The General Studies Paper 1 of the UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination 2014 marked a few changes as compared to the Mains 2013 paper.
In a major change, UPSC discarded the short questions (5 marks), carrying only the 10 mark questions. There has been a mixed response to this step as many of the aspirants have hailed this change as beneficial for the candidates.
Nevertheless, let’s move on to the analysis of the paper:
Composition of the GS Paper-1
The total number of questions in the GS Paper 1 was 25, with each question carrying 10 marks, and a word limit of 150 words.
As for the areas from which the questions were asked:
|Areas||Number of Questions||Total Marks|
|Art and Culture||5||50|
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