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viewers , guests a note here

Posted: October 1, 2010 in syllabus_2010

viewers , guests, friends who ever view my blog here is note for u …

literature10, syllabus10 = i’ve given the new syllabus for the year 2010 mains..this new syllabus was announced by upsc itself…

so please dont get & put urself in confusion .. saying this that in different websites different syllabus which one to follow…

i’ve taken these latest syllabus from upsc itself….reason  is that .. 3 viewers who viewed my blog had requested me to post the new syllabus for mains as bcoz for them upsc website was not opening .. & they wanted to know about what’s the new syllabus is…

so i’ve done it..

i’ve updated latest syllabus of all subjects of mains & few literature subjects only…as per UPSC…!!!!!!!!



p.a. mains focussed view

Posted: August 24, 2010 in syllabus_2010
  • i start from here just for ur knowledge purpose..
  • p.a. consists of paper 1 & 2 .
  • each paper consists of 300 marks total of 600 marks.

– u no need to read the two papers separately. offcourse but for some chapters only u need to read separately.
– the integrated approach to the completion of syllabus is always desirable.
– this saves time & provides in-depth understanding of the subject matter in a realistic manner.

chapters which u have to read while covering paper 1 with paper 2 are: (means while u read paper 1 itself u can cover few topics of paper 2 also) how? :
– there are many topics of paper 2 which are covered in paper 1 itself.
– these topics r repeated even in paper 2 also.
– so for these particular topics u no need to give special attention & study.

topics which u can cover with paper 1 & 2 are :

ministries & departments (paper 1 chapter 4 organisations & the same topic in paper 2 chapter no 4 union government & administration)
boards & commissions (paper 1 chapter 4 organisation & same in paper 2 chapter 4 union government & administration)
field organisation (in paper 1 chapter 4 organisation as field relationship & in paper 2 chapter 4 union government & administration as field organisations)
structure, recruitment, training , capacity-building (paper 1 chapter 9 personnel administration recruitment to pay & service conditions & paper 2 chapter 8 civil services almost all r same as bcoz personnel administration is also consisting of civil service recruitment, training etc., so here u can read the same, but slightly little change, read it in different way here & there).
code of conduct (paper 1 chapter 9 & same in paper 2 chapter 8 civil services)
grievance redressal mechanism (paper 1 chapter 9 personnel administration & same in paper 2 chapter 8
impact of liberalization & privatization (paper 1 chapter 1 introduction & same in paper 2 chapter 3 public sector undertakings: read little bit differently according to topic)
budget as political instrument (paper 1 chapter 12 budget types & forms, budget process & in paper 2 chapter 9 financial management as budget the political instrument : here read all the topics which comes under budget like meaning, process, types, forms, how important is budget for country like india, what is the major role of budget etc.,)
role of finance ministry in monetary & fiscal area (paper 2 chapter 6 state govt & administration as role of finance commission & paper 2 chapter 9 financial management as role of finance ministry monetary & fiscal policy : read all topics covered & comes under finance commission like when it was started, whats the purpose of finance commission, how important is FC etc.,)
accounting techniques, audit (paper 1 chapter 12 as financial accountability & paper 2 chapter 9 as accounting techniques, audit)
human resource development (paper 1 chapter 9 importance of HRD & paper 2 chapter 10 as reforms in HRD)
financial management (paper 1 chapter 11 chapter as management techniques like PERT, CPM & paper 2 chapter 10 as reforms in financial management)

all the above chapters are same to same : so while u read paper 1 itself , detailly cover up all the above paper 2 topics , so that u dont feel any difficulty in reading paper 2 further.
u should also learn few diagrams even in p.a. to link to ur answers this can fetch some more marks…
other chapters read it separetly as bcoz topics are totally different.

still more coming on this topics view it latter…

The Following Combinations are NOT allowed by the UPSC

  1. Political Science & International relations and Pubilc Administration
  2. Commerce & Accountancy and Management
  3. Anthropopgy and Sociology
  4. Mathematics and Statistice
  5. Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  6. Management and Public Administration
  7. Any two branches of engineering
  8. Animal Husbandry & Veterimary Science and Mediacal Science
  9. Combination if two Literatures

1. History of Modern India and Indian Culture

The History of Modern India will cover history of the Country from about the middle of nineteenth century and would also include questions on important personalities who shaped the freedom movement and social reforms. The part relating to Indian culture will cover all aspects of Indian culture from the ancient to modern times as well as principal features of literature, arts and architecture.

2.            Geography of India

In this part, questions will be on the physical, economic and social geography of India.

3.            Constitution of India and Indian Polity

This part will include questions on the Constitution of India as well as all constitutional, legal, administrative and other issues emerging from the politico-administrative system prevalent in the country.

4.            Current National Issues and Topics of Social Relevance

This part is intended to test the candidate’s awareness of current national issues and topics of social relevance in present-day India, such as the following:

(i)           The Indian economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.

(ii)         Issues arising from the social and economic exclusion of large sections from the benefits of development.

(iii)       Other issues relating to the development and management of human resource.

(iv)        Health issues including the management of Public Health, Health education and ethical concerns regarding health-care, medical research and pharmaceuticals.

(v)          Law enforcement, internal security and related issues such as the preservation of communal harmony.

(vi)        Issues relating to good governance and accountability to the citizens including the maintenance of human rights, and of probity in public life.

(vii)      Environmental issues, ecological preservation, conservation of natural resources and national heritage.


1.         India and the World

This part will include questions to test candidate’s awareness of India’s relationship with the world in various spheres such as the following:-

Foreign Affairs with special emphasis on India’s relations with neighbouring countries and in the region.

Security and defence related matters.

Nuclear policy, issues, and conflicts.

The Indian Diaspora and its contribution to India and the world.

2.            India’s Economic Interaction with the World

In this part, questions will be on economic and trade issues such as  foreign trade, foreign investment; economic and diplomacy issues relating to oil, gas and energy flows;  the role and functions of I.M.F., World Bank, W.T.O., WIPO etc. which influence India’s economic interaction with other countries and international institutions.

3. Developments in the Field of Science & Technology, IT and space

In this part, questions will test the candidate’s awareness of the developments in the field of science and technology, information technology, space and basic ideas about computers, robotics, nanotechnology, biotechnology and related issues regarding intellectual property rights.

4.            International Affairs and Institutions

This part will include questions on important events in world affairs and on international institutions.

5.            Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams

This part will test the candidate’s ability to draw conclusions from information presented in statistical, graphical or diagrammatical form and to interpret them.