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IAS syllabus 2023 - Indian Polity and Governance for prelims and mains

IAS syllabus 2023 - Indian Polity and Governance for prelims and mains

Edited By Devnath Tiwari | Updated on May 22, 2023 03:20 PM IST

UPSC IAS Indian Polity and Governance Syllabus 2023 - UPSC prescribe sthe IAS syllabus for all subjects asked in the examination on the official notification. The IAS syllabus 2023 has been released with the UPSC IAS notification on February 1, 2023. The UPSC IAS 2023 syllabus for Indian Polity and Governance covers a vast number of topics like Constitution of India, The preamble of the Constitution, Parliamentary Form of Government, Parliamentary Committees, Union Budget, Federal Structure of India, Judicial System, State governments, Administration of Union Territories, NITI Aayog, Finance Commission, Election Commission, Central Information Commission of India, Lokpal and Lokayukta and more. UPSC IAS 2023 exam for prelims will be conducted on May 28, 2023.
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IAS syllabus 2023 - Indian Polity and Governance for prelims and mains
IAS syllabus 2023 - Indian Polity and Governance for prelims and mains

IAS syllabus for Indian Polity and Governance over the years has not changed much for the IAS exam. Along with the IAS syllabus the UPSC IAS notification also contains IAS exam pattern and marking scheme. Candidates must read the IAS 2023 syllabus for Indian Polity and Governance before starting their IAS exam preparation and selecting the optional subject for their mains examination. Know more about the UPSC IAS syllabus 2023 Indian Polity and Governance in the article below.

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UPSC IAS Exam Pattern 2023

Applicants along with the IAS syllabus for Indian Polity and Governance must also know the UPSC IAS exam pattern 2023 for prelims and mains exam. The IAS prelims exam has two papers - GS paper 1 and 2. While the IAS mains exam has nine papers in total. The prelims exam is objective type and the mains is descriptive in nature. There is deduction of marks for wrong answers in the UPSC IAS 2023 prelims exam. Check the UPSC IAS exam pattern 2023 in the tables below.

UPSC IAS Prelims Exam Pattern 2023

ParticularsIAS Prelims Paper Pattern Details

Number of papers

Two papers

General studies - Paper I

General studies - Paper II

Language of paper

English and Hindi

Duration of exam

2 hours for each paper

Number of questions

General studies paper I - 100

General studies paper II - 80

Type of questions

Objective type

Maximum marks

Each paper is of 200 marks

Qualifying papers

GS paper II is qualifying in nature with 33% marks

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UPSC IAS 2023 Prelims Marking Scheme

Particulars

Total Marks

GS paper I

GS paper II

Marks awarded for correct answer

200

+2

+2.5

Marks deducted for incorrect answer

200

-0.66

-0.83

Marks for unanswered questions

-

-

-

UPSC IAS Mains Exam Pattern 2023

ParticularsUPSC IAS Mains Paper Pattern

Number of papers

9

Language of paper

English

Hindi

Descriptive paper: Candidates can appear for language paper in 22 languages mentioned in schedule 8 of the Indian constitution

Duration of exam

3 hours each

Subjects

Compulsory Indian language

English

Essay

General Studies I

General Studies II

General Studies III

General Studies IV

Optional I

Optional II

Number of questions

Language paper Part A and B: 300 each

General studies, essay and optional paper: 250 each

Maximum marks

1750

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IAS Syllabus 2023 - Indian Polity and Governance

The UPSC IAS exam has two stages as mentioned above questions from Indian Polity and Governance are asked in both the stages of the exam. Questions on topics like Constitution of India, parliamentary form of government, union budget, finance commission, election commission, etc. To know more about the IAS syllabus 2023 for Indian Polity and Governance Check the table below:

IAS Syllabus 2023 - Indian Polity and Governance

SectionsTopics

Important Indian Polity and Governance topics asked in the IAS exam

  • Constitution of India
  • The preamble of the Constitution
  • Parliamentary Form of Government
  • Parliamentary Committees
  • Union Budget
  • Federal Structure of India
  • Judicial System in India
  • State government in India
  • Administration of Union Territories
  • NITI Aayog
  • Finance Commission
  • Election Commission
  • Central Information Commission of India
  • Lokpal and Lokayukta
  • National Disaster Management Authority
  • National Green Tribunal
  • Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
  • Central Administrative Tribunal
  • Panchayati Raj Institutions in the Indian States
  • Union, State and Concurrent list of subjects
  • Rules related to the Languages
  • Government of India (Transaction of Business) Rules 1961, etc.

Important Acts passed by the parliament

  • Citizenship Act and its amendments
  • Farmers Acts
  • Consumer Protection Act, 2019
  • Important Draft of the Acts floated by Government of India, etc.

Topics asked from the Indian Constitution

  • Fundamental Rights and Duties
  • Fundamental duties
  • Union Executive
  • Union Legislature
  • State Executive
  • State legislature
  • Emergency Provisions
  • Union and States relations
  • Governor Role in State Government
  • Details about the Supreme Court, High Court and lower judiciary, etc.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. Is there negative marking in the IAS exam?

Yes, there is negative marking in the UPSC IAS exam.

2. Has the UPSC IAS 2023 syllabus changed over the years?

No, the IAS 2023 syllabus has not changed much over the years.

3. What is the IAS syllabus for Indian Polity and Governance?

The UPSC IAS syllabus for Indian Polity and Governance is mentioned in the article above.

4. How many papers are there in the IAS 2023 mains?

The IAS mains exam has 9 papers.

  • Compulsory Indian language

  • English

  • Essay

  • General Studies I

  • General Studies II

  • General Studies III

  • General Studies IV

  • Optional I

  • Optional II

5. What is the duration for both prelims papers of the IAS 2023 exam?

The IAS 2023 GS paper 1 and 2 exams are of 2 hours each.

6. Is the syllabus same for IAS prelims GS paper 1 and 2?

No, the IAS prelims syllabus 2023 for GS paper 1 and 2 is not the same.

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