Understanding the IAS prelims syllabus is the 10% success. IAS Pre and Mains Syllabus is an indication given by the Union Public Service Commission. First, we will see the structure of the exam then the syllabus according to papers. Also, some books recommended for the same.
The Structure of the Examination
Each one of these requirements is tested respectively through:
(a) Preliminary Examination (objective-type questions),
(b) Main Examination (written/descriptive-type questions),
(c) Interview Test (Personality Test).
Preliminary Exam (Paper – I/General Studies & Paper-II/CSAT)
Main Exam (General Studies Paper – I, II, III, IV and Essay)
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Preparation Strategy for IAS prelims syllabus
- The candidate should see the last ten years’ question papers of ias prelims syllabus. These questions will give them a fair idea as to how the question is framed from the respective themes of the syllabus and also know the difficulty level.
- Current Events of National and International Importance – Here, questions generally revolve around such happenings that have taken place during the previous 12 months.
- History of India and Indian National Movement – Under this topic, questions include social, economic and political aspects of ancient, medieval and modern Indian history. Special emphasis should be given to 19th century resurgence and the attainment of the Indian Independence.
- Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World – Geography questions usually focus on Indian geography, with regard to physical, social and economic aspects.
- Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues etc. – In these topics, an analysis of the previous years’ questions suggests that majority of the questions cover the themes related to the Indian Constitution and the existing political system.
- Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc. – Recent developments in the field of economic priorities are also a favourite area for questioning. The candidate should be more focused on various policy programmes initiated by the government to eradicate poverty.