UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2019 Question Paper of General Studies Paper-1 is now available. You can download the same as PDF.
The feedback of users after attempting UPSC Prelims 2019
Even though there were minor surprises, many users of ClearIAS reported that the exam was easy. There were many questions from familiar topics covered in the below sources:
- ClearIAS Prelims Test Series (40 online exams = 4000 questions)
- ClearIAS Current Affairs Capsules (Monthly MCQs = 1000 questions)
- ClearIAS Most Probable Questions (Daily MCQs =500 questions)
ClearIAS Intelligent Elimination Techniques (IETs) turned extremely useful for our students
Yes, many questions were easily solvable using the ClearIAS Intelligent Elimination Techniques we extensively discussed in the below posts and our seminars:
- Intelligent Elimination Techniques (IET) – Useful Tricks To Solve MCQs (UPSC, SSC, Banking)
- Solving UPSC Prelims Questions Using IETs – Master the ClearIAS Techniques!
- UPSC Question Paper Solving Techniques – Use 3-2-1-0 E Method to Score High in IAS Prelims!
UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2019 Answer Key
The ClearIAS answer key for UPSC Prelims 2019 will be released on this link.
Even though we were initially trying to release the key on the exam day itself, we postponed the key release to a few more hours.
This is because ClearIAS does not want to rush with key preparation, and would like to ensure that the key remains as accurate as possible.
For research and proof-reading, we need more time on some confusing/ambiguous questions.
When the key is ready, we will email you.
Mark your answers in our UPSC Prelims 2019 re-take exam (109PT), and know your score, relative performance, and expected cut-off score based on our key.
We will be publishing a detailed analysis and question-by-question comparison PDF within 2-3 days.’
Exam Pattern: General Studies Paper 1 UPSC CSE Preliminary Exam 2019
There were 100 questions (Multiple Choice Questions).
The time allotted was 2 hours (120 minutes).
All questions were for equal marks (2 marks). -0.666 is deducted for each wrong answer (yes, there is negative marking).
UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2019 Question Paper (General Studies Paper-1)
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[We are working on the key preparation and question analysis. The page is getting updated. Stay tuned.]