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There are two types of exams that happen in UPSC-

  1. Preliminary Examination
    1. General Studies (GS) Paper 1 (Marks 200)
      1. Current events of national and international importance
      2. History of india and indian national movement
      3. Indian and world’s geography
      4. Indian polity and governance
      5. Economics and social development
      6. General issues on environmental ecology, biodiversity, and climate change
      7. General science
    2. General Studies (GS) Paper 2 (Marks 200)
      1. Comprehension
      2. Interpersonal skills including communication skills
      3. Logical reasoning and analytical ability
      4. Dicision-making and problem-solving
      5. General mental ability
      6. Basic numeracy (class 10th level)
      7. Basic interpretation (class 10th level)
  2. Mains Examination
    1. English (300 Marks)
      1. Comprehension of given passage
      2. Precis writing
      3. Usage and Vocabulary
      4. Short Essays
    2. Indian languages (300 Marks)
      1. Comprehension of given passage
      2. Precis writing
      3. Usage and Vocabulary
      4. Short essays
      5. Translation from English to the Indian Language and vice-versa
    3. Essay (250 Marks)
    4. General Studies Paper 1 (250 Marks)
      1. Indian heritage
      2. Indian culture
      3. Indian history
      4. Indian geography of the world and society
    5. General Studies Paper 2 (250 Marks)
      1. Governance
      2. Constitution
      3. Polity
      4. Social Justice
      5. International Relations
    6. General Studies Paper 3 (250 Marks)
      1. Technology
      2. Economic Development
      3. Biodiversity
      4. Environment
      5. Security
      6. Disaster Management
    7. General Studies Paper 4 (250 Marks)
      1. Ethics
      2. Integrity
      3. Aptitude
    8. Agriculture Paper 1
      1. Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their sustainable management and conservation
      2. Cropping patterns in different agro-climate zones of the country
      3. Important features, and scope of various types of forestry plantations such as social forestry, agroforestry, and natural forests
      4. Weeds, their characteristics, disseminations, and association with various crops
      5. Soil-physical, chemical, and biological properties
      6. Soil-conservation, integrated watershed management
      7. Water
      8. Farm management, scope, importance, and characteristics, farm planning
      9. Agriculture extension
    9. Agriculture Paper 2
      1. Cell structure, function and cell cycle
      2. History of plant breeding
      3. Seed production and processing technologies
      4. Principle of plant physiology with reference to plant nutrition, absorvation, translocation, and metabolism of nutrients
      5. Enzyms and plant pigments
      6. Major fruits, plantation crops, vegetables, spices, and flower crops
      7. Diagnosis of pests and deseases of field crops, vegetables, orchard and plantation crops, and their economic improtance
      8. Food production and consumption trends in India
    10. Animal husbandry and veterinary science Paper 1
      1. Animal nutrition
      2. Animal physiology
      3. Animal reproduction
      4. Livestock production and management
      5. Genetics and animal breeding
      6. Extension
    11. Animal husbandry and veterinary science Paper 2
      1. Anatomy, pharmacology, and hygiene
      2. Animal deseases
      3. Veterinary public health
      4. Milk and milk production technology
      5. Meat hygiene and technology
    12. Anthropology Paper 1
      1. Meaning, scope, and development of Anthropology
      2. The nature of culture
      3. Economic organization
      4. Political organization and social control
      5. Religion
      6. Anthropology theories
      7. Culture, language, and communication
      8. Research method in Anthropology
      9. Human genetics
      10. Concept of humand growth and development
      11. Relevance of menarche, menopause, and other bioevent to fertility
      12. Applications of Anthropology
    13. Anthropology Paper 2
      1. Evolution of the Indian culture and civilization
      2. Demographic profile of India
      3. The structure and nature of traditional Indian social system
      4. Emergence, growth, and development in India
      5. Indian villages
      6. Tribal situation in India
      7. Problems of exploitation and deprivation of scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, and other backward classes
      8. Impact of Hindusm, Budhhism, Christianity, Islam and other religions on tribal societies
      9. History of administration of tribal areas, tribal policies, plans, programmes of tribal development and their implementation
    14. Botany Paper 1
      1. Microbiology and plant pathology
      2. Cryptogams
      3. Phanerogams
      4. Plant resource development
      5. Morphogenesis
