Wednesday, 26 July 2017

SYLLABUS FOR UPSC IAS EXAMINATION 2018

IAS Syllabus of UPSC Civil Services IAS Examination 2018

The Syllabus of UPSC Civil Services IAS Prelims Examination (CSAT) 2018:
I. UPSC Civil Services IAS Prelims – Topics in Paper I – General Studies:
  1. Current Affairs: Events occurring in the National as well as in the World.
  2. Indian History & National Movement of India.
  3. Geography: India & the World; Physical, Economic & Social Geography of India as well the World.
  4. Polity of India & Indian Governance: Constitution, Panchayat Raj, Public Policy, Political System, Rights Issue, etc…..,
  5. Economic Development & Social Development: Sustainable Development, Social Sector Initiatives, Demography of the Nation, Poverty, Inclusion.
  6. General Issues on Bio-Diversity, Environmental Ecology and Change in the Climate (these do not require any specialization).
  7. General Science.
II. UPSC Civil Services IAS Prelims – Topics in Paper I – Aptitude:
  1. Interpersonal Skills which include Communication Skills.
  2. Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning.
  3. Decision-Making & Problem-Solving.
  4. General Mental Ability.
  5. Basic Numeracy (numbers as well as their relations, orders of magnitude, etc…..,) & Data Interpretation ( Tables, Graphs, Charts, Data Sufficiency, etc…..,). Note: Basic Numeracy & Data Interpretation based on Level of Class X.
  6. English Language – Comprehension Skills ( Based on Level of Class X)
Note: The Paper II – Aptitude has a negative Marking of 33%.    
The Syllabus of the UPSC Civil Services IAS Mains Examination 2018:
The UPSC Civil Services IAS Mains examination consists of papers. They are as follows:
  1. Paper-A: Modern Indian Language. (Qualifying Paper).
  2. Paper-B: English (Qualifying Paper).
  3. Paper-I: Essay.
  4. Paper-II: General studies-I.
  5. Paper-III: General studies-II.
  6. Paper-IV: General studies-III.
  7. Paper-V: General studies-IV.
  8. Paper-VI: Optional Subject (Paper-1).
  9. Paper-VII: Optional Subject (Paper-2).
I. UPSC Civil Services IAS Mains – Topics in Paper A – Modern Indian Language (Qualifying Paper):
  1. Comprehensive questions on given Passages.
  2. Precise Writing. (Making a Summary).
  3. Usage as well as vocabulary.
  4. Short Essay.
  5. Translation from English to the Indian Language & conversely.
Note: Modern Indian Language will be as the languages in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution.
II. UPSC Civil Services Mains – Topics in Paper B – English (Qualifying Paper):
  1. Comprehensive questions on given Passages.
  2. Precise Writing. (Making a Summary).
  3. Usage as well as vocabulary.
  4. Short Essay.
 III. UPSC Civil Service IAS Mains – Topics in Paper I – Essay:
The candidates have to write an essay on any of the topics given. They are required to write the essay in the language of the choice of the candidate. The candidates have to be close to the subject of the essay and arrange the ideas in orderly fashion and write in brief.
IV. UPSC Civil Services IAS Mains – Topics in Paper II – General studies I:
The major areas of this paper are as follows:
  1. Heritage & Culture of India,
  2. History & Culture of the World as well as the Society.
V. UPSC Civil Services IAS Mains – Topics in Paper III – General studies II:
The major areas of this paper are as follows:
  1. Governance
  2. Polity
  3. Constitution
  4. Social Justice.
  5. Internal Relations.
VI. UPSC Civil Services IAS Mains – Topics in Paper IV – General studies III:
The major areas of this paper are as follows:
  1. Technology
  2. Economic Development.
  3. Environmental
  4. Security
  5. Disaster Management.
  6. Bio-Diversity.
 VII. UPSC Civil Services IAS Mains – Topics in Paper V – General studies IV:
The major areas of this paper are as follows:
  1. Ethics
  2. Integrity
  3. Aptitude
 VIII. UPSC Civil Services IAS Mains – Topics in Paper VI – Optional Subject Paper 1:
The topics in this paper depend on the subject the candidate selects from the list of Optional Subjects.
XI. UPSC Civil Services IAS Mains – Topics in Paper VII – Optional Subject Paper 2:
The topics in this paper depend on the subject the candidate selects from the list of Optional Subjects.
The List of Optional Subjects is as follows:    
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science.
  • Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering.
  • Commerce & Accountancy.
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering.
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Law
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Medical Science.
  • philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science & International Relations.
  • Sociology
  • Public Administration.
  • Psychology
  • statics
  • Zoology
  • Literature of any one of the language such as Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, gujarathi, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, English.

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