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UPSC DETAILED SYLLABUS 2020 – IAS, IPS, IFS Syllabus Prelims, Mains

Welcome to Team Naukri Here, you will find the detailed syllabus for Civil Services Examination which is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The Civil Services considered the most prestigious and one of the toughest examination conducted in India. Every year more than 10 Lakhs of aspirants submit an application for Civil Services.  UPSC IAS syllabus is like from fruit to root of information and knowledge.

IAS Civil Services syllabus is the interplay of different topics which makes it a little confusing and difficult. In IAS, IPS, IFS Examination, some subjects are very dynamic in nature. Before understanding the Civil Services Examination, first we have to understand the detailed syllabus of IAS, IFS, and IPS Examination. The candidates need to concentrate and understand inter-dynamics of various topics and hence prepare them with the previous year UPSC IAS question paper.

Here we provide the UPSC Syllabus 2020 for UPSC IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS & IFoS candidates can check UPSC Syllabus before start preparing for any exam. The UPSC IAS Syllabus is set by the Union Public Service Commission. UPSC 2020 syllabus [UPSC Civil Services Prelims and Mains] has been released along with the official notification for the UPSC Civil Service Exam on Feb-2020.

This exam comprises of three stages namely Prelims, Mains and Interview. Prelims include two objective type (MCQ) exam, while the Mains is comprehensive which comprises nine subjective papers exam and in Interview tests the candidate intelligence, attentiveness, balance of judgment, and human qualities like honesty, integrity, and leadership are checked.

The Civil services exam is conducted in three stages:

Stage 1: UPSC Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)

Stage 2: UPSC Mains Examination (Descriptive Type)

Stage 3: UPSC Personal Interview (Personality Test)

Stage 1: UPSC Prelims Exam

The UPSC Civil Services Prelims Examination comprises of two papers:

                  1.General Studies.

                  2. CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test)

UPSC Prelims Examination

Paper

Subjects

Questions

Time

Marks

I

General Studies (GS)

100

2  Hours

200

II

CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test)

80

2  Hours

200 (Qualifying Paper)

Total

200

 

  • In Paper I General Studies aspirants awarded with 2 marks for each correct answer and 0.66 will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • In Paper II CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test) aspirants awarded with 2.5 marks for each correct answer and 0.83 will be deducted for each wrong answer.

The qualifying marks of CSAT are 33%, Paper-II CSAT marks will not be considered in the final result (merit list).

UPSC Prelims Examination Syllabus: General Studies (Paper I)

  • 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, biodiversity, and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
  • General Science

UPSC Prelims Examination Syllabus: CSAT (Paper I)

  • 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).

Stage 2: UPSC Mains Examination (1750 Marks)

  • UPSC Mains Examination (IAS Mains) is the second stage of Civil Services Examination. The candidates will be allowed to write this exam only after qualifying UPSC prelims Examination (IAS Prelims).
  • The Mains exam is descriptive type(conventional) in which candidates needs to write long detailed answer which tests the candidates depth of knowledge and his/her ability to present his/her opinion according to the requirement of question in a given period of time.
  • UPSC Mains Examination consists of 9 papers, out of which 2 papers are qualifying papers of each 300 marks.

      The two qualifying papers are:

  1. One of the Indian language (Qualifying Only)
  2. English (Qualifying Only)
Construction of the language papers:
  • Essay – 100 Marks
  • Precis Writing – 60 Marks
  • Reading Comprehension  – 60 Marks
  • Translation:
  1. From English to selected language – 20 Marks
  2. From selected language to English – 20 Marks
  • Basic Language and Grammar – 40 Marks

UPSC IAS Mains Syllabus

Paper
Subject
Duration
Marks
Nature

Paper A

Indian language

3 Hours

300 (Min.25%)

Qualifying (Min. 75 marks)

Paper B

English

3 Hours

300 (Min.25%)

Qualifying (Min. 75 marks)

Paper I

Essay

3 Hours

250

Scoring

Paper II

General Studies I

3 Hours

250

Scoring

Paper III

General Studies II

3 Hours

250

Scoring

Paper IV

General Studies III

3 Hours

250

Scoring

Paper V

General Studies VI

3 Hours

250

Scoring

Paper VI

Optional I

3 Hours

250

Scoring

Paper VII

Optional II

3 Hours

250

Scoring

IAS Mains Total (written)

1750

IAS Interview

275

Total

2025

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • Candidates require to score min. 25% score in qualifying paper i.e, 75 marks each.
  • All other seven papers are scoring and their marks will be included in the final merit list.
  • Candidates can answer the entire scoring subject in English or any of the eight schedule language.
  • Candidates have to choose any one subject from the table given below as their Optional subjects for the Paper VI and Paper VII.

UPSC IAS Mains Optional Subjects List

Agriculture

Psychology

Anthropology

Botany

Zoology

Civil Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Physics

Geology

Medical Science

Mathematics

Statistics

Economics

History

Chemistry

Commerce and Accountancy

Geography

Sociology

Management

Philosophy

Political Science and International Relations

Public Administration

Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

Law

Literature of any one of the following languages

Assamese

Bengali

Bodo

Dogri

Gujarati

Hindi

Kannada

Kashmiri

Konkani

Maithili

Malayalam

Manipuri

Marathi

Nepali

Odia

Punjabi

Sanskrit

Santhali

Sindhi

Tamil

Telugu

Urdu

English

 

 

 

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