On behalf of the Union Public Service Commission, the preliminary examination of the Civil Services -2020 was conducted in two shifts at 97 examination centers on Sunday. In which questions related to land came from space. The first shift took place from 9.30 am to 11.30 am. In which the candidates had to answer 100 questions based on history, economy, contemporary, environment, science, agriculture, geography. The maximum 21 questions related to the economy. Along with this, 19 questions were from history, 18 from the polity and constitution, 15 related to science and agriculture, 16 related to environment and biodiversity, 8 related to geography and 3 questions related to contemporary issues.
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In the first shift, several questions were tried to test the mental and academic skills of the candidates through examination. In which the candidates had to put their views on the agriculture, inflation, poverty, unemployment of the country. Many questions remained in the discussion in the pre-examination of Civil Services. One of which was also on elephant conservation. Which was also linked to the incident of bombing of Hathini in Kerala. Along with this, the global financial crisis, RBI’s efforts to increase investment, etc. The same pattern was also seen in science and technology in which questions based on blockchain technology, artificial intelligence and DN profiling were discussed.
Both the question papers of this year’s preliminary examination were balanced. More questions than fact were based on theory. Most of the questions were based on the NCRCat pattern.
The question paper of this year was greatly expanded as compared to the previous year. Questions needed to be understood before solving them. Questions related to all subjects.