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UPSC Civil Services Previous Year Question Papers

Updated By Vaibhav Bansal on 17 Feb, 2022 18:11

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UPSC Civil Services Previous Year Question Paper

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UPSC Civil Services Previous Year Question Papers

The Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) conducts the Civil Services exam to recruit eligible candidates for various positions such as IAS, IPS, IFS, etc. In order to get into the Civil Services, rigorous preparation for this exam is required. One of the best ways to prepare for the examination is to have go through UPSC Civil Services Previous Years' Question Papers. Candidates can access the UPSC Civil Services Previous Years' Question Papers from this page and they are also available on UPSC's official website i.e. www.upsc.gov.in.

UPSC Civil Services question papers can help candidates identify questions that are frequently asked in the exam.  With the help of the question papers of UPSC Civil Services, candidates can understand the UPSC Civil Services 2022 exam pattern including the type of the questions, marking scheme, distribution of questions etc. in the examination.

Usually, the exam is divided into two phases, first is the Preliminary exam with objective type questions, while the Mains exam comprises of essay type questions, after which candidates are selected on the basis of their interview.

Aspirants need to simply keep practising previous years' question papers in order to achieve success in the UPSC Civil Services examination.

Click here to download the UPSC CSE previous year question papers (Prelims & Mains)

How to Download UPSC Civil Services Previous Years' Question Papers

While the questions papers are available on this page, you can also download the same from the official website of UPSC, for which the steps are mentioned below.

  • Visit the official website of UPSC i.e. www.upsc.gov.in

  • On the homepage of UPSC, click on the tab 'Examination'.

  • Then, select the 'Previous Year Question Paper' tab from the drop-down list.

  • A new page will appear in which question papers for various years will be displayed on the screen.

  • Click on the relevant link, and you will be directed to a new page.

  • The Question Papers of UPSC Civil Services will appear on your display screen in a PDF format.

  • Download the UPSC Civil Services question papers and start practising.

Advantages of Solving UPSC Civil Services Previous Years' Question Papers

Following are the advantages of solving UPSC Civil Services question papers:

  • By solving previous years' question papers of UPSC Civil Services, candidates can get a complete picture of the exam pattern.

  • It also helps candidates in understanding the marking scheme of each section and questions.

  • By taking previous years' question papers, candidates will able to find out their weaknesses and strengths with regard to the syllabus.

  • By constantly referring to the previous years' question papers, candidates can improve their time management skills and speed of solving questions.

  • One of the advantages of solving previous years’ papers is that it helps in gaining self-confidence and reduces the fear of examination.

UPSC Civil Services Exam Previous Year Question Papers 2021

Previous years' question papers help aspirants identify important and more frequently asked questions in the exam. It also gives them a good practise for their aptitude and knowledge. It is advised that the candidates must keep practising these old question papers during the last few months in order to gain an upper hand over the subjects studied. Aspirants can download UPSC Civil Services 2021 question papers from the links given below. 

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General Studies Paper - IDownload PDF
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Botany Paper-I

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Chemistry Paper-I

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Civil Engineering Paper-I

Civil Engineering Paper-II

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Economics Paper-I

Economics Paper-II

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Electrical Engineering Paper-I

Electrical Engineering Paper-II

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Geography Paper-I

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History Paper-I

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Mathematics Paper-I

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Mechanical Engineering Paper-I

Mechanical Engineering Paper-II

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Physics Paper-I

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Psychology Paper-I

Psychology Paper-II

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Sociology Paper-I

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Statistics Paper-I

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Zoology Paper-I

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Preparation Tips for UPSC Civil Services 2022

It is necessary to make a plan or strategy before the commencement of the Civil Services examination preparation. While preparing for a national-level exam such as UPSC Civil Service, candidates must keep the few important pointers in mind.

  • Keep your basic concepts related to the exam examination clear.

  • Prepare a calendar, which described your daily study plan.

  • Analyse the syllabus and pattern of UPSC Civil Services exam.

  • Read newspapers and the latest magazines to stay updated on Current Affairs.

Apart from these preparation tips, candidates can go on through the 'How to Prepare' section of UPSC Civil Service examination. Also, candidates can explore the following options to boost their preparation for the upcoming UPSC Civil Services 2022 Preliminary examination.

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