UPSC MAINS Indian Language Bengali Syllabus 2017

Get UPSC MAINS INDIAN LANGUAGE BENGALI SYLLABUS 2017 details. Earlier we’ve provided UPSC Mains Indian Language Paper List.  Also read UPSC Mains Exam Pattern 2017. In IAS mains exam there are 2 optional papers in UPSC civil services mains exam. In UPSC mains examination paper 6&7 are optional subject papers. Bengali is one of the optional in the IAS main exam. You can opt for the Bengali language as an optional subject, if you have graduated in the literature of Bengali language as the main subject. With well-planned strategies, you can easily score well in the Bengali literature. Interest should be the prime criteria for choosing any optional. Each Bengali paper consists of 250 marks. Duration for each Bengali mains paper is 3 hours. Here is a detailed syllabus of civil services Bengali mains exam.

UPSC MAINS INDIAN LANGUAGE BENGALI SYLLABUS

UPSC MAINS INDIAN LANGUAGE BENGALI SYLLABUS 2017

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UPSC MAINS INDIAN LANGUAGE BENGALI SYLLABUS Paper 1

History of Language and Literature. Answers must be written in Bengali.
Section-A
Topics from the History of Bangla language

  1. The chronological track from Proto Indo-European to Bangla (Family tree with branches and approximate dates).
  2. Historical stages of Bangla (Old, Middle, New) and their linguistic features.
  3. Dialects of Bangla and their distinguishing characteristics.
  4. Elements of Bangla Vocabulary.
  5. Forms of Bangla Literary Prose- Sadhu and Chalit.
  6. Processes of language change relevant for Bangla.
    Apinihiti (Anaptyxis), Abhishruti (umlaut), Murdhanyibhavan (cerebralization), Nasikyibhavan (Nasalization), Samibhavan (Assimilation), Sadrishya (Analogy), Svaragama (Vowel insertion)-Adi Svaragama, Madhya Svaragama or Svarabhakti, Antya Svaragama, Svarasangati (Vowel hormony), yshruti and w-shruti.
  7. Problems of standardization and reform of alphabet and spelling, and those of transliteration and Romanization.
  8. Phonology, Morphology and Syntax of Modern Bangla. (Sounds of Modern Bangla, Conjuncts; word formations, compounds; basic sentence patterns.)

Section-B
Topics from the History of Bangla Literature

  1. Periodization of Bangla Literature : Old Bangla and Middle Bangla.
  2. Points of difference between modern and pre-modern Bangla Literature.
  3. Roots and reasons behind the emergence of modernity in Bangla Literature.
  4. Evolution of various Middle Bangla forms : Mangal kavyas, Vaishnava lyrics, Adapted narratives (Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavata) and religious biographies.
  5. Secular forms in middle Bangla literature.
  6. Narrative and lyric trends in the nineteenth century Bangla poetry.
  7. Development of prose.
  8. Bangla dramatic literature (nineteenth century, Tagore, Post-1944 Bangla drama).
  9. Tagore and post-Tagoreans.
  10. Fiction, major authors : (Bankimchandra, Tagore, Saratchandra, Bibhutibusan, Tarasankar, Manik).
  11. Women and Bangla literature : creators and created.

UPSC MAINS INDIAN LANGUAGE BENGALI SYLLABUS Paper 2


Prescribed texts for close study.
Answers must be written in Bengali.

Section-A

Prescribed texts for close study.
Answers must be written in Bengali.

