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Civil Service Prelims cum revised Main Exam 2013

Revised Study Materials, Correspondence Course
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Candidates should note that there are certain changes in the Scheme of civil services (main) examination, which have been Elucidated in the scheme of examination. There are some other  Changes also in regard to the choice of language medium in the Civil services (main) examination.

UPSC REVISED SYLLABUS FOR
MAIN EXAMINATION FROM 2013

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CHANGED PLAN OF MAIN EXAMINATION

B. Main Examination
The written examination will consist of the following papers:

Paper-I Section 1 : Essay 200 Marks
  Section 2 : English Comprehension & English Précis (Of Matriculation/ Xth standardlevel) 100 Marks
Paper-II General Studies–I : (Indian Heritage and Culture,
History and Geography of the World
and Society)
250Marks
Paper-III General Studies –II : (Governance, Constitution,
Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
250 Marks
Paper-IV General Studies –III : (Technology, Economic Development,
Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
250 Marks
Paper-V General Studies –IV : (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude) 250 Marks
Paper-VI Optional Subject – Paper 1 250 Marks
Paper-VII Optional Subject – Paper 2 250 Marks
Sub Total (Written test)   1800 Marks
Interview   275 Marks
Grand Total   2075 Marks

{Candidates may choose any optional subject from amongst the list of subjects given in para 2 below (Group 1).
However, a candidate can opt for the literatures of a language, indicated in Group-2 below para 2, as an optional
subject, only if the candidate has graduated in the literature of that particular language as the main subject}.
NOTE:
(i) Marks obtained by the candidates for all papers (Paper I-VII) will be counted for merit ranking. However,
the Commission will have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all papers of the examination.
(ii) For the Language medium/ literature of languages, the scripts to be used by the candidates will be as
under:-

CSP 2013 Notification Announced (with changed pattern of Main Examination)
Interview Details-CS(Main) 2012 (1st week schedule)
Marksheet-CMS Exam.- 2012 (Written Not Qualified)

Marksheet-CMS Examination- 2012 (Written Qualified)

Civil Services Information brochure 2013 : FREE Download (in Hindi & English)

Study Materials for Prelims Exam 2013 available in 2500/- in Hindi & English Medium

Study Materials for revised Main Exam 2013 available in 4000/- in Hindi & English Medium

Test Series for prelims exam available in 900/- in Hindi & English Medium (Total 10 sets)

Test Series for revised main exam available in 900/- in Hindi & English Medium (Total 10 sets)

Guess Papers available in 900/- in Hindi & English Medium (Total 10 sets)

Civil Services Examination, 2013 Dates

For Prelims Exam Date : May 26, 2013
For Main Exam Date : November/December, 2013

Civil Services Preliminary Exam Study Materials description

First Paper
  1. Current Events of National and International Importance Sample English
2. History of India and Indian National Movement Sample English Hindi
3. Indian & World Geography Sample English Hindi
4. Indian Polity & Governance Sample English Hindi
5. Economic and Social Development Sample English Hindi
6. General Issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity & Climate Change Sample English
7. General Science Sample English
 

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Second Paper (CSAT)
 

1. Comprehension in Hindi Medium Sample Hindi
2. Interpersonal Skills & Communication Skills Sample English
3. Decision Making and Problem Solving Sample English Hindi
4. Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability Sample English Hindi
5. General Mental Ability Sample English
6. Basic Numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc. (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency) Sample English
7. English Language Comprehension Skills Sample English

 

Comprehension HindiInterpersonal Skills & Communication SkillsDecision Making and Problem SolvingLogical Reasoning & Analytical Ability General Mental AbilityBasic NumeracyEnglish Language Comprehension Skills

Mock Test Series for Civil Services Prelims 2013

Relaunched in revised schedule dates will March 25th, April 1 & April 15th, 2013

Paper - I (General Studies)

Test Series Sample Papers

Civil Services Prelims Test Series 2013 Level 1, Test 1 (Paper I) sample free download

Level - 1

Civil Services Prelims 2013 Mock Test Series - 1
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Level - 2

Civil Services Prelims 2013 Mock Test Series - 5
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Level - 3

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Paper - II (CSAT - Civil Services Aptitude Test)

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Level - 1

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Level - 2

Civil Services Prelims 2013 Mock Test Series - 5
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Level - 3

Civil Services Prelims 2013 Mock Test Series - 9
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REVISED STUDY MATERIALS
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The main Examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory.
The nature and standard of questions in the General Studies papers (Paper II to Paper V) will be such that a well-educated person will be able to answer them without any specialized study. The questions will be such as to test a candidate’s general awareness of a variety of subjects, which will have relevance for a career in Civil Services. The questions are likely to test the candidate’s basic understanding of all relevant issues, and ability to analyze, and take a view on conflicting socio- economic goals, objectives and demands.

