|Exam Duration||2 papers of 2 hours each||9 papers of 3 hours each|
|Type of Paper||Objective||Descriptive|
|Type of Questions||MCQs||Descriptive|
|Total Number of Questions||CSAT: 80 questions
GS: 100 questions
|Usually, 20 questions per paper|
|Marking Scheme||+2 for correct answer, negative marking of 1/3 of 2 marks||No negative marking|
The Prelims’ stage of IAS exam pattern 2022 consists of 2 papers, both conducted on the same day. The question type in both papers is objective with one right answer out of several multiple choices.
Assuming that the table given above is able to sufficiently inform you about the total marks and time duration of the 2 papers of the Prelims exams, there are some important points that I’d like to add:
- Paper 1, often known as the GS paper, consists of 100 questions with negative marking. Every correct answer will get you 2 points, while each incorrect response will cost you 1/3rd of that, or 66 points You will not receive or lose any marks if you opt to leave questions unanswered.
- Paper 2, often known as the CSAT paper, has 80 questions, the majority of which have negative grading. Each correct answer is worth 2.5 points, whereas incorrectly answering a question with negative marking is worth 1/3rd of that, or.83 points. Certain questions designed to test your decision-making abilities will not penalise you if you answer them incorrectly. In addition, queries that are left unanswered will not earn or cost you any points.
IAS Exam Pattern for UPSC Mains
IAS Exam Pattern for UPSC Interview Round
The interview round is the final stage of the UPSC exams. If you are able to make it into this round, know that you did so by clearing through the written segments of one of the toughest exams in the world, and give yourself a pat on the back.
The maximum marks allotted for the interview round for a candidate is 275, which brings the maximum marks of the final merit list to 2025 (1750 of the Mains exams + 275 of the interview round)
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