UPSC Exam 2021 Prelims Live Updates – Paper 1 & 2 Analysis and Answer Key OUT, Cut Off, Result Date

UPSC Civil Services Prelims exam was held today in 77 cities across India. Check all the UPSC IAS 2021 live updates from the exam centre and know UPSC exam analysis for both the papers, answer key, expected cutoff etc.

UPSC Exam 2021 Prelims Live Updates – Paper 1 & 2 Analysis and Answer Key OUT, Cut Off, Result Date
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NEW DELHI: UPSC Civil Services prelims exam 2021 has concluded. Those who appeared in the UPSC IAS 2021 exam, they can check the UPSC civil servivces answer key that has been taken out by Careerpower and IAS baba. The links of the UPSC answer key arae available here on this page. Candidates who appeared in shift 2 of the UPSC exam 2021, they can now check the detailed analysis of UPSC question paper 2 along with the answer key here. Most of the candidates found the CSAT paper as difficult. Also check the UPSC answer key 2021 from the coaching institutes here and know all about expected cutoff. The UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam analysis shows that Paper 1 was moderately difficult. The UPSC exam 2021 (prelims) was held in 77 cities across India. Check the UPSC IAS 2021 live updates and UPSC CSE exam 2021 analysis for shift 1 and 2 here.

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UPSC Prelims exam 2021 - Overview

  • Conducting Body: Union Public Service Commission
  • Exam Name: UPSC CSE Prelims 2021
  • UPSC Official website: upsc.gov.in
  • Exam Day Requirements: UPSC Civil Services exam 2021 admit card along with a photo ID
  • UPSC Prelims Date and Time 2021: October 10, 2021 (9.30 am and 2.30 pm)
  • UPSC Pre Timing: 9.30 am and 2.30 pm ( two shifts)
  • UPSC Exam 2021 stages: Prelim and Main followed by interview.
  • UPSC attempt Limit: 6
  • UPSC CSE 2021 recruitment for: IAS, IPS, IRS, IFS and Indian Railway Services to name a few

About 10 lakh applicants are expected to appear for the UPSC exam 2021. Candidates appearing for UPSC CSE 2021 prelims will have to qualify to go to the next stage which is the UPSC Mains 2021. A total of 712 vacancies will be filled through the UPSC exam 2021. Check all the live updates for the UPSC pre exam 2021 here.


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UPSC exam 2021 shift 1 and shift 2 has concluded . UPSC CSE pre exam 2021 analysis is now available for both the papers. Also GS paper 1 answer key and CSAT paper answer key is available now. Stay tuned to this page for UPSC exam 2021 live updates and avail UPSC exam analysis, expected cutoff, UPSC Main exam dates and more. Catch the UPSC CSE 2021 exam analysis here live from exam centres.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 09:11 PM IST

UPSC Civil Services Prelims Answer Key 2021 -CSAT

Candidates can check the CSAT 2021 answer key in the link that is given below and has been provided by bhojvirtualuniveristy. Click here to download the UPSC answer key 2021 for paper 2. 

Oct. 10, 2021 | 07:48 PM IST

UPSC exam review - A surprise package

Civil servant, Avanish Sharan termed today's UPSC CSE prelims question paper as a surprise package. He use used twitter to share is feelings related to the UPSC CSE exam.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 07:40 PM IST

UPSC exam review - UPSC Prelims 2021 Paper 1 (Set-A) Analysis

UPSC Prelims 2021 Paper 1 (Set-A) Analysis

UPSC Prelims 2021 Paper 1 (Set-A)Subjects

Ques. Core Subject

Ques. Current Affair

Total Ques.

1.Current Events: sports & Award

02

03

05

2.History (India, Culture & Indian N. Movement)

21

00

21

3.Indian & World Geography

12

02

14

4.Indian Polity & Governance

18

01

19

5.Economic & Social Development

13

01

14

6.G. issues on Environmental ecology, Biodiversity & Climate Change

15

00

15

7.General Science

10

02

12

Total

91

09

100


Click to download the UPSC IAS prelims question paper GS 1 Set A - Download here.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 07:31 PM IST

UPSC exam review - CSAT came out of syllabus

As per UPSC exam review given by various other students, some found he CSAT question paper difficult. It was time consuming. Few of them also suggested that the CSAT paper was inspired by JEE mains/advance. Students said that qualifying CSAT will be daunting task for aspirants. The math in CSAT was unpredictable. Now aspirants will have to take CSAT seriously, said a student.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 07:27 PM IST

UPSC exam review - Not very tough, not very easy

As per the UPSC exam review of GS paper 1, students said that questions on current affairs were very less, there were 3 questions from sports which is a first time in nearly 2 decades. Questions were from WTC, summer Olympics. Polity and Economic had conceptual questions, too many questions were from  biodiversity, ecology, microbiology, technology and viruses and vaccines. There were no map based questions and international affairs. A student even went on to give UPSC a new short form - unpredictable public service commission.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 07:13 PM IST

UPSC IAS prelims Exam Cutoff

Candidates can check the past years UPSC civil services prelims exam cutoff 2021 and get an idea as to what are their prospects of making their way to the next round of the selection round. 

Exam

General

EWS

OBC

SC

ST

PwBD-1

PwBD-2

PwBD-3

PwBD-5

CS(Prelim)*

92.51

77.55

89.12

74.84

68.71

70.06

63.94

40.82

42.86

CS(Main)**

736

687

698

680

682

648

699

40.82

300

CS(Final)

944

894

907

875

876

867

910

675

465


Oct. 10, 2021 | 07:07 PM IST

UPSC IAS prelims 2021 - Check expected cut off

Candidates appeared in UPSC IAS 2021 exam can check the IAS expected cut off 2021.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 06:59 PM IST

UPSC IAS 2021 prelims exam conducted successfully in Aizawl today.

According to a tweet by DD News Mizoram, UPSC IAS prelims exam 2021 was successfully conducted at three centres of Aizawl. A total number of  482 candidates have appeared in the UPSC IAS 2021 exam today at Aizawl centres. This year, 967 candidates have been registered for the UPSC IAS 2021 exam from Mizoram region. 

Oct. 10, 2021 | 06:53 PM IST

UPSC exam review - Paper analysis by Civilsdaily

As per the Civilsdaily, which is India’s a government exam mentoring platform the UPSC exam review was toughness just like previous year. As per the UPSC exam review, there were factual questions, the expected cutoff can be close to 95. 3 questions were from Sports, which was a first in the last 20 years. 

There direct questions from Polity NCERT (Class 11th and 12th. eg: Constitutional government, Constitutional status of India in 1950, Devi Lal, essential features that indicates India's federal character.

According to the UPSC exam review, there were questions from medieval history where 9 questions were there.

Questions from environment had a bent towards traditional knowledge. Basic understanding of phylum's, symbiotic relationships etc has more focus. 

More focus on UNEP, UNFCCC etc.