The candidates must give relevant, meaningful and succinct answers.
The scope of the syllabus for optional subject papers (Paper VI and Paper VII) for the examination is broadly of the honours degree level i.e. a level higher than the bachelors’ degree and lower than the masters’ degree. In the case of Engineering, Medical Science and law, the level corresponds to the bachelors’ degree.
Syllabi of the papers included in the scheme of Civil Services (Main) Examination are given as follows:-

PAPER-I

Essay, English Comprehension & English Precis coverEssay : Candidates will be required to write an essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given.

They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.

English Comprehension & English Precis will be to test the English language Comprehension and English précis writing skills (at 10th standard level).


PAPER-II

Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society coverGeneral Studies- I : Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society.
Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
The Freedom Struggle - its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.
Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
Effects of globalization on Indian society
Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
Salient features of world’s physical geography.
Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

PAPER-III

General Studies- II : Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations.
Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries

Parliament and State Legislatures - structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies
Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
Role of civil services in a democracy.
India and its neighborhood- relations.
Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

PAPER-IV

Technology Economic Development Bio diversity Environment security and disaster management cover.psdGeneral Studies-III : Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security andDisaster Management.
Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
Government Budgeting.
Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers
Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
Land reforms in India.
Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial
growth.
Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
Investment models.
Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new
technology.
Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and
issues relating to intellectual property rights.
Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
Disaster and disaster management.
Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking
sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention
Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with
terrorism
Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

PAPER-V

General Studies- IV: Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude
This paper will include questions to test the candidates’ attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, robity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society. Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects. The following broad areas will be covered.
Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude cover Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weakersections.
Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
Case Studies on above issues.

PAPER-VI & PAPER VII

Optional Subject Papers I & II
Candidates may choose any optional subject from amongst the list of subjects given in para 2 (Group 1).However, if a candidate has graduated in any of the literatures of languages indicated in Group-2 , with theliterature as the main subject, then the candidate can also opt for that particular literature subject as anoptional subject.

Language Script
Assamese Assamese
Bengali Bengali
Gujarati Gujarati
Hindi Devanagari
Kannada Kannada
Kashmiri Persian
Konkani Devanagari
Malayalam Malayalam
Manipuri Bengali
Marathi Devanagari
Nepali Devanagari
Oriya Oriya
Punjabi Gurumukhi
Sanskrit Devanagari
Sindhi Devanagari or Arabic
Tamil Tamil
Telugu Telugu
Urdu Persian
Bodo Devanagari
Dogri Devanagari
Maithilli Devanagari
Santhali Devanagari or Olchiki
Note : For Santali language, question paper will be printed in Devanagari script; but candidates will be free
to answer either in Devanagari script or in Olchiki.

Civil Services Revised Mains Test Series & Crash Course for 2013 Examination

2. List of optional subjects for Main Examination
Group-1
(i) Agriculture Notes available only in English medium
(ii) Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Notes available only in English medium
(iii) Anthropology Notes available only in English medium
(iv) Botany Notes available only in English medium
(v) Chemistry
(vi) Civil Engineering
(vii) Commerce and Accountancy
(viii) Economics Notes available only in English medium
(ix) Electrical Engineering
(x) Geography Notes available only in Hindi & English medium
(xi) Geology Notes available only in English medium
(xii) History Notes available only in Hindi & English medium
(xiii) Law Notes available only in English medium
(xiv) Management
(xv) Mathematics Notes available only in English medium
(xvi) Mechanical Engineering
(xvii) Medical Science Notes available only in English medium
(xviii) Philosophy Notes available only in English medium
(xix) Physics Notes available only in English medium
(xx) Political Science and International Relations Notes available only in English medium
(xxi) Psychology Notes available only in English medium
(xxii) Public Administration Notes available only in Hindi & English medium
(xxiii) Sociology Notes available only in English medium
(xxiv) Statistics Notes available only in English medium
(xxv) Zoology Notes available only in English medium

Group-2

Literature of any one of the following languages:
Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, English.
NOTE:
(i) The question papers for the examination will be of conventional (essay) type.
(ii) Each paper will be of three hours duration.
(iii) Candidates will have the option to answer all the question papers, except Section 2 of the Paper-I (English
comprehension and English précis) in English or Hindi. If the candidate has had his/ her graduation in any of
the following language mediums using the particular language medium for qualifying the graduate level
examination, then he/she may opt for that particular language medium to answer all the question papers, except
Section 2 of the Paper-I (English comprehension and English précis).
Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam,
Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu
(iv) However, in the interest of maintaining the quality and standards of examination, a minimum number of 25
(twenty-five) candidates should opt for a specific language medium for answering the question papers in that
language medium. In case there are less than 25 (twentyfive) candidates opting for any approved language
medium (other than English or Hindi), then those candidates will be required to write their examination either
in Hindi or in English only.
(v) Candidates exercising the option to answer Papers in any one of the languages mentioned above may,
if they so desire, give English version within brackets of only the description of the technical terms, if any, in
addition to the version in the language opted by them. Candidates should, however, note that if they misuse
the above rule, a deduction will be made on this account from the total marks otherwise accruing to them and
in extreme cases; their script(s) will not be valued for being in an unauthorized medium.
(vi) The question papers (other than the literature of language papers) will be set in Hindi and English only.
(vii) The details of the syllabi are set out in Part B of Section III.

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