UPSC CSE Prelims 2021 Updates: Aspirants’ reactions, paper analysis and expected cut-off

UPSC CSE Prelims Examination 2021 Updates:  The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducted the Civil Services Examination (CSE) preliminary exam today. The exam was earlier scheduled to be held on June 29 but deferred in wake of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the country. An UPSC CSE prelim was held today in 77 cities across India.

As per aspirants, the morning shift paper was balanced. Unlike last two years, over 20 questions were asked from history. The questions were largely from modern history and art and culture. Around 15-16 questions were asked from polity and the number of questions was the same in the economy section.

As a change, this year some questions were asked in the sports section. There were three questions from sports including one on the cricket test series.

The exams will be conducted in two shifts — the morning session began at 9:30 am, while the afternoon session commenced at 2:30 pm. Candidates were advised to arrive at the examination hall at least 30 minutes before the commencement of the exams. Entry gates were closed 10 minutes before the exams. No candidates were allowed inside the examination hall after the closure of the entry gate.

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