UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam General Studies Paper – 1 Pattern and Syllabus Simplified
General Studies Paper-1 carries a total of 250 Marks.
There will be 20 questions in this paper.
There is no choice for candidates and all questions are compulsory.
Each question carries 12.5 Marks.
General Studies Paper-1 Syllabus can be broadly divided into five subjects. They are:
- Indian Art & Culture
- Modern Indian History
- Modern World History
- Indian Society
- World Physical Geography
Details of above subjects can be simplified as follows.
Indian Art & Culture
Modern Indian History
Modern World History
World Physical Geography
|Indian Art forms like Dances, Puppetry, Music, Drama, Painting etc||From the advent of British into India i.e., 1757 to First War of Independence||Industrial Revolution in various countries||Salient features of Indian Society||Distribution of key natural resources across the world|
|Indian Literature from Vedic period to Modern period||Indian Freedom Fight and its various aspects like Civil Disobedience Movement, Quit India Movement and role of women, farmers, workers in freedom struggle||Revolutions in various countries like America, France, Russia, China etc||Effects of Globalization on Indian society||Factors responsible for the location of industries across the world|
|Indian Architectural styles including various temple construction types like Nagara, Dravida, Vesara and Provida architectures, Cave, Stupa, Pillar and Palace architectural styles||Post-Independence major events till to date like wars with Pakistan and China, Non-alignment Movement etc||Re-drawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, Socialism, Capitalism||Developmental issues like Poverty, Urbanization, Population explosion||Important geo-physical phenomenon like Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones, Volcanic activities|
|–||–||Two World Wars and their global effects||Issues related to women, old-aged, trans-genders etc||Geographical features and their location, and changes in these features|
|–||–||Major events in Modern world history like Global Recession of 1930s, Cold War etc||Effects of Regionalism, Communalism, Castiesm, Secularism on Indian society||–|