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Default Re: IAS prelim application form dates

UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination for the year 2014, to be held in August 24 in order to select candidates for the Civil Services Mains Exams. Following are the details of this examination:

Important dates:
Date of notification: May 17, 2014.
Last date for the receipt of application: June 16, 2014.
Date of examination: Aug 24, 2014.

IAS Prelims Pattern and Syllabus
General Studies Paper I
Maximum marks: 200
Number of Questions: 100
Total Time: 120 minutes (02 hours)

Syllabus
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
Maximum marks: 200
Number of Questions: 80
Total Time: 120 minutes (02 hours)

Syllabus
Comprehension
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)
English language comprehension skills (Class X level)
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