UPSC Prelims Previous years question papers free download

The UPSC is going to conduct the Civil Services Preliminary 2021 exam on the 10th of October 2021. An examination which is long-awaited by the candidates. To understand the pattern of questions, all those students appearing for the exam in 2021 should solve the previous years UPSC Prelims Papers.

The official website of UPSC shows papers from the year 2014 up until 2020. The updated database is a kind of hint for the students to prepare from the topics after 2014. Because the base year has shifted to 2014, the subjects that appear from 2014 might be more relevant.

Prelims Papers

  • There are two papers in the UPSC civil services prelims exam.
  • Paper number one is of G.S or General Studies and, paper number two is of CSAT – (Civil Services Aptitude Test).
  • A candidate has 2 hours to solve the paper.
  • General Studies paper is between 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • CSAT timing is 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

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UPSC Prelims – General Studies and CSAT Paper 2014 with answer keys

The best use of these question papers is to download all the question papers. Go to a photocopy shop and get a printout of these papers. Try to solve these papers within 2 hours to improve the speed and accuracy. The following are the paper and answer keys to the question papers.

UPSC Prelims – GS and CSAT 2015 with answer keys

UPSC Prelims – GS and CSAT 2016 with answer keys

There is no official answer key in the UPSC archives for the prelims exam held by UPSC in 2016. Therefore we have taken the link of for our reference for Set – A (G.S)of the prelims exam and for all sets of CSAT papers.

UPSC Prelims – GS and CSAT 2017 with answer keys

UPSC Prelims – GS and CSAT 2018 with answer keys

UPSC Prelims – GS and CSAT 2019 with answer keys

There was no civil services preliminary exam in the year 2020 due to covid-19. The exam will take place on 10th October 2021. Therefore any last reference of a paper that we have from UPSC is the 2019 prelims exam.

Mini Test Series of UPSC

A student should consider these six previous year’s question papers of civil services as a mini-test series. Download the papers and mock the exams. The exercise will provide sufficient training for the candidates appearing for the civil services in 2021 about the kind and level of the questions a candidate should expect from the UPSC.

By Kanishka Singh Rathore

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