UPSC Syllabus - Complete UPSC Micro Syllabus With PDF (2020) (2022)

Welcome to Lotus Arise! Here, you will find the complete UPSC IAS syllabus with PDF for the Civil Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The Civil Services Examination is widely considered one of the toughest and the most prestigious examinations conducted in India.

To understand the UPSC exam, one needs to understand the UPSC syllabus. This helps to eliminate wasteful efforts like reading unnecessary topics leading to a loss of time and keeps one strictly aligned to the expectations of the UPSC from day one.

The civil service exam is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) every year to recruit officers for various government posts.

UPSC is one of the most challenging examinations in our country because of its unpredictable nature.

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There are three stages of this examination:

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview

UPSC Prelims Syllabus

As we have discussed above that Prelims is the first stage of the UPSC Exam. UPSC Prelims comprises of two objective type papers (General Studies I and CSAT) for a total of 400 marks. Both papers are usually held on the same day in two sessions. CSAT or Civil Services Aptitude Test is actually the second paper of preliminary General Studies of the IAS syllabus introduced in 2011. The CSAT was introduced to end the use of a scaling system for varying subjects in the General Studies paper of the IAS mains examination or whole as the IAS syllabus.

The benefit of introducing aptitude tests in the UPSC syllabus is that it assesses your logical reasoning and thinking performance. It is based on multiple-choice questions answered in exam conditions.

In 2013, some changes are made in the format of the IAS Syllabus. It’s for the first time the Indian Forest Service (IFS) aspirants were combined with the Civil Services aspirants and are made to take the preliminary examination. Those Indian Forest Service aspirants who may eventually clear the first stage of the exam, they have to write the separate exam in place of the IAS Mains examination for their Mains Indian Forest Service examination.

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There are several other changes in the pattern of the IAS Mains examination from 2013. Now there are four compulsory papers of General Studies of the IAS mains examination and only one optional subject instead of two, one compulsory essay paper is also there. Besides, English and one language paper are of only qualifying nature.

Giving an all-around approach to the IAS syllabus is the key to success for both the preliminary and the IAS mains examination.

PaperSubjectsTotal MarksDuration
IGeneral Studies (GS)2002 hours
IICSAT2002 hours
UPSC Prelims Exam PatternGeneral Studies IGeneral Studies II or CSAT
Number of questions10080
Negative MarkingYes (1/3rd of the maximum marks for the question)
-0.66 marks for every incorrect answer
Yes (1/3rd of the maximum marks for the question)
-0.83 marks for every incorrect answer
Language of examEnglish/HindiEnglish/Hindi
Cut Off marksCounted for Merit. Cutoff varies every year.33% qualifying criteria (66 marks)

Syllabus for GS Paper (Prelims Paper I)

  • 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, Biodiversity, and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization
  • General Science

Syllabus for CSAT Paper (Prelims Paper-II)

  • Comprehension
  • 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)

UPSC Mains Syllabus

  • The Mains examination constitutes the 2nd phase of the Civil Services Examination. Only after successfully qualifying in the prelims exam would the candidates be allowed to write the IAS Mains.
  • The Mains exam tests the candidate’s academic talent in depth and his/her ability to present his/her understanding according to the requirements of the question in a time-bound manner.
  • The UPSC Mains exam consists of 9 papers, out of which two are qualifying papers of 300 marks each.
  • The two qualifying papers are:
    • Any Indian Language
    • English Language Paper

The papers on Essay, General Studies, and Optional Subject of only such candidates who attain 25% marks in both the language papers as a minimum qualifying standard in these qualifying papers, will be taken cognizance of, for evaluation.

In case a candidate does not qualify in these language papers, then the marks obtained by such candidates will not be considered or counted.

