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


@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.


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 http://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,

RTI for mains question papers 2013

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