    15. Botany Paper 2
      1. Cell biology
      2. Genetics, molecular biology, and evolution
      3. Plant breeding, biotechnology, and biostatistics
      4. Physiology and biochemistry
      5. Ecology and plant geography
    16. Chemistry Paper 1
      1. Atomic structure
      2. Chemical bonding
      3. Solid state
      4. The gaseous state and transport fenomenon
      5. Liquid state
      6. Thermodynamics
      7. Phase equilibrium and solutions
      8. Electrochemistry
      9. Chemical kinatics
      10. Photochemistry
      11. Surface phenomena and catalysis
      12. Bioinorganic chemistry
      13. Coordination chemistry
      14. Main group chemistry
      15. General chemistry of ‘f’ block element
    17. Chemistry Paper 2
      1. Decolized covalent bonding
      2. Reaction mechanism
      3. Pericyclic reactions
      4. Preparation and properties of polymers
      5. Synthetic usage of reagents
      6. Photochemistry
      7. Spectroscopy
    18. Civil engineering Paper 1
      1. Engineering mechanics, strength of materials, and structural analysis
      2. Design of structures: Steel, concrete, and masonary structures
      3. Fluid mechanics, open channel flow, and hydraulic machines
      4. Geotechnical engineering
    19. Civil engineering Paper 2
      1. Construction technology, equipment, planning, and management
      2. Surveying and transporting engineering
      3. Hydrology, water resources, and engineering
      4. Environmental engineering
    20. Commerce and accountancy Paper 1 (accounting and finance-accounting, taxation, and auditing)
      1. Financing accounting
      2. Cost accounting
      3. Taxation
      4. Auditing
    21. Commerce and accountancy Paper 1 (accounting and finance-financial management, financial institutions and markets)
      1. Finance management
      2. Finance market and institutions
    22. Commerce and accountancy Paper 2 (organization theory and behaviours, human resource management, and industrial relations-organization theory and behaviors)
      1. Organization theory
      2. Organization behavior
    23. Commerce and accountancy Paper 2 (organization theory and behaviors, human resource management, and industrial relations-human resources management and industrial relations)
      1. Human resource management (HRM)
      2. Industrial relations (IR)
    24. Economics Paper 1
      1. Advanced microeconomics
      2. Advanced macroeconomics
      3. Money-banking and finance
      4. International economics
      5. Growth and development
    25. Economics Paper 2
      1. Indian economics in post-independence era
      2. Indian economics after independence
    26. Electrical engineering Paper 1
      1. Circuits-theory
      2. Signal and systems
      3. EM theory
      4. Analog electronics
      5. Digital electronics
      6. Energy conversion
      7. Power electronics and electric drives
      8. Analog communication
    27. Electrical engineering Paper 2
      1. Control systems
      2. Microprocessors and microcomputers
      3. Measurement and instrumentation
      4. Power systems: analysis and control
      5. Power system protection
      6. Digital communication
    28. Geography Paper 1 (principle of geography-physical geography)
      1. Geomorphology
      2. Climotology
      3. Oceanography
      4. Biogeography
      5. Environmental geography
    29. Geography Paper 1 (principles of geography-human geography)
      1. Perpectives in human geography
      2. Economic geography
      3. Population and sattlement geography
      4. Regional planning
      5. Models, theories, and laws in human geography
    30. Geography Paper 2 (geography of India)
      1. Physical setting
      2. Resources
      3. Agriculture
      4. Industry
      5. Transport, communication, and trade
      6. Cultural setting
      7. Settlements
      8. Regional development of planning
      9. Political aspects
      10. Contamporary issues
    31. Geology Paper 1
      1. General geology
      2. Geomorphology and remote sensing
      3. Structural geology
      4. Poleontology
      5. Indian stratigraphy
      6. Hydrogeology and engineering geology
    32. Geology Paper 2
      1. Mineralogy
      2. Igneous and metamorphic petrology
      3. Sedimentary petrology
      4. Economic geology
      5. Mining geology
      6. Geochemistry and environmental geology
    33. History Paper 1
      1. Sources
      2. Pre-history and proto-history
      3. Indus valley civilization
      4. Megalithic cultures
      5. Aryans and vedic period
      6. Period of Mahajanapadas
      7. Mauryan empire
      8. Post-Mauryan period (Indo-greeks, Sekas, Kushans, western Kshatrapas)
      9. Early state and society in eastern India, Deccan, and south India
      10. Guptas, Vakatakas, and Vardanash
      11. Religional states during Gupta era
      12. Theme in early Indian cultural history
      13. Early medieval India, 750 – 1200
      14. Cultural traditional in India, 750-1200
