KPSC Prelims 2015 Answer Keys

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Update: We've created a poll in the right hand sidebar. The poll will give rough idea of how much people are scoring, and it can help us estimate how others have performed.

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If any of you find any discrepancies please leave your answer in the comment section with link to answers / reasons. There can be 2 - 5 % error.

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Answers re-verified:

Paper 1:

Question 59: In terms of percentage of the cumulative FDI equity inflows during the period from April 2000 to March 2014, what is the share of FDI in the Indian Service Sector?

Ans: (b) 54 percent (submitted by Basavraj)

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Paper 2:

Question 26: While travelling on Highway, if the kiometre stone is marked (painted) with white and semicircular top portion of km stone is marked with brilliant green color, then this highway must be:

Ans: (a) State Highway (submitted by Santhosh)

Question 39: Regarding Bala Sanjivini programme, it's mainly targetted at malnourished children and the word malnourished is not mentioned.

So answer could be (d) None of the above. (submitted by Santhosh)

Question 50: If the earth is at one fourth of it's present distance from the sun, the duration of the year will be

Ans: (b) one-eigth of the present year. (submitted by Dr.Rahul)

Question 52: In our homes, a tester glows when it touches the live terminal of AC mains but does not glow when it touches neutral terminal. The reason is:

Ans: (c) the neutral terminal is at the same voltage as the ground. (submitted by Aniruddha Poonia)

Question 54: The reason to keep us awake and sometimes sleepy even when we are not tired, is due to a hormone called

Ans: (d) Serotonin (submitted by Dr.Rahul)

Question 65: A husband and wife have normal vision but father of both of them were colour-blind. Probability of their first daughter to be colour-blind is:

Ans: (d) 0% (submitted by Dr.Rahul)

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  • shyamala

    sir my score is 165 and sc women can i be eligible

  • KAS

    Sir I got 160 marks under 3B kannada medium male
    whar are the chances of clearing the prelims?

  • kanakaraj

    sir i got 138 marks. i am belongs to 2A rural and kannada medium. is their any chances. please inform to my mobile number 8105302537

  • srividhya

    hi Sir
    i wanted a suggestion. can you help us in explaining the way of presenting an answer for the mains as presenting the answer in better way will fetch good marks.
    it will be very helpful if you would start some answer writing challenges with kpsc syllabus as we don’t get this kind of help in any sites for kpsc. As a graduates most are knowledgeable but guidance for what is needed and where we should concentrate will be very helpful for self studying aspirants like me as we cant find time to meet professional teachers like you personally.
    taking help of this site I’m requesting you to help us with any kind of weekly or daily test.
    pls do reply sir.
    note : self preparing students like me who are aming to clear this issue of writing answers and getting it reviewed, you also come forward with some ideas and discussion so that we all can help each others

  • CNBA

    Hello sir ,
    Do you have any information,whether objections have been raised for the questions such as
    1 Number of triangles (12) question.
    2 1813 act
    3 Acetylene as ripen-er
    4 Both decision making questions etc
    Please give us the questions which have been wrongly represented in the key answers so that we can accurately calculate our score .
    Thanks a lot for your efforts .

  • rash

    sir my score is 206 ,2b cat will i be eligible sir

  • MGOWDA

    My score is 150.5 [ 3A women] can i be eligible Sir?

  • subrahmanya

    Sir I need a notes for mains in kannada language, is that available sir?

  • subrahmanya

    What is the chance for 175 score for gm male sir? Pls pls pls reply sir

  • Nandini. M

    Respected Sir, I have secured 143 marks in prelims after negative mark deductions. I belong to 3B category, Women. I want to know whether i wil clear my prelims or not pls?

    Reply

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  • Chaithra

    Plz sir clarify my doubts 🙁

  • Arun

    Hi sir I’m Arun ..regarding artificial ripening even acetylene gas is used …what’s your opinion sir

  • Chaithra

    I m worried sir..did they give marks or not ?

  • Chaithra

    Sir i have one doubt ie Amir khusrav has been regarded as great persian poet of the period of delhi sultanate,which among the follwing works were nt written by him?
    actual anzwr option a ) bt in key answers dey gave option D)mifrah-ul-futhua
    but mifrah ul futhua is also wrote by amir khusro …i googled it and seen plz sir clarify me regarding dis question

  • Meghana Manjunath

    Hello I have scored 145 (cat 1 woman) Wt are my chances of clearing the prelims? I had given the prelims based on my upsc preparations. Now I do not know the approach to follow to proceed with preparations for kpsc mains even if I clear. Any help would be greatly helpful.

