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IAS Prelims GS solved Papers- Last 40 Years

Previous 40 years papers and key of GS1 Civil Service Preliminary Exam

GS1 Prelims previous papers

Union Public Service Commission conducts the Civil Services Preliminary Exam in the month of June every year. The exam is a is a qualifying round for the selection of candidates to the IAS Mains Examination. You can download the Previous 40 years General Studies (Paper I) Question Papers and Keys from the link below

Pattern of IAS Prelims Exam

The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry
a maximum of 400 marks in the subjects set out as below. This examination is meant to serve as a screening test only; the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for
admission to the Main Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.

Subject Duration No. of Question Marks
Paper-I General

Studies

2 Hours 100 200
Paper-II CSAT 2 Hours 80 200

i) Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).
(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.

Syllabus of GS Paper I  of Preliminary Examination

• Current events of national and international importance.
• History of India and Indian National Movement.
• Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
• Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues,etc.
• Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
• General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and ClimateChange – that do not require subject
specialization.
• General Science

Previous 40 Years Question Papers and Keys of GS1 Paper of IAS Prelims

 

Sl No Year of IAS Prelims Solved Paper PDF download link
1. Prelims GS Paper 1979 Download
2 Prelims GS Paper 1980 Download
3 Prelims GS Paper 1981 Download
4 Prelims GS Paper 1982 Download
5 Prelims GS Paper 1983 Download
6 Prelims GS Paper 1984 Download
7 Prelims GS Paper 1985 Download
8 Prelims GS Paper 1987 Download
9 Prelims GS Paper 1988 Download
10 Prelims GS Paper 1989 Download
11 Prelims GS Paper 1990 Download
12 Prelims GS Paper 1991 Download
13 Prelims GS Paper 1992 Download
14 Prelims GS Paper 1993 Download
15 Prelims GS Paper 1994 Download
16 Prelims GS Paper 1995 Download
17 Prelims GS Paper 1996 Download
18 Prelims GS Paper 1997 Download
19 Prelims GS Paper 1998 Download
20 Prelims GS Paper 1999 Download
21 Prelims GS Paper 2000 Download
22 Prelims GS Paper 2001 Download
23 Prelims GS Paper 2002 Download
24 Prelims GS Paper 2003 Download
25 Prelims GS Paper 2004 Download
26 Prelims GS Paper 2005 Download
27 Prelims GS Paper 2006 Download
28 Prelims GS Paper 2007 Download
29 Prelims GS Paper 2008 Download
30 Prelims GS Paper 2009 Download
31 Prelims GS Paper 2010 Download
32 Prelims GS Paper 2011 Download
33 Prelims GS Paper 2012 Download
34 Prelims GS Paper 2013 Download
35 Prelims GS Paper 2014 Download
36 Prelims GS Paper 2015 Download
37 Prelims GS Paper 2016 Download
38 Prelims GS Paper 2017 Download
39 Prelims GS Paper 2018 Download

 

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