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UPSC CSE 2022 Paper Analysis - Check Subejct Wise Analysis and Difficulty Level

Updated By Vaibhav Bansal on 31 May, 2022 10:56

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UPSC Civil Services Exam Analysis

UPSC Exam Analysis 2022: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducted the mains exam for the Civil Services Examination (CSE) from 7 Jan 2022 to 16 Jan 2022. The first stage of UPSC CSE was the preliminary exam consisting of two papers i.e. General Studies and Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT). It was conducted on 10th October 2021. While this year the UPSC will conduct the IAS Prelims Exam 2022 on 05 June 2022 in two shifts for Paper 1 and Paper 2 (CSAT). 

UPSC Prelims Exam Analysis 2022 is an essential practice to understand the difficulty level of the UPSC Exam. The analysis of the UPSC Exams is an essential step in the UPSC preparation, as it helps in organizing the systematic efforts to maximize the output. Also, it helps to frame the right UPSC Preparation Strategy.

The Civil Services examination will have two papers - Paper 1 and Paper 2. The candidates can access the detailed analysis of the UPSC CSE 2021 (prelims) exam based on the candidates' reactions - Click here.

UPSC Prelims Analysis 2022 for GS Paper 1

UPSC will administer the IAS Prelims Exam 2022 on 05 June 2022 in two shifts for Paper 1 and Paper 2 (CSAT). The exam was conducted in two shifts: 

  • UPSC Prelims Paper-1: 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • UPSC Prelims Paper-2: 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM. 

UPSC Prelims 2022 Paper 1 is the GS Paper while UPSC Prelims 2022 Paper 2 is the CSAT exam. 

After the UPSC Prelims Exam 2022, we will update the detailed UPSC Exam Analysis along with section-wise weightage. Know more about the difficulty level of the exam, the number of questions asked in each section, and more. 

Subject 

Number of Questions

History

To be updated 

Geography

To be updated 

Economics 

To be updated 

Polity

To be updated 

Environment and Ecology

To be updated 

Science and Tech

To be updated 

Current Affairs / Art and Culture

To be updated 

UPSC Prelims Analysis 2022 for GS Paper 2 [CSAT]

UPSC Prelims CSAT is a qualifying paper. Know more about the difficulty level of the exam, the number of questions asked in each section, and more.  

Topics

Number of questions 

Data Sufficiency

To be updated

Number System

To be updated

Algebra

To be updated

Average

To be updated

Profit, Loss, and Discount

To be updated

Percentage

To be updated

Ratio

To be updated

Time, Speed and Distance

To be updated

Time and Work

To be updated

Data Interpretation

To be updated

Selection / Combination

To be updated

Geometry / Mensuration

To be updated

Directions

To be updated

Statement/ Conclusion

To be updated

Series

To be updated

Ranking – DS

To be updated

Row arrangement

To be updated

Logical Puzzle

To be updated

Clocks and Calendar

To be updated

Single/Two Question RCs (Critical Reasoning Based)

To be updated

UPSC Civil Services Previous Year Paper Analysis

UPSC Prelims 2021 Analysis

The weightage of the UPSC Prelims 2021 Question Paper was almost equal for all the subjects. As per the analysis, UPSC Prelims Paper 1 saw a good number of questions from Polity and Economics. Ancient History had 3 questions. 

UPSC Prelims Analysis 2021 for GS Paper 1 

Check the distribution of questions in the UPSC Prelims Question Paper for GS Paper 1

Subject 

Number of Questions

History

20

Geography

10

Economics 

15

Polity

14

Environment and Ecology

15

Science and Tech

12

Current Affairs / Art and Culture

14

UPSC Prelims Analysis 2021 for GS Paper 2 [CSAT]

The CSAT 2021 Question paper was of moderate difficulty level.