Section-A

  1. Vaishnava Padavali (Calcutta University) Poems of Vidyapati, Chandidas, Jnanadas, Govindadas and Balaramdas.
  2. Chandimangal Kalketu episode by Mukunda (Sahitya Akademi).
  3. Chaitanya Charitamrita Madya Lila, by Krishnadas Kaviraj (Sahitya Akademi).
  4. Meghnadbadh Kavya by Madhusudan Dutta.
  5. Kapalkundala by Bankimchandra Chattarjee.
  6. Samya and Bangadesher Krishak by Bankimchandra Chatterjee.
  7. Sonar Tari by Rabindranath Tagore.
  8. Chhinnapatravali by Rabindranath Tagore.Section-B
  9. Raktakarabi by Rabindranath Tagore.
  10. Nabajatak by Rabindranath Tagore.
  11. Grihadaha by Saratchandra Chatterjee.
  12. Prabandha Samgraha Vol. 1, by Pramatha Choudhuri.
  13. Aranyak by Bibhutibhusan Banerjee
  14. Short stories by Manik Bandyo-padhyay : Atashi Mami, Pragaitihasik, Holud-Pora, Sarisrip, Haraner Natjamai, Chhoto-Bokulpurer Jatri, Kustharogir Bou, Jakey Ghush Ditey Hoy.
  15. Shrestha Kavita by Jibanananda Das.
  16. Jagori by Satinath Bhaduri.
  17. Ebam Indrajit by Badal Sircar.

Remember not to commit grammatical mistakes. Improve writing skills for IAS Bengali literature exam. Handwriting should be legible for IAS mains exam. A good command over the language is always helpful. Analytical and unconventional questions are appearing in previous papers so while preparing student should keep IAS Bengali main syllabus and previous papers for reference.

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UPSC MAINS Language Paper Dogri Syllabus 2017

UPSC IAS MAINS LANGUAGE PAPER DOGRI SYLLABUS. Get CIVIL SERVICES MAINS LANGUAGE PAPER DOGRI EXAM SYLLABUS details. Get UPSC IAS/Civil Services MAINS Syllabus, Paper structure & Applicable Topics covered in UPSC MAINS LANGUAGE PAPER DOGRI EXAM Syllabus. Earlier we’ve provided IAS MAINS Exam Pattern & Structure for 2017 & 2018 exams. Also Read UPSC MAINS INDIAN HISTORY Syllabus, UPSC MAINS CHEMISTRY PAPER SYLLABUS & TOPICS , UPSC MAINS COMMERCE SYLLABUS & Topics 2017. CIVIL SERVICES LANGUAGE PAPER – DOGRI MAIN SYLLABUS 2017: In civil services mains exam there are 2 optional papers in UPSC civil services mains exam. In upsc mains examination paper 6&7 are optional subject papers. Dogri is one of the optional in the IAS main exam. You can opt for the Dogri language as an optional subject, if you have graduated in the literature of Dogri language as the main subject. With well-planned strategies, you can easily score well in the Dogri literature. Interest should be the prime criteria for choosing any optional. Each Dogri paper consists of 250 marks. Duration for each Dogri mains paper is 3 hours. Here is a detailed syllabus of IAS Dogri mains exam.

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CIVIL SERVICES MAINS LANGUAGE PAPER – DOGRI SYLLABUS Paper-I
History of Dogri Language and Literature
(Answers must be written in Dogri)
Section-A
History of Dogri Language

  1. Dogri language : Origin and development through different stages.
  2. Linguistic boundaries of Dogri and its dialects.
  3. Characteristic features of Dogri language.
  4. Structure of Dogri Language :
    (a) Sound Structure : Segmental : Vowels and Consonants Non-Segmental : Length, Stress, Nasalization, Tone and Juncture.
    (b) Morphology of Dogri :
    (i) Inflection Categories : Gender, Number, Case, Person, Tense and Voice.
    (ii) Word Formation : use of prefixes, infixes and suffixes.
    (iii) Vocabulary : Tatsam, tadbhav, foreign and regional.
    (c) Sentence Structure : Major Sentence – types and their constituents, agreement and concord in Dogri syntax.
  5. Dogri Language and Scripts : Dogre/Dogra Akkhar, Devanagari and Persian.

Section-B

History of Dogri Literature :

  1. A brief account of Pre-independence Dogri Literature : Poetry & Prose.
  2. Development of modern Dogri Poetry and main trends in Dogri Poetry.
  3. Development of Dogri short-story, main trends & prominent short-story writers.
  4. Development of Dogri Novel, main trends & contribution of Dogri Novelists.
  5. Development of Dogri Drama & contribution of prominent Playwrights.
  6. Development of Dogri Prose : Essays, Memoirs & Travelogues.
  7. An introduction to Dogri Folk literature
    – Folk songs, Folk tales & Ballads.

