Before starting the process for IAS preparations. Its very important for one to know the exact syllabus and hierarchy of the exam. Because 95% don’t have complete knowledge about the exam when they plan to start preparing for the IAS exams.
IAS ( INDIAN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE) one of the premier civil post of the country. The exam conducted for the selection of this post is known as Civil services exams or UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). This exam is considered to be one of the most difficult exams just because the syllabus for the exam is quite vast. As a UPSC aspirant are checked and tested in all aspects of knowledge, aptitude, personality and much more qualities needed to be present in a leader.
After a brief about IAS exam. Let’s come to exam pattern and syllabus for better knowledge:-
Basically there are three stages in this exam
Prelims are basically screening test. Whose marks are not count for merit. It is divided into two parts:
Both the prelims papers are conducted on same day itself in two different time lap.
First CSAT paper is check for screening. And then GS paper-1 is checked.
So, one need to qualify CSAT paper first, if that person wants their GS paper-1 to be checked because if one fails to qualify CSAT paper which requires minimum 33% his/her GS paper-1 will be disqualified that moment itself and it will not be checked. But if a person qualify for CSAT he/she needs to cross cutoff list decided by the ministry which is generally between (85-120 marks). But the negative aspect of GS paper-1 prelims exam is that there is negative marking for each incorrect answer which 1/3 of the marks gained for every correct answer. It is a MCQ type paper.
Mains are written exams or objective type paper. Whose marks will be counted for merit purpose. It is divided into two basic types:
It includes 7 papers in it:
Essay. There will be 2 questions for 125 marks each which makes Total 250
This includes questions from History, Geography and Social Issues. Total Marks- 250
This includes questions from Indian Polity, Governance, International Relations And social justice. Total Marks- 250
This includes questions from Economy basically Indian Economy, Basics of Science and technology, Environment and Ecology, Disaster management and Internal security. Total Marks- 250
This included questions from Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude. Total Marks- 250
This included questions from one of the subject choosen by an aspirants from the list of subjects provided to them. Total Marks-250
This includes questions from another subject chosen by an aspirants from the list of subjects provided to them. Total Marks-250
Now as the syllabus might be clear to all.
Lets refer some key points to be kept in mind while preparation for the exam.