UPSC Syllabus 2015


The main Examination seeks to test the overall intellectual ability and the level of understanding the candidates have developed during their studies, as against assessing their retaining capacity and informative knowledge only. Questions in the General Studies papers (Paper II to Paper V) will be general in nature and type, such that a person having… Read More


Essay Writing: Among the given list of specific topics the candidates will be required to write an essay on one. There will be choice of subjects. It is expected from them to keep closely to the subject of the essay so that they can arrange their ideas in a nice manner before start writing. Effective… Read More


GENERAL STUDIES I: The questions from this part will include Indian culture, History of India and world, significant features of Indian society and world geography. It will comprise of topics which can be categorised under following broad heads: Indian Culture: This will include a general study of Indian Heritage and Culture which will cover the… Read More


GENERAL STUDIES- II: This paper will cover the different aspects if Indian political system including Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations. It will comprise of following: Indian Constitution The topics from this part will include Indian Constitution, its evolution and historical context. Significant features, amendments, major provisions and basic structure. Role and responsibilities… Read More


GENERAL STUDIES-III This paper will include role of Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management. It comprise of following topics: Indian Economy Features of Indian Economy, planning in India and implementation challenges, resource mobilization of resources, growth prospects, economic development and employment scenario, Inclusive growth and problems confronting its implementation and Budgeting… Read More


General Studies- IV: Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude This paper is meant to test the general attitude of the candidate. The questions from this part seeks to examine his approach to issues associated to integrity, probity in public life and his approach to solve problems in different areas, conflicts faced by him in dealing with society.… Read More

Civil Services Preliminary Examination Syllabus

The Examination shall comprise two compulsory papers of 200 marks each.

Prelims Examination Paper I – (200 marks) Duration : Two hours

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,… Read More

Prelims Examination Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

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) English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level). Note 1 : Questions relating to… Read More