UPSC Syllabus |Prelims, Mains, Personality Test Syllabus

UPSC Syllabus

UPSC Syllabus for IAS Examination is the key document for every IAS exam’s aspirant. UPSC syllabus or IAS Exam Syllabus is provided each year by UPSC through Civil Services Exam Notification.

UPSC syllabus or IAS Exam Syllabus can be further divided into three major parts UPSC Prelims Exam Syllabus, UPSC Mains Exam Syllabus and UPSC Personality Test Syllabus. UPSC Syllabus is different for aspirants according to their optional subject.

According to UPSC Syllabus / IAS Exam Syllabus

  1. Preliminary Exam is an objective type exam. There will be two objective type papers for GS and CSAT(Math, Reasoning, Aptitude) of 200 marks each.
  2. Mains Exam is a subjective exam and there will be two papers for Language, one paper for essay, four papers for general studies and two papers for optional subject and aspirants have to write answers within word limit and limited space.
  3. Personality Test is a verbal exam where a panel of it’s members will ask you some questions or discuss or talk to you.

Paper wise List for  UPSC Syllabus for IAS Prelims

UPSC Syllabus for Prelims Exam

  1. General Studies Paper-1 and CST Paper-2 Syllabus in English 
  2. General Studies Paper-1 and CST Paper-2 Syllabus in Hindi

UPSC Syllabus for Mains Exam (English)

  1. Paper A- Any language included in 8th schedule of Indian Constitution (Qualifying Paper)
  2. Paper B- English (Qualifying Paper)
  3. Paper-1 – Essay
  4. Paper-2 -General Studies-1
  5. Paper-3 -General Studies-2
  6. Paper-4 -General Studies-3
  7. Paper-5 -General Studies-4

UPSC Syllabus for Optional Subjects in Mains Exam (English)

  1. Literature of any one Indian language Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, English.
  2. Agriculture Optional UPSC Syllabus
  3. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Syllabus
  4. Anthropology Optional UPSC Syllabus
  5. Botany Syllabus
  6. Chemistry Optional UPSC Syllabus
  7. Civil Engineering Syllabus
  8. Commerce and Accountancy Syllabus
  9. Economics Optional UPSC Syllabus
  10. Electrical Engineering Syllabus
  11. Geography Optional Syllabus Paper-1, Paper-2
  12. Geology Syllabus
  13. History Optional UPSC Syllabus
  14. Law Optional UPSC Syllabus
  15. Management Syllabus
  16. Mathematics Syllabus
  17. Mechanical Engineering Syllabus
  18. Medical Science Syllabus
  19. Philosophy Optional UPSC Syllabus
  20. Physics Syllabus
  21. Political Science and International Relations Syllabus
  22. Psychology Optional UPSC Syllabus
  23. Public Administration Optional Syllabus Paper-1, Paper-2 
  24. Sociology Optional UPSC Syllabus
  25. Statistics Syllabus
  26. Zoology Syllabus

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