Study Material (Question Papers)

Previous year questions papers of all UPSC exams.

CDS 2015 (1) Paper General Knowledge Questions

1. Which one among the following was not an outcome of the fifth BRICS summit held in Durban in South Africa in March 2013?

  1. Signing of two agreements on Extending Credit Facility in Local Currencies and BRICS Multilateral Letter of Credit Confirmation Facility
  2. Proclamation of establishment of BRICS-led New Development Bank
  3. Creation of a safety net through a Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) among BRICS countries
  4. Setting up of BRICS Business Council and BRICS Think Tank Council

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IFS Main 2017 General English Paper
Forest Service (Main) Questions

All the questions are to be attempted. The number of marks carried by a question / part is indicated against it. Answers must he written in English only. Word limit in questions, if specified, should he adhered to.

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IFS Main 2017 General Knowledge Paper
Forest Service (Main) Questions

All the questions are to be attempted. The number of marks carried by a question/part is indicated against it. Answers must be written in English only.

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IFS Main 2019 General Knowledge Question Paper
Forest Service (Main) Questions

Time allowed is three hours and maximum marks are 300. There are six questions of 50 marks each.

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IFS Main 2019 General English Question Paper
Forest Service (Main) Questions

Time allowed is three hours and maximum marks are 300. All the questions are to be attempted.

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IFS Main 2018 General Knowledge Paper
Forest Service (Main) Questions

Time Allowed is Three Hours and Maximum Marks are 300. All the questions are to be attempted.

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IFS Main 2018 General English Paper
Forest Service (Main) Questions

Time Allowed is Three Hours and Maximum Marks are 300. All the questions are to be attempted.

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IFS Main 2020 General Knowledge Questions
Forest Service (Main) Questions

Time Allowed is Three Hours and Maximum Marks are 300. All the questions are to be attempted.

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NDA/NA (2) 2018 Mathematics Paper

2. If an infinite GP has the first term x and the sum 5, then which of the following is correct?

  • a. x < -10
  • b. -10 < x < 0
  • c. 0 < x < 10
  • d. x > 10

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NDA/NA (2) 2018 General Knowledge Paper

Given below are some idioms/phrases followed by four alternative meanings to each. Choose the response (a), (b), (c) or (d) which is the most appropriate meaning and mark your response on the answer sheet accordingly.

11. To fish in troubled waters

A. to borrow money
B. to steal belongings of
C. to get benefit in bad situation
D. to extend a helping hand

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CSAT 2020 General Aptitude Paper 2

The question paper consists of 80 questions.

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CSAT 2020 General Studies Paper 1

The question paper consists of 100 questions.

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CSAT 2019 General Aptitude Paper 2

Directions for the following 8 (eight) items: Read the following seven passages and answer the items that follow each passage. Your answers to these items should be based on the passages only.

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CSAT 2019 General Studies Paper 1

The CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test) 2019 was conducted on 2 June, 2019 by the UPSC. The question paper consists of 100 questions.

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CSAT 2017 General Studies Paper 1

The CSAT 2017 was conducted by the UPSC on 18 June 2017. More than 4 Lakh students appeared for the test. The General Studies Question paper will decide the cutoff.

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CSAT 2017 General Aptitude Paper 2

CSAT 2017 was conducted by UPSC on 18 June, 2017 in the second session from 2.30 PM to 4.30 PM. Over 4.5 lakh candidates appeared in the Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2017.

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CSAT 2018 General Aptitude Question Paper

The UPSC conducted Civil Services Prelims (CSAT) on 3 June 2018. There are 80 questions in the General Studies II.

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CSAT 2013 General Aptitude Paper-II Questions

Direction for the following 2 (two) items: Read the following passage and answer the two items that follow. Your answers to these items should be based on the passage only.

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CSAT 2012 General Studies Paper-I Questions

The paper has 100 multiple choice objective questions.

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CSAT 2011 General Studies Paper-I Questions

This question paper contains 100 objective multiple-choice questions.

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CSAT 2011 General Aptitude Paper-II Questions

Directions for the following 5 (five) items: Read the following passage and answer the items that follow. Your answers to these items should be based on the passage only.

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CSAT 2016 General Aptitude Paper - 2

Directions for the following 6 (six) items: Read the following two passages and answer the items that follow each passage. Your answers to these items should be based on the passages only.

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CSAT Decision Making Questions

Decision making questions describe a situation followed by four possible responses. You have to indicate most appropriate response. There is no penalty of wrong answers, so you must attempt all these questions. These questions are part of CSAT Paper 2.

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CSAT 2016 General Studies Paper - 1

The question paper has 100 questions.

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CSAT 2014 General Aptitude Paper-II Questions

Directions for the following 6 (six) items: Read the following two passages and answer the items that follow each passage. Your answers to these items should be based on the passages only.

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CSAT 2014 General Studies Paper-I Questions

The question paper has 100 multiple choice questions.

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CSAT 2018 General Studies Question Paper

The UPSC conducted Civil Services Preliminary Exam (CSAT) 2018 on 3 June 2018. General Studies I consists of 100 questions. There is negative marking of one-third mark for each wrong answer given by the candidates.

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CDS February 2020 Maths Question Paper

The question paper has 100 questions. The duration of the paper is 2 hours.

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CDS February 2020 English Question Paper

Directions: In this section you have a few short passage. After each passage, you will find some items based on the passage. First, read a passage and answer the items based on it. You are required to select your answers based on the contents of the passage and opinion of the author only.

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CDS February 2020 General Knowledge Question Paper

1. The Government of India has recently constituted a civilian award in the name of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in the field of contribution to

  1. Unity and integrity of India
  2. Art and culture
  3. Social work
  4. Entrepreneurship

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CDS 2018 (February) General Knowledge Question Paper

1. Which one of the following elements is used as a timekeeper in atomic clocks?

(a) Potassium
(b) Caesium
(c) Calcium
(d) Magnesium

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CDS 2016 (February) General Knowledge Paper

1. Plants contain a variety of sterols like stigmasterol, ergosterol, sitosterol etc., Which very closely resemble cholesterol. These plant sterols are referred as:

(a) Phytosterols
(b) Calciferols
(c) Ergocalciferols
(d) Lumisterols

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CDS 2011 (1) General Knowledge Questions

1. A devastating cloud burst swept over on August 2010. Which one of the following statements with regard to Cloud Burst is not correct?

  1. Cloud Burst is a localized weather phenomenon representing highly concentrated rainfall over a small area in a short duration of time
  2. Cloud Burst occurs due to upward movement of moisture-laden air with sufficient rapidity to form cumulonimbus clouds
  3. Cloud Burst occurs only in hilly areas
  4. There is no satisfactory technique till now for predicting Cloud Burst

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