|Table of contents|
|UPSC Civil Services Exam Analysis 2022|
|UPSC Civil Services Exam Analysis 2021|
|UPSC Civil Services Exam Analysis 2020|
|Previous Years' UPSC Civil Services Exam Analysis|
|UPSC Civil Services Prelims Analysis 2019|
|UPSC CSE Prelims Analysis 2018|
|UPSC CSE Prelims Analysis 2017|
|UPSC Civil Services Exam Analysis 2016|
|UPSC Civil Services Exam Analysis 2015|
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The GS Paper 1 was held between 09:30 AM-11:30 AM and includes 100 questions in total. Whereas, the GS Paper 2 (CSAT) is conducted from 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM and comprised 80 questions. Both the papers have negative markings. As per the UPSC Prelims Analysis, the overall level of the UPSC IAS Prelims questions paper was mixed as aspirants found economics questions to be tough while polity had direct questions.
Here is the topic-wise weightage of the UPSC Prelims Exam 2022. Check the number of questions asked in the UPSC Prelims Paper 1.
|Subject||No. of Questions|
|Environment & Ecology (Including respective Current Affairs)||17|
|Indian Polity and Governance||13|
|India and World Geography||12|
|General Science and S&T (Including Current Development)||14|
|Art & Culture||7|
The UPSC Prelims 2022 Paper 2 (CSAT) comprised 80 Questions, each carrying 2.5 marks with a total of 200 marks.
|1.||Mental Ability, Analytical & Logical Reasoning|
|3.||Comprehension; Interpersonal skills including communication skills|
The General Studies paper has been concluded. It covers a total of 100 questions asked for 200 marks. There will be a negative marking of 1/3rd mark for a wrong answer. The following is the UPSC CSE Exam Analysis for the prelims exam 2021.
A. UPSC General Studies Paper 1 Prelims Analysis 2021
The General Studies paper mostly consisted of questions from Polity. The questions were straightforward. The questions at the end of the paper were easy to attempt. Here's the overview of the paper.
Major highlights of the paper are as follows:
B. UPSC CSAT Prelims 2021 Analysis
The detailed distribution of questions from various topics in the CSAT exam 2021 was as follows. This section is qualifying in nature.
The General Studies paper covers a total of 100 questions carrying 2 marks each. There will be a negative marking of 1/3rd mark for every wrongly answered question. The following is the UPSC CSE Exam Analysis for the prelims exam 2020.
The General Studies paper consists of questions across topics like Current Affairs, Polity, History, etc. The following is the topic/subject-wise weightage of the questions asked.
Important highlights of UPSC Prelims Paper 1:
The CSAT paper is qualifying in nature i.e. it is mandatory to score 33% marks in this paper. The score of this paper does not decide your merit ranking. The following was the topics-wise distribution of the questions asked in this paper.
The UPSC Civil Services aspirants must thoroughly go through the previous exam analysis in order to figure out the trends regarding the questions covered in the exam. The candidates can have detailed topic-weightage in for the past five years in the analysis provided further.
The following is the last 5 years' analysis for the prelims GS Paper.
Previous Year Trends
The pattern of questions asked in the CSAT paper over the past 5 years is as follows:
The GS paper for the year 2018 had few challenging questions related to IR (International Relations). In the year 2018, almost 50% of questions were part of Static General Knowledge.
The main highlights for the 2017 prelims GS paper were as follows:
This year's General Studies paper consisted of the questions like:
The main take-away points from the 2015 prelims GS paper were as follows:
Fifth Schedule and Sixth Schedule in the Indian Constitution.
Questions based on IndARC and other terms from Science & Tech.
Mixed type questions on Art & History.
Geographical questions based on regions like Savannah, Equatorial, Mediterranean, etc.