About the Examination

Civil service, which is the backbone of Indian governance constitutes all ministries and their departments. The Civil service and Forest service exams are conducted by the UPSC. The prestige, power, charm and responsibility that come along with the top jobs such as the IAS, IFS, IPS, etc., are a definite reason for anyone to choose Civil service and Forest service a career option.

UPSC Mains Syllabus is defined in the official notification released by the Union Public Service Commission. The commission conducts Civil Services Mains for candidates who get shortlisted after the Prelims round. The UPSC Mains exam is designed to test the academic expertise as well as the comprehensive skills of the candidates. Hence, it is descriptive in nature. Through this examination, the commission intends to understand the intellectual acumen and coherent thought-process of the candidates.

Since the UPSC Mains syllabus is extremely vast, it is imperative that aspirants must develop a deep understanding of all the subjects for UPSC. For that, you need to read the UPSC Mains Syllabus extremely carefully. It is important to mind-map the topics included in the UPSC Main syllabus. Further, It is extremely crucial to remain syllabus-focussed while preparing for the exam in order to secure selection. You can achieve both of these by simply downloading the micro topics list of UPSC Mains Syllabus.

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Paper I - (200 Marks)​

  • 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 World.
  • Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental ecology, Biodiversity, and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
  • General Science.

Paper II - (200 Marks)

  • 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).