UPSC IAS Exam Syllabus 2017 – Latest UptoDate

UPSC is going to preliminary IAS exam on 18 June 2017 and the main exam is in the month month of 28 October 2017. So the candidates who are going to sit in the exam should know the latest up to date syllabus for preliminary and main exam.

Here, we are giving you the complete information about UPSC IAS syllabus 2017 up to date with changes.

A key aspect of this exam is to understand the syllabus and prepare accordingly. This article has been framed with a view to offer a clear insight to the candidates regarding the syllabus of IAS Preliminary Exam. However, before we look into the syllabus, let us have a quick look into the pattern of the preliminary exam.

UPSC IAS Preliminary Exam Syllabus 2017

  • Paper I- General Studies (200 marks)
  • Paper II- Aptitude Test (200 marks)

Now that we know the frame of the preliminary exam, let us catch these papers one by one.

Paper I- General Studies

The first paper under Preliminary Exam is for General Studies. This is a two-hour paper carrying 200 marks. The type of paper is objective and the marks in this paper determines whether a candidate will move on to the next level or not. Some of the key areas from where questions are asked:

Current Affairs Indian History Civics World Geography
Indian Geography Economics Bio-Diversity Climate Change
Poverty Political System Rights Issues Indian Polity

All these sections compromise of 200 marks and a candidate needs to give his best to answer as many questions has he can. After Paper I is completed, candidates would sit for Paper II after an interval.

Paper II- Aptitude Test (200 marks)

The second paper under Preliminary Exam is for Aptitude Test. Like, Paper I, this is also a two-hour paper and carries 200 marks. An interesting feature of this paper is that it carries negative marking. For every wrong answer, a score of 1/3rd is deducted from the score of the candidate in this paper. Moreover, it is mandatory for candidates to score atleast 33% in this paper to qualify for the Mains. From the viewpoint of marks weightage, the score obtained in this paper is not considered while computing the score of the candidate for the next level. The areas on which the candidates should be focusing upon are:

Comprehension Communication Skills Logical Reasoning Analytical Ability
Decision Making Data Interpretation Relationships Diagram-based sums
Odd one out Data sufficiency Sums on Directions Symbols

Covering the above mentioned areas will allow the candidates to improve their chances to qualify to the next round with ease.

UPSC IAS Main Examination 2017 Syllabus

On qualifying for the Main Examination, candidates would be required to give written exam on 9 different papers.

Though the syllabus for UPSC IAS Exam 2017 is vast, it is not impossible to cover each section. Please download the following PDF file to read the complete syllabus covered each paper.

Download UPSC IAS complete syllabus 2016

For more information on UPSC IAS Exam 2017, stay tuned with us and check some of our other articles. Application process of UPSC IAS Exam, Pattern of IAS Exam 2017 and last date of registration for UPSC IAS are all present in detailed form.

We wish you all the best for your exam and hope that you achieve your dream job!

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