The UPSC Mains 2021 was conducted from 7th January 2022 onwards. The aspirants have to choose one optional subject, and it has two papers. Optional subject Paper I was held in the morning session (9 AM to 12 PM) on 16th January 2022 and the optional subject Paper II was held in the afternoon session (2 PM to 5 PM) on 16th January 2022.
The aspirants can check out the General Studies question papers of UPSC Mains 2021 from the links below:
|UPSC Mains 2021 GS Paper 1||UPSC Mains 2021 GS Paper 2|
|UPSC Mains 2021 GS Paper 3||UPSC Mains 2021 GS Paper 4|
UPSC 2021 Mains Optional Papers
Paper VI and Paper VII of the Mains exam has to be written for a total of 250 marks each. The time duration given for each paper is 3 hours each.
To download the Optional Subject Question paper PDFs of different subjects, check the table given below:
The scope of the syllabus for optional subject papers (Paper VI and Paper VII) for the examination is broadly of the honours degree level, i.e. a level higher than the bachelors’ degree and lower than the masters’ degree. In the case of Engineering, Medical Science and law, the level corresponds to the bachelors’ degree.
The candidates can also choose Literature of any one of the following languages as their optional subject.
|UPSC 2021 Civil Services (IAS) Main Exam – Literature Subjects as Optional Paper|
|Assamese Paper I||Assamese Paper II|
|Bengali Paper I||Bengali Paper II|
|Bodo Paper I||Bodo Paper II|
|Dogri Paper I||Dogri Paper II|
|Gujarati Paper I||Gujarati Paper II|
|Hindi Paper I||Hindi Paper II|
|Kannada Paper I||Kannada Paper II|
|Kashmiri Paper I||Kashmiri Paper II|
|Konkani Paper I||Konkani Paper II|
|Maithili Paper I||Maithili Paper II|
|Malayalam Paper I||Malayalam Paper II|
|Manipuri Paper I||Manipuri Paper II|
|Marathi Paper I||Marathi Paper II|
|Nepali Paper I||Nepali Paper II|
|Odia Paper I||Odia Paper II|
|Punjabi Paper I||Punjabi Paper II|
|Sanskrit Paper I||Sanskrit Paper II|
|Santhali Paper I||Santhali Paper II|
|Sindhi Paper I||Sindhi Paper II|
|Tamil Paper I||Tamil Paper II|
|Telugu Paper I||Telugu Paper II|
|Urdu Paper I||Urdu Paper II|
|English Paper I||English Paper II|
Also, check out,
- UPSC Mains 2021 Essay Paper PDF
- UPSC Mains 2021 Indian Language Paper PDF
- UPSC Mains 2021 English Language Paper PDF
The aspirants can check other UPSC Mains 2021 Question papers from the linked article.