Civil Service Exam Syllabus 2017 PDF UPSC CSE Prelims Exam Pattern

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Civil Service Exam Syllabus 2017

Contenders who have applying for the UPSC Civil Services Exam 2017 should start their preparation to crack this exam. But for preparation you surely want to know what to learn. So we have a solution of your problem. The team of the projobshub.com provides you the full syllabus of the UPSC Civil Services Exam.

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Civil Service Exam Syllabus

Syllabus Description

There are mainly three types of exam taken for the selection of the candidate in the UPSC Civil Services. Preliminary examination and main examination followed by the interview. Preliminary examination is multi choice question basis and in main paper type is descriptive if any contenders who qualify the preliminary exam will call for the main exam and qualified contender followed by the interview. So exam wise syllabus is as follows. for more central government jobs click here.

UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam Syllabus

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, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization, General Science.

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), English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

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UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam Syllabus

Paper– Any Indian Language: For this examination candidates have to choose one language from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution. This exam is not compulsory for applicants hailing from the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim.

Paper – B English: Comprehension of given passages, Precise Writing, Usage and Vocabulary

Paper 1 Essay: Candidates may be required to write essays on multiple topics. They should write essay on recent trend topics and in subject orderly manner.

Paper 2 General Studies 1 (Indian Heritage/ Culture, World History & Geography): Indian culture will cover the main feature of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from olden to present 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 restructuring within the country, History of the world will include events from 18th Century., Salient Features of Indian Society, Diversity of India, Role of women and women’s organization., Effects of globalization on Indian Society, Social Empowerment, Salient Features of world’s Physical Geography, Distribution of Key Natural Resources Across the world, Important Geographical Phenomena, India and its neighborhoods-relations, Bilateral, Regional and global groupings, Effects of policies, Important international institutions etc.

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Paper 3 General Studies 2 (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations): Functions and duties 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, Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests, Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian Diaspora, Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate, Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation, Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders, Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these, Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies., Government Policies and interventions for development in various sectors, Development process and the development industry, Welfare schemes for vulnerable section of the population by centre and states, Issue relating to development, Issues relating to poverty and hunger, Important aspects of Governance, Role of Civil Services in a democracy, Role of external state, Challenges of internal security through communications networks, Security challenges, Various security forces and agencies and their mandate etc.

Paper 4 General Studies 3 (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-Diversity, Environment, Security & Disaster Management):  Inclusive growth and issues arising from it, Government Budgeting, Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management, Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism, Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management, Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate, Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment, Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment, Disaster and disaster management, Linkages between development and spread of extremism, Land reforms in India, Effects of Liberalization on the economy, Infrastructure: Energy, ports, roads etc, Investment model, Science and technology, Achievements of Indian in Science and technology, Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers etc, Conversation, environmental pollution and degradation., Disaster and Disaster Management, Linkages between development and spread of extremism etc.

Paper 5 General Studies 4 (Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude):  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships, Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behavior; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion, Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance, Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world, Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values, Probity in Governance: Concept of  Public Service, Case studies on Above Issues etc.

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Paper 6 & 7: Optional 1 (Of your choice)/ Optional 2 (Of your choice) Applicants can choose any optional from the subjects, which are Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Anthropology, Botany, Civil Engineering, Commerce and Accountancy, Economics, Geography, Geology, History, Law, Management,, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Science, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Statistics, Zoology, Literature of any one of the following languages: Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English.

Syllabus PDF

If you want to download the PDF of the UPSC Civil Service Exam 2017 may get it from the official website which is given below. contenders if you want to Download UPSC Exam Calendar 2017 Click Here.

Exam pattern civil services exam

Preliminary exam pattern:

Paper No. Duration Max Marks
General Studies 1 2 hours 200
General Studies 2 2 hours 200

Main exam pattern

Paper Details Subjects Description Max  Marks
Qualifying Paper
Paper-A One of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate from the 18 languages included in the VIII TH  Schedule to the Constitution (Qualifying Paper) 300
Paper-B English (Qualifying Paper) 300

Papers To Be Counted For Merit

Paper-I Essay 250
Papers II General Studies I 250
Papers III General Studies II 250
Papers IV General Studies III 250
Papers V General Studies IV 250
Papers VI Optional Subjects Paper 1 250
Papers VII Optional Subjects Paper 2 250
Total Marks for Written Examination 1750
Personality Test 275
Grand Total 2025


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Updated: October 25, 2016 — 10:26 pm

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