Subjects Offered for Civil Services Exam (UPSC):

Part A- Preliminary Examination Paper I -
  • Current events of national and international importance
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography if 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
  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Dicision making and problem solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (number and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. - Class X level)
  • English Language Comprehension skills (Class X Level)
Part B. Main Examination
  • Major Indian Language
  • English
  • Essay
  • General Studies - I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)
  • General Studies - II (Goverernance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
  • General Studies III (Techonlogy, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
  • General Studies - IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
Part C. Optional Subjects
  • Agricultire
  • Animal Husbandary and Veterinary Science
  • Anthropology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce and Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geography
  • History
  • Law
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Science
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology