Optional Subjects - Previous Years' Question Papers

For the beginners, before beginning the preparation, syllabus and previous years’ question papers makes one familiar with the exam-plan and related requirements at each stage. It gives a fair idea about the requirements and the exam standards.

In the beginning it would be really difficult to analyse and solve these papers but, when you will prepare, you will easily figure out which topics and issues are often asked in question papers.

This will help you figure out the important topics and later on will help you guess what all can be asked in examination and will help you prioritize the important ones.

Now, the way questions are asked in examination, the basic understanding of the topics becomes the need and the level of preparation should be such that matches with the exam-standards.

As you move forward, solving these question papers give you confidence and make you aware of the areas where you lack.

Again, solving these question papers help you in ‘Time Management’ as you can make out how much time one question take and were you able to manage question in stipulated word-limit as well. If you are able to develop this skill with practice, it would be a great achievement and will boost your confidence.

Previous years’ Optional Subject's question papers for Civil Services Examination are given here for your reference.


Zoology Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Monday 27th April 2015  

Question Paper I & II - Zoology optional subject (Main Examination 2014)



Last Update Monday 27th April 2015

27-04-2015
Statistics Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Monday 27th April 2015  

Question Paper I & II - Statistics optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Monday 27th April 2015

27-04-2015
Sociology Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Monday 27th April 2015  

Question Paper I & II - Sociology optional subject (Main Examination 2014)




Last Update Monday 27th April 2015

27-04-2015
Public Administration Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Monday 27th April 2015  

Question Paper I & II - Public Administration optional subject (Main Examination 2014)



Last Update Monday 27th April 2015

27-04-2015
Psychology Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Monday 27th April 2015  

Question Paper I & II - Psychology optional subject (Main Examination 2014)



Last Update Monday 27th April 2015

27-04-2015
Political Science and International Relations Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Monday 27th April 2015  

Question Paper I & II - Political Science and International Relations optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Monday 27th April 2015

27-04-2015
Physics Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Monday 27th April 2015  

Question Paper I & II - Physics optional subject (Main Examination 2014)



Last Update Monday 27th April 2015

27-04-2015
Philosophy Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Monday 27th April 2015  

Question Paper I & II - Philosophy optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Monday 27th April 2015

27-04-2015
Medical Science Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Monday 27th April 2015  

Question Paper I & II - Medical Science optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Monday 27th April 2015

27-04-2015
Mechanical Engineering Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Monday 27th April 2015  

Question Paper I & II - Mechanical Engineering optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Monday 27th April 2015

27-04-2015
Mathematics Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Monday 27th April 2015  

Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Monday 27th April 2015

27-04-2015
Literature of Urdu languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Urdu languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Monday 27th April 2015

27-04-2015
Literature of Urdu languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Urdu languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Monday 27th April 2015

27-04-2015
Urdu Literature Paper 1 & 2 Civil Services (Main) Exam 2012

On Monday 27th April 2015  

Question Paper 1 & 2 Literature of Urdu Language CS (Main) Exam 2012


Last Update Monday 27th April 2015

27-04-2015
Urdu Literature Paper II CS (Mains) 2009

On Wednesday 3rd March 2010  
Last Update Monday 27th April 2015

27-04-2015
Urdu Literature Paper I CS (Mains) 2009

On Wednesday 3rd March 2010  

Question Paper literature of Urdu Language


Last Update Monday 27th April 2015

27-04-2015
Management Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Monday 13th April 2015  

Management Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Friday 24th April 2015

24-04-2015
Law Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Monday 13th April 2015  

Law Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Monday 13th April 2015

13-04-2015
History Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Monday 13th April 2015  

History Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Monday 13th April 2015

13-04-2015
Geology Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Monday 13th April 2015  

Geology Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Monday 13th April 2015

13-04-2015
Geography Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Monday 13th April 2015  

Geography Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Monday 13th April 2015

13-04-2015
Electrical Engineering Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Monday 13th April 2015  

Electrical Engineering Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Monday 13th April 2015

13-04-2015
Commerce and Accountancy Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Monday 13th April 2015  

Commerce and Accountancy Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Monday 13th April 2015

13-04-2015
Civil Engineering Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Monday 13th April 2015  

Civil Engineering Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Monday 13th April 2015

13-04-2015
Chemistry Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Monday 13th April 2015  

Chemistry Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Monday 13th April 2015

13-04-2015
Botany Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Monday 13th April 2015  

Botany Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Monday 13th April 2015

13-04-2015
Anthropology Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Monday 13th April 2015  

