UPSC Civil Services Exam Previous Year Question Paper Downloads

UPSC Civil Services Exam Previous Year Paper- Download IAS Papers

The Union Public Service Commission  (UPSC) is the nodal agency for central commissioning authority for All India Services which is responsible for the recruitment & conducting examinations for various positions in All India Services for Group A & B category of central govt. services in various departments & are merely done by this prime agency, so-called  Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The Union Public Service Commission under Part XIV, of the Indian constitution, has been authorized by the same of all its commissioning for various capacities in various department of Govt of India. If you find yourself compatible and highly dedicated to serving the country that civil services are of the best choice to work with. UPSC will soon be going to release online application form for UPSC Recruitment 2019 for Civil Services Examination, along with official notifications at its website www.upsc.gov.in. The interested applicant has to cross UPSC recruitment gateway in order to be recruited for various prestigious posts in central govt departments. UPSC Previous Year Question Paper 2018

UPSC Brief Summary 2019

UPSC Brief Summary

Name of the Organization

Union Public Service Commission, UPSC

Official Website

www.upsc.gov.in

Vacancies Available

1012

Positions Available

Multiple Vacancies

Selection Process

Prelims, MAINS & Interview

Category

Previous Year Papers

Working Location

All India

Organization Type

Central Govt.

UPSC Eligibility Criteria 2019

S.No

Name of Examination

Minimum Education Qualification

1

Indian Engineering Services, Examination

A Degree in Engineering (B.E/B.Tech) from any of the Govt. recognized Institutes or Universities

2

CDS Examination

A Graduation Degree from any of the Govt. recognized Institutes or Universities

3

NDA & NA Examination

Class 10+2 passed from State Education Board or Centrally Recognized Board.

4

Civil Services Examination

A Graduation Degree from any of the Govt. recognized Institutes or Universities

5

Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologist Examination

Applicant must have Master’s degree in Geology or Petroleum Geosciences or Geological Science or Petroleum Exploration or Applied Geology or Mineral Exploration or Geo-Exploration or Marine Geology  or Engineering Geology or Earth Science and Resource Management or Oceanography and Geochemistry or Geological Technology or Geophysical Technology or Coastal Area Studies from any of the Govt. recognized Institutes or Universities

6

Combined Medical Services Examination, CMS

Applicant must have passed MBBS Examination

7

Indian Forest Service’s Examination

A Graduation Degree from any of the Govt. recognized Institutes or Universities

8

Steno/S.O LDCE Examination

Applicants must have a prior experience of Assistant Grade in Central Secretariat.

9

Central Armed Police Forces Examination

A Graduation Degree from any of the Govt. recognized Institutes or Universities

10

Enforcement Officers

Bachelor’s degree in Law or 5 years of Integrated programme in Law or Degree in Master in Business Administration or a minimum of 2 years of experience in Accounts/Legal Matters/Administration from any of the Govt. recognized Institutes or Universities