Science Technology were seemed to be inspired from current affairs. The questions checked aspirants, fundamental understanding in types of viruses, bacteria, recombinant vector vaccines etc.

The overall UPSC exam review said that paper was on similar lines compared to last year. It was a factual paper. Almost 1/3rd the questions were tough. While the economy, modern history and Polity questions were doable if you have studied the standard sources, on the other hand, the majority of Environment, Science, Medieval and Ancient history Questions were tough as they were not from the standard sources and required both conceptual clarity and the application of intelligent guessing. Civilsdaily believe that the cut off will be a little higher this year compared to last year as the number of seats has reduced from 796 to 712.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 06:46 PM IST

UPSC IAS 2021 prelims exam conducted for first time in Leh Ladakh

UPSC has conducted the UPSC IAS 2021 prelims exam for the first time in Leh Ladakh. A total number of 163 out of 492 candidates appeared at Leh centre of UPSC IAS 2021. 

Oct. 10, 2021 | 06:42 PM IST

UPSC Prelims Exam Pattern

There was no substantial change in the UPSC civil services exam pattern and the total number of questions that were asked were almost similar as compared to last year in both the papers. However the candidates found the UPSC question paper as moderately difficult.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 06:27 PM IST

UPSC Prelims 2021 Answer Key Out

Candidates who have appeared in todays' UPSC civil services exam 2021, they can check the UPSC answer key that has been taken out for Paper 1 and paper 2. This will help the candidates to analyse how much they would score. 

Oct. 10, 2021 | 06:27 PM IST

UPSC exam review - GS paper 1 & 2

The overall UPSC exam review was moderate to difficult level. The GS paper 1 was dynamic in nature while the paper 2 was a lot difficult as compared to previous year CSAT paper. The GS paper 1 expected cut off can be between 85-90. While this who solved 30+ question will stand a chance to qualify in the UPSC CSAT paper 2.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 06:02 PM IST

UPSC CSE prelims exam over - When the UPSC CSE result will be declared?

The UPSC CSE prelims result is expected to be declared in November last week of mid December. As the UPSC CSE mains exam date are already out, we can expect the prelims result to be declared soon. Candidate qualifying in the prelims result as per the result will be eligible to appear in the UPSC CSE mains exam which will be held in descriptive mode.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 05:56 PM IST

UPSC CSE 2021 paper 2 conducted successfully, what next?

As per the UPSC CSE 2021 schedule, the results will be declared for the prelims stage, which will be followed by the detailed application form (DAF), aspirants who qualify in the UPSC CSE 2021 prelims will have to fill the UPSC CSE 2021 DAF before appearing in the mains exam. The UPSC CSE 2021 mains exam is scheduled to be held at January 7, 8, 9, 15 and 16, 2022.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 05:49 PM IST

UPSC today exam answer key - Unofficial answer key to be out soon

The unofficial answer key of UPSC IAS prelims GS 1 & 2 has been out by various coaching institutes. The unofficial answer key for GS 1 paper 1 has been already released by IAS Baba and Career Power and the rest of the coaching institutes will also release answer key on the basis of reviews and feedback received by candidates. 

The unofficial memory-based answer key will consists of the correct answers to all the questions in the exam. Candidates can match their responses from the answer key with the question paper released by Careers360 and spectate the marks they will be getting in the exam.

Download here the UPSC GS paper 1 question paper.

Download here the UPSC GS paper 1 answer key.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 05:45 PM IST

UPSC CSE 2021 analysis out for UPSC CSAT paper 2

The UPSC civil services examination 2021 has been conclude for second shift. The UPSC CSAT paper was moderately difficult. Candidates said that the difficulty level of the question paper was difficulty as compared to past year trends. For the UPSC CSAT paper 2 analysis, click here.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 05:42 PM IST

UPSC prelims answer key - Unofficial answer key released

Coaching institute Career Power has released the unofficial UPSC prelims answer key released. Check here.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 05:33 PM IST

UPSC CSAT - UPSC prelims 2021 expected cut off

UPSC successfully conducted the UPSC CSAT paper for GS 2 (Civil Services Aptitude Test). As per feedback received by students, the UPSC CSAT paper also known as the GS paper 2 was 60% difficult and 40% moderate. The cut off is expected to be competitive as majority of the UPSC aspirants found the paper to be tough. The GS paper 2 qualifying marks is GS paper 1

Check the UPSC prelims 2021 expected cut off for GS 1 below - 

UPSC paper 2021 cut off - Prelims

Category

UPSC Cut Off

General

93

EWS

76

OBC

87

SC

76

ST

65

PwBD-1

69

PwBD-2

60

PwBD-3

39

PwBD-4

43

Oct. 10, 2021 | 05:26 PM IST

UPSC prelims answer key GS 1 out

IAS Baba has released he GS paper 1 UPSC prelims answer key. We are giving the direct link to download link to download the UPSC prelims answer key of GS paper 1, aspirants can download the answer key and match it with the question paper to spectate the marks they will be getting in the UPSC CSE 2021 prelims GS 1. Click here for the GS paper 1 answer key, download now.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 05:18 PM IST

CSAT qualifying marks in UPSC

The CSAT qualifying marks in UPSC is 33%. In order to qualify in the UPSC CSAT paper, aspirants must have solved at least 30+ questions correctly. This will increase their chances of qualification in the UPSC CSE prelims and will make them eligible to appear in the mains exam.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 05:15 PM IST

UPSC CSAT paper - CSAT 2021

As expected from UPSC, the UPSC CSAT paper was difficult. The question tested aspirants logical ability, reasoning, comprehension skills, data interpretation, thinking, skills etc. The unofficial UPSC prelims answer key will be released shortly.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 05:11 PM IST

UPSC prelims 2021 answer key - CSAT 2021

UPSC will release the official answer key for CSAT 2021 paper 2 after the complete recruitment process is over. However, candidates will be able to download the unofficial CSAT 2021 answer key, which will be released by various coaching institutes and leading coaching institutes. These unofficial answer keys will be based on the reviews received by candidates who appeared in the exam.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 05:09 PM IST

UPSC prelims GS paper 2 - Expected cutoff

As per the reviews received by candidates who appeared in the exam, the exam was of moderate to difficult level and the expected cut off as shared by the candidates can be around 85 to 90 for GS 1, in GS 2 there is no cut off as it is qualifying in nature, out of the 80 questions asked in the exam, if aspirants attempt close to 30 exams successfully, they will qualify in the exam.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 05:06 PM IST

UPSC CSAT paper - Topics asked in CSAT 2021

The UPSC CSAT paper 2 got successfully conducted. The topics from which the CSAT 2021 questions were asked were Logical reasoning, decision making and problem-solving, reasoning, logical analytics etc. Majority of candidates said that the CSAT 2021 was of difficult level.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 05:02 PM IST

CSAT 2021 - UPSC CSAT paper out

The UPSC prelims 2021 CSAT paper 2 has been out. The unofficial question paper has been released exclusively by Careers360. Candidate can check the question papers to get an idea about the paper pattern, difficulty level of the questions etc. Click here to download the UPSC prelims question paper 2021, download here.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 04:58 PM IST