  • subrahmanya

    Sir my score is 175 and gm male? Is there chance for me?

  • radhika

    Sir,, I got 190… I belong t 3b women category… Will I clear prelims..??? When will b mains exam sir..??? Plz reply…

  • DGS

    Sir, I am expecting to score around 160 marks in the prelims.

    I belonged to GM Rural and Kannada medium.

    Is 160 marks enough to clear the prelims for GM Rural and Kannada medium candidate?

  • tc

    Wat abt qno 18,cities connected by bus route bn India n pak : even amritsar n Lahore is correct alva sir ?

    • Ambition IAS

      Both are correct, we can file for the same.

  • tc

    Ship building cities : both Mumbai and cochin r correct knw sir?

    • Ambition IAS

      Yes, both are correct and hence we can file for the same.

  • shanti

    Sir my friend SC women 102 will she clear prlims sir?

  • PK

    Sir do I have atleast 50% Chance?Please reply Sir.120 general woman category.please Sir

  • radhika

    Sir,, i got 190… I belong t 3b women category… Will I clear prelims…??? When will be mains exam sir….???

  • Deepak

    Hi Sir, is there any chance for 170 score GM…waiting for ur reply sir…

  • raksha

    Hello sir.i belong to gm woman.score is 144.5.are there chances?

  • Sanju

    Dear Sir I got 116 marks in kas(p) ,belong to SC Women category. Is there any chances of clearing prelims plz let me know Sir….

    • Muk

      Hi sir/madam.. … I got 116 marks.. N I belong to ” SC”-…. Will I clear my prelims? Plz reply me

      • Muk

        Hello sir plzzzzzzzzzzz reply me

  • Nandini

    Respected Sir, I have secured 143 marks in prelims after negative mark deductions. I belong to 3B category, Women. I want to know whether i wil clear my prelims or not pls?

  • guest

    Hi ambitionias team , i m in huge conflict wheather to prepare for upsc prelims or kas mains …… could you please tell will i clear kas prelims my score 190 St category …….i am waiting for your response.

    • Ambition IAS

      You’ll clear prelims. Depending on when mains will be, prepare for mains.

      To begin with start preparing those topics which are common to both KAS mains and UPSC prelims.

  • prasanna

    Hello Sir, I am getting 183 GM male. Any chances?

    • Ambition IAS

      You’ll clear prelims.

  • vinay

    Sir will be eligible for mains my marks 190.5 st category

  • arun kumar

    Hi sir,
    This is Arun. I am in dilemma whether to prepare for kas mains or to start for ias prelims since my prelims marks stands at 166.5
    after deducting negative marks.

    Can u plz guide me whether there is any possibility of clearing kas prelims with this marks.

    I belong to obc category.

    If u can let me know expected cut off or atleast do i have any chances,it would be of lot helpful for me…..

    Thank you

    • Ambition IAS

      Chances are high that you’ll clear.

      • arun kumar

        Thank you so much for your reply sir.

  • PK

    Sir,please let me now what you think?GM woman 120

  • PK

    sir,i come under GM woman category and got 120.Any chances?i worked very hard.

    • Ambition IAS

      Hi PK – that’s on lower side, have to wait and watch.

      • PK

        Thanks a lot for replying Sir.I hope i’ll clear.Sir do yu think atlas 50%chance is there?

  • neha

    sir my score is 140 exact… I belong to cat 1 women… wat are my chances of mains

    • Ambition IAS

      There might be chances.

      • neha

        Thanku so much sir

  • Manju Raj

    Hello sir, this is manjula here, my score is 149 gm women 371j reservation what are the chances for mains eligibility?

    • Ambition IAS

      There might be chances under 371 J quota.

      • manju

        thank you very much, i would like to buy your notes relating to mains.procedure to buy?

  • priyanka

    my score is 156 [cat-1,women]can i be eligible

    • Ambition IAS

      Chances are there.

      • shanti

        Sir 130 sc women can i eligible sir

      • priyanka

        thank u sir

  • vijay

    Hi my score s 162 belong to 2a category male since I’m govt employee I’m confused whether I would qualify or not kindly give ur opinion so tat I can rejoin my duty if u give clear picture

  • Rekha A.J

    Hi sir, my friend got 163 in sc category men. Any chances of qualifying to kas mains

  • Guest

    my score is 136[ cat-1 women] can i be eligible

    • Ambition IAS

      Not very sure. Doubtful.

      • arun kumar

        Hi sir,
        This is Arun. I am in dilemma whether to prepare for kas mains or to start for ias prelims since my prelims marks stands at 166.5
        after deducting negative marks.

