We have compiled the previous 10-year Philosophy Optional paper. Below are the Philosophy Optional question papers for the preparation for the UPSC Mains exam. With the help of this question bank, aspirants will be able to familiarize themselves with the optional question paper pattern and determine what topics to concentrate on when preparing. All of the papers provided are those produced by the Union Public Service Commission. Make sure that you carefully review the Philosophy Optional (Previous-Year) question papers.

Why choose Philosophy as an Optional?

1. Short syllabus
2. Mostly static
3. Overlap with General studies like ethics and essay
4. Unleash critical thinking

Philosophy Optional Exam Pattern

Sr. No.PaperTotal TimeTotal Marks
1.Philosophy Optional Paper-13 Hour250 Marks
2.Philosophy Optional Paper-23 Hour250 Marks
[Table] Philosophy Optional Exam Pattern

Philosophy Optional Booklist – Recommended by Philosophy Topper

  1. An Introduction to Indian Philosophy – By Satishchandra Chatterjee
  2. Philosophy of Religion – By John H Hick
  3. An Introduction to Political Theory – By O.P. Gauba
  4. A Critical Survey of Indian Philosophy – By Chandradhar Sharma
  5. Contemporary Indian Philosophy – By Basant Kumar Lal
  6. A Critical History of Western Philosophy: Greek, Medieval and Modern – By Y. Masih

Download Philosophy Optional Previous Year Question Paper PDF in Hindi & English

Following are the links to download Philosophy Optional Previous Year Question Paper. UPSC Philosophy Optional Question Paper has a maximum mark of 250. The time allowed for this paper is 3 hours. All questions are printed in both Hindi and English.

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Sr. No.List of Philosophy Optional Question PaperLink
1.UPSC 2021 Philosophy Optional Question Paper-1Download PDF
2.UPSC 2021 Philosophy Optional Question Paper-1Download PDF
3.UPSC 2020 Philosophy Optional Question Paper-1 Download PDF
4.UPSC 2020 Philosophy Optional Question Paper-2 Download PDF
5.UPSC 2019 Philosophy Optional Question Paper-1 Download PDF
6.UPSC 2019 Philosophy Optional Question Paper-2 Download PDF
7.UPSC 2018 Philosophy Optional Question Paper-1 Download PDF
8.UPSC 2018 Philosophy Optional Question Paper-2 Download PDF
9.UPSC 2017 Philosophy Optional Question Paper-1 Download PDF
10.UPSC 2017 Philosophy Optional Question Paper-2 Download PDF
11.UPSC 2016 Philosophy Optional Question Paper-1 Download PDF
12.UPSC 2016 Philosophy Optional Question Paper-2 Download PDF
13.UPSC 2015 Philosophy Optional Question Paper-1 Download PDF
14.UPSC 2015 Philosophy Optional Question Paper-2 Download PDF
15.UPSC 2014 Philosophy Optional Question Paper-1 Download PDF
16.UPSC 2014 Philosophy Optional Question Paper-2 Download PDF
17.UPSC 2013 Philosophy Optional Question Paper-1 Download PDF
18.UPSC 2013 Philosophy Optional Question Paper-2 Download PDF
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