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New IAS Prelims Syllabus for 2011 CSAT

After months of anticipation the syllabus for the changed Prelims from 2011 IAS Exams also called the CSAT 2011 is finally out. Following is the draft of the page on UPSC where the syllabus is available.
UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION PRESS NOTE

Subject: Changes in syllabus and pattern of the Preliminary Examination from
2011 in the scheme of Civil Services Examination

• As per the decision of Government of India, there shall be change in the syllabus and
pattern of the Preliminary Examination from 2011 in the scheme of the Civil Services
Examination.
• The Preliminary Examination shall now comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200
marks each and of two hours duration each. Detailed below is the new syllabus and
pattern of the Preliminary Examination, which is brought to the notice of the
prospective candidates intending to appear at the Civil Services Examination (CSE) in
2011 onwards:

Paper I – (200 marks) Duration: Two hours
• 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.
Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

• Comprehension
• 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)
• English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).
• Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level
(last item in the Syllabus of Paper-II) will be tested through passages from
English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question
paper.
• The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.
• A set of sample questions for both Papers would be put on the UPSC website
http://www.upsc.gov.in in due course for reference of the prospective candidates.
• The prospective candidates are advised to note that no changes are being introduced
at this stage in the Civil Services (Main) Examination and Personality Test in the
scheme of Civil Services Examination (CSE).

Analysis of the changes in IAS Exams Syllabus:

Sample papers will be provided by UPSC which is good as candidates will not be heading towards a blind alley.

  • Both papers will be of 2 hours duration which means time management will be crucial factor in scoring.
  • Roting is out as no more optional paper. Wide study of all topics mentioned is required.
  • Mental ability, logical reasoning has gained added importance so expect more questions from these topics.
  • English comprehension is a factor now. Candidates from non-English background will need to vastly improve their English reading and comprehension skills as it is mentioned that no Hindi or other language translation of the passages will be provided in the exam.
  • Syllabus is more clearly defined now especially concerning Economics, Geography and Climate Change which is again good for the candidates.
  • Role of coaching classes will decrease somewhat as analytical questions relating to decision making cannot be “taught” but require common sense and presence of mind.
  • Expect some situational questions as this blog has consistently advocated.
  • Inter-personal and communication skills will also be tested. So candidates will do well to start improving the same.
If you have any query regarding the new syllabus. Just leave a comment and I will be glad to discuss it.
For complete, in-depth analysis of the changed IAS syllabus refer my Hub on the new syllabus for IAS prelims, which describes in detail the benefits, disadvantages of the changed syllabus including what has not changed and the strategy to be adopted.

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kapil dutta

my dream is being a ias officer

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    Sushil kumar

    I am simple student my dream is being a IAs

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      Ubaid Hyder

      Brother I pray for u that u Allah help u in acheiving ur goal. But u need to be careful. U have wrote ” I want to be a I.A.S” ‘I’ is a vovel and there should be ‘an’ instead of ‘a’.
      THANK YOU,
      NEXT TIME BE CAREFULL 🙂

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        Rakesh jethi

        Mr.Hyder
        Making fun of other people is so much easy right.
        Before telling to other first of all check your mistake you said ‘an’ before IAS but You forgot to told Mr.sushil is that ‘ My dream is to being an IAS’. You forgot to tell him ‘to’. NEXT TIME BE CAREFUL.

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vikas sharma

o.k. but not best

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Pradeep kumar shaw

good,i wanna be a IAS officer.

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Salman Khamn

hi Sir,

my question is taht do one need to score specifed range of marks in each of thre paper or if i got more in Paper I & less in Paper II. That makes any impact on my result. tq

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Prince kumar

Sir, please suggest the book which enhance my history ,geography, and political system. Is it good to read lucent general knowledge?

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devraj

i want to know i belong to a hindi medium so please give how to prepare for ias give me the advise for right institute

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madhuvanthi

please let me know the detailed sylabus for GS..i know the topics..like what is the detailed sylabus for history and others?? please let me know..:)

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    divya gupta

    getting each and every aspect to move ahead in preparation of IAS EXAM………….thnx sir providing such updating knowledge.

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shivam

iascracker is a tremendous site for freshers……. Thanks sir

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divya gupta

getting each and every aspect to move ahead in preparation of IAS EXAM………….thnx sir providing such updating knowledge.

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vishal

can we give 1st exam in hindi and second in english?

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vishal

can we give 1st exam in hindi and second in english?

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mohd arif

can i give first paper in hindi and second in english?

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mohd arif

can i give first paper in hindi and second in english?

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mohd arif

sir please tell me the best book for csat in hindi.

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Devinder

IAS is not a dream its just a doing somthing good for india or for indian people

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Devinder

IAS is not a dream its just a doing somthing good for india or for indian people

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    Ravina

    hi can you plz tell me are u an IAS officer or appointed at Dehradun. as A officer??

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nisar khan

sir i need to knw.. d new syllabus of. IAS for IAS 2013 and .. some.. refreshers.. or may be some books which i can read or go through..for the test..

