How to Prepare for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination

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UPSC Civil Services Prelims Paper

UPSC has announced the date of Civil services 2012 exam. UPSC  Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2012 will be held on 20th May 2012. It is one of the prestigious and toughest examination of India. To clear UPSC civil services exam you need lot of hardwork.

UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam Pattern

The Preliminary Examination conducted by the UPSC consists of two papers of objective type (multiple-choice questions) carrying a maximum of 400 marks. The Question Papers (Test Booklets) are set in English & Hindi

Syllabus for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination 

Paper I is of 200 marks and are of two hours.

Paper I - (200 marks) Duration : Two hours

It consists questions from

- 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, etc.
- Economic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
- General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change that do not require subject specialisation
- General Science.

Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

It includes questions from

- Comprehension
- Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
- Logical reasoning and analytically ability
- Decision- making and problem-solving
- General mental ability
- Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.)
(Class X level),Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. - Class X level)
- English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2011 Question Paper

Here i provided the link of UPSC Civil Services 2011 solved question paper for practice.

General Studies Paper-I

General Studies Paper-II

General Studies Paper-II(X Series)

Books for UPSC Civil Services Exam

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