UPSC IAS Syllabus PDF Download – Prelims, Mains & Interview (PI)

UPSC IAS Syllabus PDF Download – Prelims, Mains & Interview (PI) | Civil Services (CS) IAS Syllabus

Welcome to AffairsGuru, UPSC has released the many vacancy for the Civil Service exam this year. This is considered one of the toughest and prestigious exam conducted in India. UPSC Syllabus pattern for IAS (Indian Administered Service), IFS (Indian Forest Service), IPS (Indian Police Service), Indian Revenue Services (IRS) etc.

UPSC Civil Services Exam Syllabus

UPSC Civil Services IAS exam is usually conducted in three phases.

Phase 1 – Civil Services (CS) Prelims Exam [Objective Type Based]

Phase 2 – Civil Services (CS) Mains Exam [Descriptive Type Based]

Phase 3 – Personal Interview or Test

UPSC CSE Notification 2020 PDF Download

Aspirant can get help to apply for the UPSC CS exam by clicking on below link.

UPSC Civil Services IAS Phase 1 

Civil Service Prelims exam is consists of two papers 1 & 2. Question papers will be set both in English and Hindi language.

Paper 1 – General Studies (GS) – 200 total marks – Duration 2 hours (9:30 AM to 11:30 AM)

Paper 2 – CSAT – 200 total marks – Duration 2 hours (2:30 PM to 4:30 PM)

UPSC IAS Prelims Syllabus 2020 – GS Paper 1

Subject-Wise Part Detailed Syllabus
History (History of India and Indian Freedom Struggle) Ancient History of India, Medieval History of India, Modern History 1857 to 1947, Indian National Movement
Polity (Indian Polity and Government Issues) Union Executives, State Executives, Federalism in India, Judicial System, Panchayati Raj
Geography (Geography of India and Concept of Physical Geography) Physical, Human, Economic, World Geography
Economy (Indian Economy and Social Development) Basic Principles of Indian Economy, Social schemes of Government, Social Development through Economic Empowerment, Sustainable Development, Demographics
Environment and Ecology (Principles of Environment and Ecology) General Principles, Climate Change and Climate Summits and Conferences, Bio diversity
General Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and technology) General Principles, Latest Science and Technological Development
Current Events Current Affairs, all events of national and international importance

UPSC IAS Prelims Syllabus 2020 – GS Paper 2 (CSAT)

General Studies paper 2 is qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%. It is prelims part 2 exam.

1. English : Comprehension & its skill (Class X level based)

2. Interpersonal Skills including communication skills

3. Logical reasoning and analytical ability

4. General Mental Ability

5. Decision making and problem solving ability

6. Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, order of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data Interpretation (Charts, Graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. class X level based)

UPSC Civil Services IAS Phase 2

UPSC IAS Mains Syllabus

Paper Name Syllabus Marks
Essay Paper Any Topic/ Topics related current issues 250
GS Paper 1 Indian Heritage and Culture, Indian History, World Geography, Indian Society, Important Geo-physical phenomena 250
GS Paper 2 Indian Constitution, Governance, Polity, Social Justice and International relations, Welfare Schemes, Statutory, regulatory and quasi-judicial bodies, Role of civil services in a democracy, India’s relation with neighbour countries, International Countries 250
GS Paper 3 Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment,Indian Economy and its various sectors, Government Budgeting, Land Reforms, Inclusive Growth, Security and Disaster Management 250
GS Paper 4 Case Study on Ethics and Human Interface, Attitude, Aptitude, Emotional Intelligence, Public/Civil service value, Probity in Governance 250
Indian Language Paper (i) Comprehension of given passages, (ii) Precis Writing, (iii) Usage and Vocabulary, (iv) Short Essay, (v) Translation from English to the Indian language and vice-versa 300
English Passage Comprehension, Precis Writing, Usage and Vocabulary, Short Essays 300
Optional Paper 1 As opted by candidate 250
Optional Paper 2 As opted by candidate 250
Total 1750

List of Optional Subjects in IAS Exam

(i) Agriculture, (ii) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science (iii) Anthropology, (iv) Botany, (v) Chemistry, (vi) Civil Engineering, (vii) Commerce and Accountancy, (viii) Economics, (ix) Electrical Engineering, (x) Geography, (xi) Geology, (xii) History, (xiii) Law, (xiv) Management, (xv) Mathematics, (xvi) Mechanical Engineering, (xvii) Medical Science, (xviii) Philosophy, (xix) Physics, (xx) Political Science and International Relations, (xxi) Psychology, (xxii) Public Administration, (xxiii) Sociology, (xxiv) Statistics, (xxv) Zoology

Literature can be in any of the language Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, English.

UPSC Civil Services IAS Phase 3/ Interview

Aspirants who have passed the UPSC Mains exam will be called for the ‘Personality Test/ Interview’. Its purpose is to explore the mental qualities and analytical ability of the candidates. Marks available for this 3rd phase is 275. Total marks will be 2025.

UPSC IAS Full Syllabus PDF Download

Candidates can download the UPSC IAS CSE (Civil Service Exam) syllabus by clicking on below link.

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