Course Desscription

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts The Civil Services Examination (CSE)

Learning Objectives

IAS - Prelims

UPSC Prelims Exam Syllabus 2016

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 General Science.

Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours (33% or 66 Marks Compulsory)

  • »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)
  • »English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level)