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    Subject Selection For IAS Preparation

    Sir/Mam
    I am a student of B.A PartI Eng Hons. with Geography and Political Science as Subsidiary Papers. I want to know complete details of prepation and processes of becoming an IAS officer. I mean

    1) Number of subjects compulsory?
    2) What Subjects can i choose?
    3) What is the pattern of examination?
    4) If I can select Eng, Political Science or Geography then From where i can get the study material for English, Political Science and Geography? Or Books prefered for me for these subjects.

    Please reply
  • #75939
    Hi Rocky Singh!
    Your aspiration to become an IAS Officer and the related questions you have raised to accomplish this goal are really appreciable. To become an IAS officer you must take up UPSC examination which is going to be conducted every year.
    From the current year, UPSC examination pattern has been changed for the preliminary round, civil service aptitude test(CSAT).There will be no optional subject paper in this round unlike the previous years. It will be consisting of two parts, 200 marks each. First part is to test the knowledge of current affairs (Burning topics and current trends of national, international importance), basic science (only upto class 10th level), and social studies (history, geography and civics, upto class 10th level). This paper consists of 100 questions each carrying 2 marks and are of multiple choice type.
    Second paper is to test,vocabulary in English, comprehension, numerical ability, logical reasoning, verbal reasoning, quantitative ability, mathematical ability(upto class 10th difficulty level). There will be 80 questions carrying equal marks and are of multiple choice type.
    Duration for each paper is two hours, and there will be negative marking for wrong answers, deducting 0.666 mark for wrongly answered only.
    In the mains exam, two optional subjects have to be chosen , one each from the two list of available choices. This is will be of difficulty level upto respective bachelors' degree. You can choose English along with geography or political science. Geography will be of better choice according to my opinion. The questions will be of descriptive type. Seletion for the final interview will be based on the performance in this round.
    Study material can be obtained from any training institutes offering training for these exams. For prelims(CSAT),you must read NCERT text books of 8th, 9th and 10th standard(General Science and Social Studies), Magazines like competition success review, competition vision, manorama year book are of high standard which I personally recommend.
    In the personal interview, personality, attitude, analytical ability, decission making skills will be tested.
    I Wish you Luck for your future.
    Regards,
    Praveen

  • #75945
    Hi,

    UPSC Main Examination - Optional Subjects
    General Studies
    Essay
    English Qualifying
    Indian Languages
    Mathematics
    Agriculture
    Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
    Botany
    Chemistry
    Civil Engineering
    Commerce
    Economics
    Electrical Engineering
    Geography
    Geology
    Indian History
    Law
    Mathematics
    Management
    Mechanical Engineering
    Medical Science
    Philosophy
    Physics
    Political Science
    Psychology
    Public Administration
    Sociology
    Statistics
    Zoology
    Anthropology
    Arabic
    Assamese
    Bengali
    Bodo
    Chinese
    Dogri
    English
    French
    German
    Gujarati
    Hindi
    Kannada
    Kashmiri
    Konkani
    Maithili
    Malayalam
    Manipuri
    Marathi
    Nepali
    Oriya
    Pali
    Persian
    Punjabi
    Russian
    Sanskrit
    Santali
    Sindhi
    Tamil
    Telugu
    Urdu

    The Following Combinations are NOT allowed by the UPSC

    Political Science & International relations and Pubilc Administration
    Commerce & Accountancy and Management
    Anthropopgy and Sociology
    Mathematics and Statistice
    Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
    Management and Public Administration
    Any two branches of engineering
    Animal Husbandry & Veterimary Science and Mediacal Science
    Combination if two Literatures ...

    Thanks


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