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UPSC Prelims Syllabus
UPSC Prelims Syllabus: Syllabus of UPSC Civil Services Prelims is only indicative. You will find only a page-long syllabus for both GS and CSAT Papers on the UPSC website. However, its scope is vast. Thus, we have created a Sub-topic list to provide a better idea of the scope and length of the syllabus.
UPSC Prelims Previous Year’s Questions (PYQs)
Prelims Previous Year’s Question Papers and Official Key: PYQs are important to determine the expectations of UPSC. You will be able to narrow down the focus area of the vast UPSC syllabus. By clicking on this link, you will find out year-wise questions papers and their Official answer key.
Subject-Wise Prelims Previous Year’s questions: On this Page, we have segregated all questions of UPSC Prelims from 2012 to 2020 on the basis of subjects.
POLITY | ECONOMY | MODERN HISTORY | SCIENCE & TECH | ANCIENT/MEDIEVAL HISTORY | ART & CULTURE | ENVIRONMENT | GEOGRAPHY | INTERNATIONAL RELATION | SOCIAL AND SCHEMES
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Topic Wise Quiz/MCQs Bank for Prelims
In this section, we have segregated our 10 PM and Prelims Marathon Quiz/MCQs, as per the important topics of Prelims Subjects.
Polity: Basics of constitution | Rights, Duties and Principles | Legislature | Executive | Judiciary and tribunals | Various bodies | Center-State relations and Emergency provisions | States and union territories | Local bodies and tribal councils | Election and related issues | Governance and its legislations, initiatives | Miscellaneous
Economy: Economy basics | National Income | Fiscal policy | Monetary policy | Money and Banking | Financial market | Five year plans and Economic reforms in India | Industries and industrial policies | Services | Employment | Energy | Infrastructure | International trade | Socio-Economic
Environment: Environment and ecology | Pollution | Protected Areas | Bio-diversity and conservation | Legislations/initiatives | Climate change | Organisations and Conventions
Geography: Solar system & the earth and basics | Natural resources and Resource distribution | Economic Geography and Industrial Location factor | Climatology | Oceanography | Geomorphology | Bio-Geography | Drainage system and other water forms | Miscellaneous | Map-based questions
Agriculture: Major crops, cropping patterns and associated technologies | Irrigation methods and technologies | farm subsidies and MSP | Food processing and related industries in India | Agricultural legislations
Ancient and Medieval History: Prehistoric India and Indus Valley Civilization | Early and later Vedic civilization | Buddhism and Jainism and their contributions to Indian culture | Janpath’s and Mauryan empire | Post Mauryan kingdoms and the early kingdoms in Southern India | The Gupta Empire and their successors | Kingdoms of Deccan – Pallava and Chola dynasty | Early medieval developments in India and Indian culture in South-East Asia | Delhi Sultanate | Kingdoms of Vijaya Nagar and Bahamani sultanate and other regional kingdoms | The Mughal Empire | The Bhakti and the Sufi movement and the Marathas
Art and Culture: Art and Culture(Paintings) | Art and Culture(Architecture) | Art and Culture(Festivals, dance, and others)
Modern History: India in the late eighteenth century | The advent of Europeans and the British conquests | India under East India company | The revolt of 1858 and its aftermath (till 1885) | Socio-Religious movements | Moderate phase & India and neighborhood policy | Extremist phase (including Revolutionary Terrorism) | India under Gandhian phase (till 1947) | Tribal and Peasants movements & others | Post-Independence
Science and Technology: Physics | Chemistry | Biology and diseases | Bio-technology | Defence technology | IPR, Government policies and initiatives | IT, Robotics and Computer related | Space technology | Miscellaneous | Other technological developments
International Relations and Organisations: Organizations, Initiatives, and Campaigns | Reports, and Rankings | Global agreements and declarations | Others | Defense exercises
Government schemes and initiatives: Committees, Indexes, and Surveys | Statutory and Non-Statutory Organisations | Education | Health | Miscellaneous (Disaster Management and Security Issues)
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Static Material (Important Concepts)
Polity: Preamble | Fundamental Rights | DPSP & Fundamental Duties | Federal Structure | Union Executive | State Executive | Legislatures | Judiciary | Local government | Union Territories | Constitutional Bodies | Extra Constitutional Bodies | Important Acts | Miscellaneous
Environment: Biodiversity Intro | Ecosystem | All About Wetlands | National Parks, Sanctuaries & Reserves | Energy Flow and Food Chain
Economy: National Income | Inflation | Taxation | WPI/CPI/PPI
Topics -Wise Current Affairs for Prelims
Some topics are very important from the point of view of Prelims. Many questions are asked every year from them. A few of those topics, we have listed below:
Important Topics: Species in News | National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Biosphere reserves | Bills/Acts in news | Schemes, and Programs in News | Important Judgments | Reports, and Index in news | International Organisations
Subject-Wise Current Affairs for Prelims
Polity and Governance
Introduction to Constitution | Legislature | Executive | Important Judgments | Judiciary | Constitutional| Non-Constitutional bodies | Center-State relations | Election related issues |
National income | Fiscal policy | Employment | Energy | Financial market | Industries and industrial policies | Infrastructure (roads, ports, airports and railways) | International trade | Land reforms | Monetary policy | Money and Banking | Other sectors
Biodiversity and Conservation | Climate change | Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) | Environment laws and initiatives in India | Organisations and initiatives | Pollution in India | Protected areas
Agri storage and distribution | Agriculture pricing | Agriculture subsidies | Allied activities | Crops and cropping patterns | Agri Reforms news
India and Neighborhood | International agreements | International organizations | International Relations | Military exercises |
Climatology | Geomorphology | Natural resources and Resource Distribution
Cyber security | Legislations | Role of social media | Security forces | State, non-state actors and security
History & Art and Culture
Festivals and others | Government initiatives | Other history-related updates | Painting, and architecture
Science and Technology
Bio-technology | Defence technology | Government policies and initiatives | IPR policies | IT and computer | Other technological development | Space technology