UPSC IAS Prelims Exam Analysis 2018: Subject-wise Difficulty Level

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UPSC IAS Prelims Exam Analysis 2018: Today, as on 3rd June 2018, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducted the IAS 2018 examination. Millions of aspirants across the country appeared for the Civil Services Prelims Examination 2018. The exam is being conducted in both morning and afternoon shifts.

In this post, we have discussed the detailed analysis of the IAS Prelims Exam 2018. Check below for the detailed Exam Analysis of IAS 2018.

 

UPSC IAS Prelims Exam Analysis 2018: Subject-wise Difficulty Level

For IAS Prelims 2018, the question-wise denomination is as follows. Questions on Economics Politics, History and Environment were the most common ones.

S. No. Name of Section Number of Questions
1. History 15
2. Geography 11
3. Polity 13
4. Economy 9
5. Environment & Ecology 9
6. Art & Culture 6
7. International Relation 5
8. General Science & Science Tech. 9
9. GK+ Current Affairs 22

Depending on the above analysis, The overall difficulty level of the paper was Moderate to Tough. The questions were asked in an unconventional manner, not to precedents set in previous year papers, here is a detailed note on IAS Prelims Exam Analysis 2018 on the number of questions asked.

Indian History and Indian National Movement

In this section, Questions asked from the following topics:

Art and Culture

In this section, Questions asked from the following topics:

  • Indian Religion
  • Indian Architecture
  • Famous Place

Indian Polity and Governance

In Polity and Governance, there were total 13 questions asked from this section.

India and World Geography

Questions asked from the following topics

  • Indian Geography
  • World Geography

Environment and Ecology

There were 9 questions on environment and ecology.

Economic and Social Development

There were 9 questions on economic and social development. Main focus areas were scheme and programme related to the Indian government, banking, and social sector.

Science and Technology

There were 9 questions on General science and technology.

International Relations

There were 5 questions from this section.

G.K and Current Affairs

There were 22 questions related to this section.

Points to be Considered:

  • Some subjective/analytical question asked in an MCQ format did set a different tone for the students in paper 1
  • Cutoff should not cross 105(ie previous years).
  • The paper was easy enough to score 120+ if you knew/read the right things.
  • Some spillage of newer trends for questions could be seen in paper 2 also
  • Questions or knowledge to attempt the indirect questions not covered in the standard study material(books/magazines) were not many in number.

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