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The UPSC exam was conducted on October 4 across the nation amid the coronavirus pandemic. The UPSC IAS exam is being conducted for recruitment of candidates for Grade A Gazetted officers post. Earlier the exam was postponed due to COVID – 19 pandemic. But on 4th October exam was conducted following safety guidelines. The UPSC exam was held in two shifts, one in the morning and other in the evening (CSAT) i.e. from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. UPSC 2020 prelims is a pen and paper- based test. Some coaching institutes released the unofficial UPSC prelims 2020 answer key for paper 1.
In 2020, around 10 lakh candidates applied for UPSC Civil Services Exam 2020.
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The UPSC exam was conducted on October 4

UPSC prelims 2020 paper 1 analysis 

We are sharing here UPSC prelims 2020 paper 1 analysis so that you can know about the questions and difficulty level of the questions of the IAS exam 2020.
UPSC prelims 2020 questions paper was objective in nature and was conducted in offline mode.

Some UPSC 2020 CSE prelims questions that were asked in the exam are :-

Question 1 : Consider the following statements 
1. Genetic changes can be introduced in the cells that produce eggs or sperms of a prospective parent.
2. A person’s genome can be edited before birth at the time of early embryonic stage .
3. Human- induced pluripotent stem cells can be injected into the embryo of a pig.
Which of the statements given above is / are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 2 only
d) 1,2 and 3
Question 2 : Consider the following statements 
1. Spraying pesticides on a crop field .
2. Inspecting the craters of active volcanoes.
3. Collecting breath samples from spouting whales for DNA analysis.
At the present level of technology,  which of the above activities can be successfully carried out by using drones ?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Question 3 : what is the importance of using pneumococcal conjugate vaccines in India ?
a) These vaccines are effective against pneumonia as well as meningitis and sepsis.
b) Dependence on antibiotics that are not effective against drug – resistant bacteria can be reduced.
c) These vaccines have no side effects and cause no allergic reactions .
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Question 4 : In India , the term ” Public Key Infrastructure ” is used in the context of 
a) Digital security infrastructure
b) Food security infrastructure
c) Health care and education infrastructure
d) Telecommunication and transportation  infrastructure
Question 5 : If you withdraw Rs 100000 in cash from your Demand Deposit Account  at your bank , the immediate effect on aggregate money supply in the economy will be 
a) to reduce it by Rs. 100000
b) to increase it by Rs. 100000
c) to increase it by more than Rs. 100000
d) to leave it unchanged

UPSC prelims 2020 paper 2 CSAT analysis 

IAS prelims is qualifying in nature. To be qualified for mains, candidates have to get a minimum of 33%. Second paper was not very difficult,  it was okay. Equal number of questions were from both math and comprehension.

Some questions from the UPSC Prelims 2020 GS paper 2 

Question 1 : A man walks down the backside of his house straight 25 meters , then turns to the right and walk 50 meters again ; then he turns towards left and again walks 25 meters. If his house faces to the east , what is his direction from the starting point ?
a) South- east
b) South- west
c) North- east
d) North- west
Question 2 : A person bought a car and sold it for Rs. 300000. If he incurred a loss of 20% then how much did he spend to buy the car ?
a) Rs. 360000
b) Rs. 365000
c) Rs. 370000
d) Rs. 375000
Question 3 : Consider the following arrangement that has some missing letters :
The missing letters which complete the arrangements are 
a) a,b,c,d
b) a,b,d,e
c) a,c,c,e
d) b,c,d,e
Question 4 : A simple mathematical operation in each number of the sequence 14,18,20,24,30,32,…results in a sequence with respect to prime numbers.  Which one of the following is the next number in the sequence ?
a) 34
b) 36
c) 38
d) 40
Question 5 : How many integers are there between 1 and 100 which have 4 as a digit but are not divisible by 4 ?
a) 5
b) 11
c) 12
d) 13

Answer key UPSC 2020

Previous year official answer key of prelims exam was released after results. This year unofficial answer keys are released by coaching Institutes.
Q.No UPSC SET B Answer Key Q.No UPSC SET B Answer Key Q.N0 UPSC SET B Answer Key
1 A 21 B 41
2 D 22 A 42
3 D 23 D 43 A
4 B 24 A 44
5 B 25 D 45
6 B 26 D 46
7 C 27 D 47
8 D 28 D 48 A
9 D 29 D 49 A
10 D 30 C 50 A
11 C 31 C 51 C
12 B 32 B 52 A
13 B 33 D 53 B
14 D 34 D 54
15 D 35 B 55 C
16 C 36 D 56 A
17 A 37 A 57 B
18 D 38 D 58 C
19 B 39 A 59 C
20 D 40 C 60 C

UPSC 2020 Expected cut off

UPSC expected cut off remains almost same as last year . Click on the link given below to see last year’s cut-offs of UPSC prelims exam.

Expert’s analysis 

The expert analysed the paper as difficult, and it followed the pattern of previous years. According to Abhishek Patil from, “The paper has mostly shifted to application based than from current affairs. This year, the paper was ruled by questions from science and technology, economy, while questions from history and geography were generic. This year, UPSC asked questions from the field of agriculture to recent trends on MSP, agri procurements, and on eco- friendly agriculture practices.”
Manoj K Jha, Director of GS score said, “The cut-off this year will remain identical to last year as the paper is unconventional, with questions from current affairs demanding conceptual clarity to solve.” The questions from science and tech, and economy were application-based and touched the recent developments worldwide. The questions from political science were conventional type while questions from geography were mostly from agriculture. “

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