CIVIL SERVICES MAINS LANGUAGE PAPER – DOGRI SYLLABUS Paper 2
Textual Cristisim of Dogri Literature
(Answers must be written in Dogri)

Section-A
Poetry

  1. Azadi Paihle Di Dogri Kavita. The following poets : Devi Ditta, Lakkhu, Ganga Ram, Ramdhan, Hardutt, Pahari Gandhi Baba Kanshi Ram & Permanand Almast.
  2. Modern Dogri Poetry Azadi Bad Di Dogri Kavita The following poets : Kishan Smailpuri, Tara Smailpuri, Mohan Lal Sapolia, Yash Sharma, K.S. Madhukar, Padma Sachdev, Jitendra Udhampuri, Charan Singh and Prakash Premi.
  3. Sheeraza Dogri Number 102, Ghazal Ank.
    The following poets : Ram Lal Sharma, Ved Pal Deep, N.D. Jamwal, Shiv Ram Deep, Ashwini Magotra and Virendra Kesar.
  4. Sheeraza Dogri Number 147, Ghazal Ank The following poets : R.N. Shastri, Jitendra Udhampuri, Champa Sharma and Darshan Darshi.
  5. Ramayan (Epic) by Shambhu Nath Sharma (upto Ayodhya Kand)
  6. Veer Gulab (Khand Kavya) by Dinoo Bhai Pant.

Section-B

Prose

  1. Ajakani Dogri Kahani The following short story writers : Madan Mohan Sharma, Narendra Khajuria and B.P. Sathe.
  2. Ajakani Dogri Kahani Part-II The following Short Story writters : Ved Rahi, Narsingh Dev Jamwal, Om Goswami, Chhattrapal, Lalit Magotra, Chaman Arora and Ratan Kesar.
  3. Khatha Kunj Bhag II The following Story writters : Om Vidyarthi, Champa Sharma and Krishan Sharma
  4. Meel Patthar (collection of short stories) by Bandhu Sharma
  5. Kaiddi (Novel) by Desh Bandhu Dogra Nutan
  6. Nanga Rukkh (Novel) by O.P. Sharma Sarathi.
  7. Nayaan (Drama) by Mohan Singh.
  8. Satrang (A collection of one act plays) The following pay wrights : Vishwa Nath Khajuria, Ram Nath Shastri, Jitendra Sharma, Lalit Magotra and Madan Mohan Sharma.
  9. Dogri Lalit Nibandh The following authors : Vishwa Nath Khajuria, Narayan Mishra, Balkrishan Shastri, Shiv Nath, Shyam Lal Sharma, Lakshmi Narayan, D.C. Prashant, Ved Ghai, Kunwar Viyogi.

Remember not to commit grammatical mistakes. Improve writing skills for IAS Dogri literature exam. Handwriting should be legible for IAS mains exam. A good command over the language is always helpful. Analytical and unconventional questions are appearing in previous papers so while preparing student should keep IAS Dogri syllabus and previous papers for reference.

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CIVIL SERVICES MAINS Language Paper English Syllabus 2017

UPSC IAS MAINS ENGLISH EXAM SYLLABUS. Get CIVIL SERVICES MAINS ENGLISH EXAM SYLLABUS details. Get UPSC IAS/Civil Services MAINS Syllabus, Paper structure & Applicable Topics covered in UPSC  ENGLISH EXAM Syllabus. Earlier we’ve provided IAS MAINS Exam Pattern & Structure for 2017 & 2018 exams. CIVIL SERVICES MAINS LANGUAGE PAPER ENGLISH SYLLABUS 2017: In civil services mains exam there are 2 optional papers in UPSC civil services mains exam. In upsc mains examination paper 6&7 are optional subject papers. English is one of the optional in the IAS main exam. You can opt for the English language as an optional subject, if you have graduated in the literature of English language as the main subject. With well-planned strategies, you can easily score well in the English literature. Interest should be the prime criteria for choosing any optional. Each English paper consists of 250 marks. Duration for each English mains paper is 3 hours. Here is a detailed syllabus of IAS English mains exam.

