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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what would be the best major subject in PG for ias aspirant?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 26th Feb, 2020

First of all, the only eligibility to appear for UPSC is to have passed graduation in any discipline from a recognized university. Final year candidates too are eligible. There's no doubt that UPSC is more humanities oriented, but people from other streams too have qualified this exam and continue to do so till today. If you are more inclined towards humanities, then you can pursue your studies keeping the optional subject in mind and it's best if you choose it among geography, history, political science, economics, sociology etc.

what are the cut off required to pass in upsc

Salil Jha 25th Feb, 2020

Dear aspirant

The UPSC exam does not have any e specific cutoff for passing the examination this examination is like a total War because it is an examination of an year. The whole UPSC exam can be defined in three main steps:-




If you want to pass the exam you have to suffer all these three steps in by succeeding on all this thing will make you pass in the examination. If you want to become an IAS then you have to score your rank under all India rank hundred. Cutoff for all these three step are decided after the examination conducted it is based on number of candidates appeared and number of candidates selected in the exam number of candidates selected in the interview exam in other.


i want to know the syllabus of upsc for ias

manoj kashyap 23rd Feb, 2020


I am happy to share you upsc syallubus for Ias .

AS Exam is conducted in 3 successive stages- Prelims, Main and Interview test. The prelims stage is an objective test of 400 marks whereas Main is subjective paper of 1750 marks followed by personality test of 275 marks.

Just click the link below and follow the instruction given in Upsc official page


ias ki tyari kaise kare to success honge

manoj kashyap 23rd Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirants,

You can make your own success story if you just keep in mind the below points:

Know the UPSC exam pattern and syllabus.

Learn the UPSC syllabus thoroughly.

Get the right books and material.

Get the current affairs notes up-to-date.

Practice mock tests.

Practice answer writing for the mains.

Work hard without losing energy and hope!


which college is best for IAS preperation after 12th

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 23rd Feb, 2020

The eligibility for UPSC Civil Service is to have attained 21 years age and graduation in any discipline from a recognized university, even final students are eligible to apply.
You can enroll in any college with your choice of course, there's no discrimination done amidst the choices,hence UPSC allows people from all discipline to appear for it.
And,most importantly to be able to succeed in UPSC requires a lot more than good college and degree, it's solely your preparation and strategy that helps you achieve the goals. It requires one year of preparation and one year to appear for exam and interview, this is the schedule, if you plan right,you'll succeed in the very first attempt.
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