UPSC IAS Syllabus 2023 (Prelims & Main)– UPSC provides the complete syllabus of UPSC IAS 2023 Prelims and Main exam at upsc.gov.in. UPSC IAS 2023 syllabus contains subject-wise important topics. UPSC syllabus 2023 will soon be issued along with the official UPSC CSE notification. To crack the Civil Services Exam, candidates need to cover the entire UPSC IAS syllabus 2023.
UPSC syllabus 2023 is same for services like the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise). To know the important topics of UPSC 2023 syllabus, solve previous year’s UPSC papers.
IAS Prelims syllabus 2023 is different from main exam. UPSC prelims syllabus 2023 includes questions on general and societal awareness. However, IAS Mains syllabus is more comprehensive as it contains topics of nine theory papers. UPSC IAS 2023 Prelims is scheduled to be held on May 28, 2023. Candidates can download the IAS syllabus from the official website, upsc.gov.in or read the article to download the UPSC syllabus pdf for Prelims and Mains
UPSC IAS Syllabus 2023 (Prelims)
UPSC Prelims syllabus 2023 for CSAT evaluates the candidate’s aptitude in solving questions on ‘Reasoning and Analytical’ questions, and ‘Decision Making’ questions.
There is no negative marking for ‘Decision Making’ based questions.
IAS Prelims Syllabus 2023
IAS Prelims Syllabus for GS Paper (Prelims Paper I)
Current events of national & international
Indian History and Indian National Movement.
Indian & World Geography including Physical, Social, Economic Geography
Indian Polity & Governance – Constitution, Public Policy, Panchayati Raj, Political System, Rights Issues, etc.
Economic & Social Development – Sustainable Development, Demographics, Poverty, Inclusion, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
General problems on Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity & Climate Change
IAS Prelims Syllabus for CSAT Paper (Prelims Paper II)
Interpersonal and communication skills
Decision-making and problem solving
Logical reasoning and analytical ability
General mental ability
Basic numeracy of Class 10th level (numbers & their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) Data interpretation of Class 10th level (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc.)
IAS Main 2023 exam evaluates the candidate’s academic talent in depth. Along with his/her ability to understand the requirements of the questions in a time-bound manner.
There will be 9 papers, out of which two are qualifying papers of 300 marks each.
Two language papers are qualifying in nature.
Candidates have to attain 25% marks in both the language papers as a minimum qualifying marks
UPSC Mains Syllabus 2023
Paper – I
250 (Qualifying in nature)
Paper – II
IAS Main Syllabus 2023 for General Studies – I (Indian Heritage & Culture, History & Geography of the World & Society)
Indian culture includes Literature, Art Forms, and Architecture from ancient to modern.
Modern Indian history includes the significant events, personalities, problems during the middle of the eighteenth century until the present
Important contributors & contributions from different parts of the country in ‘The Freedom Struggle’
Post-independence consolidation & reorganization within the country
World History includes events, forms & effect on the society from 18th century like world wars, colonization, industrial revolution, redrawal of national boundaries, decolonization, political philosophies such as communism, capitalism, socialism etc
Diversity of India and Indian Society
Role of women and women’s organization, poverty & developmental problems, population & associated problems, urbanization, their problems and remedies
Social empowerment, regionalism, communalism, & secularism
Distribution of natural resources across the world
Effects of globalization on Indian society
Important Geophysical phenomena
Changes in critical geographical features and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes
World’s physical geography
Paper – III
IAS Main Syllabus 2023 for General Studies – II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice & International Relations)
Functions and responsibilities of Union Territories and States, problems and challenges related to the federal structure
Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions
Parliament and State Legislatures
Appointment to various Constitutional posts, functions and responsibilities
Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government;
Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act
Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and problems arising out of their design and implementation
Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies
Welfare schemes by the Centre and States and their performance; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies
Role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
Problems relating to Social Sector, Health, Education, Human Resources
Important aspects of governance
Problems relating to poverty and hunger
Role of civil services in a democracy
Bilateral, regional and global groupings
India and its neighborhood- relations
Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate
Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries
Paper – IV
IAS Main Syllabus 2023 for General Studies – III (Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Security & Disaster Management)
Indian Economy and problems
Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.
Economics of animal-rearing.
Inclusive growth and problems arising from it.
Major crops cropping patterns
Food processing and related industries
Direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices