Top 10 IAS Previous Year Papers Compilations

Civil Services or Indian Administrative Service (IAS) exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) each year. This year, the exam is going to be held on October 5, 2012. For aspiring IAS professionals, it becomes important to be prepared for the competition. While your understanding of the topic might be great, you also need to know the question pattern to ace the exam. This is where previous year papers become useful. They familiarize you with the kind of questions asked so that you can practise answering them, customizing your knowledge to fit in with the question. There are many education publications that bring out bundles of previous year question papers. We’ve chosen the best 10 from the whole lot.


Top 10 Previous Year Papers Compilations for Civil Services Exam

  1. IAS & PCS Sanyukat Bhugol by Expert Compilations is good for geography related topics.
  2. UPSC Portal Public Administration Optional: Mains Examination Topic Wise Question Analysis 20+ Years by UPSCPORTAL Editorial Board comprises of previous year question papers from 1987 to 2010 along with their question-wise analysis on the topic of public administration.
  3. IAS & PCS Sanyukat Darshanshastra by Expert Compilations is for the subject of tourism.
  4. Adhyaywar Avum Vyakhayatmak IAS & PCS Sanyukat Samanya Adhyan Solved Papers by Expert Compilations is a perfect book for general studies, as it includes solved previous year papers.
  5. UPSC Portal IAS Mains History Solved Papers (2002 – 2011) by Yagya Nand Jha, UPSCPORTAL Editorial Board is a collection of history papers of last ten years with solutions.
  6. IAS & PCS Sanyukat Vidhi by Expert Compilations includes previous year questions on the topics related to Law. This is indeed a good book to know the kind of questions you will face in the mains.
  7. UPSC Portal IAS Main General Studies Solved Papers (2001-2010) by Sachchida Nand Jha, PSCPORTAL Editorial Board comprises of General Studies: Strategy & Suggested Reading, and General Studies UPSC (Main) Solved Paper (Parts I and II) from year 2001 to 2010 which gives aspirants a thorough idea of type of questions for the exam helping you to prepare wisely.
  8. IAS & PCS Sanyukat Bhartiya Itihas by Expert Compilations contains all the questions on history topics that have appeared in the previous years in IAS mains, this book is undoubtedly a good book for practicing history related questions.
  9. UPSC Portal: Samanya Adhyayan Mukhya Pariksha Prashna Patra 1989-2010 by UPSCPORTAL Editorial Board makes you available with previous year questions of general studies of over 20 years. This book consists of IAS mains exam questions from year 1989-2010.
  10. IAS & PCS Sanyukat Rajneeti Vigyan by Expert Compilations includes solved question papers from previous years on the Political Science subject.




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  1. tani
    Posted November 20, 2012 at 6:23 am | Permalink

    very informative post indeed.. being enrolled in,I was looking for such articles online to assist me.. and your post helped me a lot :)

  2. Rashi Thakur
    Posted July 16, 2013 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    hello sir, thnx for the above information.this was really useful. i have currently joined to assist me in Geography for IAS Mains… and your post helped me a lot :) .one more thing,can you recommend me few books for Geography for IAS Mains which can further assist me in my preparation.any advice will be highly obliged and appreciated. :)

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