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UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISION

Syllabus For Prelims & Main Examination


Preliminary Examination CSAT Paper - 1 (GS)
The Examination shall comprise two compulsory papers of 200 marks each.
Paper I - (200 marks) Duration T!o "ours
Current events of national and international importance.
History of India and Indian National ovement.
Indian and !orld "eo#raphy $ %hysical& 'ocial& Economic "eo#raphy of India and the !orld.
Indian %olity and "overnance $ Constitution& %olitical 'ystem& %anchayati (a)& %u*lic %olicy&
(i#hts Issues& etc.
Economic and 'ocial +evelopment $'ustaina*le +evelopment& %overty& Inclusion&
+emo#raphics& 'ocial 'ector initiatives& etc.
"eneral issues on Environmental Ecolo#y& ,io$diversity and Climate Chan#e $ that do not
re-uire su*)ect speciali.ation
"eneral 'cience.
Preliminary Examination CSAT Paper - 2 (APTIT#DE)
Paper II- (200 marks) Duration T!o "ours
Comprehension
Interpersonal skills includin# communication skills/
0o#ical reasonin# and analytical a*ility
+ecision$makin# and pro*lem solvin#
"eneral mental a*ility
,asic numeracy 1num*ers and their relations& orders of ma#nitude& etc.2 1Class 3 level2& +ata
interpretation 1charts& #raphs& ta*les& data sufficiency etc. $ Class 3 level2
En#lish 0an#ua#e Comprehension skills 1Class 3 level2.
$ote 1 4 5uestions relatin# to En#lish 0an#ua#e Comprehension skills of Class 3 level 1last item
in the 'ylla*us of %aper$ II2 will *e tested throu#h passa#es fromEn#lish lan#ua#e only without
providin# Hindi translation thereof in the -uestion paper.
$ote 2 4 The -uestions will *e of multiple choice& o*)ective type.
$ote %4 It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in *oth the %apers of Civil 'ervices 1%relim2
Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will *e dis-ualified in case he6
she does not appear in *oth the papers of Civil 'ervices 1%relim2 Examination.
&' (ain Examination
The written examination will consist of the followin# papers4
)uali*yin+ Papers
Paper A - %00 (arks 17ne of the Indian 0an#ua#e to *e selected *y the candidate from the
0an#ua#es included in the Ei#hth 'chedule to the Constitution2.
Paper & En#lish4$ %00 (arks
Papers to ,e -ounte. *or merit
PaperI Essay $ 2/0 (arks PaperII "eneral 'tudies8I 2/0(arks 1Indian Herita#e and Culture&
History and "eo#raphy otherworld and 'ociety2 PaperIII "eneral 'tudies 8II 2/0 (arks
1"overnance& Constitution& %olity& 'ocial 9ustice and International relations2 PaperI0 "eneral
'tudies 8III 2/0 (arks 1Technolo#y& Economic +evelopment& ,iodiversity& Environment& 'ecurity
and +isaster ana#ement2 Paper0 "eneral 'tudies 8I: 2/0(arks 1Ethics& Inte#rity and
;ptitude2 Paper0I 7ptional 'u*)ect 8 %aper < 2/0(arks Paper0II 7ptional 'u*)ect 8 %aper $2
2/0 (arks Su, Total (1ritten test) 12/0 (arks Personality Test - 22/ (arks Gran. Total
- 202/ (arks
Candidates may choose any one of the optional su*)ects from amon#st the list of su*)ects #iven
in Notification4 $3TE 1i2 The papers on Indian 0an#ua#es and En#lish 1%aper ; and %aper ,2
will *e of atriculation or e-uivalent standard and will *e of -ualifyin# nature. The marks o*tained
in these papers will not *e counted for rankin#.
1ii2 Evaluation of the papers& namely& =Essay>& ="eneral 'tudies> and 7ptional 'u*)ect of all the
candidates would *e done simultaneously alon# with evaluation of their -ualifyin# papers on
=Indian 0an#ua#es> and =En#lish> *ut the papers on =Essay>& "eneral 'tudies and 7ptional 'u*)ect
of only such candidates will *e taken co#ni.ance of who attain such minimum standard as may *e
fixed *y Commission at their discretion for the -ualifyin# papers on =Indian 0an#ua#e> and
=En#lish>. 1iv2 arks o*tained *y the candidates for the %aper I:II only will *e counted for merit
rankin#. However& the Commission will have the discretion to fix -ualifyin# marks in any or all of
these papers.
2' 4ist o* optional su,5e-ts *or (ain Examination
1i2 ;#riculture 1ii2 ;nimal Hus*andry and :eterinary 'cience 1iii2 ;nthropolo#y 1iv2 ,otany 1v2
Chemistry 1vi2 Civil En#ineerin# 1vii2 Commerce and ;ccountancy 1viii2 Economics
1ix2 Electrical En#ineerin# 1x2 "eo#raphy 1xi2 "eolo#y 1xii2 History 1xiii2 0aw 1xiv2 ana#ement
1xv2 athematics 1xvi2 echanical En#ineerin# 1xvii2 edical 'cience 1xviii2 %hilosophy
1xix2 %hysics 1xx2 %olitical 'cience and International (elations 1xxi2 %sycholo#y 1xxii2 %u*lic
;dministration 1xxiii2 'ociolo#y 1xxiv2 'tatistics 1xxv2 ?oolo#y 1xxvi2 "u)arati 0iterature
$3TE 1i2 The -uestion papers for the examination will *e of conventional 1essay2 type. 1ii2Each
paper will *e of three hours duration. 1iii2 Candidates will have the option to answer all the
-uestion papers& except the 5ualifyin# 0an#ua#e papers %aper; and %aper,& in any of the
lan#ua#es included in the Ei#hth 'chedule to the Constitution of India or in En#lish. 1iv2
Candidates exercisin# the option to answer %apers in any one of the lan#ua#es mentioned a*ove
may& if they so desire& #ive En#lish version within *rackets of only the description of the technical
terms& if any& in addition to the version in the lan#ua#e opted *y them. Candidates should&
however& note that if they misuse the a*ove rule& a deduction will *e made on this account from
the total marks otherwise accruin# to them and in extreme cases/ their script1s2 will not *e valued
for *ein# in an unauthori.ed medium. 1v2 The -uestion papers 1other than the literature of
lan#ua#e papers2 will *e set in Hindi and En#lish only.