UPSC Question Paper (Prelims & Main)

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.

Download Prelims Questions

General Studies Paper I – Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination – 2018 Question Paper
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General Studies Paper II – Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination – 2018 Question Paper
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General Studies Paper I – Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination – 2017 Question Paper
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General Studies Paper I – Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination Answer Key – 2017 Question Paper
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General Studies Paper II – Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination – 2017 Question Paper
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General Studies Paper II – Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination Answer Key – 2017 Question Paper
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General Studies Paper I – Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination – 2016 Question Paper

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General Studies Paper II – Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination – 2016 Question Paper

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General Studies Paper I – Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination – 2015 Question Paper

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General Studies Paper II – Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination – 2015 Question Paper
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General Studies Paper I – Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination – 2014 Question Paper
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General Studies Paper II – Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination – 2014 Question Paper
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General Studies Paper I – Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination – 2013 Question Paper
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General Studies Paper II – Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination – 2013 Question Paper
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General Studies Paper I – Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination – 2012 Question Paper
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General Studies Paper II – Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination – 2012 Question Paper
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General Studies Paper I – Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination – 2011 Question Paper
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General Studies Paper II – Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination – 2011 Question Paper
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