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What is the first paper in UPSC Prelims?

What is the first paper in UPSC Prelims?

The UPSC Prelims exam consists of two papers namely General Studies I paper and General Studies-II (CSAT) paper. While the score in GS Paper-I determines whether or not you qualify for the cut off of prelims, CSAT is qualifying in nature. You only need to score more than 33% or 66 marks for the CSAT paper.

Which book is best for UPSC Prelims Paper 1?

10 Books referred by toppers to clear IAS preliminary exam

  1. Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations by M.
  2. Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania.
  3. Oxford School Atlas by Oxford Publishers.
  4. Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong.
  5. Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh.

What are the subjects in UPSC Prelims Paper 1?

The GS I paper in the IAS prelims comprises topics from History, geography, Economy, polity and governance, general science, and most importantly current affairs.

Is 1 year enough for UPSC Prelims?

Yes, 1 year is sufficient for IAS preparation without coaching. If you do focus study then you can clear this exam in your first attempt. Preparing for UPSC itself is a full time job ,during preparation you need to work hard daily at least 6-8 hours. Prelims will test your concepts + facts , mains is more analytical .

Do questions repeat in UPSC?

The answer is Yes! UPSC papers do have repetitive questions from the previous year’s papers, but only for some subjects. It has been observed from the past ten years, repetitive questions from subjects — History, Economics and Indian Polity were seen.

Is UPSC really tough?

Indeed, UPSC is tough as far as its syllabus is considered. The diversity of subjects demands more determination and long study hours. Since the role of an IAS is not just limited to a particular field, the subjects to be covered for this examination contains varied streams.

Is UPSC toughest exam in world?

UPSC is among the most challenging exams in the world because out of lakhs of candidates, only 0.1% to 0.4% succeed in clearing the exam.

Is BA good for IAS?

Answer. Yes friend, BA course is very useful for the preparation of IAS. IAS stands for Indian Administrative Service. after 2 years, you will be a graduate with bachelors in arts, you can apply for entrance exams, conducted by UPSC(Union Public Service Commission).

Are there previous UPSC prelims and mains question papers?

The previous year’s prelims and mains UPSC question paper, i.e., 2018 Prelims and Mains IAS question paper are also available for download. Also, refer to the UPSC question paper with answers on our website so that you can solve the prelims papers and also crosscheck the answers.

When does the IAS prelims paper I start?

The IAS Prelims Exam 2014 was conducted in two Shifts. The IAS Prelims 2014 General Studies Paper I was coducted in first shift that is from 9.30 to 11.30 and the second shift started at 2.30 p.m.

Which is the toughest paper in IAS prelims 2014?

The IAS Prelims 2014 General Studies Paper I was coducted in first shift that is from 9.30 to 11.30 and the second shift started at 2.30 p.m. The General Studies Paper I is one of the toughest paper because very extensive and in-depth studies are required to qualify the IAS Prelims The candidates can see the Question Paper of IAS Prelims 2014 here.

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