UPSC Prelims Exam 2021: Know how much can be the cutoff of prelims, question paper with these changes

UPSC Prelims Exam 2021: जानें कितना रह सकता है प्रीलिम्स का कटऑफ, इन बदलावों के साथ आए क्वेश्चन पेपर

Civil Services Exam Prelims Exam Ended

UPSC Prelims Exam 2021: The Union Public Service Commission prelims exam has been successfully conducted. The exam was conducted on Sunday in two shifts. The first shift took place from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. The second shift is from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. According to a report, about five lakh candidates appeared in this examination across the country.

This time UPSC Prelims 2021 got delayed due to the outbreak of second wave of Corona. According to the commission, the prelims exam of the Civil Services Exam (UPSC Prelims Exam 2021) was conducted at various exam centers following the COVID-19 safety protocol. There is a provision of punishment for not following the rules at the examination center. After passing the preliminary exam, the mains exam will be held in January 2022.

Know how much cutoff can be

According to the candidates who gave the paper and various subject experts, the paper was a bit difficult. Experts believe that this year the cut off for the general category students is likely to be from 105 to 110.

Test with these changes

In this question paper, questions from History, Geography, Polity, Economy, Science and Technology, Agriculture, Environment and Contemporary subjects were asked in the General Studies (GS) questions. The exam was of objective type. The number of questions in General Studies was 100. Two marks were allotted for each. Talking about negative marking, there is a provision of deducting one-third mark for giving a wrong answer.

The reaction of the students who took the exam has started coming on Twitter. Some candidates believe that the students who have studied NCERT thoroughly will definitely have done well in their examination. If we talk about Civil Services Rationality Test (CSAT), then the questions were based on Mathematics, Reasoning and Paragraph.

Confused candidates in option

According to the candidates who appeared in GA Paper 1, questions from Polity were maximum in the first paper. At the same time, the questions in the economy section were of moderate category. On the other hand, the science questions were tough. Current affairs questions were less in this exam. Overall, the question paper of most of the candidates was good. Overall, the candidates considered the paper to be the same every time, i.e. the question paper was of moderate level difficulty. Most of the candidates assumed that the questions were read but as it happens every time, UPSC confuses with the options.

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