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  UPSC CSE Prelims Paper 1 (GS) Mock Test- 1
General Instructions
? UPSC CSE Prelims Paper 1 (GS) includes questions from subjects like
History, Geography, Polity, Economics, General Science, Technology,
Environment and Current Affairs.
? This paper is objective in nature (100 MCQs in 2 hours).
? Each question is of 2 marks. -0.66 marks will be deducted as negative marks
for each wrong answer.
? The maximum marks for General Studies Paper 1 are 200.
? Answer Key and Explanation at the end.
Q.1: With reference to impact on rights of Citizens during National Emergency,
consider the following statements:
1. Right to constitutional remedies is immune from suspension under any
kind of national emergency.
2. Right to freedom of speech and expression get automatically suspended
when a national emergency is imposed on grounds of war and external
aggression only.
Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q.2: With reference to ancient Indian history, consider the following
statements:
1. The use of iron plough in agriculture was seen for the first time in
Kalibangan during Harappan period.
2. The republic form of governance was a prevalent during the later Vedic
era.
3. A large-scale use of bronze was prevalent during the Megalithic period
in South India.
Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Q.3: ‘Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusive Programme (EQUIP)’ is
sometimes mentioned in the news with reference to
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  UPSC CSE Prelims Paper 1 (GS) Mock Test- 1
General Instructions
? UPSC CSE Prelims Paper 1 (GS) includes questions from subjects like
History, Geography, Polity, Economics, General Science, Technology,
Environment and Current Affairs.
? This paper is objective in nature (100 MCQs in 2 hours).
? Each question is of 2 marks. -0.66 marks will be deducted as negative marks
for each wrong answer.
? The maximum marks for General Studies Paper 1 are 200.
? Answer Key and Explanation at the end.
Q.1: With reference to impact on rights of Citizens during National Emergency,
consider the following statements:
1. Right to constitutional remedies is immune from suspension under any
kind of national emergency.
2. Right to freedom of speech and expression get automatically suspended
when a national emergency is imposed on grounds of war and external
aggression only.
Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q.2: With reference to ancient Indian history, consider the following
statements:
1. The use of iron plough in agriculture was seen for the first time in
Kalibangan during Harappan period.
2. The republic form of governance was a prevalent during the later Vedic
era.
3. A large-scale use of bronze was prevalent during the Megalithic period
in South India.
Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Q.3: ‘Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusive Programme (EQUIP)’ is
sometimes mentioned in the news with reference to
(a) double the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education and resolve the
geographically and socially skewed access to higher education institutions in India
(b) make Early Childhood Care and Education as an integral part of school
education.
(c) restructure the higher education institutions with proposal to setup three types of
higher education institutions
(d) achieve access, Equity, Quality, Affordability & Accountability in higher and
professional education.
Q.4: Almatti Dam is on which of the following rivers?
(a) Tungabhadra
(b) Cauvery
(c) Krishna
(d) Malprabha
Q.5: Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding Preamble to
Indian Constitution?
(a) It lays out the nature and the objective of the Indian state.
(b) It is based on objective resolution introduced by Dr Rajendra Prasad in the
Constituent Assembly.
(c) It acts as a guiding light to the judiciary wherever there is ambiguity in
interpretation of the constitution.
(d) It can be amended under Article 368 with special majority.
Q.6: Consider the following statements in respect of The Scheduled Tribes and
Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (recognition of forest rights) Act, 2006:
1. It was enacted to protect the marginalised socio-economic class of
citizens and balance the right to environment with their right to life and
livelihood.
2. It authorises the Gram Sabha to initiate the process for determining the
nature and extent of individual or community forest rights or both that
may be given to the forest dwelling Scheduled Tribes and other
traditional forest dwellers within the local limits of its jurisdiction.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q.7: Which of the following statements is correct regarding the use of official
language at the Union and State level in India as per the provisions of the
Indian Constitution?
(a) The legislature of a state may adopt any of the languages in the eighth schedule
of the constitution as the official language of that state.
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  UPSC CSE Prelims Paper 1 (GS) Mock Test- 1
General Instructions
? UPSC CSE Prelims Paper 1 (GS) includes questions from subjects like
History, Geography, Polity, Economics, General Science, Technology,
Environment and Current Affairs.
? This paper is objective in nature (100 MCQs in 2 hours).
