UPSC Civil Services Pre Syllabus 2021

UPSC Civil Services Pre Syllabus 2021


UPSC Civil Services Pre Syllabus — English

Part A—Preliminary Examination

Paper 1 – (200 marks)                                                Duration: Two Hours

*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

*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.

UPSC Civil Services Pre Syllabus 2021
UPSC Civil Services Pre Syllabus 2021

Paper 2 – (200 marks)                                      Duration: Two Hours


*Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
*Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are
encouraged to apply.

*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);

Note1: Paper-ll of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with
minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%

Note2:The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.

Note3:It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelim)

Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case
he/she does not appear in both the papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination.

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