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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Syllabus of the IAS Preliminary Examination

Syllabus of the IAS Preliminary Examination
The Examination shall comprise two compulsory papers of 200 marks each.

General Studies Paper I - (200 marks) Duration: Two 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, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights
 Issues, etc.
*Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics,
 Social Sector initiatives, etc.
*General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require
 subject specialization.
*General Science.

General Science Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours
*Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
*Logical reasoning and analytical ability
*Decision-making and problem-solving
*General mental ability
*Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data    interpretation   (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. - Class X level)
*English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).