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

UPSC IAS Mains Exam is expected to be held on 18th December 2015. Detailed syllabus provided here will assist candidate to prepare their strategy for mains exam.

Jagran Josh
Aug 5, 2015, 11:49 IST

UPSC IAS Mains Exam 2015 : General Studies Paper III : 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-3 syllabus is vast and covers conventional and contemporary topics such as Economic Development, Inclusive Growth, Agriculture, Infrastructure, Investment Models, Biodiversity, Science and Technology, Security issues and Disaster Management.

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

General Studies-III: Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.

Duration      :      3 Hours
Max. Marks  :      250

•    Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.

•    Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

•    Government Budgeting.

•    Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.

•    Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.

•    Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.

•    Land reforms in India.

•    Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

•    Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

•    Investment models.

•    Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

•    Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

•    Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.

•    Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment

•    Disaster and disaster management.

•    Linkages between development and spread of extremism.

•    Role of external state and non state actors in creating challenges to internal security.

•    Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention

•    Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism

•    Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

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