UPSC PRELIMS

Preliminary Examination Syllabus

Paper I(GS) – (100Q 200 marks  2hour)

1. राष्ट्रीय और अंतर्राष्ट्रीय महत्त्व की सामयिक घटनाएँ (Current events of national and international importance)

2. भारत का इतिहास और भारतीय राष्ट्रीय आंदोलन (History of India and Indian National Movement)।

3. भारत एवं विश्व का भूगोल : भारत एवं विश्व का प्राकृतिक, सामाजिक, आर्थिक भूगोल (Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World)।

4. भारतीय राज्यतंत्र और शासन- संविधान, राजनीतिक प्रणाली, पंचायती राज, लोकनीति, अधिकारों संबंधी मुद्दे इत्यादि (Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues etc)।

5. आर्थिक और सामाजिक विकास- सतत् विकास, गरीबी, समावेशन, जनसांख्यिकी, सामाजिक क्षेत्र में की गई पहल आदि (Economic and Social Development, Sustainable Development-Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives etc)।

6. पर्यावरणीय पारिस्थितिकी, जैव-विविधता और जलवायु परिवर्तन संबंधी सामान्य मुद्दे, जिनके लिये विषयगत विशेषज्ञता आवश्यक नहीं है (General issues on Environmental Ecologh2y, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization)।

7. सामान्य विज्ञान (General Science)।

Paper II(CSAT) – (80Q 200 marks 2hour)

  • बोधगम्यता (Comprehension)।
  • संचार कौशल सहित अंतर-वैयक्तिक कौशल (Interpersonal skills including communication skills)।
  • तार्किक कौशल एवं विश्लेषणात्मक क्षमता (Logical reasoning and analytical ability)।
  • निर्णय लेना और समस्या समाधान(Decision-making and problem-solving)।
  • सामान्य मानसिक योग्यता (General mental ability)।
  • आधारभूत संख्ययन (संख्याएँ और उनके संबंध, विस्तार-क्रम आदि) (दसवीं कक्षा का स्तर); आँकड़ों का निर्वचन (चार्ट, ग्राफ, तालिका, आँकड़ों की पर्याप्तता आदि- दसवीं कक्षा का स्तर) [Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. (Class X level)]

Note 1: Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%. 
Note 2: The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.


Previous year question analysis

If you do not have the correct idea about the battlefield, you cannot win the battle. Similarly, for cracking the UPSC Civil Services Examination, you need to know the pattern of questions asked in the examination. Thus, you need to solve previous years’ question papers. The Civil services examination is considered to be one of the toughest examinations in the country to crack. So, to succeed in such exam, both are needed – a sound strategy and its implementation.

Last 9 Year UPSC Prelims Subject wise Question Weightage ,Analysis

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

History

11 17 11 17 14 15 14 15 17

Geography

11 12 9 12 14 7 7 8 14

Indian Polity

12 11 13 11 13 7 22 12 15

Science

19 9 11 13 7 8 4 7 7

Indian Economy

19 13 15 10 13 18 9 16 14

Environment

15 12 13 17 10 18 11 13 11

Current Affairs And Misc

13 26 28 20 29 27 34 28 22

Total

100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

 


GS OLD PAPERSCSAT OLD PAPERSAGS QUESTION ANALYSISCSAT QUESTION ANALYSIS

 


Recommended Books for Preliminary

S.NO. SUBJECT  ENGLISH BOOKS with BUY LINK HINDI BOOKS with  BUY LINK PRIORITY
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Indian Polity

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Indian Economy

3

History

4

Geography

5

Environment

6

Science

7

Current Affairs

8

Atlas

9

Test series

Preliminary Preparation strategy

Previous year cut off marks

IAS Prelims Exam previous year cut off marks for all the categories, marks are given out of 200 marks because the IAS Prelims Exam General Studies Paper II – Aptitude paper is qualifying only and only 33% marks needs to be scored from it in order to qualify.  IAS Prelims Marks is not counted in the Final Merit List of Civil Services Exam.

Categories 2015  2016  2017 2018
General 107.34   ( 54%)  116       (58%) 105.34   ( 53%) 98.00     (49%)
Other Backward Classes 106          53% 110.66     55% 102.66     51% 96.66       48%
Scheduled Castes 94.00  47% 99.34   50% 88.66  44% 84.00  42%
Scheduled Tribes 91.34   46% 96       48% 88.66    44% 83.34    42%

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Practice ( Preliminary Test Series)

Test series is intended to PREPARE you for actual exam to face all kinds of uncertainty that UPSC throws at you. The test series is more effective, as written by many toppers. UPSC is covering a lot of questions from current affairs of past year (i.e. late 2017 for 2019 Prelims),  you should be prepared to handle the same.

Current Affairs for Prelims

Now every candidate who aspire to become an IAS or IPS Officer and want to prepare or preparing for UPSC Civil Service Exam would know the importance of current affairs and how much weightage given for current events in the prelims and mains exam.

Current affairs Sources  PDF DOWNLOAD  VIDEO LECTURE

Yearly Current Affairs Revision Series

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Prelim Booster Discussions

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Prelim Focus Current Affairs Magazine

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Current Affairs Quick Revision pdf

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