Prelims are a significant portion of the UPSC exam. This exam is objective. It is a screening test to select the deserving candidates for the Mains exam. This section comprises 2 significant papers that are conducted in an offline mode ie., with pen and paper. Both of the papers have multiple choice questions with options to select.

You must be prepared beforehand to answer the questions correctly as the option that you have selected can be either right or wrong. In this article, UPSC Prelims exam time is given along with other important details.

Go ahead to read the article.

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UPSC Prelims Exam Time

The Prelims examination has two papers: GS Paper 1 and GS Paper 2 (CSAT). The time duration for both of these papers is 2 hours. In GS paper 1, you have to answer 100 questions while 80 questions need to be solved in the CSAT examination.

The total marks of each paper are 200. The candidates are required to answer the questions precisely. You must have the correct study material for this exam and the perfect knowledge. This is because the options should not confuse you. If you have perfect knowledge, you can easily tick the correct answer.

UPSC Exam 2021

The UPSC exam 2021 has been conducted on the available dates. The Preliminary exam is on October 10, 2021. You can apply for the exam online. The two official websites are:

#. – where the commission publishes important notifications regarding various exams.

#. – where the commission invites applications for various exams. This website hosts UPSC exam online forms, admit cards, and related information. You can file through this site.

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UPSC CSE Dates 2021

The UPSC preparation is highly needed at this time because the dates of the exam are near. View the dates below and start focusing more on the mock tests and revisions.

#. UPSC CSE 2021 Prelims Date: Oct 10, 2021.

#. CSE 2021 Mains Date: Jan 7, 2022 (7, 8, 9, 15 &16 January, 2022).

#. CSE 2021 Interview Date:  March-May 2022 (expected).

#. UPSC CSE 2021 Final Result Date: May 2022 (expected).

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Therefore, get aware of the question paper by solving the previous year’s question papers and do mock tests. It will let you know about the area that should be focused on. You must be aware of the paper pattern to fetch high scores. If you know about the level of questions and strategies to solve the paper, you will reach a high platform in your career.

For more articles and guidance, visit UPSC Pathshala. Get the support of the experts and do wonders in the examination. Good luck with the prestigious exam!

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