UPSC Prelims examination, 2020 Paper-1 Question paper is out and uploaded.
UPSC Prelims examination, 2020 became a tug of war between COVID-19 and UPSC. Initially, COVID managed to postpone the examination date to October 4, 2020, from the originally scheduled date of May 31st, 2020. But in September, UPSC decided to stick to the schedule, despite resistance (Appeals in SC for postponement), due to increasing numbers of COVID positive cases in the country.
Around a million candidates applied for the exam this year, conducted at 2569 centres across 72 cities in the country. The lower presence of candidates is expected due to the pandemic and transportation-related issues.
Finally, UPSC has conducted the IAS Prelims Examination, 2020. Paper – 1 is over and question paper is out of the examination centres.
To download the question paper, click on the link given below:
Aspirants not taking the 2020 prelims either due to COVID or any other reason must go through the question paper as it provides a most realistic idea of the preparation strategy that every aspirant must follow in their upcoming attempts.
A brief about UPSC/IAS Prelims examination
Civil Services Examination consists of two successive stages i.e. Preliminary Examination and Mains Examination (Written and Interview).
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) is the first stage in the process and is qualifying in nature (Its marks are not counted for determining the final selection). Successful candidates qualify for the Main Examination.
This stage comprises of two compulsory objective type (multiple choice questions) Papers of 200 marks and 2 hours duration each.
The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
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