What is the syllabus for civil services 2011 - preliminary examination?
The UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam Syllabus for the year 2011 is as follows. There are two papers that will comprise the examination. Each of the papers is 200 marks each, totalling 400 marks. Each paper is of the duration of 2 hours and is of the objective format (multiple choice).
Civil Service Preliminary Exam Paper I - 200 Marks - 2 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
Economic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives
General Issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change
Civil Services Preliminary Exam Paper II - 200 marks - 2 Hours
Interpersonal skills including communication skills
Logical reasoning and analytical ability
Decision-making and problem solving
General mental ability
Basic numeracy (Class X level)
English language comprehension (Class X level)