Why You Should Practice UPSC Civil Services Previous Year Questions ?
In the little time that is left, YOU MUST practice questions from at least 5 years’ previous year papers of Civil Services Preliminary Examination. Practicing from past year papers not only gives you a fair idea about the complexity level of the paper but it also makes you more confident in the actual exam.
Going through the last five year papers (at least 5 years) will familiarize you with the kind of questions asked in the examination. One thing you have to understand here is that UPSC will NEVER repeat a question. So don’t mug up questions. It’ll be of no use. What will be of use is the fact that the ‘type’ of question might get repeated.
Going through past year’s papers will make you understand the scope of the questions being asked. So when you study different subjects, you will keep that in mind. IAS Exam is not just about hard work. It’s a combination of both hard work and smart work.
Before you start practicing the previous year papers, familiarize yourself with the pattern.
Civil Services Prelims Question Paper Pattern for exam
The Preliminary Examination consists of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry maximum of 400 marks. This exam is only a screening test; the marks obtained in the prelims are only for qualifying for main exam and are not counted for determining final order of merit.
|Paper I – General Studies||2 Hours||100||200|
|Paper II – Aptitude||2 Hours||80||200|
In General Studies Paper – II, minimum qualifying marks is 33%. You will be selected for Mains exam based on total qualifying marks of General Studies Paper – I
Here are past five years’ questions papers for both General Studies & Aptitude:
Download Civil Services Previous Year Questions
Civil Services Prelims 2016 Year Papers
Civil Services Prelims 2015 Year Papers
Civil Services Prelims Question Paper 2014
Civil Services Prelims Question Paper 2013
Civil Services Prelims Question Paper 2012
Civil Services Prelims Question Paper 2011
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Civil Services Previous Year Questions:
- UPSC IAS Mains General Studies Exam Question Paper : 2001-2015
- UPSC IAS Mains Sociology Exam Question Paper : 2000-2015
- UPSC IAS Mains Geography Exam Question Paper : 2000-2015
- UPSC IAS Mains History Exam Question Paper : 2000-2015
- UPSC IAS Mains Public Administration Exam Question Paper : 2000-2015
- UPSC IAS Mains Law Optional Exam Question Paper : 2000-2015
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