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IAS Prelims 2014:Syllabus

Sep 17, 2013 10:55 IST

    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
    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).

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