        Can u plz guide me whether there is any possibility of clearing kas prelims with this marks.

        I belong to obc category.

        If u can let me know expected cut off or atleast do i have any chances,it would be of lot helpful for me…..

        Thanking you,
        Arun kumar M N

  • Vakkodan

    Sir, in paper I, I forgot to mark Booklet series in OMR sheet. My invigilator also did not check. But in attendance sheet I have written it clearly. Will my case be liable for rejection (though the information is available in attendance sheet)? Plz reply sir.. I am little worried

    • Ambition IAS

      I am not sure how it would be treated. Without Booklet series, the system will not be able to judge the answers, hence it seems bit difficult.

      Write a letter to KPSC addressing your issue, and send a copy of your cabon-copy.

      It’s upto them to consider, but give it a shot.
      .

      • Vakkodan

        Sir, like salt on a wound, I am getting 198 according to key answer

      • Vakkodan

        Sir, is it true that after exam got over in every center, invigilators and superintendents verified OMR sheet marking details?

    • shanti

      I do same but I write series forgot to bubble.are you enquire?problem?

      • Vakkodan

        send your mail ID.. I will contact you.. I am preparing requisition letter.

        • shanti

          [email protected]
          think u vakkaodan

          • shanti

            Thank u

          • shanti

            plz send your mail I’d also

        • shanti

          my phone number is 9483772954
          plz msg r watsapp

  • umesh sidnal

    Sir my score 193.5 GM. Can I be eligible

    • Ambition IAS

      Yes Umesh, you’ll clear. Prepare for your mains.

  • deepthi

    Sir,I have scored 115 (paper 1 & 2) I am belonging to 3B,women quota, kannada medium & rural quota. is there any chances to eligible. plz tel me sir i am waiting for your response

    • Ambition IAS

      Hi Deepti, 3B women quota was less last year. 50-50% chances are there.

  • deepthi

    Sir,I have scored below 115 (paper 1 & 2) I am belonging to 3B,women quota, kannada medium & rural quota. is there any chances to eligible. plz tel me sir i am waiting for your response

  • Trupti

    Hello sir I have scored less than 140. I belong to 3(b) category with kannada medium and I belong to hyderabad karnataka region (371) is there any chance for my selection for mains.

    • Ambition IAS

      Hi Trupti, chances look strong. You may clear.

      • trupti

        Thank you sir I was lost my hopes.

  • sahana

    Sir, I have scored below 140 (paper 1 & 2) I am belonging to 3B,women quota, kannada medium & rural quota. Pl tel me cut offs for this. Can I be eligible.

    • Ambition IAS

      Chances are there. Please start preparation for mains.

      • umesh sidnal

        My score 193.5 ( GM )can I be eligible

  • Chaithra

    Sir wts ur expected cut off,universal released cut off according der view Gm-188, 2a-158,3a-176

    • Ambition IAS

      Hi Chaithra,

      We cannot be sure of cutoffs, however, if you see the poll in the right sidebar, it looks like cutoff will be between 170 – 190 for General male.

      • umesh sidnal

        My score 193.5. Can I eligible in GM male

  • madhu

    will their be separate cutoff for kannada medium students in prelims?

    • Ambition IAS

      Yes, There will be separate cut-off for Kannada Medium prelims student.

  • mamatha

    Hello, this one thing is worrying me a lot, someone who has had come accross similar case earlier, please answer me. In paper 2, while encoding OMR number (that is filling those number circles), i made a mistake. Invigilator told it is okay and provided me with whitener to correct it. I am worried because in instructions, they have mentioned discrepancies while filling up or encoding particulars, paper is liable to be rejected. OMR number comes printed on the sheet and I have filled it correctly, but went wrong only while filing up those circles. Is it going to be rejected just for this or will it be accepted, please let me know.

    • Ambition IAS

      Hi Mamatha,

      There is nothing to worry. It will be accepted.

      Concentrate and start preparing for mains.

      • mamatha

        Thank you sir for the reply, it was bothering me so much.

        Hari sir said results will be out in a week or 10 days. If it is so, its good. Will have a clear picture. But anyways will start preperations from now on.

  • Dilip Kambali

    Sir your science and Technology book which was published by chaitra publication earliar is the only source for kannada medium students. We are awaiting your new S&T and Ethics&Integrity books in kannada medium for mains. Are you providing materials as per new syllabus plz inform.

    • Ambition IAS

      We’ll release science and technology soon.

