UPSC Syllabus

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UPSC IAS Exam 2019 -Preliminary Examination Syllabus for Paper1 and Paper2

UPSC PRELIM SYLLABUS FOR PAPER I – (200 MARKS) DURATION: TWO HOURS (COUNTED FOR THE MERIT RANK IN THE PRELIMS)

  • 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.

UPSC SYLLABUS FOR PAPER II- (200 MARKS) DURATION: TWO HOURS (NOT COUNTED FOR THE MERIT RANK IN PRELIMS BUT A QUALIFYING PAPER; JUST NEEDS 33% MARKS)

  • Comprehension.
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
  • 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).

UPSC Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam

A candidate’s rank in UPSC Civil Service Exam depends only on the mark scored in Main and Interview. The main exam has 1750 marks while interview has 275 marks.

The written examination (main) will consist of the following nine papers, but only 7 papers will be counted for final merit ranking. For the rest two papers, the candidate should secure minimum marks prescribed by UPSC each year.

QUALIFYING PAPERS – NOT COUNTED FOR FINAL RANKING:

  • Paper ‐ A – Indian Language – Syllabus. (One of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution. This paper will not be compulsory for candidates hailing from the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim.) 300 Marks.
  • Paper‐ B – English Language – Syllabus. 300 Marks.

PAPERS TO BE COUNTED FOR MERIT RANKING:

  1. Paper‐I Essay – Syllabus. 250 Marks.
  2. Paper‐II General Studies – I – Syllabus. 250Marks. (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society).
  3. Paper‐III General Studies –II – Syllabus. 250 Marks. (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations).
  4. Paper‐IV General Studies –III – Syllabus. 250 Marks. (Technology, Economic Development, Bio‐diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management).
  5. Paper‐V General Studies –IV – Syllabus. 250 Marks. (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude).
  6. Paper‐VI Optional Subject – Paper 1 – 250 Marks.
  7. Paper‐VII Optional Subject – Paper 2 – 250 Marks.

SYLLABI FOR OPTIONAL SUBJECTS:

  1. History Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC.
  2. Geography Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC.
  3. Economics Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC.
  4. Sociology Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC.
  5. Public Administration Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC.
  6. Philosophy Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC.
  7. Psychology Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC.
  8. Political Science Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC.
  9. Agriculture Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC.
  10. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC.
  11. Anthropology Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC.
  12. Botany Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC.
  13. Chemistry Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC.
  14. Civil Engineering Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC.
  15. Commerce Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC.
  16. Electrical Engineering Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC.
  17. Geology Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC.
  18. Law Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC.
  19. Mathematics Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC.
  20. Management Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC.
  21. Mechanical Engineering Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC.
  22. Medical Science Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC.
  23. Physics Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC.
  24. Statistics Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC.
  25. Zoology Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC.
  26. Literature of any one of the following languages: AssameseBengaliBodoDogriGujaratiHindiKannadaKashmiriKonkaniMaithiliMalayalamManipuriMarathiNepaliOriyaPunjabiSanskritSanthaliSindhiTamilTeluguUrdu and English.