UPSC Civil Services (CSE/IAS) prelims question paper 2020 PDF Download

UPSC Civil Services (CSE/IAS) prelims question paper 2020 PDF Download | upsc cse prelims 2020 answer key

Union Public Service Commission is conducting UPSC Civil Services Prelims exam today (4th October 2020). Paper-1 timing is from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and Paper-2 is from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. AffairsGuru will provide the exam analysis with answer key. Aspirants can download UPSC prelims question paper from below link.

UPSC CSE Test Pattern 2020

UPSC Prelims 2020 exam consists of 2 papers. Each paper contains MCQ and aspirants need to appears for both papers.

General Studies (Paper- I): 100 Multiple Choice Questions (200 Marks) in 2 Hours Marking Scheme

  • Plus two marks for each correct response, Zero marks for no response, Negative Marking for incorrect response: One-third of marks allotted to each question (or – 0.67 marks for each incorrect response).

General Studies (Paper- II or Aptitude Test): 80 Multiple Choice Questions (200 Marks) in 2 Hours

  • Plus 2.5 marks for each correct response, Zero marks for no response, Negative Marking for incorrect response: One-third of marks allotted to each question (or- 0.83 marks for each incorrect response).

Marks obtained in UPSC Prelim 2020 are not added to total score of final merit list. Aspirants who clear the upsc prelim 2020 cut-off will be eligible for UPSC Mains exam 2020.

Expected cut off for UPSC Prelims 2020 exam

General: 98 + (5 to 10) marks

– EWS: 90 + (5 to 10) marks

– OBC: 95.34 + (5 to 10) marks

– SC: 82 ± 5 marks

– ST: 77.34 ± 5 marks

– PwBD-1: 53.34 ± 5 marks

– PwBD-2: 44.66 ± 5 marks

PwBD-3: 61.34 ± 5 marks

– PwBD-5: 61.34 ± 5 marks

Results for UPSC CSE is expected to be declared in month of Nov 2020.

Question: What part of the Constitution of India declares the ideal of Welfare State?

(a) Directive Principle of State Policy

(b) Fundamental Rights

(c) Preamble

(d) Seventh Schedule

Answer: a

Question: Siachen Glacier is situated to the

(a) East of Aksai Chin

(b) East of Leh

(c) North of Gilgit

(d) North of Nubra Valley

Answer: d

Question: “Gold Tranche” (Reserve Tranche) refers to

(a) a loan system of the World Bank

(b) one of the operations of a Central Bank

(c) a credit system granted by WTO to its members

(d) a credit system granted by IMF to its members.

Question: Rajya Sabha has equal powers with Lok Sabha in

(a) the matter of creating new All India Services

(b) amending the constitution

(c) the removal of government

(d) making cut motions

Answer : b

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Question: Among the following Tiger Reserves, which one has the largest area under “Critical Tiger Habitat” ?

(a) Corbett

(b) Ranthambore

(c) Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam

(d) Sunderbans

Answer: c

Question : If a particular plant species is placed under Schedule VI of The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, what is the implication ?

(a) A licence is required to cultivate that plant.

(b) Such a plant cannot be cultivated under any circumstances.

(c) It is a Genetically Modified crop plant.

(d) Such a plant is invasive and harmful to the ecosystem

Answer: b

Question : With reference to the period of Gupta dynasty in ancient India, the towns Ghantasala, Kadura and Chaul were well known as

(a) ports handling foreign trade

(b) capitals of powerful kingdoms

(c) places of exquisite stone art and architecture

(d) important Buddhist pilgrimage centres

Answer: a

Question : “The crop is subtropical in nature. A hard frost is injurious to it. It requires at least 210 frost-free days and 50 to 100 centimeters of rainfall for its growth. A light well-drained soil capable of retaining moisture is ideally suited for the cultivation of the crop.” Which one of the following is that crop ?
(a) Cotton
(b) Jute
(c) Sugarcane
(d) Tea
Answer: a

UPSC CSE Prelims 2020 Paper PDF Download

Candidates can download paper pdf from below link.

Paper 1 Download

Paper 2 Download

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Updated: October 4, 2020 — 6:19 pm

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