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UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 Live Updates- Check Answer Key, Exam Analysis, Cut Off
NEW DELHI: Union Public Service Commission conducted UPSC IAS prelims 2020 in two sessions on October 4, 2020. Some caching institutes released the unofficial UPSC prelims 2020 answer key for Paper 1. UPSC 2020 prelims is a pen and paper-based test. Check the UPSC answer key and analysis before
Latest- Check UPSC 2020 Paper 1 Analysis
UPSC 2020 Paper 2 Analysis
UPSC exam analysis and answer key for GS paper 1 will be released soon after the exam is concluded. Here, we will update all the latest news and updates related to UPSC IAS 2020 prelims exam
UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 Exam Highlights
Conducting Body- Union Public Service Commission
IAS Full Form- Indian Administrative Services
Exam Mode- Offline/ Pen and Paper mode
Tye of Questions- Objective type
Exam Duration- 2 hours for each paper
IAS Exam Date- October 4, 2020
UPSC Exam Time- 9.30 am to 11.30 a.m and 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm
IAS exam negative marking- 1/3rd of the marks
UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 qualifying marks- 33% in each paper
IPS Full Form- Indian Police Services
In 2020, around 10 lakh candidates applied for UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020.
UPSC Civil Services exam is conducted to shortlist eligible candidates for elite services of India. UPSC Prelims 2020 timetable includes UPSC exam timing for GS Paper 1 and GS Paper 2 i.e 9.30 am to 11.30 a.m and 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm.
UPSC Prelims 2020 is conducted at 2,569 centers across 72 cities in the country. Earlier, the UPSC IAS 2020 Prelims was scheduled for May 31, however the commission has postponed the UPSC 2020 exam due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Also Read- UPSC Exam 2020 Guidelines
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UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 Paper 1 answer key released. UPSC 2020 Paper 2 analysis out. Stay updated to check UPSC 2020 prelims analysis, answer key, expected cut off and more.
UPSC 2020 Expected Cut Off
The UPSC Prelims 2020 has unconventional questions, hence the UPSC expected cut off remains almost same as last year
UPSC Pre cut off 2019
- General- 98
- EWS- 90
- OBC- 95.34
- SC- 80
- ST- 77.34
UPSC Exam Analysis 2020
UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 comprises of 16 questions from polity. The questions will be asked from Fundamental Rights, Preamble, DPSP, Union Government, Basic Structure etc. The questions from polity were easy to moderate.
14 questions were asked from economics including topics like Gold Tranche, FDI, TRIMS, etc. The question were easy to moderate. All the questions were direct concept based questions
UPSC 2020 Question Paper Released Unofficially
Candidates can download the UPSC paper 2020 pdf now. UPSC Civil Service 2020 Paper 2 released- Click Here
UPSC Answer Key 2020 (Paper 1) SET B Released
UPSC Prelims 2020- Expert's analysis
According to Abhishek Patil from skholar.com, “the paper has mostly shifted to application-based than from current affairs. This year, the paper was ruled by questions from science and technology, economy, while history, geography have conventional questions. This year, UPSC asked questions on agriculture-related to recent trends on MSP, Agri procurements, and on eco- friendly agriculture practices.”
UPSC Paper 2 Analysis- Exam was easy to moderate
Paper 2 contains equal proportion of Comprehension and Maths. Both are 50-50 and were easy, not very difficult.
UPSC Answer Key 2020 Paper 1 (SET B)
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UPSC SET B Answer Key
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UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 GS Paper 1 Answer Key
Unofficial UPSC IAS 2020 answer key released by Coaching institutes. Check the UPSC answer key below
|Ques 1||C||Ques 11||B|
|Ques 2||B||Ques 12||A|
|Ques 3||D||Ques 13||D|
|Ques 4||B||Ques 14||A|
|Ques 5||C||Ques 15|
|Ques 6||D||Ques 16|
|Ques 7||A||Ques 17||A|
|Ques 8||B||Ques 18||B|
|Ques 9||C||Ques 19|
|Ques 10||Ques 20||D|
UPSC Special Arrangement Due to COVID-19
Union Public Service Commission provided special arrangements for UPSC aspirants such as the option to check the exam centre. Around 60,000 candidates applied to change the UPSC exam centre change. There are 72 UPSC exam centres and 2,500 sub-exam centres.
