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MARCH 19TH, 2013

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[RTI] official answerkeys for CDS English, NDA General Ability, IES (GAT) for 2011, 2012
Introduction
This R.T.I was filled by a reader Mr. Rakesh Singh, seeking official answerkeys for
various competitive exams held by UPSC in last five years. UPSC on its part,
continued playing Lord Curzon, said we keep answerkeys for last two years only and
in that too, 2012s answerkeys denied in most cases citing Exam process is not yet
finished. Anyways, still 2011 keys were given.
Ive combined those official answerkeys, with the original question papers of UPSC
and provided the download links below.
While these papers are meant for IES, CDS and NDA, but their English grammar,
comprehension, sentence arrangement, sentence correction etc. is also relevant for
other exams such as BankPO and SSC CGL.
Similarly, their General awareness portion (particularly the static questions from
polity, geography etc.) should also provide practice to UPSC civil service aspirants as well.
So I recommend everyone to download these papers, practice them @home and verify your answers with the official answerkeys
provided by UPSC.

Download links
CDS 2011 English paper (1 and 2)
Contains total 240 questions on English grammar, comprehension, synonyms, antonyms, sentence arrangement, sentence correction
=decent practice for the upcoming SSC CGL, SBI PO, LIC AAO etc.
http://files.secureserver.net/0sTW5g9IUSFxtJ
NDA 2011, 12 (total 3 papers)
Each paper contains 50 questions on English grammar comprehension, remaining on general awareness.
http://files.secureserver.net/0s4cTegJQwV8wf
IES 2011 (General Ability Test)
Paper contains 60 questions on English grammar-comprehension, 60 on general awareness.
http://files.secureserver.net/0sXDlCzyXGKgqY
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26 comments to [RTI] official answerkeys for CDS English, NDA General Ability, IES (GAT) for 2011, 2012

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teju
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thanks a lot mrunal!

karthik
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mrunal sir
i am not able to download the question papers from the link u have provided. could u please help me out?

teju
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Hope u answer my question as many of them (Im sure ) are eager to know..

teju
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Hi mrunal..what do u do?

sameer
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thank you sir it will b good practice before csat

RAJEEV
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Dear,mrunal ive done graduation with history sociology and hindi from panjab university.Am i eligible to take literature of hindi in optional for
CSM-2013.i studied hindi all three years as one optional(not compulsory)all three years during BA clairify my doubts.Thanking you

Alok
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Yes you can take Hindi as an optional.

chandradeo
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SSC is more transparent than UPSC. SSC provides answer keys within 4 days of exams.After results every ssc candidate can check their
marks . Even a student residing in rural area can fill up offline form of SSC exams.SSC chairman is using twitter and replied every query
raised by candidates .
When this will happen in upsc which now become URBAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION !!!

vishal
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you are absolutely right. UPSC should emulate SSC.

Prateek
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thank you sir for the papers :)

Nagendra KR
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Dear mrunal i am a second class student in BSc PHYSICS (54.36) and MSc physics (57.60) from mysore university and belongs to GM this
time i took the IFOS exam my doubt is to clear the exam how much marks i need to get in both prelims and mains my options are Physics
and maths

Unknown
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Hi Mrunal,
I had filed an RTI for knowing whether i am covered under OBC or not. But they did not reply so on Feb 19 i filed 2nd appeal which is
expected to heard in May or June.
Please tell me whethet i should appear in exam as OBC or General category?
If now i appear for OBC if later on i am not covered under OBC then whether i will be eligiuble for appearance in Mains under General
cartegory or not?
If now i appear as General and later on can i appear as an OBC or not?
Please reply.

unknown
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Hi Mrunal,
I had filed an RTI for knowing whether i am covered under OBC or not. But they did not reply so on Feb 19 i filed 2nd appeal which is
expected to heard in May or June.
Please tell me whethet i should appear in exam as OBC or General category?
If now i appear for OBC if later on i am not covered under OBC then whether i will be eligiuble for appearance in Mains under General
cartegory or not?
If now i appear as General and later on can i appear as an OBC or not?
Please reply mrunal

Mrunal
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I dont see why youre filling R.T.I to find out whether youre OBC or not. Its straightforward procedure:
To get OBC reservation you need two certificates
1. OBC caste certificate
2. Non-Creamy layer certifcate.
To get these certificates, you need to visit local Mamlatdaar/ Tehsildaar/ Collectors office or Zila Seva Sadan (whatever applicable in
your city/town).
so go there, ask questions to concerned officials.
Theyll tell you whether your caste is under Central list of OBCs or not. (else check the ministry of social justices website)
http://socialjustice.nic.in/pdf/bc081211.pdf

Unknown
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I can easily get the certificate of OBC. But i want to know truth. Some of my friend made this certificate. Suppose i make a
certificate if later on in some enquiry it is held that i am not covered under OBC then some problem may arise in future. So i
applied for the same.
Further under 1st appeal to RTI, they replied that due to some technical reasons we are unable to provide details. If this info is not
provided till Feb 15 you can go for 2nd appeal.
Please advice me what should i do?
Please reply as soon as possible.

Lonely Soul
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It seems that you fall under the creamy layer. So be just and write the exam as a general candidate. In a later stage if you
found cheating (somebody may complaint about your OBC status), your selection may get cancelled.
P.S: Reservation is meant for underprivileged candidates, false claims are a crime against them.

jatinder gupta
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you can check your status on OBC on website of national commission of backward class.
http://WWW.NCBC.NIC.IN also you can search your category status on STATES websites every STATE has its own list

abhishri
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dear mrunal sir.can u provide some strategies for di and english section of sbi po.i know u r so busy but i request u to provide strategies.

VIMAL
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Thank u mrunalbhai

sourav
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dear sir i have completed diploma in tool and die making in year 2011 but now i feel to fulfill my long cherished dream to become an ias
offcer please guide me as i have no undergraduate cerficate though

chandan tiwari
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murnal bro tell us about CYPRUS TAX LAW plzzzzzz

Siddhartha
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Hello Mrunal,
I am finding some answers from Official UPSC Answer Key as confusing. Take for example NDA 2011-1 q. no. 57.
The question is
Which one among the following is the major cause of blurring and unsharp images of objects observed through very large telescope at the
extreme limit of magnification?
(A) Air Turbulence of Earths atmosphere
(B) poor optical polish achievable on large mirrors
(C) poor tracking capabilities of telescopes
(D) Varying densities of air in the Earths atmosphere

Official answer key gives the answer as (B).


But my own logic and search on google gives answer as (A). What do you think ? Do these answer key also have mistakes?
Your help will be much appreciated.

Yousuf
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Dear Mrunal,
Im preparing for Engineering Services Examination.As you are aware we have 2 Technical objective papers and every year 10-15% of the
questions are direct repetitions from previous year papers.So Im desperately in need of authentic UPSC solutions (last 5 years). Can I file
RTI so that I can get the official key for the 2 technical papers starting from 2007 -2012? If so, please guide me through?

Mrunal
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UPSC destroys answerkeys after two years. so at most you can get last two years answerkeys.
please see this R.T.I reply:
http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/3752/iesanswerkeysdestroyed.jpg

Yousuf
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Dear Mrunal,
Your reply awaited in the previous query.Please do reply.

akanksha
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sir can u plz throw some light on how is philosophy as an optional n the relevant material required for its prep.thankyou