UPSC Civil Services Exam Syllabus

IAS / IPS Exam Syllabus

Preliminary Exam

  • Paper 1: Total marks 200
  • Paper 2: Total marks 200

Paper 1: General Studies I 

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement. 
  • 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 specialisation 
  • General Science.

Paper 2: General Studies II (CSAT)

  • 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.

Main Exam 

  • Paper 1: Eassy & English - 200 marks
  • Paper 2: General Studies - Paper 1 - 250 marks
  • Paper 3: General Studies - Paper 2 - 250 marks
  • Paper 4: General Studies - Paper 3 - 250 marks
  • Paper 5: General Studies - Paper 4 - 250 marks
  • Paper 6: Optional Subject  Paper 1 - 250 marks
  • Paper 7: Optional Subject  Paper 2 - 250 marks
  • Total Marks: 1800
  • Interview Test: 275
  • Grand Total: 2075
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