? Each question is of 2 marks. -0.66 marks will be deducted as negative marks
for each wrong answer.
? The maximum marks for General Studies Paper 1 are 200.
? Answer Key and Explanation at the end.
Q.1: With reference to impact on rights of Citizens during National Emergency,
consider the following statements:
1. Right to constitutional remedies is immune from suspension under any
kind of national emergency.
2. Right to freedom of speech and expression get automatically suspended
when a national emergency is imposed on grounds of war and external
aggression only.
Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q.2: With reference to ancient Indian history, consider the following
statements:
1. The use of iron plough in agriculture was seen for the first time in
Kalibangan during Harappan period.
2. The republic form of governance was a prevalent during the later Vedic
era.
3. A large-scale use of bronze was prevalent during the Megalithic period
in South India.
Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Q.3: ‘Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusive Programme (EQUIP)’ is
sometimes mentioned in the news with reference to
(a) double the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education and resolve the
geographically and socially skewed access to higher education institutions in India
(b) make Early Childhood Care and Education as an integral part of school
education.
(c) restructure the higher education institutions with proposal to setup three types of
higher education institutions
(d) achieve access, Equity, Quality, Affordability & Accountability in higher and
professional education.
Q.4: Almatti Dam is on which of the following rivers?
(a) Tungabhadra
(b) Cauvery
(c) Krishna
(d) Malprabha
Q.5: Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding Preamble to
Indian Constitution?
(a) It lays out the nature and the objective of the Indian state.
(b) It is based on objective resolution introduced by Dr Rajendra Prasad in the
Constituent Assembly.
(c) It acts as a guiding light to the judiciary wherever there is ambiguity in
interpretation of the constitution.
(d) It can be amended under Article 368 with special majority.
Q.6: Consider the following statements in respect of The Scheduled Tribes and
Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (recognition of forest rights) Act, 2006:
1. It was enacted to protect the marginalised socio-economic class of
citizens and balance the right to environment with their right to life and
livelihood.
2. It authorises the Gram Sabha to initiate the process for determining the
nature and extent of individual or community forest rights or both that
may be given to the forest dwelling Scheduled Tribes and other
traditional forest dwellers within the local limits of its jurisdiction.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q.7: Which of the following statements is correct regarding the use of official
language at the Union and State level in India as per the provisions of the
Indian Constitution?
(a) The legislature of a state may adopt any of the languages in the eighth schedule
of the constitution as the official language of that state.
(b) The power to authorize the use of any official language of the State, in the
proceedings in the High Court lies with the Governor of the State.
(c) The parliament has the power to change or add language in which all
proceedings of Supreme Court and High Court can be conducted.
(d) All of the above statements are correct.
Q.8: Which of the following statements is correct regarding financial
committees of the Parliament?
(a) The committees while acting as an executive body can issue an order.
(b) The Public Account committee must suggest an alternative policy to bring
efficiency and effectiveness.
(c) The work of all standing financial committees is in the nature of post-mortem.
(d) The recommendations of committees are binding in nature.
Q.9: The “Gender Social Norm Index”, recently seen in the news, is published
by
(a) World Economic Forum (WEF)
(b) United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
(c) World Bank
(d) Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
Q.10: Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Atal
Innovation Mission (AIM)?
1. It is a joint program of the Ministry of Science and Technology and
Ministry of Human Resource Development.
2. It aims to set up world-class incubators at corporate industry level to
promote startups.
3. One of its initiatives ARISE, seeks to stimulate innovation and research
in MSME sector.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 2 and 3 only
Q.11: Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the new series
of GDP in India?
1. The base year of the GDP Series in India has been revised to 2011-12.
2. Under new series, Headline GDP is now calculated as GDP at market
price.
3. Under new series, taxes will be included in the calculation of Headline
GDP.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 only
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  UPSC CSE Prelims Paper 1 (GS) Mock Test- 1
General Instructions
? UPSC CSE Prelims Paper 1 (GS) includes questions from subjects like
History, Geography, Polity, Economics, General Science, Technology,
Environment and Current Affairs.
? This paper is objective in nature (100 MCQs in 2 hours).
? Each question is of 2 marks. -0.66 marks will be deducted as negative marks
for each wrong answer.
? The maximum marks for General Studies Paper 1 are 200.
