UPSC History Question Papers (IAS Mains PDF 2017)

UPSC History Question Papers PDF (IAS Mains History Question Papers) UPSC Mains Optional Papers : All Latest Question Papers of all the latest years have been provided below in PDF format for download. These UPSC History Question Papers have been compressed so that they consume very little data while downloading and are also optimized for Mobile view. In our earlier article, we have already provided UPSC History Syllabus. Here you can download UPSC History Question Papers for 2017, UPSC History Question Papers for 2015 and also UPSC History Question Papers for 2014. UPSC History is one paper that need to be specially taken care during preparation.

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File Size 340 kb
History Question Papers Format PDF
Total History Files Ten

Download Recent UPSC History Question Papers

UPSC Mains exam have concluded recently and the Question Paper of UPSC History has been made available for public on the very next day.

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Preparation from UPSC History Question Papers

There will always be high demand for the recent years UPSC History Question Papers from the candidates preparing for the IAS Mains (UPSC Mains Exams).

You might be aware that History is one of the many Optional Papers that a candidate can choose from.

UPSC History Question Papers provided above are only for educational purpose and it is recommended that users should not use them for any other commercial motive.

Along with the UPSC History Question Papers, we will also provide other important articles on how to prepare for UPSC History, What is the proper study plan for UPSC History and also what will be the estimated important topics from UPSC History syllabus.

PDF Files of UPSC History Question Papers

All the UPSC History Question Papers files we have provided are segregated into Paper-I and Paper-II respectively.

Also all the Question Papers of UPSC History topic were provided for year wise download so that it will be easy for students to get access to them.

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UPSC History Preparation tips

Start reading newspapers for UPSC History. Not newspapers like Times of India(I would suggest that the first thing you do is throw out that newspaper), but papers like The Hindu and The Indian Express. They are very good and I would suggest you read them religiously.

Start reading UPSC History NCERTS. These are basic UPSC History textbooks which will give you the gist of the subject and then you can go deeper and deeper into that subject.

Make use of the Internet. Watch UPSC History documentaries like BBC’s Days that shook the World which will increase your History knowledge base. Keep in mind that they tend to be a bit biased though.

It is imperative to do your homework, dig in to find the needs of the competition, its trends and requirements. Get the details of the examination i. e. Prelims, Mains and Personality Test.

Planning is the important part of UPSC History preparation, make a workable UPSC History study plan which suits your requirement. It can optimize and can actually reduce your efforts by almost 70-80% (most of the students just follow UPSC History books without doing the cost benefit analysis)

I think this should be the first step towards UPSC History preparation as one is required to write around 30000-35000 words in all the 9 papers of the mains exam.

UPSC History Question Papers PDF IAS Mains History Question Papers UPSC Mains Optional Papers

Make sure the environment or ecosystem of your UPSC History preparation is positive with good people around. You can make peer groups who are at similar age.

This should begin after 2-3 months of your UPSC History preparation. For example, lets suppose you read a topic “Balance of Payment” in Economics, so now you should start attempting previous year’s questions to check the comfort level and accuracy.

If overall your UPSC History accuracy is 60% including negative marking then the preparation is on the right track. I took the threshold as UPSC History 60% since cutoffs vary between 50-55%. Similar process can also be followed for subjective questions in mains examination.

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Conclusion on UPSC History Question Papers

We always recommend students to not just follow blindly the UPSC History Question Papers and think that these things will help you to pass the exam.

Note that UPSC History is not like any other regular subject you come across. There is lot of depth in UPSC History Question Papers and one should be fully confident to attempt the exam.

UPSC Mains History is one of the most crucial subject which many students fail to grasp and pay a big price.

UPSC History Paper may not look like a difficult task, but once you start digging into the subject, you will finally come to realize that this thing is here to stay.