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UPSC IAS Prelims: General Studies Paper I: Paper Pattern

May 30, 2015 17:13 IST

    Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has notified syllabus of IAS Prelims Examination on 23rd May 2015, which would benefit candidates to prepare their strategy to clear Civil Service Examination. Well-planned systematic strategy adopted by candidate provides an edge over other candidates.

    Jagran Josh has observed previous year papers of IAS Preliminary Examination to deduce a paper pattern, and systematic observation of previous year papers of General Studies Paper I concluded that UPSC has favourable inclination towards topics of Geography, Environment and Ecology, Indian Freedom Struggle, Constitution and Economy. Whereas recent trend indicates a dip in number of questions related to contemporary events in preliminary examination.

    Union Public Service Commission’s decision to include Indian Forest Service Examination (IFoS) with Civil Services Examination at Preliminary stage in 2013 has affected the paper pattern. Now combined preliminary examination has stressed upon topics of Geography as well as Environment and Ecology. Modern Indian History questions are mostly selected from Indian Freedom Struggle. UPSC is more focussed on art and culture aspects of ancient and medieval India instead of politics of ancient and medieval period.

    To know about Syllabus of General Studies Paper I of IAS Prelims Examination.

    Click Here   General Studies Paper I Syllabus

     

    S.No. Paper Pattern Year Wise Year 2014
    1. Art and Culture 16 Questions
    2. Modern Indian History 5 Questions
    3. Environment and Ecology 18 Questions
    4. Geography 18 Questions
    5. Current Events of National and International Importance
    7 Questions
    6. Economy (Indian + Basics) 9 Questions
    7. Polity (Constitution + Indian Political System) 12 Questions
    8. Science and Technology (General Science + Recent Developments) 15 Questions

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    S.No. Paper Pattern Year Wise Year 2013
    1. Art and Culture 8 Questions
    2. Ancient History 2 Questions
    3. Modern Indian History
    6 Questions
    4. Environment & Ecology
    17 Questions
    5. Geography
    20 Questions
    6. Economy (Indian + Basics) 18 Questions
    7. Polity (Constitution + Indian Political System) 17 Questions
    8. Science and Technology (General Science + Recent Developments) 12 Questions

    Table-4

    S.No. Paper Pattern Year Wise Year 2012
    1. Art and Culture 2 Questions
    2. Ancient History 5 Questions
    3. Medieval History
    2 Questions
    4. Modern Indian History
    12 Questions
    5. Environment & Ecology
    13 Questions
    6. Geography 15 Questions
    7. Economy (Indian + Basics) 17 Questions
    8. Polity (Constitution + Indian Political System) 17 Questions
    9. Science and Technology (General Science + Recent Developments) 11 Questions
    10. Current Events of National and International Importance 6 Questions

    Table-3 Prize

    S.No. Paper Pattern Year Wise Year 2011
    1. Art and Culture 0 Questions
    2. Ancient History 2 Questions
    3. Medieval History
    1 Questions
    4. Modern Indian History
    8 Questions
    5. Environment & Ecology
    15 Questions
    6. Geography 10 Questions
    7. Economy (Indian + Basics) 19 Questions
    8. Polity (Constitution + Indian Political System) 13 Questions
    9. Science and Technology (General Science + Recent Developments) 19 Questions
    10. Current Events of National and International Importance 13 Questions

    Table-1

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