Students with accompanying parents appearing for today's #UPSCPrelims in #Mumbai, were allowed to travel by the special local suburban trains.— DD India (@DDIndialive) October 4, 2020
Upon the request of #UPSC, @RailMinIndia decided to run special local trains for Central & Western Railways for candidates.
UPSC 2020 Shift 2 Started
Paper 2 commenced at 2.30 pm. The analysis will be updated after the exam is concluded.
While police personnel help aspirants maintain #SocialDistance inside the centre premises, the same goes for a toss outside the gate in #Tirupati.— TNIE Andhra Pradesh (@xpressandhra) October 4, 2020
📸| @KanchiMadhav @NewIndianXpress #examsincovid #upscprelims2020 #COVID19 #UPSCPrelims pic.twitter.com/cjIf6aD4DK
UPSC Answer Key 2020- To be released soon
Some coaching institutes will soon issue the UPSC IAS prelims answer key online. Here we will update the unofficial UPSC prelims answer key soon.
UPSC Civil Service Exam Analysis
This year, UPSC prelims was moderately tough. Majorly questions were asked from Agriculture, Economy and Banking.
UPSC Analysis- Only a Few Questions From Current Affairs
As per the exam analysis of UPSC Civil Service Prelims 2020, more questions were asked from Economics, science and environment. While the number of questions from current affairs, History and polity are less.
UPSC 2020 Expected Cut Off
As per the last year's trends below is the expected UPSC Pre cut off 2020. This year, the cut off may decrease because of high difficulty level
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UPSC Prelims Exam Paper 1 Concluded- What's Next
UPSC is expected to declare the IAS Prelims 2020 result in next month, as per the trend of 2019. Last year, the UPSC prelims result was released on July 12 and the exam was held on June 2.
UPSC 2020 Paper Released Unofficially
Candidates can download the UPSC paper 2020 of GS 1 here. Click Here to download the UPSC IAS Civil Services Exam paper
UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam 2020- Marking Scheme
UPSC 2020 Paper 1 General Studies Marking Scheme
- 100 MCQs x 2 marks for each question = 200 Marks
- -0.66 negative marks for wrong answers
- UPSC exam duration- 2 hours
- The exam is only qualifying in nature. Marks will not be included in UPSC pre cut off 2020
UPSC CSAT 2020 Paper 2 Marking Scheme
- 80 MCQs x 2.5 marks for each question = 200 Marks
- -0.83 negative marks for wrong answers
- UPSC exam duration- 2 hours
- The minimum qualifying marks is 33%.
UPSC IAS Prelims 2020- Student's Reaction
In an HT report, a UPSC candidate said, “The lockdown and pandemic caused a sort of setback for many UPSC aspirants. We were unsure of the possibility of UPSC Civiil Services exams being conducted in 2020. But everyone has prepared well and I hope we do our best.
Another UPSC candidate, Jaswant Kumar said, “This is a very unprecedented situation. Pandemic is nowhere to end in the near future, so it is better to conduct UPSC Prelims 2020 exams.”
UPSC Exam 2020- First Shift to conclude at 11.30
The first shift of UPSC prelims exam will end at 11.30 A.M. Candidate will have almost 2.30 hours of break time for refreshments. UPSC exam time for the second shift is 2.30 p.m. Candidates do note that exam entry will be closed at 2.20 i.e. 10 minutes before the UPSC IAS 2020 exam.
UPSC Exam Analysis 2020 for Paper 1
Some caching institutes will release the UPSC IAS prelims 2020 analysis including the difficulty level of question paper and important sections from which the question paper is asked. Candidates are suggested to stay connected with us to get the latest updates on UPSC 2020 analysis
UPSC Prelims 2020- Qualifying Marks
The UPSC Pre cut off marks will be created based on GS paper 1 only. GS Paper 2 is of qualifying nature with 33% marks as per Rule-15 of Civil Services Examination 2020
UPSC Pre Cut off 2019
Below is the last year's UPSC Cut off marks
UPSC Exam 2020: 796 Posts are notified this year
UPSC will hold the Civil Services exam in 2020 to fill 796 vacant posts including 24 vacancies reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category.
