Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Civil Services (IAS). The IAS entrance examination comprises a written examination. Here we are providing UPSC IAS Question Paper & Answer Key 2016 for the candidates so that they can prepare themselves for the upcoming UPSC IAS Examination. With the help of these previous year question papers one can estimate the level of question that was asked in the previous examinations. For the sake of the candidates, we are providing UPSC IAS Question Paper with their Answer Keys.

UPSC Civil Services Question Paper 2016

UPSC IAS Question Papers 2016 are given here along with their UPSC IAS Answer Keys in the table given below:

There are two papers in the Civil Services examination i.e Preliminary and Mains. Candidates who qualifies the Preliminary is only be eligible to appear in the Mains examination. Question Papers for both Preliminary and Mains examination is given below.

Preliminary Examination

For the sake of the candidates UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2016 question papers is given below.

Mains Examination

For the sake of the candidates UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination 2016 question papers is given below.

Subject Name Question Paper Answer Key
GS Paper I Click Here
GS Paper II Click Here
GS Paper III Click Here
GS Paper IV Click Here

Candidates who have appeared in UPSC IAS Examination, as well as future aspirants, can use answer Keys. Those who have appeared in UPSC IAS 2016 Examination can know correct answers, analyse how many questions they marked correctly, and estimate scores. This makes UPSC IAS a transparent and fair process.

Literature Subjects

  1. Assamese Literature Paper – I
  2. Assamese Literature Paper – II
  3. Bengali Literature Paper – I
  4. Bengali Literature Paper – II
  5. Bodo Literature Paper – I
  6. Bodo Literature Paper – II
  7. English Literature Paper – I
  8. English Literature Paper – II
  9. Gujarati Literature Paper – I
  10. Gujarati Literature Paper – II
  11. Hindi Literature Paper – I
  12. Hindi Literature Paper – II
  13. Kannada Literature Paper – I
  14. Kannada Literature Paper – II
  15. Maithili Literature Paper – I
  16. Maithili Literature Paper – II
  17. Malayalam Literature Paper – I
  18. Malayalam Literature Paper – II
  19. Manipuri Literature Paper – I
  20. Manipuri Literature Paper – II
  21. Marathi Literature Paper – I
  22. Marathi Literature Paper – II
  23. Oriya Literature Paper – I
  24. Oriya Literature Paper – II
  25. Punjabi Literature Paper – I
  26. Punjabi Literature Paper – II
  27. Sanskrit Literature Paper – I
  28. Sanskrit Literature Paper – II
  29. Santali Literature Paper – I
  30. Santali Literature Paper – II
  31. Sindhi (Arabic) Literature Paper – I
  32. Sindhi (Arabic) Literature Paper – II
  33. Sindhi (Devanagari) Literature Paper – I
  34. Sindhi (Devanagari) Literature Paper – II
  35. Tamil Literature Paper – I
  36. Tamil Literature Paper – II
  37. Telugu Literature Paper – I
  38. Telugu Literature Paper – II
  39. Urdu Literature Paper – I
  40. Urdu Literature Paper – II

Optional Subjects

  1. Agriculture Paper – I
  2. Agriculture Paper – II
  3. Animal Hus & Vet. Sc. Paper – I
  4. Animal Hus & Vet. Sc. Paper – II
  5. Anthropology Paper – I
  6. Anthropology Paper – II
  7. Botany Paper – I
  8. Botany Paper – II
  9. Chemistry Paper – I
  10. Chemistry Paper – II
  11. Civil Engineering Paper – I
  12. Civil Engineering Paper – II
  13. Commerce & Accountancy Paper – I
  14. Commerce & Accountancy Paper – II
  15. Economics Paper – I
  16. Economics Paper – II
  17. Electrical Engineering Paper – I
  18. Electrical Engineering Paper – II
  19. Geography Paper – I
  20. Geography Paper – II
  21. Geology Paper – I
  22. Geology Paper – II
  23. History Paper – I
  24. History Paper – II
  25. Law Paper – I
  26. Law Paper – II
  27. Management Paper – I
  28. Management Paper – II
  29. Mathematics Paper – I
  30. Mathematics Paper – II
  31. Mechanical Engineering Paper – I
  32. Mechanical Engineering Paper – II
  33. Medical Science Paper – I
  34. Medical Science Paper – II
  35. Philosophy Paper – I
  36. Philosophy Paper – II
  37. Physics Paper – I
  38. Physics Paper – II
  39. Political Science & IR Paper – I
  40. Political Science & IR Paper – II
  41. Psychology Paper – I
  42. Public Administration Paper – I
  43. Public Administration Paper – II
  44. Sociology Paper – I
  45. Sociology Paper – II
  46. Statistics Paper – I
  47. Statistics Paper – II
  48. Zoology Paper – I
  49. Zoology Paper – II

Indian Languages (Compulsory)

  1. Assamese (Compulsory)
  2. Bengali (Compulsory)
  3. Bodo (Compulsory)
  4. Dogri (Compulsory)
  5. Gujarati (Compulsory)
  6. Hindi (Compulsory)
  7. Kannada (Compulsory)
  8. Konkani (Compulsory)
  9. Maithili (Compulsory)
  10. Malayalam (Compulsory)
  11. Marathi (Compulsory)
  12. Nepali (Compulsory)
  13. Oriya (Compulsory)
  14. Punjabi (Compulsory)
  15. Sindhi (Arabic) (Compulsory)
  16. Sindhi (Devanagari) (Compulsory)
  17. Sanskrit (Compulsory)
  18. Santhali (Compulsory)
  19. Tamil (Compulsory)
  20. Telugu (Compulsory)
  21. Urdu (Compulsory)

General

  1. Essay (Compulsory)
  2. English (Compulsory)

Guidelines for UPSC Aspirants

There are some basic guidelines for all the UPSC Aspirants which they should always keep in mind while preparing for the exam. These guidelines are mentioned below, candidates can check for the same.

  • Prioritize your time : First thing you have to do is prioritize your time. Prepare a time-table as per the schedule in which you are comfortable and then follow it honestly. Consistency is the key to crack such kind of exams.
  • Start with the basics : Most of the aspirants make a mistake by going for advance level directly. But what you have to do first is clear your basics then move to the next level.
  • Start Reading (Newspapers, novels, etc.) : Newspaper reading is very crucial while preparing for such exams as it improves your general knowledge, vocabulary, grammar, etc. Also you can add novels and other relevant things in your reading list.
  • Go through previous year papers : While preparing for the exam the first thing you must know is about the pattern of the exam. Go through maximum number of previous papers to understand it. It also helps you in analyzing your performance so that you can work on it as per the need.
  • Prefer relevant and recommended books : Always prefer relevant and recommended books for the exam and instead of going with number of books, prefer few standard books. Also aspirants can seek advice from their seniors, mentors, etc. before purchasing a book.

UPSC Civil Services Question Papers

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