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Course Description

UPSC IAS Exam has two stages but the candidates perceive it as a three-stage exam that is IAS Prelims, IAS Mains and IAS Interview. The IAS Syllabus for all the three stages of exam is different from one another and hence needs a deeper look to understand the requirement of each stage of the IAS Exam.

In IAS Prelims, UPSC tests the analytical ability as well as the ability to understand the logic of the candidates. In IAS Prelims Exam, there are only two question papers. First is the General Studies paper I and the second is General Studies Paper II. Both papers have the maximum tie limit of two hours and the General Studies Paper II, which is popularly called as IAS CSAT, is only qualifying in nature.

IAS Selection Process

IAS Main Exam has four general studies paper, two compulsory language paper, One Essay paper and two papers of an Optional subject. It is a descriptive type of exam and has totally enhanced version of IA Prelims exam.UPSC Civil Services (IAS) Syllabus is one of the essential components of UPSC IAS Exam. A better understanding of UPSC Civil Services (IAS)syllabus must be a priority for IAS aspirants at the beginning of IAS preparation. A better strategy for IAS Exam can be made out only after the understanding of UPSC Syllabus.

UPSC Civil Services (IAS) syllabus is so vast and it has been designed in a manner so that the IAS aspirant’s expertise and proficiency in various subjects can easily be assessed.  The main objective of the syllabus is to test the mental ability of IAS aspirants and their preparedness to deal with the issues arising out in a society or in a country as a whole. For this, an IAS aspirant must have a clear and coherent understanding of various issues which affects the masses in the country. Time to time, we provide better guidelines and every possible solution for the IAS aspirants so that they can find no difficulty while preparing for IAS Exam. For the beginners, our strategy and continued guidance will help them a lot to find a better way to crack the IAS Exam.

IAS Preliminary Exam

The UPSC Civil Services (IAS) syllabus is divided into three sections in a line with the three phases of Civil Services IAS Exam i.e. IAS Prelims, IAS Mains and IAS Interview (PT). By studying and analyzing the UPSC Civil Services (IAS) syllabus and the previous year question papers, an IAS aspirant can partially decode the pattern of UPSC IAS Exam. Hence, they can chalk out the better strategy which can take less time to crack this coveted exam. So, while doing IAS preparation, an IAS aspirant should keep the syllabus beside them so that they can avoid the irrelevant topic by picking up the most relevant topics for UPSC IAS Exam. Now, go through the UPSC Civil Services (IAS) Syllabus for IAS Prelims Exam and IAS Mains Exam.

UPSC IAS Syllabus for Prelims Exam 2018:

General Studies Paper I

Marks: 200

Duration:  2 hours

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Subject-wise Division

Detailed Syllabus


History of India and Indian Freedom Struggle

Ancient History of India

Medieval History of India

Modern History 1857 to 1947

Indian National Movement


Geography of India and

Concept of Physical Geography

Physical Geography

Human Geography

Economic Geography

World Geography


Indian Polity and Governance issues

Union Executives

State Executives

Federalism in India

Judicial System


Indian Economy and Social Development

Basic Principles of Indian Economy

Social Schemes of Government

Social Development through Economic Empowerment

Sustainable Development


Environment and Ecology

Principles of Environment and Ecology

General Principles

Climate Change and

Climate Summits and Conferences

General Science

Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Technology

General Principles

Latest Science and Technological Development

Current Events

It covers all the events of National and International Importance

Current Affairs

Current Affairs with all Dimensions

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