The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is conducting the Civil Services Prelims exam today i;e June 5. The exam was conducted in two shifts. The forenoon shift began at 9:30 am and concluded at 11:30 am while the afternoon shift was conducted from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

Candidates should note that it is compulsory for them to appear in both shifts in order to be evaluated. The General Studies I exam was conducted in the morning session while the CSAT exam was conducted in the afternoon session.

Candidates who successfully qualify in the prelims stage will then appear for the main exam. It is to be noted that the prelims is only a qualifying stage and marks secured in the preliminary exam are not counted in the final merit list. The final merit list is prepared based on the marks secured in the main and personal interviews.

Trends of UPSC Prelims 2022

'Reasoning questions time consuming'

The Quantitative aptitude section this year had questions from time and work, sequence and series, time and distance, and mensuration. Aspirants found reasoning questions to be time consuming, but solvable.

Questions on Covid vaccine

Along with other topics, the UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam 2022 also saw some questions related to the most recent global crisis i.e coronavirus pandemic and its vaccines.

More questions from medieval history this year

Questions related to Covid, and Aarogya Setu were asked in the paper. There were also some questions on Indian Heritage and culture, which were largely based on current events.

UPSC Civil Services Prelims exam 2022: Questions on tech asked in paper

Aspirants rated that the paper this year was tougher than the last few years. There were various tech-related questions in paper. Questions related to Web 3.0 were also asked.

UPSC Prelims 2022 cutoff

UPSC Prelims 2022 question paper review and expected cut off would be shared by experts soon. The initial reaction from experts, after discussing with candidates, suggests that the expected cut off is likely to increase but hover less than 100 this year as well. Check previous year’s cut offs here. Experts have also now shared expected cut off for this year. As per the inputs received, experts believe that this year's cut off would range between 95 - 105.