[Download] Mathematics Optional Subject Paper 1 & 2 of UPSC Civil Service IAS IPS Mains Exam 2013

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Maths Mains 2013 question paper 1 & 2 Uploaded here:  https://files.secureserver.net/0s4nDO0ooOhUSK
Instructions for Mathematics Optional Paper:

  1. There are EIGHT questions divided in Two Sections and printed both in HINDI and in ENGLISH. Candidate has to attempt FIVE questions in all.
  2. Question no. 1 and 5 are compulsory and out of the remaining, THREE are to be attempted choosing at least ONE from each section.
  3. The number of marks carried by a question/part is indicated against it.
  4. Answers must be written in the medium authorized in the Admission certificate which must be stated clearly on the cover of this Question-cum-Answer (QCA) booklet in the space provided. No marks will be given for answers written in medium other than the authorized one.
  5. Assume suitable data, if considered necessary and indicate the same clearly.
  6. Unless and otherwise indicated, symbols and notations carry their usual standard meaning.
  7. Attempts of questions shall be counted in chronological order. Unless struck off, attempt of a question shall be counted even if attempted partly. Any page or portion of the page left blank in the answer book must be clearly struck off.

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67 Comments on “[Download] Mathematics Optional Subject Paper 1 & 2 of UPSC Civil Service IAS IPS Mains Exam 2013”

  1. sir i hv done my engg for cs branch, plz send me a syllabus and sujects name of IAS pre, and mains.

  2. sir i hv done my engg for civil engg. branch, plz send me a syllabus and sujects name and last 30 yers paper of IAS & je.& aen,& pcs, pre, and mains.

  3. 1stly,go to thoroughly website of mrunalsir.

  4. sir do you have a collection of previous years maths question papers

  5. Sir fo u have a collection of previous year mathematics papers

  6. Mein ras main optional math sub ke syllabus or previous year ke paper se related site batai ..or cut-off pichli 4-5batai ..please

  7. Hello sir, I am textile engineer and doing job in faridabad. I want to become IPS so please send me all the subjects name and syllabus. And please tell me how to prepare for IPS/IAS

  8. Respected Sir,
    I am completed my graguation in B.Tech in communications . I have lots of interest in mathematics . So, I need each guideline for maths paper as civil services examination . It’s my final decision for electing Mathematics sub. as optional paper.
    (1)How to prepare for that?()Is compulsory to take coaching from any insti . or academy?(2)should I go delhi for coaching or elsewhere(3)which book should I prefer?(4)what stategy should I make? In short,I want complete info. about it.
    Thank you.

  9. Hello sir,
    i am BCA second year from MJPRU Bareilly i want become IPS so please so send me all the subjects name and syllabus . And please tell me how to prepare for the IAS/IPS/PCS

  10. mrunal sir please upload SSC Junior Engineer syllabus,previous year question papers.it is very helpful.i applied under RTI to get old papers but 5months ago no reply from them.

    1. Hello Ranganath, has result been declared for SSC JE 2014 ? Waiting from a long time for the result?

  11. i am a beginner in CS preparation and am thinking of taking math as my optional, i have a engineering background and math has always been a fascinating subject for me. I have done a bit of online research regarding math as optional, what i learnt is – math is the most vast subject among all the optionals but pays back well students who dedicate lots of time. I also came across people saying marks scored in math gets scaled a lot, what does it mean? does UPSC arbitrarily bring down the actual marks scored in math? mrunal bhai pls clear this doubt regarding scaling of marks.

  12. Hello sir,
    i m in b.sc 2nd yaer.main P.C.M. group se hu aur main ias banna chahti hu.
    kya main art group se ias ki prepration kar sakti hu?
    & agar maths se karu so give me usefull tips.

  13. Sir I complete my graduation with math
    Now I want to take mathematics as a optional paper so plz tell about that which type of strategic I need for it and which institute u prefer

  14. Sir
    I am a student of bba 1st year. I want to complete ias exam after qualifying bachelor degree. So give me a bet tips for preparation of exam.
    And also give me a suggestion to which types of books are better of self study

  15. Hi sir, my self Ajay Garole. i am S.E.mechanical engg. student intersted to crack upsc exam with great rank. I am going to start my ias study from june after completion of my S.E. exam . i have lot of interest in mathematics which i am going to select as an optional. i don’t know which books should I refer for math. plz give me the list of books whch should i refer for upsc. i am still eager for ur advice.plz help me sir. Thank You.

  16. Hi Sir,
    There is no book available in the market which provides UPSC Maths optional previous year solved papers, neither the notes are available for the same.So its a request to you to provide some toppers notes and previous year solved papers.


  17. ( )+( )+( )=30


    U can repeat the no.

    I am so confuse how solve it
    please help us give the correct answer
    aal the members of mahak institute

    1. its 15+15+ log1. if we can use the log function.

  18. (3!) + 9 + 15
    = 6+9+15
    That’s the only way to solve it…
    Becoz- sum of odd no. Never gives even no.

  19. Pls ans for ()+()+()=30.

  20. Hw can we solve….

  21. (11-1) + (13-3) + (15-5)=30

  22. Sir , I Mahipal Singh is servicing in Indian Navy
    I want to be an IAS officer so please guide me .


  23. Sir aap mujhe ias main mathematics syllabus and recommended booklist email id pr sent kr do jinse question paper me aate hai please

  24. does scientific calculator allow in upsc mains exam mathematics optional paper?????

  25. Kya upsc ias exam m maths reasoning or English aati h plz reply me

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