UPSC IAS/Civil Services CSAT Preliminary Exam Syllabus

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UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam (CSAT) Pattern and Syllabus

Civil Services Prelims Exam –  the first step to become an IAS Officer/Civil Servant – unarguably the most difficult stage to clear in the whole examination process. About 9 lakhs candidates apply for this prestigious exam in India and only about 12000-13000 candidates will successfully go through this stage i.e., only 2% success rate.

Without knowing and understanding the syllabus, it is not possible to clear the exam.

The detailed syllabus for the Preliminary Exam for 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
  • General Science

The syllabus for the 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)

Moreover, You can download the PDF of UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam Syllabus from below:

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