UPSC Prelims Previous Question Paper In PDF Format [Download]

Previous Question Papers of UPSC IAS 

The most important thing you need to prepare for Upsc is to know the correct syllabus and attempt the questions asked in the previous years of the upsc exam, because doing the questions asked in the previous years will help you understand the real paper of upsc is.

All the Question Papers of Upsc prelims and mains are also provided here with answer key which can be downloaded for free.  This is the previous year question papers in Pdf formate. Though UPSC has been held every year since 1950, but we have provided for you the question papers of each Swift from 2009 to 2021 in which GS Paper 1 and GS Paper 2 (CSAT) have been kept for downloading Pdf.

upsc previous year paper
upsc previous year paper


How To download upsc previous year question paper

To download upsc ias Prelims and mains questions paper with answer key. Follow the steps 

  1. Go to the official website of upsc (upsc.gov.in) 
  2. Open Previous Question Papers category
  3. In the search box, type search to type civil services.  
  4. Result that came after searching, you downloaded the question paper

Prelims - previous year question papers PDF 


UPSC IAS Mains Previous Years Question Papers

After the prelims, mains paper has to be given in upsc.  There are 7 to 9 papers in upsc mains with a total mark of 1750.  Click on the following link, you will be able to download the question paper asked in previous year of Essay, General Studies - 1, 2, 3, 4, Optional Subject - Paper 1 and 2 etc.

How to Analyse previous year question paper upsc


Civil services exam which is also commonly called as upsc exam, how to analyze the questions asked in the last ten years and why it should be done

Analyzing Upsc exam questions helps you a lot in cracking this exam. Doing an analysis lets you know which topics you should focus more on. What kind of questions are asked almost every year, we can check that type of questions.

Analyse process

  • Attempt the question papers of about 9 to 10 years.
  • Review answer from answer key
  • Where is the mistake, check it and rectify it


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