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UPSC Prelims 2023 Paper 1 Analysis: Check GS Paper-I exam analysis here


NEW DELHI: The Union Public Service Commission successfully conducted the UPSC CSE Prelims Paper-I today, May 29, 2023. The General Studies (GS Paper 1) was held from 9:30 AM to 11:30 at various examination centres across the country.
The UPSC Prelims Paper-II (CSAT) will be held today from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Meanwhile, students, teachers, and parents can check the GS Paper-1 exam analysis here. As per the initial reaction of the students, the first paper (General Studies) was moderate to difficult.
The UPSC CSE Paper-I had 100 questions carrying a total of 200 marks. Candidates were given complete 2 hours to complete the GS Paper-1. Candidates must note that the General Studies Paper will be considered for the Prelims cutoff.

S. No
Difficulty Level
1 Environment & Ecology Moderate
2 Indian Polity and Governance Easy
3 India and World Geography Medium
4 General Science and Technology Moderate
5 Economics Moderate – Difficult
6 Ancient History Difficult
7 Art & Culture Moderate
8 Medieval History Difficult
9 Modern History Moderate
10 International Relations Moderate
Total Questions

One of the candidates, Nidhi Sharma (1st attempt) found GS Paper-1 to be moderate. According to her, most of the questions were based on current affairs. History was moderate and Polity was comparatively easy. While in Science and Technology, most of the questions were on recent developments in the field. Once again, the Science section was filled with mostly environment-related questions.
(Stay tuned with us for more reactions on UPSC CSE Paper-1 from candidates and experts)

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