      15. The thirteenth century
      16. The forteenth century
      17. Society, culture, and economy in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries
      18. The fifteenth and early sixteenth century-political developments and economy
      19. The fifteenth and early sixteenth century-society and culture
      20. Akbar
      21. Mughal empire in the seventeeth century
      22. Economy and society, in the 16th and 17th centuries
      23. Culture during Mughal empire
      24. The eighteenth century
    34. History Paper 2
      1. European penetration into India
      2. British expansion in India
      3. Early structure of the British raj
      4. Economic impact of British colonial rule
      5. Social and culture developments
      6. Social and religious reform movements in Bengal and other areas
      7. Indian response to British rule
      8. Factors leading to the birth of Indian Nationalism
      9. Rise of Gandhi
      10. Consitutional dcvelopments in the colonial India between 1858 and 1935
      11. Other strands in the national movements
      12. Politics of separatism
      13. Consolidation as a nation
      14. Caste and ethnicity after 1947
      15. Economic development and political change
      16. Enlightenment and modern ideas
      17. Origins of modern politics
      18. Industrialization
      19. Nation-state system
      20. Imperialism and colonialism
      21. Revolution and counter-revolution
      22. World wars
      23. The world after World war 2
      24. Liberation from Colonial rule
      25. Decolonization and underdevelopment
      26. Unification of Europe
      27. Disintegration of soviet union and the rise of the unipolar world
    35. Law Paper 1
      1. Constitutional and administrative law
      2. Internation law
    36. Law Paper 2
      1. Law of crimes
      2. Law of torts
      3. Law of contracts and mercantile law
      4. Contemporary legal development
    37. Assamese Paper 1
      1. Language
      2. Literary criticism and literary history
    38. Assamese Paper 2
      1. Prescirbed text
    39. Bengali Paper 1 (history of language and literature)
      1. History of Bangla language
      2. History of Bangla literature
    40. Bengali Paper 2
      1. Prescribed texts for close study
    41. Bodo Paper 1 (History of Bodo language and literature)
      1. History of Bodo language
      2. History of Bodo literature
    42. Bodo Paper 2
      1. Prescribed text
    43. Dogri Paper 1 (history of Dogri language and literature)
      1. History of Dogri language
    44. Dogri Paper 2 (textual criticism of Dogri literature)
      1. Peotry
      2. Prose
    45. English Paper 1 (texts prescribed in English literature: 1600-1900)
      1. Texts for detailed study
    46. English Paper 2 (texts prescribed in English literature: 1900-1990)
      1. Texts for detailed study
    47. Gujarati Paper 1
      1. Gujarati language: form and history
      2. History of Gujarati literature
    48. Gujarati Paper 2
      1. Medieval
      2. Sudharak Yug and Pandit Yug
      3. Gandhi Yug and Anu Aandhiyan
      4. Adhunik Yug
    49. Hindi Paper 1
      1. History of Hindi language
      2. History of Hindi literature
      3. Katha sahitya
      4. Drama and theatre
      5. Criticism
    50. Hindi Paper 2
      1. Prescribed text
    51. Kannada Paper 1
      1. History of Kannada language
      2. History of Kannada literature
      3. Modern Kannada literature
      4. Poetics and literacy critism
      5. Cultural history of Kannada
    52. Kannada Paper 2
      1. Old Kannada literature
      2. Medieval Kannada literature
      3. Modern Kannada literature
      4. Folk literature
    53. Kashmiri Paper 1
      1. Genealogical relationships of the Kashmiri language
      2. Area of occurance and dialects (geographical/social)
      3. Phonology and grammar
      4. Kashmiri literature in the 14th century
      5. 19th century Kashmiri literature
      6. Kashmiri literature in the first half of the twentieth century
      7. Modern Kashmiri literature
    54. Kashmiri Paper 2
      1. Intensive study of Kashmiri poetry up to the nineteenth century
      2. Kashmiri poetry: 19th century
      3. Twenteenth century Kashmiri poetry
      4. Literacy criticism and research work
      5. An analytical study of the short story in Kashmiri
      6. Novel in Kashmiri
      7. Drama in Kashmiri
      8. Kashmiri folk literature
    55. Konkani Paper 1
      1. History of Konkani language
      2. History of Konkani literature
    56. Konkani Paper 2 (textual criticism of Konkani literature)
      1. Prose
      2. Poetry
    57. Maithili Paper 1 (history of Maithili language and literature)
      1. History of Maithili language
      2. History of Maithili literature
    58. Maithili Paper 2 (prescribed texts)
      1. Poetry
    59. Malayalam Paper 1
      1. Early phase of Malayalam language
      2. Linguistic features of
      3. Standardisation of Malayalam
