The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Prelims 2018 Examination was conducted successfully on June 3, 2018. Around 3 lakh candidates across the country appeared for the Civil Services Prelims 2018 examination. Get a detailed analysis of the examination from our experts and student reactions.
The Civil Services examination had two papers - Paper 1 was conducted from 9.30 AM to 11.30 AM while Paper 2 had started at 2.30 PM.
According to those who appeared for the examination, Paper 2 was more difficult than Paper 1. Apparently, Paper 2 turned out to be quite lengthy. Overall, this year's Civil Services Prelims was found to be tougher than the last year’s paper.
As for the examination pattern, students from different centers said that there wasn't any change in the question paper pattern but there were some surprises in terms of some questions that were asked from unexpected areas.
As part of the analysis, we will give you insights into the overall and section-wise difficulty level, toughest and easiest sections of the exam, total marks, topic-wise distribution of questions, weightage of topics and expected cut-off.
General Studies Paper 1 was held from 9.30 AM to 11.30 AM. Students rated the paper easy to moderate in terms of the difficulty level. A total of 100 questions were asked in the paper. Majority of the questions were asked from Economics while there were fewer questions on Science.
This year, the cut-off for UPSC Civil Services preliminary examination is likely to drop.
Please note that the UPSC Civil Services exam analysis provided to you on this page is based on the feedback provided by the exam takers.