UPSC 2015 Question Paper: Download UPSC Prelims & Mains 2015 Question Papers

By Shubhra Anand Jain|Updated : April 4th, 2022

UPSC Question Paper 2015 was released by the Union Public Service Commission(UPSC). Every year UPSC releases the question paper for that particular year. Candidates can download the UPSC 2015 Question Paper with answers to kickstart their preparation. A total of 945908 candidates appeared for the UPSC exam 2015 which was held on August 23, 2015. Here we are going to cover complete UPSC question papers for both Prelims and Mains of 2015. 

Additionally, we have also given the UPSC question paper analysis for 2015 that would help the candidates to understand the difficulty level of the exam, and level up their preparation accordingly.

Table of Content

UPSC 2015 Prelims Question Paper

UPSC Prelims is the first round of the UPSC examination, and it is the doorway to becoming eligible for the Mains exam. Glancing through the UPSC 2015 Prelims Question Paper would give a clear picture of the difficulty level of the preliminary exam. Below we have covered the UPSC question papers for 2015 Prelims GS Paper-I and GS Paper-2.

UPSC Prelims Question Paper 2015- Analysis (GS Paper-I)

As we have mentioned above, the UPSC 2015 Prelims Question Papers had two sections namely GS-I and GS-II. GS paper I had topics as followsEcology & Environment, Economy, Geography, Polity, and History. Only the economy section constituted 20% of the question paper. The 2015 UPSC prelims question paper was easier compared to the 2014 GS paper-I. Questions from Art & Culture have been reduced this year. There were 50 easy questions that could have been answered by any student. The question was the basis and tested the basic understanding of general studies. This highlighted the value of reading NCERTs from class-VI onwards.

UPSC 2015 Prelims Question Paper - Number of Questions (GS Paper-I)

Only the economy section constituted 20% of the UPSC 2015 question paper and other topics constituted almost 75%. Let’s take a look at the number of questions asked from each topic in the UPSC question paper 2015 in the preliminary exam. It would give you a fair amount of idea about the importance given to each topic by UPSC.

Number of Questions in UPSC 2015 Prelims Question Paper

Topics

Total questions

History

13

Polity

13

Geography & Agriculture

15

Sci & Tech

9

Ecology & Environment

13

Economy

21

Art & Culture

4

Social Welfare Schemes

2

Current Affairs

10

UPSC Question Paper 2015 for Prelims- Analysis (GS Paper-II/CSAT)

The GS Paper-II of the UPSC prelims exam tests the analytical and problem-solving skills of the candidates. The GS Paper-II of the UPSC 2015 Question Paper was easier than the last year, especially in terms of reading comprehension. Additionally, there was no decision-making question which could have been a tough task for the candidates. There was one incorrect in the 2015 UPSC question paper under set theory. Apart from that, there were no problems at all. The overall difficulty level was essay to moderate.

UPSC 2015 Prelims Question Paper - Number of Questions (GS Paper-II/CSAT)

Let’s see the detailed break-up of reasoning and Maths questions in the GS Paper-II of the UPSC question paper 2015. It would help the candidates to figure out the important sections from GS paper-II.

Topics

Number of Questions

Analytical reasoning

Series

Figures

Percentage

Equitation

Set Theory

TSD % W

Ratio and Mixture

P & C

Graph

Numbers

Clock

Cubes

Geometry

12

3

2

3

5

4

3

2

4

2

1

1

1

1

UPSC 2015 Mains Question Paper

There UPSC 2015 Mains question papers include a total of nine papers such as General Studies- I to IV, Essay, English language, Compulsory Indian Language, and an optional subject. Each General Studies carries 250 marks, and the optional subject carries a total of 500 marks. The compulsory language and the English Language are qualifying in nature. Check out the UPSC question paper 2015 for the Mains exam.

UPSC Mains Question Paper 2015 General Studies, Essay, and English

There are four General studies included in the Mains exam, candidates can check out the UPSC question paper 2015 for each General studies paper below.