      4. Ancient and madieval literature
      5. Modern literature poetry
      6. Modern literauter prose
    60. Malayalam Paper 2
      1. prescribed text
    61. Manipuri Paper 1
      1. language
    62. Manipuri Paper 2
      1. Old and medieval Manipuri literature
      2. Modern Manipuri literature
    63. Marathi Paper 1
      1. Language and folklore
      2. History of literature and literature criticism
    64. Marathi Paper 2
      1. Prose
    65. Nepali Paper 1
      1. History of the origin and development of Nepali as one of the new Indo Aryan languages
      2. Fundamentals of Nepali grammar and phonology
      3. Major dilects of Nepali
      4. Standardization and Modernization of Nepali with special reference to language movements
      5. Teaching of Nepali language of India
      6. History of Nepali literature with special reference to its development in India
      7. Fundamental concepts and theories of literature
      8. Major literary trends and movements
      9. Nepali fold tales (the following folk-form only)
    66. Nepali Paper 2
      1. Prescribed text
    67. Odia Paper 1
      1. History of Odia language
      2. History of Odia literature
    68. Odia Paper 2
      1. Poetry (ancient)
      2. Poetry (medieval)
      3. Poetry (modern)
      4. Drama
      5. Novel
      6. Short story
      7. Essay
    69. Punjabi Paper 1
      1. Origin of Punjabi language
      2. Punjabi morphology
      3. Language and dialect
      4. Classical background
      5. Modern trends
      6. Folk literature
      7. Epic
      8. Lyric
      9. Drama
      10. Novel
      11. Short story
      12. Socio-cultural
      13. Essay
      14. Literary criticism
    70. Punjabi Paper 2
      1. Prescibed text
    71. Sanskrit Paper 1
      1. Significant features of the grammar
      2. Main characteristics of Vedic Sanskrit language
      3. General language of
      4. Essential of Indian culture with stress on
      5. Trends of Indian philosophy
      6. Short essay (in Sanskrit)
      7. Unseen passage with the question
    72. Sanskrit Paper 2
      1. General study of the following groups
      2. First hand reading of the selected texts
    73. Santhali Paper 1
      1. History of Santhali language
      2. History of Santhali literature
      3. Literacy form
      4. Folk literature in Santhali
      5. Modern literature in Santhali
      6. Santhali writers
      7. Cultural heritage of Santhali tradition, customs, festivals, and rituals (birth, marriage, and death)
    74. Santhali Paper 2
      1. Ancient literature
      2. Modern literature
      3. Stories
      4. Drama
      5. Biography
    75. Sindhi Paper 1
      1. Origin and evolution of Sindhi language
      2. Sindhi literature through the ages in context of socio-cultural conditions in the respective periods
    76. Sindhi Paper 2
      1. Poetry
      2. Drama
      3. Context and the appreciation of the text
    77. Tamil Paper 1
      1. History of Tamil language
      2. History of Tamil literature
      3. Devotional literature (Alwars and Nayanmars)
      4. Recent trends in Tamil studies
      5. Folk literature in Tamil
      6. Cultural heritage of the Tamils
    78. Tamil Paper 2
      1. Ancient literature
      2. Epic literature
      3. Devotional literature
      4. Modern literature
    79. Telugu Paper 1
      1. Language
      2. Literature
    80. Telugu Paper 2
      1. Prescribed text
    81. Urdu Paper 1
      1. Development of Urdu language
      2. Genres and their development
    82. Urdu Paper 2
      1. Prescribed text
    83. Management Paper 1
      1. Managerial function and process
      2. Organizational behavior and design
      3. Human resource management
      4. Accounting for managers
      5. Financial Management
      6. Marketing management
    84. Management Paper 2
      1. Quantitative techniques in decision-making
      2. Productions and operations management
      3. Management information system
      4. Government business interface
      5. Strategic cost management
      6. Internation business
    85. Mathematics Paper 1
      1. Linear algebra
      2. Calculus
      3. Analytic geometry
      4. Ordinary differential equations
      5. Dynamics and statics
      6. Vector analysis
    86. Mathematics Paper 2
      1. Algebra
      2. Real analysis
      3. Complex analysis
      4. Linear programming
      5. Partial differential equations
      6. Numerical analysis and computer programming
      7. Mechanics and fluid dynamics
    87. Mechanical engineering Paper 1
      1. Mechanics
      2. Engineering materials
      3. Theory of machines
      4. Manufacturing science
    88. Mechanical engineering Paper 2
      1. Thermodynamics, gas dynamics turbine
      2. Heat transfer
      3. Engines
      4. Stream engineering
      5. Refrigeration and air-conditioning
    89. Medical science Paper 1
      1. Human anatomy
      2. Human physiology
      3. Biochemistry
      4. Pathology
