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IAS Prelims 2014:Syllabus

 17-SEP-2013

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The UPSC has released the Exam Calendar for 2014.The IAS Preliminary Test will be conducted on 24 August 2014. There has not been any shift in the pattern and syllabus of exam is announced by the UPSC hence by and large the syllabus will be same as of IAS Preliminary Testy 2013. We are providing the syllabus of the previous year as there is no change in that.

The UPSC has not notified any syllabus but we are anticipating no change in the existing syllabus and hence providing the same to the candidates so that they should not wait for the notification and start the preparation now. To help them and prepare them we are taking each and every aspect of the exam step by step.


Syllabus of the IAS Preliminary Examination

The Examination shall comprise two compulsory papers of 200 marks each.

General Studies Paper I - (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 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.

General Science Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours
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)
English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

By:kanika | On:21-MAR-2015 13:16:00


sir,i am kanika i have just now given class tenth exams and now wanted to start my preparation for ias . please guide me how should i start my preparation .Which aspect of syllabus should i pick up ist. if taking arts with history , political science and geography in class eleventh


By:Kalyani chaudhari | On:21-JAN-2015 15:37:21


Sir,i am 3rd year engg. student so to plz you can tell me how start study about upsc eaxm? which subject start 1st? &which lang choose marathi or english? becoz i have study at 10th standard in marathi medium.


By:Joshi Ganesh | On:20-DEC-2014 11:40:35


Respected Sir, I am Ganesh Harad. I did B.A. . I genuinely want to render to mankind. I have decided to do IAS study. This is my last chance. I want to start my preparation for IAS exam in marathi Medium. I made contact with UPSC classes but their fees is not affordable to me. Sir i need your help. I need list of proper study material in marathi Medium and guidance and suggestions from you. I hope an early reply would be much appreciated and helpful.


By:Siraj Gadivan | On:10-NOV-2014 12:40:28


Sir,i am 3rd year engg. student so to plz you can tell me how start study about upsc eaxm? which subject start 1st? &which lang choose marathi or english? becoz i have study at 10th standard in marathi medium.


By:Raj | On:06-NOV-2014 21:48:03


You should read it and can you tell me that what are the categories of UPSC


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