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UPSC CSE Syllabus - Complete Details

It is good to have updated information on the syllabus for any competitive exam. It helps in fine-tuning the exam preparation strategies. This section will help you with complete details of the UPSC CSE exam covering the detailed exam syllabus.

UPSC CSE Syllabus

UPSC has released the official notification on 2nd February 2022 and a detailed syllabus was also released along with the notification. Candidates must check the syllabus for both the prelims and mains in order to have a clear understanding of the exam.

UPSC CSE Prelims Syllabus 2022

UPSC prelims consist of 2 papers:

Paper 1 - General Studies

Paper 2 - CSAT

Syllabus for UPSC General Studies Paper (Paper 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
  • General Science.

Syllabus for UPSC CSAT Paper (Paper-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)

Read on for more details: UPSC CSE 2022 Notification,  UPSC CSE 2022 Exam Pattern, UPSC CSE 2022 Application Form, UPSC CSE 2022 Exam Date, UPSC CSE 2022 Cut off

UPSC Mains Syllabus 2022

UPSC Syllabus for Mains Examination consists of the syllabus of GS papers and Optional papers. UPSC Mains Syllabus 2021 is mentioned in detail in the official notification.

PaperSubject
Paper – IEssay (can be written in the medium of the candidate's choice)
Paper-IIGeneral Studies – I (Indian Heritage & Culture, History & Geography of the World & Society)
Paper – IIIGeneral Studies – II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice & International Relations)
Paper – IVGeneral Studies – III (Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Security & Disaster Management)
Paper – VGeneral Studies – IV (Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude)
Paper – VIOptional Subject – Paper I
Paper – VIIOptional Subject – Paper II

FAQs

1. What is the last date to apply for UPSC CSE 2022 Examination?

A. The last date to apply for UPSC CSE 2022 Examination is 22nd February 2022 till 6 pm.

2. Where can I apply for UPSC CSE 2022 Examination?

A. Click on the link here to apply for UPSC CSE 2022 Examination.

3. What topics are covered under General Studies portion of UPSC CSE 2022 Examination?

A. The following topics are covered under General Studies portion of UPSC CSE 2022 Examination.

  • 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
  • General Science

4. What topics are covered under CSAT Paper of UPSC CSE 2022 Examination?

A. The following topics are covered under CSAT Paper of UPSC CSE 2022 Examination :

  • 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)

 

 

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What is the age limit for general category candidates in UPSC CSE?

Minimum age 21 years and Maximum age 32 years. Age relaxation for other categories is applicable.

What is the application fee for UPSC CSE? +

Male candidates from General and OBC categories need to pay Rs.100, while candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD & Female candidates are exempted from paying the UPSC application fee.

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