UPSC Civil Services Examination CSE/IAS, mains General Studies (GS 3), syllabus mainly focus on following areas and subjects 1) Technology, 2) Economic Development, 3) Bio diversity, Environment, 4) Security and Disaster Management. Detailed syllabus provided by UPSC is goven below:
UPSC CSE General Studies (GS Paper 3) syllabus
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
⚫ Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
⚫ Government Budgeting.
⚫ 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
⚫ 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.
⚫ Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
⚫ Land reforms in India.
⚫ Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
⚫ Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
⚫ Investment models.
⚫ Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
⚫ Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
⚫ Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
⚫ Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
⚫ Disaster and disaster management.
⚫ Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
⚫ Role of external state and nonstate actors in creating challenges to internal security.
⚫ Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention
⚫ Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism
Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
UPSC CSE Mains syllabus
Mains exam consists of a total of 9 papers, Essay, GS1, GS2, GS3, GS4, Optional 1, Optional 2, Indian Language Paper and English
language Paper. The main exam has 1750 marks.
|Paper - A - Indian Language||300 Marks||One of the Indian Languages to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution. This paper will not be compulsory for candidates hailing from the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim.||Qualifing
|Paper- B - English Language||300 Marks||English Language||Qualifing
|Paper-I Essay||250Marks||Write essays on multiple topics||Counted for merit ranking
|Paper-II General Studies I||250Marks||Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society||Counted for merit ranking
|Paper-III General Studies II||250Marks||Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations||Counted for merit ranking
|Paper-IV General Studies III||250Marks||Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management||Counted for merit ranking
|Paper-V General Studies IV||250Marks||Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude||Counted for merit ranking
|Paper-VI Optional Subject - Paper 1||250Marks||Syllabus||Counted for merit ranking
|Paper-VII Optional Subject - Paper 2||250Marks||Syllabus||Counted for merit ranking
One must try to concentrate his studies in accordance with the syllabus given by UPSC and should organise notes paper wise, upsc mains exam requires a lot of writing practice as well.