UPSC Calendar 2019

S.No

Name of Examination Date of Notification Dead Line of Application

Date of Exam Commencement

1

Indian Engineering Services, Examination (Prelims) 26.09.2018 22.10.2018

06.01.2019

2

Reserved for UPSC RT/Examinations 02.10.2018 03.11.2018

20.01.2019

3

CDS Examination, 2019 31.10.2018 26.11.2018

20.01.2019

4

Reserved for UPSC RT/Examinations 07.11.2018 08.12.2018

03.02.2019

5

CISF AC (EXE) LDCE-2019 05.12.2018 31.12.2018

24.02.2019

6

Reserved for UPSC RT/Examinations 12.12.2018 13.01.2019

03.03.2019

7

NDA & NA Examination, 2019 09.01.2019 04.02.2019

10.03.2019

8

Civil Services Examination (Prelims), 2019 19.02.2019 04.02.2019

21.04.2019

9

Indian Forest Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2019

02.06.2019

10

I.SS/I.E.S Examination 2019

20.03.2019 16.04.2019

28.06.2018

11

Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologist Examination, 2019

20.03.2019 16.04.2019

28.06.2019

12

Reserved for UPSC RT/Examinations

03.06.2019 05.07.2019

07.07.2019

13

Indian Engineering Services, Examination (MAINS), 2019

10.04.2019 11.05.2019

30.06.2019

14

Combined Medical Services Examination, 2019

02.06.2019 03.07.2019

21.07.2019

15

Reserved for UPSC RT/Examinations

14.06.2019 15.07.2019

11.08.2019

16

Central Armed Police Forces Examination, 2019

24.04.2019 20.05.2019

18.08.2019

17

C.D.S Examination (II), 2019

12.06.2019 08.07.2019

08.09.2019

18

Reserved for UPSC RT/Examinations

24.07.2019 25.08.2019

15.09.2019

19

Civil Services Examination (MAINS), 2019

24.08.2019 02.09.2019

20.09.2019

20

Reserved for UPSC RT/Examinations

12.07.2019 13.08.2019

20.10.2019

21

NDA & NA Examination, 2019

07.08.2019 03.09.2019

17.11.2019

22

Reserved for UPSC RT/Examinations

09.09.2019 12.10.2019

24.11.2019

23

Indian Forest Services (MAINS) Examination, 2019

10.10.2019 09.11.2019

01.12.2019

24

Steno/S.O LDCE Examination

19.09.2019 10.10.2019

14.12.2019

To download the UPSC official calendar in pdf format –UPSC Exam Calender-2019,

  1. Civil Services Examination, UPSC

Civil Services Examination is such a famous examination for recruiting deserving & qualified candidates for services in administration, monitoring and implementing govt schemes to the grass root level, controlling the entire administration process from alpha to omega (beginning to end ). This examination often is known exam for IAS Services examination and related reputed position. The aspirants would have very well understood the level of seriousness in order to prepare for the very examination successfully. This exam is merely divided into three different levels, beginning with Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam & Personality Test. The candidates must take each of the Tier as of equal importance and of equivalent seriousness, for the same, we have discussed UPSC Exam Pattern, CSE Syllabus, UPSC Question Papers etc.

UPSC Exam Pattern 2019

The UPSC Civil Services Preliminary exam consists of two different compulsory papers of 200 marks individually. The questions are of multiple choice natures conducted in offline mode (Paper-Pen Mode). It is to be noted that the marks obtained in prelims exam will not be calculated for final merit ranking, but it is merely conducted to qualifying for MAINS Exam. The General Studies-Paper I consists of current affairs, national & international news, static general knowledge & much more, on the other hand, paper II consists of aptitude test, Reading skill, English language test & related which is again qualifying in nature.

UPSC Preliminary Exam Pattern

UPSC Preliminary Exam

S.No

Paper I

Paper II

1

General Studies Paper

CSAT Paper

2

2 Hours Duration

2 Hours Duration

3

200 Marks

200 Marks

4

Includes Current Affairs & Related

Includes Aptitude Test & English Test

5

Negative Marks of 0.33%

Negative Marks of 0.33%

UPSC MAINS Exam Pattern

Civil Services Examination MAINS Pattern

Paper A

Language Paper A

300 Marks

Paper B

Language Paper B English B

300 Marks

Paper I

Essay Writing

250 Marks

Paper II

General Studies I

(Indian Heritage & Culture, History & Geography of India & World)

250 Marks

Paper III

General Studies II

(Constitution, Governance and Polity, Social Justice & International Relation)

250 Marks

Paper IV

General Studies III

(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-Diversity, Environmental, Security & Disaster Management)

250 Marks

Paper V

General Studies IV (Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude)

250 Marks

Paper VI

Optional Paper I

250 Marks

Paper VII

Optional Paper II

250 Marks

Age Criteria 2019

The interested applicants appearing/attempting to appear for various posts in various Departments must be a minimum of 21 years and maximum of 32 years. Further the age relaxation will be as per the govt. of India norms, as shown in the table below:

S.No

Category

Age Relaxation

1

SC/ST

5 Years

2

OBC (NCL)

3 Years

3

PH

10 Years

4

PH+OBC

13 Years

5

PH+SC/ST

15 Years

6

Ex-Servicemen (UR)

