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UPSC IAS 2020-21 Updated Syllabus for Prelims and Main Examination  

Table of Contents

  • About UPSC IAS Prelims Exam 
  • UPSC IAS Prelims Exam Syllabus
  • About UPSC IAS Main Exam Syllabus

About UPSC IAS Prelims Exam

Paper Subjects Total Marks Duration
I General Studies (GS) 200 2 hours 
II CSAT 200 2 hours 

UPSC IAS Prelims Exam Syllabus

Syllabus for GS Paper (Prelims 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, Biodiversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialisation.
  • General Science
  • Syllabus for CSAT Paper (Prelims 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)

    UPSC IAS Mains Exam Syllabus

    Paper Subject Marks
    Paper – I Essay  250
    Paper – II General Studies – I (Indian Heritage & Culture, History & Geography of the World & Society) 250
    Paper – III General Studies – II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice & International Relations) 250
    Paper – IV General Studies – III (Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Security & Disaster Management) 250
    Paper – V General Studies – IV (Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude) 250
    Paper – VI Optional Subject – Paper I 250
    Paper – VII Optional Subject – Paper II 250

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