IAS PRELIM AND MAINS SYLLABUS

UPSC IAS PRELIM SYLLABUS

CSAT
  • English Comprehension.
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
  • Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability.
  • Decision making and Problem Solving.
  • General Mental Ability.
  • Basic numeracy.
  • Data Interpretation.

GENERAL STUDY

  • History of india and Indian national Moment.
  • Indian and World Geography Physical,Social and Economic Geography .
  • Indian Polity and Governance.
  • Economic and Social Development.
  • General Issues on Environment,Biodiversity and Ecology and Environment.
  • General Science

UPSC MAINS SYLLABUS

Paper – A
Language -300 Marks
Candidate can take any Modern Indian language but this paper is of qualifying nature
Paper – B
English -300 Marks
This paper is of qualifying nature
Paper – I
Essay – 250 Marks
Can be written in the medium or language of the candidate’s choice
Paper-II
General Studies-I 250 Marks
(Indian Heritage and Culture,
History and Geography of the World and Society)
Paper-III
General Studies -II: 250 Marks
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
Paper-IV
General Studies -III 250 Marks
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
Paper-V
General Studies -IV 250 Marks
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
Marks carried by General Studies papers are 4X 250=1000
Paper-VI
Optional Subject – Paper 1 -250 Marks
Paper-VII
Optional Subject – Paper II -250 Marks
Candidate is allowed to take up literature as an optional subject “without the condition of having it at the graduation level.”
Sub Total (Written test) 1750 Marks
Marks of English and Language will not be counted in the total tally of marks for the written exam. So the total of the Mains exam will be 1750 Marks Only.
Interview/Personality Test – 275 marks
Candidate can give preference of the language in which they may like to be interviewed. UPSC will make arrangement for the translators.
Grand Total 2025 Marks
A candidate is allowed to use any one language from the Eighth
Schedule of the Constitution or English as the medium of writing the examination.