3 Years

7

Ex-Servicemen (OBC)

6 Years

8

Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)

8 Years

9

Central Govt. Employee (UR)

Upto 40 Years

10

Central Govt. Employee (OBC)

43 Years

11

Central Govt. Employee (SC/ST)

45 Years

12

Candidates domiciled in the state of J&K (UR)

5 Years

13

Candidates domiciled in the state of J&K (OBC)

8 Years

14

Candidates domiciled in the state of J&K (SC/ST)

10 Years

UPSC Important Books 2018

In order to prepare for UPSC & related examinations aspirants can follow our suggested study material which is made through a series of expert advice & toppers reviews, the materials can be used in all the tiers of the selection process.

S.No

UPSC Exam Stage Section

Books/Magazines/News Paper

1

Preliminary Exam

Current Affairs

Yojana Magazine

Kurukshetra Magazine

Insight India Monthly Series

Vision IAS Monthly

The Hindu Newspaper

The Indian Express

History

Spectrum History

Indian Polity

Indian Polity-Laxmikant

NCERT (7- Higher)

Geography

NCERT (7- Higher)

GC Leong

Economics

NCERT (7- Higher)

Economics-Ramesh Singh

Case Study

Article (News Papers)

International Relations

Prefer Above News Papers

2

MAINS

History

India’s Struggle for Independence-Bipan Chandra

India after Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha

NCERT (Tamil Nadu-XI & XII)

Economics

Economics-Ramesh Singh

NCERT (7- Higher)

Geography

Physical Geography by Savinder Singh

Physical and Human Geography- GC Leong

NCERT (7- Higher) For Basics

Ethics Integrity & Aptitude

Lexicon

International Relations

Prefer Above News Papers

Science & Technology

Science & Tech. for civil services Tata MC Graw Hill

Environment

Sankar IAS Notes

3

Interview

Personality Test

Multiple Sources & Ethics Integrity & Aptitude/Case Studies.

UPSC Previous Year Question Papers

Preliminary Exam

Paper I

Paper II

UPSC Prelims 2018

CSE UPSC 2018 Paper I

CSE UPSC 2018 Paper II

UPSC Prelims 2017

CSE UPSC 2017 Paper I

CSE UPSC 2017 Paper II

UPSC Prelims 2016

CSE UPSC 2016 Paper I

CSE UPSC 2016 Paper II

UPSC Prelims 2015

CSE UPSC 2015 Paper I

CSE UPSC 2017 Paper II

Note: Aspirants can further directly visit the UPSC Official website for more previous year question paper details Click Here

2. Indian Engineering Services (IES), UPSC

UPSC Recruitment 2019 for Civil Services Examination, along with official notifications at its website www.upsc.gov.in. The interested applicant has to cross UPSC recruitment gateway in order to be recruited for various prestigious posts in central govt departments. IES exam conducted by UPSC basically includes Objective Type General Studies & Engineering Aptitude, also papers contains Engineering Discipline in the Prelims Examination while in Mains Examination it will consist of two conventional type papers which merely includes Engineering Discipline. IES Prelims exams will constitute of two different papers of 200 marks and 300 marks respectively. On the other hand, IES Mains will also comprise of two technical papers of 300 marks individually. All the aspirants qualifying preliminary exam will appear for the Mains Paper and those applicants who further will clear Mains will be called for Personality Interview Test.

IES Exam Pattern 2018

Section

Type Paper

Subject

Preliminary Exam

Objective Type Paper I General Studies & Engineering  Section
Paper II

Engineering  Section

Mains Examination

Conventional Paper I Engineering  Section
Paper II

Engineering  Section

Prelims Paper I & II

2 Hours & 3 Hours Respectively

MAINS Paper I & II

3 Hours Each

IES Previous Year Question Papers

IES Previous year paper is the breaking window for aspirants preparing for Indian Engineering Services, IES Exams as it provides the basic idea and familiarizes the aspirants with old questions. IES previous year questions carry concept and fundamentals of the related technical field. Through lots of practice, applicants will get to know the technical exam pattern and different kinds of questions asked. Aspirants can get or download the old IES papers on the internet as well as on this website.

