Preliminary Pattern and Syllabus 

Civil Services Preliminary exam comprises of two compulsory papers of 200 marks each (General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper II). The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type. The marks in prelims will not be counted for final ranking, but just for qualification for main exam.

The Commission will draw a list of candidates to be qualified for Civil Service (Main) Examination based on the criterion of minimum qualifying marks of 33% in General Studies PaperII of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination and total qualifying marks of General Studies Paper-I of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination as may be determined by the Commission.

UPSC Syllabus for Paper I – (200 marks) Duration: Two hours (Counted for the merit rank in the Prelims)

  • 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.

UPSC Syllabus for Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours (Not counted for the merit rank in Prelims but a qualifying Paper; just needs 33% 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).

Here you can Download every import book in pdf Format according to their availability



Here, Complete E-books for Prelims GS Paper I are available for Download and we arranged every Standard Book for UPSC Preparation in pdf Format

Indian Economy By Ramesh  Singh  7th Edition  UPSC MATERIALS

A Brief History of Modern India by Rajiv Ahir (Spectrum)  UPSC MATERIALS

India Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra UPSC MATERIALS

Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania UPSC MATERIALS

Vision Value Added Materials  UPSC MATERIALS

TMH General Studies Manual 2015 Paper 1  UPSC MATERIALS

Art and Culture Complete Materials  UPSC MATERIALS

Shankar IAS Environment  UPSC MATERIALS

India after Independence by Bipan Chandra  UPSC MATERIAL

Unacademy Hindu MCQ Compilations UPSC MATERIALS

Disha Publications 101 Speed Tests  UPSC MATERIALS

Decipher IAS Prelims Revision Notes UPSC MATERIALS

Nitin Sangwan Complete Notes UPSC MATERIALS

Jeywin Revision Notes of all Subjects UPSC MATERIALS

GS Mentor Complete Materials UPSC MATERIALS

Unacademy Hindu MCQ Compilations UPSC MATERIALS

Early History of INDIA Penguin Books UPSC MATERIALS

Economic Survey 2016-17 UPSC MATERIALS



Here, Complete E-books for Prelims GS Paper II are available for Download

Disha Publications 101 Speed Tests – UPSC MATERIALS

Quantitative Aptitude Complete Notes for CSAT – UPSC MATERIALS

CSAT Comprehensive Manual by Jagran Josh – UPSC MATERIALS

CSAT 100 Comprehensions for Practice – UPSC MATERIALS

CSAT Previous Papers for Practice – UPSC MATERIALS