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UPSC Prelims Exam Overview

The preliminary examination of the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission), which is the first Civil Service Examination in India, is held every year to test the candidates for the main examination. It consists of two compulsory papers: General Studies (Paper I) on current events, history, geography, politics, economics, environment, and general science, and Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT, Paper II) testing logic, logical reasoning, analytical ability, judgment, and basic mathematics. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university and meet age criteria, usually from 21 to 32, with relaxation for reserved categories.

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UPSC Prelims Eligibility criteria and Exam Pattern
An overview of the UPSC Exam Pattern is given below. It is important that aspirants understand the nature of UPSC CSE questions and exam patterns before starting their preparation.
UPSC Prelims Exam Pattern
  • It consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQs). 
  • Prelims exam comprises Paper 1 and Paper 2. 
  • Paper 1 focuses on topics pertaining to:
    • Current Affairs
    • History 
    • Economics
    • Science and technology
    • Geography etc. 
  • Paper 2 comprises questions related to:
  • Comprehension 
  • Logical reasoning
  • Basic numeracy 
  • Data interpretation etc.
  • There is a negative marking for Paper 1 and Paper 2, where one-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to the question are deducted for every wrong answer. 
  • GS Paper II (CSAT) is qualifying in nature and candidates have to score a minimum of 33% in it.

S.No.

Paper

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Duration 

1

General Studies Paper I

100

200

2 hours

2

General Studies Paper II (CSAT)

80

200

How to prepare for the UPSC Prelims?

IAS Prelims preparation requires a focused and strategic approach to cover the vast syllabus efficiently. Here are some tips to help you 

  • Understand the Exam: Familiarize yourself with the IAS Prelims exam pattern, syllabus, and marking scheme to plan your preparation accordingly.
  • Create a Study Schedule: Develop a well-structured study timetable, allocating time to cover all subjects thoroughly.
  • Comprehensive Reading: Read NCERT books for core subjects, followed by standard reference books and newspapers to build a strong foundation.
  • Focus on Current Affairs: Stay updated with current events, government schemes, and national/international issues to ace the General Studies (GS) section.
  • Practice Mock Tests: Regularly attempt mock tests and previous year's question papers to gauge your progress and improve time management skills.
  • Revise Regularly: Regular revision is vital to retain information and strengthen your understanding of various topics.
  • Analyze Weak Areas: Identify your weak areas and work on them to enhance your overall performance.
  • Learn Elimination Techniques: Practice eliminating wrong options in multiple-choice questions to increase your chances of selecting the correct answer.
  • Stay Stress-free: Maintain a healthy lifestyle, take breaks, and engage in recreational activities to keep stress at bay.
  • Join Test Series: Enroll in a reliable test series to gain insights into your performance and receive expert feedback.

 

UPSC Prelims Eligibility Criteria
Below mentioned is the synopsis of the UPSC prelims eligibility for all the categories of applicants.
Education
Age Limit and Number of Attempts
Nationality
Physical Fitness
Any graduate degree (distance education as well) recognized by UGC/AICTE

CATEGORY

ASPIRANT AGE

# ATTEMPTS

General

21 to 32

6

OBC

21 to 35

9

SC / ST

21 to 37

Unlimited

 

For the Indian Administrative Service, the Indian Foreign Service and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India. For other services, a candidate must be either a citizen of India, or a subject of Nepal/Bhutan a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to the Civil Services Examination as per the regulations published by UPSC.
Education
Any graduate degree (distance education as well) recognized by UGC/AICTE
Age Limit and Number of Attempts

CATEGORY

ASPIRANT AGE

# ATTEMPTS

General

21 to 32

6

OBC

21 to 35

9

SC / ST

21 to 37

Unlimited

 

Nationality
For the Indian Administrative Service, the Indian Foreign Service and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India. For other services, a candidate must be either a citizen of India, or a subject of Nepal/Bhutan a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Physical Fitness
Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to the Civil Services Examination as per the regulations published by UPSC.
UPSC Prelims Syllabus
Here, we have provided the UPSC Prelims syllabus. The candidates can check the paper one syllabus for the prelims and start their UPSC preparation
UPSC Prelims Syllabus for General Studies (Paper I)
  • History of India and the Indian National Movement
  • Current Affairs (Events) of National and International importance
  • Indian and World Geography – Social, Physical, and Economic Geography of India & World
  • Economic and Social Development – Poverty. Social Sector Initiatives, Demographics. Etc.
  • Indian Polity and Governance
  • General Science
  • General Issues on Environmental
UPSC IAS Prelims Syllabus for CSAT (Paper-II)

The candidates can check the syllabus for the CSAT paper here. This section requires a lot of practice, reading newspapers, and articles, solving mock tests etc.

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills
  • Comprehension
  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical skills
  • General mental ability

UPSC Prelims - FAQs

There are two papers in the IAS preliminary examination: GS Paper 1 and GS Paper 2 (CSAT). The maximum marks for each of these papers is 200 and the number of questions asked is 100 and 80, respectively.
To apply for the civil services exam, the applicant must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
The UPSC prelims exam is conducted through offline mode, i.e., the pen and paper mode.