The Paper 1 of Civil Services Examination is also know as General Studies. It tests the candidate's knowledge on current events, history, geography, Indian policy and governance, development, environmental ecology, biodiversity, climate change and general science.

The marks obtained in this paper alone are counted to qualify for the Main examination.

Overview

AbbreviationGS
Marks200
Questions100
Time2 hours
LanguagesHindi, English

Syllabus

Current Affairs

  • Current events of national importance
  • Current events of international importance

History

  • History of India
  • Indian National Movement.

Geography

  • Indian Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography
  • World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography

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.

Environment

  • General issues on Environmental Ecology
  • Bio-diversity
  • Climate Change

Science

  • General Science

Analysis

A topicwise trend of question in recent years is summarized below:

Topic

2011

2012

2013

2014

20152016
Current Affairs and GK131082227
History and Culture 111916201715
Geography11171814137
Indian Polity and Governance12201614137
Economics191719101318
Environment & Bio-diversity151717181118
Science & Technology 199161688
Total100100100100100100

References

Tags:
Created by Admin on 2017/04/01 20:31