UPSC Syllabus 2018-19 | IAS Syllabus 2018-19 | UPSC Exam 2018-19

The UPSC Syllabus for IAS exam is conducted each year through civil service exam notification board in the pdf format. It is into two parts UPSC prelim Syllabus and UPSC Mains Syllabus. Every year 5 lakh people write the UPSC exam. The UPSC has 3 tiers — Prelims, Mains, and Interview. The number of vacancies varies every year is 900-1100. UPSC forms will be available in the month of February. The prelim Exam is conducted in the month of June and Mains in October. The UPSC has 24 services like IAS, IPS, IRS, IFS etc….

The UPSC categorized the civil service exam into three successive stages.

  • Preliminary examination (Objective)
  • Mains examination (Subjective)
  • Personality test (Interview)

UPSC Prelims

The UPSC prelims exam is the first most important exam to determine the analytical and the reasoning ability of a candidate. Prelims exam consists of two objective type question papers, each carrying 200 marks (Total- 400 marks), time allocated is 2 hours each for the exam. The purpose of this exam is to filter the candidates for mains examination. The marks obtained by the candidate in the prelims are not counted in their final merit list.

In prelims exam, general studies carry 200 marks plus civil service aptitude test of 200 marks. In civil service, aptitude test candidate must get at least (33%), then and then the only general paper is evaluated, and the candidate is eligible to appear for the mains exam.

UPSC Syllabus and IAS Syllabus for Mains examination

The UPSC mains exam is the most important part of the civil service exam. The candidates score marks in each paper are counted for in the selection process. The UPSC mains exam is designed in such a way that to assist the background education of the candidate of individual his or her talent in their respective stream.

UPSC and IAS Prelims Syllabus

PAPER 1: GENERAL STUDIES [Marks 200, Duration 2 hours]
  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian national movement.
  • Indian and world geography – physical, social, economic geography of India and the world.
  • Indian polity and governance. – Constitution and political system, Panchayat Raj, public policy, rights issue etc
  • Economic and social development – Sustainable development, poverty, inclusion, demographics, social sector initiatives etc
  • General issues of environmental ecology, biodiversity and climate change. (That does not require subject specialization), General science.

BOOKS TO BE REFERRED FOR UPSC and IAS PRELIMS AND MAINS EXAM.

PAPER 1: General STUDIES

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • THE HINDU + INDIAN EXPRESS + ALL INDIA RADIO + PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU
PAPER 1: GENERAL STUDIES
  • History of India and Indian national movement.
  • ANCIENT + MEDIEVAL + MODERN HISTORY
  • History of NCERT – Class (6-12) books.
  • Indian art and culture – By Nitin Singhania.
  • History of modern India – Bipin Chandra.
PAPER 1: GENERAL STUDIES

Indian polity and governance. – Constitution and political system, Panchayat Raj, public policy, rights issue.

  • INDIAN polity – M. Lakshmikanth.
  • Current Affairs – Linking ability.
PAPER 1: GENERAL STUDIES

Economic and social development – Sustainable development, poverty, inclusion, demographics, social sector initiatives.

  • Economics NCERT – class (9-12) books.
  • Economic survey (Most Important)
  • Indian Economy – Ramesh Singh.
  • Current Affairs – linking.

PAPER 1: GENERAL STUDIES

General issues on environmental ecology, biodiversity and climate change, General science.

  • ENVIRONMENT – IAS Shankar.
  • Environment – NCERT (class 11-12) books.
GENERAL STUDIES

The General science and other missed topics can be covered by referring the below manuals

  • The book, general science manuals- Mc Graw Hill.
  • TheBook, general science manual – Arihant.

UPSC MAIN and IAS MAIN SYLLABUS

The candidate’s ranking in UPSC civil service exam depends only on the marks scored in mains and interview. The main exam has 1750 marks and the interview has 275 marks.