? Answer Key and Explanation at the end.
Q.1: With reference to impact on rights of Citizens during National Emergency,
consider the following statements:
1. Right to constitutional remedies is immune from suspension under any
kind of national emergency.
2. Right to freedom of speech and expression get automatically suspended
when a national emergency is imposed on grounds of war and external
aggression only.
Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q.2: With reference to ancient Indian history, consider the following
statements:
1. The use of iron plough in agriculture was seen for the first time in
Kalibangan during Harappan period.
2. The republic form of governance was a prevalent during the later Vedic
era.
3. A large-scale use of bronze was prevalent during the Megalithic period
in South India.
Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Q.3: ‘Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusive Programme (EQUIP)’ is
sometimes mentioned in the news with reference to
(a) double the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education and resolve the
geographically and socially skewed access to higher education institutions in India
(b) make Early Childhood Care and Education as an integral part of school
education.
(c) restructure the higher education institutions with proposal to setup three types of
higher education institutions
(d) achieve access, Equity, Quality, Affordability & Accountability in higher and
professional education.
Q.4: Almatti Dam is on which of the following rivers?
(a) Tungabhadra
(b) Cauvery
(c) Krishna
(d) Malprabha
Q.5: Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding Preamble to
Indian Constitution?
(a) It lays out the nature and the objective of the Indian state.
(b) It is based on objective resolution introduced by Dr Rajendra Prasad in the
Constituent Assembly.
(c) It acts as a guiding light to the judiciary wherever there is ambiguity in
interpretation of the constitution.
(d) It can be amended under Article 368 with special majority.
Q.6: Consider the following statements in respect of The Scheduled Tribes and
Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (recognition of forest rights) Act, 2006:
1. It was enacted to protect the marginalised socio-economic class of
citizens and balance the right to environment with their right to life and
livelihood.
2. It authorises the Gram Sabha to initiate the process for determining the
nature and extent of individual or community forest rights or both that
may be given to the forest dwelling Scheduled Tribes and other
traditional forest dwellers within the local limits of its jurisdiction.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q.7: Which of the following statements is correct regarding the use of official
language at the Union and State level in India as per the provisions of the
Indian Constitution?
(a) The legislature of a state may adopt any of the languages in the eighth schedule
of the constitution as the official language of that state.
(b) The power to authorize the use of any official language of the State, in the
proceedings in the High Court lies with the Governor of the State.
(c) The parliament has the power to change or add language in which all
proceedings of Supreme Court and High Court can be conducted.
(d) All of the above statements are correct.
Q.8: Which of the following statements is correct regarding financial
committees of the Parliament?
(a) The committees while acting as an executive body can issue an order.
(b) The Public Account committee must suggest an alternative policy to bring
efficiency and effectiveness.
(c) The work of all standing financial committees is in the nature of post-mortem.
(d) The recommendations of committees are binding in nature.
Q.9: The “Gender Social Norm Index”, recently seen in the news, is published
by
(a) World Economic Forum (WEF)
(b) United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
(c) World Bank
(d) Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
Q.10: Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Atal
Innovation Mission (AIM)?
1. It is a joint program of the Ministry of Science and Technology and
Ministry of Human Resource Development.
2. It aims to set up world-class incubators at corporate industry level to
promote startups.
3. One of its initiatives ARISE, seeks to stimulate innovation and research
in MSME sector.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 2 and 3 only
Q.11: Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the new series
of GDP in India?
1. The base year of the GDP Series in India has been revised to 2011-12.
2. Under new series, Headline GDP is now calculated as GDP at market
price.
3. Under new series, taxes will be included in the calculation of Headline
GDP.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Q.12: With reference to classical dances of India, consider the following
statements:
1. Sattriya dance evolved in the state of Assam to be a medium for
propagation of the Vaishnava faith.
2. Chowk and Tribhaga are the techniques of movement associated with
Odissi dance.
3. Kathak is the only form of classical dance wedded to Hindustani or the
North Indian music.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Q.13: Who among the following was/were associated with the development of
civil services during British Rule?
1. Lord Wellesly
2. Lord Macaulay
3. Lord Linlithgow
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 2 and 3 only
Q.14: In the context of solving pollution problems, what is/are the
advantage/advantages of BS-VI (Bharat Stage-VI) fuel over BS-IV fuel?
