If an IAS aspirant wants to reserve his/her place in the final list of UPSC IAS Exam then they have to perform well in every stage of UPSC IAS Exam. The marks of UPSC IAS Preliminary Exam does not consider while preparing the final merit list but it includes the marks of all the papers of UPSC IAS Mains Exam (Written Test) such as General Studies Papers, Essay, and the marks of two optional papers opted by the IAS aspirants. Also, the marks of personality test (PT) will be considered while preparing the final merit list.
The IAS aspirants find it difficult to explore the pattern of UPSC IAS Exam to be followed by UPSC in the upcoming exam. So, here is the good news for the IAS aspirants- from this year, UPSC has started providing model question papers of UPSC IAS Mains Exam, hence, an IAS aspirant can find a way to prepare various subjects during IAS preparation. Now, the IAS aspirant will be able to explore the pattern of asking questions in UPSC IAS Mains Exam (Written Test) after analysing the model question papers officially provided by UPSC on their website.
Here, for the convenience of UPSC IAS aspirant, we are providing the Model Question Paper of UPSC IAS Mains Essay provided by UPSC in pdf format. The IAS aspirants must practice it before IAS Mains Exam 2018 and they should make a strategy for covering topics for UPSC IAS Essay paper accordingly. Here, find the pdf of the Essay Model Question Paper: