Civil Services Prelims Syllabus

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Civil Services Prelims Syllabus and important points to be noted are given below.

  1. UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination comprises of two compulsory papers.
  2. Both these papers are of 200 marks each.
  3. Each paper will be of two hours duration. Blind candidates and the candidates with Locomotor Disability and Cerebral Palsy where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment) will; however, be allowed an extra time of twenty minutes per hour for each paper.
  4. Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).
  5. The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.
  6. Marks obtained on the General Studies Paper-I will be evaluated for qualifying the preliminary examination.
    The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services Preliminary Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
  7. It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services Preliminary 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 Preliminary Examination.

Civil Services Prelims Syllabus

Note: Candidates are advised to go through the syllabus published in the official notification as a periodic revision of syllabus are done in several subjects.

General Studies Paper I – Maximum Marks: 200; Duration: Two hours

  1. Current events of national and international importance.
  2. History of India and Indian National Movement.
  3. Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic 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, etc.
  6. General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
  7. General Science

General Studies Paper I – Maximum Marks: 200; Duration: Two hours

  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 relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. — Class X level);

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