G S Paper – 3

UPSC IAS Mains Exam: General Studies Paper-3 

General Studies Paper-3 Syllabus for UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam consists of the below major areas: Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management. Detailed syllabus as provided by UPSC is as below:

 

GENERAL STUDIES 3 PAPER SYLLABUS FOR UPSC CIVIL SERVICES MAINS

  1. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
  2. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
  3. Government Budgeting.
  4. Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.
  5. Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
  6. Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
  7. Land reforms in India.
  8. Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
  9. Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
  10. Investment models.
  11. Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.
  12. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
  13. Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nanotechnology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
  14. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
  15. Disaster and disaster management.
  16. Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
  17. Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
  18. Challenges to internal security through communication networks, the role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.
  19. Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.
  20. Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.

Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management

Topic Covered:

  1. Challenges to Internal Security through Communication Networks
  2. Money Laundering and Its Prevention
  3. Role of Media and Social Networking Sites in Internal Security Challenges
  4. Linkages of Organised Crime with Terrorism
  5. Land reforms in India
  6. Linkages between development and spread of extremism
  7. Issues relating to intellectual property rights
  8. Awareness in the fields of IT
  9. Awareness in the fields of Computers
  10. Awareness in the fields of Robotics
  11. Awareness in the field of Space
  12. Awareness in the fields of Bio-technology
  13. Awareness in the fields of nano-technology
  14. Conservation
  15. Environmental pollution and degradation
  16. Environmental impact assessment
  17. Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
  18. Environmental Impact Assessment
  19. Food processing and related industries in India
  20. Security challenges and their management in border areas
  21. Disaster Management
  22. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment
  23. Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country
  24. Different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage
  25. E-technology in the aid of farmers
  26. Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
  27. Transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints
  28. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it
  29. Public Distribution System-, functioning, limitations, revamping
  30. Issues of buffer stocks and food security
  31. Economics of Animal Rearing
  32. Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways
  33. Science and Technology
  34. Effects of science and technology in everyday life
  35. Application of science and technology
  36. Achievements of Indians in science & technology
  37. Developments Science and Technology
  38. Indigenization of Technology and Developing New Technology
  39. Role of External State and non-state Actors in creating Challenges to internal Security
  40. Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices

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