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IAS PRELIMS 2013 EXAM ON 26TH MAY-SUGGESTED STRATEGY & PREDICTION

Posted on: May 11, 2013


UPSC surprised many when it came up with the decision that it will do away with optional subjects and will introduce a separate paper of aptitude

testing in the preliminary examination from 2011. The series of surprises did not stop there and Civil Services (Pre.) papers are a testimonial to

this. First the number of questions in the General Studies got reduced from 150 to 100. Second the CSAT paper was heavily biased towards reading

comprehension. Actually, fifty percent of the CSAT paper consisted of reading comprehensions questions only. There were 80 questions in the

CSAT paper and for 8 questions of decision-making there were no negative marks (It was mentioned in the notification of UPSC that there will

questions with differential negative marking). It can be concluded that UPSC is in the middle of major reforms in the Civil Services Examination

process and aptitude testing will play a big role in the selection of candidates for civil services.

 

The General studies paper of the Civil Services Exam had its share of surprises. The reduction of number of questions in the paper not only

helped the UPSC to deal with the reduction of questions of aptitude testing (quantitative aptitude+counting+number system etc.) from the

general studies but also helped them to declare that aptitude testing (CSAT) is very important to them. There were hardly any factual questions

and the paper tested an aspirant on conceptual understanding of various topics of general studies. It would not be incorrect to say that the paper

tested a candidate on General Studies Aptitude. In General Studies, each correct answer fetched two marks and for an incorrect answer, there

was a penalty of 0.67 (one-third of the marks allocated to each question) for an incorrect answer.

In terms of distribution, maximum questions were from Science and Technology (20 ) closely followed by Economics (19) and geography (17)

respectively. One very bold mention in the syllabus (Civil Services Notification) was Ecology. Close to 10 questions were from ecology and

ecosystems. The question paper was lengthy and it required a very keen sense of reading to decipher the exact meaning of the questions. This

fact is underlined by the presence of three statement (24) and two statement questions (13). Going by the level of the paper, one can infer that a

net score of 80+ Marks should be required to clear the paper.

Conclusion

Our team is working under project called  IAS prelims 2013 predictions from last 6 moths,they come up with very effective analysis & reports which help the IAS aspirants in Last minute preparation.Please look below the detailed information about predicted/forecasted marks in all section.

Topics to give more importance in preparation(Ascending order)

1 Environment & Energy , Ecology & sustainable Development
2 Polity
3 Geography
4 Economy
5 History
6 Science & technology(International+National)
7 General science
8 Currentnational+international events
9 Current affairs+GK

 

HEAD TOPIC 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

1

Environment & Energy 18 12 14 8 9

2

Geography 10 13 20 21 28

3

Economy 11 11 22 18 5

4

Polity 14 12 8 12 10

5

History 20 11 18 17 13

6

Science & technology(International+National) 11 11 13 9 9

7

General science 8 10 12 8 15

8

Current national +international events 2 7 9 9 12

9

Current affairs+GK 5 8 11 15 19

10

Awards,Honors & prizes 0 0 0 5 5

11

Persons in news 1 1 2 10 8

12

current sports news 0 0 0 3 3

13

Reasoning +maths 0 4 21 15 14

TOTOAL QUESTIONS 100 100 150 150 150

TOPICWISE-YEARWISE-TOTAL NUMBER OF QUESTIONS ASKED IN PREVIOUS YEARS OF IAS PRELIMS (CSAT) –SUGGESTED STRATEGY & ANALYSIS

IAS PRELIMS EXAM 2013 CSAT – SUGGESTED STRATEGY & ANALYSIS 

2013 IAS PRELIMS(CSAT)- PREDICTION/FORECAST

Number of Expected questions

 

HEAD TOPIC

2013

1 Environment & Energy , Ecology & sustainable Development

21

2 Polity

11

3 Geography

10

4 Economy

9

5 History

13

6 Science & technology(International+National)

11

7 General science

7

8 Currentnational+international events

6

9 Current affairs+GK

8

10 Awards,Honors & prizes

2

11 Persons in news

1

12 current sports news

1

TOTOAL QUESTIONS

100

 

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1 Environment & Energy , Ecology & sustainable Development
2 Polity
3 Geography
4 Economy
5 History
6 Science & technology(International+National)
7 General science
8 Currentnational+international events
9 Current affairs+GK
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