Topic-Wise UPSC Prelims Questions & Answers PDF [2013-2020]

Topic-wise UPSC Prelims Questions hold immense importance to lead the IAS Prelims 2021 preparation in the right direction. The prelims exams for UPSC 2021 is scheduled to take place on June 27th 2021. Revision and practice for the exam with the help of topic-wise UPSC prelims questions will be the best bet at this point in time.

In this article aspirants will get subject-wise UPSC Prelims questions carefully compiled from the last 8 years UPSC Prelims previous questions papers i.e. from 2020 to 2013.

The questions covered are from the following subjects –

  • Polity,
  • Geography,
  • History (Ancient, Medieval and Modern),
  • Environment,
  • Art and Culture,
  • Economy and,
  • Science and Technology

Candidates will also be able to download Topic-wise UPSC Prelims Questions PDF along with the Solutions given for their assistance in the IAS Exam preparation.

IAS Prelims Questions Topic-Wise Analysis

The objective paper of UPSC prelims carries 100 Multiple Choice Questions covering different topics. The Graphs provided below will throw light on the number of questions asked in each topic every year [2013-2020] out of 100 questions. This will help candidates plan well for UPSC 2021.

UPSC Prelims Polity Previous Year Questions Analysis

Polity Questions in UPSC Prelims 2013-2020

Candidates appearing for the UPSC exam can go through the Polity Question of UPSC Prelims 2013-2020 along with answer PDFs on the given link.

Aspirants can check the relevant links for the preparation of UPSC Polity for prelims exams-

UPSC Prelims Geography Previous Year Questions Analysis

Geography Prelims Questions 2013-2020

To download Prelims Geography UPSC Questions from 2013 to 2020 with the solutions, visit the given link.

Also, go through the following links to cover the comprehensive syllabus of geography for the UPSC examination.

UPSC Prelims Art & Culture Previous Year Questions Analysis

Art & Culture Prelims Questions 2013-2020

Candidates preparing for UPSC Prelims can go through the Art & Culture Questions in UPSC Prelims [2013-2020], answer PDFs are also available.

For wholistic preparation of Art and Culture Subject for UPSC examination, visit the links provided below-

UPSC Prelims Environment and Ecology Previous Year Questions Analysis

Environment & Ecology Prelims Questions 2013-2020

Get the Environment and Ecology Questions in UPSC Prelims [2013-2020] along with solutions PDF on the linked page.

UPSC Prelims Ancient History Previous Year Questions Analysis

Ancient History Prelims Questions 2013-2020

Candidates can go through the UPSC Prelims Ancient History Questions & Answers [2013-2020] on the linked page.

Check out the NCERT Notes of Ancient History for UPSC to prepare comprehensively for the Ancient History Subject for the UPSC exam.

UPSC Prelims Medieval History Previous Year Questions Analysis

Medieval History Prelims Questions 2013-2020

Candidates appearing for the UPSC exam can go through the UPSC Prelims Medieval History Questions & Answers [2013-2020] along with answer PDFs on the given link.

Also, check out the NCERT Medieval History Notes on the linked page for assistance in preparation.

UPSC Prelims Modern History Previous Year Questions Analysis

Modern History Prelims Questions 2013-2020

For UPSC Prelims Modern History Questions & Answers PDF, visit the given link.

Candidates for comprehensive preparation can check the following links to prepare for the History Subject of UPSC exam –

Candidates can refer to IAS History Questions and Answers to get clear and crisp answers to every topic that is relevant for UPSC History.

UPSC Prelims Economy Previous Year Questions Analysis

Economy Prelims Questions 2013-2020

Candidates can get UPSC Prelims Economy Questions [2013-2020] & Answers PDFs on the given link for practice and preparation.

Go through the links given below to prepare comprehensively for the Indian Economy for the UPSC exam-

UPSC Prelims Science & Technology Previous Year Questions Analysis

Science & Tech Prelims Questions 2013-2020

To download the Science and Technology Questions in UPSC Prelims [2013-2020] along with answer PDFs, visit the linked page.

Aspirants will find the below-given links very helpful to prepare for the Science and Technology subject of UPSC Civil Services Exams-

Candidates will get all the UPSC Previous Year Question Papers on the linked page.

Aspirants checking out Topic-Wise UPSC Prelims Questions and Answer must hover through the relevant links provided below for UPSC Mains 2021 preparation –

Frequently Asked Questions on IAS Prelims Questions and Answers

Q 1. Is 4 Months enough for IAS prelims?

Ans. The examination is very tough due to stiff competition, as many students appear for the IAS Prelims examination. This is an all India level examination, and a few thousand of students clear the preliminary examination. Hence, it is best to prepare for the examination by allotting adequate time rather than postponing the preparation for the examination till the last few months.

Q 2. Which degree is best for IAS?

Ans. Students from across different education backgrounds and degrees have cleared the IAS examination. One size does not fit all, hence there is no perfect answer for this question. It all comes down to the interest and preparation level of the students.

Q 3. What are the subjects in the UPSC Prelims exam?

Ans. UPSC Prelims Exam covers questions from varied subjects like Modern History, Ancient History, Medieval History, Economics, International Relations, Polity, Agriculture, Environment, Science and Technology, Geography, Art and Culture, Current Affairs related to national and international affairs. Paper 2 of UPSC Prelims exam covers mental ability, decision making, logical reasoning, Interpersonal skills including communication skills, English language comprehension skills, Data interpretation – charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.).


  1. Wangkhem Manojkumar

    I want to know about the IAS EXAM

    1. Hi,
      Please read a detailed introduction to the IAS Exam here.

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