Making it through the Civil Services Exam requires the right strategy, immense amount of hard word, sincerity and dedication. However, the enormous hard work done by one would bear the required fruit only when done in the right direction and for this one needs to know the pattern of questions asked in the UPSC CSE Exam. 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 papers play 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 weightage of different topics and the number of static and dynamic questions being asked over the years.

Also, solving previous year 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.

Finally, “Practice Makes A Man Perfect”. So, solve more and more Previous Year UPSC Papers for better understanding of the exam pattern and nature of questions asked.

UPSC Prelims Previous Year Question Papers

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

Essay Previous Year Question Papers

UPSC Mains General Studies Previous Year Question Papers

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

UPSC Mains Optional Subjects Previous Year Question Papers

2015

Anthropology Question Paper I Question Paper II
Commerce Question Paper I Question Paper II
Geography Question Paper I Question Paper II
History Question Paper I Question Paper II
Political Science Question Paper I Question Paper II
Psychology Question Paper I Question Paper II
Public Admin Question Paper I Question Paper II
Sociology Question Paper I Question Paper II

2014

Anthropology Question Paper I Question Paper II
Commerce Question Paper I Question Paper II
Geography Question Paper I Question Paper II
History Question Paper I Question Paper II
Political Science Question Paper I Question Paper II
Psychology Question Paper I Question Paper II
Public Admin Question Paper I Question Paper II
Sociology Question Paper I Question Paper II

2013

Anthropology Question Paper I Question Paper II
Commerce Question Paper I Question Paper II
Geography Question Paper I Question Paper II
History Question Paper I Question Paper II
Political Science Question Paper I Question Paper II
Psychology Question Paper I Question Paper II
Public Admin Question Paper I Question Paper II
Sociology Question Paper I Question Paper II

2012

Anthropology Question Paper I Question Paper II
Commerce Question Paper I Question Paper II
Geography Question Paper I Question Paper II
History Question Paper I Question Paper II
Political Science Question Paper I Question Paper II
Psychology Question Paper I Question Paper II
Public Admin Question Paper I Question Paper II
Sociology Question Paper I Question Paper II

2011

Anthropology Question Paper I Question Paper II
Commerce Question Paper I Question Paper II
Geography Question Paper I Question Paper II
History Question Paper I Question Paper II
Political Science Question Paper I Question Paper II
Psychology Question Paper I Question Paper II
Public Admin Question Paper I Question Paper II
Sociology Question Paper I Question Paper II

2010

Anthropology Question Paper I Question Paper II
Commerce Question Paper I Question Paper II
Geography Question Paper I Question Paper II
History Question Paper I Question Paper II
Political Science Question Paper I Question Paper II
Psychology Question Paper I Question Paper II
Public Admin Question Paper I Question Paper II
Sociology Question Paper I Question Paper II

2009

Anthropology Question Paper I Question Paper II
Commerce Question Paper I Question Paper II
Geography Question Paper I Question Paper II
History Question Paper I Question Paper II
Political Science Question Paper I Question Paper II
Psychology Question Paper I Question Paper II
Public Admin Question Paper I Question Paper II
Sociology Question Paper I Question Paper II