IAS Prelims Syllabus 2020 UPSC Indian Civil Services IAS, IPS, IFS Exam Pattern

Here candidates check IAS Prelims Syllabus 2020 and UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam Syllabus 2020 and Exam Pattern. Get Indian Civil Service Preliminary Exam Syllabus 2020 details for all subject wise in below page. Collect the UPSC CSE Prelims Syllabus PDF and UPSC ICS Pre Exam Syllabus 2020 here and downloading the UPSC Civil Service Exam Previous Year Question Papers and UPSC IAS Prelims Model Paper at pdf using the given links. To improve your study with the help of Indian Civil Services Exam Books and Study Materials PDF for Preliminary Exam to cover all the topics based on the syllabus topic wise. Get the UPSC IPS Prelims Syllabus and UPSC IFS Prelims Syllabus 2020 here with the Test Pattern to know the Paper, Exam Duration, Subject Name List, Total Marks, No of Questions for both Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam is below page. Download the UPSC IAS Prelims Hall Ticket and Admit Card 2020 here to attend the exam on 31st May 2020. Keep visiting freshersexams.com to know the UPSC Civil Service Exam 2020 updates from upsc.gov.in official announcement.

IAS Prelims Syllabus

Name Of The OrganisationUnion Public Service Commission
Name Of The PostsIndian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and other posts of Group ‘A’
CategoryPrevious Papers
Prelims Exam Date31st May 2020
Job Location All Over India
Official Sitewww.upsc.gov.in

IAS Prelims Syllabus 2020 Civil Service Exam (CSE)

Check UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) exam syllabus 2020 here, Get PSC Prelims or IAS Prelims syllabus @ freshersexams. The all UPSC prelims exam syllabus are Download for individual exams & subjects wise of IAS, IPS, IAS Prelims Exam 2020. UPSC civil services preliminary exam is the first stage of IAS selection process, candidates should qualified in prelims to get eligible for mains exam. Download IAS prelims syllabus pdf for IAS, IPS & other services and the CSAT. Candidates who are applied for the Prelims, they must be aware of the IAS 2020 Pre Syllabus.


Candidates are advised to go through the Syllabus published in this Section for the Preliminary Examination and the Main Examination, as periodic revision of syllabus has been done in several subjects. The main Examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory. The nature and standard of questions in the General Studies papers (Paper II to Paper V) will be such that a well-educated person will be able to answer them without any specialized study. The questions will be such as to test a candidate’s general awareness of a variety of subjects, which will have relevance for a career in Civil Services. The questions are likely to test the candidate’s basic understanding of all relevant issues, and ability to analyze, and take a view on conflicting socio-economic goals, objectives and demands. The candidates must give relevant, meaningful and succinct answers.

The scope of the syllabus for optional subject papers (Paper VI and Paper VII) for the examination is broadly of the honours degree 1evel i.e. a level higher than the bachelors’ degree and lower than the masters’ degree. In the case of Engineering, Medical Science and law, the level corresponds to the bachelors’ degree.

Paper I (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

  • 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;
  • Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc;
  • Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc;
  • General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization;
  • General Science

Paper II-(200 marks) Duration: Two hours

  • 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)

UPSC Indian Civil Service Exam Pattern 2020

Union Public Service Commission is the top leading recruitment department in Indian Country. To select the most important posting like IAS, IPS, IFS through Civil Service Examination are conduct in every year by this Commission. Those UPSC has released the Exam Pattern for Prelims and Mains Exam. Based on the official announcement, we have prepared and updated in this page. Candidates have to use the given below prelims and mains exam scheme here to understand the question paper level. For prelims the Paper 1 contains General studies with 100 questions and 200 total marks. For Paper 2 consists of Aptitude skills with 80 questions and 200 total marks. The main exam have totally 7 seven papers, each paper constains 250 marks and totally have 750 marks in the UPSC CSE Indian Civil Services ICS mains exam.


