UPSC Syllabus 2022 will be released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) along with its official notification. UPSC conducts the Civil Services Examination every year. The IAS syllabus is available at the UPSC official website – https://upsc.gov.in/ or you can also download the IAS Syllabus pdf from the direct link mentioned below. Candidates who apply for the IAS exam 2022 must be well versed with the syllabus of prelims and mains exam before beginning their preparation.
The UPSC CSE 2022 is held in three stages, Prelims Exam followed by Mains Exam and then Interview. The UPSC provides a detailed syllabus for both Prelims and Mains Exam. It is important to understand the IAS exam Pattern before going through the syllabus to have a better understanding of the topics to be covered. The official IAS Exam Syllabus 2022 is released in the notification pdf.
The IAS Prelims Exam 2022 consists of two papers. Check the details of the UPSC Prelims Exam.
|I||General Studies (GS)||200||2 hours (9:30 AM to 11:30 AM)|
|II||CSAT||200||2 hours (2:30 PM to 4:30 PM)|
The following topics are listed by UPSC in the official IAS Syllabus 2022.
IAS Prelims CSAT paper is a qualifying exam. Marks of CSAT is not counted for the final selection for Mains.
The IAS Mains Exam 2022 will be taken by the candidates who successfully qualify for the Prelims Exam. The UPSC CSE Mains Exam 2022 will be divided into 9 papers. Check the details of the Mains papers.
|Paper – I||Essay (can be written in the medium of the candidate’s choice)||250|
|Paper – II||General Studies – I (Indian Heritage & Culture, History & Geography of the World & Society)||250|
|Paper – III||General Studies – II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice & International Relations)||250|
|Paper – IV||General Studies – III (Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Security & Disaster Management)||250|
|Paper – V||General Studies – IV (Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude)||250|
|Paper – VI||Optional Subject – Paper I||250|
|Paper – VII||Optional Subject – Paper II|
The UPSC Mains GS paper 1 covers the following topics.
GS-I: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature, and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
GS-I: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
GS-I: Salient features of the world's physical geography.
GS-I: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
GS-I: Role of women and women's organization,
GS-I: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent);
GS-I: The Freedom Struggle - its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
GS-I: Population and associated issues,
GS-I: Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
GS-I: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
GS-I: Poverty and developmental issues,
GS-I: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone, etc.,
GS-I: History of the world will include events from the 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawing of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.
GS-I: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
GS-I: Geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
GS-I: Effects of globalization on Indian society
GS-I: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
GS-II: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions, and basic structure.
GS-II: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
GS-II: India and its neighborhood- relations.
GS-II: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States
GS-II: Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
GS-II: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India's interests
GS-II: Issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure
GS-II: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes;
GS-II: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India's interests, Indian diaspora.
GS-II: Devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
GS-II: Mechanisms, laws, institutions, and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections
GS-II: Important International institutions, agencies, and fora, their structure, mandate.
GS-II: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
GS-II: Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
GS-II: Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
GS-II: Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources, issues relating to poverty and hunger.
GS-II: Parliament and State Legislatures - structure, functioning, the conduct of business, powers & privileges, and issues arising out of these.
GS-II: Important aspects of governance, transparency, and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential;
GS-II: Structure, organization, and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government;
GS-II: Citizens charters, transparency & accountability, and institutional and other measures.
GS-II: Pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
GS-II: Role of civil services in a democracy.
GS-II: Salient features of the Representation of People's Act.
GS-II: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions, and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
GS-II: Statutory, regulatory, and various quasi-judicial bodies
Science & Tech, Environment and Disaster Management
GS-III: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development, and employment.
GS-III: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
GS-III: Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
GS-III: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
GS-III: Achievements of Indians in science & technology;
GS-III: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
GS-III: Government Budgeting.
GS-III: Indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
GS-III: Money-laundering and its prevention
GS-III: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport, and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers
GS-III: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nanotechnology, biotechnology
GS-III: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, the role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security;
GS-III: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices;
GS-III: Issues relating to intellectual property rights.
GS-III: Security challenges and their management in border areas;
GS-III: Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping;
GS-III: Disaster and disaster management.
GS-III: Linkages of organized crime with terrorism
GS-III: Issues of buffer stocks and food security;
GS-III: Conservation, environmental pollution, and degradation, environmental impact assessment
GS-III: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
GS-III: Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
GS-III: Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
GS-III: Land reforms in India.
GS-III: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy, and their effects on industrial growth.
GS-III: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc.
GS-III: Investment models.
GS-IV: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants, and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships.
GS-IV: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
GS-IV: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance, and compassion towards the weaker sections.
GS-IV: Human Values - lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers, and administrators; the role of family, society, and educational institutions in inculcating values.
GS-IV: Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen's Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
GS-IV: Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
GS-IV: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behavior; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
GS-IV: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world.
GS-IV: Case Studies on the above issues.
Candidates can download the complete UPSC Prelims and Mains Syllabus pdf from the direct link mentioned below.
Aspirants must go through the IAS Syllabus in a comprehensive manner to better understand the need of the exam and prepare accordingly.
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|UPSC IAS Question Papers||UPSC Civil Services Syllabus PDF|
|UPSC IAS Exam Pattern 2022||UPSC IAS Cut Off|
|IAS Civil Services Practice Set Papers||UPSC IAS Exam Online Coaching|
|UPSC IAS Books||UPSC IAS Study Plan 2022|
|UPSC IAS Preparation Tips 2022||UPSC IAS Study Material|
|UPSC IAS Analysis||UPSC IAS Answer Key|
|UPSC IAS Result||UPSC IAS Admit Card|
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The IAS Exam subjects are mentioned in the UPSC CSE official syllabus 2022. The IAS Prelims Subjects include polity, economics, geography, environment, history, art & culture, general science, and more. Check the detailed IAS Syllabus here.
The UPSC IAS exam syllabus includes the syllabus of Prelims and Mains Exam. The Prelims syllabus includes GS Syllabus and CSAT Syllabus. Check the detailed syllabus here.
IAS Exam has three stages. The first stage, IAS Prelims Exam has two papers.
The IAS Mains Exam has 7 papers
No, Maths is not a compulsory subject of IAS. candidates just have to qualify the CSAT exam in the Prelims Exam.