1. Significant reduction in emission of PM 2.5 and PM 10 in diesel vehicles.
2. NOx emissions in BS-VI compliant vehicles are lower than BS-IV
vehicles.
3. Sulphur content in BS-VI fuel is higher than BS-IV fuel.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Q.15: The Government of India Act 1915 provided for the
(a) India’s concurrence to World War 1 on the side of Triple Entente.
(b) Decentralization of powers to the Governor of the Provinces in the wake of World
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  UPSC CSE Prelims Paper 1 (GS) Mock Test- 1
General Instructions
? UPSC CSE Prelims Paper 1 (GS) includes questions from subjects like
History, Geography, Polity, Economics, General Science, Technology,
Environment and Current Affairs.
? This paper is objective in nature (100 MCQs in 2 hours).
? Each question is of 2 marks. -0.66 marks will be deducted as negative marks
for each wrong answer.
? The maximum marks for General Studies Paper 1 are 200.
? Answer Key and Explanation at the end.
Q.1: With reference to impact on rights of Citizens during National Emergency,
consider the following statements:
1. Right to constitutional remedies is immune from suspension under any
kind of national emergency.
2. Right to freedom of speech and expression get automatically suspended
when a national emergency is imposed on grounds of war and external
aggression only.
Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q.2: With reference to ancient Indian history, consider the following
statements:
1. The use of iron plough in agriculture was seen for the first time in
Kalibangan during Harappan period.
2. The republic form of governance was a prevalent during the later Vedic
era.
3. A large-scale use of bronze was prevalent during the Megalithic period
in South India.
Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Q.3: ‘Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusive Programme (EQUIP)’ is
sometimes mentioned in the news with reference to
(a) double the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education and resolve the
geographically and socially skewed access to higher education institutions in India
(b) make Early Childhood Care and Education as an integral part of school
education.
(c) restructure the higher education institutions with proposal to setup three types of
higher education institutions
(d) achieve access, Equity, Quality, Affordability & Accountability in higher and
professional education.
Q.4: Almatti Dam is on which of the following rivers?
(a) Tungabhadra
(b) Cauvery
(c) Krishna
(d) Malprabha
Q.5: Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding Preamble to
Indian Constitution?
(a) It lays out the nature and the objective of the Indian state.
(b) It is based on objective resolution introduced by Dr Rajendra Prasad in the
Constituent Assembly.
(c) It acts as a guiding light to the judiciary wherever there is ambiguity in
interpretation of the constitution.
(d) It can be amended under Article 368 with special majority.
Q.6: Consider the following statements in respect of The Scheduled Tribes and
Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (recognition of forest rights) Act, 2006:
1. It was enacted to protect the marginalised socio-economic class of
citizens and balance the right to environment with their right to life and
livelihood.
2. It authorises the Gram Sabha to initiate the process for determining the
nature and extent of individual or community forest rights or both that
may be given to the forest dwelling Scheduled Tribes and other
traditional forest dwellers within the local limits of its jurisdiction.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q.7: Which of the following statements is correct regarding the use of official
language at the Union and State level in India as per the provisions of the
Indian Constitution?
(a) The legislature of a state may adopt any of the languages in the eighth schedule
of the constitution as the official language of that state.
(b) The power to authorize the use of any official language of the State, in the
proceedings in the High Court lies with the Governor of the State.
(c) The parliament has the power to change or add language in which all
proceedings of Supreme Court and High Court can be conducted.
(d) All of the above statements are correct.
Q.8: Which of the following statements is correct regarding financial
committees of the Parliament?
(a) The committees while acting as an executive body can issue an order.
(b) The Public Account committee must suggest an alternative policy to bring
efficiency and effectiveness.
(c) The work of all standing financial committees is in the nature of post-mortem.
(d) The recommendations of committees are binding in nature.
Q.9: The “Gender Social Norm Index”, recently seen in the news, is published
by
(a) World Economic Forum (WEF)
(b) United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
(c) World Bank
(d) Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
Q.10: Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Atal
Innovation Mission (AIM)?
1. It is a joint program of the Ministry of Science and Technology and
Ministry of Human Resource Development.
2. It aims to set up world-class incubators at corporate industry level to
promote startups.
