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UPPCS Previous Year Questions Analysis

Oct 25, 2018 18:52 IST
UPPCS Previous Year Questions Analysis
UPPCS Previous Year Questions Analysis

The awaited UPPCS exam is scheduled on 28 Oct 2018. Many aspirants are going to appear in this exam. All the students are preparing for the exam in with dedication. Since, there is not much of time left for the exam; the students would be going through the previous year paper in order to get a feel of the exam.

Negative Marking in UPPCS 2018

For the first time, the UPPCS Prelims paper will be conducted with the provision of negative marking. The number of questions will be 150 in the exam and the time limit for the candidates will be of two hours. There are two shifts in the exam. General Studies Paper I will be held in the first shift while General Studies Paper II will be held in the second shift. The General Studies Paper II is qualifying in nature and the scores will not be considered for the merit.

Cut Off may Reduce in UPPCS 2018

The cut off of the exam 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 need to make a strategy that helps them in scoring better. For this the students need to analyse all the available previous papers.

Analysis of the Previous Year Papers

The previous papers are the mirror-images of the exam. There may be some changes in the exam paper, but the previous papers are always a guide to know the level of difficulty of the exam, what were the topics that put more questions and overall it helps in preparing better for the exam. Also, analysing the previous papers is helpful because many times the questions are repeated in the exam. So, it is always advisable that candidates should go through the analysis of the previous papers. Through this article, we are giving an analysis of the previous year papers.

UPPCS Previous Year Questions Analysis

General Studies Paper I

When we practise something before the actual performance, then it is easy to perform. Such is the case with the analysis of the previous year papers. One can plan accordingly what to read and what to pay attention majorly. Below is the topic wise analysis of the previous year questions that are asked in General Studies Paper I:

History of India: It is known that the history of India is broadly available from literature, antique structures and details given by the foreign tourists. From the point of view of history, all these are important. Questions have been asked in the exam from many topics.

In ancient history, the topics that are asked in the exam are:

  • Pre-historic stone age
  • Tools crafted by proto-humans
  • Oldest settlements and major civilisations
  • Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic period
  • The urban civilisation and the Indus Valley Civilisation
  • Inhabitants of the ancient Indus river valley
  • metallurgy and handicraft
  • Advent of Aryans

In Medieval history, the topics that are asked in the exam are:

  • The history of the Chalukyas, the Pallavas, the Pandyas, the Rashtrakutas, and the Mughal Empire
  • 9th century A.D. Nalanda University and Vikramashila University
  • Muslims invasion to Bengal and fall of the Senas empire
  • Independent Rajput states and related history
  • Rashtrakutas and their contribution to education, literature and the religious tolerance
  • The Chola dynasty, its rulers and its end

In Modern history, the topics that are asked in the exam are:

  • Arrival of  Vasco da Gama to India
  • The internal conflicts of Indian kings and the establishment of European traders
  • East India Company Rule
  • Battle of Plassey and Buxar
  • Revolt of 1857, its impact on India
  • Reasons of the revolt
  • Economic conditions of India during revolt
  • State of Indian soldiers during revolt
  • Failure of revolt and its causes

In literature, students should read the following:

  • Jatakas
  • Pitakas (Vinay pitaka, Sutta pitaka and Abhidhamma pitaka)
  • Angutar Nikaya (information on 16 Mahajanpads) from the Buddhist literature
  • Kalpa Sutra (Initial history of Jain)
  • about 24 Tirthankaras
  • Doctrines of Mahavir and Code of conducts followed by Jains
  • Sangam literature

Also, there are inscriptions and coins to be studied. Students can also go through the history of the developments of the various architectures. Foreign travellers like Herodotus, Al-Biruni, Aristobulus, Faxian can be read further.

Freedom Struggle of India: These are important topics from the exam point of view in the segment freedom struggle of India:

  • India’s civil rebellions and tribal uprisings
  • It also incorporates peasant movements during 20th century
  • Revolts after 1857
  • Socio-religious reforms
  • Rise of nationalism
  • India’s working class and the national movement
  • Evolution & rise of the left-wing
  • Freedom struggle in the princely India and formulation of a nationalist policy
  • Formation of the Congress
  • Reforms of Morley-Minto
  • Bengal partition
  • Jallianwala massacre

Questions have been asked from these topics in the exam. Students should read all these topics very carefully.

Geography and Demography of India and World: Geography of India and the world is an important segment to study. In Indian Geography, students should read the following topics:

  • physio-graphic divisions (mountain, plain, platue)
  • drainage systems (Himalayan and Pennisular)
  • climate and its pattern
  • vegetation(t ropical,marshy, xerophytic)
  • natural resources (soil, water, minerals, forests)  
  • economic activities related to primary, secondary and tertiary sectors
  • demography
  • poverty & hunger in the geographical perspective
  • illiteracy & unemployment in the geographical perspective

In World Geography, students should read the following topics:

  • Latitude and Longitude of Cities of the world
  • Continents, their areas and drift
  • Plate-Tectonics theory
  • Polar regions and icebergs of the world
  • Lakes, islands and main rivers of the world
  • Highest peaks, waterfall of the world
  • Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and the major volcanoes
  • Types of volcanoes and volcanic eruptions
  • Main deserts of the world

In the previous years, there have been questions from these topics.