Topics

Number of questions 

Data Sufficiency

6

Number System

9

Algebra

5

Average

4

Profit, Loss, and Discount

1

Percentage

1

Ratio

2

Time, Speed and Distance

1

Time and Work

1

Data Interpretation

2

Selection / Combination

2

Geometry / Mensuration

2

Directions

2

Statement/ Conclusion

3

Series

3

Ranking – DS

2

Row arrangement

1

Logical Puzzle

2

Clocks and Calendar

4

Single/Two Question RCs (Critical Reasoning Based)

27

Total

80

UPSC Mains Exam 2021 Analysis  

The UPSC Mains (Written) Exam 2021 was conducted for a period of 5 days – 7th, 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th January 2022. The points concluded after the UPSC Mains Analysis 2021 are:

  • The essay paper was philosophical and unpredictable.
  • UPSC Mains 2021 Paper was different from the previous year's trends.

UPSC Mains Exam 2021 Analysis GS Paper 1

GS Paper I was a bit soothing, and the questions asked were on the expected lines. The weightage of the Geography questions was higher than the previous year's questions. Unexpectedly, a single question was asked from the Art & Culture section.

Subjects/Topics

Number of Questions asked

Society

5

(2 – 10 marks; 3 – 15 marks)

Geography

9

(5 – 10 marks; 4 – 15 marks)

Art & Culture

1

(1 – 10 marks)

Post Independence

1

(1 – 10 marks)

Modern India

3

(1 – 10 marks; 2 – 15 marks)

World History

1

(1 – 15 marks)

UPSC Mains Exam 2021 Analysis GS Paper 2 

The GS Paper II was moderate to difficultly level. Current affairs-based questions were asked in the paper, along with polity and constitution sections were straightforward. The questions from social justice were a mix of both static and current affairs. 

Subjects/Topics

Number of Questions asked

Social Justice

4

(1 – 10 marks; 3 – 15 marks)

Polity & Constitution

10

(5 – 10 marks; 5 – 15 marks)

International Relations

4

(2 – 10 marks; 2 – 15 marks)

Governance

2

(2 – 10 marks)

UPSC Mains Exam 2021 Analysis GS Paper 3

The GS Paper III was moderate to difficultly level. More focus was given to the environment and disaster management topics. A question from defense technology was asked this year, which was pretty uncommon. There was also a mix of concepts such as GDP, Budget, and Land Reforms.

Subjects/Topics

Number of Questions asked

Indian Economy & Agriculture

8

(4 – 10 marks; 4 – 15 marks

Internal Security

4

(2 – 10 marks; 2 – 15 marks)

Environment & Disaster Management

5

(3 – 10 marks; 2 – 15 marks)

Science and Technology

3

(1 – 10 marks; 2 – 15 marks)

UPSC Mains Exam 2021 Analysis GS Paper 4

The GS IV Paper had 12 questions in total in the 2021 Mains Paper. Section A had a moderate difficulty level. The question paper did not ask for basic theories but aimed to test the analytical skills and decision-making capability of the candidates. The questions were also asked from the emotional intelligence part of the syllabus.

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FAQs about UPSC Civil Services Exam Analysis

What is the pass mark for IAS?

Union Public Service Commission arrives at the cutoff for each category after the exam. The candidate needs to score more marks than their category cutoff to get selected.

Is there any negative marking in UPSC Prelims?

Yes, for every wrong attempt you will be penalized by 1/3rd of the total marks allocated for that question in the UPSC Prelims exam. This negative marking is in both papers of IAS Prelims – General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper-II (CSAT). However, no marks will be deducted for unanswered questions.

How many papers are there in UPSC Prelims?

UPSC Prelims comprises two objective type papers ( General Studies Paper-I and General Studies Paper-II/CSAT) carrying 400 marks. Each paper of Prelims will carry 200 marks and will be of 2 hours duration.

What is UPSC Paper Analysis?

The UPSC analysis is an essential step in the UPSC preparation, as it helps in organizing the systematic efforts to maximize the output. It helps to frame the right UPSC Preparation Strategy.

The UPSC IAS Prelims Analysis includes the complete UPSC prelims trend analysis, types of questions asked in the exam, the number of questions from each subject along with the difficulty level of the exam.

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