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UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAM: How was the Question paper?

4th October, 2020 Prelims

UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAM:  How was the Question paper?

Prelims 2020


Well, it was “tough”. In one sentence, this may be the general description of the questions asked during the all-important Paper I of the UPSC CSE Prelims 2020. Environment, along with Science and Technology formed the major part of the examination. But yes, even without going into the debate regarding the cut-off marks , what we can say is the question paper was tricky, tough and to some extent unpredictable.

If you have gone through our BLOG on 9th September, 2020, we have given you a warning regarding the Knowledge Inflation that may grow due to plenty of time available to the aspirants.


Well, UPSC has done all it could do to burst the bubble and make sure that normalcy returns as far as level of question is concerned. However, if we add this difficult question to the less vacancies announced, here is our verdict, If you have attempted 45+ questions confidently, please do not waste time, go and start preparing for Mains.


I am here going to share the questions which were asked during UPSC CSE Prelims 2020. Please visit IASGYAN website for the answer keys, which we are going to publish after thorough analysis and research.

About UPSC CSE Prelims 

CLICK HERE to download the UPSC CSE Prelims 2020 GS -I question paper.

UPSC CSE Prelims General Studies Paper I  consists of 100 MCQ type questions from different part of the UPSC SYLLABUS

Right answers to those questions give you +2 Marks, while a wrong answer takes away 0.66 Marks from you. So it is very important to be absolutely confident while answering the questions. One needs to read the questions carefully enough to make sure he/she understands the demand of the Question and the Options.

Most of the time , the Options are the ones making life harder. We are going to publish our Answer Keys soon after thourough research and analysis.

Till then be with us.

Well if you are attempting 45+ questions with confidence, DO NOT WASTE TIME, START YOUR PREPARATION FOR MAINS.

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