The Union Public Service Commission conducts the UPSC Civil Services Exam in three different stages which are Prelims, Mains and Interview. UPSC prelims exam is the first written exam which is mandatory to pass for appearing in the Mains exam. It is mandatory that candidates have all the information about the first written examination including how many subjects are in UPSC prelims and more.
Every year more than 2 lakh students appear for the prelims exam. The major purpose of the prelims exam is to test the basic knowledge of candidates and filter serious aspirants for the mains exam. In this blog, we will help you to understand the Prelims exam, its subjects and important topics.
UPSC Prelims Subjects
There are two subjects in the UPSC prelims exam which are General Science Paper 1 and General Science Paper 2. GS Paper II is also known as CSAT or Civil Services Aptitude Test. All the questions in the prelims exam are MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) that test the knowledge of candidates related to GK, General Science, Current Affairs and other topics. Below, we have mentioned a table to help you understand info related to subjects in UPSC Prelims.
|Exam Name||UPSC Prelims Exam|
|How Many Subjects in UPSC Prelims||GS Paper 1GS Paper 2 (CSAT)|
|Exam Duration||2 Hours for Each Paper|
|Total Marks||200 Marks for Each Paper|
|Language Exam||Hindi and English|
|UPSC Exam Date 2024 for Prelims||26 May 2024|
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GS Paper 1
The first paper of the Union Public Service Exam Prelims Exam is the General Studies 1 or GS-1. It tests knowledge of students related to Geography, History, Art and culture, and more. Below, we have added important topics of this subject.
|Latest Current Affairs||–|
|Indian and World Geography||Physical Geography
|History of India and Indian National Movement|
|Indian Polity and Governance||Constitution
Public Policy Rights
|Economic and Social Development||Sustainable Development
Social Sector Initiatives
|Environment and Ecology||BiodiversityClimate Change|
|Science and Technology||–|
GS Paper 2
To test the reasoning ability, UPSC sets GS Paper 2. Below, we have mentioned the table to make you understand important topics of UPSC GS Paper 2.
- Interpersonal skills
- Communication skills
- Logical reasoning and analytical ability
- Decision-making and problem-solving
- General mental ability
GS Paper 1 and GS Paper 2 are the two main subjects in UPSC Prelims Exam. GS PAper 2 is also known as Civil Services Aptitude Test.
We have mentioned the important topics of UPSC GS Paper 1.
1. Current Affairs
2. General Knowledge
3. Science and Technology and more.
The total number of questions in the UPSC Prelims exam is 180 which includes 100 in Paper 1 and 80 in GS Paper 2.