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Someone of you please get the Mains exam syllabus of Indian Revenue Service (IRS) exam, so that I can remember the information?
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Old September 14th, 2017, 11:41 AM
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As you want to know Indian Revenue Service (IRS) mains exam syllabus, here I will help you for that so that you can check it.

Mains exam syllabus
The written examination will consist of the following papers:
Paper I - Modern Indian language - 300 Marks
Qualifying nature: Marks not counted, Passing mandatory

Comprehension of given passages
Precis Writing
Usage and Vocabulary
Short Essay
Translation from English to the Indian language and vice-versa

Note 1: The Papers on Indian Languages and English will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature only. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking.

Note 2: The candidates will have to answer the English and Indian Languages papers in English and the respective Indian language (except where translation is involved).

Paper II - English - 300 marks
Qualifying nature: Marks not counted, passing mandatory

The aim of the paper is to test the candidates' ability to read and understand serious discursive prose, and to express his ideas clearly and correctly, in English and Indian Language concerned.

The pattern of questions would be broadly as follows:-
Comprehension of given passages
Precis Writing
Usage and Vocabulary
Short Essay

Paper III - Essay - 250 Marks
To be written in the medium or language of the candidate's choice
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

Paper IV - General Studies - I250 Marks

(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 countryHistory 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 sub-continent); 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 water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

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