Syllabus and More
Syllabus and More
The IAS 2014 Exam or Civil Services Exam will
be notified on 17th May 2014. The Preliminary
exam will he conducted on 24th August 2014.
The duration for the Prelims exam is one day.
The civil services Mains exam will be
conducted from 14th December 2014 and its
duration will be 5 days.
Eligibility for 2014 IAS Exam
Must be citizen of India (for IAS
Minimum 21 years (all
categories) and Max 30 years
(general category), 33 years
(OBC), 35 years (SC and ST)
For other services must be
either: citizen of India, Nepal,
Bhutan or Tibetan Refugee,
Person of Indian Origin (PIO)
migrated to India.
5 years exemption on upper
limit for ex-Servicemen
A degree (minimum)
from a university
recognised by UGC
4 (general category)
No attempt limit till
35 years (SC/ST)
IAS 2014 Prelims Pattern and Syllabus
The prelims will consist of two papers common to
General Studies Paper I
Maximum marks : 200
Number of Questions : 100
Total Time : 120 minutes (02 hours)
Current events of national and international importance.
History of India and Indian national movement
Indian and World Geography – physical, social, 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
General issues on environmental ecology, bio-diversity
and climate change – that do not require subject
specialization General Science
General Studies Paper II
marks : 200
• Number of Questions : 80
• Total Time : 120 minutes (02 hours)
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).
English language comprehension skills (Class X level)
Tips on Filling the 2013 IAS Preliminary
Candidates have to apply online at upsconline.com.
Apply for the exam early as examination centre allocation is on first
come first served basis and except for some centres, there is a limit to the
maximum number of candidates allotted against each centre. So if you
want your preferred centre, close to your location, apply as quickly as
Fill in the correct details. Be very sure of your name and date of birth as
entered in the Matriculation/SSC certificate. Date of birth once accepted by
UPSC cannot be altered.
Make sure your photo and signature scan are clearly visible as these will be
printed on the hall ticket to be issued by UPSC later.
You must enter a valid email as the registration details from Part I will be
mailed to this email.
Don’t worry about optional selection at this stage as you don’t have to
choose any optional in the Prelims application form. That will come later
when applying for the Main exam.
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