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PaperSubjectMarks
Paper-IEssay (can be written in the medium of the candidate’s choice)250
Paper-IIGeneral Studies – I (Indian Heritage & Culture, History & Geography of the World & Society)250
Paper-IIIGeneral Studies – II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice & International Relations)250
Paper–IVGeneral Studies – III (Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Security & Disaster Management)250
Paper–VGeneral Studies – IV (Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude)250
Paper–VIOptional Subject – Paper I250
Paper–VIIOptional Subject – Paper II250

UPSC Mains General Studies Paper-1 Syllabus

Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society:

  • Indian culture covers the salient features of Literature, Art Forms, and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  • Modern Indian history includes significant events, personalities, issues during the middle of the eighteenth century until the present
  • Various stages and important contributors and contributions from different parts of the country in ‘The Freedom Struggle’
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country
  • History of the world includes events, forms and effect on the society from 18th century like world wars, the industrial revolution, colonization, redrawal of national boundaries, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism, etc
  • Salient aspects of Diversity of India and Indian Society
  • Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty, and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and remedies
  • Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism
  • 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
  • Effects of globalization on Indian society
  • 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
  • Salient features of the world’s physical geography

UPSC Mains General Studies Paper-2 Syllabus

Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations:

  • Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions, and basic structure
  • Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues, and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein
  • Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
  • Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions
  • Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, the conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these
  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions, and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies
  • Structure, organization, and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity
  • Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act
  • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation
  • Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies
  • Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions, and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections
  • Health, Education, Human Resources
  • Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
  • Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to
  • Important aspects of governance, transparency, and accountability, e-governance– applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures
  • Issues relating to poverty and hunger
  • Role of civil services in a democracy
  • Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
  • India and its neighborhood- relations
  • Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate
  • Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora

UPSC Mains General Studies Paper-3 Syllabus

Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security, and Disaster Management:

  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development, and employment.
  • Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.
  • Government Budgeting.
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
  • 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
  • Economics of animal-rearing.
  • Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Conservation, environmental pollution, and degradation, environmental impact assessment
  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
  • Disaster and disaster management.
  • Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
  • Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
  • Challenges to internal security through communication networks, the role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cybersecurity; money-laundering and its prevention
  • Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
  • Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism

UPSC Mains General Studies Paper-4 Syllabus

Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude: This paper includes questions to check the candidate’s attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity in public life, and his/her problem-solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him/her while dealing with society. Questions may utilize the case study approach to determine these aspects and covers area:

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  • Ethics and Human Interface- Essence, determinants, and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships
  • Human Values- lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers, and administrators; the role of family, society, and educational institutions in inculcating values
  • Attitude- content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behavior; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion
  • Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance, and compassion towards the weaker-sections
  • Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance
  • Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world
  • Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration- Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations, and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance
  • Probity in Governance- Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information; sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption
  • Case Studies on the above issues

IAS Interview/UPSC Personality Test (275 Marks)

  • Candidates who qualify the UPSC Mains Exam will be called for the ‘Personality Test/Interview’. These candidates will be interviewed by a Board appointed by the UPSC.
  • The objective of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in the civil services by a board of competent and unbiased observers.
  • The interview is more of a purposive conversation intended to explore the mental qualities and analytical ability of the candidate.
  • The Interview test will be of 275 marks and the total marks for written examination is 1750. This sums up to a Grand Total of 2025 Marks based on which the final merit list will be prepared.
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FAQs

What is the syllabus of UPSC PDF download? ›

UPSC New Syllabus 2022 PDF can be downloaded from the link given at the bottom of this page.
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UPSC IAS Main 2022 Syllabus.
Name of PaperSyllabusMarks
GS Paper IVCase study on above topics250
Indian Language Paper(i) Comprehension of given passages300
(ii) Précis Writing
(iii) Usage and Vocabulary
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What is the whole syllabus of UPSC? ›

IAS Mains Syllabus
PaperSubjectMarks
Paper-B (Qualifying Paper)English300
Paper-IEssay250
Paper-IIGeneral Studies-I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)250
Paper-IIIGeneral Studies -II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)250
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How can I complete 100 syllabus in UPSC? ›

Revise every day

Instead of doing mechanical mock tests focus more on analysing your performance and the results of the test. . Every day, you need to allocate 15 minutes to revise the topics you have studied the previous day. Dedicate your weekends for the revision of the subjects and also the mock test.