CSAT 2021 - CSAT qualifying marks in UPSC

The qualifying marks in the CSAT 2021 is 33%. There is no cut off in it as compared to GS 1. The overall CSAT 2021 analysis is mentioned below - 

  • Comprehension - time consuming.
  • Math - easy.
  • Logical reasoning - easy to moderate.
  • Decision making and problem-solving - easy.
  • Direction question were asked.
  • Questions were also asked related to dates, and statement related questions. This section was - easy to moderate.
  • If aspirants attempt 27 questions correct, they can qualify. There is negative marking in UPSC CSAT 2021.
Oct. 10, 2021 | 04:52 PM IST

UPSC CSAT paper - Difficult compared to previous year

Kirti Raj, from Ghaziabad said that the paper was pretty tough and was difficult as compared to previous year. Each sections were equally covered. The difficulty level was however enhanced to previous year. Whether it is aptitude, reasoning etc. the coverage was equally to all sections. The expected cut off for GS 1 can be 90-100 and CSAT is qualifying.  Candidates can study by self it is sufficient.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 04:48 PM IST

UPSC CSAT qualifying marks - UPSC CSAT paper

Some students said that the UPSC CSAT paper 1 was tricky and the questions were time consuming. There was negative marking in UPSC prelim CSAT paper. The questions in UPSC prelim CSAT paper were from comprehension, passage, logical reasoning etc. 

Oct. 10, 2021 | 04:45 PM IST

UPSC prelims GS paper 2 - Exam analysis

The analysis for the UPSC prelims question paper for CSAT is now out. As per the reviews coming out from the exam centre, from the candidates who appeared in the CSAT, the second shift was moderate to difficult level. Karan Sachdeva said, the questions were from aptitude, reasoning, comprehension. The passages were a mix of variety. Most questions were from environment and geography and reading comprehension. Out of 80, I think 50 were comprehension. The expected cut off can be 66.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 04:41 PM IST

UPSC prelims GS paper 2 over - Students coming out

The UPSC prelims paper for GS 2 is over successfully and aspirants are seen coming out of the exam hall. The GS paper 2 was conducted from 2:30 pm and ended at 4:30 pm. This was the last exam of today. Earlier, in the day, the UPSC CSE GS paper 1 was conducted. The overall difficulty level of the GS paper 1 was moderate to difficult level.

Students leaving the exam hall


Oct. 10, 2021 | 04:38 PM IST

IAS prelims paper 2021 CSAT 2 ends

The UPSC prelims paper 2 has ended. The gates of the exam centre have been opened for aspirants to come out. Students are seeing in a hurry looking for transport like auto, rickshaws and booking cabs. Those who were accompanied by their guardians were seen leaving the exam centre.

Students coming out


Oct. 10, 2021 | 04:22 PM IST

UPSC question paper 2021 - UPSC prelims 2021 paper 2 to end soon

As per the UPSC exam timing, the UPSC prelims 2021 CSAT paper 2 of the will end soon. The UPSC pre exam timing 2021 for paper 2, the exam started at 2:30 pm. The UPSC prelims question paper 2 will end at 4:30 pm.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 04:10 PM IST

UPSC topper 2021 - Check last year toppers marks

The UPSC CSE is one of the toughest and competitive exams in India. Aspirants who qualify in all the three stages are shortlisted for the vacancies. Today the UPSC question paper for the prelims stage was conducted. As per the UPSC CSE exam time the exam was held in two shift, 09:30 am to 11:30 am and shift 2, which was held from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. From the following table, candidates can check the UPSC topper marks.

Marksheet of UPSC IAS Topper 2020

Rank

Candidates' Name

UPSC main marks

Personality test marks

Total marks

1

Shubham Kumar

878

176

1054

2

Jagruti Awasthi

859

193

1052

3

Ankita Jain

839

212

1051

4

Yash Jaluka

851

195

1046

5

Mamta Yadav

855

187

1042

6

Meera K

835

206

1041

7

Praveen Kumar

848

193

1041

8

Jivani Kartik Nagjibhai

858

182

1040

9

Apala Mishra

816

215

1031

10

Satyam Gandhi

827

201

1028

11

Devayani

842

182

1024

12

Mithun Premraj

845

179

1024

13

Gaurav Budania

850

173

1023

14

Karishma Nair

834

187

1021

15

Ria Dabi - Rank

859

162

1021


Oct. 10, 2021 | 04:00 PM IST

UPSC CSE mains exam - UPSC syllabus pdf download in English

As we already know the UPSC CSE mains exam date are out, it is high time aspirants start their preparations early. The mains is considered as the most tiring and a mentally exhausting exam, it squeezes every last bit of candidates energy and hence the preparations should be spot on to overcome the marathon test.

UPSC mains exam preparation tips - 

  • Do answer writing practice.
  • Give test series at least 2 month in advance and evaluate the scores.
  • Make self notes and learn them.
  • Do answer writing practice by using pointers, bullets, charts, diagrams etc.
  • Read a lot and involve in in-depth studies.

Check here the UPSC syllabus PDF download in English, click here and head to page 24, section II, scheme and subjects for the preliminary and main examination.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 03:46 PM IST

UPSC exam schedule - Mains exam dates

Today UPSC prelims question paper for both the papers GS 1 & 2 will get over. Aspirants who qualify in the prelims exam will be eligible to appear in the mains exam. The UPSC mains exam will be held on January 7, 8, 9, 15 and 16, 2022. The UPSC mains exam will be conducted for 9 papers, out of which 7 will be routine papers including GS 1, 2, 3 and 4, Essay, English language, compulsory local language and 2 from optional subjects. The mains exam of UPSC IAS will be conducted in descriptive mode.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 03:35 PM IST

UPSC prelims exam - Vacancies

As mentioned in the UPSC civil services exam 2021 notification, this year the UPSC civil services exam is being conducted to fill in 712 out of which 22 vacancies are reserved for persons with benchmark disability category. These vacancies are very less as compared to previous year vacancy trends. From the following table, candidates can check the past 5 year vacancy trends.

Past 5 year Civil services vacancy stats

Year

UPSC Civil services vacancies

2020

796

2019

896

2018

782

2017

980

2016

1079


Oct. 10, 2021 | 03:15 PM IST

UPSC prelims exam - How many services are there?

