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UPSC Civil Services Syllabus

Civil services exam is one of the most renowned exams due to the vast syllabus and a way long process of selection. The syllabus of UPSC civil services exam is divided into prelims and mains. IAS foundation coaching classes Jaipur prepares students to make through this exam easily. Coaching institutes like IIIASA are giving tireless help to the students to get the success in this prestigious exam of the country. But the most important point for the aspirants of civil services is to have the in depth knowledge of the syllabus of both prelims and mains. Here is a list of the IAS syllabus which students are supposed to prepare for the IAS exam.

Syllabus of IAS Prelims Exam for the Aspirants

The Syllabus of UPSC prelims exam is divided into two papers. Paper one is of general studies while paper two is of CSAT which is to check the aptitude of the students in basic analysis and comprehension skills.  CSAT exam is not important in respect to decide the merit in screening test of the UPSC exam.

It is only of qualifying type in which students are supposed to get 33% marks. General studies paper of prelims includes History: ancient, medieval and modern, then Economics, Geography, Culture and art, ethics, Science and technology, Environment, national and international affairs etc.

Prelims Syllabus

              General Studies                                            CSAT

History: world history, ancient Indian history, medieval history and modern history Analytical skills
Indian national movements Comprehension skills
Economics Basic mathematics
Geography vocabulary
National and International Affairs
Environment, science and technology

UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam Syllabus for the Preparation

Here is a complete syllabus of the four general studies paper of Mains Exam given in the table below. Apart from that one paper is of essay writing which includes essay on latest burning issues in India and across the globe. Civil services exam coaching for mains exam could also be taken by the students to get prepared for this syllabus. One language paper and one English paper for the qualifying purpose are also there in the mains which are based on the fundamentals of that language. Two papers are of optional subject as well.

                                 UPSC Civil Services Mains Syllabus

                     Subject                                                                               Syllabus

General Studies paper 1 Indian Heritage and Culture, history and geography of world and society
General studies paper 2 Governance, constitution, polity, social justice and international relations
General Studies paper 3 Technology, economic development, bio-diversity, environment, security and disaster management.
General studies paper 4 Ethics, integrity and aptitude
Essay paper Latest burning issues
English Language paper Comprehension skills, analysis, precise writing
Any Indian language from the 22 schedule of constitution Fundamentals of the language
Optional Paper 1 and 2 As per the Respective Subject of Students syllabus is mentioned on the official website of UPSC

Syllabus for the Optional Paper of UPSC Exam

There is a optional subject for the students in UPSC civil services exam in which they are supposed to have a good command above to graduate level and below than master. Students have to write two papers on their optional subject comprising 250 marks each. All the exam that is four general studies papers and two optional subject papers plus one essay writing paper are of 250 marks each and decide the overall merit in the exam.  Students should choose optional subject very wisely to score high. Optional subject coaching for IAS in Jaipur is given by IIIASA which is the best IAS coaching