PaperSubjectsQuestionsTotal marksDuration
IGeneral studies
(this is qualifying paper for mains examination)
1002002 hours
IIAptitude skills
(this paper is also qualifying but the person has to score at least 33% marks)
802002 hours

IAS Prelims Education Qualification & Age Limit

To apply for this KSRTC Recruitment, candidate should qualified Candidates in Bachelor in recognized board or university. The minimum age of 21 to maximum age of 32 years are prescribed by the official board to shortlist the eligible candidates for apply to this Central Government Recruitment 2020.

Important Dates

Important Dates UPSC Civil Services IAS Exam Notification 2020
Starting Date for Submission of Online Application12 February 2020
Last Date for Submission of Online Application03 March 2020 till 06.00 PM
Last Date for Payment of Fee03 March 2020
Date of Pre Written Exam 31 May 2020

UPSC CSE Document / Certificate Verification

Bringing much cheer to candidates, who have passed the UPSC Civil Service Exam exam and plan to get the exam verify their qualification certificates before attending job interviews, an official release has stated that from now onwards candidates can avail the service online instead of spending valuable time at government offices. A candidate who has applied to the Commission on a previous occasion should produce the required documents even though they might have produced the same on a previous occasion and were returned to him. The Original Certificates in support of the claims made in the on-line application, should be produced at the time of the Certificate Verification – Oral Test or when called for by the Commission. One set of xerox copies of all certificates along with a copy of photograph identical to the one that was submitted in the application, should also be handed over while attending the Certificate Verification – Oral Test.

Aadhaar Card/ Printout of E-Aadhaar,

Voter ID Card,

Driving License,

PAN Card,


ID Card issued by University/ College/ School,

Employer ID Card (Govt./ PSU),

Ex-serviceman Discharge Book issued by Ministry of Defence.

Any other photo bearing valid ID card issued by the Central/ State Government.

UPSC Civil Service Prelims Previous Old Question Papers & Study Books, Preparation Materials

The Previous Year Papers are available here. Contenders can easily download the UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam Last 10 Years Question Papers in English & Hindi. Stepwise procedure for downloading the UPSC CSE Prelims Exam Previous Year Question Paper for written examination is granted below. PMC Office Assistant Previous year Question Papers for 2018,2017,2016, 2015 and 2014 available in PDF free download below. The books are important for everyone to cover all the subjects wise syllabus topic, based on the official announcement, we have collected the book name with author name listed in below page. Aspirants are suggest to use the given Books and Study Materials for know the brief explanation for every chapter to deep preparation and get qualify in the upcoming written exam. The depth study helps to candidates to improve the understanding level and secure the maximum marks in the test.

Previous Question Papers : IAS Previous Papers with Answer Sheet, UPSC Civil Service Exam Old Papers

Preparation Books : UPSC Civil Services Prelims Preparation Books & Study Materials 2020

Preparation Tips

The best time to study is in the morning itself. So, make sure you have got enough sleep at night so that you can get up early and cover what’s important.

Candidate should start to plan properly and create a suitable timetable to study.

Allocate time to learn new topics as this means learning everything.

After completing all the topics in the given syllabus, candidates are needing to revise all the prepared chapters to get remember with the help of keynote for avoiding confusion at the official exam commencement.

Learn the easy one along with one difficult topic.

No extra time will be allotted to you, in case you shall not be able to complete the entire paper. So, make sure you will have to complete within the allotted time.

Group study is use full to crack any written examination. Candidates are required to know the full syllabus of the exam.

Get update the syllabus and exam pattern to cover the complete details of the exam marking scheme and topics. Lastly, keep your motivation level high and don’t compare with anyone.

The exam is the first stage of the examination conducts for all the applied students. We enlisted the pointwise preparation steps to qualify in the written exam.

The exam commenced for a certain time allotted by the authority, candidates are should complete the exam within the given period. So, candidates are advised to make a practice to manage time by using old question papers.

UPSC Civil Services Pre Exam 2020 Important Links
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