SYLLABUS OF IAS, IPS, IRS UPSC EXAM

UPSC CSE exam is conducted in three stages:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview
UPSC Syllabus 2020 | Ias study material, Syllabus, Upsc notes

PRELIMINARY EXAM

The preliminary exam has two paper under it:

  • General Studies
  • Civil Service Aptitude Test m(CSAT)

Both the above two papers are conducted separately and are objective papers of two hours each.

GENERAL STUDIES DETAILS:

  • There are 100 questions of 200 marks.
  • There is a negative marking for the wrong answer and 1/3rd marks of that question marks are deducted for answering wrong.
  • To qualify, the candidate must get at least 66 marks or 33% in the paper.
  • SYLLABUS:
  1. Current event of national and international importance.
  2. History of India and Indian National Movement (INM).
  3. Indian and World Geography- Physical, Social, Economic, the geography of India and the world.
  4. Indian polity and Governance- Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  5. Economic and Social Development- Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives.
  6. General issues on environmental ecology, biodiversity, and climate change that do require subject specialization.
  7. General Science.

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CIVIL SERVICE APTITUDE TEST DETAILS:

  • There are 80 questions of 200 marks.
  • The correct answer fetches 2.5 marks while the wrong answer deducts 0.833 marks.
  • To qualify, the candidate must secure 66 marks or 33% in this paper also.
  • SYLLABUS:
  1. Comprehension
  2. Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
  3. Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  4. Decision making and problem-solving.
  5. General mental ability.
  6. Basic numeracy (numbers and their relation, orders of magnitude of class 10 level).
  7. Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc. of class 10 level).
General Studies Mains Syllabus for IAS exam; UPSC Mains Syllabus; IAS  Syllabus 2020

MAINS EXAMINATION

  • In this, there are a total of 9 paper which is if 1750 marks.
  • Each paper is of 3 hours.
  • There are 2 qualifying papers, 1 essay paper, 4 general studies paper, and 2 optional subjects papers.

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QUALIFYING PAPER:

  1. There are two papers in it.
  2. each paper is of 300 marks.
  3. A candidate must secure at least 25% marks in them to qualify.
  4. the two papers are of: a) ANY INDIAN LANGUAGE b) ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAPER

Structure of English language Paper:

  • Essay (100 marks)
  • Comprehension (60 marks)
  • Precis (60 marks)
  • Translation (English to Hindi and vice versa) (40 marks)
  • Grammar ( 40 marks)

SUBJECTIVE PAPERS:

  1. Two ESSAY papers of 125 marks
  2. GENERAL STUDIES I of 250 marks
  3. GENERAL STUDIES II of 250 marks
  4. GENERAL STUDIES III of 250 marks
  5. GENERAL STUDIES IV of 250 marks
  6. OPTIONAL PAPER I AND II of 250 marks each

SYLLABUS OF GENERAL STUDIES:

GS I- Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the world and society.

GS II- Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice, International relations.

GS III- Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Disaster management.

GS IV- Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude.

The cut-off marks of these above-mentioned papers are declared by UPSC each year according to a particular set of instructions.

INTERVIEW

It is basically a personality test which is of 275 marks.

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