As mentioned in the UPSC civil services exam 2021 notification, there are a total of 19 services. All the services are mentioned in the table below - 

All UPSC Civil Services

1

Indian Administrative Service

IAS

2

Indian Foreign Service

IFS

3

Indian Police Service

IPS

4

Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

IAAS

5

Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

ICAS

6

Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’

ICLS

7

Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’

IDAS

8

Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’

IDES

9

Indian Information Service, Junior Grade Group ‘A’

IIS

10

Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’

IPoS

11

Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service, Group ‘A’

IP&TA and FS

12

Indian Railway Protection Force Service, Group ‘A’

IRPTS

13

Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes) Group ‘A’

IRS (Customs & Indirect Taxes)

14

Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) Group ‘A’

IRS (Income Tax)

15

Indian Trade Service, Group ‘A’ (Grade III)

ITS

16

Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)

AFHCS

17

Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service (DANICS), Group ‘B’

DANICS

18

Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service (DANIPS), Group ‘B’

DANIPS

19

Pondicherry Civil Service (PONDICS), Group ‘B’

PONDICS


Oct. 10, 2021 | 03:01 PM IST

UPSC civil services prelims exam - What is the salary?

As the UPSC civil services prelims exam is going on, candidate might be interested in knowing the salary that a civil servant will get. As mentioned in the official notification, a civil servant will get a salary of Rs. 56100, and also get other benefits, allowances, reimbursements etc. Along with the salary and benefits, they are also entitled to a government accommodationgovernment vehicle, house staff, office staff, education leave and foreign tour as well as India tour reimbursements.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 02:46 PM IST

How many papers in upsc prelims?

As per the exam pattern of the UPSC IAS, there are two papers in the UPSC prelims exam. The first paper, GS 1 is conducted in shift 1, while the second paper, GS 2 is conducted in shift 2. The GS question paper has questions from current affairs, history, polity, geography etc.

The second paper has questions from data interpretation, reasoning, logical analysis, graphs, charts, mathematics etc. Both these questions are conducted on OMR-sheet based offline mode. Currently the GS paper 2 is going on and will end at 4:30 pm, earlier in the day, the GS paper 1 was conducted from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 02:30 PM IST

UPSC civil services prelims exam - CSAT 2 starts

The UPSC civil services prelims exam for the CSAT paper 2 has started. The UPSC civil services prelims exam paper 2 is being conducted in OMR-sheet based offline mode. Aspirants will have to mark correct answers in the OMR-sheet. The UPSC civil services prelims exam CSAT paper 2 will be over at 4:30 pm, which will officially end the UPSC prelims exam recruitment process.

Closed gates of an exam centre

Oct. 10, 2021 | 02:19 PM IST

UPSC pre timing CSAT 2 - Gates to close 10 minutes before exam commences

The UPSC civil services prelims exam centre gates will be closed 10 minutes before the exam commences, that is at 2:20 pm. The guards will announce about the entry gates closure, hence UPSC aspirant must be near the exam centre and not very far. Students who are late won't be given a chance to appear in the exam hence, they must be on their toes near the gates. The UPSC civil services exam 2021 admit card will be checked at the entrance along with photo ID.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 02:11 PM IST

UPSC exam paper CSAT - Entry started

The UPSC CSAT paper 2 also known as the general studies paper 2 will begin soon. The entry has started as the gates are open. Aspirants who appeared in the paper 1 can appear in the paper 2 at the same exam centre. This time also they will have to showcase their admit card, valid photo ID and will be given the OMR based answer sheet to fill the choose the correct answer to the questions of the exam.


Oct. 10, 2021 | 02:00 PM IST

CSAT tricks for UPSC GS paper 2 - Part 2

  • You must use you memory skills to add, substract, multiply the numbers fast in the UPSC prelims.
  • Along with this you may also know the root and cube and remember them whenever the UPSC prelims exam question paper 2 comes.
  • Your maths skills will be tested in the CSAT UPSC exam paper, be ready. 
  • Don’t panic when the paper arrives, as aspirants know the answer to all the question, it is just about patience and thinking.
Oct. 10, 2021 | 01:55 PM IST

CSAT tricks for UPSC GS paper 2 - Part 1

  • Start with basic level questions of the UPSC exam paper before moving to higher ones.
  • Check logical reasoning, comprehension questions first, as they are scoring ones.
  • Remember the formulae sheet, short notes chits you made during the preparations.
  • Use the last 3-4 pages of the UPSC civil services prelims exam question paper for rough work, don't scribble on the answer sheet.
Oct. 10, 2021 | 01:50 PM IST

UPSC IAS CSAT Paper 2 - How to answer the questions?

  • First and foremost, read the complete paper once.
  • Identify the questions and divide them in three sections - easy, moderate and difficult.
  • Solve them in the same process - easy first, moderate later and difficult ones at the end.
  • Remember the formulas, mnemonics and make sure to be correct in solving the questions as there is negative marking in the UPSC civil services prelims exam CSAT paper 2.
Oct. 10, 2021 | 01:36 PM IST

UPSC Paper 2 to start shortly at 2.30

The UPSC paper 2 will start soon. The UPSC exam timing for paper 2 is 2.30. As soon as the exam concludes, the UPSC exam analysis  will be available with mention of the difficulty levels of the papers. The UPSC answer key for paper 2 as well as paper 1 will be available along with the solutions from coaching centres.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 01:35 PM IST

UPSC Paper 2 to start shortly at 2.30

The UPSC paper 2 will start soon. The UPSC exam timing for paper 2 is 2.30. As soon as the exam concludes, the UPSC exam analysis  will be available with mention of the difficulty levels of the papers. The UPSC answer key for paper 2 as well as paper 1 will be available along with the solutions from coaching centres.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 01:31 PM IST

UPSC exam answer key: Expected date and time

UPSC civil services prelim exam 2021 concluded for shift 1 at 11.30. Candidates can expect the unofficial answer key to be released by coaching centres as soon as the exam concludes. The UPSC prelims answer key by coaching centres for both papers can be checked today a few hours after the exam concludes.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 01:07 PM IST

UPSC prelims - CSAT exam pattern

The UPSC civil services prelims exam for paper 2, CSAT will begin from 2:30 pm. The UPSC civil services exam for paper 2 CSAT will be multiple choice in nature and there will be 80 questions of 2.5 marks each. Just like the paper 1, there will be negative marking in the paper 2 as well and in order to qualify in the paper 2, aspirants will have to score a minimum of 33% marks. Check the detailed UPSC prelims paper 2021 paper 2 exam pattern in the table - 

UPSC exam paper 2

Number of papers

GS 2 will be based on Reasoning, Aptitude and Quantitative

Language of paper

English

Hindi

Duration of exam

2 hours

Number of questions

General studies paper 2: 80

Marks per question is 2.5

Maximum marks

200 each

Qualifying marks

33%


Oct. 10, 2021 | 01:00 PM IST

UPSC syllabus - CSAT syllabus

As the UPSC civil services exam for paper 2 exam is to begin shortly, the questions will be from subjects such as - Comprehension, Interpersonal skills, communication skills, Logical reasoning and analytical ability.

Along with these, the questions will also be from decision-making and problem-solving, General mental ability, numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude as well as charts, tables, graphs, data sufficiency etc. The difficulty level of the question paper will be of class 10 level. 

