UPSC Prelims Syllabus

Part A—Preliminary Examination
Paper I – (200 marks) 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.

Paper II – (200 marks) 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)

Note 1 :Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%. 

Note 2 :The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type. 

Note 3 :It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelim) 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 (Prelim) Examination.

UPSC Prelims Syllabus in Hindi

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