UPSC MAINS

Mains Examination Syllabus

  • Paper-I – Essay(250 Marks)

  • Paper-II – General Studies-I(250 Marks) which consists Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society.

  • Paper-III – General Studies-II(250 Marks) which consists Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations.

  • Paper-IV – General Studies-III(250 Marks) which consists Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.

  • Paper-V – General Studies-IV(250 Marks) which consists Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude.

  • Paper-VI – Optional Subject – Paper I(250 Marks)

  • Paper-VII – Optional Subject – Paper II(250 Marks)

 

 

Note 1: ONE INDIAN LANGUAGE and CUMPALSORY ENGLISH will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 75 out of 300. 
Note 2: The questions will be of descriptive, subjective type.

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Recommended Books for Mains

S.NO. SUBJECT  BOOKS  BUY LINK PRIORITY
1 POLITY
2 ECONOMY
3 HISTORY

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