Is microeconomics in UPSC syllabus? ›

Economics is also an important subject for UPSC CSE. Economics is further divided into Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Indian economy etc. Macroeconomics and Indian economy based questions are mostly asked in the UPSC CSE exam.

Which subject is best for IAS? ›

Public administration and geography are the best subjects that can fetch more marks in the IAS exam.

What are the 5 compulsory subjects in UPSC? ›

Compulsory subjects for UPSC exam
  • General Studies - 4 Papers of 250 marks each.
  • Essay - 250 marks, any language as medium.
  • English - Qualifying 300 marks.
  • Indian Languages - 300 marks, qualifying.

Which degree is best for UPSC? ›

Mr Sumanth Makam, the founder of one of the leading centers of UPSC coaching in Bangalore, further adds that the best degree for UPSC agrees that a Bachelor of Arts degree of the Hons level is the most preferred degree amongst the aspirants for successfully cracking UPSC exams.

Is math compulsory for IAS? ›

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Mains Exam comprises Mathematics as one of the Optional Subjects with 2 papers (Paper I and Paper II). The Maths Optional for CSE 2022 remains the same as was in 2021. Check UPSC Notification 2022 to stay updated with the current IAS Maths Syllabus.

Is Ncert book enough for IAS? ›

Are NCERT books enough for IAS? NCERT books are a must for the IAS exam. However, candidates should also refer to subject-specific books (e.g. Indian Polity by Laxmikant) and keep tabs on current affairs.

Can I clear UPSC in 3 months? ›

UPSC IAS Prelims 3 Month Study Plan: UPSC IAS Prelims Examination is the first and toughest hurdle to clear in the entire UPSC Exam. As we know, the UPSC Civil Services Examination comprises three stages: Prelim, Mains, and Interview.
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UPSC 2020 Prelims Trend Analysis.
SubjectNumber of Questions
Economy14
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Can I clear UPSC in 2 months? ›

Many IAS hopefuls might be wondering if it is possible to crack the UPSC Prelims in just 60 days. The answer is a resounding YES. People have done it before, and you can do it too!

Can I clear UPSC in 100 days? ›

Can you clear IAS Prelims by studying 100 days? Yes, if you are preparing using the correct resources!

What should I read first microeconomics or macroeconomics for UPSC? ›

Taking into account all of the above, most economics students are better off studying microeconomics first, and then progressing on to macroeconomics. That way, the principles of economics can be learned on an individual level, before being applied to the wider society and world.

How can I start studying economics for UPSC? ›

How to prepare economy for UPSC Mains?
  1. NCERT textbook classes X, XI, XII.
  2. Indian Economy – Ramesh Singh.
  3. Indian Economy – Sanjeev Verma.
  4. Ministry websites of water, power, etc.
  5. Economic Survey.
  6. Budgets.
  7. Administrative Reforms Commissions (ARC) Reports.
  8. PIB.

Which optional subject is best for UPSC? ›

Top 10 Optional Subjects for UPSC IAS Exam
  • Sociology.
  • Geography.
  • Literature Subject (Any)
  • Anthropology.
  • Agriculture.
  • Medical Science.
  • Public Administration.
  • Psychology.
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Which medium is best for UPSC? ›

You may have written the UPSC exam in English, but if you feel you are better off speaking Hindi or Tamil or any other regional language that is your native language, you can opt for it. In fact, there are many talented people in India who are well-versed in written English but falter when it comes to conversing in it.

What is easy subject? ›

Geography, Political science , History and Economics and Hindi. In terms of easy subject you can choose political science as compare to Economics . In political science you have to read indian politics and world politics; if you have a interest in politics you can easily grasp the subject.

