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UPSC IAS Mains 2020: English Literature Optional Previous Years’ Question Papers

UPSC: Although the syllabus for English Literature optional is dynamic and lengthy, if read well, it proves to be one of the scoring optional subjects. UPSC Mains is dynamic and covers literature from old English used during the medieval and early modern period as well as modern English used from 1900 AD onwards. To gain an understanding of the type of questions asked in the UPSC English Literature optional paper, aspirants can check the previous year’s papers. These papers not only act as a guiding booklet but also helps in answer writing practice. Check below the past 6 years’ papers of Psychology optional. 

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UPSC IAS Mains 2020: English Literature Optional Previous Years’ Question Papers

UPSC IAS Mains English Literature Optional Previous Year Papers - 2019

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UPSC IAS Mains English Literature Optional Previous Year Papers - 2018

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UPSC IAS Mains English Literature Optional Previous Year Papers - 2017

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UPSC IAS Mains English Literature Optional Previous Year Papers - 2016

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UPSC IAS Mains English Literature Optional Previous Year Papers - 2015

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UPSC IAS Mains English Literature Optional Previous Year Papers - 2014

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The UPSC IAS Mains Optional papers carry a total weightage of 500 marks. The optional papers are divided into two papers - Papers I & II carrying 250 marks each. For the UPSC Main exam, the candidates are required to choose one optional subject from the list of subjects offered. The English language is also one of the compulsory language papers in UPSC Mains. If you’re struggling to choose the right optional subject, you can refer to the below link for clarity. 

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