UPSC IAS Mains Exam 2015 : General Studies Paper I : Syllabus

General Studies Paper I of IAS Mains examination has vast syllabus comprising of History, Geography, Art and Culture and Society. Therefore, careful observation of detailed syllabus of General Studies Paper I would benefit aspirant to plan their strategy for preparation.

Jagran Josh
Jun 6, 2015, 10:29 IST

UPSC IAS Mains Exam 2015 : General Studies Paper I : Syllabus

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has provided syllabus of Civil Services Mains Examination (Popularly known as IAS Exam) on 23rd May 2015 in its notification. Jagranjosh has provided subject wise syllabus of IAS Mains Examination for easy access to candidates.

General Studies Paper-1 syllabus is vast and covers conventional and contemporary topics such as Art and Culture, Modern History, India’s Freedom Struggle, Post Independence, World History, Indian Society,  natural disasters, Geography of India and the World.

UPSC IAS Mains exams are expected to start from 18th December 2015. Therefore, candidates can speed up their preparation based on syllabus.

General Studies- I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society.

Duration      :      3 Hours
Max. Marks  :      250
•    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.

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