UPSC PRELIMS

Preliminary Examination Syllabus

Paper I(GS) – (100Q 200 marks  2hour)

  • Current Events of National and International Importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati 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(CSAT) – (80Q 200 marks 2hour)

  • 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).

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.


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Recommended Books for Preliminary

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

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Practice ( Preliminary Test Series)

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Current Affairs for Prelims

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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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