The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the IAS examination every year. This national-level exam is divided into three stages: Prelims, Mains and Interview.

Clearing the UPSC exam in 7 months is not everyone’s cup of tea. However, if you have a proper plan and a zeal to work day and night towards completing the UPSC syllabus effectively, you can crack UPSC in 7 months. In this article, we will discuss some steps that can be followed by candidates preparing for the UPSC examination to clear their exam in a very short span of preparation along with discussing the UPSC syllabus for the UPSC exam 2022. 

UPSC Syllabus 2022

The UPSC exam 2022 can be categorized into 3 phases of exams. First is the Prelims, the second exam is Mains and the last exam is the Interview round. The syllabus for UPSC exam 2022 is given below: The Prelims exam is categorized into two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Syllabus for Paper 1 or General Studies 1

This paper includes topics like the history of the Indian National Movement and India, General Issues on Biodiversity, Environmental ecology, Climate change, General Science, Social and Economic Development, Poverty, Sustainable Development, Inclusion, Social Sector initiatives and Demographics, Governance and Indian polity, Political system, Rights issues, Panchayati Raj, Political system, World and Indian Geography- Economic, Physical and social features of the Indian and World Geography.

Syllabus for Paper 2 or General Studies 2

The paper indulges topics like Interpersonal skills including communication skills, Comprehension, Analytical Ability, Logical reasoning, Problem-solving, Decision-making skills, General mental ability, Data Interpretation(graphs, data Sufficiency, tables, and charts) Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc up to class X level).

Mains examination- It comprises nine papers that involve descriptive questions and two qualifying papers.

Paper 1 – Essay.

Syllabus for General Studies 1: This paper comprises topics like Modern Indian history, Post-independence consolidation, reorganization of states, Indian Heritage, Art forms, literature, Architecture(both modern and ancient), History of the world, Colonization, Capitalism, Socialism, Political Philosophies, Industrial revolution, Decolonisation, Indian Society, Urbanization, Globalization, Social development, Communism, Socialism, Secularism, Regionalism, Main features of World and Indian Geography.

Syllabus for General Studies 2

This paper comprises the following topics: Indian Constitution: features, evolution amendments, basic structure, and important provisions. Functions and responsibilities of the States and Union, devolution of powers. Indian Polity: Separation of powers between different organs Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries. Parliament and State legislatures— Structure, organization, and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary—Constitutional posts, powers, Statutory, regulatory, and various quasi-judicial bodies. Social Justice: Government policies Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions. Issues relating to Development, Human Resources. Issues relating to poverty and hunger. Indian Governance: Important aspects of governance, transparency, and accountability, e-governance, Role of civil services in a democracy. International Relations: India and its neighborhood. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Important International institutions, and Indian diaspora.

Syllabus for General Studies 3: This paper includes topics like Indian Economy, Government Budgeting, Food Processing, and related industries, land reforms in India and Disaster Management, Environment and Biodiversity, and Security. To get the entire syllabus for the UPSC Exam 2022, visit BYJU’s exam prep. 

Steps that can be followed to Clear UPSC Exam in 7 months

The aspirants should concentrate more on prelims paper because through prelims only candidates can sit for the Mains examination. Before 6 months of the prelims exam, candidates should devote at least 75% time to practicing the prelims paper. Analyzing previous year question paper can be called a reverse approach, where aspirants analyze and practice previous 5-6 years’ questions. By practicing these questions, they get a proper idea about the pattern of the question paper. The aspirants may find it difficult to complete NCERT books in such a short time. So, candidates can have an overview of the UPSC syllabus and can then prepare according to it.

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