Welcome to Educrat IAS Academy! We are here to provide you the complete UPSC syllabus for the Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The Civil Services Examination (CSE) is widely considered as one of the toughest and the most prestigious examinations conducted in India among all other competitive examinations.
To understand the UPSC exam, one needs to understand the IAS syllabus. This in turn will help students observe, analyse and strategize and will help eliminate wasteful efforts like reading unnecessary topics leading to a loss of time. This will help students not to sway from the topics of the IAS Exam conducted by UPSC
UPSC 2020 syllabus [UPSC Civil Services Prelims and Mains] has been released along with the official notification for the Civil Service Exam on 12th February 2020.
The IAS syllabus can be found at the UPSC official website – https://upsc.gov.in/ or scroll down to download the UPSC syllabus for both Prelims and Mains.
There is a common UPSC syllabus pattern for services such as the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) to name a few. However, different stages of the IAS exam have different syllabi, which is broadly categorized under Prelims, Mains and Interview. The UPSC Prelims syllabus focuses on general and societal awareness which is tested by objective-type (MCQ) questions. The UPSC Mains syllabus is much more comprehensive as this stage comprises nine theory papers.
The Civil Services Exam is conducted in three stages:
1st Stage: Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type)
2nd Stage: Civil Services (Mains) Examination (Descriptive Type)
3rd Stage: Personal Interview (Personality Test)