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What is the 1 thing you learned from your Prelims failure?

What is a reliable source for covering old old PYQs? The official answer keys are available up to 2013/14 on the UPSC website i think. If older ones are available online from an official/reliablr source please lmk. Or any publication which has a collection of the actual official answer keys (and not their own estimations of what the answer would be) for 25-30 years (or more if possible and needed)?

I think I have official keys till 2011, maybe 2010. I'll find and link it here.

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**see if the links work!

I marked the official answers in the question paper pdf sometime back. Referring that straightaway should suffice.

2011- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZsY9wzhzeGOlCaOC_0P3PdYMQ_DHEqm9

2012- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GYKhMGNN0yXFGVZSzA7F1nGSO5f-UxqQ

2013- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aC0KuzOY-3FIfITz28Y_i0I7b78c3GTT

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**see if the links work!

I marked the official answers in the question paper pdf sometime back. Referring that straightaway should suffice.

2011- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZsY9wzhzeGOlCaOC_0P3PdYMQ_DHEqm9

2012- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GYKhMGNN0yXFGVZSzA7F1nGSO5f-UxqQ

2013- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aC0KuzOY-3FIfITz28Y_i0I7b78c3GTT

Thank you so much!

You won't find official keys before 2011 on the internet IMO. Google the disputed/doubtful questions and read related things on the internet.

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That's what I was planning to do as well :) I thought I'd read up on all the options/statements provided, regardless of what the answer is, in any case. It'll take a lot more time but I think it might be worth it 🤷‍♂️

Absolutely worth it. Take my word on that.

Only thing is to identify questions which are not relevant now (there are many such questions asked before 2010), and not spend too much time on them.

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@Steph_Curry plz attach the link.


I did. See the links shared above.

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