UPSC IAS Question Papers - Previous year paper Download for prelims and mains here
UPSC IAS Question Papers 2022 - Union Public Service Commission has released the official UPSC IAS question papers 2022 on June 5 on the official website - upsc.gov.in. Candidates can also download the unofficial UPSC IAS 2022 question papers for prelims by coaching institutes now as a pdf file.
In order to improve their preparation for the IAS Mains exam, candidates can refer to UPSC previous year question papers with answers. The direct links to download the UPSC previous year question papers are provided in the article below. By solving UPSC previous year question papers and UPSC IAS sample papers, aspirants can give an extra boost to their preparation. To know more about UPSC IAS question papers 2022 read the article below.
UPSC IAS 2022 (Official) - Prelims Question Papers direct download links
UPSC IAS question papers 2022 (Unofficial)
How to download official UPSC IAS Question Papers 2022?
Follow the below mentioned steps to download UPSC IAS question papers.
Step 1: Visit the official UPSC website - upsc.gov.in.
Step 2: Click on the “Examinations” tab on the homepage.
Step 3: Select “Previous Year Question Papers” from the dropdown menu.
Step 4: Search Civil Services previous year question papers.
Step 5: Click on the IAS Prelims or mains question paper PDF.
Step 6: Download UPSC previous year question papers PDF for future reference.
UPSC IAS Question Papers 2022 - Benefits of solving previous year UPSC question papers
UPSC previous year question papers help applicants to get an idea of the UPSC IAS 2022 exam pattern, types of questions asked, marking criteria and difficulty level of the questions asked in the exam.
Candidates can evaluate their progress and preparation level for the UPSC IAS 2022 exam by solving previous year question papers and sample papers.
The concentration and accuracy level of candidates is increased by solving UPSC IAS questions and sample papers.
Previous year UPSC IAS questions papers also help aspirants to learn about time management during the UPSC IAS exam.
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UPSC IAS Previous year question papers
Applicants appearing for UPSC IAS 2022 exam can download the UPSC previous year question papers here for prelims and mains exam. Check the tables below for direct links to previous years' UPSC IAS question papers.
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UPSC IAS exam Pattern 2022
The UPSC IAS exam pattern is prescribed by the Union Public Service Commission. As per the official UPSC IAS notification 2022 UPSC IAS selection process has three stages - prelims, mains and interview. The prelims UPSC IAS exam is of 400 marks which has to be attempted in a duration of 4 hour. Whereas the mains exam is of 1750 marks. There is negative marking in the UPSC IAS prelims exam. Check the UPSC IAS exam pattern 2022 in the tables below.
UPSC IAS 2022 prelims and mains exam pattern
(Preliminary - MCQ-based)
(Mains - Descriptive Mode)
(Personality Test - Interview in front of board members)
Paper 1: +2 marks
Paper 2: +2.5 marks
Negative marking: One-third of marks allotted to each question
Prelims: 2 hours (Each paper)
Mains: 3 hours (Each paper)
UPSC IAS Syllabus 2022
The Union Public Service Commission mentions the syllabus for both UPSC IAS prelims and mains exam in the official notification. The syllabus for all the subjects like history, geography, economy, current affairs, optional subjects and more, is prescribed in the UPSC IAS 2022 syllabus. For more detailed information on the IAS syllabus 2022 applicants check the official UPSC CSE notification 2022 here.
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Best Books for UPSC IAS 2022
Applicants preparing for the UPSC IAS 2022 exam must refer to the best books for UPSC IAS exam preparation. Check the table below to know about the most preferred and the best books for the UPSC IAS prelims and mains exam preparation.
Best books for UPSC IAS exam
India’s Struggle for Independence – Bipan Chandra
Modern India – Spectrum
NCERT 6th to 12th (Geography/ History/ Economics/ Environment, etc.)
Indian Polity – M Laxmikanth
Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
Economic Development & Policies in India – Jain & Ohri
Tata McGraw Hill CSAT Manual
CSAT – Arihant
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