Prelims Paper 1 (General Studies)

Prelims/CSAT - Paper I


Question Paper Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2016 General Studies Paper 1

On Sunday 7th August 2016  

In Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2016 General Studies Paper 1


Last Update Sunday 7th August 2016

07-08-2016
Question Paper Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2015 Paper 1 (General Studies)

On Sunday 23rd August 2015  

In Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2015 Paper 1 (General Studies) 100 questions were asked. As indicated in notification, wrong answers carry negative marking.


Last Update Monday 24th August 2015

24-08-2015
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2014 Paper I (General Studies)

On Thursday 11th September 2014  

On August 24, 2014 in the Preliminary Examination 2014 Paper I, total 100 questions were asked.


Last Update Wednesday 11th February 2015

11-02-2015
Preliminary Examination 2013 Paper I (General Studies)

On Monday 27th May 2013  100 Questions were asked in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2013 Paper I conducted on May 26, 2013
Last Update Monday 27th May 2013

27-05-2013
Preliminary Examination 2012 Paper I (General Studies)

On Monday 21st May 2012  100 Questions were asked in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination Paper I conducted on May 20, 2012
Last Update Monday 21st May 2012

21-05-2012
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2011: Paper I

On Tuesday 14th June 2011  The following questions were asked in Preliminary Examination 2011 Paper I (Set – C)
Last Update Tuesday 14th June 2011

14-06-2011
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2010 - General Studies Paper

On Friday 21st January 2011  Question Paper General Studies (Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2010)
Last Update Friday 21st January 2011

21-01-2011
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2009 - General Studies Paper

On Friday 1st January 2010  Question Paper General Studies (Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2009)
Last Update Friday 1st January 2010

01-01-2010
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination General Studies Paper I

On Sunday 3rd July 2016  

Broad Classification of General Studies Syllabus and a little brief about each constituent listed in the Preliminary Examination Paper I syllabus.


Last Update Sunday 3rd July 2016

03-07-2016
Preparing Current events of national and international importance

On Monday 7th March 2011  For facing Preliminary Examination Paper I, you need to be well aware and well informed and being updated is going to help you in attempting a large number of questions. It involves both clarity about the basics as well as abreast with the current affairs and contemporary developments.
Last Update Saturday 11th January 2014

11-01-2014
History of India and Indian National Movement

On Monday 7th March 2011  Preparing History is going to be of big benefit and this constituent cannot be ignored as many questions are asked each year from this subject.
Last Update Monday 7th March 2011

07-03-2011
Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World.

On Monday 7th March 2011  Geography is again an important constituent of Paper I (General Studies) syllabus. Care should be taken while preparing as this is a dynamic subject and being updated would be of great help in tackling many questions.
Last Update Monday 7th March 2011

07-03-2011
Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.

On Monday 7th March 2011  The most important constituent – Indian Polity has seen some newly added topics in General Studies syllabus and quite relevant as well. It is a very significant area and a lot of questions are asked every year from this section.
Last Update Monday 7th March 2011

07-03-2011
Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.

On Monday 7th March 2011  Economy is an important constituent from Civil Services Examination viewpoint. It has seen some expansion in coverage with newly added topics. A lot of questions are being asked from this area every year.
Last Update Monday 7th March 2011

07-03-2011
General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization

On Monday 7th March 2011  The newly added areas got significant presence in past years’ papers and to cover it effectively; you need to be an avid reader of newspapers and internet also is a useful medium to extract related information.
Last Update Monday 7th March 2011

07-03-2011
General Science

On Monday 7th March 2011  General Science is all about day-to science and a lot of questions being asked in examination are of practical nature.
Last Update Monday 7th March 2011

07-03-2011
BOOK-LIST FOR PAPER I (GENERAL STUDIES)

On Wednesday 4th January 2012  Suggested Book-List for important constituents for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination: PAPER I (General Studies)
Last Update Wednesday 4th January 2012

04-01-2012
Solution to Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2012 Paper I

On Monday 21st May 2012  The following are the probable correct answers to the questions asked in Preliminary Examination 2012 Paper I
Last Update Monday 21st May 2012

21-05-2012
Solution to Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2011 Paper I

On Wednesday 15th June 2011  The following are the probable correct answers to the questions asked in Preliminary Examination 2011 Paper I (Set – C)
Last Update Wednesday 15th June 2011

15-06-2011
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2016 General Studies Paper 1: UPSC tilts focus towards current affairs

On Sunday 7th August 2016  

A new trend is visible and the question paper is dynamic in nature.

While facing Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2016 General Studies Paper 1, Current Affairs preparation and awareness pertaining to contemporary developments would have given natural clue and candidates would have found it easier to either eliminate wrong options or would have made educated guess at ease.


Last Update Sunday 7th August 2016

07-08-2016
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2015: UPSC maintains creative and innovative touch in Paper 1 (General Studies)

On Sunday 23rd August 2015  

The Preliminary Examination 2015 Paper 1 (General Studies) in first look gives an impression more of factual inclination and real test of your information relating to contemporary developments and awareness.


Last Update Sunday 23rd August 2015

23-08-2015
Prelims 2013: analysis of Paper I; UPSC delivers another surprise again

On Sunday 26th May 2013  The Paper I (General Studies) of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination has the similar number of questions 100 that it had on earlier two occasions. This time the General Studies Paper gives a total traditional feel and a lot of candidates found it relatively easier than previous papers in last two years.
Last Update Sunday 26th May 2013

26-05-2013
Prelims 2012: Analysis of Paper I (General Studies)… a striking piece of work

On Sunday 20th May 2012  Talking on toughness level – it gives an impression that UPSC has preferred to keep it more or less same as was last year. To some it appeared comparatively easy; for others it was on identical lines.
Last Update Sunday 20th May 2012

20-05-2012
Preliminary Examination 2011: Analysis of Paper I; No Big Surprises

On Sunday 12th June 2011  What a beautiful piece of work UPSC has brought and the standard to the paper is that matches level of Civil Services Examination.
Last Update Sunday 12th June 2011

12-06-2011
Model Test Paper for Preliminary Examination 2013 - NIRVANA IAS ACADEMY

On Tuesday 21st May 2013  A practice set for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2013 contains 100 questions for Paper I that would be useful for practice. Brought to you by Nirvana IAS Academy, New Delhi. Answers to all questions are given in the end.
Last Update Tuesday 21st May 2013

21-05-2013
Take some clue for Paper I from last year’s General Studies Paper

On Monday 18th April 2011  A glance at the question paper confirms that it is not possible for anyone who does not follow long-term, planned study of current affairs and contemporary developments.
Last Update Monday 18th April 2011

18-04-2011
Paper I (General Studies) gains prominence

On Friday 7th January 2011  The change in pattern of Preliminary Examination has transformed the way you look at General Studies. You need to alter your strategy for the first stage of the examination to crack the Prelims.
Last Update Friday 7th January 2011

07-01-2011