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Part A - Preliminary Examination

Paper I - (200 marks, 100 question) Duration : Two hours

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • SIndian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayat 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, 80 Question) Duration : Two hours (Qualifying Paper)

  • 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)

UPSC Preliminary Examination Syllabus

Paper No. No. of Questions Marks Duration Medium Nature of Paper
Paper - 1(Compulsory)-१ 100 200 2 Hrs. Hindi & English Objective Type
Paper - 2(Compulsory) 80 200 2 Hrs. Hindi & English Objective Type

Reference Material

UPSC - Preliminary Exam


1. Spectrum History
2. Xth NCERT - Modern India
3. Ancient India NCERT
4. Medieval India NCERT


1. India Physical Environment (Xlth NCERT)
2. Fundamentals of Physical Geography (Xl th' NCERT)
3. G. C. Leong
4. Oxford Student Atlas
5. Newspaper


1. M. Laxmikanth
2. Our Parliament


1.Shriram Notes-Printed
2.Economic Survey of India

Environment & Ecology

1. Shanker IAS Ecology

Part B - Main Examination Overview

  • The written examination will consist of the following papers

Qualifying Papers (candidates need to qualify this otherwise other papers are not checked)

Part A

  • (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution). (300 Marks )

Part B

  • English.

Paper to be counted for Merit

Paper - 1(Essay) 250
Paper-II General Studies-I (Indian Heritage and Culture, Society History and Geography of the World )
Paper-Ill General Studies -II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations) 250
Paper-IV General Studies -III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
Paper-V General Studies -IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude) 250
PPaper-VI Optional Subject -Paper 1 250
Paper-VII Optional Subject -Paper 2 250
Sub Total (Written Test) 1750
Personality Test (Interview) 275
Grand total (Written Test Plus Personality Test) 2025