Quick guide to understand UPSC Syllabus from IAS Academy in Chennai

The Civil services examination are considered to be the most challenging examination of all. The Union Public service commission conducts the civil service examination to select civil servants for the twenty-four prestigious post to be occupied by the government. The examination is the process of three stages. Where the first stage is called the preliminary stage. The second stage is the Mains, and the third is the personal Interview. The grueling stages of the examination will be crossed only by the best candidates who will finally take up the prestigious positions as civil servants. The public servant aspirants have to plan their study well to secure a place as the civil servant. The average study time for an eligible candidate is around ten to twelve months. The UPSC syllabus is very exhaustive. The students who are preparing can go to an IAS academy to take assistance for the examination. Some government IAS Academies prefer guest lectures and seminars to teach specific topics in UPSC syllabus. This year around five lakh candidates are applying for the rigorous examination. The year-long preparation has to be focused in the right way with proper guidance to crack this strict examination.

Civil Service Coaching for  preliminary examination:

The entry stage of preliminary can be take up by eligible candidates. The qualified candidates who can appear for initial are :

  1. The students who perform should be an Indian Citizen who has the following one or more education qualification.
  2. Either a degree or above from a deemed university, graduation from an open educational university., Any qualification recognized as an equivalent to the above.
  3. The students must have completed twenty-one years of age at the time of appearing in the examination.

The candidates who are eligible should write the preliminary examination. The examination contains two exams of two hundred marks each. It is an objective examination. The questions are set in both English and Hindi.The two papers are general studies paper one and general studies paper two. The 2018 UPSC syllabus for general studies paper are :

Current events of international and national importance

Indian policy and governance- Panchayati Raj, Constitution, public policy, political system, rights issues, etc.,i

Social development, economic and social development, poverty, social sector initiatives, and inclusion.

General Science

General issues on biodiversity, environmental ecology and climatic change.

The Preliminary examination paper two syllabus include the following :

  1. Logical reasoning
  2. Comprehension
  3. General mental ability
  4. Basic numeracy and data interpretation
  5. Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
  6. Decision making and problem-solving.

IAS Study Material for Main examinations

Once a person qualifies for the preliminary examination, the candidate has to write the main examination.

Union public service commission for the main examination are:

Stack of Books from IAS academy to study the UPSC SyllabusPaper A: The total marks given for the subject are three hundred, and any Indian language can be chosen from the list provided.

Paper B: The English language carries three hundred marks.

Paper 1: Essay – Two hundred and fifty marks

Paper II: General studies one -Indian Heritage, culture, history geography of the society and world. Two hundred and fifty marks.

Paper III:  General studies two-Governance, constitution, social justice, international relations and polity. Two hundred and fifty marks.

Part IV: General Studies Three –Technology, biodiversity, security, disaster management and economic development. Two hundred and fifty marks.

Part V: General Studies four –ethics, integrity, aptitude. Two hundred and fifty marks.

Part VI and VII: Two papers can be selected by the students from the list of choices given –Two hundred and fifty marks.

The optional subjects list are:

Agriculture, anthropology, animal husbandry, chemistry, botany, commerce and accountancy, management, Indian history, geology, law, mathematics, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, sociology, public administration, geography, and geology.

The optional Indian language list are:Assamese, bodo, Bengali, kanada, hindi, Sanskrit, Malayalam, nepali, oriya, Santali, sindhi, telegu, tamil, urdu dogri, gujarati, Malayalam, Maithili, Konkani, kashmiri and English.

IAS Coaching helps students to focus on the end goal

Once the main examination is cleared, the candidate has to appear for the personal interview. The sole purpose of the interview is to understand the orientation of the student towards civil services.  

The civil service coaching centers in Chennai gives you the details of the entire syllabus prior taking classes. The candidates should provide the required hours and schedule the syllabus accordingly to crack this examination.