UPPSC PCS 2022 Prelims Exam Analysis: GS Paper-1 & CSAT Paper-2 Difficulty Level & Good Attempts

UPPSC PCS 2022 Prelims Exam Analysis (GS Paper-1 & CSAT Paper-2): Find the detailed exam analysis of UPPSC PCS Prelims GS Paper-I & CSAT Paper-2 2022 Exam Analysis held today 12th June 2022.  Both papers were conducted in offline mode in the Objective type MCQ format for 2 hours. 

Archana Shandilya
May 14, 2023, 14:48 IST
UPPSC PCS 2022 Prelims Exam Analysis
UPPSC PCS 2022 Prelims Exam Analysis

UPPSC PCS 2022 Prelims Exam Analysis (GS Paper-1 & CSAT Paper-2): Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission has conducted UPPSC PCS Prelims GS Paper-1 & CSAT Paper-2 across different cities on 12th June 2022.  This year announced more than 250 Vacancies for UPPSC PCS and ACF/RFO. The total number of vacancies for the Combined State Services Examination is about 250 and the requisition for the post of ACF/RFO has not yet been received. In this article, we are going to share the detailed Exam Analysis of the UPPSC PCS Prelims GS Paper-I & CSAT Paper-II Exam conducted online on 12th June 2022.

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UPPSC PCS Prelims GS Paper-I 2022 Exam Pattern

UPPSC PCS and ACF/RFO 2022 Prelims Exam will consist of two papers: Paper-1 & Paper-2. This exam is only for short-listing candidates on the basis of marks obtained by them in the subject of General Studies (Paper - I) only, provided that the candidate has scored 33% marks in Paper-II:

Date of Examination


Number of Questions & Marks

Examination Time

12th June 2022 (Sunday)

Paper-I: General Studies (GS)

150 Questions & 200 Marks

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Paper-II: Civil Services

Aptitude Test (CSAT)

100 Questions & 200 Marks

2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Note: The papers shall be 200 marks each and of two hours durations. Both the papers shall be Objective Type & Multiple Choice in which there shall be 150-100 questions Respectively.

Download UPPSC PCS 2021 Preliminary Exam GS Question Paper PDF (Paper-1 General Studies)

Check UPPSC PCS 2022 Prelims Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Check Important Uttar Pradesh Questions & Answers for UPPSC PCS 2022 Exam

Highlights of UPPSC PCS 2022 Prelims Exam: GS Paper-I & CSAT Paper-2

  • The paper was conducted in Offline Mode across different cities.
  • It is compulsory to carry Admit Card with affixed Photograph on it and Original ID proof alongwith its photocopy as well.
  • There was a negative marking of 1/3rd mark for wrong answers.
  • The questions were in both English and Hindi Language.
  • GS Paper-1 Exam had 150 Questions of 200 Marks.
  • CSAT Paper-2 of the Preliminary Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
  • It is mandatory for the Candidates to appear in both the papers of the Preliminary Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he does not appear in both papers.
  • The merit of the Candidates will be determined on the basis of marks obtained in Paper-I of the Preliminary Examination.

UPPSC PCS Prelims GS Paper-I 2022 Exam Analysis held on 12th June 2022

UPPSC PCS Prelims GS Paper-I 2022 Exam Analysis


Number of Questions

History of India & Indian National Movement








Indian Polity and Governance




Uttar Pradesh State-specific


Current Affairs




Government Schemes



150 questions

Difficulty Level

Moderate to Difficult

Good Attempts

90 to 100 Questions

UPPSC PCS Prelims CSAT Paper-2 2022 Exam Analysis

S. No





Interpersonal skills including communication skills


Logical reasoning and analytical ability


Decision making and problem solving


General mental ability




Elementary Mathematics (Upto Class X Level)


General English Upto Class X Level


General Hindi upto Class X level


100 questions of 200 Marks

Difficulty Level


Good Attempts

50 to 60 Questions

Important Points to Remember after UPPSC PCS Prelims 2022 Exam

On the basis of the Result of the Preliminary Examination, fifteen times candidates to the number of vacancies shall be declared successful for the main examination and three times candidates to the number of vacancies shall be called for the interview.

UPPSC PCS Mains Exam: Candidates who get qualified for the PCS and ACF/ RFO prelims exam will be called for the mains exam. The marks of the mains exam will be considered for the final selection of the candidates. The UPPSC Mains Exam comprises of eight papers that are descriptive in nature. The UPPSC Mains Exam is a merit-deciding round, it holds a great weightage as it is of 1500 marks.

UPPSC PCS Interview Round: Candidates who qualify Mains exam will be called to for the Personnel Interview. The Interview will be of 100 Marks. Candidates are interviewed by a Board appointed by the UPPSC.

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The above analysis will help you to assess your rank among the lakhs of candidates, who have appeared for the UPPSC PCS 2022 Prelims Exam held on 12th June 2022.

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  • Q1. What was the Difficulty Level of UPPSC PCS 2022 Prelims Exam?
    Moderate to Difficult
  • Q2. What are the Good Attempts in UPPSC PCS 2022 Prelims GS Paper-1?
    90 to 100 Questions
  • Q3. Will there be any negative marking in UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam?
    One Third Of The Marks Will Be Deducted For Each Wrong Answer


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