UPSC Prelims Stage

Syllabus for UPSC Prelims Stage:

GS Paper I
GS paper II (CSAT)- 200 Marks- 2 Hours

Current Event of National & International importance.

History of India & Indian National Movement.

Indian & World Geography- Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.

Indian Polity & Governance- Constitution & Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.

Economic & Social Development- Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.

General Issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity & Climate. Change- that do not require subject specialization.

General Science.

GS paper II (CSAT)
GS paper II (CSAT)- 200 Marks- 2 Hours


Interpersonal Skills including communication skills

Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability

Decision Making & Problem Solving

General Mental Ability

Basic Numeracy (numbers & their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.)(Class X Level), Data Interpretation (Charts, Graphs, Tables, Data Sufficiency, etc- Class X level)

Note 1: The CSAT paper is qualifying in nature, a candidate needs to score just 33% of the marks in this paper to qualify. Note 2: It is mandatory for the candidates to write both the papers of the Prelims Stage. In case a candidate does not attempt both the papers will be disqualified.