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UPSC IAS Syllabus 2017 – Civil Services Prelims & Mains Exam Pattern

UPSC IAS Syllabus 2017

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) board going to organized the UPSC many post exam in upcoming month. The application form had been completed in the last week. Now all applied candidates want for this preparing. This year UPSC Board has released many posts for qualified candidates. UPSC written exam will be done at many examination centers in all India. UPSC IAS Syllabus 2017 is available here. You can download UPSC Syllabus 2017 from the official website. UPSC syllabus 2017 to help the candidates to prepare for this examination. The exam will in tow phase preliminary and main exam. The syllabus represent about this exam pattern. You can start prepare according to syllabus for this exam. Those candidates related this job they must check lasted updates on this official web link. Without prepare you cannot pass in this exam. We inform that who candidates related this job they must check all details on the official web site before the exam date

UPSC Civil Services Syllabus 2017

We have provided last five year model papers on the official web site. UPSC Board will uploadUPSC IAS Syllabus 2017 this exam admit card after the exam syllabus. The UPSC syllabus 2017 is very important for this exam. Without study you cannot pass in the exam. Normally all applied candidates need exam syllabus for any examination. Without exam pattern you cannot sol any question in the examination hall. UPSC IAS Syllabus 2017 is available in PDF format on here. We will provide all details about this exam like previous papers, model test papers, exam pattern exam result and etc. all subjects same number in the preliminary exam but main exam syllabus is different. Written exam will be online mode. You are already known that exam is a point for yours in prepare. Selection process based on written test and Interview. The exam will in two phase preliminary and main exam.

IAS Exam Application Form 2017

UPSC Recruitment Details

  • Name of Organization – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
  • Name of Exam – Civil Services Examination 2017
  • Total posts – 980 posts
  • Category – Syllabus
  • Status – available here
  • Job Category: – Govt Jobs
  • Job Location: – all India
  • Official Link: – www.upsc.gov.in.

UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern

IAS Prelims Exam Pattern:-

Name of the Paper. No. of Questions. Duration Given. Marks.
Paper I: General Studies. 100. 2 Hours. 200.
Paper II: Aptitude.Total Marks. 80.  2 Hours. 200.400.

IAS Mains Exam Pattern:-

S.No. Name of the Paper. Name of the Subject. Marks.
1. Paper-A. Modern Indian Language. (Qualifying Paper). 300.
2. Paper-B. English (Qualifying Paper). 300.
3. Paper-I. Essay. 250.
4. Paper-II. General studies-I. 250.
5. Paper-III. General studies-II. 250.
6. Paper-IV. General studies-III. 250.
7. Paper-V. General studies-IV. 250.
8. Paper-VI. Optional Subject (Paper-1). 250.
9. Paper-VII. Optional Subject (Paper-2). 250.
Sub-Total. 1750.    
Interview. 275.
Total. 2025.

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UPSC IAS Syllabus 2017 (Prelims)

General Studies

  • Current Events of National & International Importance.
  • Geography of India as well as the World: Physical, Economic and Social Aspects.
  • Polity & Governance of India: Constitution and the Political aspects.
  • General Science.
  • The General Issues on Environmental Ecology, Climate Change and Bio Diversity.
  • Economic & Social Development :  Demography, Sustainable Development, Inclusion, Social Sector Initiatives, Poverty, etc..,
  • Indian History & Indian National Movement.


  • Comprehension.
  • Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability.
  • General Mental Ability.
  • Comprehension Skills English language ( 10th Standard Level).
  • Interpersonal Skills including Communication Skills.
  • Decision Making & Problem Solving.
  • Basic Numeracy (Orders of Magnitude, Numbers & their Relations, etc.., of 10th Standard Level), Data Interpretation such as Charts, Tables, Graphs, Data Sufficiency, etc.., (10th Standard Level).
  • Question based on the English Language Comprehension Skills (10th Standard Level). (The Candidates will be tested through giving questions on the Passages without providing hindi translation for those Questions).

UPSC IAS Syllabus 2017 (Mains Exam)

Modern Indian Languages

  • Comprehensive questions on given Passages.
  • Precise Writing. (Making a Summary).
  • Usage as well as vocabulary.
  • Short Essay.
  • Translation from English to the Indian Language & conversely.

The Indian Languages are as follows:

S.No. Name of the Language. Script.
1. Assamese. Assamese.
2. Bodo. Devanagari.
3. Gujarati. Gujarati.
4. Kannada. Kannada.
5. Konkani. Devanagari.
6. Malayalam. Malayalam.
7. Marathi. Devanagari.
8. Punjabi. Gurmukhi.
9. Telugu. Telugu.
10. Tamil. Tamil.
11. Santhali. Olchiki or Devanagari.
12. Urdu. Persian.
13. Bengali. Bengali.
14. Dogri. Devanagari.
15. Hindi. Devanagari.
16. Kashmiri. Persian.
17. Maithili. Devanagari.
18. Manipuri. Bengali.
19. Sanskrit. Devanagari.
20. Sindhi. Arabic or Devanagari.
21. Nepali. Devanagari.
22. Oriya. Oriya.


  • Comprehensive questions on given Passages.
  • Precise Writing. (Making a Summary).
  • Usage as well as vocabulary.
  • Short Essay.


The Candidates are given some Topics. They have to Write Essays on those Given Topics in Brief. They Should not Deviate from the Given Topics. The Essay can be Written in the Language selected by the Candidates. The Candidates have to write the Essay in Orderly manner briefly.

General Studies – I

  • Indian Culture: Architecture, Literature, Art Form since the Ancient Times.
  • Modern Indian History from the Eighteenth Century till Present Significant events & Issues.
  • The Freedom Struggle of the Country: Different Stages and Contributions from various Parts of the Country.
  • Post Independence: Consolidation as well as Reorganization within the Country.
  • History of the World: Events taking place since 18th Century; Industrial Revolution, Colonization & Decolonization, etc.., Political Changes such as Capitalism, Socialism, etc.., Effects of these Changes on the Society.
  • Indian Society, Diversity in India: Salient Features.
  • Geography of the World & its Salient Features.
  • The Concepts of Communalism, Secularism, Social Empowerment, Regionalism, etc..,
  • Distribution of key Natural Resources all over the World, etc..,

General Studies – II

  • Governance.
  • Constitution.
  • Polity.
  • Social Justice.
  • Internal Relations.

General Studies – III

  • Technology.
  • Economic Development.
  • Disaster Management.
  • Environmental.
  • Security.
  • Bio-Diversity.

General Studies – IV

  • Aptitude.
  • Ethics.
  • Integrity.

Optional Subject (Paper – 1)

The Candidates have to select the Optional Subject. The Questions asked in this Paper depends on the Subject selected by the Candidate.

Optional Subject (Paper – 2)

The Candidates have to select the Optional Subject. The Questions asked in this Paper depends on the Subject selected by the Candidate.

The List of Optional Subjects are as follows:

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science.
  • Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering.
  • Commerce & Accountancy.
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering.
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Law
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Medical Science.
  • philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science & International Relations.
  • Sociology
  • Public Administration.
  • Psychology
  • statics
  • Zoology
  • Literature of any one of the language such as Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, gujarathi, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, English.

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