Syllabus +Previous Years UPSC prelims Question Papers are the best guides for UPSC Exam . Question papers are nothing but crystallization of the syllabus. Reading syllabus and Previous Years UPSC prelims Question Papers are the 1st step for clearing UPSC Exam , most basic, most essential yet most neglected part of preparation.
IMPORTANCE OF PREVIOUS YEARS QUESTIONS PAPERS
IMPORTANCE OF PREVIOUS YEARS QUESTIONS PAPERS you should know if you seriously wish to crack UPSC CSE.
- you should definitely refer to previous years papers to get hold of the UPSC language especially when it comes to prelims. You need to understand the type of questions UPSC asks every year.
- several time UPSC has asked questions repeatedly from previous years and syllabus is same so question are comparably same with some slight changes in words and sentences to Make it turned and twist.
- By way of practicing UPSC old question papers you will be able to understand exam pattern better and also you will be aware of what to read and how to read from materials and newspaper.
- practice previous year question paper both before starting preparing for IAS exam and also solve Previous year questions before the UPSC exams, both will guide you how to prepare and how to approach questions in UPSC exams.
- The most authentic source of information for the pattern of questions asked in prelims and mains exam are the previous years’ question papers.
- You also get the idea about what kind of question are asked from different topics, which areas are more important, whether questions are more from static part or dynamic part, etc.
Previous Years UPSC prelims GS Question Papers:
Here you get previous years question papers for prelims General studies paper 1 .
Unless you clear the cut-off score of the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam, you will not be allowed to sit for the Main Exam.
Remember, there is no chance to analyse and “take a view on conflicting socio-economic goals, objectives and demands” unless you clear UPSC Prelims!
Never underestimate the importance of UPSC Prelims. Only 3 out of 100 candidates who sit for Prelims, clear the cut-off score. Yes, the ‘Prelims Hurdle’ is more difficult to cross than Mains.
Previous Years UPSC prelims CSAT Question Papers:
CSAT or Civil Services Aptitude Test was introduced in 2011 to test candidates’ analytical skills. It is the second paper in the UPSC Prelims. Officially, it is known as General Studies Paper-II.
The CSAT exam pattern for UPSC:
- Number of questions: 80 Objective-Type (MCQ) questions
- Negative Marking: Yes (1/3rd of the maximum marks for the question)
- Time: 2 hours
- Type of Exam: Offline exam
- Date of CSAT exam: 27th June 2021
- Language of CSAT exam paper: English/Hindi
- Maximum Marks: 200
- CSAT qualifying marks: 66 marks (33% qualifying criteria)
CSAT marking scheme:
- The CSAT paper consists of 80 questions which the candidate has to finish in the allotted time of 2 hours only.
- Each question carries 2.5 marks in the CSAT paper making the total to 200 marks.
- Candidates must remember that there is negative marking in the CSAT paper.
- For every incorrect answer, the candidate is penalised 1/3rd of the total marks allotted to that question, i.e., 0.83 marks will be cut.
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