UPSC CSE Preliminary Exam question papers in a timed environment with negative marking to replicate UPSC exam conditions. All of these question papers – right from 2011 – are solved as per official UPSC answer keys. All aspirants who enroll for ClearIAS Prelims Test Series 2016 will get free access to re-take and revise the UPSC question papers as per official UPSC key.

What’s the significance of official UPSC question paper and answer-key?

  • Authoritative.
  • Many books/online sources which publishes previous year question papers have lot of mistakes with respect to the answers given.
  • Be familiar with UPSC standards.
  • Sometimes, UPSC repeats questions from previous year papers (Eg: 2015 question on Buddha, which was an exact repetition of the question in 2014. Unless familiar with the official answer key, it was tough to correctly answer the same.)

Official answers to the ambiguous questions in UPSC CSE Prelims 2015

Qn 1: A decrease in tax to GDP ratio of a country indicates which of the following?

  1. Slowing economic growth rate.
  2. Less equitable distribution of national income.
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Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  • A. 1 only
  • B. 2 only
  • C. Both 1 and 2
  • D. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer given by UPSC- A

Qn 2: What explains the eastward flow of the equatorial counter-current?

  • A. The Earth’s rotation on its axis
  • B. Convergence of the two equatorial currents
  • C. Difference in salinity of water
  • D. Occurrence of the belt of calm near the equator

Answer given by UPSC – B

Qn 3: With reference to the Cabinet Mission, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. It recommended a federal government.
  2. It enlarged the powers of the Indian courts.
  3. It provided for more Indians in the ICS.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  • A. 1 only
  • B. 2 and 3
  • C. 1 and 3
  • D. None

Answer given by UPSC – A

For an exact re-take of UPSC CSE 2015, refer: UPSC CSE Prelims 2015 GS Paper 1 Official Question Paper Retake (205P).

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