IES Preliminary Exam Pattern

Engineering Services (Preliminary) Exam

Electrical Engineering Paper

IES-Electrical-Engineering

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

IES-Electronics-Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

IES-Mechanical-Engineering

Civil Engineering

IES-Civil-Engineering

General Studies & Engineering Papers

IES-General-Studies

UPSC SO/STENO

Basically, Stenographers plays a major role in transcribing precise and exact proceedings of the recordings. Stenographers are primarily employed by a different class of courts and for legal professional works, as often lawyers and working court officials require a replica of the transcript to utilize them during trials. It is often required to play with zero or less error in this profession, and require to play with the high speed of typing skill with a rate of 225 words /minute in order to chock down complete conversations with a quick & accurate response. Every state does have more or less different requirements associated with stenographers, but all states do require in the courts. SO/Steno are designed for rapid transcription in order to discharge their duty efficiently, another important role is, they use to translate by computer software into the English language. The stenographer is further responsible for recording the past & previous takes through a series of the rough transcript before making a final transcript and producing it for the final official record.

UPSC SO/STENO Exam Pattern

Sections

Marks

Duration

General Knowledge, General Studies & Knowledge of RTI Act 2005

150

2 Hours

Govt of India Procedure & Practice Related rules taken into account to serve the services.

150

2 Hours

Precise Writing, Drafting & Noting

200

3 Hours

Record Evaluation Test

100

Total Marks

600

Steps to apply for UPSC Steno/SO Exams

  • Those candidates who want to apply for the position of UPSC SO/Steno Exam
  • & further will be required to follow the following steps:
  • All the candidates will be required to visit the official website i.e. www.upsc.gov.in
  • At the home page select the option of “Online Registration for various examinations”
  • Further, select the active link of UPSC SO/Steno Exam 2018 Notification.
  • Before applying online it will be required to read the instructions carefully available in official notification.
  • Applicants must fill the online application with correct information as incorrect will lead to disqualification.
  • Once the information filling part is over it will be required to upload the scanned photograph & signature.
  • At last, proceed to pay the required application fee online either by internet banking or Credit/debit card.

Note: Applicants also have the provision to pay through SBI Challan at any of the SBI Branch.

Category

Position

Type I

Section Officer at Intelligence Bureau

Type II

Officer in Grade-B of Railway Board Stenographer Service.

Type III

Private Secretary in State’s Insurance Corporation

Type IV

Section Officer at Railway Board Service.

Type V

Section Officer at Central Secretariat Services.

Type VI

Section officer at Indian Foreign Services.

Type VII

Private Secretary in Central Secretariat Services

Type VIII

Grade I Cadre at Indian Foreign Services.

Type IX

Grade I Cadre at Armed Forces Headquarters

4. National Defence Academy, UPSC

Every year the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts a national level exam so-called National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy Examination (NA) for candidates who want to shape their career in the defense sector.NDA, the exam is conducted twice every year for the selection of deserving & qualified candidates through a series of a selection process. Mass of candidates appears for NDA exam every year many of them being successful while some don’t, here we will discuss along with a major suggestion to excel in the exam & certainly increase the probability of getting selected. Candidates delicately appearing for this exam this year must go through the entire article in order to understand where actually they are slipping out of the competition. Here we will also be provided with the latest NDA previous year question paper. Previous year papers are often important during the entire process of preparing for the NDA exam. As through the detailed analysis of old question papers, one can plan for better study strategy.

NDA Exam Pattern

The National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy Examination (NA) question papers are available in detail for all the dedicated applicants preparing hard to clear the examination and henceforth overall selection. The NDA exam preparation becomes easy when guided by some experienced one, many a time it’s not only about written exams rather aspirants have to go for excellent time management in the examination hall.

