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Subject-wise Trend of Previous Years Prelims Questions

In this post, you will find the subject-wise trend of previous years IAS Prelims GS paper questions. The trends are presented in tabular as well as graphical format for easy understanding. I am sure you will find it useful. Subject-wise Trend of Previous Years Prelims GS Paper-1 Questions Subject→ Year↓ Hist-ory Geogr-aphy Econ-omy Science & […]

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UPSC Prelims General Studies 2018 Analysis

Now that the UPSC Civil Services 2018 Preliminary examination is completed it is time to analyse the Prelims General Studies paper I in detail with the current trend analysis. You can refer the 2017 GS Paper analysis for comparison here. UPSC 2018 Prelims Topic-Wise Marks Analysis Let us first analyse the topic-wise distribution of marks […]

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2015 UPSC Prelims Paper 1 Analysis – Moderate Difficulty Level

Now that the 2015 Prelims is over, it is time to analyze the Prelims 2015 Paper. In this post we will be looking at GS Paper 1 of Prelims 2015. At first glance the paper seems easy and general in nature, but is it really so. Let’s find out. Topic-wise Questions and Marks Distribution Let’s […]

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Prelims 2014: History Questions Solved

We have analysed 2014 Prelims papers and noted that 8 questions were asked from History. Of this 4 questions were based on Modern Indian History, 3 on Ancient Indian History and 1 on Medieval Indian History. In this post I have posted solutions to the eight history questions along with explanations wherever required. Also closely […]

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Civil Services Prelims 2014 Analysis

Now that Civil Services Prelims 2014 is over, it’s time to analyse the paper to know the current trend and how to orient your preparation for IAS 2015. Download Prelims 2014 GS Paper 1 Download Prelims 2014 CSAT Paper 2 This year’s GS paper was definitely tougher than last 2 year’s. Very few current affairs questions were […]

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IAS 2015 Exam Schedule

UPSC has announced the schedule of Civil Services Examination 2015. Following are the important dates to note.​EventDatePrelims Notification16/05/2015Last Date of Receipt of Applications12/06/2015Date of Prelims 23/08/2015Commencement of Mains18/12/2015 (5 days)As you can see since the Mains will be held in December, UPSC seems to have permanently shifted the Prelims to August so aspirants should prepare according […]

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CSAT Paper Change: English Comprehension Removed

So the protesters have finally succeeded in altering Prelims Paper 2, popularly called CSAT. Earlier about 8-9 questions were asked on English Comprehension that did not have any translation in Hindi. These questions counted for 20-22.5 marks in Paper 2. But now the Government has announced that English Comprehension marks will not be counted for […]

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Prelims 2014: Tackling Different Question Types

First-time candidates in Prelims often tend to make some rookie mistakes like not understanding or reading the entire question before circling the right answer. UPSC tends to combine tricky questions with the straight-forward ones. In this post we will go through both types of question so we are alert during the actual exam and do […]

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