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UPSC Prelims Syllabus 2024 for Paper 1 & 2 - Download PDF here

UPSC Prelims Syllabus 2024 for Paper 1 & 2 - Download PDF here

Edited By Team Careers360 | Updated on Feb 14, 2024 06:21 PM IST | #UPSC CSE

The Commission mentioned the UPSC IAS 2024 prelims syllabus in the official notification. The IAS preliminary exam syllabus can be downloaded from Candidates preparing for the UPSC IAS 2024 exam must check the detailed prelims syllabus. With the help of the UPSC IAS exam syllabus, candidates can make an effective preparation strategy for the exam.

Applicants can also check important topics and chapters from where the questions are asked in the UPSC IAS prelims exam. Along with the IAS syllabus, candidates can also check the previous year's UPSC question papers for their preparations. The IAS prelims syllabus pdf comprises topics asked in GS paper 1 and GS paper 2. Applicants can also download the UPSC prelims syllabus in Hindi here.
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UPSC IAS 2024 prelims exam will be conducted on May 26, 2024 in offline mode. For more details about the UPSC IAS prelims syllabus, candidates can check the article given below.

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UPSC Prelims Syllabus for Papers 1 & 2


UPSC syllabus

General Studies Paper 1

  • Current events of national and international importance

  • History of India and the Indian National Movement

  • Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, and 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, Biodiversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization

  • General Science.

CSAT Paper 2

  • 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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UPSC IAS Exam Pattern 2024

Union Public Service Commission released the IAS exam pattern in the official UPSC CSE 2024 notification. Along with the exam pattern, candidates must also check the UPSC prelims IAS syllabus for their preparations. With the help of the UPSC 2024 prelims syllabus, candidates can make their preparation strategy to score well in the exam. For more details, candidates can check the tale below.

IAS Prelims 2024 Exam Pattern


Number of questions

Maximum marks


GS Paper (Prelims Paper 1)



2 hours

CSAT Paper (Prelims Paper 2)



2 hours

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UPSC Prelims Exam Pattern 2024 - Important Points

  • Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.

  • The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type in both papers

  • It is compulsory to appear for both UPSC IAS prelims GS papers.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What is the selection process of IAS 2024?

The IAS selection 2024 process comprises the prelims exam, mains exam and personal interview.

2. What are the details required to download the admit card of IAS 2024?

Candidates can download UPSC IAS 2024 admit card through their registration number and date of birth.

3. How will UPSC result 2024 be released?

The UPSC IAS result 2024 will be released in PDF form having details of all the qualified candidates.

4. Can I challenge the UPSC IAS answer key 2024?

No, candidates are not allowed to challenge UPSC IAS answer key 2024.


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Questions related to UPSC CSE

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I assume you want to know the eligibility criteria to becoming an IAS. First of all, to become an IAS,  one has to clear UPSC CSE examiner. There are certain eligibility criteria for applying in this examination and they are as follows:

  • Bachelor's degree from any recognised college.
  • Age between 21-32; with some relaxation for reserved categories.
  • Citizen of India ora subject of Nepal/ Bhutan or Tibetan refugee who came to India, to permanently settle here before January 1, 1962, or People of Indian origin who migrated from Uganda, Burma, Pakistan, Zambia, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam to permanently settle in India.

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And other government jobs, the eligibility test is different for different jobs. It would have been if you could mention the government job you are interested in.

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Dear aspirant !!

Hope you are doing good !

Yes it will be considered because Bachelor in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (BASLP) is a 4-year degree course . It is a multi-disciplinary profession with core subjects including speech pathology, language pathology, and audiology.

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Dear Aspirant !

Hope you are fine!

The main subjects for the UPSC Exam are Indian Politics, Indian Economy, International Relations, Science and Technology, Geography, History, Environment and Ecology, and related Current Affairs . There are 25 subjects and 23 literature optional that one can choose from in addition to this..

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Hello aspirant,

With the help of the IAS Answer Key 2024, applicants can estimate their potential score for the IAS preliminary exam, learn about the various IAS question types, gauge the exam's difficulty, and much more.

To get the answer key, you can visit our website by clicking on the link given below.

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Hope this information helps you.

Dear aspirant !!

Hope you are doing good !!

The syllabus of these papers includes subjects like Modern Indian History, World Geography, International Relations, Indian Economic development, Disaster Management and Ethics, Aptitude and Integrity . To know all the subjects in detail, you can check UPSC syllabus 2024 for CSE in the given link below ;- .

Hope it helps you !

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