UPSC Preliminary Examination Syllabus

  • 23rd July, 2020

    Paper I - (200 marks)

    • 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 II - (200 marks)

    • 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).

    Note 1: Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
    Note 2: The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.

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