Important topics must covered before UPSC 2017 Civil Services Prelims Exam
The Union Public Service Commission is going to conduct the Civil Services Preliminary examination on 18th June 2017. The civil services Examination is considered as one of the most perplexing examinations in India. Lots of aspirants appear for the Civil Services Examination every year and hardly 1000 candidates crack the examination. This clearly indicates the hard competition and tough nature of the examination.
Syllabus for Civil Services Preliminary Examination:
General studies paper I
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 specialization General Science
General Studies Paper II
Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
Logical reasoning and analytical 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)
UPSC Civil Services Exam Question Paper trends of past 4 years (2013 to 2016)
The table shows the past 4 year’s trend. The questions from UPSC Civil Services preliminary examination 2013- 2016 is blended with current affairs. The questions from each topic were not asked directly. They all had the flavor of current affairs. In the first sight, the nature of the question seems like current affairs. But if you dissect it intelligently you can find the elements of core concepts. UPSC never asks a question without reason. In this point, solving previous paper becomes significant. By solving previous years question the paper candidate can generate the idea about the questions asked by UPSC for civil services preliminary examination.
Geography, Agriculture& Environment
History & Culture
Science & tech.
Defense & others
This section is dedicated to important articles related to UPSC Civil Services Preparation.
To crack this examination the aspirants need right assistance and a meticulously designed study plan. It will enhance your self-confidence and helps you stay focused till you achieve your dream. When you are under the right guidance, the hard work you put will absolutely yield results. Here we are giving you right assistance. Based on previous year question paper, we are providing the important topics for each subject to crack civil services preliminary 2017.
Geography and Environment:
BS-IV, BS-VI norms also Euro III, IV,V norms
Rings of fire
Indian Handloom industry
Brahmaputra River, Lohit River, Sadia Bridge
Mountain ranges in eastern Himalaya mapping
Fifth mode of transportation (HYPERLOOP)
National Water ways
Ultra mega solar power projects
Formation of estuaries
Air quality index
Kigali Agreement, HFC, Montreal Protocol, Viennaconvention
Geography of Chhabahaar port, south china sea
Industrial Pollutants and its effects
NATIONAL GREEN TRIBUNAL
National water Framework bill, 2016
Geography of Great Barrier Reef, coral bleaching and everything related to Corals
Ganga and Yamuna as living entity
All biospherereserves, national parks, Ramsar site
History, Art & Culture:
Shri Guru Gobind Singh
Tawang Monetaryalso geography of Tawang, tribes belonging to Tawang region
Jainism, Buddhism from old NCERT
Gandhiji’s Satyagrah (Champaranya)
( revise Old NCERT modern India)
Gist of first three chapters of India year book
Economics & Development, Important Govt. Schemes:
All government flagship schemes: specially employment generation and agriculture related
Payment and small banks, Authority of RBI regarding demonetization or remonetisation
Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, also procedure and criteria for becoming member of EU
(NCERT constitution at work)
Revise M.Laxmikant in last 10 days once
Science and Technology:
Denial of service attack in India, Ronsomware
Food safety and standard (fortification of foods) regulation,2016
Antibiotic resistant bacteria
Intercontinental ballistic missile
GSLV, ISRO’s successful satellite launching in 2016
National health policy, 2017
Foot and mouth disease
Kudankulam atomic power plant
V5 chemical (used to killed Brother of North Korean king)
GSLV MAKIII, Basics of geostationary orbit, cryogenic engine etc
Revision of last 5 chapters of 12th biology book &all blue boxes important information of 6th to 10 th NCERT
Believe in yourself, Give your 100% no matter what.
Revision is key to clear UPSC prelims, revise as max as possible
Solve only one question paper a day preferably in the same time slot as actual exam i.e. 9.30 to 12
If you are weak in CSAT also solve at CSAT paper a day ( preferably last year’s questions paper)
On 18th June, 2017 be at center 30 min before exam, carry your hall ticket, Identity proof, Ball pen (as mentioned in instructions), water bottle.
Avoid silly mistake ( careful reading is important, every single marks is important)
Keep your attempt range optimal, avoid random guesses, intellectual guesses and elimination techniques will help.
Read carefully words like Correct, Incorrect, Not, Only, Always etc.
Keep body hydrated and have fresh fruits, this is weather changing span so maintain your health
Have sound sleep for 7-9 hours (less sleep will lead to stress)
Best of Luck for all serious aspirants, may all you succeed with bright colours.
P.S: This list is not at all comprehensive, but the above mentioned issues should not be missed to revise. It’s just a guideline or checklist for last 10 days revision. Continue with your routine but do revise these topics.
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