Oct. 10, 2021 | 12:50 PM IST

UPSC prelims - CSAT paper to begin soon

UPSC will start conducting the CSAT paper of the UPSC prelims exam soon. As per the UPSC exam review, the paper 1 was moderate to tough, so aspirants might be having high expectations from CSAT, as it is a scoring exam and the questions are generally static types. The UPSC paper 2021 for the CSAT will be conducted from 2:30 pm and will end at 4:30 pm.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 12:44 PM IST

UPSC exam review - Expected cut off to be around 90

Chandrashekhar Bharti said that the over difficulty level was tough this time, it was very tough. The expected cut off will remain between 90-95. The questions were covered from all the sections, polity, Indian geographyenvironment, ecology etc. There were no discrepancies in the question papers and the given options, all the COVID-19 guidelines were followed at the exam center.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 12:40 PM IST

UPSC today exam answer key - Unofficial answer key to be out soon

The unofficial answer key of UPSC civil services exam 2021 will be out soon. Leading coaching institutes and preparation websites will release the UPSC today exam answer key by late evening or tomorrow. The unofficial answer key will be based on the reviews and feedbacks received by candidates who appeared in the civil services exam today.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 12:36 PM IST

UPSC 2021 paper - UPSC exam analysis

The civil services exam paper 1 is over. Aspirants who appeared in the UPSC 2021 paper shift 1 said that most of the questions were from history and polity. The UPSC civil services exam current affairs section was moderately difficult. There were 10-15 questions from Indian History and culture. Most questions were asked from polity and current affairs. Check the section-wise analysis here

Oct. 10, 2021 | 12:31 PM IST

UPSC prelims paper - Expected cut off

The UPSC prelims paper expected cut off can be between 90-100. The paper was moderate to difficult level. Hence, it is said to be stiff just like pas year trends. Aspirants can check the UPSC paper 2021 expected cut off from the following table - 

UPSC paper 2021 cut off - Prelims

Category

UPSC Cut Off

General

93

EWS

76

OBC

87

SC

76

ST

65

PwBD-1

69

PwBD-2

60

PwBD-3

39

PwBD-4

43


Oct. 10, 2021 | 12:25 PM IST

UPSC paper 2021; paper was more of traditional type

Ankit Kumar said that the paper was average. Weightage to current affairs was not there,  paper was more of traditional type. The question were from all sections, there were no COVID-19 arrangements inside, however, sanitiser was there, thermal checks were there. The expected cut off is can be between 95-100. I prepared in online mode due to COVID-19.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 12:20 PM IST

UPSC aspirant feedback; current affair questions were more

Julie Singh said that the UPSC prelims 2021 paper was quite difficulty but History was easy, while science and technology, government related questions were moderate level. Some questions were like statement type. Polity and History had 10-15 questions, Science and Technology and current affairs were more. This was my first attempt and I prepared in online mode, COVID-19 rules were there.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 12:14 PM IST

UPSC question paper 2021 - UPSC aspirant feedback out

Rahul, said the the UPSC prelims question paper was tough. The UPSC CSE prelims 2021 questions were from Indian polity, History and some from Bio. The difficulty level was much on higher side. The easier questions were from Biology. There were no COVID-19 SOPs arrangement inside, there were no sanitizerhand wash, and there was crowd inside the hall.

Abhay Pratap Singh said the overall difficulty level was average and not so hard. The questions were indirect most, they were not so deep.  5-10 questions were from polity, constitutions questions were not very deep, they were easy. Biology related questions environment studies were confusing. Economics sector had more questions, committees, banking sector, inflation. COVID-19 arrangements were good.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 12:04 PM IST

UPSC prelims 2021 - Question paper out

The UPSC prelims 2021 unofficial question paper is out now. Candidate can check question papers to get an idea about the questions, paper patter, difficulty level of the question paper etc.

Check here the UPSC prelims question paper 2021, click here.


Oct. 10, 2021 | 11:53 AM IST

UPSC CSE prelims 2021 - Current affairs and polity questions more

As per the feedback received from candidates who appeared in the exam, most of the questions were from current affairs and Indian polity. Candidate said that the question paper was moderately difficult. The questions were time consuming and dynamic.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 11:49 AM IST

UPSC paper time - Paper 1 ended, paper 2 to start from 2:30 pm

As per the UPSC paper time, the paper 1 got ended at 11:30 am. The he GS paper 1 was difficult for most of the candidates. Scoring marks, was tough in paper 1. However, now aspirants focus is on paper 2 which is to be held from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Oct. 10, 2021 | 11:46 AM IST

UPSC prelims 2021 question paper 1 conducted successfully, paper 2 scheduled

UPSC has successfully conducted the UPSC question paper 2021 for GS 1 successfully. As per feedback received by students, the GS paper 1 was 60% difficult and 40% moderate. The cut off is expected to be competitive as majority of the UPSC aspirant were not satisfied by the paper.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 11:43 AM IST

UPSC prelims question paper - Analysis out

The analysis for the UPSC prelims question paper is out now. As per the feedback received by students who appeared in the paper 1, the first shift was moderate to difficult level. Some students said that the UPSC civil services prelims exam paper 1 was tricky and the questions were time consuming. Few other said that they had to miss out on few questions as there was less time. Only a handful of candidates said that the question paper was easy.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 11:40 AM IST

UPSC paper - Questions were dynamic in nature

As expected from UPSC, the UPSC prelims question paper 1 was dynamic in nature. The question tested aspirants ability from all forms of themes like current affairs, major events around the work, few government schemes, international relationships etc.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 11:38 AM IST

UPSC paper 2021 - Paper 1 ends

The UPSC prelims paper 1 has ended. The gates of the exam centre have been opened for aspirants to come out. There is crowd gathered out side the exam centre as guardians and students are reaching out to each other. Some students are looking for shelter to take rest and analyse their performance in the paper 1.


Oct. 10, 2021 | 11:21 AM IST

UPSC prelims question paper - Past year analysis

As per the past year analysis of the UPSC prelims paper, the question paper was from moderate to difficult level. The questions were from environment, history, political, arts and culture, last year current affairs questions were not covered. There were more conceptual and statement based questions asked. The UPSC paper 2021 analysis for the paper 1 will be available soon as the exam will be concluded at 11:30 am.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 11:16 AM IST

UPSC list of optional subjects - most popular

The aspirants who qualify in the UPSC paper for the prelims stage will be eligible to appear in the mains stage. The UPSC paper 2021 for the prelims stage paper 1 will be over in a while. In the mains exam there are 9 papers to choose from, out of which the 2 papers of optional. As per past year trends the top 10 most popular optional subjects are - 

  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Geography
  • Anthropolgy
  • History
  • Economics
  • Agriculture
  • Sociology
  • Law
  • Psychology
Oct. 10, 2021 | 11:05 AM IST

UPSC exam 2021: Know details of optional subjects

The UPSC prelims paper 1 & 2 are qualifying in nature and the marks scored by exams will not be considered while calculating the final marks. However, aspirants need to score the minimum qualifying marks in both the UPSC prelims question paper 1 & 2 for being eligible to appear in the mains stage. The mains stage will have 9 papers which will be held in offline based descriptive mode, out of the 9 papers, 2 will be optional subjects which candidates had to choose as per their preferences. There a total of 23 subjects in the optional.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 10:59 AM IST

