IAS Syllabus 2020- UPSC has provided the syllabus of IAS 2020 along with the official notification. Students appearing for UPSC Civil Services Exam should check the UPSC syllabus 2020 for better preparation. IAS 2020 syllabus contains important topics of General Studies and other subjects. IAS Question papers are created from the topics of the UPSC Civil Services syllabus. Candidates must go through the UPSC IAS syllabus 2020 before they start their preparation. This will help students to create a good IAS study plan. UPSC will conduct the IAS 2020 prelims exam on May 31, 2020. UPSC Civil Services Examinations is one of the toughest exams. Hence, knowing the complete UPSC syllabus can is the first step towards better preparation. IAS syllabus 2020 is different for prelims and main exam. Read the article to have complete details on UPSC syllabus 2020 for prelims and main examLatest: UPSC Admit Card 2020 will be released online in the last week of April 2020!
Candidates have to first qualify the UPSC prelims exam followed by the Main exam. IAS prelims 2020 is conducted for two papers - General Studies Paper I and General Studies Paper-II. UPSC IAS prelims exam 2020 is intended to test the general awareness of a candidate in subjects like Indian Polity, Geography, History, Indian Economy, Science and Technology, Environment and Ecology, International Relations and associated current affairs. The detailed IAS syllabus 2020 for prelims exams is given below
The topics below need to be prepared for the syllabus of IAS 2020.
In the General Studies Paper II (CSAT), questions will be asked from the following topics of UPSC syllabus 2020
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
To prepare the complete IAS syllabus 2020, candidates are advised to follow the below-mentioned books-
Yojana, Kurukshetra, Frontline and the newspapers like Indian Express, The Hindu
Analytical Reasoning – MK Pandey
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning– RS.Aggarwal
According to UPSC IAS selection process, the next stage is the mains stage wherein there will be seven papers - paper I, II, II, IV, V, VI, and VII. The table below contains the IAS 2020 of the seven papers from the questions are expected to be asked.
In paper I of the mains exam of UPSC IAS 2020, candidates will be given multiple topics out of which candidates will have to write an essay.
General Studies - I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society
General Studies - II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations
General Studies - III: Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment,
Security and Disaster Management
Paper VI and VII will contain topics from the optional subject selected by the candidates. There are various subjects that the candidates can select for paper VI and VII. Check the list of papers below
IAS Subjects for paper VI and VII
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
Commerce and Accountancy
Political Science and International Relations
Literature of any one of the following languages:
Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili,
Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu
Along with the IAS syllabus 2020, it is a must to know the exam pattern. The prelims exam comprises two papers – General Studies paper I and General Studies paper 2. Both papers will contain only objective type questions. Prelims exam is conducted to select candidates for mains.
IAS Prelims Paper Pattern
Name of paper
Number of Questions
General Studies 1
General Studies 2
UPSC IAS Main Papers Pattern
Name of Paper
General Studies 3
General Studies 4
Optional subject 1
Optional subject 2
45 minutes to 1 hours
The best source to know the correct IAS Syllabus 2020 is the previous year's question papers. It will help the candidates understand the types of questions asked in the exam. Candidates can also check and download the set-wise Civil Services question papers below.
Previous Year UPSC IAS Question Papers
Download Link Paper I
Download Link Paper II
In order to prepare for the UPSC IAS exam, candidates must strategise their preparation techniques so that they can prepare well for the exam. There are a few tips and tricks mentioned below to help the aspirant prepare well for the exam.
Know all the topics of IAS Syllabus 2020 from where the questions can be asked in the exam.
Pick the best books for preparation
Make a study schedule and follow it
Solve previous year’s question papers
Take as many mock tests as possible
There are many subjects that are listed for appearing in UPSC IAS exam. You can choose any of the subjects of your choice. The top 10 optional subjects for UPSC IAS exam is listed below:
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
Since the detailed notification will be released by the authority in February 2020, you will be able to know any changes if done. However, for now, you can totally rely on the syllabus of the previous year.
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Yes you can be an IAS officer after doing mbbs. Its not wrong to have a patriotic feeling for nation and feeling to make our country a better nation or society. Being a doctor you will work in a hospital but being an IAS officer several hospitals, clinics will be under you where you can make them better. Also IAS is a very respected job in the country and offers a lot of perks.
You can check this pdf for detailed knowledge of IAS syllabus/ eligibility criteria etc. :
Check here (https://www.upsc.gov.in/sites/default/files/Notification-CSPE_2020_N_Engl.pdf)
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