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UPSC Syllabus 2021

UPSC IAS Exam has three exam stages:

  • Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates for the Mains Exam.
  • Civil Services Mains Examination (Written) for the selection of candidates for the next level of the UPSC IAS Exam.
  • Civil Services Personality Test (PT)- The final stage for selection process.

UPSC IAS Prelims Exam 2021 – Syllabus

In IAS Prelims, UPSC tests the analytical, logical, and reasoning ability of the candidates. The IAS Prelims Exam is divided into two parts:

(i) General Studies Paper-I

(ii) General Studies Paper-II

Both papers have a maximum time limit of two hours and the General Studies Paper-II, which is popularly known as CSAT, is only qualifying in nature. The exam is conducted on a single day with Paper 1 in the morning session and paper 2 in the evening session.

UPSC IAS Syllabus Prelims Exam 2021: GS Paper I

Marks: 200

Duration:  2 hours

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Subject-wise Division Detailed Syllabus
1 History

History of India and Indian Freedom Struggle

Ancient History of India

Medieval History of India

Modern History 1857 to 1947

Indian National Movement

2 Geography

Geography of India and

Concept of Physical Geography

Physical Geography

Human Geography

Economic Geography

World Geography

3 Polity

Indian Polity and Governance issues

Union Executives

State Executives

Federalism in India

Judicial System

Panchayati Raj

4 Economy

Indian Economy and Social Development

Basic Principles of Indian Economy

Social Schemes of Government

Social Development through Economic Empowerment

Sustainable Development


5 Environment and Ecology

Principles of Environment and Ecology

General Principles

Climate Change and

Climate Summits and Conferences

6 General Science

Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Technology

General Principles

Latest Science and Technological Development

7 Current Events

It covers all the events of National and International Importance

Current Affairs

Current Affairs with all Dimensions

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