UPSC IAS/IPS Prelim exam consists of two papers. 1) General Studies 2) Aptitude. This page contains MCQs for the General Studies Paper.

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Syllabus & Strategy for UPSC Prelims

General Studies Paper – I (100 MCQ x 2marks=200marks)

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialisation
  • General Science

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CSAT/ General Studies Paper-II (80 MCQ x 2.5marks=200 marks.)

✋Only 33% Passing Marks Required. Its score not counted in Merit list for Prelims2Mains.

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision-making and problem solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) – Class X level)
  • Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level)

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UPSC Prelims-2020 Answerkey Topicwise Solved with Strategy for 2021!

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