[RTI] UPSC will be uploading all the question papers of Mains-2013 on their website soon

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Update: question papers have been uploaded on the official Page of UPSC http://www.upsc.gov.in/questionpaper/2013.htm#PageTop

  1. Prologue
  2. RTI question
  3. UPSC replies

Prologue

@to all those inquiring about engineering/literature/ any other question papers of Mains-2013 which are not available online,

Long story cut short: yesterday I had filed online RTI to UPSC, seeking those questions papers for you and UPSC has replied that they will be uploading all the mains question papers on their website soon (i.e. before the last week of January 2014 when the ‘deadline’ of my RTI expires.) And you can find GS, Essay, English and some of the optional question papers here: Mrunal.org/download

RTI question

Send through the online portal: http://rtionline.gov.in/ on 16th December 2013, with registration number UPSCM/R/2013/61704.

Sub: Application under Right to information Act. Seeking certain papers of Civil Service Mains 2013 Exam.

Sir,

Kindly provide following question papers of Civil Service Mains examination 2014 in electronics (CD/DVD/PDF) format.

  1. Following optional subject papers: Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce and Accountancy, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Geology, Management, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Statistics, Zoology.
  2. Following literature optional papers: Assamese,  Bengali,  Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada,  Kashmiri,  Konkani,  Maithil,  Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi,  Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.
  3. Following Indian language papers: Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Manipuri, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi (Arabic), Sindhi (Devanagiri), Telugu, Urdu.

PS: If UPSC is uploading these papers on its official website before the time deadline of my RTI (i.e. somewhere around Mid-January 2014) then you may ignore giving me the question papers.

UPSC replies


Dear appellant, It is informed that the question papers of Civil services(Main) Examination, 2013 are likely to be uploaded on the UPSC website www.upsc.gov.in shortly. Shri Rajesh, Joint Secretary, UPSC is the First Appellate Authority under Section 19(1) of the RTI Act, 2005.
Dr. Kulbir Singh,
JD & CPIO

RTI for mains question papers 2013

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So far 56 Comments posted

  1. WASEEM

    Thank you Mrunal bhai

  2. Neha Gupta

    How do you the deadlines/expiry of the RTI request? Is it same for different requests with different departments?

    1. Mehul

      30 days from the receipt of application by the public authority.

  3. Santhosh rao

    Hello friends could you please clarify my doubt: Does a federal system should accommodate caste reservations and elected representatives??? Please give ur opinion.

  4. mohit

    Amazing work Mrunal bhai…. Hats off to you.

  5. Priyanka

    Thank you Mrunal Sir,…Hats off for you..!!

  6. Capt Sambhaji

    Dear Sir,
    RTI really works. It is an good weapon in our hands to fight against autocratic rule.

  7. AMIT GUPTA

    thanks sir…

  8. Rahul Khairnar

    thankyou

  9. S V S N R KUMAR

    Hi Mrunal this is rajesh from A P iam working in bank
    iam preparing for civils.Please give best suggestive measures for effective time management for preparation

  10. KIRAN

    sir can i claim partially deaf category which is discovered 15 days after application to CGLE and i also represented to regional director but in a vain if yes then how can represent it and suggest me.

  11. akshatha suryanarayan

    good work mrunal ji

  12. Bebina Majhee

    thank u……

  13. Harshit

    how to search for your articles on polity,diplomacy and science in this revamped site

  14. ram

    mrunal sir… why dates are coming , when you uploaded the posts nu ?? earlier dates were there… but now you have removed it , could you please change the settings !!

  15. ram

    mrunal sir… why dates are not shown , when you uploaded the posts nu ?? earlier dates were there… but now you have removed it , could you please change the settings !!

  16. Vikram

    Hi Mrunal,

    Any idea as to how many have appeared in the Mains exam this year?
    And Optional-wise no. of candidates appeared?

    I have filed an RTI and waiting for UPSC’s reponse.