3. One of its initiatives ARISE, seeks to stimulate innovation and research
in MSME sector.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 2 and 3 only
Q.11: Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the new series
of GDP in India?
1. The base year of the GDP Series in India has been revised to 2011-12.
2. Under new series, Headline GDP is now calculated as GDP at market
price.
3. Under new series, taxes will be included in the calculation of Headline
GDP.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Q.12: With reference to classical dances of India, consider the following
statements:
1. Sattriya dance evolved in the state of Assam to be a medium for
propagation of the Vaishnava faith.
2. Chowk and Tribhaga are the techniques of movement associated with
Odissi dance.
3. Kathak is the only form of classical dance wedded to Hindustani or the
North Indian music.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Q.13: Who among the following was/were associated with the development of
civil services during British Rule?
1. Lord Wellesly
2. Lord Macaulay
3. Lord Linlithgow
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 2 and 3 only
Q.14: In the context of solving pollution problems, what is/are the
advantage/advantages of BS-VI (Bharat Stage-VI) fuel over BS-IV fuel?
1. Significant reduction in emission of PM 2.5 and PM 10 in diesel vehicles.
2. NOx emissions in BS-VI compliant vehicles are lower than BS-IV
vehicles.
3. Sulphur content in BS-VI fuel is higher than BS-IV fuel.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Q.15: The Government of India Act 1915 provided for the
(a) India’s concurrence to World War 1 on the side of Triple Entente.
(b) Decentralization of powers to the Governor of the Provinces in the wake of World
War 1.
(c) Consolidation of prior Acts of Parliament concerning British India into a single act.
(d) Major overhaul into the Office of Secretary of State for India
Q.16: Which of the following provisions of the Indian Constitution provides for
good governance/good government?
(a) Directive Principle of State Policies
(b) Urban Local Bodies
(c) Article 240
(d) All of the Above
Q.17: Consider the following statements regarding the Directive Principles of
State Policy
1. It enshrines the ideal of the Welfare State of the Indian Constitution.
2. It acts as a limitation on the power of the Central Government and
Parliament.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Q.18: The “Peace to Prosperity Plan” recently seen in the news is related to
(a) Palestine and Israel
(b) USA and Taliban
(c) USA and China
(d) Turkey and Syria
Q.19: From the ecological point of view, it is the world’s largest fully functional
organic sewage management system. The nutrients contained in the
wastewater sustain fish farms called bheris and agriculture in the nearby
areas. The site is also recognized as a Ramsar site but is under imminent
threat of encroachments.
The water body described above is:
(a) Kodaikanal Lake
(b) East Kolkata Wetlands
(c) Chandertal Wetland
(d) Ashtamudi Wetland
Q.20: With reference to Consumer Protection Act 2019, consider the following
statements:
1. The act has defined who is a consumer and the rights of the consumer.
2. The act provides for penalties to both celebrities and advertising
agencies involved in misleading advertisements.
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1. What is UPSC CSE Prelims Paper 1?
Ans. UPSC CSE Prelims Paper 1 is a General Studies (GS) paper of the Civil Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in India. It consists of 100 multiple-choice questions and is a qualifying paper for the main examination.
2. How many marks are awarded for UPSC CSE Prelims Paper 1?
Ans. UPSC CSE Prelims Paper 1 is of 200 marks, with each question carrying 2 marks. There is a negative marking of 1/3rd of the marks assigned to the question for every incorrect answer.
3. What is the syllabus for UPSC CSE Prelims Paper 1?
Ans. The syllabus for UPSC CSE Prelims Paper 1 includes topics such as Current events of national and international importance, History of India and Indian National Movement, Indian and World Geography, Indian Polity and Governance, Economic and Social Development, Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity, and Climate Change, General Science.
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Ans. To prepare for UPSC CSE Prelims Paper 1, candidates must go through the syllabus thoroughly and prepare notes. Reading newspapers, magazines, and books on relevant topics is essential. Solving previous year question papers and taking mock tests can help in assessing the preparation level.
5. What is the minimum score required to qualify for UPSC CSE Prelims Paper 1?
Ans. There is no fixed minimum score required to qualify for UPSC CSE Prelims Paper 1. The cutoff for the paper varies every year, depending on the difficulty level of the paper and the number of candidates appearing for the examination. The candidates who score above the cutoff are eligible to appear for the main examination.
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