UPSC IAS Syllabus 2016 Exam Pattern Solved Papers PDF

UPSC IAS Syllabus 2016 is available here for download. UPSC Syllabus and Exam pattern for IAS IPS, IRS, IFS, is present here for the candidates who are waiting for the IAS Syllabus. Union Public Service Commission released This recruitment Notification for the Posts of IAS, IPS, IRS, IFS Recruitment notification 2016. The UPSC IAS Mains Examination registration Application started is from 24th April 2016 to 24th May 2016. Now Syllabus for this IAS Exam is Provided here. Syllabus given us an Idea about the Question Paper, and how we Prepare in Exam. Download the Syllabus and start Preparation for the upcoming Exam. The Direct Link of the PDF is given below.

UPSC IAS Exam Syllabus 2016

UPSC is also referred as Union Public Service Commission. UPSC is working under the Central Government of India.  Application are Invited for Various Posts of IAS, IPS, IRS etc. All the Interested and Eligible candidates can Apply for the Vacant Posts. Download the Syllabus and start Preparation for the Exam. All the Details of the Syllabus is provided for the Aspirants.

UPSC Civil Services IAS, IFS, Exam 2016

Name of the Organisation: Union Public Service Commission.

Name of the Posts: IAS , IPS, IRS IFS

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Last Date: 24 May 2016

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Exam Pattern for UPSC IAS:-

IAS examination is divided into in three parts:-

  1. Preliminary Exam.
  2. Main Exam (written and interview).
  3. Interview.

A) Pre Exam:

Paper Subjects Total Marks Time Duration
I General Studies 200 Marks 2 Hours
II Aptitude Test 200 Marks 2 Hours

B) Mains Exam:

Papers Topics Total Marks
I One Of The Indian Languages Chosen From The Prescribed List 300 Marks
II English 300 Marks
III Essay 250 Marks
IV/V/VI/VII General Studies (GS) (250 Marks for Each Paper) 1000 Marks
VIII & IX Optional Subject 1 500 Marks
Total Marks For the Written Examination 1750

C) Interview Test:

  • Aspirants have qualified in both Preliminary and Main exam will be called for Interview.
  • Interview test will be of 275 marks.

UPSC IAS Syllabus 2016

UPSC IAS Preliminary Exam Syllabus 2016

Paper 1:

  • The History of India & the Indian national movement
  • General issues on the Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization General Science.
  • Indian and world Geography- Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India & the World.
  • The Indian politics & the Governance – Constitution, the Political System, the Panchayati Raj, the Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Current events of national & the international importance
  • Economic & social development Ecology- – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.,

Paper 2:

  • Comprehension
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • General mental ability
  • English language comprehension skills
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc. – Class X level).

UPSC IAS Mains Exam Syllabus 2016

Paper A:

Paper I:  Any Indian Language

In this, Aspirants have to choose one language from Languages which included in Eighth Schedule of Constitution. This exam is not compulsory for candidates who are from States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Sikkim.

Paper II: English

The purpose of this paper is to test the candidate’s skills to read & understand serious discursive prose, and to express their thoughts correctly, in English & the concerned Indian Language.

Pattern for the questions would be mostly as follows:-

  • The Comprehension of given passages
  • Precis Writing
  • Usage and Vocabulary.

Paper B:

Paper Subject Topics
III Essay Candidates writing an essay on a specific topic. Choice of subjects will be given. They will be expected to keep closely to the topic of the essay to excel their ideas in orderly & to write them in brief.
IV General Studies 1
  • Indian culture will cover the 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
V General Studies 2
  •  Indian culture.
  • Modern Indian history.
  • The Freedom Struggle
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
VI General Studies 3
  • The Inclusive growth.
  •  Issues arising from it.
  • Development,
  • Bio-diversity,
  • Environment,
  • Security, and Disaster Management.
  • Government Budgeting.
  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
VII General Studies 4
  • (Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude)
  • Ethics and Human Interface: Includes Essence, determinants, and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships.
  • Attitude: About the content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behavior; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
  • Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers, and administrators; the role of family, society & educational institutions in inculcating values.
VIII and IX Optional 1 (Of your choice)/ Optional 2 (Of your choice)
  • Botany,
  • Economics,
  •  General Studies,
  • Chemistry,
  • Medical Science,
  • Electrical Engineering,
  • Geology,
  • Mathematics,
  • Physics,
  • Sociology,
  • Statistics,
  • Law, Essays,
  • Geography,
  • Management,
  • Philosophy,
  • Public Administration
  • Agriculture,
  • Commerce & Accountancy and Psychology.

Download Union Public Service Commission IAS Previous Papers

UPSC Prelims 2013 Previous Paper-1 

UPSC Prelims 2013 Previous Paper-2

UPSC Prelims Previous Paper-2014 

UPSC Prelims Previous Paper-2015

Union Public Service Commission Previous Paper- General Aptitude

Click here to download UPSC Mains Exam Previous Papers

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Paper-English

UPSC IPS Mains Previous Paper-Essay

UPSC Mains Previous Paper-Geography Paper-1

UPSC Mains Previous Paper-Geography Paper-2

UPSC Mains Previous Paper-GS Paper-1

UPSC Mains Previous Paper-GS Paper-2

UPSC Mains Previous Paper-GS Paper-3

UPSC Mains Previous Paper-GS Paper-4

UPSC IFS Mains Previous Paper-Political Science Paper-1

UPSC IFS Mains Previous Paper-Political Science Paper-2

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Paper-Public Administration Paper-1

UPSC IAS Mains Previous Paper-Public Administration Paper-2

UPSC IPS Mains Previous Paper-Sociology Paper-1

UPSC IPS Mains Previous Paper-Sociology Paper-2



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English: General English for All Competitive Examinations.

Aptitude: Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations.

General Knowledge: General Knowledge 2016: Latest Who’s Who & Current Affairs.

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