IAS-2012: Preliminary Examination Syllabus

Indian Civil Service as the backbone of India and carries great respect and responsibilities.India’s best brains vie for entry into the Indian Civil Services as officers. Even though corporate jobs may offer the best of salaries and perks, a majority of youngsters and their parents still crave entry to the prestigious Indian Civil Services held by the UPSC
Syllabus for General StudiesI Paper:-
I.  Current events of national and international importance
II. History of India and Indian national movement
III.Indian and World Geography – physical, social, economic geography of India and the world
IV. Indian Polity and governance – Constitution, political system, Panchayati Raj, public policy, Rights issues, etc.
V.  Economic and social development – sustainable development, poverty, inclusion, demographics, social sector initiatives etc.
VI. General issues on environmental ecology, bio-diversity and climate change – that do not require subject specialization
VII.General Science
Syllabus for General Studies II Paper:-
I.  Comprehension
II. Interpersonal skills including communication skills
III.Logical reasoning and analytical ability
IV. Decision making and problem solving
V.  General mental ability
VI. Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc. – Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level)
VII.English language comprehension skills (Class X level)

Indian Civil Service as the backbone of India and carries great respect and responsibilities. India’s best brains vie for entry into the Indian Civil Services as officers. Even though corporate jobs may offer the best of salaries and perks, a majority of youngsters and their parents still crave entry to the prestigious Indian Civil Services held by the UPSC.

Syllabus for General Studies Paper I:-

I.  Current events of national and international importance

II. History of India and Indian national movement

III.Indian and World Geography – physical, social, economic geography of India and the world

IV. Indian Polity and governance – Constitution, political system, Panchayati Raj, public policy, Rights issues, etc.

V.  Economic and social development – sustainable development, poverty, inclusion, demographics, social sector initiatives etc.

VI. General issues on environmental ecology, bio-diversity and climate change – that do not require subject specialization

VII.General Science

Syllabus for General Studies Paper II:-

I.  Comprehension

II. Interpersonal skills including communication skills

III.Logical reasoning and analytical ability

IV. Decision making and problem solving

V.  General mental ability

VI. Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc. – Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level)

VII.English language comprehension skills (Class X level)

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