Is UPSC full of MCQ?
It comprises 2 MCQ-based papers that are conducted on a single day. General studies paper 1, consists of 100 questions of 2 marks each. General Studies paper-2 (CSAT) consists of 80 questions of 2.5 marks each. However, CSAT is a qualifying paper.
Is UPSC mains Mcq type?
No, the UPSC Mains does not consist of MCQs. UPSC Mains is a subjective type paper where detailed and comprehensive answers are expected.
What is GS paper in UPSC exam?
GS Paper 1 of UPSC Mains is one of the four general studies papers. It is a subjective type of paper consisting of subjects like History, Geography, Art and Culture, and Indian Society.
How many questions do gs main paper contain *?
There are usually 20 questions (subject to variations) in each paper of the UPSC Mains, and 3 hours is allotted to complete them.
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.
Is GK asked in UPSC?
General Knowledge is a highly essential subject and numerous questions are asked in the UPSC mains and prelims exams.
Do UPSC repeat questions?
Yes! UPSC papers have repetitions of questions from previous year’s papers, but only for certain topics.
Is UPSC very tough?
It is indeed immense and contains a diverse range of subjects, unlike many other exams where you need expertise only in one or two subjects. If you look at the success rate in the IAS exam, you will understand why it is considered one of the toughest exams in India and some say, the world.
Which optional helps in GS?
Choosing optional subjects with maximum GS overlap: History. Geography. Political science & international relations. Economics. Public administration. Choosing the Right Optional Subject for UPSC Civil Services Mains. Related Links:
How can I cover GS in UPSC?
So for beginners, the best way to start the preparation for GS is to study all the NCERT from class VI to class XII for History, Geography, Economics, and Polity, the NCERT books for class XII and XII must be studied in addition to the lower class NCERTs.