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What is the basic syllabus for UPSC?
Indian & World Geography Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India & the World. Indian Polity & Governance Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc. Economic & Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
Is syllabus same for UPSC Prelims and mains?
Topics in UPSC Mains, which are in addition to what is covered in UPSC Prelims. Though UPSC Prelims covers many subjects like Indian History, Geography etc, UPSC Mains stage has certain topics which are not covered in Prelims. This include: India Since Independence (GS Paper 1).
Which topics are important for UPSC Prelims?
Expansion and Consolidation of British Power in India. The Revolt of 1857. Socio-Religious Reform Movements. A General Survey of the Reform Movements and Their Leaders. Beginning of Modern Nationalism in India. Indian National Congress: Foundation and the Moderate Phase.
What is paper 1 in UPSC Prelims?
The UPSC Prelims Paper 1 is officially called the General Studies I Paper and is known commonly as the General Awareness paper. Prelims General Studies(GS) Paper I Syllabus: Current events of national and international importance. History of India and Indian National Movement.
Which paper is first in UPSC?
UPSC Exam Pattern For IAS Preliminary Examination UPSC CSE Prelims consists of two papers namely General Studies I and CSAT (General Studies Paper-II). While CSAT is qualifying in nature, the marks obtained in the General Studies paper determine your selection for UPSC Mains.
How can I start my IAS at home?
Understand the UPSC pattern and procedure first. Go through the UPSC syllabus thoroughly. Start reading a few books and watch video lectures online for a few basic subjects like polity, history, geography, etc. Read the newspaper regularly.
Is NCERT sufficient for UPSC Prelims?
NCERT books are a must for the IAS exam. However, candidates should also refer to subject-specific books (e.g. Indian Polity by Laxmikant) and keep tabs on current affairs.
Is prelims main or difficult?
The UPSC Mains exam is very tough as compared to the prelims. Consider these stages as a hierarchy which only increases the challenging intensity with every level. Many think that the competition is lower in mains which is true.
When should I start studying for prelims?
Tip #1: Know when to start preparation. You need approximately a time span of one year to prepare for UPSC prelims. Initially, you should start with the subjects which overlap in both prelims and mains syllabus. Dedicated preparation for the prelims alone should start at least 3 months prior to the prelims.
Is UPSC Prelims very difficult?
If you look at the success rate in the IAS exam, you will understand why it is considered one of the toughest exams in India and some say, the world. Every year, lakhs of people take the IAS prelims exam. Out of this, only about 25% clear it and move onto the IAS mains.