What were the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2020 Question Topics? What were the 100 areas from which the Commission set questions this year?
UPSC successfully conducted Civil Services Examination 2020 (Prelims) across the country on October 04, 2020.
As usual, the questions in the IAS exam surprised many candidates. However, many of the questions were from the areas pinpointed by ClearIAS in our earlier posts. ClearIAS Intelligent Elimination Techniques (IETs) were also highly helpful to answer several questions.
From which areas did UPSC frame questions for this year IAS exam?
The experts who set the question-paper setting did a great job this year, by including questions from diverse areas. Most of the questions were worth including – generating interest in a well-educated youth.
Out of the 100 questions, 6 questions were related to the provisions from various Acts enacted by the Indian Parliament. Another prominent theme was National Parks and Wild Life Sanctuaries. Question on Buddhism too found a place.
Click here to watch the video in which I do a quick analysis of the 100 Question Topics in UPSC Prelims 2020.
Here are the question areas from which UPSC asked the 100 questions in Prelims 2020.
100 Topics from which UPSC framed Questions in UPSC Prelims 2020
- Aadhar – The Aadhar Act and its provisions
- Rajya Sabha and Loksabha
- MPLADS Scheme
- Fundamental Rights – Protection against untouchability
- Separation of Judiciary from Executive
- Budget – FRBM Act and its provisions
- A constitutional government
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- Legal Services Authority – Legal Services Authorities Act 1987 and its provisions
- Internationtional Agreement – Subject
- Parliamentary System of Government
- Welfare State
- Basic Structure/Judicial Review – Important Judgments
- Gandhism and Marxism
- The preamble of Indian Constitution – Important Judgments—
- The Gold Trance/Reserve Tranche
- Part IV of the Indian Constitution
- Representation of People Act 1951
- Parliament Sessions
- Ancient/Medieval India – Tileles and Jobs
- Religious History of India – Buddhism
- Industrial Revolution and Indian History
- Ancient India – Chronology
- Ancient India – Post Harsha – Hundi
- Freedom Striuggke – Deshar Kadha
- Gandhi Irvin Pact
- Vital Vidhvansak – Journal
- Kulyavapa and Drona vapa
- Cultural History of India – Parmita
- Rakmabhai case of 1884
- Indigo cultivation
- Fort William College – Wellesley
- Ulgulan or Great Tremult
- Scholars and Rulers—
- Human Reproductive Technology – Pro Nuclear Transfer
- Artificial Intelligence
- VLC Technology
- Blockchain Technology
- Carbon Nanotubes
- Drones – Recent Technology
- Evolved LISA*
- Genetic Engineering
- Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines
- Public Key Infrasctture
- Difference between Plant and Animal Cells
- Benzene Pollution—–
- Global Financial Crisis
- Aggregate Money Supply
- Foreign Direct Investment
- International Trade of India
- West Texas Intermediate
- Non-Financial Debt
- Nuclear Reactors and IAEA safeguards
- Trade-Related Investment Measure (TRIMS)
- Expansionist Monetary Policy
- Post-1991 liberation and workforce
- District Central Cooperative Banks and Credit
- Cyber Insurance
- Public Investment in agriculture
- Interest Coverage Ratio
- Policies affecting the price of rice in India
- Trade between India and other countries
- Kisan Credit Card Scheme
- CPI and WPI—–
- River Flows Into
- Cereals Pulses and MSP
- Commercial Paper, Certificate of Deposit, Call Money, Zero-Coupon Bonds
- Cultural History of India – Upasaka—-
- Indian Elephants
- Protected Areas and Cauvery Basin
- India’s Biodiversity examples
- Indian Swamp Deer Protected Area
- Steel Slag
- Musk deer natural habitat
- Road construction and carbon footprint
- Coal ash and coal-fired power plants
- The Wildlife Protection Act and its provisions
- Gupta towns
- Zero Tillage in Agriculture
- India’s National Policy on Biofuels
- Social Cost of Carbon
- Pulse Production in India
- SubTropical Crop
- Solar water pumps
- Current trends in the cultivation of sugar cane in India
- Eco-friendly agriculture
- Fertigation in agriculture
- Major minerals
- Ocean Mean Temperature
- Chemical Fertilizers
- India’s Desert National Park
- Siachin Glacier Location
- Famous Place- Present State
- Central Ground Water Authority – Environment Protection Act and its provisions
- Jet stream
- Tiger Reserve – Critical Tiger Habitat
Do you wish to refer UPSC CSE Prelims 2020 question paper?
The above mentioned are the question topics or areas.
If you need to go through the actual questions, refer the link – UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2020 Question Paper.
Re-think: Is your preparation in the right direction?
If you are unable to clear Prelims time and again, it’s time to re-think.
Is it your fault or the fault of the method adopted by your online/offline trainers (coaching institutes)?
Are the methods of teaching adopted by most coaching institutes (and some popular websites or youtube channels) relevant for UPSC?
Are the teachers or trainers adapting themselves to the new trends set by UPSC?
Do they have a clear understanding of the new (and constantly changing) priorities of the UPSC?
We don’t want to comment on others at this point, we just want our performance to do the talk.
We will be posting questions asked by UPSC similar to those provided by ClearIAS in the coming days.