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IAS Syllabus 2018

Are you preparing for the UPSC Indian Administrative Services Examination? Then here is news which is very beneficial for you. If you want to prepare for the IAS written exam then you surely find the syllabus of the IAS exam. So we provide you the full IAS syllabus 2018 with (Prelims/Mains) Exam Pattern. So if you want to get this IAS syllabus 2018 then just scroll down this page and get the entire syllabus.

IAS Syllabus 2018

IAS conducts two examinations named as preliminary examination which is followed by the main exam. Preliminary exam is objective type and main exam is descriptive type. So for this we provide you the exam pattern and whole IAS Syllabus 2018 of the prelims and main exam. Contenders Visit for IAS 2018 Exam Notification for Complete Details.

IAS Exam pattern 2018

IAS Preliminary exam pattern 2018

Serial No. Name of the Paper. Name of the Subject. Questions will be asked in medium of. No. of Questions to be asked. Marks. Duration of the Exam.
1. Paper – I. General Studies. English & Hindi. 100 Questions. 200 Marks. 2 Hours.
2. Paper – II. General Ability or Aptitude. English & Hindi. 80 Questions. 200 Marks. 2 Hours.
Total. 180 Questions. 400 Marks. 4 Hours

IAS Main exam pattern 2018

Qualifying Paper Paper-I 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 Marks
Paper-II English (Qualifying Paper) 300 Marks
Papers to be counted for merit Paper-I Essay 250 Marks
Papers II General Studies I 250 Marks
Papers III General Studies II 250 Marks
Papers IV General Studies III 250 Marks
Papers V General Studies IV 250 Marks
Papers VI, VII Any two optional subjects (each having 2 papers) to be selected from the prescribed optional subjects (250 marks for each paper) 500 Marks
Total Marks for Written Examination 1750 Marks
Personality Test 275 Marks
Grand Total 2025 Marks
IAS Syllabus exams 2018

IAS Preliminary exam syllabus 2018

  1. Topics in Paper I: General Studies (200 Marks)

Current Events of National & International Importance, Geography of India as well as the World: Physical, Economic and Social Aspects, Polity & Governance of India: Constitution and the Political aspects, General Science, The General Issues on Environmental Ecology, Climate Change and Bio Diversity, Economic & Social Development :  Demography, Sustainable Development, Inclusion, Social Sector Initiatives, Poverty, etc, Indian History & Indian National Movement. Candidates download IAS Mains Previous Papers in the form of PDF.

  1. Topics in Paper II: General Ability or Aptitude (200 Marks)

Comprehension, Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability, General Mental Ability, Comprehension Skills English language ( 10th Standard Level), Interpersonal Skills including Communication Skills, Decision Making & Problem Solving, Basic Numeracy (Orders of Magnitude, Numbers & their Relations, etc.., of 10th Standard Level), Data Interpretation such as Charts, Tables, Graphs, Data Sufficiency, etc.., (10th Standard Level), Question based on the English Language Comprehension Skills (10th Standard Level). (The Candidates will be tested through giving questions on the Passages without providing Hindi translation for those Questions). Candidates download IAS Prelims Previous Year Question Papers for preparing your examination.

  1. Topics in Indian Language (Paper – I): contenders have to choose one language from the below mentioned languages.

Comprehensive Type of Questions related to the Given Passage, Short Essay, Vocabulary & Usage, Precise Writing (in other words, making a summary), Translation from English to the Selected Indian Language and Vice Versa.

The List of the Languages is as follows
Serial No. Name of the Language. Script.
1. Assamese. Assamese.
2. Bodo. Devanagari.
3. Gujarati. Gujarati.
4. Kannada. Kannada.
5. Konkani. Devanagari.
6. Malayalam. Malayalam.
7. Marathi. Devanagari.
8. Punjabi. Gurmukhi.
9. Telugu. Telugu.
10. Tamil. Tamil.
11. Santhali. Olchiki or Devanagari.
12. Urdu. Persian.
13. Bengali. Bengali.
14. Dogri. Devanagari.
15. Hindi. Devanagari.
16. Kashmiri. Persian.
17. Maithili. Devanagari.
18. Manipuri. Bengali.
19. Sanskrit. Devanagari.
20. Sindhi. Arabic or Devanagari.
21. Nepali. Devanagari.
22. Oriya. Oriya

Topics in Paper II: English

Comprehensive Type of Questions related to the Given Passage, Short Essay, Vocabulary & Usage, Precise Writing (in other words, making a summary).

  1. Topics in Paper III: Essay

Under it contender have to choose out of given topic and write essay on that topic in that language which is chosen by the contender. The essay will be writing in brief and in orderly manner.

  1. Topics in Paper IV: General Studies – I

Candidates Read Helpful Article About How to Reduce Exam StressIndian Culture: Architecture, Literature, Art Form since the Ancient Times, Modern Indian History from the Eighteenth Century till Present Significant events & Issues, The Freedom Struggle of the Country: Different Stages and Contributions from various Parts of the Country, Post Independence: Consolidation as well as Reorganization within the Country, History of the World: Events taking place since 18th Century; Industrial Revolution, Colonization & Decolonization, etc.., Political Changes such as Capitalism, Socialism, etc.., Effects of these Changes on the Society, Indian Society, Diversity in India: Salient Features, Geography of the World & its Salient Features, The Concepts of Communalism, Secularism, Social Empowerment, Regionalism, etc Distribution of key Natural Resources all over the World, etc.

  1. Topics in Paper V: General Studies – II

Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice, Internal Relations

  1. Topics in Paper VI: General Studies – III

Technology, Economic Development, Disaster Management, Environmental, Security, Bio-Diversity

  1. Topics in Paper V: General Studies – IV

Aptitude, Ethics, Integrity

  1. Topics in Paper VI: Optional Subject (Paper – 1)

The Candidates have to select the Optional Subject. The Questions asked in this Paper depends on the Subject selected by the Candidate. Optional subjects are given below. Candidates read How to Prepare For English & Mathematics GKLatest Current Affairs for preparing your examination.

  1. Topics in Paper VI: Optional Subject (Paper – 2)

The Candidates have to select the Optional Subject. The Questions asked in this Paper depends on the Subject selected by the Candidate. Optional subjects are given below.

Optional subjects: The contenders have to choose any two subjects out of below mentioned subjects.

  • Commerce & Accountancy.
  • Civil Engineering.
  • Electrical Engineering.
  • Medical Science.
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science.
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Political Science & International Relations.
  • Public Administration.

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