UPSC exam timing: UPSC prelims paper 1 and 2

As per the UPSC preliminary exam time, the paper 1 started on 9:30 am and will end at 11:30 am. The overall UPSC prelims question paper is of 4 hours, 2 hours each for paper 1 and paper 2. The UPSC prelims paper 2 will start at 2:30 pm and will end at 4:30 pm. As per the revised dates of the UPSC CSE, the mains exam will be held on January 7, 8, 9, 15 and 16, 2022. The UPSC civil services exam 2021 notification was released on March 4, 2021.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 10:53 AM IST

Mode of UPSC exam 2021: Offline

The UPSC CSE exam is being conducted in offline mode. The UPSC IAS exam prelims is conducted for two papers in OMR-sheet based offline mode. As per the UPSC exam timings 2021, the paper 1 is about to end soon, while the paper 2 will start from 2:30 onwards. The UPSC question paper 2021 analysis for shift 1 will be available soon, the paper 2 analysis will be available after 4:30 pm

According to the UPSC syllabus 2021 pdf, the paper 2 will have questions from CSAT section consisting of topics such as Comprehension, Questions on General mental ability, Decision making and problem-solving, Basic numeracy, Data interpretation.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 10:48 AM IST

UPSC prelims 2021 question paper: Check pattern, marks

After the UPSC prelims exam concludes, various coaching centres will release the UPSC prelims question paper 2021. The details of the UPSC question will be updated here. Candidates can check the UPSC exam 2021 pattern below. As per the UPSC exam timing 2021, the paper 1 will end at 11:30.

UPSC prelims 2021 question paper 1

Number of papers

GS 1 will be based on Indian History, Economics, Indian and World Geography, Science and Technology, Indian Polity, Current Affairs and Environment.

Language of paper

English and Hindi

Duration of exam

2 hours each

Number of questions

General studies paper 1: 100

Maximum marks

200

Qualifying marks

33%


Oct. 10, 2021 | 10:43 AM IST

UPSC IAS syllabus 2021 prelims - Syllabus official link

UPSC mentions the UPSC IAS syllabus in its official notification. The UPSC IAS syllabus is released separately for the prelims as well as the mains stage. Click here to check the official link for the IAS syllabus 2021, head to page number 23.

UPSC Syllabus 2021 GS Paper 1 - Current events related to national and international importance, General issues, Biodiversity and Climate Change, Environmental ecology, solar inventions, green energy etc. Economic and Social Development, Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Government schemes, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc. 

General Science, Indian Polity and Governance, Constitution, Political System, Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, Vidhan Sabha, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Governor, President powers, Fundamental Rights Issues, the Directive policy of state principals. Indian and World Geography.

IAS Syllabus 2021 GS Paper 2 (CSAT) - Interpersonal skills including communication skills, Logical reasoning and analytical ability, Comprehension, Questions on General mental ability, Decision making and problem-solving, Basic numeracy, Data interpretation (graphs, charts, data sufficiency, tables etc. — Class 10th level.

As per the UPSC exam time prelims the paper 1 will end at 11:30. According to the UPSC exam timing mentioned in the admit card, the paper 2 will start from 2:30 onwards and will end at 4:30. 

Oct. 10, 2021 | 10:15 AM IST

UPSC Calendar 2020 - Know UPSC exam time table 2021 details

UPSC has announced the UPSC CSE 2021 exam dates for prelims and main in the UPSC notification. Candidates can refer to the table below to know the time table of UPSC exam 2021. Know the UPSC exam timing also for prelims exam.

UPSC Exam Timetable 2021

Event

Dates

UPSC CSE 2021 notification

March 4, 2021

IAS application form 2021

March 4 to March 24, 2021

IAS admit card 2021 (Preliminary Exam)

September 16, 2021 

upsc prelims 2021 date and time

October 10, 2021 (9.30 am and 2.30 pm)

UPSC Mains exam date 2021

January 7, 8, 9, 15 and 16, 2022


Oct. 10, 2021 | 10:03 AM IST

UPSC exam 2021- Late comers not allowed

UPSC exam live updates: Students have not been allowed to enter the exam hall if they have been late as per the UPSC pre exam timing 2021 mentioned in the admit card. The UPSC exam time was 9.30 am and students who arrived at the exam centre past the mentioned time were not allowed to appear for the same. 

Check image below from UPSC CSE 2021 exam centre:

UPSC-exam-2021


Oct. 10, 2021 | 09:48 AM IST

UPSC Toppers 2020: Know the details of the top 10 Toppers of UPSC exam 2020

The results for the UPSC 2020 exam were released on September 24. The list of toppers of UPSC exam for 2020 were also released. The names of the top 10 candidates who topped the exam are 

UPSC Toppers 2020: List of top 10 candidates

Sr. No.

Roll Number

Name of the student

1

1519294

Shubham Kumar

2

0415262

Jagrati Awasthi

3

0813490

Ankita Jain

4

0828612

Yash Jaluka

5

0829179

Mamta Yadav

6

1905061

Meera K

7

0849107

Praveen Kumar

8

0121247

Jivani Kartik Nagjibhai

9

5903870

Apala Mishra

10

1513584

Satyam Gandhi


Oct. 10, 2021 | 09:36 AM IST

UPSC attempt limit: Check how many attempts are allowed for UPSC exam

Union Public service commission has mandated a UPSC attempt limit for the civil services exam for the IAS, IPS, IRS etc. The table below specifies the UPSC attempt limit for applicants. The UPSC attempt limit and age limit is mentioned in the table below - 

UPSC Attempt Limit Details

Category

Upper Age Limit 

 Attempt Limit of UPSC

General

32

6

Economically Weaker Section (EWS)

32

6

OBC

35

9

SC/ST

37

Unlimited (Up to age limit)

Defence Services Personnel

35

9

Persons with Benchmark Disability

35

9


Oct. 10, 2021 | 09:31 AM IST

UPSC Full form: Know about IAS full form, IPS full form

UPSC CSE exam 2021 prelims is being held today. The UPSC full form is Union Public Service Commission. It is the exam conducting body for all the major Central Govt recruitments. A major number of applicants appear for the UPSC CSE exam. The full form of UPSC CSE is the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Exam.

Other services that are associated with the UPSC CSE exam 2021 are

  • IAS Full Form: Indian Administrative services
  • IPS Full Form: Indian Police Services
  • IFS Full Form: Indian Foreign Service
  • IRS Full Form: Indian Revenue Services
Oct. 10, 2021 | 09:09 AM IST

UPSC pre timing - Gates to close 10 minutes before exam

The guards at the UPSC IAS exam centre have announced that the entry gates will be closed 10 minutes before the exam commences, that is at 9:20 am the exam centre gate will be closed. Students who are late by a fraction of seconds are seen rushing at the exam centre and checking their seating plans. UPSC civil services exam 2021 admit card is checked at the entrance along with the government issues valid photo ID.


