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How many questions come from each subject in UPSC Prelims?
Both the papers of this stage have objective type questions. The General Studies paper of the UPSC Prelims has 100 questions, whereas the CSAT paper has 80 questions. The maximum marks of these two papers are 200 each also there is a ⅓ negative marking for the wrong questions.
How many questions are asked from ancient India in UPSC?
Ancient History is an important part of the USPC civil services syllabus mainly the UPSC prelims exam. Every year at least 5 – 6 questions are asked from this section in the IAS prelims.
Is Hindi compulsory for UPSC Prelims?
No, Hindi Language is not compulsory for UPSC Mains unless you choose it as the compulsory paper in UPSC Mains. You also can choose the medium of UPSC Mains and Prelims in Hindi.
Does prelims question repeat?
These questions from different topics don’t repeat in exactly the same format; they might be jumbled or in new words. However, the nature of questions and its theme is mostly the same and related to the same topics.
Which subject is most asked in UPSC Prelims?
UPSC Prelims exam comprises General Studies Paper 1 and Paper 2. General Studies Paper 1 comprises questions related to History, Geography, Economics, Environment etc. On the other hand the General Studies Paper 2 focuses on comprehension, logical reasoning, data interpretation etc.
Do IAS questions repeat?
Yes! UPSC papers have repetitions of questions from previous year’s papers, but only for certain topics.
Is Sanskrit easy for UPSC?
Sanskrit is a very scoring subject. If you have prepared thoroughly, you can score good marks. The grammar portions especially are very scoring, and if you prepare thoroughly, you can score maximum marks in them. You don’t have to be a graduate in the Sanskrit language for taking this optional.
How long is 150 words answer UPSC?
A general thumb rule which can be helpful in the exam hall is that – if the question has a 150-word limit, then the answer should be written within 1 and a half A4 pages. If it’s 250, then write the answer not going beyond 2.5 A4 pages.
Which subject is most important for IAS?
For e.g. subjects like History, Public Administration, Political Science, Geography, Psychology, Sociology, Economics etc form the major syllabus of General Studies’ papers (which have the maximum weightage across the Prelims and the Mains stages of the CSE).
Can I speak Hindi in IAS interview?
Know about the Medium of Language in IAS Interview. Candidates can opt for English, Hindi or any other regional language when facing the UPSC panel. Only those candidates who are exempt from taking the compulsory Indian language paper should attend the interview in either English or Hindi.