G S Paper – 1

UPSC IAS Mains Exam: General Studies Paper-1: The Civil Services Examination is a nationwide competitive examination in India conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India, including the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service and Indian Police Service.

General Studies 1 Paper Syllabus for UPSC Civil Services Mains

  • Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  • Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.
  • The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
  • History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redraw of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.
  • Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
  • Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
  • Effects of globalization on Indian society Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
  • Salient features of world’s physical geography.
  • Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent);
  • factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
  • Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.,
  • Geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society

 Topic Covered:-

  1. Salient features of world’s physical geography
  2. Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism
  3. Effects of globalization on Indian society
  4. Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone
  5. Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc. – their forms and effect on the society
  6. Distribution of key natural resources across the world
  7. Role of women and women’s organization
  8. Urbanization, their problems and their remedies
  9. Population and associated issues
  10. Poverty and developmental issues
  11. Indian culture: the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times
  12. World History: World wars
  13. World History: colonization and de-colonization
  14. World History: Industrial revolution from 18th century

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