Oct. 10, 2021 | 09:04 AM IST

UPSC prelims question paper - Paper 1 GS studies to start soon

As per the UPSC pre exam timing 2021, the general studies paper 1 will start from 09:30 am onwards and will end on 11:30 am. There will be 100 questions in multiple-choice format and each question will carry two marks in GS 1. The UPSC prelims 2021 stage is qualifying in nature as aspirants will have to score the minimum qualifying marks. The marks scored by candidates in prelims will not be considered for final selection. The questions in the GS paper 1 will be based on subjects such as - Indian History, Indian and World Geography, Economics, Indian Polity, Science and Technology, Current Affairs and Environment.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 08:52 AM IST

UPSC prelims 2021 - Entry gate opened

The exam centre officials have opened the exam centre gate of UPSC prelims 2021. The UPSC IAS prelims 2021 admit card has been checked and those who are not having it are denied permission to enter the exam centre. Candidates without masks are also denied entry into the exam hall. In a relief for candidates who are travelling from far places, the exam centre is providing space to keep their phones and bags.


Oct. 10, 2021 | 08:47 AM IST

UPSC IAS How to answer the questions

Upon receiving the UPSC IAS question paper, the first thing which candidates should do is to read all the questions carefully and get an idea about the questions about which they are confident and should attempt those. The perfect answer to the question as to “How to answer the UPSC IAS questions in prelims,” is to attempt easy questions first followed by moderate level ones and then the tough ones. 

The tough questions in the UPSC Civil Services Exam can be dealt with later. Candidates must note that there is negative marking in the UPSC IAS exam hence each step should be taken with utmost care and caution. Read each question in the UPSC IAS 2021 prelims exam carefully and understand it, then proceed to answer it. Don’t spend too much time on one question as there is limited time and there are 100 questions to be solved.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 08:45 AM IST

UPSC pre exam timing 2021: know details

Candidates have been searching for the details of the UPSC pre timing. The UPSC pre exam timing 2021 is 9.30 am for the first shift. The second shift starts at 2.30 pm. Candidates are arriving at the exam centre and have to present the UPSC admit card 2021 along a valid ID proof. They will be subject to the verifying of identity and COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 08:33 AM IST

UPSC exam 2021 - UPSC admit card 2021 download

The UPSC prelims 2021 is just minutes away from being conducted, candidates who have not downloaded their UPSC admit card 2021, or those who have misplaced it during commute, can download it. For UPSC admit card 2021 download, look for nearby printing or scanning service provider and login into the official website - upsc.gov.in. Candidates will have to be super quick as the UPSC IAS exam centre will be closed at 9:15 or 9:20. The UPSC prelims 2021 date and time for paper 1 is 9:30 am.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 08:22 AM IST

What not to carry to the exam centre of UPSC prelims 2021?

According to the instructions for UPSC prelims 2021, there are certain items that are not allowed to be carried to the UPSC IAS test centres. If anyone gets caught with any kind of unethical items along with them, then strict action will be taken. Check the items that are restricted to the UPSC prelims 2021.

Items restricted inside the exam hall

Bluetooth devices

Calculators

Writing material

Rough sheet

Food items

Geometry items

Smartwatches

Mobile phones


Candidates need to keep their bag outside the exam hall and exam centre authorities will not be responsible for any baggage.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 08:20 AM IST

UPSC prelims 2021 - COVID-19 guidelines

Candidates arriving at the UPSC prelims 2021 exam centre need to follow the COVID-19 instructions to combat the spread of the deadly virus.

  • Some of the guidelines that are mandatory to be followed are -

  • Wear a face mask and shield during the exam duration.

  • Carry personal hand sanitizer in a transparent bottle long with a water bottle.

  • No stationary will be provided by the UPSC prelims exam conducting authority at the exam centre.

  • Social distancing is a must, don't rush.

  • COVID-19 appropriate behavior must be adhered to by the aspirants.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 08:13 AM IST

UPSC prelims 2021 - Is there any dress code for UPSC prelims?

There is no dress code as of such issued by the UPSC officials, however, anything relaxing and decent will work. The focus should be more on COVID-19 SOPs like wearing masks, maintaining social distance and carrying a sanitizer. Students arriving at the UPSC prelims 2021 exam centre are seen wearing normal dress like t-shirts, shirts, formal dress, girls are seen wearing suits, jeans tops etc.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 08:08 AM IST

UPSC IAS 2021: What to carry to the test centre

Candidates appearing for UPSC IAS prelims exam 2021 need to carry valid photo id proof and COVID-19 essentials to the IAS test centres along with the UPSC IAS admit card 2021. The photo identification proofs that can be carried are 

  • Aadhaar card

  • Passport

  • PAN Card

  • Driving License

  • Voter Id card

Students must keep in mind that the ration card and learner’s driving license are not considered as valid photo id proof. Along with photo identification proof, COVID-19 essentials need to be carried. The COVID-19 essentials are:

  • Mask

  • Personal Hand Sanitizer (50 ml)

  • Transparent water bottle

  • Ball-point pen

Oct. 10, 2021 | 08:05 AM IST

UPSC prelims exam 2021 - Students arrive at the exam centre

Students from all parts of the city have started to arrive at the UPSC IAS exam centre.

Arpit Kumar from engineering background is appearing in his first attempt of the UPSC prelims. He said that his preparations are moderate and he studied from online classes run by his coaching institutes. Along with UPSC IAS prelims exam, he ha to also appear in the SSC CGL mains exam and his main focus is CGL.

Another student, Karan Sachdeva hailing from Meerut, said that he is B.Tech graduate and an MBA. He also has 3 years of work experience. He started for UPSC IAS preparation from January 2021. This is his first attempt. He as also studied for mains exam along with the prelims.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 07:56 AM IST

UPSC prelims 2021 - Last minute checklist

Before leaving for the UPSC IAS exam centre, check these checklists once.

  • UPSC IAS Admit card 

  • 2 Black Ball Pens

  • Government issued valid ID card (PAN, AADHAR) in original

  • 2 passport size photograph in case the scanned photo doesn't appear clearly in the admit card

  • Mandatory wearing of mask, sanitiser in transparent bottle

  • Water Bottle in transparent bottle

  • Analog Watch, no smart watch

  • Some cash in hand, to book cab, autos or refreshment between paper 1 and 2. 

  • Carry an Umbrella for a safer side.

  • Stay confident.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 07:46 AM IST

UPSC paper timing - Students start to arrive at the exam centre

Although the UPSC CSE exam time is 9:30, aspirants have started to arrive at the UPSC exam centre. Live images from the UPSC prelims exam centre suggests that the students were adhering to the COVID-19 norms by wearing masks and following social distancing. 