UPSC Exam 2020: List of Services
Candidates who will qualify the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020 will be appointer to given services based on their UPSC IAS marks
- Indian Administrative Service
- Indian Foreign Service
- Indian Police Service
- Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group 'A'
- Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group 'A'
- Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group 'A'
- Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group 'A'
- Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group 'A'
- Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group 'A' (Assistant Works Manager, Administration)
- Indian Postal Service, Group 'A'
- Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group 'A'
- Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group 'A'
- Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group 'A'
- Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group 'A'
- Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group 'A'
- Indian Defence Estates Service, Group 'A'
- Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group 'A'
- Indian Trade Service, Group 'A'
- Indian Corporate Law Service, Group 'A'
- Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group 'B' (Section Officer's Grade)
- Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli
- Civil Service, Group 'B'
- Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group 'B'
- Pondicherry Civil Service, Group 'B'
- Pondicherry Police Service, Group 'B'
UPSC Civil Services Exam- Number of Candidates Appeared Stats
Below is the last year's stats of UPSC applicants and number of selected candidates
UPSC Prelims 2020 Exam Schedule
The exam will be held in two sessions. UPSC exam time duration is 2 hours. Below is the UPSC IAS Exam 2020 date and time table
UPSC IAS 2020 Prelims conducted on October 4 on given UPSC exam time.
UPSC Exam Timing
General Studies Paper 1
9:30 am to 11:30 am
General Studies Paper 2
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
UPSC Exam- Ahemdabad Centre
Candidates should have their admit card and a valid photo id proof to appear in the IAS exam 2020.
#અમદાવાદ માં આજે 81 કેન્દ્ર પર UPSC પ્રિલીમ પરીક્ષાનું આયોજન,— HuchuAhmedabad (@huchuahmedabad) October 4, 2020
23 હજાર ઉમેદવારોએ પરીક્ષામાં ભાગ લીધો,
સવારે ૦૯:૩૦ અને બપોરે ૦૨:૩૦ એ પરીક્ષા
ઈલેકટ્રોનિક ગેઝેટ્સ, ડિવાઈસ લઈ જવા પર પ્રતિબંધ. #ahmedabad #UPSC #Exam #candidate #HCA #Huchuahmedabad#Amdavad #Amdavadi #Gujarat #India pic.twitter.com/QWueunxIyA
UPSC Prelims 2020- Candidates' Entry Started
The entry of candidates started inside the examination venue. Candidates are advised to keep social distancing.
#Telangana| Candidates arrive at an examination centre in Hyderabad to write #UPSC civil services preliminary examination, 2020.— First India (@thefirstindia) October 4, 2020
Jaswant Kumar, a candidate, says, "This is a very unprecedented situation. Pandemic is nowhere to end in near future, so it is better to conduct exams pic.twitter.com/nF3TDVV5b7
UPSC IAS 2020 Prelims Exam Instructions for Candidates
Candidates should follow the below given UPSC 2020 exam instructions including things to carry for IAS exam.
Bring UPSC CSE admit card and a valid photo ID proof with 2 photocopies while appearing for UPSC exam 2020.
Candidates should wear a Face mask and carry a hand sanitizer
Following social distancing and other necessary exam instructions as suggested by the invigilator is a must for all candidates.
Candidates should reach the UPSC 2020 exam venue at least 30 minutes before the IAS prelims exam
UPSC Exam 2020- Central, Western Railways Permit UPSC Candidates to travel By Special Suburban Services
UPSC candidates can travel by special sub-urban services offered by Central and Western Railways through Mumbai Suburban railway network during 2 days of the IAS prelims exam
Central and Western Railways permits the candidates appearing for #UPSC prelims to travel by special suburban services over Mumbai Suburban railway network during two days of the examination over this weekend. pic.twitter.com/pKNtrx1yxb— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) October 3, 2020