Prelims GS Paper 1 Analysis (2011-2022)

UPSC CSE Prelims 2020 General Studies Paper I - Your Success Depends on How Best You Utilized Your Knowledge While Facing It
Atul Kapoor Last Update on: 20 Aug 2021

Your success in General Studies Paper 1 depends on the knowledge gained with the effective coverage of the syllabus and how best you utilized your knowledge and awareness while facing the question paper. Analysis of Prelims General Studies Paper 1 A glance at the question papers gives a feel that it is just the continuation of approach that UPSC has adopted in last few years. To be honest, it doesn&rsquo...
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General Studies Paper 1 Analysis Preliminary Examination 2019
Atul Kapoor Last Update on: 20 Aug 2021

Though, like many others, I was expecting Prelims 2019 to be easier; still, my message to aspirant’s on eve of Prelims was clear. My supposition was based on my experience as I am tracking this examination for such a long period and I was sure that this too, will have some surprise in store. First Look I admit, a glance at the initial 2-3 pages of Prelims 2019 General Studies Paper 1 question paper gave me a...
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Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2018; UPSC continue to exhibit an insatiable thirst for quality
admin Last Update on: 30 Jun 2020

When I looked at the Prelims Paper 1 question paper, it reminded me of my analysis for Prelims 2017 last year “With equanimity, worthy candidates would move to next level” I imagine it is again could have been a perf...
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Prelims 2017 General Studies Paper I - With equanimity, worthy candidates would move to next level
admin Last Update on: 03 Jun 2018

For Prelims 2018 Analysis click at following Link:  Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2018; UPSC continue to exhibit an insatiable thirst for quality   Before we analyse the Civil...
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Preliminary Examination 2018: Will difficulty level go up this time?
admin Last Update on: 07 Mar 2018

When relatively easy to moderate level of Preliminary Examination in last seven editions is throwing challenge to candidates, this time again, there should not be major change in UPSC’s stand. Yes, following the practice, UPSC should continue to add surprise elements so that its unpredictable nature remains intact. It is common, several candidates and even some of the coaching institutes anticipa...
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Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2016 General Studies Paper 1: UPSC tilts focus towards current affairs
admin Last Update on: 07 Aug 2016

The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2016 General Studies Paper 1 focuses on nature and quality of the resource used by the candidates for preparation. The questions probe the pragmatic paradigm and the focus is on the candidate’s competence is handling current affairs as the question paper is dynamic in nature. How to analyze it? If it is current affairs loaded question paper, it is no surprise. Our country is on its way to becom...
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Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2015: UPSC maintains creative and innovative touch in Paper 1 (General Studies)
admin Last Update on: 23 Aug 2015

A large number of candidates just prepare them to face some extra-ordinary question that UPSC may come up with and to face these effectively, candidates remain involved with intense preparation. Nothing wrong in it; this is a tough examination and one should be prepared for surprise elements. When I sit to analyse today’s paper, as the trend is Preliminary Examination 2015 Paper 1 is on similar track that UPSC has been following for last 3-4 years. The first impression I...
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Prelims 2013: analysis of Paper I; UPSC delivers another surprise again
Admin Last Update on: 01 Jul 2020

To face Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination confidently, hundred thousands of highly energized candidates prepare themselves to undertake an intense grind; but, to their surprise, this time they faced a question paper that is truly traditional in nature. Yes, Preliminary Examination Paper I (General Studies) is donning a look that gives a feel that it is once again a conventional piece of work that truly evaluates the conceptual knowledge of the candidates. Paper I is so ...
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Prelims 2012: Analysis of Paper I (General Studies)… a striking piece of work
Admin Last Update on: 11 Jun 2020

My admiration for UPSC is amplifying with each passing year and at the first look; Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2012 - Paper I again makes a lasting impression. Whatever people say, UPSC knows how to deliver and a glance at the Paper I gives a feel of the craft and how best you can expect simple things asked in a way that is creative as well as innovative. My observation – it is a tad below the last years’ toughness level.
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