UPSC Prelims 2022 Question Paper: Download [GS 1 & 2] PDF

By K Balaji|Updated : June 7th, 2022

UPSC Prelims 2022 Question Papers is now available for download. Union Public Service Commission has conducted the first stage of the UPSC Exam, i.e. UPSC Prelims on 05 June 2022. UPSC Prelims 2022 was conducted in two stages - Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Candidates can now download the UPSC Prelims 2022 Question Paper PDF along with the answer key, detailed analysis, and expected cutoff. UPSC Prelims 2022 Question Paper would be proven beneficial for all the candidates who are looking to apply for UPSC Exam in the coming years. UPSC Prelims Question Paper 2022 would help the future aspirants to analyze the question pattern, difficulty level, and paper pattern of the Prelims Exam.

Read further to get to know everything about UPSC Prelims question paper 2022 such as the difficulty level, weightage of subjects, and more. Additionally, we have provided the Prelims 2022 question paper PDF below which would help the candidates to check their preparation levels for the coming years.

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UPSC Prelims Question Paper 2022

The UPSC Prelims question paper 2022 is divided into two parts namely General Studies-1 and General Studies-2 or CSAT. The UPSC Prelims General Studies-1 was conducted from 9.30 am to 11.30 am today, and the CSAT paper took place in the afternoon from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm.

  • The time duration for each paper was 2 hours, and both of them carried a total of 200 marks.
  • CSAT is a qualifying paper which means the marks scored in the GS-1 only matter, and it would be considered for preparing the merit list.
  • Candidates need to score at least 33% in CSAT or their GS-1 paper will be rejected
  • There is ⅓ negative marking for each wrong answer, if the question is left unanswered then there won’t be a negative marking

Candidates can also download the unofficial UPSC Prelims Answer Key 2022. Download CSAT Question Paper as well. 

UPSC Prelims Question Paper 2022 PDF [GS Paper 1]

The UPSC Prelims question paper 2022 for General Studies-1 carried a total of 200 marks. The paper comprises the questions from UPSC Prelims Syllabus. Candidates were asked a wide range of topics namely current events, geography, economic and social development, social science, history, etc. Candidates can take a look at the UPSC Prelims GS-1 question paper below and download the same from the given link.

UPSC Prelims 2022 Question Paper PDF Download Link

UPSC Prelims 2022 GS Paper 1- SET A

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UPSC Prelims 2022 GS Paper 1- SET B

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UPSC Prelims 2022 GS Paper 1- SET C

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UPSC Prelims 2022 GS Paper 1- SET D

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UPSC CSAT 2022 Question Paper PDF [GS Paper 2]

CSAT or General Studies-2 of the UPSC Prelims exam is all about testing the analytical, and decision-making ability of the candidates. This is a qualifying paper in which candidates are required to score at least 33% to qualify. UPSC Prelims 2022 Question Paper for CSAT had questions on logical reasoning, basic numeracy, data interpretation, general mental ability, and analytical ability.

Candidates can download the CSAT 2022 question paper from the below-given link.

UPSC Prelims CSAT Question Paper 2022

UPSC Prelims 2022 CSAT Paper 1- SET A

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UPSC Prelims 2022 CSAT Paper 1- SET B

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UPSC Prelims 2022 CSAT Paper 1- SET C

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UPSC Prelims 2022 CSAT Paper 1- SET D

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UPSC Prelims 2022 Question Paper: Difficulty Level

Go through the detailed UPSC Exam Analysis 2022 to get a subject-wise review of the Prelims to question paper

Subject

Difficulty Level

Economy

Moderate

Current National and International Important Events

Moderate- Difficult

Indian Polity

Moderate

History & Art and Culture

Difficult

Environment & Ecology

Moderate

Science & Technology

Moderate

Geography

Moderate

UPSC Prelims Question Paper 2022 Weightage

Candidates can check out the number of questions asked from each subject in UPSC Prelims Question Paper 2022.

Subject

No of Questions in UPSC Prelims Question Paper 2022

Economy

17

IR

11

Science & Technology

14

Indian Polity

13

History & Art and Culture

16

Environment & Ecology

17

Science & Technology

14

Geography

12

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FAQs on UPSC Prelims 2022 Question Paper

  • Union Public Service Commission hasn’t released the UPSC Prelims question paper 2022 yet but we have provided a direct link to download it Here. Candidates can download it and check out the questions that came in the first stage of UPSC Exams 2022.

  • We will reveal the difficulty level of the UPSC Prelims Question Paper 2022 after the completion of UPSC Prelims 2022.

  • If you haven’t appeared for UPSC Exam 2022 and looking forward to appar in next year then you must test your preparation level with the UPSC Prelims 2022 question paper. For that, you need to analyze it properly. The first step is to set the timer and start attempting the question paper, after that evaluate to check how much you have scored. If you haven't scored as per your level of expectation then find your weakness and prioritize it to perform well in the next exam.

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