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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
- 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.
- 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 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
|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||
|V||General Studies 2||
|VI||General Studies 3||
|VII||General Studies 4||
|VIII and IX||Optional 1 (Of your choice)/ Optional 2 (Of your choice)||
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)
a) Preliminary Exam:
|I||General Studies||200 marks||2 hours|
|II||Aptitude Skills||200 marks||2 hours|
b) Main Exam:
|I||One Of The Indian Languages Chosen From The Prescribed List||300|
|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 is abbreviated as Indian Administrative Service exam, which is one of toughest exams conducted by union public service commission. IAS is one of the highest designations offered by Government of India. So, candidates who want to become an IAS must check IAS Syllabus 2016 and exam pattern to crack exam easily. Applicants, if you have query related to IAS syllabus, then you can ask in commenting section.
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