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UPSC Prelims 2021 Exam Analysis: Cut off Likely to be Higher than Previous Years’

The Civil Services Examination Preliminary test was held on 10th October, 2021 at 77 locations across the country by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The exam was originally planned for June 29 but was postponed due to Covid 19 situation in the country.

Sugandh Bhatnagar
Students Outside Exam Center
Students Outside Exam Center

The Civil Services Examination Preliminary test was held on 10th October, 2021 at 77 locations across the country by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The exam was originally planned for June 29 but was postponed due to Covid 19 situation in the country.

About 10 Lakh candidates appeared in the exam yesterday. Candidates appearing for UPSC CSE 2021 prelims will have to qualify to go to the next stage which is the UPSC Mains 2021. 

This exam is a qualifier for Civil Services & Indian Forest Services, was conducted in two shifts- GS 1 Paper and CSAT paper. While CSAT paper required 33% marks for qualifying, experts have analyzed GS-1 Or Paper 1 and shared the cut off.

As per the feedback and analysis, UPSC prelims 2021 Expected cut off is likely to increase for this year.  

UPSC Prelims 2021: Expected Cut off 

Experts have said that the paper was relatively similar in difficulty level as is expected from a civil services exam. 

Based on the number of candidates who have appeared for the examination and relative difficulty level, experts believe that the cut off for the current year will be closer to 100 rather than 90 as was in 2020.  

As per the candidates, the exam was tougher than the previous years’ papers. Questions regarding the pandemic as well as India – China cities were also asked. Assertion and reasoning questions were the toughest and have left many confused.  

Unlike the previous years, over 20 questions were asked from history, with the majority of the questions coming from modern history, art & culture, about 15 questions from Polity and the same from economy part, according to the aspirants. 

This year, three sports related questions were asked including one on the test cricket series. Speaking on the difficulty level of the paper, experts have called it a balanced paper with expected difficulty level. 

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