      5. Microbiology
      6. Pharmocology
      7. Forensic medicine and toxicology
    90. Medical science Paper 2
      1. General medicine
      2. Paediatrics
      3. Dermatology
      4. General surgery
      5. Obstetrics and gynaecology including family planning
      6. Community medicine (Preventive and social medicine)
    91. Philosophy Paper 1
      1. History and problem of philosophy
    92. Philosophy Paper 2
      1. Sociopolitical philosophy
      2. Philosophy of religion
    93. Physics Paper 1
      1. Mechanics of particles
      2. Mechanics of rigid bodies
      3. Mechanics of continuous media
      4. Special relativity
      5. Waves and optics
      6. Electricity and magnetism
      7. Electromagnetic waves and blackbody radiation
      8. Thermal and statisticals physics
    94. Physics Paper 2
      1. Quantum mechanics
      2. Atomic and molecular physics
      3. Nuclear and particle physics
      4. Solid state physics, devices, and electronics
    95. Political Science and International Relations Paper 1
      1. Political theory and Indian politics
      2. Indian government and politics
    96. Political Science and International Relations Paper 2
      1. Comparative politics and international relations (comparative political analysis and international politics)
      2. India and the world
    97. Psychology Paper 1 (Foundation of psychology)
      1. Introduction
      2. Methods of psychology
      3. Research methods
      4. Development of human behavior
      5. Sensation, attention, and perception
      6. Learning
      7. Memory
      8. Thinking and problem solving
      9. Motivation and emotion
      10. Intelligence and aptitude
      11. Personality
      12. Attitudes, values, and interests
      13. Language and communication
      14. Issues and perspectives in modern contemporary psychology
    98. Psychology Paper 2 (Issues and applications)
      1. Psychological measurement of individual differences
      2. Psychological well being and mental disorders
      3. Therapeutic approaches
      4. Work psychology and organizatoinal behavior
      5. Application in psychology to educational fields
      6. Community psychology
      7. Rehabilitation psychology
      8. Application of psychology to disadventaged group
      9. Psychological problem of social integration
      10. Application of psychology in informatoin technology and mass media
      11. Psychology and economic development
      12. Application of psychology to environment and related fields
      13. Application of psychology in other fields
      14. Psychology of gender
    99. Public Administration Paper 1
      1. Introduction
      2. Administrative thoughts
      3. Administrative behavior
      4. Organizations
      5. Accountability and control
      6. Administrative law
      7. Comparative public administration
      8. Development dynamics
      9. Personnel administration
      10. Public policy
      11. Techniques of administrative improvement
      12. Financial adminitration
    100. Public Administration Paper 2
      1. Evolution of Indian administration
      2. Philosophical and constitutional framework of government
      3. Public sector undertakings
      4. Union government and administration
      5. Plans and priorities
      6. State government and administrations
      7. District administration since independence
      8. Civil services
      9. Financial management
      10. Role of controller general of accounts and comptroller and auditor general of India
      11. Rural development
      12. Urban local government
      13. Law and order administration
      14. Significant issues in Indian administration
    101. Socialogy Paper 1
      1. Sociology the discipline
      2. Sociology as science
      3. Research methods and analysis
      4. Sociological thinkers
      5. Stratification and mobility
      6. Works and economic life
      7. Politics and society
      8. Religion and society
      9. Systems of kinship
      10. Social change in modern science
    102. Sociology Paper 2
      1. Introducing Indian Society
      2. Social structure
      3. Social changes in India
    103. Statistics Paper 1
      1. Probability
      2. Statistical inference
      3. Linear inference and multivariate analysis
      4. Sampling theory and design of experiments
    104. Statistics Paper 2
      1. Industrial statistics
      2. Optimization techniques
      3. Quantitative economics and official statistics
      4. Demography and psychometry
    105. Zoology Paper 1
      1. Non-chordata and chordata
      2. Ecology
      3. Ethology
      4. Economic zoology
      5. Biostatistics
      6. Instrumentation methods
    106. Zoology Paper 2
      1. Cell biology
      2. Genetics
      3. Evolution
      4. Systematic
      5. Biochemistry
      6. Physiology (with special reference to Mammals)
      7. Developmental biology

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