The 2020 UPSCGeneral Studies Paper 2, also known as CSAT had a total of 80 questions based on Quantitative Ability, Reasoning and Verbal Ability. This year there were 25 questions in the Verbal Section compared to 30 questions in the same section last year.
The Quantitative ability section had fifteen questions based on Number system and thirteen on basic Arithmetic. There were some questions on Algebra, Data Sufficiency and one question on Data Interpretation too. There were no lengthy calculations in this section. The overall level of difficulty for the Quantitative section was easy to moderate.
There were twelve questions based on Reasoning with a couple of questions each on Sequences and Syllogism. There were single questions on Row arrangement, Blood relations, Analogy, Word formation, Directions and Calendars. The overall level of difficulty was easy to moderate for this section.
In the Verbal section, there were twenty passages with a total of twentyfive questions. The questions were based on critical reasoning with a mix of assumption and inferential types. Utilization of the method of elimination and question selection strategies could ease the solving process. Overall, the level of difficulty was moderate.
Subjects  Topics 
Number of questions 
Quantitative Ability 
Data Sufficiency 
5 
Number System 
15 

Algebra 
7 

Average 
4 

Profit Loss Discount 
3 

Percentage 
1 

Ratio 
1 

Time Speed Distance 
2 

Time and Work 
1 

Mixtures 
1 

Data Interpretation 
1 

Geometry 
2 

Reasoning 
Directions 
1 
Statement Conclusion 
2 

Blood Relations 
1 

Sequence 
2 

Analogy 
1 

Word formation 
1 

Row arrangement 
1 

Logical puzzle 
2 

Calendar 
1 

Verbal 
Single/Two Question RCs (Critical Reasoning Based) 
25 
Total 
80 
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