UPSC IAS Syllabus (Prelims General Studies Paper -1)

UPSC IAS Exam Syllabus (Prelims General Studies Paper -1)

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The Union Public Service Commission’s Preliminary Examination for Civil Services Examination is commonly referred to as CSAT or Civil Services Aptitude Test. The CSAT is the second paper of the UPSC IAS syllabus’s preliminaries General Studies, which was introduced in 2011. The CSAT was created to eliminate the use of a scaling system for varying subjects in the General Studies paper of the UPSC IAS mains examination or the entire IAS syllabus.

The advantage of incorporating aptitude tests into the IAS syllabus is that it evaluates your logical reasoning and thinking abilities. It is based on multiple-choice questions answered during an exam. An aptitude test is not influenced or can be influenced by any subject.

Since 2013, the format of the IAS syllabus has undergone some changes. For the first time, Indian Forest Service (IFS) aspirants have been combined with Civil Services aspirants and forced to take the preliminary examination. Those Indian Forest Service aspirants who pass the first stage of the exam must write a separate exam instead of the ias mains exam for their Mains Indian Forest Service examination.

From 2013, the pattern of the IAS Mains examination has undergone several changes. There are now four compulsory papers of General Studies in the IAS mains examination and only one optional subject instead of two, as well as one compulsory essay paper. Furthermore, the English and one language papers are only qualifying in nature.

The key to success in both the preliminary and mains examinations is to approach the IAS syllabus holistically.

The UPSC Preliminary Examination will consist of two compulsory papers worth 200 points each.

Paper I is worth 200 points. 2 hours in length

• Current national and international events of national and international importance.

• India’s history and the Indian National Movement

• Indian and World Geography – The physical, social, and economic geography of India and the rest of the world.

• Indian Politics and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Human Rights Issues, and so on.

• Economic and social growth Sustainability, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, and so on.

• Broad issues in Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity, and Climate Change that do not necessitate subject specialisation.

• Science in general.