UPSC Mains Optional Subjects Syllabus

UPSC Civil Services (Mains) Examination Medical Science Syllabus

Paper ‘ I 1. Human Anatomy: Applied anatomy including blood and nerve supply of upper and lower limbs and joints of shoulder, hip and knee. Gross anatomy, blood supply and lymphatic drainage of tongue, thyroid, mammary’ gland, stomach, liver, prostate,… Read More

UPSC Civil Services (Mains) Examination Philosophy Syllabus

Paper ‘ I History and Problems of Philosophy: Plato and Aristotle:’Ideas; Substance; Form and Matter; Causation; Actuality and Potentiality. Rationalism (Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz):’Cartesian Method and Certain Knowledge; Substance; God; Mind-Body Dualism; Determinism and Freedom. Empiricism (Locke, Berkeley, Hume):’Theory of Knowledge;… Read More

UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary Examination) Syllabus

General Studies Paper 1 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,… Read More

UPSC Civil Services (Mains) Examination Physics Syllabus

Paper ‘ I: 1.’ Mechanics of Particles: Laws of motion; conservation of energy and momentum, applications to rotating frames, centripetal and Coriolis accelerations; Motion under a central force; Conservation of angular momentum, Kepler’s laws; Fields and potentials; Gravitational field’ and… Read More

UPSC Civil Services (Mains) Examination Political Science & International Relations Syllabus

Paper ‘ I Political Theory and Indian Politics: Political Theory: meaning and approaches. Theories of the State: Liberal, Neoliberal, Marxist, Pluralist, Post-colonial and feminist. Justice: Conceptions of justice with special reference to Rawl’s theory of justice and its communitarian critiques…. Read More

UPSC Civil Services (Mains) Examination Sociology Syllabus

Paper ‘ I: 1. Fundamentals of Society: (a) Modernity and social changes in Europe and emergence of sociology. (b) Scope of the subject and comparison with other social sciences.(c) Sociology and common sense. 2. Sociology as Science: (a) Science, scientific… Read More

UPSC Civil Services (Mains) Examination Zoology Syllabus

Paper ‘ I: 1. Non-chordata and Chordata: (a) Classification and relationship of various phyla up to subclasses: Acoelomate and Coelomate, Protostomes and Deuterostomes, Bilateria and Radiata; Status of Protista, Parazoa, Onychophora and Hemichordata; Symmetry. (b) Protozoa: Locomotion, nutrition, reproduction, sex;… Read More

UPSC Civil Services (Mains) Examination Mechanical Engineering Syllabus

Paper ‘ I 1. Mechanics: Mechanics of rigid bodies: Equations of equilibrium in space and its application; first and second moments of area; simple problems on friction; kinematics of particles for plane motion; elementary particle dynamics. Mechanics of deformable bodies:… Read More

UPSC Civil Services (Mains) Examination Mathematics Syllabus

Paper ‘ I: 1. Linear Algebra:’ Vector spaces over R and C, linear dependence and independence, subspaces, bases, dimension; Linear transformations, rank and nullity, matrix of a linear transformation. Algebra of Matrices; Row and column reduction, Echelon form, congruence’s and… Read More

UPSC Civil Services (Mains) Examination Management Syllabus

The candidate should make a study of the concept and development of management as science and art drawing upon the contributions of leading thinkers of management and apply the concepts to the real life of government and business decision making… Read More