UPSC IFS Previous Years’ Question Papers

Diksha Nautiyal Updated On: 15 Apr, 2019 13:57 IST

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UPSC IFS Previous Years’ Question Papers

Candidates aspiring to become IFS officers by clearing UPSC IFS 2019 should prepare for the exam by practising UPSC IFS previous years’ question papers. UPSC exam question papers of previous years are very helpful in the preparation for the exam. UPSC IFS 2019 is a national level examination that is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. It is a yearly exam that is conducted in an offline mode. The first stage of the exam contains multiple choice questions whereas the second stage contains subjective questions. The third stage is the interview round. 

Candidates who qualify all three stages get the opportunity to fill in the vacancy that UPSC declares on its official website. Lakhs of candidates aspire to crack the exam but only thousands (sometimes hundreds) of them get to avail the opportunity. In order to be one of the candidates who successfully grab the opportunity, aspirants need to prepare well for the exam. Solving previous years’ question papers makes the preparation much easier and effective. The practice of solving previous years question papers of UPSC IFS has its own advantages that candidates must know to understand its value. 

Therefore, candidates are advised to have a look at the pointer mentioned below. Candidates are also provided with the links to download and practice UPSC IFS previous year question papers.

UPSC IFS General Studies Paper I 2018

UPSC IFS General Studies Paper II 2018

UPSC IFS General Knowledge question paper 2017

UPSC IFS General English question paper 2017

UPSC IFS General Studies Paper I 2016

How to Download UPSC IFS Previous Years’ Question Papers

Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to access and download previous years’ question papers of UPSC IFS.

  • Click on any of the links mentioned above (as per your choice of the year).

  • You will be redirected to a PDF formatted page.

  • Download the question paper.

  • Take a print out if needed and start practising.

Advantages of Solving UPSC IFS Previous Years’ Question Papers

There are a number of proved advantages of solving previous years’ question papers of UPSC IFS. Candidates should go through the points mentioned below to understand the importance of previous years’ questions papers in detail. 

  • Exam Pattern and Structure: Candidates often get confused and find it hard to understand the pattern and structure of UPSC IFS properly. Solving previous years’ question papers will help them get rid of the confusion.

  • Tricky questions: Often, tricky questions are asked in the exam of UPSC IFS. These questions take up a lot of time of examinees. Candidates can master the tactics of solving tricky questions by regularly practising previous years’ question papers of UPSC IFS.

  • Time: Solving previous years’ question papers help in realising the time candidates are taking in solving one question. Through this, they can decide whether they should go with the same pace in the exam or it needs to be changed. 

  • Repeated Topics: In every exam, there are some topics or questions that are repeated most of the times. By solving previous years’ question papers candidates will know the topics which will help them a lot in scoring well.

  • Anticipating Next Year’s Questions: UPSC follows a particular pattern with the questions asked in the exam. Solving previous years’ questions papers will help candidates guess questions or topics that might get asked in this year’s question paper. 

  • Self-confidence: It is a national-level exam with lakhs of aspirants wishing to crack. This sometimes causes anxiety in candidates for appearing in the exam. With regular practice of solving previous years’ question papers, candidates will gain confidence to appear in the examination. 

Preparation Tips for UPSC IFS 2019

The preparation of UPSC IFS takes time. It cannot be done in a mere time of two months or so. In order to crack the exam, candidates need to start preparing for the exam well in advance. To help with that we have given section-wise preparation tips and tricks for candidates. Check out the ‘How to Prepare for UPSC IFS 2019’ section for the same.  

To begin with the preparation, candidates should first understand the syllabus of UPSC IFS 2019. If candidates find problems comprehending the exam pattern then they are advised to practice mock tests and previous years’ question papers of UPSC IFS. 

Once candidates understand the syllabus properly, they can start planning their preparation. To execute their preparation plan in a successful manner, candidates should take help of the best books for UPSC IFS 2019. According to the top rank holders of UPSC IFS, coaching institutes help a lot in the preparation. Candidates should consider going for top coaching institutes of UPSC IFS. To succeed in cracking the exam, candidates should leave no stone unturned. But, candidates should also keep in mind that their health should be their utmost priority. Along with eating healthily keeping their body healthy, candidates should also give time to recreational activities to keep their mind healthy as well. If both, mind and body are healthy then only candidates will be able to concentrate on the preparation for the exam. 

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