UPSC IAS Preliminary Examination Syllabus 2016

Syllabus of 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, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.

Syllabus for Paper II-(200 marks) Duration: Two hours(Qualifying)

  • 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)

Note: 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.

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