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UPSC Prelims Syllabus: The Union Public Service Commission conducts UPSC
Mains and Prelims exam every year. The Civil Services Mains examination aims to test the academic talent and the ability of the candidate to present the answers in a clear and coherent manner. UPSC Civil Services exam is common for the all candidates applying for Civil Services Examination and Indian Forest Service Examination. This exam acts a primary screening for selection of candidates for the Civil Services Mains Examination. One of the important point to remember that the the main core course of this UPSC Examination is intended to analyze the overall intellectual traits and understanding of the concepts rather than only to check their information and memory. The Indian Administrative Service exam officially known as Civil Services Examination (CSE). It is the premier administrative civil service of the Government of India.  On hierarchial basis, Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is considered as  the highest administrative post among the 24  other services like IPS, IFS, IRS etc.

Syllabus For IAS Prelims: UPSC Syllabus for Civil Services
IAS exam is conducted in 3 stages- Prelims, Mains and Interview Test. The Prelims stage is an objective test of 200 marks whereas Mains is subjective one. Since the  IAS prelims examination serves as just a screening test (qualifying in nature) to  select the candidate for the IAS mains therefore the marks obtained in the preliminary Examination by the candidates will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.
Round 1: IAS Preliminary Exam – 2 papers of 200 marks each
Round 2: IAS Main Exam – Written exam (9 papers)  
Round 3: Interview Round – 275 marks

Note: Number of candidates to be appeared to the Main Examination will be about 15 times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year in the various posts.
Syllabus for Civil Service Preliminary Examination?
The Civil Services Preliminary exam consist of two compulsory papers.
General Studies Paper I
General Studies Paper II.
200 marks for each paper, Paper I and paper II
The questions will be of objective type (MCQ).
Paper I - General Studies:
This paper includes areas like; Indian National Movement, Indian Polity, Basic Economic Understanding, Geography. Current affairs, General Knowledge.
Paper II - Aptitude Test:
Paper II includes mathematics, reasoning, analytical ability, and interpersonal skills.
Now, this paper is of only qualifying in nature so the marks obtained in this section is not counted while making the merit list.
Note: To qualify for the Prelims exam, minimum 33 per cent in this paper is mandatory.
The question papers are set both in Hindi and English. For blind candidates extra 20 minutes are given for each paper.
How to Prepare for Civil Service Prelims Examination: Syllabus for IAS
Syllabus Pattern for Prelims Exam:
Paper - I Syllabus
General Studies – Marks obtained in this paper will be counted while making the merit list. So it is good chance to score more to appear in the Civil Services mains Exam.
Paper- II (CSAT) Syllabus
Aptitude test (CSAT) - This paper is of qualifying nature.
Marks obtained in this paper will not be counted while making the merit list. However, the candidate must score at least 33% marks in this paper to appear in the Civil Services mains Exam.
 Two hours for each paper

It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the papers of Prelim exam to be qualified for the evaluation purposes. If the candidate is unable to appear in any of the paper is liable to be disqualified.
Negative Marking:
There is  provision for “1/3rd Negative Marking” in the Prelims exam. So the candidates need to be careful while making wild guesses in the  IAS prelim exams.
The detailed IAS Prelims Syllabus
IAS Preliminary Exams Syllabus for Paper-I:
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
General Science
The  IAS syllabus for the Preliminary Exams for Paper-II:
*    Comprehension
*    Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
*    Logical reasoning and analytical ability
*    Decision-making and problemsolving
*    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)

Important points to remember: For UPSC IAS Prelims
1.     The questions in both Paper-I and Paper-II will be of objective type  and 200 marks  for each paper is alloted.
2.     The allotted time for each paper is 2 hrs
3.     The Paper-II (CSAT) will be a qualifying paper. So to secure entry for the mains, candidate have to score 33% of the paper.
4.     It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the papers of Prelim exam to be qualified for the evaluation purposes. If the candidate is unable to appear in any of the paper is liable to be disqualified.

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