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UPSC (IAS) Mains Previous Years’ Papers of Essay & All GS Papers (2019-2009)

Sakshi Saroha

UPSC: Union Public Service Commission will conduct the UPSC Civil Services (Mains) examination 2020 from January 8, 2021. The UPSC Mains syllabus comprises four GS Papers, one Essay paper, and two Optional papers. All the mains papers are descriptive. 

Making it through the Civil Services Exam requires the right strategy, sincere hard work, and utter dedication. However, this hard work would only bear fruit when done in the right direction. To prepare well for the exam, one needs to know the pattern of questions asked in the UPSC CSE Exam. For this, aspirants can refer to Previous Year UPSC Mains Papers to keep track of the changing trend of questions asked in the Mains exam and head your preparation in the right direction.

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Check below the year-wise previous years’ papers of all GS Papers and Essay paper:

UPSC (IAS) Mains Previous Years’ Papers (2019)

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - Essay

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS I

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS II

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS III

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS IV

UPSC (IAS) Mains Previous Years’ Papers (2018)

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - Essay

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS I

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS II

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS III

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS IV

UPSC (IAS) Mains Previous Years’ Papers (2017)

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - Essay

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS I

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS II

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS III

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS IV

UPSC (IAS) Mains Previous Years’ Papers (2016)

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - Essay

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS I

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS II

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS III

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS IV

UPSC (IAS) Mains Previous Years’ Papers (2015)

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - Essay

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS I

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS II

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS III

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS IV

UPSC (IAS) Mains Previous Years’ Papers (2014)

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - Essay

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS I

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS II

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS III

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS IV

UPSC (IAS) Mains Previous Years’ Papers (2013)

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - Essay

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS I

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS II

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS III

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS IV

Note: Ethics paper was introduced in the year 2013 in the UPSC IAS Mains as a separate paper. Hence, question papers of the UPSC Civil Services Main Exam GS IV have been provided till the year 2013,

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UPSC (IAS) Mains Previous Years’ Papers (2012)

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - Essay

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS I

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS II

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS III

UPSC (IAS) Mains Previous Years’ Papers (2011)

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - Essay

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS I

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS II

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS III

UPSC (IAS) Mains Previous Years’ Papers (2010)

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - Essay

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS I

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS II

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS III

UPSC (IAS) Mains Previous Years’ Papers (2009)

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - Essay

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS I

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS II

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Year Papers - GS III

On analyzing these papers, candidates get an idea about the weightage of different topics and the number of static and current affairs related questions being asked over the years. Self-assessment is very important for a UPSC aspirant and solving previous year papers along would help assess one’s performance well. 

The UPSC Civil Services Examination is conducted every year for the appointment of the various central services including Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), an Indian Police Service (IPS), etc. 

Also Check: Subject-wise Preparation Strategy for GS Papers

Preparation Strategy for GS I Preparation Strategy for GS II
Preparation Strategy for GS III Preparation Strategy for GS IV

 

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