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UPSC SYLLABUS

Phase 1: Preliminary Examination – CSAT Syllabus:

  • General Studies Paper I Syllabus
  • 1. Current events of national and international importance
  • 2. History of India and Indian national movement
  • 3. Indian and World Geography- Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the world
  • 4. Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political system, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights issues, etc.
  • 5. Economic and Social development – sustainable development, poverty, inclusion, demographics, social sector initiativesetc.
  • 6. General issues on environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate change-that donot require subject specialization
  • 7. General science
  • Aptitude Syllabus
  • 1. Comprehension
  • 2. Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • 3. Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • 4. Decision making and problem solving
  • 5. General mental ability
  • 6. Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc.) (Class X level), Data Interpretation (charts, graphs,tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level)
  • 7. English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level)
  • 8. Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level. (will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation

a) IAS Preliminary Exam:

Paper Subjects Total Marks Duration
I
General Studies
200 marks
2 hours
II
Aptitude Skills
200 marks
2 hours

Phase 2: Mains Examination Syllabus:

The UPSC mains exam consists of 9 papers, in which two are qualifying papers of 300 marks each:

I. Any Indian Language

II. English

Paper - I
Subjects
Paper-II
General Studies- I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
Paper-III
General Studies- II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
Paper-IV
General Studies- III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
Paper-V
General Studies- IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
Paper-VI
Optional Subject - Paper 1
Paper-VII
Optional Subject - Paper II

Candidates may choose any one of the ‘Optional Subjects’ from the list of subjects given below:

Optional Subjects
Literature Language
Agriculture
Assamese
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
Arabic
Anthropology
Bengali
Botany
Bodo
Chemistry
Dogri
Civil Engineering
French
Commerce and Accountancy
German
Economics
Gujarati
Electrical Engineering
Hindi
Geography
Kannada
Geology
Kashmiri
Kashmiri
Konkani
Law
Maithili
Management
Malayalam
Mathematics
Manipuri
Mechanical Engineering
Marathi
Medical Science
Nepali
Philosophy
Oriya
Physics
Persian
Political Science and International Relations
Punjabi
Psychology
Russian
Public Administration
Sanskrit
Sociology
Santhali
Statistics
Sindhi
Zoology
Tamil
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Telugu
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Urdu
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English

b) Main Exam:

Papers Topics Total Marks
I One Of The Indian Languages Chosen From The Prescribed List 300
II English 300
III Essay 250
IV/V/VI/VII General Studies (250 Marks For Each Paper) 1000
VIII & IX Optional Subject 1 500
Total Marks For Written Examination 1750

Phase 3: Interview/Personality Test:

c) Interview Test:

  The Interview test will be of 275 marks.

  The total mark of the written examination is 1750 Marks.

  The Interview/Personality Test will be of 275 marks.

  The Grand Total 2025 Mark

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