UPSC Previous Year Papers
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)released the notification of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) 2020 on its official website @upsc.gov.in on 12th February 2020. Candidates appearing for UPSC CSE this year must solve the UPSC previous year papers before they face UPSC Prelims and Mains examinations. UPSC IAS Previous year papers will help you to get an idea of the type of questions asked in the exam. The UPSC IAS Preliminary examination has been postponed due to COVID-19 which provides a great chance for aspirants to practice from the previous year papers.
|Exam||UPSC Civil Services Examination 2020|
|Conducting body||Union Public Service Commission|
|Notification Released On||12th February 2020|
|UPSC IAS Preliminary Exam Date||Postponed|
UPSC IAS Previous Year Papers: Download Here
The link to download official UPSC Previous year papers from 2013 to 2019 exams have been given below. Paper 1 comprising of General Studies and Paper 2 containing CSAT questions have been uploaded. The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) with 200 marks each and carry a maximum of 400 marks.
UPSC CSE Preliminary Exam Pattern 2020
The Preliminary exam for UPSC IAS consists of 2 compulsory papers for 200 marks each. The Preliminary exam is only for screening purposes and marks scored in Paper 1 will be counted to select the students for Mains only. You must qualify the CSAT with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
|Paper 1||General Studies (GS)||200 marks||2 Hours|
|Paper 2||Aptitude Test||200 marks||2 Hours|
Why is it important to study from UPSC Previous year papers?
Solving UPSC IAS Previous year papers is crucial for writing practice. You must know what kind of questions can be asked in the exam. Previous year papers will give an insight into the actual questions. You must know how the questions relate to the current scenario. Hence, it is crucial to practice from previous year papers as:
- To know the type of questions asked in the UPSC civil services exam.
- To know important topics that can be asked in the exam
- To manage time and practice for the final exam.
- To increase your score in the exam
- To revise for the exam