UPSC Syllabus 2017–2018 Prelims & Mains Civil Services/IAS/NDA/CDS/CMS/IFS/IES/ISS/CAPF Syllabi PDF Download

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UPSC Syllabus

Check latest UPSC Syllabus for all the Union Public Service Commission Examinations through this single page!! UPSC held various examinations every year such as Civil Services/IAS/NDA/CDS/CMS/IFS/IES/ISS/CAPF for the recruitment of deserving candidates in these departments. Aspirants appear for the exams and prepares well with the help of UPSC Exam Syllabus and pattern by making proper schedule. Here we have presented New UPSC Exam Pattern and Syllabus for both the exams that are prelims and Mains so that candidates can get complete help to prepare well for the examinations. So candidates can download UPSC Syllabus PDF by directly hitting the below given link, and to gather more details about UPSC Syllabus 2017–2018 candidates are required to go through the complete page.

There are numerous of aspirants who appear in these exams every year with the aim to get hired for the reputed profiles under the union commission. But the union governments recruit only those candidates who successfully qualify all the levels of recruitment process and prove themselves suitable for the applied post. So candidates who desire to grab the vacancies in UPSC they have to put their best efforts and take help from the below given UPSC 2018 Syllabus PDF, so willing contenders may scroll down the page which is well created by the team members of

UPSC Exam Syllabus

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UPSC Syllabus 2017-18

Here we have presented the details about the UPSC Exam Syllabus 2018 for the exam that are prelims and Mains, candidates can take idea about the topics which are common and are to be covered to prepare for Union Public Service Commission Examination:

UPSC Preliminary Exam Syllabus:

The first step to get recruited in UPSC is to qualify the preliminary examination. Thus includes questions basically from general ability and general science, below we have given complete detailed about the syllabus which are to be covered for the prelims examination. So candidates must pay focus and read it thoroughly:

Paper Topics
I 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
II 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 Mains Exam Syllabus

Those candidates who will be declared qualified in prelims exam will have to appear for the Mains Examination. Below we have provided the details about the Mains syllabus for the convenience of the aspirants so you may go through it carefully:

Paper No. Topics
Paper-I One of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate from the 18 languages included in the VIIIth Schedule to the Constitution
Paper-II English
Paper-III Essay
Papers IV & V General Studies
Papers VI, VII, VIII & IX Any two subjects to be selected from the prescribed optional subjects

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UPSC Exam Pattern 2017-18:

There will two papers in UPSC Prelims Exam, (Paper I) will be of General ability and (Paper II) will be of General science. Both the papers will be of 200 marks each containing objective type questions in Paper I that are MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions). Check further details from the below given information:

Paper Subject Marks
  I Essay 250
 II General Studies-I
III General Studies –II
IV General Studies –III
 V General Studies –IV
VI Optional Subject – Paper 1
VII Optional Subject – Paper 2
Sub Total (Written test) 1750 Marks
Personality Test   275 Marks
Grand Total 2025 Marks
Negative Marking Scheme:

There will be negative marking in all the Union Public Service Commission Examinations. As per negative marking scheme there will be deduction in the marks of candidate for wrong answers. For each wrong answer one third of total marks is deducted, candidates must note if more than one answer is marked for a particular question by an aspirant then also there will be deduction in the marks of aspirants.

Optional Subjects:

Optional Subjects Syllabus For Literature
Agriculture (Anatomy| Pharmacology And Hygiene) Assamese
Animal Husbandry And Veterinary Science Bengali
Anthropology Bode
Botany Dogrib
Chemistry English
Civil Engineering Gujarati
Commerce And Accountancy Hindi
Economics Kannada
Electrical Engineering Kashmiri
Geography Konkani
Geology Maithili
History Malayalam
Law Manipuri
Management Marathi
Mathematics Nepali
Mechanical Engineering Oriya
Medical Science Punjabi
Philosophy Sanskrit
Physics Santali
Political Science And International Relations Sindhi
Public Administration Tamil
Psychology Telugu
Statics Urdu And English

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UPSC Vacancies:
Post name Group
Indian Administrative Service
Indian Foreign Service
Indian Police Service
Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service  