UPSC MAINS LANGUAGE PAPER ENGLISH SYLLABUS 2017

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The syllabus consists of two papers, designed to test a first-hand and critical reading of texts prescribed from the following periods in English Literature : Paper I : 1600-1900 and Paper II : 1900- 1990.

There will be two compulsory questions in each paper :
a) A short-notes question related to the topics for general study, and
b) A critical analysis of UNSEEN passages both in prose and verse.

CIVIL SERVICES MAINS LANGUAGE PAPER ENGLISH SYLLABUS Paper-I

Answers must be written in English. Texts for detailed study are listed below. Candidates will also be required to show adequate knowledge of the following topics and movements :

The Renaissance : Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama; Metaphysical Poetry; The Epic and the Mock-epic; Neo-classicism; Satire; The Romantic Movement; The Rise of the Novel; The Victorian Age.

Section-A

  1. William Shakespeare : King Lear and The Tempest.
  2. John Donne. The following poems :
    – Canonization;
    – Death be not proud;
    – The Good Morrow;
    – On his Mistress going to bed;
    – The Relic;
  3. John Milton : Paradise Lost, I, II, IV, IX
  4. Alexander Pope. The Rape of the Lock.
  5. William Wordsworth. The following poems:
    – Ode on Intimations of Immortality.
    – Tintern Abbey.
    – Three years she grew.
    – She dwelt among untrodden ways.
    – Michael.
    – Resolution and Independence.
    – The World is too much with us.
    – Milton, thou shouldst be living at this hour.
    – Upon Westminster Bridge.
  6. Alfred Tennyson : In Memoriam.
  7. Henrik Ibsen : A Doll’s House.

Section-B

  1. Jonathan Swift. Gulliver’s Travels.
  2. Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice.
  3. Henry Fielding. Tom Jones.
  4. Charles Dickens. Hard Times.
  5. George Eliot. The Mill on the Floss.
  6. Thomas Hardy. Tess of the d’Urbervilles.
  7. Mark Twain. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

CIVIL SERVICES MAINS LANGUAGE PAPER ENGLISH SYLLABUS Paper-2
Answers must be written in English. Texts for detailed study are listed below. Candidates will also be required to show adequate knowledge of the following topics and movements: Modernism; Poets of the Thirties; The stream-of-consciousness Novel; Absurd Drama; Colonialism and Post- Colonialism; Indian Writing in English; Marxist, Psychoanalytical and Feminist approaches to literature; Post- Modernism.

Section-A

  1. William Butler Yeats. The following poems:
    – Easter 1916
    – The Second Coming
    – A Prayer for my daughter.
    – Sailing to Byzantium.
    – The Tower.
    – Among School Children.
    – Leda and the Swan.
    – Meru
    – Lapis Lazuli
    – The Second Coming
    – Byzantium.
  2. T.S. Eliot. The following poems :
    – The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock
    – Journey of the Magi.
    – Burnt Norton.
  1. W.H. Auden. The following poems :
    – Partition
    – Musee des Beaux Arts
    – in Memory of W.B. Yeats
    – Lay your sleeping head, my love
    – The Unknown Citizen
    – Consider
    – Mundus Et Infans
    – The Shield of Achilles
    – September 1, 1939
    – Petition.
  2. John Osborne : Look Back in Anger.
  3. Samuel Beckett. Waiting for Godot.
  4. Philip Larkin. The following poems :
    – Next
    – Please
    – Deceptions
    – Afternoons
    – Days
    – Mr. Bleaney
  5. A.K. Ramanujan. The following poems :
    – Looking for a Causim on a Swing
    – A River
    – Of Mothers, among other Things
    – Love Poem for a Wife 1
    – Small-Scale Reflections on a Great House
    – Obituary (All these poems are available in the anthology Ten Twentieth Century Indian Poets, edited by R. Parthasarthy, published by Oxford University Press, New Delhi).

