Get details of UPSC Prelims Aptitude Paper Important Topics for 2019. Prelims exam is the first stage in civil services or IAS examination which is conducted by UPSC. Stage one in UPSC, Preliminary examination is a qualifying test advertised in May and held in August every year, Results will be published in mid-October. We had already provided UPSC Prelims Notification 2017. Also Read the UPSC Prelims Exam Pattern & Prelims exam structure for 2019 exam. For the preparation of UPSC civil services prelims exam qualities like a sharp memory and basic retention power and proper strategy is needed. Having an idea of important topics is also a strategy which helps in cracking your prelims exams.

 

UPSC Prelims Aptitude Paper Important Topics

Before going to see the important topics, lets have a look at some basic things like UPSC Exam Notification, Eligibility & Syllabus for UPSC Prelims General Studies Exam.

UPSC Exam Eligibility Details

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Nationality:

  • For the Indian Administrative Service, the Indian Foreign Service and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • For the Indian Revenue Service, a candidate must be one of the following:
    • A citizen of India
    • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam  with the intention of permanently settling in India
  • For other services, a candidate must be one of the following:
    • A citizen of India
    • A citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan
    • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Educational Qualification:

For appearing in the exam, a degree of graduation in any stream from any university recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) is required. Candidates who have appeared in the qualifying exam and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply, provided they submit the certificate of qualification along with the mark sheet to the UPSC before the main exam.

A candidate applying for IFS exam must possess a bachelor’s degree in one of the following: animal husbandry and veterinary science, botany, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics, statistics and zoology, or a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, forestry or engineering from a recognized university.

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For more details about ELigibility check here: UPSC Exam Eligibility Criteria for Civil Services

UPSC Notification

Click here for UPSC Notification 2019 – Exam dates, Fee Last date details

UPSC Aptitude Paper Syllabus

  1. Comprehension
  2. Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  3. Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  4.  Decision making and problem solving
  5.  General mental ability
  6. Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc.) (Class X level), Data Interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level)
  7. English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level)
  8. Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level. (will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation)

UPSC Prelims Aptitude Paper Important Topics

Here’s a list of topics suggested by the experts that can help you score more:

  • Sentence/Spelling correction: Questions based on grammatical error correction and also spelling correction are most oftenly asked in the exam.
  • Sentence Completion: Questions based on filling the blanks are also asked in the exam.
  • Verbal Analogies:  Identifying the relationship between the given words in the group is one of the favourite topic of the exam setter.
  • Synonyms/Antonyms:  Similar meaning or opposite meaning word questions also find their place in the GATE.
  • Critical Reasoning:  These type of questions test your ability to answer the questions based on the imformation provided. (Assumptions, Inferences, strengthen or weaken the argument, etc)
  • Arithmetic : Questions based on arithmetic formulae are asked like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Numerical Estimation: Approximation questions are asked.
  • Data Interpretation: Table, Flowchart, Pie chart, etc. based questions are asked.
  • Miscellaneous questions: Topics like Speed time and distance, time & work, profit loss, time and calendars,  directions, probability, percentages and mensuration based questions are asked in the exam.

The Commission has issued guidelines for the candidates appearing for these exams. The candidates have been strictly restricted to carry mobile phones, calculators, IT gadgets and any other communication device such as bluetooth to the exam premises. Share this article UPSC Prelims Aptitude Paper Important Topics for 2019 to your friends, who are preparing for UPSC Exams.

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