UPSC Civil Services Question Papers 2019
Updated on Jun 3, 2019 - 3:28 p.m. IST by Team Careers360
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UPSC Civil Services Question Papers 2019 – Candidates can go through the question papers of UPSC Civil Services 2019 for mains exam as the exam will progress. Candidates can check question papers of civil services 2019 prelims phase here. UPSC Civil Services question papers 2019 contains all the questions that were asked in the prelims exam. The question papers of UPSC Civil Services exam has been released for both paper I and II for all the four sets of question papers - set A, B, C and D which were given to the candidates on the day of the examination. UPSC Civil Services 2019 question papers guides candidates regarding difficulty level, weightage of topics and pattern of the exam. Candidates should solve UPSC Civil Services question papers regularly to increase proficiency in solving questions. Solving previous years question papers will help candidates to progress their question solving skills and accuracy. Download UPSC Civil Services 2019 question papers to start preparation for the exam. Candidates can check complete details regarding UPSC Civil Services exam in the article.

UPSC Civil Services 2019 exam for the mains phase has begun on September 21, 2019. All those candidates who will pass in the preliminary exam will have to further appear for the mains exam.

UPSC Civil Services Mains Question Paper 2019 of Essay


1. Wisdom finds truth

2. Values are not what humanity is, but what humanity ought to be

3. Best for an individual is not necessarily best for the society

4. Courage to accept and dedication to improve are two keys to success


5. South Asian societies are woven not around the state, but around their plural cultures and plural identities

6. Neglect of primary health care and education in India are reasons for its backwardness

7. Biased media is a real threat to Indian democracy

8. Rise of Artificial Intelligence: the threat of jobless future or better job opportunities through reskilling and upskilling

UPSC Civil Services Question paper 2019 Details

Candidates can also check and download the question papers of UPSC Civil Services Prelims exam for Paper I and II held on June 2, 2019. Check set-wise Civil Services question papers below.

UPSC Civil Services Question Papers 2019 for Prelims (Set A, B, C, D)

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Benefits of solving UPSC Civil Services Question Papers 2019

  • Candidates will become familiar with the exam pattern of UPSC Civil Services by solving the question papers of UPSC Civil Services.

  • Applicants will be better acquainted with the sections, topics and units of the question paper.

  • Candidates will understand the difficulty level of the written exam by solving UPSC Civil Services question papers 2019.

  • By solving previous years’ question papers, they will be know their extent of preparation level for the exam.

  • Candidates can know the units and topics they are weak at by solving question papers.

  • Candidates will become efficient at managing time with the help of previous years’ question papers.

  • Solving UPSC Civil Services previous year question papers of will help candidates improves their performance in UPSC Civil Services 2019.

UPSC Civil Services Question Papers






Paper 1: General Studies 1

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Paper 2: General Studies 2

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Paper A: Indian Language

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Paper B: English

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Paper 1: Essay

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Paper 2: General Studies 1

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Paper 3: General Studies 2

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Paper 4: General Studies 3

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Paper 5: General Studies 4

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Paper 7: Optional subject




UPSC Civil Services 2019 Exam Pattern

The preliminary exam of UPSC Civil Services 2019 consist of two papers – General Studies Paper I and II. Both the papers for prelims carry 200 marks. Candidates qualifying the prelims stage of the exam will be shortlisted for UPSC Civil Services mains. UPSC CS Mains 2019 will contain nine conventional type papers – two papers are qualifying in nature while marks obtained in the other seven papers will be considered while preparing the merit list. The Mains exam will be conducted for total 1750 marks. The standard of questions asked in the papers titled ‘Indian languages’ and ‘English’ (Paper A and paper B) of Mains examination will be similar to matriculation level. Each paper will be conducted for three hours. The question papers other the literature papers will be set in Hindi and English only. The personality test is conducted for candidates who have qualified the preliminary examination. This test carries total 275 marks. The Personality Test assess a candidate’s intellectual qualities.

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I am class 10th student and I want to become an IAS officer. my 10th just complete and I am not able to understand what I want to do thereafter for become an IAS.i cant understand in which stream I want to go.

Shareef 25th Jan, 2020



You can go into any stream you want, like if you select MPC, maths will help you,if you go for Bi.P.C, Biology will help you... But whatever you choose,you need to have a grip on other subjects too...just by your inter, graduation books, you have no chances to become IAS officer, you need to take a special coaching for it... So, firstly complete your studies successfully with  a greater percentage and then go for coaching...To appear for UPSC Exam, you need to hold a Bachelor's degree in any stream. So you can pick any stream in your Graduation.  CSAT exam has 2 papers. Paper 1 covers Current events, Indian History and Indian National Movement, Indian and World Geography, Indian Polity and Governance, Economic and Social Development, General issues. Paper 2 covers topics like Comprehension, Interpersonal skills including communication skills, decision making and problem solving, General Mental ability and basic mathematics. But in Civils Mains exams, you need to select a subject as your 2nd paper and so most students pick those subjects for their Graduation so as to help them in their preparation. So, this is where you need to take a call on your plan B. So your plan should be to pick a easy subject in your Bachelors so that your concentration can be more on preparing for Civils.


after 12 which institute in chandigarh is best for coaching of ias

Indrajit Gupta 25th Jan, 2020

Hello mukul,

Hope you are doing well!

There are some best coaching Institute for IAS in Chandigarh:-

•ALS IAS Coaching.

•Raj Malhotra’s IAS Coaching institute.

•IAS Today Academy.

•Stellar IAS Coaching Center.

•Simran IAS Academy.

I hope this helpful for you.

Best wishes!!


best science colleges for 11th and 12th in Mumbai I want to become an IAS FIRST I WANT TO DO GRADUATION THEN LAW THEN PREPARATION FOR IAS

Md Azmer 24th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

If you want to do the graduation in law why you wnat to get admission in 11th science. You can get admission in any Arts stream and can take admission in law college and after completing the graduation you can apply for the IAS exam after preparation.

I hope this will solve your query.

Good Luck


best stream to go for UPSC i.e ias or ips

Aditya kumar Student Expert 24th Jan, 2020
Hello there


There's nothing like good or best stream for upsc , as for upsc you just need to be a Bachelor in any stream so you can choose any stream of your subject , for example if you are interested in Physics then you can go for bsc physics abd tgen later on you can choose physics as your optional paper for physics.
So , it all depends on your interests.
But yes , if you are interested in history, Polity, Economics etc then the best option for you will be Arts stream regarding upsc examination.
This is because , in upsc exam you will have subjects like History, Geography, Polity, Economics and these are the subjects which you will be reading in arts as well . So , it will definitely help you.

I hope that it helps you :-)


I want to do the IPS and IAS. But i am studying in diploma in mechanical engineering(final year). What to do....?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 23rd Jan, 2020

If you want to become and IAS or an IPS you will have to appear in Union (Public Service Commission)UPSC examination conducted every year.This exam is of three stage (Prelims(objective), Mains(written) and Interview).

But the eligibility to appear in UPSC examination requires a candidate to have completed graduation(UG) from a recognized university.
So, diploma diploma holders are not eligible for the upsc exams so i would recommend yo to complete your diploma and do graduation in any stream of your choice.

I hope this helps.
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