Section-B

  1. Joseph Conrad. Lord Jim
  2. James Joyce. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
  3. D.H. Lawrence. Sons and Lovers.
  4. E.M. Forster. A Passage to India.
  5. Virginia Woolf. Mrs Dalloway.
  6. Raja Rao. Kanthapura.
  7. V.S. Naipal. A House for Mr. Biswas.

Remember not to commit grammatical mistakes. Improve writing skills for IAS English literature exam. Handwriting should be legible for IAS mains exam. A good command over the language is always helpful. Analytical and unconventional questions are appearing in previous papers so while preparing student should keep IAS English main syllabus and previous papers for reference.

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Download UPSC IAS Mains Essay Question Papers 2009 to 2016. Get UPSC Civil Services Exam Previous Year Question Papers for UPSC IAS Mains Essay Paper Preparation. Get UPSC Mains Question Paper for 2016. Practicing on previous question papers is one of the significant step in civil services exam preparation. Hence SuperProfs has taken this initiative to provide UPSC Mains Question Paper of previous year i.e., 2016 and all previous years prior to 2016 question papers to keep all the IAS aspirants gearing up for civil services exam 2017 updated, as this will give an idea about the IAS Essay question paper (UPSC Mains Question Paper) pattern. We keep adding the latest UPSC civil service exams question papers as it will serve as sample papers to the IAS aspirants. Let’s check latest UPSC Mains Question Paper from this article. So, check our website frequently as we will be adding newer question papers so that UPSC aspirants stay updated.

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Civil Services Essay Paper Syllabus is a major concern for all the UPSC 2017 candidates. Here you can find out civil services mains essay paper syllabus. Here we answer the major questions about “How to prepare an essay and some previous topics asked in upsc essay writing ? “. Civil services mains essay paper is for 250 marks. Students have to write two essays, choosing one from each of the Section A & B, in about 1000 to 1200 words. Each section consists of four essay topics. Three hours’ duration for upsc mains essay paper.

Civil Services Essay Paper Syllabus

CIVIL SERVICES MAINS ESSAY PAPER SYLLABUS (paper 1): 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 in orderly fashion and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.

What is an Essay?

A short piece of writing on a particular subject. An essay is a piece of writing that methodically analyses and evaluates a topic or issue.  Fundamentally, an essay is designed to get your academic opinion on a particular matter. Many students get confused about the word ‘opinion’ in academic writing, and think that academic writing should just stick to reporting the facts and forget about opinion altogether.  However, there are important differences between an academic opinion and a personal opinion, and it’s important to grasp these when you’re putting together an essay: Writing a great essay is not about simply surveying and re-telling existing ideas. Instead, a good essay takes into account various opinions and points of view and puts forward an argument that reflects the writer’s informed opinion.  Before you begin planning any essay, then, it’s crucial to have a clear idea of what you think about your topic; you need to have a position, argument, or clear stance on a topic, that you defend with evidence and argument.

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  • Be the change you want to see in others (Gandhi)
  • Is the Colonial mentality hindering India’s Success
  • GDP (Gross Domestic Product) along with GDH (Gross Domestic Happiness) would be the right indices for judging the wellbeing of a country
  • Science and technology is the panacea for the growth and security of the nation

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Paper II: General Studies IMaximum Marks: 250

Duration: 3 Hours

  • 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 country.
  • History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redraw 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.

Paper III: General Studies- II Maximum Marks: 250

Duration: 3 Hours

 

  • Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations.
  • Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
  • Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of
  • powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
  • Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
  • Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries.
  • Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
  • Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary.   Ministries   and   Departments   of   the   Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
  • Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers,  functions and responsibilities of various constitutional Bodies.
  • Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.
  • Government   policies   and   interventions   for   development   in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
  • Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
  • Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and   States   and   the   performance   of   these   schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
  • Issues   relating   to   development   and   management   of   Social
  • Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
  • Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
  • Important      aspects      of      governance,      transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations,   and   potential;   citizens   charters,   transparency   & accountability and institutional and other measures.
  • Role of civil services in a democracy.
  • India and its neighborhood – relations.
  • Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
  • Effect   of   policies   and   politics   of   developed   and   developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
  • Important  International  institutions,  agencies  and  fora-  their structure, mandate.

