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10) Current Affairs & General Knowledge – Previous Year Questions UPSC Prelims (1995-2023)

Current Affairs & General Knowledge Previous Year Questions – Topic Wise

Sr. No.Topic NamePrevious Year Questions
A)DefenceClick Here
B)Nuclear Weapons and TreatiesClick Here
C)International Organizations, Treaties, Reports, Rankings etc.Click Here
D)General KnowledgeClick Here
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Topic Wise Analysis of Current Affairs & GK PYQs

10. Current Affairs and General KnowledgeNo. of Questions (2011-2023)No. of Questions (1995-2023)% Weightage (2011-2023)% Weightage (1995-2023)
A) Defence3173%3%
B) Nuclear Weapons and Treaties3103%2%
C) International Organizations and Treaties369337%17%
D) General Knowledge5541757%78%

About Current Affairs & GK PYQs

We’ve included all the questions which couldn’t be listed in any other topic, under this title. Thus, this is the only part of UPSC which is truly unpredictable and is purely current affairs based.

But the good news is, only 8-10 such questions are asked on average. Further, for first three topics i.e. A) Defence, B) Nuclear Weapons and Treaties & C) International organizations, reports, rankings, treaties, etc. you can get a good study material and study for them.

Thus, it leaves us only with 5-6 questions which will out of syllabus. We would recommend just to leave them & focus on rest 95 questions for which a detailed subject wise, topic wise and sub topic wise analysis is available and is presented herein.

Current Affairs & GK – Detailed Syllabus and Prelims PYQs

A) Defence

Various missiles, tanks, submarines, fighter planes, other military vehicles and machinery, military exercises etc.

B) Nuclear Weapons and Treaties

Nuclear weapons, nuclear reactors, various nuclear-related treaties/agreements etc. 

C) International Organizations, Treaties, Reports, Rankings etc.

International organisations and groupings, their mandates, members, reports and rankings etc.

D) General Knowledge

Questions based on general knowledge and current affairs that can not be classified in other subjects (listed above)

UPSC Prelims PYQ Book
  • Collection of more than 3200 Previous Year Questions (1995-2023)
  • All questions divided into 10 Subjects
  • Subject further sub-divided into more than 75 topics
  • All answers according to official answer key
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