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UPSC Syllabus - Prelims And Mains IAS Exam Pattern

UPSC IAS Preliminary Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Preliminary Exam consists of two papers of objective type carrying a maximum of 400 marks.

No. of Papers2 compulsory papers
Type of QuestionsObjective (MCQ) type
Total Maximum Marks400 (200 each paper)
Duration of Exam2 hrs. each (20 minutes per hour extra time for blind candidates & candidate with Locomotor Disability & Cerebral Palsy [minimum 40% impairment])
Negative Marking1/3rd of the marks assigned to a question
Medium of ExamBilingual (Hindi & English)

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    UPSC TEXT BOOKS/REFERENCE BOOKS List

    History

    • (6 th to 12 th STD)New NCERTs / Old –XI,XII
    • India’s Struggle for Independence—Bipan Chandra
    • Modern India History – Grover
    • Culture—-Spectrum or Tara, NITIN SINGHANIA , CCRT WEBSITE
    • World History—- NCERT BOOK
    • Modern India by Rajiv Ahir (Spectrum publication)
    • Indian Society – Indian Society and social change in India class xii ncert .
    • Contemporary world history (NCERT) by Arjuna Dev .

    Polity

    • Political Science NCRT Books (11 th – 12 th std)
    • Constitution at Work – Old NCERT
    • Constitution of India—P. M. Bakshi
    • Indian Polity—M. Laxmikant / D. D. Basu
    • Rethinking India's foreign policy – Rajiv sikri
    • Hindu International page
    • IDSA WEBSITE

    Geography

    • Physical Geography – NCERT (6 TH – 12 TH NCERT)
    • India: Physical Environment – NCERT
    • Human Geography – NCERT
    • Certificate Course in Geography – G. C. Leong
    • Atlas – Orient Longman or TTK
    • Geography Through Maps – K. Siddhartha (Ensemble)
    • Khuller- Indian Geography

    General Science

    • Human Machine – NBT
    • General Science VIII, IX, X. NCERT
    • Science Reporter (For Reference only)
    • Hindu – Science Articles
    • Vision IAS Monthly Magazine- Science Part

    Indian Economy

    • Indian Economic development – NCERT (9 th – 12 th std)
    • Economic Survey – Budget (Shankar Ganesh – Basic Economy)
    • INDIAN ECONOMY DATTA SUNDARAM OR RAMESH SINGH

    Ecology & Environment

    • Old NCERT Book of Environment or ICSE BOARD
    • Internet Surfing based on Themes
    • Mrunal org- Environment Part / videos
    • DISASTER MANAGEMENT – IGNU NOTES – MPA 018 & 2 nd ARC
    • Vision IAS monthly Magzines
    • MAJID HUSSAIN / ENVIRONMENT BOOK – BY SHANKAR IAS

    ETHICS

    • Lexicon
    • D. Subbarao
    • 2 nd ARC

    BOOKS FOR MAINS

    • Selected Contemporary Essays – Saumitra Mohan (Essay Paper)
    • Essays for Civil Services – Pulkit Khare (Essay Paper)
    • India After Gandhi – Ramchandra Guha (History – GS1)
    • Norman Lowe OR History of Modern World – Jain and Mathur (World History – GS1)
    • Social Problems In India – Ram Ahuja. (Indian Society – GS1)
    • IAS Mains General Studies Paper 2 (Arihant Manual – GS2)
    • Current Issues – What’s Hot Today (ClearIAS ebook – GS2)
    • Governance in India for CSE. (Governance – GS2)
    • Pax Indica – Shashi Tharoor. (Foreign Policy – GS2)
    • India and the World by Surendra Kumar. (Foreign Policy – GS2)

    Mental Ability

    • Quantitative Aptitude – R.S. Agarwal
    • Analytical Reasoning – R.S. Agarwal
    • Arihant Publication CSAT PAPER 2

    English

    • Grammar & Comprehension – Pal & Suri
    • English Grammar & composition – Wren & Martin
    • Arihant Publication G.S 14000 Objective Questions

    Internal security

    • IDSA WEBSITE

    General Knowledge & Current Affairs

    • India Yearbook 2021
    • MANORAMA YEAR BOOK
    • National Newspapers (The HINDU, INDIAN EXPRESS)
    • CIVIL SERVICES CHRONICLE OR COMETITION WIZARD
    • MAGAZINE YOJNA AND KRUKSHETRA
      (Publication Division – 701, B wing, 7 th Floor, Kendriya Sadan, Belapur, Navi Mumbai 400614) (ph 24917673)
    • TV SHOWS – RSTV & LSTV
    • Several websites and Blogs. (www.civilserviceindia.com, insightias.com,
      www.mrunal.org,pib.nic.in,www.iasbaba.com