Is the UPSC Mains answer sheet an A4 sheet?
Thanks for the A2A! UPSC Mains answer sheet is almost the size of A4 sheet. Almost because the length is roughly 1.52 cm less whereas width is practically same, as compared to an A4 sheet. This is not taking into the account margins on three sides on the actual answer sheet, which makes the writing space much smaller. You will also see that unlike mock test papers (where we have a bottom margin and name of institute etc written), UPSC doesn't have a bottom margin if my memory serves me correctly. And yes, the questions are also printed, the space to write each answer is fixed. Below is a copy of my question paper compared to A4 sheet in the background (question paper is attached to the top of answer sheet and is similar size):