    Thanks for your efforts!

    1. rohit

      i don’t think they will give that information before entire process is over

    2. anonymous

      I have already filed RTI on this (How many attempted mains this year and optional wise). I got a reply that, data is still not ready. They mentioned that it takes time.

    3. Anonymous

      I filed RTI on this. How many wrote main this year. no is UPSCM/R/2013/61740 yesterday and got reply yesterday itself. They mentioned that data is not yet ready.

  17. Rohit

    wonderful effort Mrunal!

  18. VISHAL

    Sir plz also pay attention to ssc aspirants ….will there be any change in ssc cgl 2014…?sir I m in panic …..

  19. urken

    thanks you soooh much sir

  20. MAHUYA

    Mrunal Sir,

    i am not able to view IGNOU study materials ( egyankosh.ac.in ). if any alternate site is there ?

    Please help.

  21. MAHUYA

    Mrunal Sir,

    i am not able to view IGNOU study materials ( egyankosh.ac.in ). if any alternate site is there ?

    Please help.

    1. brave heart sujanian

      bro if u find any such solution then plz do share that …….i have my HPPSC mains n in dire need of IGnou study material

      1. mukesh

        Hey….even I m having my hppsc mains….hows ur preparation goin….

    2. Bhor

      it is under maintenance ..if you need sociology stuff then i can provide you..call me at 09717825757….

  22. chandra

    UPSC has uploaded the mains 2013 question papers in their website…

  23. Bhor

    Dear Mrunal

    I have written mains 2013 , with your support and guidance i wrote paper with best of my ability. The paper was very lengthy , I found it impossible to attempt all the questions maintaining quality and quantity at same time. I found that such paper needs a special treatment and a very different strategic approach. Almost all the question were easy to me but i was not able to attempt all the question , this disappointed me . If one find question paper easy then one want to write a good answer with quantity and quality ,This will lead to time loss which will then induce bad handwriting.

    So , mrunal can you please do some analysis of General studies papers and suggest a good approach to handle it. I think , this is the greatest challenge of this time. i definitely need you help in it , so that i can plan my studies accordingly for next attempt.

    1. Vishal

      Dear Bhor
      Can please guide how to study in main preparation.

      Vishal

  24. ABCD

    Yes , they had uploaded today . Download it guys ..

  25. Rama

    Thanks Mrunal …. by the way it dint take 30 days … they did it in one single day … UPSC is no more Curzon … ok, too early to predict that !!!

  26. ranswitzer

    Hi guys……
    Please let me know what would b the apprx cost for XEROX copy MADE EASY MATERIAL (CIVIL ENGINEERING) in Ber SARAI ????

    URGENT… plz reply as soon as possible.
    Thanks a ton in advanced.

    1. Shree

      you can mark an email to “[email protected]” and get the price quote for printed material.

  27. MUKESH

    Sub: Application under Right to information Act. Seeking certain information of Civil Service Mains 2011, 2012 Exam.
    Sir,
    Kindly provide following information of Civil Service Mains examination in electronics (CD/DVD/PDF) format.
    1.What was the category wise pass mark in English (compulsory) paper of CSM 2011& 2012
    2.What was the category wise highest mark in English (compulsory) paper of CSM 2011& 2012
    3.What was the category wise pass mark in Hindi (compulsory) paper of CSM 2011& 2012
    4.What was the category wise highest mark in Hindi (compulsory) paper of CSM 2011& 2012

