UPSC IAS Exam Preliminary Syllabus

UPSC (IAS) Exam Preliminary Syllabus

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PRELIMINARY

 

PART-A PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION PAPER I – (200 MARKS) DURATION : TWO HOURS

 

» Current events of national and international importance.
» History of India and Indian National Movement.
» Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
» Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
» Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
» General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialisation
» General Science.

 

PAPER II- (200 MARKS) DURATION: TWO HOURS

 

»Comprehension
»Interpersonal skills including communication skills
»Logical easoning and analytical ability.
»Decision-making and problemsolving.
»General mental ability .
» Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level) .
» English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

Note 1 : From 2015, the UPSC has made the CSAT of only qualifying nature and one needs to only get 33%. Only marks of Paper 1 will now be considered for ranking in the prelims, based on which candidates will apear for the Mains exam.

 

Note 2Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in the Syllabus of Paper- II) will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.

 

Note 3The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.

 

Note 4: It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he/she does not appear in both the papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination.