UPSC Previous Year All Question Paper PDF

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Making it through the Civil Services Exam requires the right strategy, an immense amount of hard work, sincerity, and dedication.

Thus it becomes inevitable to refer to Previous Year UPSC Papers to keep track of the changing trend of UPSC IAS papers and head your preparation in the right direction.

An aspirant’s aim is always to crack the UPSC IAS exam and not just gain knowledge. Here is where the previous year’s papers played an important role.

They are an authentic source to know the pattern of questions asked in both the UPSC CSE Prelims & Mains exam. On analyzing these papers, you get an idea about the weightage of different topics and the number of static and dynamic questions being asked over the years.

Also, solving previous year’s UPSC papers will help you manage your time as you would know exactly what to study and how much to study. Self-assessment is very important for a UPSC aspirant and here again solving previous year papers along with mock tests would help assess one’s performance well.

UPSC Prelims Papers With Answer Key

2021GS Paper 1 Set D Answer KeyGS Paper 2 (CSAT) Answer Key
2020GS Paper 1 Set A Answer KeyGS Paper 2 (CSAT) Set A Answer Key
2019GS Paper 1 Answer KeyGS Paper 2 (CSAT)

UPSC Prelims Questions Papers

2021GS Paper 1GS Paper 2 (CSAT)
2020GS Paper 1 GS Paper 2 (CSAT)
2019GS Paper 1 GS Paper 2 (CSAT)
2018GS Paper 1GS Paper 2 (CSAT)
2017GS Paper 1GS Paper 2 (CSAT)
2016GS Paper 1GS Paper 2 (CSAT)
2015GS Paper 1GS Paper 2 (CSAT)
2014GS Paper 1GS Paper 2 (CSAT)
2013GS Paper 1GS Paper 2 (CSAT)
2012GS Paper 1GS Paper 2 (CSAT)
2011GS Paper 1GS Paper 2 (CSAT)
2010General Studies
2009General Studies

Essay Previous Year Question Papers

UPSC Mains General Studies Previous Year Question Papers

2019 Question Paper I Question Paper II
Question Paper III Question Paper IV
2018Question Paper IQuestion Paper II
Question Paper IIIQuestion Paper IV
2017Question Paper IQuestion Paper II
Question Paper IIIQuestion Paper IV
2016Question Paper IQuestion Paper II
Question Paper IIIQuestion Paper IV
2015Question Paper IQuestion Paper II
Question Paper IIIQuestion Paper IV
2014Question Paper IQuestion Paper II
Question Paper IIIQuestion Paper IV
2013Question Paper IQuestion Paper II
Question Paper IIIQuestion Paper IV
2012Question Paper IQuestion Paper II
2011Question Paper IQuestion Paper II
2010Question Paper IQuestion Paper II
2009Question Paper IQuestion Paper II

UPSC Mains Optional Subjects Previous Year Question Papers

2015

AnthropologyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
CommerceQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
GeographyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
HistoryQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
Political ScienceQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
PsychologyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
Public AdminQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
SociologyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II

2014

AnthropologyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
CommerceQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
GeographyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
HistoryQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
Political ScienceQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
PsychologyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
Public AdminQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
SociologyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II

2013

AnthropologyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
CommerceQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
GeographyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
HistoryQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
Political ScienceQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
PsychologyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
Public AdminQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
SociologyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II

2012

AnthropologyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
CommerceQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
GeographyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
HistoryQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
Political ScienceQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
PsychologyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
Public AdminQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
SociologyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II

2011

AnthropologyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
CommerceQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
GeographyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
HistoryQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
Political ScienceQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
PsychologyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
Public AdminQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
SociologyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II

2010

AnthropologyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
CommerceQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
GeographyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
HistoryQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
Political ScienceQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
PsychologyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
Public AdminQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
SociologyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II

2009

AnthropologyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
CommerceQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
GeographyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
HistoryQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
Political ScienceQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
PsychologyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
Public AdminQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II
SociologyQuestion Paper IQuestion Paper II