Indian Polity: In Indian Polity, there are some good topics to study. The topics in Indian polity include:

  • knowledge of Constitution, fundamental rights & duties of the citizen
  • the directive principles of the state policy
  • important amendments & important articles of the Constitution
  • the procedure of appointment and removal of the members of the Constitutional bodies
  • the relation of Center and State
  • the major subjects of Central/State and Concurrent lists
  • important non-constitutional bodies
  • important committees and their suggestions

These topics have brought questions in the exam. Students should have a sound grasp over these topics.

Environment and Ecology: In this segment, there have questions in the previous year exam. The topics that were prominent in the exam are:

  • the concept of the ecology
  • environmental issues like climate change, weather etc.
  • biodiversity & cause of its disruption
  • conservation of flora & fauna
  • pollution & its impact
  • bio-sphere and Biome

Economy of India: In economy, the topics that are asked in the previous year exams are:

  • growth & development
  • economic policies
  • green index
  • poverty eradication programmes
  • problems of urban and rural poor
  • financial inclusion
  • government schemes such as PMJDY, APY, PMJJBY, PMSBY etc.
  • human development index
  • taxes and expenditure
  • process for budget
  • bodies like NABARD, RRB
  • insurance and skill development council
  • NITI Aayog and its function
  • the Make in India project
  • black money and its impact

These topics are majorly featured in the exam. Students should study all these topics carefully.

Science & Technology: In Science & Technology, the questions in the previous year exams were from the syllabus of the Secondary School level. The number of questions is always on the higher side in this segment. So, students should study the NCERT books for the topics that put more questions in the exam. The questions will be from general physics, its laws & principles. In Chemistry, the questions will be based on terminologies, reactions and other related principles. In biology, the questions will be related to cell, its structure, workings etc. It is advised to go through the entire syllabus. Also, read a good book on Sciemce & Technology.

State Specific Questions from UP: The state GK puts many questions in the exam though it was not so in 2017. The topics that are important from the exam point of view are:

  • features of the state
  • history & historical importance
  • population and sex-ratio
  • current officials of various department
  • area and demography
  • literacy rate and related programme
  • State Icons
  • political boundaries
  • major crops and produce
  • industries and services
  • places of importance and related facts
  • governance
  • dance & languages etc.
  • Recent developments in the state

Current Affairs: From this segment, questions will always appear as it did in the previous years exams. The topics that are asked in the exam are:

  • latest projects
  • new agreements & appointments
  • recipient of the awards and recognition (national and international)
  • latest development in the field of defense
  • international developments
  • newly launched books and their writers
  • current who is who of different statutory bodies
  • organisations and the chairperson
  • latest development in sports etc.

S. No.

Name of the Topic

UPPCS 2010

UPPCS 2011

UPPCS 2012

UPPCS 2013

UPPCS 2014

UPPCS 2015

UPPCS 2016

UPPCS 2017

1

History of India

19

13

14

11

8

11

12

13

2

Freedom Struggle of India

18

13

20

14

22

9

10

9

3

Geography of India and World

21

14

21

17

13

25

21

24

4

Demography of India

3

3

6

5

4

3

4

4

5

Indian Polity

10

5

11

15

19

23

21

20

6

Environment and Ecology

3

8

18

16

15

15

8

14

7

Economy of India

15

13

14

14

11

13

20

14

8

Science & Technology

21

29

21

12

14

27

24

25

9

State Specific Questions

11

11

9

5

6

2

6

1

10

Current Affairs 

15

22

5

26

36

16

21

24

11

Sports and Awards

11

18

9

13

1

2

1

1

12

Miscellaneous

3

1

2

2

1

4

2

1

 

General Studies Paper II

This Paper is qualifying in nature. One needs to secure only 33% marks in this Paper. Here is the analysis of the previous year questions of General Studies Paper II:

S. No.

Name of Topics

UPPCS 2012

UPPCS 2013

UPPCS 2014

UPPCS 2015

UPPCS 2016

1

Comprehension

15

15

9

10

10

2

Communication and Interpersonal Skill

12

12

16

14

13

3

Reasoning

8

10

9

14

14

4

Decision Making

3

8

8

3

9

5

Logical Intelligence

11

20

13

15

14

6

General Maths

30

13

12

19

15

7

General English

9

10

21

10

10

8

General Hindi

12

12

12

15

15

The above analysis will give the candidates an advantage in the upcoming exam. They can plan their preparation as per the analysis. It will be easy for them to select the topics that are important from the exam point of view. It may also happen that some questions, get repeated in the exam.

All the Best.

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