Civil Services Exam

Syllabus – Mains

Agriculture

Ecology and its relevance to man-Agroecology-Advance tools for ecosystem-Soil-Water-PAPER‐2-Cell structure-Diagnosis of pests

Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science

Animal Nutrition-Partitioning of food energy within the animal-Animal Physiology-Physiology of blood and its circulation

Anthropology

PAPER‐I-Meaning, Scope and development of Anthropology-The Nature of Culture-Human Genetics-PAPER‐II-Demographic profile of India

Assamese

PAPER I-Language-Literary Criticism and Literary History-PAPER II-Râmâyana-Mor Jeevan Soñwaran

Bengali

The chronological track from Proto Indo-European to Bangla-Points of difference between modern and pre-modern Bangla Literature-Vaishnava Padavali

Bodo

Homeland, language family-Vocabulary and its sources-General introduction of Bodo folk Literature-Khonthai-Methai

Botany

Microbiology and Plant Pathology-Cryptogams-Phanerogams-Plant Resource Development

Chemistry

Atomic Structure-Chemical bonding-Solid State-Gaseous State and Transport Phenomenon-Liquid State

Civil Engineering

Engineering Mechanics-Strength of Materials-Structural Analysis-Structural Steel Design-Fluid Mechanics

Commerce and Accountancy

Financing Accounting-Cost Accounting-Taxation-Auditing-Financial Management-Indian Financial System

Dogri

Dogri language-Linguistic boundaries of Dogri-Morphology of Dogri-Poetry-Azadi Paihle Di Dogri Kavita

Economics

Marshallian and Walrasian Approaches to Price determination-Advance Macro Economics-Money‐Banking and Finance-International Economics

Electrical Engineering

Circuit components-LTI systems-Maxwell’s equations-Analog Electronics-Digital Electronics-Energy Conversion-Power Electronics and Electric Drives-Analog Communication

English

William Shakespeare : King Lear and The Tempest-John Donne-John Milton-Alexander Pope-William Wordsworth-Alfred Tennyson-Henrik Ibsen-Jonathan Swift-Jane Austen

Geography

Geomorphology-Climatology-Oceanography-Biogeography-Environmental Geography-Perspectives in Human Geography-Economic Geography-Population and Settlement Geography

Geology

General Geology-Geomorphology and Remote Sensing-Structural Geology-Paleontology-Indian Stratigraphy-Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology-Mineralogy

Gujarati

History of Gujarati Language-Jaina tradition-Sudharak yug-Literary Forms-Narratives : Rasa, Akhyan and Padyavarta

Hindi

History of Hindi Language and Nagari Lipi-History of Hindi Literature-Katha Sahitya-Drama & Theatre

History

Archaeological sources-Pre‐history and Proto‐history-Megalithic Cultures-Aryans and Vedic Period-Period of Mahajanapadas

Kannada

History of Kannada Language-Poetics and Literary Criticism-Cultural History of Karnataka-Old Kannada Literature

kashmiri

Genealogical relationship of the Kashmiri language: various theories-An analytical study of the short story in Kashmiri

Konkani

History of the Konkani Language-Literature-Textual Criticism-Prose-Poetry

Law

Constitutional and administrative-International Law-Law of Crimes-Law of Torts-Contemporary Legal Developments

Maithili

History of Maithili Language-Literature-Poetry-Vidyapati Geet-Shati-Varna Ratnakar

Malayalam

Early phase of Malayalam Language-Linguistic features-Standardisation of Malayalam-Ancient and Medieval Literature

Management

Managerial Function and Process-Organisational Behaviour and Design-Human Resource Management-Accounting for Managers-Financial Management-Marketing Management-Quantitative Techniques in Decision‐making

Manipuri

Language-General characteristics of Manipuri Language-Literary History of Manipuri-Poetry and Epic

Marathi

Language and Folk‐lore-History of Marathi Literature-Literary Criticism-Prose

Mathematics

Linear Algebra-Calculus-Analytic Geometry-Ordinary Differential Equations-Dynamics and Statics-Vector Analysis-Algebra

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanics of Rigid Bodies-Engineering Materials-Theory of Machines-Manufacturing Process-Management

Medical Science

Human Anatomy-Human Physiology-Biochemistry-Pathology-Microbiology-Pharmacology

Nepali

History of the origin and development of Nepali-Fundamentals of Nepali Grammar and phonology-Santa Jnandil Das : Udaya Lahari

Odia

History of Odia Language-Literature-Poetry-Drama-Novel-Short Story

Paper 1 – Essay

Candidates may be required to write essays on multiple topics. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas

Paper 2 – General Studies 1

Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society-Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms

Paper 3 – General Studies 2

Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations-Indian Constitution

Paper 4 – General Studies 3

Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management

Paper 5 – General Studies 4

Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude-Ethics and Human Interface-Attitude-Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration

Philosophy

History and Problems of Philosophy-Plato and Aristotle-Rationalism-Empiricism

Physchology

Foundations of Psychology-Introduction-Methods of Psychology-Research methods-Development of Human Behaviour

Physics

Mechanics of Particles-Rigid Bodies-Continuous Media-Special Relativity

Political Science and International Relations

Political Theory and Indian Politics-Indian Nationalism-Comparative Political Analysis and International Politics-India and the World

Public Administration

Administration Theory-Introduction-Administrative Thought-Administrative Behaviour-Organisations

Punjabi

Origin of Punjabi Language; different stages of development and recent development in Punjabi Language; characteristics of Punjabi phonology and the study of its tones; classification of vowels and consonants.

Sanskrit

Significant features of the grammar, with particular stress on Sanjna, Sandhi, Karaka, Samasa, Kartari and Karmani vacyas (voice usages) (to be answered in Sanskrit)

Santhali

History of Santhali Language

1. Main Austric Language family, population and distribution.
2. Grammatical structure of Santhali Language.

Sindhi

Origin and evolution of Sindhi language—views of different scholars-Significant linguistic features of Sindhi language

Sociology

Sociology ‐ The Discipline-Sociology as Science-Research Methods and Analysis-Sociological Thinkers

Statistics

Probability-Statistical Inference-Linear Inference and Multivariate Analysis-Sampling Theory and Design of Experiments

Syllabus – Qualifying Papers

Indian Languages-English-Comprehension of given passages-Precis Writing-Usage and Vocabulary-Short Essays

Tamil

History of Tamil Language-Literature-Devotional Literature-Recent trends in Tamil Studies-Folk literature in Tamil-Cultural Heritage of the Tamils

Telugu

Language-Place of Telugu among Dravidian languages and its antiquity-Literature-Nannaya-Dushyanta Chritra (Adiparva 4th Canto verses 5—109)

Urdu

Development of Urdu Language-Genres and their development-Mir Amman : Bagho-Babar

Zoology

Non‐chordata and Chordata-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.