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IAS Prelims Exam Analysis

UPSC IAS Prelims Exam Analysis 2021: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducted the IAS Prelims Exam. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the recruitment for various posts like Indian Administration Services and Indian Forest Service.

To get Job as Civil Servant for the Country one should clear this examination, every year it is organized by Union Public Service Commission. Know the UPSC IAS Prelims Exam Analysis of the previous year for better preparation. Read more to know UPSC IAS Prelims Exam Analysis 2021.

UPSC IAS Prelims Exam Analysis 2021: 10 October 2021

UPSC IAS Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 (Paper 1 & Paper 2): The UPSC Prelims Papers 1 & 2 were successfully completed. According to the most recent student feedback, the UPSC GS paper was moderately difficult. Few students claimed that UPSC CSE Paper 1 was more difficult than previous years’ papers. The detailed UPSC Pre Analysis 2021 is also available below.
On 10 October 2021, UPSC administered the UPSC IAS Prelims Exam Analysis 2021 in two shifts for Paper 1 and Paper 2. The exam is divided into two shifts: Paper-1 (09.30 AM-11.30 AM) and Paper-2 (02.30 PM-03.30 PM). UPSC CSE Paper 1 is known as the GS Paper, whereas IAS Paper 2 is known as the CSAT exam.

UPSC IAS Prelims Paper 1 Analysis: General Studies

Exam experts provide a detailed UPSC CSE Prelims Analysis for Paper 1 and paper 2 here. Candidates can check UPSC Prelims GS Exam Analysis which shall include the number of questions asked from various subjects and their answers. 

Subject No. of Questions
Polity 18
Economics 14
Internation Relations 3
Miscellaneous 3
India and World Geography 13
Environment & Ecology (Including Current Development) 16
General Science and S&T (Including Current Development) 13
Ancient  3
Medieval 3
Art & Culture 6
Modern History 8

Read More: UPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

Paper 1 of the UPSC IAS 2021 prelims, General Studies, consists of 100 objective type questions with four options, while Paper 2 of the CSAT consists of 80 questions. Negative marking is used in both Papers, with each incorrect answer deducting one-third of the total score.

UPSC Prelims Exam 

No. of Qs.

Max. Marks

Exam Duration

General Studies- Paper-I (GS Paper 1)


200 Marks

2 Hours

CSAT- Paper–II


200 Marks

2 Hours

We have covered complete details on the UPSC IAS Prelims Exam Analysis 2021. If you have any queries related to the UPSC IAS Exam, feel free to comment below.

Frequently Answered Questions on UPSC IAS Prelims Exam Analysis 2021

How many months of current affairs should be studied for the 2021 prelims?

For the 2021 preliminary exams, you can focus on current events from the previous year. In other words, from June 2020 to September 2021. Because UPSC has a habit of asking questions from the previous two years, you should go over them again.

What should you do about the new trend of history questions in preliminary exams?

Stick to tried-and-true resources like previous UPSC prelims papers (from the last 20 years), NCERT + Bipin Chandra + Spectrum. They can be used to answer the vast majority of preliminary exam questions. If you come across a question that you haven’t seen before, try to use logic and common sense to answer it.

How many vacancies will be filled by the UPSC IAS Civil Services Recruitment 2021?

The UPSC IAS Civil Services Recruitment 2020 has announced 712 vacancies. Among the 796 available positions, 24 are designated for people with Benchmark Disability (PwBD).

Is the UPSC IAS Exam conducted online or offline?

Both the UPSC IAS 2021 Prelims and Mains Exams are held offline.

Is there going to be negative marking in the UPSC IAS Exam 2021?

There is a negative marking of one-third of a mark for each incorrect response in the IAS Prelims and Mains objective papers.

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