What are the 26 optional subject in UPSC? ›

List of UPSC Optional Subjects
AgricultureAnimal Husbandry and Veterinary ScienceAnthropology
Civil EngineeringCommerce and AccountancyEconomics
GeologyHistoryLaw
Mechanical EngineeringMedical SciencePhilosophy
PsychologyPublic AdministrationSociology

Which book is best for UPSC preparation? ›

UPSC Books – Best Books For IAS Prelims
SubjectUPSC Books
Indian PolityIndian Polity – M Laxmikanth NCERT IX-XII
EconomicsIndian Economy by Nitin Singhania Economic Development & Policies in India – Jain & Ohri NCERT XI
International RelationsNCERT XII (Contemporary World Politics) Current Affairs
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Is Group 1 and UPSC are same? ›

The APPSC Mains Syllabus for Group 1 exam is comprehensive but unlike the UPSC Mains, there are no optional subjects.

Which optional is easy for UPSC? ›

Which optional subject is easy in UPSC? Answer: Sociology, Geography, and Public Administration are easy subjects to score. Many candidates have scored more than 400 marks in these optional subjects as per the previous year's result.

Is UPSC very tough? ›

The UPSC exam is one of the hardest to crack in India but it is not impossible if you follow the right strategy. Here is a 10-point strategy list from an expert on how to crack UPSC. The UPSC exam is one of the hardest to crack in India but it is not impossible if you follow the right strategy.

Is becoming IAS easy? ›

Here are a few reasons why it is difficult to become an IAS officer. The process of the exam itself and the expectations of the exam from the candidates in different stages. Complexity and vast nature of the UPSC Syllabus. Qualifying in the compulsory papers of one Indian language and English papers in the Mains exam.

How many years study for IAS? ›

The total duration of the training period of IAS officers is 2 years which is divided into: Foundation Course: All the candidates who are recommended for Grade A posts including IAS, IPS and IFS are invited to join a 3-month-foundation course at LBSNAA.

What are the 12 subjects for IAS? ›

  • C Level Social Science Syllabus.
  • C Level Science Syllabus.
  • C Level Maths Syllabus.
  • C Level Basic Computer Skills Syllabus.
  • C Level English Language Syllabus.

How many marks are required to qualify IAS? ›

Candidates have to score at least 25% marks in each qualifying paper in order to clear the main examination.

How can I choose my subject in UPSC? ›

How to Choose Optional Subject for UPSC Civil Services Exam ?
  1. Interest and academic background of the aspirant: ...
  2. Coaching available in the subject: ...
  3. Contribution of the Optional Subject towards General Studies syllabus: ...
  4. Performance of the optional subject in the recent past (past 3 years): ...
  5. Time Management:

How can I start preparing for IAS at home? ›

There are 15 important tips mentioned below:
  1. Tip #1: Prepare Yourself.
  2. Tip #2: Make a Time Table.
  3. Tip #3: Know the UPSC Syllabus.
  4. Tip #4: Newspaper Reading/Current Affairs for IAS.
  5. Tip #5: Choosing Optional.
  6. Tip #6: NCERTs.
  7. Tip #7: Making Notes.
  8. Tip #8: Answer Writing Practice.

Which subject should I start first in UPSC? ›

You can choose any subject first and then, start from class 6 to 12 for that particular subject book. However, according to the weightage and simplicity of the syllabus, it is best to start with Indian Polity NCERT books for UPSC.

At which rank IAS is selected for OBC? ›

2019: The last Rank to get IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS etc
ServiceGeneralOBC
IAS77304
IFS113344
IPS215470
IRS (IT)217474
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Does UPSC question repeat? ›

Do questions repeat in UPSC? Yes! UPSC papers have repetitions of questions from previous year's papers, but only for certain topics.

