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The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) Mains General Studies Paper 1 covers a wide range of topics related to Indian heritage and culture, history, geography, society, and other aspects of general awareness. Here is a comprehensive syllabus for UPSC CSE Mains GS Paper 1:

1. Indian Heritage and Culture:

  • Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature, and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  • Important historical events and their significance.
  • Freedom struggle and post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

2. History:

  • Modern Indian history from the mid-18th century until the present.
  • Major events, personalities, and issues in the 19th century.
  • The Freedom Struggle and its various stages and contributors.
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization.

3. Geography:

  • Indian and World Geography.
  • Physical, social, and economic geography of India and the world.
  • Distribution of key natural resources across the world, including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

4. Society:

  • Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
  • Role of women and women’s organization.
  • Social empowerment.
  • Poverty and developmental issues.
  • Urbanization, their problems, and their remedies.

5. Polity:

  • The Indian Constitution.
  • Preamble, Fundamental Rights, and Duties.
  • Directive Principles of State Policy.
  • Structure and functions of the Executive, Legislature, and Judiciary.
  • Separation of powers between various organs.

6. Governance:

  • Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
  • Issues relating to the development and management of the Social Sector relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
  • Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
  • Important aspects of governance, transparency, and accountability.

7. International Relations:

  • India and its neighborhood relations.
  • Bilateral, regional, and global groupings and agreements.
  • Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests.

8. Economic Development:

  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development, and employment.
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
  • Government Budgeting.
  • Banking.

9. Environmental Ecology and Biodiversity:

  • Conservation, environmental pollution, and degradation.
  • Climate change and its impacts.
  • Protection of flora and fauna.
  • Environmental laws and regulations.

10. General Science:

  • Topics from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and other scientific developments of everyday relevance.

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UPSC Syllabus

UPSC Prelims Syllabus

UPSC Mains Syllabus

Previous Papers

YearPrelims-GSPrelims-CSATMains-GS 1Mains-GS 2Mains-GS 3Mains-GS 4Mains-EssayMains-EnglishMains-Hindi

Prelims Previous Years Papers – Subject & Year Wise

PRE SUBJECT201820172016201520142013
Science & Technology201820172016201520142013
Modern India201820172016201520142013
Medieval India201820172016201520142013

Mains Previous Years Papers – Subject & Year Wise

MAINS SUBEJECT201820172016201520142013
Internal Security201820172016201520142013
Ethics – I201820172016201520142013
Ethics – II (Case Studies)201820172016201520142013
Environment and Ecology201820172016201520142013
Disaster Management201820172016201520142013
Ancient History and Art & Culture201820172016201520142013
Agriculture201820172016No Question20142013
Indian Society2018201720162015 20142013

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