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Civil Services (IAS) Examination, 2012 Sample Questions

Feb 9, 2012 14:36 IST

Here you can find the Civil Services Examination, 2012 sample questions. The sample questions are provided with answers. Go through these questions and get an idea about the nature of civil services examination. To crack any competitive examination one must know its question- pattern.  UPSC released sample papers in December 2010 to intimate aspirants of the expected difficulty level of questions. The sample questions are designed with the objective of testing the decision-making ability of the candidate and aptitude for the civil services. Moreover, the sample questions try to find out the ethical and moral traits in a candidate.

For example, sample questions on comprehension test how good a candidate is at fact-finding, interpreting text and sifting through information. Questions on Quantitative ability will test students’ knowledge of numbers.

The paper-1 (General Studies) remains as important as before. The sample questions suggest that questions asked in the examination will be more practical in nature and they will be based on knowledge of current affairs and general awareness.

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Sir what is tha important part for upsc exam what should i do for it


there is an exam for school level too its question papers is missing...............


sir, can we give ias exam in our 3rd year of btech as by the very next year we will be getting degrees.at present if we are completing with our 3rd yr please reply as soon as possible sir.


what should i d to win civil service exam???

sanjay kumar,

i want to be IAS plz advice to me.

prashanth HS,

i want to prepare for civil service examination . which are the best books for preparation.


i want to prepare for civils which are the best books for civils present i am in btech 4 year ece


i m preparing for gate.i am from ece department.can u pls send the materials and important links to prepare.

sudhir kumar,

I want to be a IAS

prudhvi raj,

I want to be ias

rakesh kumar,


rakesh kumar,

plzzzz posted question my fb

Prashant Kumar,



give me some guidness for civil service exams plzzzz


i joined this institute without any basic knowledge about the subjects and scheme of the exam. but later through the proper guidance from all the faculties, and through the systematic study plan i gained my confidence slowly . initial scheme of the coaching, they are taking care of the basic foundation of the coaching and they clarify all the myth about the exam, that itself increase the confidence level of the candidate. the pool of faculties what they have and their expertise in the subjects are exemplary, particularly in Public admin, and Geography- which i have taken as optional in my Main Exam


hoping i can pass the CE.

krish kumar,

any job 10+2 plz help

Mohan M,

Iam a poor family. Plz help my education.


i want to help the poor people so i can study ias after finishing b.e (ece)


any job for +2 level

Ramen Medhi,

i m studying B.A ...major political science.. can i IAS oficer after graduation?


respected sir,please give me he latest news of all civil service exams to my no-09437260900.thanku sir

Achyut Bajpai,

i want to become an ias officer. can you tell me the preparations needed .


nice question paper

Mandeep Kumar Jogpal,

I also make a IAS Officer What I Do124.124.40.15

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