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Download Previous Year UPSC Question

Preparing for UPSC Prelims or Mains, if you don’t read the Previous Year UPSC Question Papers then you are likely to lose a lot of marks in your exam.

Referring UPSC question bank is a must for all the IAS aspirants. How reading the previous year UPSC Question Paper helps you?

  1. Helps you in understanding the exam pattern – Yes, it’s true. You can get an idea of what type of questions are being asked these days. As a result, you can plan your studies well. You could identify which subject to focus and which not to.
  1. Practice solving Previous Year question papers This is a right move to check how much you are prepared for the Civil Services exam. However, questions are not going to be repetitive but you at least understand the pattern. Lastly, you could also check your 

speed and accuracy.

Never start your UPSC preparation without previous year questions. Being wise and strategic is very important for clearing Civil Services Examination but if you don’t read the previous year questions then you miss a lot.  

Previous year questions are easily available everywhere for all the subjects such as optional subject, general studies paper and literature paper also. 

You could also download it from any website and it’s totally free. Previous year UPSC questions PDF download is also available for free. 

UPSC Prelims 2020 is very near and this is a high time to revise the previous question questions. If you have not seen previous year questions even once then it’s a high time that you go through them now. 

At least, you should refer to the Prelims 2019 question paper. Needles to say, this will help you understand the exam questions. 

How to download UPSC Previous year Question Paper

You could download all the previous year questions in just four simple steps.

  1. Open UPSC Website
Get Previous Year Question Papers from UPSC Website
  1. Click on the Examination Tab just adjacent to the About US button. You will see Previous Year Questions on 4th place
Click to Examination Button
  1. You will get a search bar to search the particular year question
search the particular year question
  1. Download Previous year UPSC question by clicking on PDF files
Download Previous year question PDF

If you want to download the previous year question paper with an answer then it is also downloadable on UPSC website. 

You could also download this on PulsePhase. We have a repository of previous years papers so don’t leave without checking our repository. 

Additionally, there are many books in the market from different publications who compile the previous year questions and sell them offline and online. 

To name a few: List of Previous Year Question books

  1. UPSC & MD ENTRANCE EXAMINATION
  2. 21 Years CSAT General Studies IAS Prelims Topic-wise Solved Papers (1995-2015) 6th Edition
  3. 20 Years IAS Prelims (CSAT) General Studies Topic-wise Solved Papers (1995-2014) (Old Edition)
  4. Civil Services Indian Polity and Administration Solved (Purvavlokan – 4)
  5. UPSC-Civil Services Exam & Indian Forest Service Exam : Previous Years’ Papers Solved

These all books are easily available on Amazon and if you wish you also can buy it from local book shops. 

Frequently Asked Questions about UPSC Previous year question Paper

Question – Which book you should follow for previous year IAS questions?

Answer – Nothing much changes in the book from different publications because questions are going to be the same. You could start preparing from any books you get your hands on. If I am to recommend then follow this book UPSC & MD ENTRANCE EXAMINATION.

Question – How to download Previous Year UPSC Question Papers for free?

Answer – Download previous year questions for free. Open UPSC website, Click on Examination Tab and go on the 4th option Previous Year Questions. You will see the repository there. You could start downloading it by clicking on them. 

Question – What is the price of the previous year UPSC question paper?

Answer – Previous year IAS questions are usually very cheap. By spending 200 Rupees you can buy it easily from the market. 

Question Bank Link – Need to go on website

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