Who is the first UPSC topper? ›

The UPSC civil services exam is considered one of the toughest exams in India. On average, candidates take more than 2 attempts to clear this exam. But every year, there are several candidates who clear the UPSC exam in their very first attempt.
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IAS First Attempt Winners.
NameRankYear
Bhawna Garg11999
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How can I crack UPSC in 10 days? ›

What Should Be The Last 10 Days Preparation Strategies For Civil Services Preliminary?
  1. Revise The Basic Concepts. ...
  2. Focusing More On The General Studies. ...
  3. Opt For Subject-wise Preparation. ...
  4. Don't Encourage New Concepts. ...
  5. Make A Timeline. ...
  6. Devote A Day For Current Affairs. ...
  7. The India Year Book. ...
  8. Take Mock Tests.
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How can I plan for UPSC? ›

How to prepare for UPSC | Step-by-Step UPSC Preparation Tips For IAS Exam
  1. Step 1: Know the exam well. ...
  2. Step 2: Strengthen your foundation. ...
  3. Step 3: Upgrade Your Knowledge with standard books. ...
  4. Step 4: Practice Answer Writing + Revision. ...
  5. Step 5: Mock-Test Based Learning Approach.

Is CSAT qualifying in UPSC? ›

UPSC CSAT is a qualifying paper in UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam. However, it is important to score 66+ marks out of 200 to ensure selection in Prelims. So, the first step to ace CSAT is to actually recognize its importance.

Is 1 month enough for UPSC Prelims? ›

To tell you the truth, passing the UPSC prelims exam in a month is incredibly hard. However, it is possible to make it if one can spend all of their time to the preparations.
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Related Links:
IAS General Studies Notes Links
Secular DefinitionCabinet Ministers
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How can I become topper in UPSC? ›

10 Golden Tips from IAS Toppers to Top in UPSC Civil Services
  1. Be Positive and Confident. ...
  2. Be Aware With The Important Updates. ...
  3. Stay Well-Informed About UPSC IAS Exam Pattern & Syllabus. ...
  4. Hard Work and Pure Dedication Is the Key to Success. ...
  5. Plan Your Preparation Wisely. ...
  6. List Out the Right Study Material. ...
  7. Practice More And More.

How many questions are asked in prelims? ›

The General Studies paper of the UPSC Prelims has 100 questions, whereas the CSAT paper has 80 questions. The maximum marks of these two papers are 200 each also there is a ⅓ negative marking for the wrong questions.

Which is harder micro or macro economics? ›

Microeconomics requires knowledge of calculus, which makes some students say it is more difficult than macroeconomics. Students must earn a score of at least three to pass, though some schools require a four or five.

Is Ncert enough for UPSC economy? ›

However, the UPSC Exam syllabus of Economics is not confined to the basic definitions, it involves understanding of the issues, based on these concepts. Hence NCERTs are necessary but not sufficient for the preparation of the UPSC Exam mainly for a dynamic subject like Economics.

Is coaching notes sufficient for UPSC? ›

Coaching notes are helpful and easy to revise before the exam. But they can only supplement but never substitute standard books. Always map your notes onto the chapters and topics in syllabus. Most coaching institutes do not cover the syllabus entirely.

How can I write IAS notes for economics? ›

How to make economics notes?
  1. Pick one topic at a time.
  2. Use simple language and understandable short forms.
  3. Underline or highlight the important part in a statement or sentence.
  4. Try making notes in chronological order for less confusion.
  5. Write them down systematically so that they can be used for long term revision purpose.

Which degree is best for collector? ›

For becoming collector you need to complete your graduation degree in any stream so you can choose any subject in your 12th class. I suggest you to choose physics, chemistry and mathematics in 12th standard because it will help you in your aim of being a collector in future.

Which optional has smallest syllabus? ›

Philosophy has the shortest syllabus out of all of the optional subjects for the UPSC examination and is the reason for it is a popular choice amongst UPSC aspirants.

Will UPSC remove optional? ›

Is Optional Subject removed from UPSC? No, the Optional Subjects are still a part of the UPSC Mains exam.

What are the 12 subjects for IAS? ›

  • C Level Social Science Syllabus.
  • C Level Science Syllabus.
  • C Level Maths Syllabus.
  • C Level Basic Computer Skills Syllabus.
  • C Level English Language Syllabus.

What are the 9 papers in UPSC mains? ›

The 9 papers in IAS Exam (Mains) are as follows: Paper-A (Compulsory Indian Language); Paper –B (English) which are qualifying in nature, while the other papers like Essay, General Studies Papers I, II, III, and IV, and Optional Papers I and II are considered for the final ranking. Sl. No.

