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General Studies (Mains) Paper – 1 Syllabus for IAS UPSC Mains Exam

  • Indian culture : The salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. | #IndianCultureQuestions |
  • Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. | #ModernIndianHistoryQuestions
  • The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. | #TheFreedomStruggleQuestions
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country | #PostIndependenceQuestions
  • History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, | #WorldHistoryQuestions
  • Redrawal of national boundaries, Colonization, decolonization | #ColonizationDecolonizationQuestions
  • Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society | #PoliticaPhilosophyQuestions
  • Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. | #IndiaSocietyQuestions
  •  Role of women and women’s organization, | #RoleOfWomenQuestions
  • Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. | #DevelopmentalIssuesQuestions
  • Effects of globalization on Indian society | #EffectsOfGlobalizationQuestions
  • Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. | #EmpowermentSecularismQuestions
  • Salient features of world’s physical geography | #WorldGeographyQuestions
  • Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); | #NaturalResourcesQuestions
  • Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India) | #IndustriesQuestions
  • Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., | #GeographicPhenomenaQuestions
  • Geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. | #GeographicalFeautresQuestions
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