UPSC Civil Services Exam Previous Years Question Paper – Download CSE Prelims & Mains Model Questions PDF Here!!!

UPSC Civil Services Exam Previous Years Question Paper
UPSC Civil Services Exam Previous Years Question Paper

UPSC Civil Services Exam Previous Years Question Paper – Download CSE Mains Model Questions PDF. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is to Conduct Mains Exam for Civil Services Cadre. The Board Recently Conducted the CSE Preliminary Examination and Now Main Examination is Scheduled to be Held in the month of September, 2022. The Candidates Preparing for the UPSC Civil Services Exam CAN Make use of this Article and Get to Know the Exam Date, Pattern, Syllabus and Previous Years Question Paper Given Below.

The UPSC Civil Services Exam Syllabus for the (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) & Mains and (Written) examination of Paper-I Essay, Paper-II General Studies-I, Paper-III General Studies-II, Paper-IV General Studies-III, Paper-V General Studies-IV syllabus is Available in Website Link: UPSC Civil Services Prelims & Mains Syllabus . UPSC Aspirants can Check out the Details available and Use it for their Exam Preparation.

The Exam Marks Allocation Details are:


The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.

Note: (i) Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions) and each will be of two hours duration.

(ii) The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.

(iii) The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.

(iv) For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.


The Written Examination will consist of the following papers:—

Qualifying Papers:

  • (Paper-A) – (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution) for 300 Marks
  • Paper-B – English 300 Marks

Papers to be counted for merit:

  • Paper I – Essay for 250 Marks
  • Paper-II: General Studies-I for 250 Marks (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
  • Paper-III: General Studies -II for 250 Marks (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
  • Paper-IV: General Studies III for 250 Marks – (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
  • Paper-V: General Studies IV for 250 Marks – (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
  • Paper-VI: Optional Subject Paper 1 for 250 Marks
  • Paper-VII: Optional Subject – Paper 2 for 250 Marks

Sub Total (Written test) 1750 Marks + Personality Test 275 Marks = Grand Total 2025 Marks

UPSC Civil Services Exam Previous Years Question (PYQ) Paper:

 CSE Prelims Question Paper 2022

CSE Prelims Question Paper 2021

CSE Prelims Question Paper 2020

CSE Prelims Question Paper 2019

Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2021

General Studies          

Compulsory Subjects 

Optional Subjects       

Literature Subjects     

Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2020

Compulsory Subjects 

Optional Subjects       

Literature Subjects     

General Studies          

General – Essay

Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2019

Literature Subjects     

Optional Subjects:

Compulsory Subjects 

General Studies

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