Paper IV: General Studies III Maximum Marks: 250

Duration: 3 Hours

  • Technology,      Economic      Development,      and Bio        diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.
  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
  • Government Budgeting.
  • Major crops cropping  patterns in various  parts  of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems, storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.
  • Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support  prices;  Public  Distribution  System-  objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
  • Food  processing  and  related  industries  in  India-  scope  and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
  • Land reforms in India.
  • Effects  of  liberalization  on  the  economy,  changes  in  industrial policy and their effects on industrial
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
  • Investment models.
  • Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.
  • Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano- technology,   biotechnology   and   issues   relating   to   intellectual
  • property rights.
  • Conservation,     environmental     pollution and      degradation, environmental impact assessment.
  • Disaster and disaster management.
  • Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
  • Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
  • Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role  of  media  and  social  networking  sites  in  internal  security
  • challenges,  basics  of  cyber  security;  money-laundering  and  its prevention.
  • Security  challenges  and  their  management  in  border  areas;
  • linkages of organized crime with terrorism. Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

Paper V: General Studies IV Maximum Marks: 250

Duration: 3 Hours

  • Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude
  • This paper will include questions to test the candidates’ attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society. Questions may utilize the case study approach to determine these aspects. The following broad areas will be covered.
  • Ethics    and    Human    Interface:    Essence,    determinants    and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
  • Attitude:  content, structure, function;  its  influence  and  relation with thought and behavior; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
  • Aptitude  and  foundational  values  for  Civil  Service,  integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker- sections.
  • Emotional intelligence-concepts,   and      their     utilities     and application in administration and governance.
  • Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
  • Public/Civil  service  values  and  Ethics  in  Public  administration: Status    and    problems;    ethical    concerns    and    dilemmas    in
  • government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding;
  • corporate governance.
  • Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency  in  government,  Right  to  Information,  Codes  of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
  • Case Studies on above issues.
  • There will be two language papers, an English Language paper (compulsory paper, but with marks not added to the final score) and a paper on language of your choice (again a compulsory paper, and with marks not added to the final score). One has to pass these language papers to have the rest of the Main examination papers even evaluated.
  • After the language papers would be the two papers for the one optional subject that you choose. Each of these papers would be of 250 marks with three hours duration.

 

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Download UPSC IAS Mains Optional Subject Question Papers

 

2009 Anthropology IAS Question Paper

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2009 Commerce IAS Question Paper

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2009 Geography IAS Question Paper

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2009 History IAS Question Paper

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2009 Political Science IAS Question Paper

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2009 Psychology IAS Question Paper

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2009 Public Admin IAS Question Paper

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2009 Sociology IAS Question Paper

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2010 Anthropology IAS Question Paper

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2010 Commerce IAS Question Paper

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2010 Geography IAS Question Paper

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2010 History IAS Question Paper

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2010 Political Science IAS Question Paper

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2010 Psychology IAS Question Paper

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2010 Public Admin IAS Question Paper

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2010 Sociology IAS Question Paper

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2011 Anthropology

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2011 Commerce

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2011 Geography

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2011 History

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2011 Political Science

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2011 Psychology

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2011 Public Admin

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2011 Sociology

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2012 Anthropology

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2012 Commerce

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2012 Geography

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2012 Political Science

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2013 Anthropology

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2013 Commerce & Acc

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2013 Geography

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2013 History

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2013 Political Science & IR

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2013 Psychology

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2013 Public Admin

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2014 Anthropology

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2014 Commerce & Acc

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2014 Geography

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2014 History

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2014 Political Science & IR

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2014 Psychology

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2014 Public Admin

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2014 Sociology

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2015 Anthropology

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2015 Commerce & Acc

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2015 Geography

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2015 History

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2015 Political Science & IR

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2015 Psychology

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2015 Public Admin

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2015  Sociology

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UPSC IAS Mains Optional Subject Question Papers 2016

2016 Anthropology

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2016 Commerce & Acc

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2016 Geography

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2016 History

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2016 Political Science & IR

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2016 Psychology

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2016 Public Admin

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