IAS Pre 2019, Analysis & Expected Cutoff Marks

Dear all,
This year Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducted IAS Prelims Exam on 2nd June 2019. The Civil Services exam is one of the most prestigious exams of India. In this post we will discuss Prelims Exam pattern, analysis of the paper, difficulty level and other aspects.

UPSC IAS Prelims Exam Pattern

Name of the PaperTotal QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
Paper-I: General Studies1002002 Hours
Paper-II: General Studies (CSAT)802002 Hours

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The exam was held in two sessions. (Morning and evening) There was 1/3rd Negative Marking in the exam. Only paper -01 (General Studies) is considered for recommendation for the mains. In paper –II (CSAT), Candidates will have to score a minimum qualifying mark of 33% (i.e 66 out of 200). The marks scored in the Prelims exam will not be added to the total score for final merit.
In this post, we are providing the complete exam analysis of UPSC Civil Services exam that will give you a brief idea of the questions asked in the exam.

Subject/topicsNo. of Questions
Art & Culture4
Ancient History2
Medieval History3
Modern History9
Geography8
Economy10
Science & Technology7
Polity12
Environment8
Current Affairs + Static37
Total100

Expected Cut-Off for UPSC IAS Prelims 2019 Exam
The questions asked in the prelims Exam held on 2nd june 2019 were of Moderate to Difficult Level. There is negative marking of 1/3rd marks for wrong answers. Let’s discuss Expected Cut-Off for IAS Prelims 2019 Exam: (only general studies paper-01)

CategoryExpected cutoff Out of 200
General98-105
EWS96-101
OBC91-95
SC87-92
ST82-86

* Minimum Qualifying Marks for IAS Prelims GS Paper –II (CSAT) is 33% (Out of 200 Marks)