IAS Preliminary Exam Syllabus

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The Examination shall comprise two compulsory papers of 200 marks each.

IAS Pre Exam Paper I – (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the
  • Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy,
    Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion,
    Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not
    require subject specialization.
  • General Science.

 IAS Pre Exam Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision-making and problem-solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data
    interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level)
  • English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).
  • Note 1: Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in
    the Syllabus of Paper II) will be tested through passages from English language only without
    providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.

Note 2: The questions will be of multiple choices, objective type.