UPSC Civil Services Exam Analysis 2019
Updated on Jun 3, 2019 - 2:38 p.m. IST by Sanjana Surbhi
#UPSC Civil Services Exam

UPSC Civil Services Exam Analysis 2019 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducted UPSC Civil Services prelims exam on June 2, 2019 in offline mode. The exam of UPSC Civil Services 2019 was held in two shifts wherein each shift of exam was conducted for two hours. Those who appeared in the exam can UPSC Civil Services exam analysis 2019 to know the overall and sectional difficulty level, topic-wise distribution of questions, easiest and toughest section of the exam, total marks, weightage of topics and expected cutoff.

As per the UPSC Civil Services Exam Analysis 2019, the difficulty level of the exam was of moderate to difficult. To know more details about UPSC Civil Services Exam Analysis 2019, check the article below.


UPSC Civil Services Answer Key 2019
UPSC Civil Services Cut Off 2019

UPSC Civil Services Exam Analysis 2019 - Prelims (General Studies Paper 1)

UPSC General Studies Paper 1 was conducted for a of total 100 questions. Mostly questions in this paper were asked from Current Affairs, Polity and Latest technology questions. This year, the paper was tough compared to last year. For each correct answer in this paper, candidate will score 2 marks while 1/3 marks will be deducted for wrong answers. Candidates can check below the overall exam analysis of UPSC Civil Services 2019 from the table provided below:

Exam Analysis of UPSC Civil Services 2019 - General Studies Paper 1

Number of Questions


Difficulty Level

25 to 30

Current Affairs

Moderate to Difficult

10 to 15


Moderate to Difficult

5 to 10



15 to 20



15 to 20



25 to 30

Science & Technology

Moderate to Difficult


Moderate to Difficult

Topics of UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam - Paper 1

Questions were asked from the following topics

India and World Geography

  • Climate

  • Environment

  • Ecology

  • Old and New World Crops

History, Art and Culture

  • Modern History

  • Ancient History of India (Zamindari System, Harrappa civilization)

  • Indian Freedom Struggle

Science & Technology

  • General Principles

  • Summits and Conferences


  • Indian Economy

  • Social Development


  • Indian Polity Facts

  • Law

  • Governance Issues

Current Affairs

  • National & International (Chairman of Public sector banks, AIIIB, Maternity Benefit Ammendment Act, Ease of Doing Business Index)

UPSC Civil Services Exam Analysis 2019 - General Studies Paper - 2

UPSC conductes General Studies Paper 2 of Civil Services for a total 80 questions. Questions in this paper were based on the following sections - Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English. According to UPSC Civil Services exam analysis 2019 for paper 2, the difficulty level of the paper was from moderate to difficult. Candidates can check below the IAS exam analysis of General Studies Paper 2.

UPSC Civil Services Exam Analysis 2019 - General Studies Paper 2


Numbe of questions

Difficulty level




English Comprehension



Data Interpretation



Quantitative Aptitude





Moderate to Difficult

Topics of UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam - Paper 2


  • Analytical Reasoning

  • Syllogism

  • Coding Decoding, Cubes

  • Sequence and Series

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Numbers/Fractions

  • Time, Speed, Distance & Work

  • Algebra

  • Profit, Loss, Discount

UPSC Civil Services Cutoff 2019

The cutoff of Civil Services is prescribed by the exam conducting body for all the stages after completion of recruitment process. The cut off is the minimum marks that the candidates are required to secure for the next exam stage. Candidates securing the minimum UPSC Civil Services cut off 2019 will be shortlisted to appear in the next stage of the exam. Candidates can check below the expected cut off of UPSC for prelims exam from the table given below.

UPSC Civil Services Cut off 2019 - Expected (Preliminary)


Expected Cut Off









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Best institute for preparation of IAS EXAM in india

hrithik jain 27th Jan, 2020


Delhi is famous for IAS coaching in India and you can also some of the names in other big cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune etc.

Here are some of the name:

1. Vajiram and Ravi

2. Raju's IAS

3. Elite IAS

4. Classic IAS

5. Vajirao and Reddy

6. Vision IAS

These are some of the few names, you can look out for others and see their prospectus/brochures for more clarity.


what is cse exam for becoming a IAS OFFICER creitiria

Aditya kumar Student Expert 27th Jan, 2020
Hello Vamsi

The examination you need to clear to become an IAS officer is UPSC .

UPSC examination has 3 stages which are listed below :-

  • The first stage of the exam is Preliminary examination , it is objective type examination
  • The second stage, Mains it is written type examination
  • If you manage to clear both prelims and mains then you are to go through interview/personality test .

And if you managed to clear all the three rounds mentioned above, then congratulations you may become an ias officer.

Check the criteria to be eligible for UPSC examination which are given below :-

  • Age Limit is 21 to 32 years
  • Educational qualification for UPSC is graduation in any stream
  • Only Indian citizens are eligible

I hope that you find this helpful


I am class 10th student and I want to become an IAS officer. my 10th just complete and I am not able to understand what I want to do thereafter for become an IAS.i cant understand in which stream I want to go.

Shareef 25th Jan, 2020



You can go into any stream you want, like if you select MPC, maths will help you,if you go for Bi.P.C, Biology will help you... But whatever you choose,you need to have a grip on other subjects too...just by your inter, graduation books, you have no chances to become IAS officer, you need to take a special coaching for it... So, firstly complete your studies successfully with  a greater percentage and then go for coaching...To appear for UPSC Exam, you need to hold a Bachelor's degree in any stream. So you can pick any stream in your Graduation.  CSAT exam has 2 papers. Paper 1 covers Current events, Indian History and Indian National Movement, Indian and World Geography, Indian Polity and Governance, Economic and Social Development, General issues. Paper 2 covers topics like Comprehension, Interpersonal skills including communication skills, decision making and problem solving, General Mental ability and basic mathematics. But in Civils Mains exams, you need to select a subject as your 2nd paper and so most students pick those subjects for their Graduation so as to help them in their preparation. So, this is where you need to take a call on your plan B. So your plan should be to pick a easy subject in your Bachelors so that your concentration can be more on preparing for Civils.


after 12 which institute in chandigarh is best for coaching of ias

Indrajit Gupta 25th Jan, 2020

Hello mukul,

Hope you are doing well!

There are some best coaching Institute for IAS in Chandigarh:-

•ALS IAS Coaching.

•Raj Malhotra’s IAS Coaching institute.

•IAS Today Academy.

•Stellar IAS Coaching Center.

•Simran IAS Academy.

I hope this helpful for you.

Best wishes!!


best science colleges for 11th and 12th in Mumbai I want to become an IAS FIRST I WANT TO DO GRADUATION THEN LAW THEN PREPARATION FOR IAS

Kanupriya Gupta 27th Jan, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

Here are some of the best PU Colleges in Mumbai-

  1. Mumbai College of Arts Commerce and Science
  2. Mother Teresa English High School and Junior College
  3. Smt. Sushiladevi Deshmukh Vidyalaya and Junior College
  4. Vedant International High School and Junior College of Science and Commerce
  5. Holy Spirit Junior College

About your choice of your subject, your graduation does not determine how well you will scroll in UPSC. It marks on the basics of reading the newspaper everyday and understanding the subjects which are going to be the exam. It is important to understand your choice and pattern of subjects as it is peculiar.

Hope this helps. All the best!

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