Civil Services Prelims Examination 2018

General Studies Paper – I
General Studies Paper – II

Civil Services Mains Examination 2018

General StudiesGeneral Studies Paper – I
General Studies Paper – II
General Studies Paper – III
General Studies Paper – IV
Compulsory SubjectsEnglish
Assamese
Bengali
Bodo
Dogri
Gujarati
Hindi
Kannada
Malayalam
Marathi
Nepali
Oriya
Punjabi
Sindhi (Devnagari)
Sanskrit
Tamil
Telugu
Urdu
Optional SubjectsPDF icon Agriculture Paper – I
 Agriculture Paper – II
 Animal Husbandary & Veterinary Science Paper – I
 Animal Husbandary & Veterinary Science Paper – II
 Anthropology Paper – I
 Anthropology Paper – II
 Botany Paper – I
 Botany Paper – II
 Chemistry Paper – I
 Chemistry Paper – II
 Civil Engineering Paper – I
 Civil Engineering Paper – II
 Commerce and Accountancy Paper – I
 Commerce and Accountancy Paper – II
 Economics Paper – I
 Economics Paper – II
 Electrical Engineering Paper – I
 Electrical Engineering Paper – II
 Geography Paper – I
 Geography Paper – II
 Geology Paper – I
 Geology Paper – II
 History Paper – I
 History Paper – II
 Law Paper – I
 Law Paper – II
 Management Paper – I
 Management Paper – II
 Mathematics Paper – I
 Mathematics Paper – II
 Mechanical Engineering Paper – I
 Mechanical Engineering Paper – II
 Medical Science Paper – I
 Medical Science Paper – II
 Philosophy Paper – I
 Philosophy Paper – II
 Physics Paper – I
 Physics Paper – II
 Political Science and IR Paper – I
 Political Science and IR Paper – II
 Psychology Paper – I
 Psychology Paper – II
 Public Administration Paper – I
 Public Administration Paper – II
 Sociology Paper – I
 Sociology Paper – II
 Statistics Paper – I
 Statistics Paper – II
 Zoology Paper – I
 Zoology Paper – II
GeneralPDF icon Essay

Civil Services Prelims Examination 2019

Civil Services Mains Examination 2019

General Essay
Optional Subjects Agriculture Paper – I
 Agriculture Paper – II
 Animal Husbandry and Vet. Science Paper – I
 Animal Husbandry and Vet. Science Paper – II
 Anthropology Paper – I
 Anthropology Paper – II
 Botany Paper – I
 Botany Paper – II
 Chemistry Paper – I
 Chemistry Paper – II
 Civil Engineering Paper – I
 Civil Engineering Paper – II
 Commerce and Accountancy Paper – I
 Commerce and Accountancy Paper – II
 Economics Paper – I
 Economics Paper – II
 Electrical Engineering Paper – I
 Electrical Engineering Paper – II
 Geography Paper – I
 Geography Paper – II
 Geology Paper – I
 Geology Paper – II
 History Paper – I
 History Paper – II
 Law Paper – I
 Law Paper – II
 Management Paper – I
 Management Paper – II
 Mathematics Paper – I
 Mathematics Paper – II
 Mechanical Engineering Paper – I
 Mechanical Engineering Paper – II
 Medical Science Paper – I
 Medical Science Paper – II
 Philosophy Paper – I
 Philosophy Paper – II
 Physics Paper – I
 Physics Paper – II
 Political Science and IR Paper – I
 Political Science and IR Paper – II
 Psychology Paper – I
 Psychology Paper – II
 Public Administration Paper – I
 Public Administration Paper – II
 Sociology Paper – I
 Sociology Paper – II
 Statistics Paper – I
 Statistics Paper – II
 Zoology Paper – I
 Zoology Paper – II
Compulsory Subjects English Compulsory
 Assamese Compulsory
 Bengali Compulsory
 Dogri Compulsory
 Gujarati Compulsory
 Hindi Compulsory
 Kannada Compulsory
 Maithili Compulsory
 Malayalam Compulsory
 Marathi Compulsory
 Nepali Compulsory
 Oriya Compulsory
 Punjabi Compulsory
 Sanskrit Compulsory
 Sindhi Compulsory Dev
 Tamil Compulsory
 Telugu Compulsory
 Urdu Compulsory
General Studies General Studies Paper – I
 General Studies Paper – II
 General Studies Paper – III
 General Studies Paper – IV

Why solving UPSC question papers is important?

Apart from getting to know the actual IAS exam questions, you will also get answer writing practice, which is crucial for mains. Solving the UPSC questions for the Prelims paper will make you acquainted with the MCQ pattern of the prelims.

It is essential to develop speed and also learn tricks to avoid negative marks in the prelims paper. Previous IAS question papers are necessary from the optional subject point of view as well. Besides, solving the IAS mains paper will help you acquire answer writing habits and also help you learn the art of timing each answer.

So, candidates should solve at least 10 previous years’ UPSC papers before they give their actual IAS paper.

How to approach previous years’ UPSC Prelims IAS Questions?

Old IAS Questions of UPSC Prelims help candidates get an understanding of the type of questions asked from each subject/topic. For static topics, these IAS questions help in the revision. To download the previous years’ Topic-wise UPSC Prelims Questions PDF, visit the linked article.

UPSC Previous Year All Question Paper PDF Free Download

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