UPSC Prelims Question Papers

UPSC Question Paper (Prelims & Main)

The Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) conducts exams for the citizens every year to induce them into the civil services of the country. In order to get into the UPSC, aspirants must take up the respective exam for the particular area of specialisation in UPSC that they are looking for and clear it.

Usually, the exam is divided into two parts. First, a preliminary exam with objective type questions is conducted. Here, a good number of aspirants are filtered. Then, a main exam comprising essay type questions for the eligible candidates is conducted, after which candidates will be selected on the basis of an interview.

  • Preliminary Questions
  • Main Questions

UPSC Prelims Question Papers

The preliminary examination of UPSC is for screening purpose only. The marks obtained in the UPSC prelims examination will be a qualification to take the UPSC Main examination and will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.

  • The Preliminary examination consists of 2 papers with objective type questions.
  • Both papers carry 200 marks each and it serves as a screening test only.
  • CSAT is the Paper-II of Preliminary Exam the candidate will have to score a minimum 33% of marks for qualifying in Mains (written).
  • Paper-I of prelims includes mainly the current affairs, while Paper-II or CSAT is the aptitude test.

Note: A candidate qualified for mains in a particular year will be eligible to appear for main exams of that particular year only.

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UPSC Mains Question

The Civil Services Main examination is designed to test the academic talent of the aspirant, also his/her ability to present his/ her knowledge in a clear and coherent manner.

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