UPSC Mains Geography (Paper I) Papers


In UPSC mains examination there are 9 papers in total. Each paper is of 3 hours duration and apart from language papers all other papers is set in two languages Hindi and English. All questions are essay type. Paper I is any Indian language, Paper II is English, Paper III is Essay, Paper IV & V are General Studies and Papers VI, VII, VIII & IX are optional subjects (two subjects and two papers each). These 4 subjects are to be chosen by candidates themselves.

Of these 4 papers one is Geography. The Geography paper is divided into two papers, Paper I and Paper II. Paper one consists of two sections, Section A and Section B, with 4 questions in each section. Candidates are required to answer 5 questions each of 60 marks. Question number 1 and 5 are compulsory and rest 3 questions are to be selected from rest of the questions with at least one question both from Section A and Section B.

In question 1 candidate is required to locate 10 places on an outline map of the world. Each locations carries 6 marks of which 1 mark is given for every correct entry and 5 marks for writing about strategic or geographical relevance of the locations in not more than 40 words. In question 5 candidates are required to write short notes in not more than 200 words on any of the three topics provided. This pattern was followed till 2008, but from 2009 pattern changed. Here are links of few of the papers which will let you know the paper pattern.

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15 Responses to “UPSC Mains Geography (Paper I) Papers”

  1. 15

    can we write geography and history peaprs in marathi languages of upsc main exam

  2. 14
    Abhishek Raneja:

    I have completed 12th. And i want to give upsc. I want to know about physical fitness to give upsc

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    pappu s:

    will you send me ias topper last year original solved answer papper

  4. 12
    Raju Raj:

    which subject i take in 1st paper of upsc

  5. 11

    Sir I hv one of my optionals as geography n im looking forward for presentation n answer writing skill with few sample solved papers.

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    sagar balkrushna bosrse.:

    Respective sir,

    I am totaly blank for upsc exam please guidance to me any quastions & how to planing study of upsc. and time manage.
    please reply me.

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    Deval Patel:

    Hello Sir,

    I have completed Technology).

    My all subject are computer language related in my degree.

    Please Give me a suggestion, which subject is easy to read in Optional Subject Part-II( Civil Services Enterest Test).
    Beacause I am very Confuse which subject is selected.

    Please reply in My Email Id.

    Thank You

    Regarding: Deval Patel

    Awaiting Your Resopnse

  8. 8
    Sushil khaira:

    I want cs’s main solved papers of geography.can u publish?

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  10. 6

    can you send the U.P.S.C. IAS exam papers on my email add.

  11. 5

    I am want ips doing but I am not baclears so what I ps do future

  12. 4

    I am a lecturer at University of Gondar, ethiopia and I need sample questions related to geography of transportation systems for senior Undergraduate studentts of Geography and environmental studies.. I will appreciate if you attach a list of sample qusetions.

  13. 3

    i m computer science and am i eligible for appearing in ias exam

  14. 2
    Abhishek Verma:

    Hi, i am abhishek .i wanna know that how many attempts are there in ISAT. And what may be the minimum cutoff rank in aieee of obc in any of the nit in any of the branch means at what rank any obc candidate can get nit anyhow residing in u.p.

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    can you send the U.P.S.C. IPS exam papers on my email add.