It’s absolute necessary to know how UPSC has framed question the past for civil services exam to know what to expect and what to read for this year’s paper. UPSC mains is all about writing and nothing gets you in practice than some previous year papers from UPSC itself. Practising old papers can give you a fair idea of the level of questions asked and you can adjust the depth of your studies according to that.

Follow the links below to get the previous papers of IAS Mains :

 

UPSC Civil Services Mains ESSAY Previous Year Papers :

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UPSC Civil Services Mains Essay Previous Year Paper – 2014Download
UPSC Civil Services Mains Essay Previous Year Paper – 2015Download
UPSC Civil Services Mains Essay Previous Year Paper – 2016Download
UPSC Civil Services Mains Essay Previous Year Paper – 2017Download

 

UPSC IAS Mains General Studies (GS-1) Previous Year Papers :

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UPSC IAS Mains General Studies GS-I Paper – 2014Download
UPSC IAS Mains General Studies GS-1 Paper – 2015Download
UPSC IAS Mains General Studies GS-I Paper – 2016Download
UPSC IAS Mains General Studies GS-1 Paper – 2017Download

 

UPSC IAS Mains General Studies (GS-2) Previous Year Papers :

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UPSC Civil Services Mains General Studies GS-II Paper – 2014Download
UPSC Civil Services Mains General Studies GS-2 Paper – 2015Download
UPSC Civil Services Mains General Studies GS-II Paper – 2016Download
UPSC Civil Services Mains General Studies GS-2 Paper – 2017Download

 

UPSC IAS Mains General Studies (GS-3) Previous Year Papers :

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UPSC IAS Mains General Studies GS-III Paper – 2014Download
UPSC IAS Mains General Studies GS-3 Paper – 2015Download
UPSC IAS Mains General Studies GS-III Paper – 2016Download
UPSC IAS Mains General Studies GS-3 Paper – 2017Download

 

UPSC IAS Mains General Studies (GS-4) Previous Year Papers :

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UPSC Civil Services Mains General Studies GS-4 Paper – 2014Download
UPSC Civil Services Mains General Studies GS-IV Paper – 2015Download
UPSC Civil Services Mains General Studies GS-4 Paper – 2016Download
UPSC Civil Services Mains General Studies GS-IV Paper – 2017Download

 

UPSC IAS Mains ENGLISH Language (Compulsory) Previous Year Papers :

PaperDownload Link
UPSC IAS Mains English Language Paper – 2014Download
UPSC IAS Mains English Language Paper – 2015Download
UPSC IAS Mains English Language Paper – 2016Download
UPSC IAS Mains English Language Paper – 2017Download

 

You MUST practice questions from at least 4-5 years’ previous year papers for Civil Services Mains Exam. Experts and toppers unanimously agree that it’s crucial to solve old papers to build confidence in your preparation and to evaluate your shortcoming well before the main exam.

 

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