UPSC Prelims Syllabus

UPSC Prelims Syllabus for Paper 1: General Studies (GS)

Getting back, I have written down the list of major topics from the UPSC Prelims syllabus that you’d need to broadly cover for GS Paper (Paper 1) below:

  • Current events of national and international importance
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Indian & World Geography – Social, Physical, Economic Geography of the World and India.
  • Governance and Polity in India –Rights Issues, Constitution, Public Policy, Political System, Panchayati Raj, etc.
  • Social & Economic Development –Social Sector initiatives, Demographics, Sustainable Development, Inclusion, Poverty, etc.
  • General issues on Biodiversity, Environmental Ecology, & Climate Change – these topics do not require subject specialization.
  • General Science

UPSC Prelims Syllabus for Paper 2: Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT)

Given below is the list of major topics of the syllabus from which questions are asked in the UPSC CSAT Paper:

  • Comprehension
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Analytical ability and Logical Thinking
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • General Mental ability
  • Basic Numeracy
  • Interpretation of Data  (charts, tables, graphs, data sufficiency, etc. – Also, class 10 level )

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