Anthropology Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Monday 13th April 2015

13-04-2015
Economics Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Monday 13th April 2015  

Question Paper I & II of Economics - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Monday 13th April 2015

13-04-2015
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Agriculture Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Agriculture Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Telugu languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Telugu languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Tamil languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Tamil languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Sindhi (Devanagari) languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Sindhi (Devanagari) languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Sindhi (Arabic) languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Sindhi (Arabic) languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Santhali languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Santhali languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Sanskrit languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Sanskrit languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Punjabi languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Punjabi languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Oriya languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Oriya languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Marathi languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Marathi languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Manipuri languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Manipuri languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Malayalam languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Malayalam languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Maithili languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Maithili languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Kannada languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Kannada languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Hindi languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Hindi languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Gujarati languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Gujarati languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of English languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of English languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Bengali languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Bengali languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Assamese languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2014

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Assamese languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2014)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Telugu languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Telugu languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Tamil languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Tamil languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Sindhi languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Sindhi languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Santhali languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Santhali languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Sanskrit languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Sanskrit languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Punjabi languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Punjabi languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Oriya languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Oriya languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Marathi languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Marathi languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Manipuri languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Manipuri languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Malayalam languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Malayalam languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Maithili languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Maithili languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Kannada languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Kannada languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Hindi languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Hindi languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Gujarati languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Gujarati languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of English languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of English languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Dogri languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Dogri languages iQuestion Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Bodo languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Bodo languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Bengali languages Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Bengali languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)

 


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Literature of Assamese languages Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Literature of Assamese languages Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Medical Science Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Medical Science Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)

 


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Mathematics Question Paper I & II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Question Paper I & II of Mathematics - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Zoology Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Zoology Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Statistics Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Question Paper I & II of Statistics - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Sociology Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Sociology Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Public Administration Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Question Paper I & II of Public Administration - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Psychology Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Psychology Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)



Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Political Science and International Relations Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Question Paper I & II of Political Science and International Relations - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Physics Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Physics Question Paper I & II - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Philosophy Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Question Paper I & II of Philosophy - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Mechanical Engineering Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Question Paper I & II of Mechanical Engineering - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Management Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Question Paper I & II of Management - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
LAW Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

Question Paper I & II LAW- optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
History Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Sunday 12th April 2015  

History Question Paper I & II  - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)


Last Update Sunday 12th April 2015

12-04-2015
Geology Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Tuesday 14th January 2014  Question Paper I & II of Geology - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)
Last Update Tuesday 14th January 2014

14-01-2014
Geography Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Tuesday 14th January 2014  Question Paper I & II of Geography - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)
Last Update Tuesday 14th January 2014

14-01-2014
Electrical Engineering Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Tuesday 14th January 2014  Question Paper I & II of Electrical Engineering - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)
Last Update Tuesday 14th January 2014

14-01-2014
Economics Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Tuesday 14th January 2014  Question Paper I & II of Economics - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)
Last Update Tuesday 14th January 2014

14-01-2014
Commerce & Accountancy Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Tuesday 14th January 2014  Question Paper I & II of Commerce & Accountancy - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)
Last Update Tuesday 14th January 2014

14-01-2014
Civil Engineering Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Tuesday 14th January 2014  Question Paper I & II of Civil Engineering - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)
Last Update Tuesday 14th January 2014

14-01-2014
Chemistry Question Paper I and II Civil Services (Main) Examination 2013

On Tuesday 14th January 2014  Question Paper I & II of Chemistry - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)
Last Update Tuesday 14th January 2014

14-01-2014
Botany Question Paper I and II Civil Services Main Examination 2013

On Tuesday 14th January 2014  Question Paper I & II of Botany - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)
Last Update Tuesday 14th January 2014

14-01-2014
Anthropology Question Paper I and II Civil Services Main Examination 2013

On Tuesday 14th January 2014  Question Paper I & II of Anthropology - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)
Last Update Tuesday 14th January 2014

14-01-2014
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Question Paper I and II Civil Services Main Examination 2013

On Tuesday 14th January 2014  Question Paper I & II of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science - optional subject (Main Examination 2013)
Last Update Tuesday 14th January 2014

14-01-2014
Agriculture Question Paper I and II Civil Services Main Examination 2013

On Tuesday 14th January 2014  Question Paper I & II of Agriculture optional subject (Main Examination 2013)
Last Update Tuesday 14th January 2014

14-01-2014