What are the 26 optional subject in UPSC? ›

List of UPSC Optional Subjects
AgricultureAnimal Husbandry and Veterinary ScienceAnthropology
Civil EngineeringCommerce and AccountancyEconomics
GeologyHistoryLaw
Mechanical EngineeringMedical SciencePhilosophy
PsychologyPublic AdministrationSociology

Is UPSC very tough? ›

The UPSC exam is one of the hardest to crack in India but it is not impossible if you follow the right strategy. Here is a 10-point strategy list from an expert on how to crack UPSC. The UPSC exam is one of the hardest to crack in India but it is not impossible if you follow the right strategy.

Is math compulsory for IAS? ›

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Mains Exam comprises Mathematics as one of the Optional Subjects with 2 papers (Paper I and Paper II). The Maths Optional for CSE 2022 remains the same as was in 2021. Check UPSC Notification 2022 to stay updated with the current IAS Maths Syllabus.

Which subject is best for collector? ›

Which subject is best For Collector? Choosing Arts in the 12th class will help you. As most of the syllabus of the civil service exam is highly influenced by this. You have to read history, constitution, ethics, etc.

How many years study for IAS? ›

The total duration of the training period of IAS officers is 2 years which is divided into: Foundation Course: All the candidates who are recommended for Grade A posts including IAS, IPS and IFS are invited to join a 3-month-foundation course at LBSNAA.

What is the highest marks in UPSC? ›

Union Public Service Commission, UPSC Result 2021 has been released along with the toppers list. Following the same, UPSC has now released the UPSC Civil Services 2021 marks for the selected candidates. UPSC Topper 2021, Shruti Sharma has scored a total of 1150 marks and clinched the top spot with 54.57%.

What is the passing marks of UPSC? ›

The expected UPSC Cut Off For Prelims this year is 90-95 marks. The cut-off marks for UPSC Prelims 2021 are out and for the General Category candidates the cut-off came out to be 87.54. This year, we are expecting the prelims cut off 2022 to be between 90-95.

Can I prepare for IAS at home? ›

Can I prepare for UPSC at home? You can, if you take the right steps towards IAS preparation. With online sources and strategy available, you can easily prepare for the IAS exam at home. With focus and dedication, and the right guidance, you can clear the IAS exam.

Which medium is best for UPSC? ›

You may have written the UPSC exam in English, but if you feel you are better off speaking Hindi or Tamil or any other regional language that is your native language, you can opt for it. In fact, there are many talented people in India who are well-versed in written English but falter when it comes to conversing in it.

Which optional has smallest syllabus? ›

Philosophy has the shortest syllabus out of all of the optional subjects for the UPSC examination and is the reason for it is a popular choice amongst UPSC aspirants.

Which optional is most scoring in UPSC? ›

Based on the general trend, the subjects which have the potential to help you score about 330 marks in optional exams (with your immense dedication, ofcourse) are Mathematics, Anthropology, Sociology, any Literature, Public Administration and Geography.

Is 1 day enough for UPSC? ›

The UPSC civil services exam is considered one of the toughest exams in the country. And, because of this, a lot of people recommend studying for about 15 hours per day during the IAS exam preparation time.

Which is tough CA or IAS? ›

CA STUDENT IS MUCH MORE EXHAUSTIVE IN TERMS OF TRAINING, GMCS, COMPUTER PROG. & OTHER NECESSITIES TO BE COMPLIED, BUT IAS STUDENT IS ONLY RESPONSIBLE TO STUDY.

How can I self study for UPSC? ›

Most of these strategies have been recommended by former IAS Toppers.
  1. Step #1: Know the UPSC CSE.
  2. Step #2: Internalise the UPSC syllabus.
  3. Step #3: Plan your work and then work your plan.
  4. Step #4: Make notes and revise.
  5. Step #5: Get help whenever needed.
  6. Step #6: Use online sources.
  7. Step #7: Remember to take breaks.

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