NDA Paper I

S.No

Subjects Total Marks

Duration

1

General Ability 600

2.5 Hours

2

Mathematics 300

2.5 Hours

NDA Paper II

Subject

Marking Scheme

General Ability Test (English Test)

200

General Ability Test (Current Affairs)

400

Mathematics

300

Total

900

SSB Interview

900

Grand Total

1800

National Defence Academy & NA -Eligibility Criteria

NDA & NA Education Qualification

S.No

Category

Eligibility Criteria

1

Indian Army

Applicants who want to apply for Indian Army must have completed 12th or equivalent exam

2

Indian Navy

Candidate who wants to apply for Indian Army must have completed the 12th or equivalent exam with compulsory subjects Physics & Math

3

India Air Force

Candidate who wants to apply for Indian Army must have completed the 12th or equivalent exam with compulsory subjects Physics & Math

NDA & NA Previous Year Paper

NDA Papers

General Ability Paper

Mathematics Paper

NDA Question Paper 2018

Paper

Paper

NDA Question Paper 2017

Paper

Paper

NDA Question Paper 2016

Paper

Paper

5. Combined Defence Services (CDS)-UPSC

Every year bulk of candidates appears for CDS exam conducted by UPSC, with much-limited vacancies for various academies. Many of the vacancies are reserved for the applicants qualifying for multiple selection processes. For limited seats distributed in different defense departments like IMA, OTA, IAA, INA, it often becomes necessary to perform with best in order to be select at final merit list. Each year numbers of candidates apply repeatedly attempt for getting selection but many lacks of proper guidelines or related but here we are providing complete guide structure to excel in the exam with a perfect blend of our expert’s advice & topper’s strategy.  The UPSC will soon be going to release the CDS Application Form for the year 2018 at its official website & its online registration will begin from August 2018. All the eligible applicants searching for the steps to apply online for CDS 2018 Exam can follow our article for entire guideline which merely covers from official notification to payment gateway. We are here to guide the applicant regarding complete application details for CDS Details. The UPSC publishes CDS notification in employment newspaper & at official website www.upsc.gov.in.

Combined Defence Services-Eligibility Criteria

Defence Academy

Minimum Education Qualification

Age Criteria

Indian Naval Academy

Degree in Engineering

20-24 Years

Indian Military Academy

Graduation Degree or Equivalent

20-25 Years

Indian Air Force Academy

Degree in Engineering or B.Sc with 10+2

20-25 Years

Officer’s Training Academy (Men)

Graduation in any Discipline from govt. recognized University

20-25 Years

(Unmarried)

Officer’s Training Academy (Women)

Graduation in any Discipline from govt. recognized University

20-25 Years

(Unmarried)

Combined Defence Services- Participating Academies

Participating Academies- CDS

S.No

Academy

Location

1

Air Force Academy

Hyderabad

2

Indian Military Academy (IMA)

Dehradun

3

Officers Training Academy(For Women)

Chennai

4

Officers Training Academy(For Men)

Chennai

5

Indian Naval Academy (INA)

Ezhimala

CDS Exam Pattern 2018

CDS Written Exam Pattern

Indian Military Academy/Naval Academy/Air Force Academy

1

Mathematics

100 Marks

2

General Knowledge

100 Marks

Total

300 Marks

Officers Training Academy (OTA)

1

English Test (Objective)

100 Marks

2

General Knowledge

100 Marks

Total

200 Marks

SSB Interview Marks

1

AFA,IMA & NA

300 Marks

2

OTA

200 Marks

CDS Previous Year Question Papers

CDS Papers

General Ability Paper Mathematics Paper

English Paper

CDS Question Paper 2018

CDS-GK-Question-Paper-2018 CDS-Maths-Question-Paper-2018

CDS-English-Question-Paper-2018

CDS Question Paper 2017

CDS-2-General-Knowledge-2017 CDS-2-Maths-2017

CDS-English-2017

CDS Question Paper 2016

CDS-2-General-Knowledge-2016 CDS-2-Maths-2016

CDS-2-English-2016

 This article dealt with major UPSC examinations conducted every year by the very organization with our main focus on every examination previous year question papers like UPSC Previous Year Question Paper, CDS Previous Year Question Paper and similar. The stuff also deals with important books/study materials, how to apply and exam preparation strategy.

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