UPSC Prelims 2022 – Pattern
The UPSC Prelims comprises two objective type papers (General Studies I and General Studies II or CSAT) for a total of 200 marks. Both papers are usually held on the same day in two sessions via offline mode (pen-paper).
The Prelims Admit Card would be released on the official website of UPSC 2-3 weeks before the date of the exam.
|UPSC Prelims Exam Pattern||General Studies I||General Studies II or CSAT|
|Number of questions||100||80|
|Negative Marking||Yes (1/3rd of the maximum marks for the question)
-0.66 marks for every incorrect answer
|Yes (1/3rd of the maximum marks for the question)
-0.83 marks for every incorrect answer
|Duration of exam||2 hours||2 hours|
|UPSC Prelims 2022 Date of exam||5th June 2022||5th June 2022|
|Language of exam||English/Hindi||English/Hindi|
|Cut Off marks||Counted for Merit. Cutoff varies every year.||33% qualifying criteria (66 marks)|
The cut off for Prelims 2020 is 92.51 for General Category candidates.
UPSC Prelims 2022 – Syllabus
The detailed UPSC Prelims syllabus for 2022 Exam is given below:
General Studies Paper-1 Syllabus:
- Current events of national and international importance.
- History of India and Indian National Movement.
- Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
- Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
- Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
- General issues on Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change- that do not require subject specialisation.
- General Science.
General Studies Paper-2 (CSAT) Syllabus:
- Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
- Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
- Decision-making and problem-solving.
- General mental ability.
- Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level)
- Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc. – Class X level).
- English language comprehension skills – Class X level.
You can find the in-depth syllabus for UPSC Prelims here.