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Candidates preparing for UPSC civil services examination should solve the previous year question papers before they face UPSC Prelims and Mains. Only practising the authentic IAS question papers will give you a real feel of the pattern and style of the UPSC questions. One can easily understand the level of the Civil Services Examination with the UPSC previous question paper analysis.In this blog we will discuss about UPSC 2020 Previous Question Paper.
The UPSC online portal for the Civil Services Exam 2020 has been opened for a month during 12th February- 3rd March 2020 for the application and registration process. The online UPSC application contains a 2-part registration form. Part 1 comprises basic details such as name, age, address etc. and the part 2 registration comprises the selection of the UPSC exam centre, payment of fees and uploading the photo, signature and id proof.
The first stage of the IAS exam is the Prelims. IAS Prelims exam is an offline (pen-paper) exam which comprises two papers (objective type questions/MCQs). UPSC Prelims 2020 will be held on Sunday, May 31. Around 5-7 lakh aspirants are expected to appear for the exam. Out of which, only 10000-12000 candidates will qualify for the next stage. At the linked page for Prelims, you can find online UPSC notes PDF along with a preparation strategy.
The result of the Prelims exam will be declared in mid-July(tentatively) and as per the UPSC calendar 2020, the Mains are scheduled to begin from September 18. This gives candidates barely enough time to cover all the topics in the comprehensive IAS Syllabus.
The candidates who will register on the official UPSC website successfully will be issued Admit Cards for IAS exam (Prelims) in about three weeks before the date of the exam. Candidates have to download the same from the UPSC official website. The admit cards will not be sent by post.
There is no sure shot formula to crack the civil services exams conducted by the UPSC – one of the toughest competitive exams in the country. Lakhs of contenders write the prelims and only a few hundred are finally appointed as civil servants. The numbers reveal that cracking the IAS exam requires a specialised approach to preparation. This article compiles ten handy tips to clear the civil services exam as disclosed by previous IAS toppers themselves.
UPSC 2020 Previous Question Paper: Important Dates
UPSC has announced official IAS 2020 Exam Dates, candidates can follow the timeline mentioned in the table below for IAS 2020:
|IAS 2020 Notification Releasing on||February 12, 2020|
|IAS 2020 Registration to begin on||February 12, 2020|
|Last Day to Apply for IAS 2020 Exam||March 3, 2020|
|Application Withdrawl Start Date||
March 12, 2020
|Application Withdrawl Last Date||March 18, 2020 till 1800 hours|
|Issue of IAS 2020 Admit Card||April 2020|
|IAS 2020 Preliminary Exam Date||May 31, 2020 (Postponed)|
|IAS 2020 Main Exam Date||September 18, 2020|
UPSC Previous Question Papers – IAS Exam Question Paper
Solving the last 10 years UPSC IAS Exam question papers is ideal but considering the change in UPSC exam pattern, here we have given the latest IAS question papers from 2013 to 2018.Using the links given below, you can find previous year IAS Exam question papers for Prelims, Mains and Optional subjects (IAS Exam question paper).
IAS Prelims Paper
The IAS Prelims Paper of UPSC is for screening purpose only. The marks obtained in the UPSC Prelims IAS Paper will be a qualification to take the UPSC Main examination and will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.There are 2 IAS Prelims 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 IAS Prelims includes mainly the current affairs, while Paper-II or CSAT is the aptitude test.
UPSC 2019 Question Paper (QS-1) – CLICK HERE
UPSC 2019 Question Paper(CSAT)- CLICK HERE
UPSC 2018 Question Paper(Paper-I)– CLICK HERE
UPSC 2018 Question Paper(Paper-II)- CLICK HERE
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