Indian Audit and Accounts Service
Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise)
Indian Defence Accounts Service
Indian Revenue Service (I.T.)
Indian Ordnance Factories Service (Assistant Works Manager and Administration)
Indian Postal Service
Indian Civil Accounts Service
Indian Railway Traffic Service
Indian Railway Accounts Service
Indian Railway Personnel Service
Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force
Indian Defence Estates Service
Indian Information Service (Junior Grade)
Indian Corporate Law Service ‘A’
Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service  







Delhi |Andaman & Nicobar Islands | Lakshadweep |Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service
Delhi /Andaman & Nicobar Islands| Lakshadweep | Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service
Pondicherry Civil Service
Pondicherry Police Service
Indian Trade Service ‘A’ (Gr. III).

About UPSC:

Union Public Service Commission is centrally authorized body responsible for conducting numerous of examination under it fir the recruitment purpose. The examination that are conducted by UPSC are Civil Services Examination, Engineering Services Examination, Combined Medical Services Examination, Combined Define Services Examination, National Defence Academy Examination, Naval Academy Examination, Special Class Railway Apprentice, Indian Forest Service examination, Indian Economic Service examination, Indian Statistical Service examination, Combined Geoscientist and Geologist Examination, and Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant) and more. The concerned authority has set proper assortment for the aspirants for each post and this page is specially created for the ease of contenders to get latest UPSC 2018 Syllabus.

Engineering Services Examination:

Union public service commission organizes Indian Engineering Services Examination every year for the engineering graduates. The motive of the commission is to choose the eligible candidates for government sector jobs by joining the services of CE, ME, EE and ETE. And the candidates who wish to crack Indian Engineering Services (IES) Exam can download UPSC ESE syllabus by directly hitting the appropriate link as given.

NDA & NA Examination:

UPSC holds National Defence Academy and Naval Academy examination twice in a year in the month of April and September. The examination is conducted at various centers to select eligible candidates for joining Indian Defence Forces. There are numerous of aspirants who wish to grow their career in Defence sector and are preparing to appear for the NDA & NA Examination, they must go through the UPSC NDA & NA Syllabus here.

Civil Services Examination:

The union commission organizes Civil Services Examination every year in two stages that are Prelims and Mains. Through the civil services examination, many jobs of civil servants and officers are filled such as IFS, IPS, IAS and more. There are various applicants who want to join the civil services of India through qualifying this competitive exam, hence they need to prepare well for the exam. To get selected, firstly aspirants are required to crack Civil Services preliminary examination and then Civil Services (Main) Examination which is followed by the interview. Candidates who want to download Union Public Service Commission Civil Services syllabus for both the exam may hit the given link on this page.

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Indian Forest Service Examination

Union public service commission conducts Indian Forest Service Examination to select the eligible and capable candidates for the post of IFS officers in Indian Forest Department. It is for most important for the aspirants to prepare well for the examination as there is high competition. So candidates who are going to appear in this examination and are preparing for it must download the IFS syllabus from here.

CISF AC (EXE) LDCE Examination:

Union Public Service Commission conducts CISF Assistant Commandant Limited Departmental Competitive Examination to hire suitable candidates for the post of Executive Assistant Commandant in Central Industrial Security Forces. Candidates who wish to get hired for the reputed government job need to crack the tough competition. So in this concern we have given here complete details about the CISF AC (EXE) LDCE syllabus, interested candidates can download it by directly hitting the link.

IES ISS Examination:

Union Public Service Commission releases IES ISS Exam notification every year on official website of the commission to invite skilled and dynamic contenders for to join the Indian Economical and Statistical Services. However the candidates apply by filling the application form to appear in Indian Economic Services & Indian statistical Services examination held every year in the month of May. Candidates who want to prepare well for the examination can download UPSC IES ISS exam syllabus from this page.

Combined Medical Services Examination:

UPSC is responsible for organizing Combined Medical Services Exam to recruit the eligible and productive candidates for post of medical officers. Candidates who want to grab the standardize Jobs In Government department appears has to qualify the written exam followed by the interview. Thus the aspirants need to prepare well for the competitive exam and through this page aspirants can download UPSC CMS syllabus by directly hitting the provided link.


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