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Every year, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts All India Level Civil Services Examination (CSE) for appointing huge candidates in various Central Government Services like Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Information Service (IIS), Indian Postal Service (IPoS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS) and more. UPSC Civil Services Examination is conducted in three stages namely: Preliminary Examination, Main Examination, Interview (Personality Test).
 
Latest and Previous year’s UPSC IAS question papers granted in this page, are very helpful for candidates to attain their IAS dream. Here, around 350+ IAS Sample Papers and exact Question papers for both Prelims and Mains - written Exams are granted for free of cost. From the link provided below, You can Free Download all General Studies Question Papers, all 40 Literature Subjects Question papers, all 50 Optional Subjects Question papers, all 21 Indian Languages Question papers.

UPSC Question Papers of Prelims Exam

  • IAS Preliminary exam is compulsory and is a qualifying nature.
  • UPSC Preliminary Examination of Civil Services Examination consists of two compulsory papers namely:
    • General Studies Paper-I (GS Paper I),
    • General Studies Paper-II (GS Paper II) often referred as Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT)
  • Total mark for each of the papers is 200 marks.
  • Total Duration for each of the papers is 2 hours.
  • General Studies Paper I is of qualifying nature for Mains Examination only. The mark obtained in this paper is considered for shortlisting to Mains Exam.
  • But in General Studies paper II, candidates compulsorily score minimum qualifying marks i.e. 66 marks which is 33% of 200 marks.
  • All the questions in GS Paper I and Paper II are Objective type (multiple choice questions), in both Hindi and English Language. Know more about UPSC Exam Pattern.
UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam Papers Year-wise Question papers
General Studies Paper-I 2017 2016 2015 2014
General Studies Paper-II (CSAT) 2017 2016 2015 2014;
2014 - X- Series
 
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UPSC Question Papers of Mains - written Exam

  • UPSC Mains Examination consists of nine papers, out of which
    • two are qualifying papers (Paper A - Indian Language, Paper B - English) each of 300 marks and
    • seven are compulsory papers (each of 250 marks) to be counted for final ranking.
  • Compulsory Papers to be counted for Ranking are:
    • Paper I - Essay
    • Paper II  - General Studies Paper I
    • Paper III  - General Studies Paper II
    • Paper IV - General Studies Paper III
    • Paper V  - General Studies Paper IV
    • Paper VI  - Optional Subject-Paper I
    • Paper VII - Optional Subject-Paper II
  • These nine papers of conventional essay type.
  • Candidates need to obtain at least 25% marks in qualifying papers (Paper A and Paper B) to appear next 7 papers of UPSC Civil Services Mains examination.

UPSC Question Papers of Mains written Exam - Indian Languages papers

This Paper A - Indian Language is offered in the following languages:
 
UPSC Civil Services Main - written Exam Paper A - Indian Languages Year-wise Question papers
Assamese (Assamese) 2016 2015 2014
Bengali (Bengali) 2016 2015 2014
Bodo (Devanagari) 2016 2015 2014
Dogri (Devanagari) 2016 2015 2014
Gujarati (Gujarati) 2016 2015 2014
Hindi (Devanagari) 2016 2015 2014
Kannada (Kannada) 2016 2015 2014
Konkani (Devanagari) 2016 2015 2014
Maithili (Devanagari) 2016 2015 2014
Malayalam (Malayalam) 2016 2015 2014
Marathi (Devanagari) 2016 2015 2014
Nepali (Devanagari) 2016 2015 2014
Oriya (Oriya) 2016 2015 2014
Punjabi (Gurumukhi) 2016 2015 2014
Sanskrit (Devanagari) 2016 2015 2014
Santhali (Devanagri or Ol Chiki) 2016 2015 2014
Sindhi (Devanagari or Arabic) Devanagari 2016,
Arabic 2016
Devanagari 2015,
Arabic 2015
Devanagari 2014,
Arabic 2014
Tamil (Tamil) 2016 2015 2014
Telugu (Telugu) 2016 2015 2014
Urdu (Persian) 2016 2015 2014 

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UPSC Question Papers of Mains written Exam - English paper

 Questions under the Paper on English Language will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature only.
 
UPSC Civil Services Main - written Exam Year-wise Question papers
Paper B - English Language 2016 2015 2014

UPSC Question Papers of Mains written Exam - Paper I - Essay

In this paper, Candidates have to write essays on multiple topics given. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression. They have to express the central idea of the topic clearly.
 
UPSC Civil Services Main - written Exam Year-wise Question papers
Paper I - Essay (Compulsory) 2016 2015 2014

UPSC Question Papers of Mains written Exam - Paper II to V - General Studies-I to IV

  • Paper II - General Studies-I - This paper is of conventional Essay type questions on Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society.
  • Paper III - General Studies-II - This paper is of conventional Essay type questions on Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations
  • Paper IV - General Studies-III - This paper is of conventional Essay type questions on Technology, economic development, bio-diversity, environment, security and disaster management
  • Paper V - General Studies-IV - This paper is of conventional Essay type questions on Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude.
 
UPSC Civil Services Main - written Exam Papers Year-wise Question papers
Paper II - General Studies Paper I 2016 2015 2014
Paper III - General Studies Paper II 2016 2015 2014
Paper IV- General Studies Paper III 2016 2015 2014
Paper V- General Studies Paper IV 2016 2015 2014
 

UPSC Question Papers of Mains written Exam - Paper VI and VII - Optional Subjects Paper I and II

There are 26 optional subjects in UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination. The standards of questions in Optional papers is of Post Graduate level. Paper I is theoretical but Paper II is often dominated by Current Affairs and Application based questions.
 
UPSC Civil Services Main - written Exam - Optional Papers Year-wise Question papers
2016 2015 2014
Agriculture Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Anthropology Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Botany Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Chemistry Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Civil Engineering Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Commerce and Accountancy Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Economics Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Electrical Engineering Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Geography Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Geology Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
History Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Law Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Management Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Mathematics Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Mechanical Engineering Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Medical Science Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Philosophy Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Physics Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Political Science and International Relations Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Psychology Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Public Administration Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Sociology Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Statistics Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Zoology Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II

UPSC Question Papers of Mains written Exam - Literature Subjects

Literature Subject is one of the Mains - Written Exam Optional Paper. There are 21 Literature Subjects listed below, the standards of questions in Literature Subject - Optional papers is of Post Graduate level. Paper I is theoretical but Paper II is often dominated by Current Affairs and Application based questions.
 
UPSC Civil Services Main - written Exam - Optional Paper - Literature Subjects Year-wise Question papers
2016 2015 2014
Assamese (Assamese) Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Bengali (Bengali) Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Bodo (Devanagari) Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Dogri (Devanagari) Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Gujarati (Gujarati) Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Hindi (Devanagari) Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Kannada (Kannada) Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Maithili (Devanagari) Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Malayalam (Malayalam) Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Marathi (Devanagari) Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Oriya (Oriya) Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Punjabi (Gurumukhi) Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Sanskrit (Devanagari) Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Santhali (Devanagri or Ol Chiki) Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Sindhi (Devanagari) Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Sindhi (Arabic) Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Tamil (Tamil) Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Telugu (Telugu) Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Urdu (Persian) Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
English Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
Manipuri Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II Paper-I Paper-II
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