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IAS Main (Written) 2014: General Studies I: Syllabus

IAS Main (written) 2014 Exam is expected to commence from 14 December 2014. This year there will be a good number of candidates appearing

Sep 11, 2014 18:15 IST
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IAS Main (written) 2014 Exam is expected to commence from 14 December 2014. This year there will be a good number of candidates appearing for the IAS Main Exam because of the large number of Vacancies notified by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

The General Studies Question Paper I consist of the Following topics

•    Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

•    Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues

•    The Freedom Struggle - its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.

•    Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

•    History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.

•    Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

•    Role of women and women's organization, population and associated issues, poverty and Developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

•    Effects of globalization on Indian society

•    Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.

•    Salient features of world's physical geography.

•    Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)

•    Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

Syllabus of General Studies and all Optional Subjects

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