UPSC Civil Services IAS Prelim Exam Syllabus :

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NOTE : Candidates are advised to go through Preliminary Examination and the several subjects.


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 specialization.
  • General Science.

Paper II-(200 marks)

  • Comprehension;
  • Interpersonal skills including communication Skill
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability;
  •  Decision making and problem solving;
  • 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);

Note 1: Paper—H of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with  minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33.

Note 2 : The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.

Note 3 : It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelims) 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(Prelims) Examination.

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