UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2017: Unpredictable paper, students unhappy

UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2017: Unpredictable paper, students unhappy

The Public Service Union Commission (UPSC) conducted the review of civilian services (preliminary) June 18 at various test centers across the country.

The preliminary examination consisted of two papers (Paper Paper I and II), of two hours each.

According to reports, the document was developed without incident reported protests.

UPSC Preliminaries is the first step in a review of highly competitive and civilian technology elite, conducted by UPSC.

In recent years, the current focus on the place of static and factual issues rather than conceptual issues.

While this trend is still there, this year there were fewer problems in the news.

In addition, the number of questions about the facts has increasingly focused on the conceptual and other practical issues.

In addition, the questions not only tested the ability to retain information in different dimensions, but also proved common sense and understanding of some of the policy issues.

As always, UPSC was able to launch its usual series of surprises. These students were the most surprised the document is expected to be in lines similar to those of last year.

The document may seem easy at first because there were a lot of easy questions spread out here and there mostly in Polity, but that was not the case.

The choices were very close and they were asked specific questions. There were some sensitive issues that have combined the facts and concepts were the most difficult to solve.

It is not so surprising that some of the sections that were UPSC’s daily bread have lost the favor of UPSC and had a cold deal like in previous years.

Section analysis:

History, art and culture:

The story was about the usual lines. There were six themes of modern history, and six of the past, art and culture.

The historical part (ancient and modern) was largely objective and less conceptual.

Compared to modern history, the old part was not so difficult in general as it was mostly made, but the art and culture were widely covered, which has always been very varied.

In addition, UPSC has an inclination to choose something from anywhere in the art and culture and this makes this section very difficult to prepare.

Political regime:

In total twenty-two questions were asked to Polity. And this as the most significant part because most of the questions were straightforward.

Some of the questions that were conceptual were not so difficult if one understood the fundamentals of politics.


In geography, about 70 percent. 100 questions revolve around the cards. Therefore, it is quite easy for anyone who knows the world and the map of India.

However, some of these questions are difficult and may mislead aspirants if they are not designed properly.

The other minimum number of questions in this section comes from traditional and predictable geographical themes such as monsoon and irrigation in agriculture. Very few physical geography has asked for this moment.


Questions about economics were for the most objective and related news. In all, there were about 7 to 8 of the problems of the economy.

In addition, the weighting has not changed compared to last year. Economic issues were not easy. Unlike previous years issues, this year’s problems were not conceptual, but also in fact. As expected, UPSC has asked the current business from 2012-2016 in economics.

Science and Technology:

There were only four General Biology questions that were based on applications.

The technology questions were mostly topical issues and overlapped with the Environment and Biodiversity.

In general, this section has lost the favor of UPSC and we believe that it is no longer necessary to prepare for General Science separately.

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