UPSC 2015 Mains Question Paper for Indian Language Paper

There are 20 Indian languages in UPSC Mains, and candidates can choose any Indian language they want from the list. Check below, we have provided the UPSC 2015 question paper for each Language Papers PDF

UPSC Mains Optional Question Paper 2015

From a total of 48 optional subjects, a candidate gets to choose any subject he/she likes. The UPSC Mains optional question paper is divided into two papers and each carries 250 marks and a total of 500 marks. Candidates can find the 2015 question paper for each optional subject below.

Question Papers for Optional Subjects for Mains Exam

Paper 1

Paper 2

Agriculture Paper I

Animal Husbandary & Veterinary Science Paper I

Anthropology Paper I

Botany Paper I

Chemistry Paper I

Civil Engineering Paper I

Commerce & Accountancy Paper I

Economics Paper I

Electrical Engineering Paper I

Geography Paper I

Geology Paper I

History Paper I

Law Paper I

Management Paper I

Mathematics Paper I

Mechanical Engineering Paper I

Medical Science Paper I

Philosophy Paper I

Physics Paper I

Political Science & Internation Relations Paper I

Psychology Paper I

Public Administration Paper I

Sociology Paper I

Statistics Paper I

Zoology Paper I

Agriculture Paper II

Animal Husbandary & Veterinary Science Paper II

Anthropology Paper II

Botany Paper II

Chemistry Paper II

Civil Engineering Paper II

Commerce & Accountancy Paper II

Economics Paper II

Electrical Engineering Paper II

Geography Paper II

Geology Paper II

History Paper II

Law Paper II

Management Paper II

Mathematics Paper II

Mechanical Engineering Paper II

Medical Science Paper II

Philosophy Paper II

Physics Paper II

Political Science & Internation Relations Paper II

Psychology Paper II

Public Administration Paper II

Sociology Paper II

Statistics Paper II

Zoology Paper II

UPSC 2015 Literature Question Papers for Mains - Paper I

UPSC 2015 Literature Question Papers for Mains - Paper II

Important UPSC Topics

UPSC Exam

UPSC Exam Date

UPSC Notification

UPSC Eligibility

UPSC Online Application

UPSC Exam Pattern

UPSC Syllabus

UPSC Previous Year Question Papers

UPSC Cut Off

UPSC Preparation Strategy

UPSC Books

UPSC Exam Analysis

UPSC Admit Card

IAS Exam

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FAQs

  • Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) was responsible for setting up the UPSC Question Paper 2015. USPC releases the question paper on its official website after the completion of the exam in that particular year. Above candidates can check out the question paper of UPSC 2015 and download the PDF file for UPSC preparation.

  • The overall difficulty level of the UPSC 205 Prelims question paper was easy to moderate. The 2015 question paper was easier compared to the 2014 paper. The questions were basic and tested the candidate’s ability to understand the general studies

  • UPSC Mains the tough to crack, and that’s why the difficulty level of the UPSC Mains question paper 2015 was moderate to tough. How the difficulty level varies depending on the candidates’ preparation.

  • There was a total of 10 questions asked from the current affairs section in UPSC Question Paper 2015. The difficulty level of the questions asked in this section was moderate.

  • Candidates can download the 2015 UPSC question paper from the official website of UPSC, but we have also provided the direct link to each subject from both prelims and mains of the UPSC 2015 exam above. Candidates can download the question paper PDF and practice it for a better understanding of the UPSC exam.

  • Start with either Prelims or Mains question paper. After attempting the questions evaluate your score, and check if you have scored good enough or not. If you haven't scored well then find out the reason behind it, and attempt the UPSC 2015 question paper again after a while.

  • The UPSC 2015 Mains question paper had a total of 48 optional subjects. Above we have listed all the optional subjects and their PDF link to download the question paper. If you are planning to opt for any optional subject in the upcoming UPSC exam, then you must go through these papers to understand the difficulty level and question pattern.

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