The written examination will consist of 9 papers, but only 7 papers will be counted for final merit ranking. In the remaining two papers candidates should secure minimum marks prescribed by UPSC each year.

  • Paper A (English + Hindi/other Indian languages) 300 marks- Indian language Syllabus (One of the Indian languages to be selected by the candidate from the languages included in the eight schedules of the constitution. This paper will not be compulsory for candidates belonging to the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Sikkim).
  • PAPER B: English language syllabus of 300 marks.

UPSC Syllabus, IAS Syllabus, UPSC Exam paper, IAS paper

LIST OF OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

The optional subject plays a very important role CSAT candidate (PAPER 6 and PAPER 7) for the examination, is broadly of the honors degree level. Medical stream, Engineering stream and Law and the level of corresponds to a bachelor’s degree can choose their optional subjects. The candidate those who select optional subjects from the mentioned below literature optional subjects, they should be known about the literature thoroughly. In the interview, the questions will be based on their optional subjects.

 

Optional Subjects

Literature Optional

Agriculture – UPSC Syllabus

Kannada – UPSC Syllabus

Animal husbandry and veterinary science – UPSC Syllabus

Telugu – UPSC Syllabus

Anthropology – UPSC Syllabus

Bengali – UPSC Syllabus
Botonny – UPSC Syllabus

Assamese – UPSC Syllabus

Chemistry – UPSC Syllabus

Bodo- UPSC Syllabus

Civil Engineering –

Dogri – UPSC Syllabus

Commerce and accountancy – UPSC Syllabus

Guajarati – UPSC Syllabus

Economics – UPSC Syllabus

Hindi – UPSC Syllabus

Electrical engineering – UPSC Syllabus

Kashmiri – UPSC Syllabus
Geography – UPSC Syllabus

Konkani – UPSC Syllabus

Geology – UPSC Syllabus

Maithili – UPSC Syllabus

History – UPSC Syllabus Malayalam – UPSC Syllabus
Law – UPSC Syllabus Manipuri – UPSC Syllabus
Management – UPSC Syllabus Marathi – UPSC Syllabus
Mathematics – UPSC Syllabus Nepali – UPSC Syllabus
Mechanical engineering – UPSC Syllabus Oria – UPSC Syllabus
Medical science- UPSC Syllabus Punjabi – UPSC Syllabus
Philosophy- UPSC Syllabus Sanskrit – UPSC Syllabus
Physics- UPSC Syllabus Santhali – UPSC Syllabus
Political science and international realtionship- UPSC Syllabus Sindi – UPSC Syllabus
Psychology- UPSC Syllabus Tamil – UPSC Syllabus
Public administration- UPSC Syllabus Urdu – UPSC Syllabus
Sociology- UPSC Syllabus English – UPSC Syllabus
Statistics- UPSC Syllabus
Zoology- UPSC Syllabus

MARKS DISTRIBUTION IN UPSC

Mains

Interview

Total marks

1750 275

2025

 

UPSC Syllabus for interview

The candidates those who successfully qualify for the mains exam are called for the personal ability test. This is the last phase of the UPSC exam, and it carries 275 marks. The test is conducted by the board of well-experienced persons, retired IAS, IPS officers.

  • The candidate will be interviewed by the board, who will have before them the record of his/her career and interests filled by him/her in the Detailed Application form.
  • The test is intended to decide the capability of the candidate by judging his/her mental caliber., reasoning ability, and moral integrity.
  • In the personality test apart from their academic studies, the candidates are expected to have taken an interest in the events which are happening around them, within and outside their country.

Lastly, the last merit list is declared based on the candidate marks scored in mains and interview and the merit list is published on the website of union public service commission as well as in the newspaper and channels.

 

3 thoughts on “UPSC Syllabus 2018-19 | IAS Syllabus 2018-19 | UPSC Exam 2018-19

  • May 5, 2018 at 5:25 pm
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    This is a very nice article. This was very helpful for me.

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    • May 17, 2018 at 4:29 am
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      thank you clement

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