    Reply :- D ea r Appella nt , Point -wise reply/informa t ion is a s follows
    Point 1 a nd 3 : I t is informed t ha t revea ling minimum qua lifying ma rks for Eng lish compulsory a nd
    I ndia n la ng ua g e H indi pa pers, could lea d t o ca ndida t es who possess t his informa t ion put t ing in
    only a s much effort a s is required t o a chieve t his st a nda rd (since t hese do not count for merit ) a nd
    not put t ing in t heir best effort s in a ll pa pers of t he exa mina t ion, a s is desired. Therefore, t his
    would (a ) a dversely a ffect t he compet it ive int erest of ot her ca ndida t es who do not possess t his
    informa t ion, a nd t hus exempt ion under sect ion 8 (1) (d) of t he R TI Act is invoked. (b) Also,
    disclosure of t his informa t ion would det ra ct from t he exa mina t ion compet it iveness/prest ig e in so
    fa r a s t hese pa pers a re concerned (a s ca ndida t es would be t empt ed t o put in less effort in t hese
    pa pers t o merely a chieve minimum qua lifying st a nda rd) a nd t he Commissions own int erest s (which
    is in fa ct t he la rg er public int erest ) would a lso be a dversely a ffect ed. Therefore, on pa r wit h a n
    a ffect ed t hird pa rt y (which is permissible in t erms of CI C releva nt judg ment order, Commission
    cla ims exempt ion under sect ion 8 (1) (d) of t he R TI Act , 2005. H ence desired informa t ion ca nnot
    be disclosed.
    Point 2 a nd 4. it is informed t ha t t he informa t ion a bout hig hest ma rk wa s not compiled . H ence
    ca nnot be provided.
    Shri R a jesh, Joint Secret a ry, Union Public Service Commission, 114, Ayog Sa chiva la ya B uilding ,
    D holpur H ouse, Sha hja ha n R oa d, New D elhi -110069 is t he Appella t e Aut horit y under Sect ion 19(1)
    of t he R TI Act , 2005.

    1. Da Vinci

      I suggest please file appeal on the rtionline website. Don’t let this be closed. This is not a proper argument from UPSC side. We can challenge it on merits further. Please decide as u deem appropriate.

  28. My Dream IAS

    UPSC uploaded papers in its site………………

  29. dev

    questions uploaded

  30. Jawed

    sir .
    plz check on top u have by mistake “written Kindly provide following question papers of Civil Service Mains examination 2014 in electronics (CD/DVD/PDF) format.: it should be 2013 instead of 2014 (copy +Paste)

  31. prajwal

    Hello Sir,

    Please do question-wise analysis of 2013 mains paper as you did the 2012 paper last year. It will be a stepping stone for starting the preparations.

    Thank you

  32. dev

    can someone help me for sanskrit optional

  33. BB

    Is anybody able to see the link to Forum in the upgraded website? kindly help me find it…

  34. KIRAN

    sir can i claim partially deaf category which is discovered 15 days after application to CGLE and i also represented to regional director but in a vain if yes then how can represent it? please genuine reply….

  35. KIRAN

    sir can i claim partially deaf category which is discovered 15 days after application to CGLE and i also represented to regional director but in a vain if yes then how can represent it? please genuine reply….

  36. Ankit

    It seems mrunal has gone on vacations as there has been no update regarding upsc preparation from his side.

  37. shiva

    mrunal sir .. november writing competition articles are not available on serever.. kindly re upload it

  38. sruthi

    Can anybody suggest me books for philosophy paper-1?Thanks in advance.

  39. Amit

    Bhai Mrunal,

    Where are you? No updates?

  40. abhi

    m downloading the papers from official upsc website,after download of pdf file whn i try to open the file it says ‘unable to open,file corrupted’. This prblm is with all d papers i downloaded,has any1 encountered wid d same prblm? What to do???

  41. aditya

    mrunal sir you are a perfect reflection of Mr Manish Sisodia. Sir, you please join AAP and take forward your mission to serve students and society at large.
    Wish you all the best.

  42. bimmi karbak

    Iam not being able to open the previous year questions paper section from the official website of upsc 🙁 please let me know the reasons n d solution 🙁

  43. RAHUL DEV

    SIR MY FIRST ATTEMPT UPSC PLZ SUGGEST ME HOW TO CLEAR THIS EXAM THANKS.

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