UPSC Civil Services Exam Syllabus 2015 2016 2017 Preliminary

UPSC Civil Services Exam 

UPSC Civil Services Exam Syllabus 2015 Preliminary - Civil Service India UPSC Preliminary New Exam Syllabus 2016 2017 General Studies, General Aptitude Test UPSC Preliminarys General Science and Indian Polity and Economy Environment Protection of Human Rights Act

UPSC Preliminary Examination Syllabus

1. General Science and Environment
Questions on general science and Environment (Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity & Climate
Change) will cover general appreciation and understanding of science including matters of every day observation and experience as may be expected of a well educated person who has not made a special study of any particular scientific discipline.

2. Current Events of National & International Importance In current events knowledge of significant National and International level will be tested.

3. History of India and Independent India In History, questions of general knowledge related to social, economic and political aspects will be asked. Also, there will be questions on Indian National Movement and Development of Independent India.

4. (a) Geography of India
There will be questions of general knowledge relating to Physical, social and economic geography. It will also include questions on Indian Agriculture and Natural resources. There will be questions pertaining to demography and census of India.

(b) General Geographical awareness of world.
5. Indian Polity and Economy
Political system and constitution of the country, Panchayati Raj, social system, sustainable economic
development, elections, political parties, plans, industrial development, foreign trade and economic
and financial institutions.

Important games and sports tournaments, Awards, personalities and Renowned Sports Institutions of Your State., India, Asia and World.
7. Geography, History and Culture of Your State.
There will be questions related to the development of Mountains, rivers, climate, Flora and Fauna,
Minerals transportation in the Geography of Your State . It will also have questions relating to
important dynasties of Your State., Contribution of important dynasties in the Histroy & Culture of Your State , There will be questions on Tribals, Arts, Architecture, Fine Arts and Historical personalities of Your State.

8. Polity and Economy of Your State.
Political system, Political parties and elections, Pachyati Raj, Social system and sustainable economic development of Your State.. This will also include questions on Industry, Plans, Economic programmes , business, demography and census of Your State.

9. Information and Communication Technology
Questions pertaining to characteristics, uses, and terminologies such as website, online, search
engine, e-mail, video mail, chatting, video conferencing, hacking, cracking, virus and cyber crime.
10. Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) 1989 (No.33 of 1989) and the
Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 (No. 22 of 1955)

11. The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993.


1. Comprehension
2. Interpersonal skill including communication skill
3. Logical reasoning and analytical ability
4. Decision making and problem solving
5. General mental ability
6. Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, order of magnitude ect.-Class X level) Data
interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.-Class X level)
7. Hindi Language Comprehension Skill (Class X level)
Note:- Question relating to Hindi Language Comprehension skill of Class X level will be tested
through passages from Hindi language only without providing English Translation thereof in the
question paper.