UPPSC PCS Prelims CSAT Analysis 2023: CSAT Paper 2 Review, Good Attempts

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 13th, 2023

UPPSC Prelims CSAT Paper 2 Analysis, 14th May 2023: The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission conducted the UPPSC Prelims exam on 14th May 2023. Like last year, lakhs of candidates appeared in the exam this year too. The UPPCS exam is conducted in two shifts where GS: Paper 1 is held in Shift 1 and CSAT: Paper 2 is held in Shift 2. Once the exam is done, all candidates become anxious about the results and start searching for the exam analysis. To make it easier for such candidates we will be providing the UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam Analysis for CSAT-Paper 2.

Check: UPPSC Prelims GS Paper 1 Analysis 2023

UPPSC Prelims CSAT Paper 2 Analysis

The UPPSC PCS Prelims CSAT Paper 2 was conducted in Shift 2. Candidates can easily check the UPPSC Prelims CSAT Paper 2 Analysis here as the exam has been successfully conducted. The analysis will consist of good attempts, important topics from which the questions were asked, the level of difficulty, etc. The exam analysis will not only help in giving a fair idea to the aspirants who have just appeared but also will be useful for those who aspire to appear in the next UPPSC exam.

UPPSC PCS Prelims CSAT Analysis – Exam Timings

UPPSC PCS exam is being held in two shifts for General Studies Paper 1 and Paper 2 (CSAT) on 14th May 2023. The 1st paper is General Studies 1 (GS) which will be held from 9:30 AM to 11: 30 AM. The 2nd paper is the GS 2 or CSAT for which the timings are 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. UPPSC PCS Prelims exam analysis of General Studies Paper 1 and Paper 2 (CSAT) will be conducted just after the exam.

UPPSC Exam Date

UPPSC PCS Prelims Shift

Exam Timings

14th May 2023, Sunday

UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam Shift 1, General Studies Paper 1

9.30 A.M. to 11.30 A.M.

UPPSC PCS Prelims Exam Shift 2, General Studies Paper 2 (CSAT)

2:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

UPPSC PCS CSAT Analysis, 14th May 2023

The major highlights of the UPPSC PCS exam have been shared for the candidates here. The exam highlights give you a summary of the overall level of the exam. You can check out the exam highlights for both CSAT- GS Paper 2 below for the 14th May exam.

  • The overall difficulty level for the UPPSC Prelims CSAT Paper 2 was easy-moderate.
  • A variety of questions were asked from different subjects like Elementary Mathematics, Hindi Grammar, English Grammar, Logical Reasoning, General Mental Ability and a few questions were asked from Decision-making too.

UPPSC Prelims Exam Analysis 2023 – CSAT Paper 2 Review

CSAT or GS-2 is the second paper of the UPPSC PCS exam which is conducted in Shift 2. The timings of Shift 2 are 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Candidates who are preparing for a long time for this opportunity know the importance of scoring well in the exam. The positive aspect of this exam is that Paper 2 is qualifying in nature which means candidates will only require 33% in Paper 2 to move ahead.

UPPCS Prelims CSAT Paper 2 Subject-wise Analysis 2023

UPPSC PCS Paper 2 which is often called CSAT or GS – 2 comprises 100 Questions, each carrying 2 marks which makes a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise CSAT Paper 2 exam analysis will help you to understand the number of questions asked from each section.


Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Interpersonal skills including communication skills


Easy – Moderate

General Hindi



General English

08 Easy – Moderate

Elementary Maths

15 Moderate

Logical Reasoning and Analytical ability

25 Moderate
Comprehension (Hindi/English) 10 Easy – Moderate

UPPSC Prelims CSAT Analysis – Good Attempts

For candidates who just appeared in the exam, knowing about the good number of attempts is very important. It lets them have an idea of whether they were able to reach the required number of attempts or not. Candidates must know that as this was a qualifying paper, they needed to attempt enough questions to score 33% of the total marks to be eligible for the Mains exam.

UPPSC PCS Prelims CSAT Answer Key

Candidates can check out the answer key PDF for the UPPSC PCS exam for GS Paper 2. Referring to the answer key will help candidates get an estimate of the marks that they will be scoring in CSAT Paper 2.


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