UPSC Civil Services Exam

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Examination.

  • Preliminary Examination (Total 400 Marks – Objective Test)
    1. Paper 1: General Studies (200 Marks)
    2. Paper 2: Aptitude Test (200 Marks)
    • Main Examination (Total 2075 Marks – Descriptive Test)
      1. Paper 1: Essay + English (300 Marks)
      2. Paper 2: General Studies Paper 1 (250 Marks)
      3. Paper 3: General Studies Paper 2 (250 Marks)
      4. Paper 4: General Studies Paper 3 (250 Marks)
      5. Paper 5: General Studies Paper 4 (250 Marks)
      6. Paper 6: Optional Subject Paper 1 (250 Marks)
      7. Paper 7: Optional Subject Paper 2 (250 Marks)
      8. Interview Test ((275 Marks)

      Syllabus for UPSC Preliminary Examination

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      Paper 1 – General Studies Syllabus

      • Current events of national and international importance
      • History of India and Indian National Movement
      • Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World.
      • Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc. 
      • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
      • General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization 
      • General Science.

      Paper 2 – Aptitude Test Syllabus

      • Comprehension
      • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
      • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
      • Decision making and problem solving 
      • General mental ability
      • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc…) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc… – Class X level) 
      • Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in the Syllabus of Paper-II) will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.
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