UPSC History Optional Previous Year Question Papers (PYQ)

Candidates who choose History as their optional subject for the IAS Exam should solve the UPSC History Previous Year Question Papers. This is important because these papers show the exam patterns and help candidates prepare effectively.

In this article, we have included the PDFs of the UPSC History Optional Question Papers. You can also download the latest UPSC 2023 History Optional Paper PDF.

Candidates can choose one subject from 48 options for their optional paper.
World history is included in the Mains syllabus, but it is not part of the preliminary exam.
The UPSC 2021 topper, Shruti Sharma, chose History as her optional subject and studied it in college. The second rank holder, Ankita Agarwal, chose PSIR as her optional subject.
No, history is not a difficult optional subject. It just requires a good understanding of timelines and the ability to connect events.
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