Live images from the UPSC IAS prelims exam centre -

Students checking their roll number and UPSC prelims exam centre instructions


Oct. 10, 2021 | 07:41 AM IST

UPSC prelims 2021 - Tips to answer CSAT questions

UPSC CSAT question paper consists of 80 questions and the time allotted is 2 hours Each question carries 2.5 marks and there is negative marking as well. The questions will be based on comprehension, logical reasoning and ability, data sufficiency, graphs and charts etc. CSAT has placed students on a level playing field, it brings in a sense of equality whether one is from any background engineering or humanities, all have to be at the same level to answer CSAT.

  • Read the questions carefully

  • Remember the rules, formulas, and mnemonics.

  • Correlated each section.

  • Take you time, but not invest completely into it.

  • Stay patient for the first 5-10 minutes.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 07:30 AM IST

UPSC prelims 2021 - 10 points to remember during the prelims exam of UPSC 2021

The UPSC exam for the prelims stage is scheduled to be conducted in a while. While appearing in the exam, aspirants are advised to to stay calm and show patience while answering the questions. As there is negative marking in the exam, it is important to not answer all the questions and pick the ones which candidates are sure of. 

In order to qualify the stage, one is expected to score at least 100 marks. Focus on answering questions from economy and polity as they need to have at least eight percent accuracy rate. Questions from science and technology can be addressed later. Treat each question on the basis of their merit.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 07:19 AM IST

UPSC prelims 2021 - Last minute tips by UPSC CSE AIR 17 Sarthak Agrawal

Sarthak Agrawal, UPSC IAS 2020 AIR 17 topper has tweeted valuable tips for aspirants appearing in the UPSC IAS exam on October 10. 

Oct. 10, 2021 | 07:09 AM IST

UPSC Prelims Exam 2021 - Free travel for Hyderabad students

Aspirants appearing in the UPSC prelims exam on October 10, 2021 can avail free travel in Hyderabad city buses in AC buses and Metro both. They will have to showcase their UPSC prelims hall ticket.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 07:04 AM IST

UPSC IAS 2021 Prelims Exam Instructions for Candidates

Candidates need to follow the instructions for UPSC IAS exam day provided by UPSC. The UPSC IAS prelims exam day instructions include general guidelines along with COVID-19 guidelines that need to be strictly adhered to. Check the UPSC IAS prelims exam day guidelines mentioned below.

  • Reach the UPSC IAS exam centre according to the reporting time mentioned in the UPSC IAS admit card

  • Follow social distancing guidelines at the exam centre of UPSC IAS 2021

  • Carry UPSC IAS admit card 2021 along with the valid photo id proof

  • Do not carry any electronic devices or extra paper.

  • Carry a water bottle with yourself. Keep yourself hydrated and do not panic.

  • Candidates are not allowed to exit the exam hall without handing over the OMR sheet to the invigilator.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 07:00 AM IST

UPSC IAS Dress Code

The Union Public Service Commission will start conducting the Civil Services Exam in a while. There are no specific UPSC IAS dress code instructions specified by the exam conducting authority, however, it is advised for the appearing candidates to wear easy and relaxing outfits like shirt, T-shirts, jeans pants, casual pants or formal dress, as they will have to be at the exam centre for close to 6 hours, so heavy outfits can add on to heat and unnecessary stress. 

As per the UPSC IAS dress code for girls can wear anything that is comfortable and easy to carry like suit, saree, jeans top etc. Aspirants must avoid wearing chino shorts or any kind of other flashy clothes that may attract unwanted attention. Along with UPSC IAS dress code aspirants must also wear a simple analog wrist watch and not carry heavy jewellery, costly watches etc.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 06:57 AM IST

UPSC Prelims 2021 Exam Schedule

As per the UPSC Prelims 2021 exam schedule, there are two papers which will be conducted today. The UPSC IAS prelims paper 1 will be of general studies 1, conducted from 09:30 am to 11:30 am while the second shift for paper 2 will be conducted after a gap of 3 hours, that is from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. 

Oct. 10, 2021 | 06:53 AM IST

UPSC IAS reporting time to the test centre

As per the UPSC IAS exam schedule, candidates must reach the UPSC IAS exam centres at least 60 minutes before the UPSC IAS exam timing. Students must keep in mind that the UPSC IAS exam centre gate will be closed 10 minutes before the exam timing. No one will be allowed to enter the exam centre after the closure of the gate.

IAS 2021 : Gate closing time

Paper

Shift starting time

Gate closing time

Paper 1

9:30 AM

9:20 AM

Paper 2

2:30 AM

2:20 PM


Oct. 10, 2021 | 06:51 AM IST

UPSC IAS 2021 exam time

The UPSC IAS civil services exam will be held in two shifts. All the candidates  must remember that they should arrive at the test centre well in advance of the scheduled reporting time so as to avoid any last minute hassle. The gate for shift 1 for paper 1 of UPSC civil service prelims exam will close at 9:20 a.m and for paper 2, it will close at 2:20 p.m.

Paper number 

Timing of Exam 

Paper 1 

9:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m 

Paper 2 

2:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m 


Oct. 10, 2021 | 06:46 AM IST

UPSC IAS Exam Statistics

Candidates who are appearing for the IAS prelims exam, they can check the past years trends with regard to how many candidates appeared for the civil services prelims exam and how many of them qualified. 

IAS Exam Statistics of Past Years

Year

Prelims Appeared

Mains Appeared

Shortlisted for Interview

Final Selection

2021

10,40,060

4,82,770-

2053-

761

2019

6 lakhs approx

11845

2034

829

2018

6.5 lakhs

10468

1,994

759

2017

5 lakhs

13,350

2,568

1,058

2016

4,59,659

15,445

2,961

1,099

2015

4,65,882

15,008

2,797

1,078


Oct. 10, 2021 | 06:42 AM IST

UPSC IAS Total Number of questions in Paper 1

As per the IAS admit card 2021, the first session is paper 1. The UPSC IAS paper 1 is the general studies paper 1 which will have questions from general studies, current affairs, Indian polity, history, geography etc and will be dynamic in nature. 

The UPSC IAS total number of questions in session 1 will be 100. Candidates must try to answer those questions in the UPSC civil services prelims exam about which they are confident or else they will lose marks since there is negative marking. According to the marking scheme in the UPSC IAS 2021 exam, one-third of the marks assigned to that particular question will be deducted as a penalty.

Oct. 10, 2021 | 06:39 AM IST

UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern 2021

According to the UPSC CSE exam pattern, there will be two papers and both of them will be of two hours each. Candidates will have to answer multiple choice questions and for every wrong answer 1/3rd marks (0.33 marks) will be deducted. 

The Commission determines the cutoff for both the papers, based on which, those candidates who meet the UPSC IAS cutoff, qualify for the next stage of the selection process. 

UPSC IAS 2021 Exam Pattern

Paper Name 

Time Duration 

Number of questions 

Total Marks 

Nature of Paper 

GS Paper I

2 hours 

100

200

Marks are considered for preparing the merit list 

GS Paper II (CSAT)

2 Hours 

80

200

Qualifying in nature 


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