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UPSC IAS Mains 2020: Strategy to Prepare GS Paper III (Economics, Environment & Technology)

Sakshi Saroha

UPSC: UPSC IAS Mains GS Paper III broadly includes Economics, Environment, Science & Technology, and Internal Security. The syllabus of GS Paper III significantly overlaps with the topics covered in General Studies I and General Studies II. As you can see, the paper covers various sections and each section is equally important. There’s no single book or resource to help one navigate this paper. Hence, we have provided a specific strategy for each section.

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It is to be noted that GS-3 questions revolve around current affairs. So, for each topic mentioned in the syllabus, make concise notes. Restrict yourself to only a few best current affairs resources as in the end you have to write a 250-word answer for all the topics. 

Economy and Infrastructure

The topic has several sub-topics like planning, growth, employment, development and mobilization. Though the topics covered in this section are static in nature, the questions are tricky and dynamic. The key is to use a single reference book for in-depth studies after you have gone through the relevant NCERT chapters.

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Science & Technology

The questions asked in Science &Technology are mostly from current affairs and you are expected to have a general understanding of the topics.


Internal Security & Disaster Management

The syllabus for GS paper III is quite dynamic but the key to successfully complete it is grasping the concepts well. This, in turn, will help you to relate the theories with the current news on relevant topics and you will be able to answer the questions while maintaining a logical flow.

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