UPSC (IAS) Prelims 2021: Check Important Topics to Study from Science & Technology Section

UPSC (IAS) Prelims Exam 2021 exam will be conducted on June 27. Check important topics to revise from the Science & Technology syllabus to qualify the exam. 

Updated: Mar 1, 2021 17:23 IST
UPSC (IAS) Prelims 2021: Check Important Topics from Science & Technology
UPSC (IAS) Prelims 2021: Check Important Topics from Science & Technology

With almost six months left to prepare, aspirants can utilize this time to revise the important topics. Science and Technology is an integral subject to be studied for the exam. In broad terms, the syllabus of Science and Technology is divided into three sections:

    • General Science: Physics, Chemistry, Biology
    • Technology: IT, Biotechnology, Space Technology, Defence Technology, Nano-Technology, Robotics 
  • Government Policies framed for the Science & Technology Sector. 

The syllabus of Science and Technology may appear extensive but with a planned study program and well-defined syllabus, one can easily revise all the topics. To help the aspirants save time in searching for important topics, we have provided all the important topics which must be studied before the exam from Science and Technology syllabus.

UPSC (IAS) Prelims 2020: Subject-Wise Study Material for Preparation/ Revision

UPSC (IAS) Prelims Exam - General Science Important Topics

➤ Physics

  1. The Big Bang Theory
  2. Quantum Mechanics
  3. Fermions and Bosons
  4. Four Fundamental Forces of Nature
  5. Dark Matter
  6. Negative Matter
  7. Higgs Boson
  8. Gravitational Waves
  9. REE (rare Earth Element
  10. FRP Composite Material & Applications

➤ Chemistry

  1. Atoms & Molecules
  2. Elements
  3. Compounds & Mixtures 
  4. Basics of Nuclear Chemistry

➤ Biology

  1. Viral Diseases
  2. Microbes
  3. Cells - Plants vs Animals
  4. Proteins, Amino Acids, Enzymes
  5. Vitamins and Minerals – Deficiency Diseases
  6. Fats | Healthy Fats and Unhealthy Fats
  7. Human Digestive System, Respiratory System 
  8. Human Neural System | Human Brain
  9. Muscular and Skeletal System
  10. DNA and RNA
  11. Mitosis & Meiosis

Also Check: Important Questions & Answers on General Science 

UPSC (IAS) Prelims Exam - Technology Important Topics

➤ Information Technology

  1. Artificial Intelligence
  2. IoT
  3. Blockchain Technology 
  4. Automation
  5. Net Neutrality3
  6. Cyber Viruses

Check Important Questions & Answers on Information Technology for UPSC IAS Prelims Exam 2021

➤ Biotechnology

  • Genetically Modified Crops
  • Anti Microbial REsistance
  • Gene Editing
  • Genome India Project

Important Questions & Answers on Biotechnology for UPSC IAS Prelims Exam 2021

➤ Space Technology

  1. ISRO
  2. GSLV
  3. GSAT
  4. INSAT
  5. Scramjet Engine
  6. Cryogenic Technology
  7. Mars Orbit
  8. Chardrayaan 1 & 2

Important Questions & Answers on Space Technology for UPSC IAS Prelims 2021 Exam

➤ Defence Technology

  1. Ballistic Missile
  2. iDEX initiative
  3. “Indradhanush” exercise
  4. Apache Helicopters
  5. NAVARMS-19
  6. BrahMos Missile

Important Questions & Answers on Defence Technology for UPSC IAS Prelims 2021

UPSC (IAS) Prelims Exam - Government Policies on Science & Technology Sector

  •  Scientific Policy Resolution (SPR1958),
  •  Technology Policy Statement 1983 (SPR1958), 
  • Science and Technology Policy 2003 (STP2003), and 
  • Science Technology Innovation Policy 2013

Also Check: Important Questions & Answers on Government Policies for Science & Technology Sector

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