UPSC Previous year Question papers - Civil Services Examinations - Prelims & Mains

Hard work coupled with effective strategy, consistency, and perseverance can bring wonders, let alone making it through UPSC exams. The Civil services Examinations conducted by UPSC have been considered as one of the toughest exams in India to sail through. Thus, it becomes exceptionally important to scan through the previous year's questions to track the changing trend of UPSC CSE papers. A candidate gains the right idea about the weightage or importance of various topics covered and the number of questions being asked over the years.

Apart from all these, solving these papers also helps in improving the time-management skills. This gives us an estimated idea of the syllabus or the topics to study. Before attempting mock tests, a candidate should ideally access his/her level of understanding by solving the previous year's question papers to analyse the performance well.

UPSC Previous year question paper

As we all know - Practice makes a man perfect, we need to solve more and more previous year's UPSC papers to get a good understanding of the nature of questions and the quality of questions that can be expected for the examination.

This blog will provide you with both – CSE Prelims question paper and CSE Mains papers. To find questions of the last 5 years (2016-2020), you can refer to the list below:

UPSC CSE prelims - Previous Year Question Papers 2020

UPSC CSE Mains - Previous Year Question Papers 2020



UPSC CSE prelims - Previous Year Question Papers 2019

UPSC CSE Mains - Previous Year Question Papers 2019



UPSC CSE prelims - Previous Year Question Papers 2018

UPSC CSE Mains - Previous Year Question Papers 2018



UPSC CSE prelims - Previous Year Question Papers 2017

UPSC CSE Mains - Previous Year Question Papers 2017



UPSC CSE prelims - Previous Year Question Papers 2016

UPSC CSE Mains - Previous Year Question Papers 2016


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