UPSC Civil Services Exam Analysis 2019

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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which colleges in karnataka provide ias coaching with bsc

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 15th Nov, 2019


there is no colleges which provide ias exam courses along with bsc curriculum. see ias exam is a competitive exam and if you want to join as an ias officer you need to self study a lot beside your graduation, and take special coaching  for ups exmas. however there is several exams like upsc prelims and mains need to qualify along with personal interview rounds. hope you may understand.

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how we should prepare for IAS exam. which are the areas we should focus

Arya 14th Nov, 2019

HI Harsha,

UPSC examination is the one you should answer if you aspire to join the Indian Administrative services. For eligibility, you should hold a valid Graduate's degree from a recognized university and be at least 21 years old as of August 1 of the year of the examination.

It is held in two parts: The preliminary examination, which tests your knowledge of current and world affairs, climate change, India's and the world's geography, ecology, comprehension skills, logical skills, problem solving abilities etc. 33% is needed to pass this stage which consists of two papers.

Next comes the written test and the personality Interview. For the written test, you need to have an excellent knowledge of world and current affairs, Technical developments, geography, social scenarios, ethics, culture, environment and two papers based on any one regional language which you can choose. If selected, you will be called for the Personality Interview which will gauge the mental qualities of the candidate.

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Hi, My Date of Birth is 23.07.1988. Am I eligible to attend IAS Exam. And my education degree is BCA

Komal Dayanand Gardi 13th Nov, 2019
Hello Vidhya,  as per the eligibility criteria of UPSE exams candidate must not have age more than 32 years. And as per your mentioned date of birth,  Your age should be 31 years. So you are fit in age criteria.  And BCA Is also a undergraduate degree,  so you have completed graduation also. So you are eligible to apply for UPSE exam this year.
I hope it will help you more.

I am in 11th in science stream but I want to be an ias so before giving upsc on which subject should I do graduation in science or arts

Arya 9th Nov, 2019

Hi Aspirant,

The UPSC exam is held for securing jobs in the Indian Administrative Services and the eligibility criteria are are follows:

Must be a citizen of India, a subject of Nepal , Bhutan or a refugee from Tibet.

Must hold a PASS Bachelor's degree from a deemed University.

Must be older than 21 years of age but younger than 32 as of on the 1st of August of the year of the exam.

I hope I was helpful and good luck!


now I am studying 12th ,MPC .So which group is best to select for writing IAS EXAM

Sharon Rose Student Expert 8th Nov, 2019

Hello Anuradha,

There's no such thing as best degree for IAS.You need to be a graduate to be eligible to appear for UPSC IAS exam.So, it depends on your present interest, you can pursue after passing your 12th, you can also pursue any other 3 year degree.The syllabus for IAS is not entirely same as any other degree syllabus.So it doesn't matter which course you choose.

But make sure that you pursue what interests you.

I hope this is helpful to you.

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