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pankaj kumar

sir iam new to ias exams ,so plz provide me the right and correct way for prepration of prelims exams..

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reena

i wanted to know that will the paper 1 be held first and then the paper 2,coz usually the 2nd type of paper is held firstly in most of the exams?

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sueja

sir….now me studying b tech 3rd sem………..electrical n eletronics branch……me wanted to do ias,,,,,so plz suggest me….from now how i shuld prepare……..
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bhartendu

everything provided on your blog are very helpful and it will definitely help in fulfilling our aspirations.
Thnx for such kind of post and will be continuously following ur articles.

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Muthukumar

i want to be a IAS….. how to prepare from now sir…………

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abhishek

Thnx for such kind of post and will be continuously following ur articles.

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vala

Sir. Can you suggest me particular books for prelims GS- history, geography and eco?

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srinivas

sir you have mentioned that a topper had taken eng as optional subject but I find there is no eng in optional.pls clarify it.thank you.

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Yatin

Respected Sir..
Ryt nw im persuing mah graduatn..frm du correspondance…nd wnt 2 start mah prepratn frm nw on fr IAS.. So plz cn u guide me.. i’l b vry thankful 2 u sir..!

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Yatin

Respected Sir..
Ryt nw im persuing mah graduatn..frm du correspondance…nd wnt 2 start mah prepratn frm nw on fr IAS.. So plz cn u guide me.. i’l b vry thankful 2 u sir..

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sunny

Sir any book for preparation of preliminary

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Ankita

Hello Sir,
I have completed my Btech in Information Technology. I have been misguided by many that IT people are not allowed for civil services examination. Please help me out with this misconception.
Thanks in advance.

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    Vimlaksh

    As you said it right, you have been misguided. You are very eligible for civils so go right ahead!

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Harish kulkarni

Respected Sir,
I am in Pre final year of my Engineering, and I am the aspirant of being IAS officer. so kindly show me the best way to crack IAS exams, I mean the initial studies, about books, and good coaching classes in India.
waiting for your reply…….

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mir amaan

Is there any clash b/w public adminstration & pol. science? / what will be the best selection in these four subjects [HISTORY/GEOGRAPHY/POL.SCIENCE/PUBLIC ADMINSTRATION].please refer to me.
what is the scope of an L.L.B student in I.A.S?

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AMIT

My question to you is ,is there any negative marking system of wrong answers and if than how many marks will cut?
thank you ..waiting for your reply

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SHUBHAM GOYAL

How can i improve my communication skills?

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ashish

Mathe is nessesary for ias, I m so affraid with mathe.

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    Vimlaksh

    Maths in the form of statistics for Mains and logical reasoning for Prelims paper 2.

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GABNI JEMISH JAGDISH BHAI

How can we devlope our dision making skill for ias
and problem solving skill

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AJAY RAJ P V

RESPECTED SIR,
HOW CAN I WRITE THIS EXAM .WHAT IS THE FIRST STEP .

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    Vimlaksh

    Hello Ajay,

    First step is to apply for the Prelims exam, notification for which will be out in April this year.

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SUNIL KUMAR BALBANTRAY

Dear SIR,
which book i shuld follow up for literature..??

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SUNIL KUMAR BALBANTRAY

sir, i’m pursuing my b.tech as a mechanical engg. 3rd yr.. whch optional paper wul be beneficial 4r m… wethr if i take my brnch papers r history r geography..???

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Ubaid Hyder

Hello everyone, I am a 8.th class student and I want to crack IAS examination. I know it will look like a fun to you but I am realy serious. I.A.S is not so hard to crack as most of us think. It can be preapered in just a period of 10 months. We don’t realy need to work hard for it but smart work needs to be done.
I have recently wrote a book on History of Kashmir, which is going to be published soon. I want someone to guide me. My most strong subjects are the History, current affairs, Geography and I want to make other subjects to be strong as well. I really want from the core of my heart to crack I.A.S. I know it will look like a fun to all of you. But no matter if no one comes to guide me Allah is the best guide for me. I need a guide, who can help me in the process of appearing in the I.A.S prelims. Please someone having a good knowledge of I.A.S guide me. I give my Email Id below :
ubaidhyder@rediffmail.com

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Paras Mani

Hey Friends,,I am prepairing for upsc, can anyone suggest me websites for hindi medium.

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Rashmil

Hello everybody, I’m a class 12 passed student of Lucknow. I aspire to become an IAS Officer. I took PCM Stream till class 12 and now i want to do BA. Which subjects (excluding PCM and statistics) will be easier to study and qualify the CSAT Exam?

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saurabh singh

I think there is only need 33.3%marks in csat paper2 and above it marks are not mentioned to qualifie

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RAKESH KUMAR

How to prepare for communication skill and what is the level and checking process for this..

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Anandh

I’m.a commerce student …my interests are in accountancy …so I have decided to do IA&AS …can anyone guide me for that??

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