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UPSC CSE Prelims 2022 Question Paper Analysis (Available), Answer Key, Solutions

Chinmayai Ajay Bobade
Chinmayai Ajay BobadeUpdated On: June 05, 2022 05:18 pm IST

UPSC CSE Prelims 2022 Question Paper Analysis has been provided below for the examination conducted on June 05, 2022. Along with it, UPSC CSE Prelims 2022 Answer Key will also be given. Read below for more information.

UPSC CSE Prelims 2022 Question Paper Analysis and Answer Key

UPSC CSE Prelims 2022 Question Paper Analysis: The Union Public Service Commission examination for Civil Services is being conducted on Sunday, June 05, 2022. UPSC CSE Prelims exam is divided into two papers, General Studies Paper 1 and General Studies Paper 2. While both the papers are conducted for a total of 200 marks, GS Paper 1 has 100 questions and GS Paper 2 has 80 questions in total.

The analysis highlights of both the papers are provided below separately, along with their difficulty levels and expected good scores. For more details, continue reading below.

UPSC CSE Prelims 2022 Question Paper Analysis

The difficulty level of each paper can be averagely estimated as stated in the table below:

Paper

Marks

Difficulty Level

Expected Good Attempt

General Studies Paper-I

100

Easy with tricky options

75-80

General Studies Paper-II

80

Moderate to Tough

50-60

Overall

180

Moderate

125-140

Also Read: UPSC CSE Prelims 2022 Result Date

UPSC CSE Prelims 2022 Analysis: General Studies Paper-I Highlights

The candidate’s first reaction and highlights for the UPSC CSE GS Paper 1 are added below.

  • The overall difficulty level of paper-1 was rated easy. 
  • Based on the initial reaction of students the options provided were very tricky.
  • Questions about global inflation were asked. 
  • The first 10 questions were about the Indian economy. 
  • Questions about the powers of Lokhsabha and Rajyasaba. 
  • Easy questions were asked from ecology. 
  • Questions were asked from trending topics and direct questions were also there from the syllabus. 

UPSC CSE Prelims 2022 Analysis: General Studies Paper-II Highlights

The candidate’s first reaction and highlights for the UPSC CSE GS Paper 2 will be updated here after the conclusion of the examination.

  • 20-25 questions were from mathematics. 
  • 3-4 questions were from Profit and Loss. 
  • Speed distance had 1 question. 
  • The number system had 2 questions. 
  • Basic questions were asked from the reasoning section. 
  • No direct questions were asked, questions were more theoretical. 

Also Read: UPSC CSE Prelims 2022 Expected Cutoff

UPSC CSE Prelims 2022 Unofficial Answer Key PDF

After the conclusion of each paper, the unofficial UPSC CSE Prelims Answer Key 2022 has been provided here. However, as the answer key is unofficial in nature, it shall be noted that some of the answers provided here might be different from the official key though our efforts remain to provide as accurate answer key as possible. Click on the link given below to download the answer keys.

Paper

Question Paper & Answer Key Link

General Studies Paper-I

Question Paper: Download PDF

General Studies Paper-II

Download PDF for all Sets

UPSC CSE 2022 Paper 1 Answer Key (Memory-Based)

Question No.Set ASet BSet CSet D
1BABC
2CBBA
3BDBB
4CAAD
5DCAC
6BCAA
7AADA
8DADD
9AACD
10BCBD
11BDCB
12CDCC
13BDCB
14BCBB
15BBDC
16BDBD
17DDCC
18CCBD
19DBAD
20ACAA
21BBCC
22DCAC
23BBBC
24CBDB
25BBCD
26ABAB
27CDAC
28BCDB
29BDDA
30BAAA
31DBBC
32DCDB
33DBBD
34CCBD
35BDCB
36DBDC
37DACB
38CDDD
39BADB
40CBAD
41ABCB
42BDBB
43DBDB
44ACDA
45CBBA
46CACA
47ACBD
48ABDD
49ABBC
50CBDB
51CBAB
52BBBC
53DBDB
54DAAC
55BACD
56CACB
57BDAA
58DDAD
59BCAA
60DBCB
61BCDB
62DCDD
63BCDB
64BBCC
65CDBB
66DBDA
67CCDC
68DBCD
69DABB
70AACB
71CBBB
72ADDC
73BBBB
74DBCB
75CCBB
76ADAB
77ACCD
78DDBC
79DDBD
80AABA
81CCBA
82CBCB
83CDBD
84BDBA
85DBBC
86BCBC
87CBDA
88BDCA
89ABDA
90ADAC
91BCBD
92BACD
93BBBD
94ADCC
95ACDB
96AABD
97DAAD
98DDDC
99CDAB
100BABC

UPSC CSE 2022 Paper 2 Answer Key (Memory-Based)

Question No.Set A Answer Key
4A
9A
11B
26A
27C
33D
38C
39B
40D
44A
45C
47A
48A
55B
57B
58D
60D
66D
68D
69D
75C
77A
79D
80A

For more Education News updates on UPSC CSE 2022, stay tuned to CollegeDekho!

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