UPSC IAS Mains Syllabus 2015 CSE Expected Cut Off

UPSC IAS Mains Syllabus 2015 Civil Services Exam Expected Cut Off:

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), If you are looking for the IAS (Main) examination syllabus so you are come on the right place because here you will found the complete exam pattern and syllabus of IAS main examination.

UPSC Civil Services IAS Syllabus 2015

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Main Examination has conduct by UPSC from those candidates who has been qualify the prelims examination.

Exam pattern of IAS Main Exam

Paper – I

Language -300 Marks

Paper – II

English -300 Marks

Paper – III

Essay – 250 Marks


General Studies-I 250 Marks

(Indian Heritage and Culture,

History and Geography of the World and Society)


General Studies -II: 250 Marks

(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)


General Studies -III 250 Marks

(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)


General Studies -IV 250 Marks

(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)

Marks carried by General Studies was 4X 250=1000


Optional Subject – Paper 1 -250 Marks


Optional Subject – Paper II -250 Marks

Syllabus of Paper-I

Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present significant events, personalities, issues.

The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors or contributions from different parts of the country.

Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country

History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc. – their forms and effect on the society.

Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

Syllabus of Paper-II

Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure

Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.

Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.

Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries

Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.

Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity

Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.

Syllabus of Paper-III

Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.

Inclusive growth and issues arising from it

Government Budgeting.

Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.

Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.

Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.

Land reforms in India

Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth

Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc.

Syllabus of Paper-IV

This paper will include questions to test the candidates’ attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society. Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects. The following broad areas will be covered.

Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values

Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.

Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weakersections

Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance

Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world

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