  • Bhaskar

    The number of triangles in the following figure is :
    (a) 8
    (b) 10
    (c) 12
    (d) 14

    Answer is (a) 8 , right ?
    Why in the key-answers its saying (d) 14 as correct answer.

    Can someone tell the correct answer

    – Bhaskar.

    • Ambition IAS

      Correct answer is 12.

      • Bhaskar

        I think it should be 8. You cannot have anything above 8. all others are trapezoids not triangles

        • NaveenBT

          Bhasker its 12. its difficult to explain how 12. draw pictures step by step.

          • Bhaskar

            NaveenBT, thanks I got the answer as 12.

    • madhu

      14 is the correct ans….observe the figure properly..

  • Dilip Kambali

    I have scored 186 belong to 2A category

    • Ambition IAS

      Very high chances, please start preparing for mains.

  • Dilip Kambali

    have scored

  • prakash

    share your marks in both papers. that way it would help to come at an approximate number
    mine 195 GM

  • Sunil Kumar

    What could be the cut off….

  • vijay

    what could be the cut off for obc category in Kpsc prelims..?

  • sachin

    ದಯಮಾಡಿ ೨A ಮತ್ತು ೩A ಗೆ ಕಟ್ ಆಫ್ ಎಷ್ಟು ಆಗಬಹುದು ಎಂದು ತಿಳಿಸಿ

  • sachin

    what abt cut off for 3A and 2A

    • Ambition IAS

      Cannot really take a call on that, but it’ll be much lower than last year.

      There’s a poll created on the right side bar, you can vote there, and that’ll give you an idea how much overall public is getting.

  • priyanka

    paper 1,B-q no13-the charter act of 1813 was an important landmark in the history of company raj because ans;-[a]this act asserted the sovereignty of the british crown over the indian territories held by company in india

    • Ambition IAS

      @disqus_ZUtsGVGpSt:disqus – You are correct. Answer is (a)

  • NaveenBT

    Paper1- Q100- basic structure
    1. defined in constitution is False
    2. aticle368 powers is true
    3.parliamnet amending all provision- false
    4. golaknath case – true

    answer- 2 and 4

    • Ambition IAS

      Naveen – The basic structure has not been listed by Supreme Court.

      • NaveenBT

        Thanks for the response sir

  • NaveenBT

    paper 1- Q77, number of mobile. 1st is Airtel and 2nd is BSNL. please clarify

    • Ambition IAS

      BSNL and MTNL together have the least share. Around 10%.

      • NaveenBT

        Thanks for the response

  • NaveenBT

    Dear sir,

    Paper 1- question38- they have asked about largest buyer of fabrics( garments). CIS countries are largest buyers. UK buys cotton but not fabrics. please clarify

    regards,
    naveen

  • Saiprasad Bejgam

    FDI equity inflow is 57%, I happened to read it in a report of FIPB.

    • Ambition IAS

      If you consider infrastructure and other details as services, then it is 53.8%, else it is 43.7%, hence close to 45% is the correct answer.

  • priyanka

    hi…friends what would be the cutoff [cat-1, women]for this exam

    • nagarj

      140

      • shanti

        Sir. In paper 1 I written my series but forget fill circle.I am worried sir.

        • raj

          Sir i hav scored 148 and belong to sc category male,do i qualify for mains?

      • priyanka

        thank u

  • Akash Medico

    hi the file is not getting open in my laptop. can anyone pls convert it to some other document n mail them to me. my emailid is [email protected]… relieve my anxiety asap pls

    • Ambition IAS

      KPSC has released the answer keys. That can be checked.

  • Praful

    Sleeping disorders serotonin source please

  • Praful

    Hi sleeping disorders source please

  • Rajesh

    Hi..friens what would be cutoff for this exam

    • Ambition IAS

      Hi Rajesh, if you have scored anywhere between 190 – 210 and are a GM candidate, you should start preparing for mains.

  • Nitin Dev

    Paper 2 Q13 – answer is A – 2009 not D – 2013

    They have asked number of deaths, not positive cases.

    • Ambition IAS

      Hi Nitin,

      They’ve asked for ‘Percentage of death to positive cases’, not absolute number.

  • nikhil

    there is a mistake in one of the questions. Question number 84 according to pattern A is as follows –

    Infant mortality rate (IMR) of Karnataka is –
    A) 38
    B) 49
    C) 56
    D) 28

    According to the Karnataka Economic Survey 2014-2015, in Chapter 19 – Human Development, in Page 554, it is clearly stated that the IMR in Karnataka is 31 as of 2013.

