UPSC Prelims

UPSC Prelims is the first stage of the UPSC civil services exam.  This is officially known as the civil services preliminary exam but in common aspirants refer to it as UPSC Prelims,  IAS prelims, or UPSC pre.

UPSC Prelims Exam

UPSC Civil Services Prelims Examination is comprised of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.

Structure of Prelims Paper:-

Paper

Subjects

Total Marks

Duration

I

General Studies (GS)

200

2 hours (9:30 AM to 11:30 AM)

II

CSAT

200

2 hours (2:30 PM to 4:30 PM)

Note:-

  • Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions) and each will be of two hours duration. 
  • The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
  • The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.