Prelims paper analysis 2013-2018

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The UPSC civil service examination is considered as the most difficult examination. And the first step towards it is the preliminary exam of UPSC. The preliminary examination of UPSC is for screening purpose only. The marks obtained in the UPSC prelims examination amount to a qualification to take the UPSC Mains examination. The score of prelims exam is not counted in determining a candidate's final order of merit (i.e only the score of Mains exam is counted for UPSC Result). But, clearing this first paper is the basic necessity for UPSC examination. What all an aspirant require is optimistic approach, patience and smart work to qualify this examination.

Here is the analysis of the last 6 years of UPSC prelims paper will help you in creating a better strategic plan to study for prelims.

SUBJECTS

NO. OF QUESTIONS ASKED IN FOLLOWING YEARS

       YEAR

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Environment

7

7

11

18

11

8

Geography

19

20

16

7

9

12

Polity

18

14

13

7

24

13

Science & tech

22

16

8

8

10

12

Economics

18

10

13

18

9

13

Current affairs

22

16

22

27

24

22

History (total)

16

20

17

15

13

20

  •  Ancient
  • Medieval
  • Modern
  • Art &culture

 

3

2

6

5

5

2

5

7

2

4

8

3

2

1

6

6

2

0

6

5

1

0

11

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here one can observe, that the maximum number of questions are being asked from current affairs every year. So, a regular and detailed reading of newspaper is the need of the hour.

The changes which occurred from year 2017’s paper to 2018’s

 

2017

2018

  • The reduction is no. of questions in ecology and environment.

 

  • Number of questions from Polity depreciated.
  •  Modern History gained its importance, whereas no question was observed from medieval history.
  • Equal no. of questions in maximum subjects.

In 2018 prelims examination, geography, polity, science and technology along with economics shared an almost equal share. But, the number of questions increased in history. 8 questions were from art and culture, whereas 11 questions from modern history.

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