Tests - Previous Year Question Papers - Answer Writing Practice

There is no doubt that practice makes everyone perfect, same goes for UPSC preparation. There there is no mentor which will tell you that answer writing and mock test are not important. almost every single person has said that you have to practice multiple choice questions and mains answer writing as much as possible. 

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We UPSC From Home bring you an easy way to practice your answer writing and MCQ solving skills.

The best thing to do when starting with UPSC preparation is to start with the previous year's question papers, and then move on to mock tests that contain expected question papers

Because PYQs give you an idea of what kind of questions are asked 

you can do exam-oriented preparation.

Here we have provided question papers of each stage in UPSC CSE Exam along with ansewers sorted according to years.

We have included question papers from 2013( Because exam pattern and syllabus was hugely changed in 2013) till 2019 and we will keep updating them forever!

Prelims

Here we have added prelims question paper of general science and CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test) 

Below it you can find the answer sheet where we have highlighted the answer in orange color

Paper - 1 (GS)

Paper - 2 (C-SAT)

Paper - 1 (GS)

Paper - 2 (C-SAT)

Years

GS Paper 1
2013
GS Paper 1
2014
GS Paper 1
2015
GS Paper 1
2016
CSAT Paper 2
2013
CSAT Paper 2
2014
CSAT Paper 2
2015
CSAT Paper 2
2016
GS Paper 1
2017
GS Paper 1
2018
GS Paper 1
2019
CSAT Paper 2
2017
CSAT Paper 1
2018
CSAT Paper 1
2019

Mains

Qualifying papers

Hindi

English

Hindi

English

These are the language papers of English and an indian language from 8th schedule. We have added question papers and answer sheet in the copy of an actual UPSC Answer sheet.

Hindi Paper 1
2013
Hindi Paper 1
2014
HIndi Paper 1
2015
Hindi Paper 1
2016
English Paper 2
2013
English Paper 2
2014
English Paper 2
2015
English Paper 2
2016
Hindi Paper 1
2017
Hindi Paper 1
2018
Hindi Paper 1
2019
English Paper 2
2017
English Paper 1
2018
English Paper 1
2019

Note: Due to less demand we haven't included all language papers on the main page you can download the zip files of those question papers which will be added soon on the custom page. Thankyou

Merit Papers 

Essay Papers

Here we have added the essay papers and answers written by the UPSC From Home Team inspired from the essays of toppers

Essay

2013

Essay

2013

Essay

2014

Essay

2013

Essay

2013

Essay

2013

Essay

2013

General studies Papers

Here we have added the 4 general science papers General Studies 1, General Studies 2

General Studies 3 and General Studies 4. All answers are written by UPSC From Home Team on

a copy of actual UPSC Answer Sheet

General studies 1

General studies 2

General studies 3

General studies 4

GS - 1

2013

GS - 1

2014

GS - 1

2015

GS - 1

2016

GS - 1

2017

GS - 1

2018

GS - 1

2019

GS - 2

2013

GS - 2

2014

GS - 2

2015

GS - 2

2016

GS - 2

2017

GS - 2

2018

GS - 2

2019

GS - 3

2013

GS - 3

2014

GS - 3

2015

GS - 3

2016

GS - 3

2017

GS - 3

2018

GS - 3

2019

GS - 4

2013

GS - 4

2014

GS - 4

2015

GS - 4

2016

GS - 4

2017

GS - 4

2018

GS - 4

2019

Optional Papers 

Geography 

2013

Geography 

2014

Geography 

2015

Geography 

2016

Geography 

2017

Geography 

2018

Geography 

2019

Geography 

Sociology 

2013

Sociology 

2014

Sociology 

2015

Sociology 

2016

Sociology 

2017

Sociology 

2018

Sociology 

2019

Sociology

PS.IR 

2013

PS.IR 

2014

PS.IR 

2015

PS.IR 

2016

PS.IR 

2017

PS.IR 

2018

PS.IR 

2019

PS.IR.

PS.IR 

2013

PS.IR 

2014

PS.IR 

2015

PS.IR 

2016

PS.IR 

2017

PS.IR 

2018

PS.IR 

2019

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History 

2013

History 

2014

History 

2015

History 

2016

History 

2017

History 

2018

History 

2019

History

Here we have added the 6 optional papers geography, Sociology, Political Science and International Relationship, Public Administration, History and Anthropology. All answers are written by UPSC From Home Team on a copy of actual UPSC Answer Sheet

Anthropology

2013

Anthropology

2014

Anthropology

2015

Anthropology

2016

Anthropology

2017

Anthropology

2018

Anthropology

2019

Anthropology

Note: Due to less demand we haven't included all optional papers on the main page you can download the zip files of those question papers which will be added soon on the custom page. Thank you

Personality Test

There is no written paper available for personality we have collected these questions from the interviews of people who have cleared upsc, and written answers that they have told accordingly.

Interview

2013

Interview

2013

Interview

2014

Interview

2013

Interview

2013

Interview

2013

Interview

2013

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