UPSC foundation course

UPSC foundation course

Course open for Graduates, Undergraduates who aspire to join All India Civil services.

A power packed nourishing course for every student aspiring to make it big in life and career.

                                                         Course syllabus:

I] Comprehensive teaching of full syllabus of UPSC examination which is conducted in 3 stages:-

Preliminary examination.

Mains examination.

Personality test (Interviews)

Please find detailed syllabus at the end of the page.

II] Discussions on Current affairs and how to link it to the UPSC syllabus.

III] Guest lectures by senior and eminent personalities.

IV] Personality Development and grooming :

1)Self Analysis and Goal setting.

2)Developing a right attitude towards studies and developing techniques for studies

  • How to read?
  • How to take running notes?
  • How to make charts and synopsis?

3)Concentration and memorization techniques, how to keep up the focus by avoiding stress.

4)Right approach towards society, people, politics, Administration.

5)Intra-Personal communication skills, Body language, Expressions.

6)English:

  • How to avoid Common mistakes in English?
  • How to read and write grammatically correct English?
  • How to read, solve comprehensions?

 

Detailed syllabus for UPSC

   PRELIMNARY Examination:

Syllabus for Paper I – (200 marks) Duration: Two hours (Counted for the merit rank in the Prelims)

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

UPSC Syllabus for Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours (Not counted for the merit rank in Prelims but a qualifying Paper; just needs 33% marks)

  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills.
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability.
  • Decision-making and problem-solving.
  • General mental ability.
  • 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 Civil Services Mains Exam Syllabus

A candidate’s rank in UPSC Civil Service Exam depends only on the mark scored in Main and Interview. The main exam has 1750 marks while interview has 275 marks.

The written examination (main) will consist of the following nine papers, but only 7 papers will be counted for final merit ranking. For the rest two papers, the candidate should secure minimum marks prescribed by UPSC each year.

Qualifying Papers – Not counted for final ranking:

  • Paper ‐A – Indian Language – Syllabus. (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.) 300 Marks.
  • Paper‐B – English Language – Syllabus . 300 Marks.

Papers to be counted for merit ranking:

  1. Paper‐IEssay – Syllabus. 250 Marks.
  2. Paper‐IIGeneral Studies – I – Syllabus. 250Marks. (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society).
  3. Paper‐IIIGeneral Studies –II – Syllabus. 250 Marks. (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations).
  4. Paper‐IVGeneral Studies –III – Syllabus. 250 Marks. (Technology, Economic Development, Bio‐diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management).
  5. Paper‐VGeneral Studies –IV – Syllabus. 250 Marks. (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude).
  6. Paper‐VI Optional Subject – Paper 1 – 250 Marks.
  7. Paper‐VII Optional Subject – Paper 2 – 250 Marks.

Optional Subjects:                                

Literature of any one of the following languages: AssameseBengaliBodoDogriGujaratiHindi,KannadaKashmiriKonkaniMaithili,
MalayalamManipuriMarathiNepaliOriyaPunjabi,SanskritSanthaliSindhiTamilTeluguUrdu and English.

UPSC Civil Services Interview Syllabus

  1. The candidate will be interviewed by a Board who will have before them a record of his/her career. He/she will be asked questions on matters of general interest. The object of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for a career in public service by a Board of competent and unbiased observers. The test is intended to judge the mental calibre of a candidate. In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only his/her intellectual qualities but also social traits and his/her interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.
  2. The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation which is intended to reveal the mental qualities of the candidate.
  3. The interview test is not intended to be a test either of the specialised or general knowledge of the candidates which has been already tested through their written papers. Candidates are expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in their special subjects of academic study but also in the events which are happening around them both within and outside their own state or country as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of well educated youth.

Sub Total (Written test): 1750 Marks
Personality Test: 275 Marks
Grand Total: 2025 Marks