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IAS Exam 2020 Syllabus

Union Public Service Commission is planning to conduct the UPSC IAS Prelims Exam 2020 on 31st May 2020. Students, the UPSC has released its Exam Calendar 2020 for the most reputated and tough exam in India, on 12th Feb 2020. Check the IAS Exam 2020 Notification on its official website at https://www.upsc.gov.in/ . Check UPSC IAS Exam 2020 Syllabus, IAS Pre Exam 2020 Pattern, UPSC Mains Exam Syllabus 2020, Download UPSC Civil services Syllabus 2020 Pdf 2020.

Detailed UPSC IAS Exam Syllabus 2020

For all the students who are preparing for the UPSC IAS Exam 2020 are advised to have a look on complete IAS Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2020. The exam is conducted in three phases – Prelims, Mains and Interview. Right direction of the preparation with right syllabus and worthy efforts can make a success road.

For the students who want to get posted as Indian Administrative Services than this article will guide you about the complete latest UPSC IAS Prelims and Mains 2020 Syllabus and Exam pattern.

IAS Exam 2020 Preliminary Exam Pattern:-

The Preliminary Exam is the first phase to shortlist for the candidates for posting them as an IAS Officer by the Union Public Service Commission. The prelims exam conducts 2 papers in one day.

General Studies Paper 1 (Morning Session)

General Studies Paper 2 (Evening Session)

UPSC Civil Services Prelims Exam Pattern 2020:-

General Studies Paper 11002002 Hours
CSAT802002 Hours

General studies paper 2 is also known as Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT).

UPSC IAS Prelims Exam 2020 Syllabus

General Studies Paper 1

History (History of India and Indian Freedom struggle)

  • Ancient History,
  • Modern History(1857 – 1947)
  • Indian National Movements
  • Medieval History of India

Politics (Indian Politics and Government Issues)

  • State Executive,
  • Judicial India,
  • Union Executives
  • Federalism in India
  • Panchayati Raj


  • Physical Geography
  • Human Geography
  • World Geography
  • Economic Geography


  • Social Development through Economic Empowerment
  • Demographics,
  • Social Schemes of Government
  • Basic Principles of Indian Economy
  • Sustainable Development

Environment and Ecology
General Science
Current Affairs

General Studies Paper 2

  • Comprehension Interpersonal skills
  • Decision making and problem-solving.
  • General mental ability.
  • Basic numeracy Class 10th Level.
  • Data interpretation Cass 10th Level.
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  • General mental ability.

Indian Administrative Services Mains 2020 Exam Pattern

IAS Mains Exam 2020 Exam pattern includes total 9 papers which includes – 4 General Studies papers, 2 Compulsory Language Subject Papers, 1 Essay Paper. and 2 optional subjects papers.

General Studies Paper 1250
General Studies Paper 2250
General Studies Paper 3250
General Studies Paper 4250
Indian Language300
English Language300
Essay Paper250
Optional Paper 1250
Optional Paper 2250

Union Public Service Commission IAS Mains Exam Syllabus 2020

General Studies Paper 1

  • Indian Heritage andCulture
  • Indian History
  • World History
  • World Geography Indian Society
  • Important Geophysical phenomena

General Studies Paper 2

  • Governance of the Indian Constitution
  • Polity Social Justice and International relations
  • Welfare Schemes
  • Statutory Regulatory and quasi-judicial bodies
  • Role of civil services in a democracy
  • Indias relation with neighbor countries
  • International institutions

General Studies Paper 3

  • Technology
  • Economic Development
  • Biodiversity Environment
  • Indian Economy and its various sectors
  • Government Budgeting Land
  • Reforms Inclusive Growth
  • Security and Disaster Management

General Studies Paper 4

  • Ethics and Human Interface
  • Attitude
  • Aptitude
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Public/Civil service value
  • Probity in the Governance Case study

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