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UPSE Prelims 2021 Question Paper
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UPSE Prelims 2021 Question Paper

Here in this post, we are presenting UPSE Prelims 2021 Question Paper PDF. The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is a nationwide competitive examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment to the higher civil services of the Government of India, including the Indian Administrative Service, the Indian Foreign Service, and the Indian Police Service in India.

Also known as the UPSC exam,  it is conducted in three phases: a preliminary examination consisting of two objective type papers (General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper-II also known as Civil Services Aptitude Test or CSAT). and a main examination consisting of nine papers of traditional (essay) type, with two qualifying papers and only seven marks to be calculated followed by a personality test (interview). A successful candidate sits for 32 hours of examination during the entire process of approximately one year.

UPSE Prelims 2021 Question Paper PDF – Highlights

1 Name Of The Exam UPSC CSE Prelims 2021
2 Name Of The Organization Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
3 Job Type Central Government Job
4 Posta Name IAS, IPS, IRS, IFS, Indian Railway Services, etc.
5 Total Vacancies 721
6 Job Location All Across India
7 UPSC Prelims Exam Date 2021 10th October 2021
8 Exam Mode Pen and Paper Mode (Offline)
9 UPSC Civil Services Prelims Answer Key Date 2021 10th October 2021
10 UPSC Mains Exam Dates 2022 7,8,9,15 & 16 January 2022
11 Status Released
12 Official Site

UPSC Exam Analysis 2021

  • As per reports, the paper was ‘difficult’ as compared to the previous years’ paper.
  • Along with this, questions were also asked about the epidemic and India-China relations.
  • Assertion and reasoning questions were the most difficult and confused many.
  • Paper 1 was of 200 marks.
  • Candidates have to attempt 100 questions based on General Studies including Indian History, Economics,
  • Indian and World Geography, Science and Technology etc.
  • Each correct question gets +2 and each wrong response gets negative 0.66 marks.

UPSC CSE Prelims Exam Pattern 2021-22

UPSC CSE Preliminary Exam 2021 consists of 2 compulsory papers for 200 marks each. The preliminary exam is qualifying in nature and the marks obtained in Paper 1 will be counted for selecting the students for UPSC Mains Exam 2022.

Sr.No Paper Subject Marks
1 Paper 1 General Studies (GS) 200 marks
2 Paper 2 Aptitude Test 200 marks
  • UPSC Prelims Exam 2021 was conducted in pen and paper mode.
  • There were objective type numerous choice questions.
  • The total time period for both the papers was 2-2 hours.
  • The least qualified mark for UPSC Prelims is 33%.

How To Download UPSC Answer Key 2021 PDF?

  1. Visit on Offical website of UPSC at
  2. On the homepage, click on “Examination>>Answer Keys”.
  3. Click on the answer key link against “Civil Service Preliminary Examination Answer Key 2021-22
  4. The UPSC Civil Service Answer Key 2021 pdf is opened, download the pdf and compare your responses to those detailed in the answer key.

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