UPSC Prelims Syllabus

UPSC Preliminary Civil Services Examination 2016 will commence on 7th August 2016 and the last date for receipt of application is 20th May 2016.


General Studies Paper I

Maximum marks:             200

Number of Questions:   100

Total Time:          120 minutes (02 hours)


  1. Current events of national and international importance
  2. History of India and Indian national movement
  3. Indian and World Geography
  4. Indian Polity and governance
  5. Economic and social development
  6. General issues on environmental ecology, bio-diversity and climate change
  7. General Science

General Studies Paper II

Maximum marks: 200
Number of Questions: 80
Total Time: 120 minutes (02 hours)


  1. Comprehension
  2. Interpersonal skills which include communication skills
  3. Logical reasoning & analytical ability
  4. Decision making & problem solving
  5. General mental ability
  6. Basic numeracy
  7. English language comprehension skills (Class X level)

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