UPPCS Prelims 2018 Analysis and Cut Off

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has released the Preliminary Exam Answer Key for PCS exam at its official website uppsc.nic.in on 23 January 2019 which took place on 28 Oct 2018 across different centres in the state. The candidates can download answer key from 23 January to 29 January 2019. The candidates can challenge the answer key till 29 January 2019 upto 05:00 PM.

UPPCS Prelims 2018 Question Paper and Answer Key

Cut Off may Reduce in UPPCS Prelims 2018

The cut off of any exam depends on many factors like number of the candidates in the exam, the difficulty level of the exam and the provision of the negative marking. The cut off of the UPPCS Prelims used to be higher in the previous years, but with the introduction of the negative marking this year, the cut off is expected to fall. Since the introduction of negative marking will make the exam difficult to crack, so students may expect a reduction in the cut off.

UPPCS Prelims 2018: Analysis

General Studies Paper I

In UPPCS Prelims 2018, there were questions from almost all the topics. The General Studies Paper-I is of 200 marks and the students need to clear the cut off to appear un the UPPCS Mains. In the General Studies Paper-I, there were 150 questions and the time limit for the exam is 2 hours. Below is the topic wise analysis of the questions that are asked in General Studies Paper-I of UPPCS Prelims:

Name of the Topic

UPPCS 2018

Geography & Demography of India


Science & Technology


History of India


Current Affairs 


Static GK


Indian Polity


Economy of India


Environment and Ecology


Freedom Struggle of India


Sports and Awards


Books & Authors


Art & Culture




Here is a comparative presentation of the topics that are asked in the UPPCS Prelims 2018:

The General Studies Paper-II is qualifying in nature and the candidates need to qualify it mandatorily so that they can appear in the UPPCS Mains 2018. The overall difficulty level of the UPPCS Prelims is difficult and the students, who pass the UPPCS Prelims exam, may get an opportunity to write the UPPCS Mains exam.

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