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IAS Syllabus 2017 Download New! (Preliminary & Mains) Exam Syllabus PDF

IAS Syllabus

Start preparation with new IAS Syllabus !!! Union Public Service Commission has updated IAS Pre Exam Syllabus and IAS Mains Exam Syllabus recently. Download latest IAS Syllabus 2017 and do preparation for Indian Administrative Service Exam properly. It is not an easy nut to crack, so you need to complete preparation with proper IAS Study Material. Go through this page to get IAS Exam Pattern and syllabus properly.

This Page Includes:

IAS Prelims Syllabus

IAS Main Syllabus

List of Optional Subjects for IAS Mains

IAS Prelims Exam Pattern

IAS Mains Exam pattern

Interview Details

Indian Administrative Service Exam is one of the toughest amongst the exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission. IAS officer hold main and strategic positions in the Union Government, States and public sector undertakings. So aspirants who want to become an IAS officer, you probably know about the IAS Pre/ Mains Exam Syllabus to get good score. Team of is discussing the complete details about IAS Exam Syllabus 2017 with you, so please take a glance below.

IAS Syllabus

In the below section of this page, we are giving IAS Prelims Syllabus and IAS Mains Syllabus. Please have a look below:.

IAS Preliminary Exam

Preliminary Exam consist 2 papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2 for which detailed syllabus is presented here:

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.

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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).

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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

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  • 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

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List of Optional Subjects for IAS Main Exam 2017

Civil Services Mains generally conducts in the month of October and November. IAS Exam Syllabus 2017 for Mains stage consists of the following optional papers.

IAS Mains Optional Papers

General Studies Electrical Engineering
Botany Geology
Economics Mathematics
Geography Physics
Management Sociology
Philosophy Statistics
Public Administration Law
Agriculture Essay
Chemistry Commerce & Accountancy
Medical Science Psychology

 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

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Preliminary Exam:

The IAS Prelims Exam Pattern consists of following subjects and marks. In preliminary Examination the questions will be of objective (MCQ) type. The question paper will be presented both in English & Hindi language. There will be negative marking 1/3 marks for every wrong answer.

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

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Main Exam:

Candidates who will qualify the prelims examination they will be eligible for the main examination. This Examination follows the below provided examination pattern.

Name of Paper Subjects Total Marks
Paper-A Modern Indian Language. (Qualifying Paper) 300
Paper-B English (Qualifying Paper) 300
Paper-I Essay 250
Paper-II General studies-I 250
Paper-III General studies-II 250
Paper-IV General studies-III 250
Paper-V General studies-IV 250
Paper-VI Optional Subject (Paper-1) 250
Paper-VII Optional Subject (Paper-2) 250
Sub-Total 1750
Interview 275
Total 2025

 Interview Test:

Candidates who qualify in the Preliminary and Main Examination are able to attend the interview. Candidate can give preference of the language in which they may like to be interviewed. Marks set for the Interview is 275.

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IAS Question Answer

Year IAS Model Paper in PDF
2016 General Studies Paper I
General Studies Paper II
2015 General Studies Paper – I
General Studies Paper – II

Do You Know These Facts about IAS?

IAS is also known 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. Also those, who are appointed for this service, get high prestige and good salary. So, candidates who want to become an IAS must check IAS Syllabus and exam pattern to crack exam easily.

Indian Administrative Service exam is organized every year on national level. This Exam is also known as Civil Services Examination and a huge number of candidates apply for this examination. After qualifying this examination, qualified candidates get the prestigious positions in Union Government, States Government and public sector undertakings (PSUs). Before the final appointment, qualified candidates have to undergo a training which is provided by the particular government department.

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