    • Ambition IAS

      Hi Nikhil – You are right, but that’s Sample Registration System data, also since that option is not available in the given 4 options, 38 can safely be considered the right answer.

      Source: Check ‘Health indicators of Karnataka’ : http://nrhm.gov.in/nrhm-in-state/state-wise-information/karnataka.html

      • Nitin Dev

        Reagrding this question isn’t it logical that if we see the falling rate of IMR
        2010 – 38
        2011 – 35
        2012 – 32
        2013 – 31

        in 2015 it could be 28 will be more accurate than 38.

  • Rakesh

    Hi For 1813 charterAct: i think the answer should be company’s trade monopoly is abolished. However only TEA TRADE with India and trade with China was continued. So option 2 would be the correct answer.

    The East India Company Act 1813′, also known as the Charter Act of 1813, was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdomwhich renewed the charter issued to the British East India Company, and continued the Company’s rule in India. However, the Company’s commercial monopoly was ended, except for the tea trade and the trade with China. Reflecting the growth of British power in India,

    • Ambition IAS

      Hi Rakesh –

      Major Provisions of 1813 : The Company’s monopoly of trade with India was abolished except for trade in Tea and trade with China.

      The second option states that the Act put an end to trading monopolies of the company (they mean overall)

      But in reality monopoly of trade only with India was ended. Which means, monopoly of trade with other countries, for example China continued.

      Hence answer (c) is correct option.

      Source: Brief History of Modern India. Rajiv Ahir (Spectrum Series.)

      • Rakesh

        Hi Team, Thanks for providing your analysis. I see your point. However,

        My analysis is : Option C doesn’t mention the key word TEA TRADE for it to be considered right and Option B doesn’t mention the key word COMPLETELY abolished for it to be discarded as wrong.

        Since the question also asks for a charter act being an historical landmark event, I presumed abolishing monopoly which was existing for over 400 years as the correct option.

        Do let me know if you still think option B is conclusively wrong. I am concerned that the fate of lakhs of aspirants(2.5 marks can make a difference) is hanging on matter of subjectivity of understanding the options. 🙂

        Also in Paper 2 : question 27: MGNREGA :

        The below is the official gazette:

        Para 7.4. ofthe revised guidelines that deals with wage material ratio reads as under:
        “The 60:40 ratio for wage and material costs should be maintained at GP level for all
        works to be taken up by GP and for works to be taken by all other agencies it should
        be maintained at the Block! Intermediate Panchayat level”.

        I suppose option B should be correct.

        • Ambition IAS

          Rakesh – Though your analysis sounds right, we still feel option C is right.

          Regarding MGNREGA:

          Option (b) mentions in ‘one year’. This is not the case.

  • Aniruddha Poonia

    Paper 2 Question 52: Answer is C. Neutral wires do carry current. In layman’s term its the return path of the current. By a tester we measure the voltage. Since the neutral wire is at 0 volt w.r.t ground so the tester doesn’t show anything

    • Ambition IAS

      Hi Aniruddha –

      We were not sure about the answer, and hence we have marked a * next to it. Can you please share the source.

      • Aniruddha Poonia

        I know the answer. Its a general question. Since I am a graduate in Electrical engineering for iit roorkee so I am pretty much sure about it.

        • Ambition IAS

          I’ve updated the post. Thanks.

  • Mamatha

    Hi,

    In paper 1, 4th question, DPSPs, FRs and preamble are objectives of the state to its citizens, going by this logic I selected FDs, is it wrong.
    Paper 2, 13th question, 2011 is the right answer.

    Other errors, I did not make a note of.

    One question about controversial Kanhar dam’s location, in current affairs-4 published by the institute and also in the mock test, it was given as Uttarakhand, I went by that and marked the same in the exam.

    Also please tell me what was the cut off last time for OBCs. This is my 1st attempt, Some people have said 284, 300, etc were the cut offs last time. If cut offs are so high, it is highly unlikely that I can clear it even in the future, so I shall drop this whole idea of civil services from my mind.

    • Ambition IAS

      Paper 1: 4th question – DPSP is right answer. Fundamental Rights are more political in nature, while DPSP are Social and Economic. (Source: Laxmikanth)

      Paper 2: 13th question, 2013 is the right answer.
      Explanation: 16 is 14.8% of 108, where as 19 is 15.6% of 122.

      Please don’t by what others say. From what we can recall, 2011 GP cutoff for General was around 220 – 230. OBC cut off will be lower than General category cut-off.

      This years paper was more trickier and negative marking is there too.

  • sachin

    wen will u publish key ans?

  • priyanka

    please provide ias preparation timetable