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IAS Syllabus

IAS Preliminary & Mains Exam Syllabus

In the below section of this page, we are giving IAS Syllabus 2016 for Preliminary exam and main exam. Preliminary Exam consist 2 papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2.

IAS Preliminary Exam

Paper 1:

History of India and Indian national movement
General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization General Science.
Indian and world geography- Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
Indian politics and governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
Current events of national and international importance
Economic and social development Ecology- – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.

Paper 2:

Comprehension
Logical reasoning and analytical ability
Interpersonal skills including communication skills
General mental ability
English language comprehension skills
Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level).

IAS Main Exam

in the beneath segment of this page, we are providing IAS Syllabus for main exam. Main examination consist 2 paper i.e. paper A and paper B. In paper A, there are 2 parts and In Paper B there is 7 parts.

Paper A:

Paper I: Any Indian Language

In this, candidates have to choose one language from Languages which included in Eighth Schedule of Constitution. This exam is not compulsory for candidates who are from States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim.

Paper II: English

Purpose of this paper is to test candidate’s skills to read and understand serious discursive prose, and to express his thoughts correctly, in English and concerned Indian Language.

Pattern of questions would be mostly as follows:-

Comprehension of given passages
Precis Writing
Usage and Vocabulary

Paper B:

Paper Subject Topics
III Essay Candidates will require writing an essay on a specific topic. Choice of subjects will be given. They will be expected to keep closely to topic of essay to assemble their ideas in orderly and to write in brief.
IV General Studies 1
  • (Indian Heritage/Culture, World History & Geography)
  • Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  • Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
  • The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country
V General Studies 2
  • (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations)
  •  Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  • Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
  • The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country
VI General Studies 3
  • (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-Diversity, Environment, Security & Disaster Management)
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
  • Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.
  • Government Budgeting.
  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
VII General Studies 4
  • (Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude)
  • Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships.
  • Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
  • Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
VIII and IX Optional 1 (Of your choice)/ Optional 2 (Of your choice)
  • Botany, Economics, General Studies, Geography, Management, Philosophy, Public Administration
  • Agriculture, Chemistry, Medical science, Electrical Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Sociology, Statistics, Law, Essays, Commerce & Accountancy and Psychology

Important Notice: For paper VIII and IX, Candidates can select any ONE optional subject from amongst list of subjects provided above.

 

IAS Exam Pattern

In beneath segment of this page, you can check examination pattern of Indian Administrative Service Exam. According to this paper pattern you can know about the weightage of subject.

IAS exam is divided into in three parts.

Preliminary exam
Main exam (written and interview)
Interview

a) Preliminary Exam:

Paper Subjects Total Marks Duration
I General Studies 200 marks 2 hours
II Aptitude Skills 200 marks 2 hours

b) Main Exam:

Papers Topics Total Marks
I One Of The Indian Languages Chosen From The Prescribed List 300
II English 300
III Essay 250
IV/V/VI/VII General Studies (250 Marks For Each Paper) 1000
VIII & IX Optional Subject 1 500
Total Marks For Written Examination 1750

c) Interview Test:

Aspirants who will qualify both Preliminary and Main exam will be called for Interview. Interview test will be of 275 marks.

IAS Eligibility Criteria

IAS Eligibility Criteria Indian Administrative Services (IAS) is considered one of the most prestigious government jobs and thousands of people apply for it but only few of them get selected. IAS Eligibility Criteria and age limit for SC/ST/OBC/General Candidate is mentioned below. IAS Exam is one of the toughest exams and conducted every year by Union Public Service Commission. The exam pattern generally includes preliminary test followed by mains and final interview. For all latest updates related to IAS Eligibility Criteria 2016, you may visit our web portal which is www.shanmugamiasacademy.in

IAS Examination is a common gateway to various government posts and candidates can approach various government jobs with scores secured in IAS Examination. Candidates are encouraged to do their duties under government, since the government related job will be the nature of designation of any given with Consideration of IAS Examination results.

IAS Eligibility Criteria

Name of the Organization:

Union Public Service Commission

Nationality:

  • a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India. Or
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Srilanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limitation & Number of Attempts;

 
Category Maximum Age Attempt
General 32 6
OBC 32+3=35 9
SC/ST 32+5=37 As many as upto age limt
Physically disabled
(Blind, Deaf-mute, Orthopedic)
32+10=42 if general then 9
OBC then 9
SC/ST- then upto age limt
J&K domicile if general then 32+5=37
OBC then 32+5+3=40
SC/ST then 32+5+5=42
PH then 32+5+10=50
depending on above categories viz.Gen, OBC, SC/ST, Disabled
Disabled serviceman discharged from duty if general then 32+3=35
OBC then 32+3+3=38
SC/ST then 32+3+5=40
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Ex-serviceman with five years duty* specific condition on page2 of notification if general then 32+5=37
OBC then 32+5+3=40
SC/ST then 32+5+5=42
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Essential Qualification:

  • Aspirants must hold Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline from the recognized University/Institution.
  • Candidates who are pursuing in the final year examination or waiting for their final year result they may apply for Civil Services Preliminary Examination. But candidates must have to produce final result for appear in Civil Services Main Examination.

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