UPSC IAS 2012 exam dates and syllabus

UPSC IAS 2012 Exam Schedule

Date of Notification: 04-Feb-2012

Last date for Receipt of application: 05-March-2012

Date of Commencement of Exam: 20-May-2012

* Note that all the dates have been moved by 2 weeks as compared to previous years.

The dates of mains examination is 05.10.2012 (FRIDAY)

IAS Mains Exam Syllabus 2012

General Studies:- The nature and standard of questions in the General Studies papers will be such that a well-educated person will be able to answer them without any specialized study. The questions will be such as to test a candidate’s general awareness of a variety of subjects, which will have relevance for a career in Civil Services. The questions are likely to test the candidate’s basic understanding of all relevant issues, and ability to analyze, and take a view on conflicting socio-economic goals, objectives and demands. The candidates must give relevant, meaningful and succinct answers.
Essay:- 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.

English Qualifying:- The pattern of questions would be broadly as follows :-

(i) Comprehension of given passages.
(ii) Precis Writing
(iii) Usage and Vocabulary
(iv) Short Essay

Indian Language:- 

(i) Comprehension of given passages.
(ii) Precis Writing
(iii) Usage and Vocabulary.
(iv) Short Essay
(v) Translation from English to the Indian language and vice-versa.

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