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IAS Exam Syllabus

India Administrative Service (IAS) Exam is competitive entrance test, which is conducted on national level by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The test is conducted for the recruitment of Indian Administrative (IAS) officials. Selected candidates can be placed by the central government anywhere in India or abroad. Selected candidates, who qualify the written exam, will be called for the personal interview conducted by the UPSC for analyzing the personality of the candidates. Syllabus for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) exam is discussed below.
IAS Exam 2011 Syllabus
General Studies:
Current events of national and international importance, History of India and Indian National Movement, Indian and World Geography, Indian Polity and Governance, Economic and Social Development, General issues on Environmental ecology, General Science, Comprehension, Interpersonal skills, Logical reasoning and analytical ability, Decision making and problem solving, General mental ability, Basic numeracy, Data interpretation, English Language Comprehension
Agriculture, Importance of crop plants, Soil as medium of plant growth and its composition, Principles of plant physiology, Diagnosis of nutrient deficiencies, Cell and cell organelles, Genetic basis of plant breeding pureline selection, Important fruit and vegetable crops of India, Principles of economics as applied to agriculture, Ecology, Cropping patterns in different agro-climatic zones, various types of forestry plantations, Weeds, Principles of Plant Physiology, Food production and consumption trends,
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science:
General, Genetics and Breeding, Management, Animal Production, Veterinary Science, Principles of immunization and vaccination, Dairy Science, Unit operations in dairy plant, Role of micro organism in quality of milk and products, Animal Nutrition, Physiology, Reproduction, Livestock Production and Management, Genetics and Animal Breeding, Anatomy, Pharmacology and Hygiene, Animal Diseases, Veterinary Public Health, Milk and Milk Products Technology, Meat Hygiene and Technology
Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Tissue Systems, Plant Diversity and Systematics, Plant Physiology, Methods of Reproduction and Seed Biology, Plant Pathology, Plant and Environment, Biodiversity, Plant Genetic Resources, Origin of Life and Evolution
Atomic structure, Chemical periodicity, Chemical bonding, Oxidation states and oxidation number, Acids and bases, Chemistry of elements, Extraction of metals, Nuclear Chemistry, Coordination compounds, Pollution and its control, Bonding and shapes of organic molecules, Chemistry of aliphatic compounds, Stereochemistry of carbon compounds, Organometallic compounds, Active methylene compounds, Chemistry of aromatic compounds, Chemistry of biomolecules, Basic principles and applications, Gaseous state, Thermodynamics, Phase rule and its applications, Solutions, Colligative Properties, Electrochemistry, Chemical kinetics, Photochemistry, Catalysis, Colloids
Civil Engineering:
Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Deflection of beams, Structural Analysis, Geotechnical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Kinematics, Dynamics, Open Channel Flow, Environmental Engineering, Water Supply, Intake of water, Sewerage systems, Sewage characterization, Sewage treatment, Construction Management
Accounting, Nature, Scope and Objectives of Accounting, Principles of Accounting, Accounting Standards, Final Accounts, Auditing, Nature, objectives and basic principles of auditing, Business Organization, Sole Proprietor, Partnerships, Types of securities, Management, Management of change, Crisis Management, Company Law, Accounts and Audit of Companies, Company Secretary-role and functions 
Micro-economics, Macro-economics, Money, Banking and Public Finance, International Economics, Floating rates-GATT and WTO, Growth and Development, Economic Statistics, Indian Economics, Main features; Geographic size-Endowment of natural resources, Population, Major problems, Growth in income and employment, Economic Planning in India
Electrical Engineering:
Electrical Circuits-Theory and Applications, Signals & Systems, Control Systems, E.M. Theory, Electrical Engineering Materials, Analog Electronics, Digital Electronics, Communication Systems, Computers and Microprocessors, Measurement and Instrumentation, Energy Conversion, Power Systems, Power Electronics and Electric Drives, Elements of IC Fabrication Technology
Geomorphology, Climatology, Oceanography, Biogeography, Man and Environment Relationship, Population Economic Activities, Settlements, Physical Setting, Economic Base, Population, Ancient Period, Pre-Modern Period, Modern Period, Recent Period, Maps, Diagrams, Projections, Remote sensing and geographical information system (GIS)
General Geology, Geomorphology, Structural and field Geology, Crystallography, Mineralogy, Economic Geology, Igneous Petrology, Sedimentary Petrology, Metamorphic Petrology, Paleontology, Stratigraphy and Geology of India.
Indian History:
Prehistoric cultures in India, Indus Civilization, Geographical distribution, Vedic society, State formation and urbanization, Mauryan Empire, Post-Mauryan India, Guptas and their successors, Early Medieval India, Cultural trends, Thirteenth and fourteenth Centuries, fifteenth and early 16th Century, Montheistic movements, Mughal Empire, British expansion, Economic Impact of the British Raj, Cultural encounter and social changes, Resistance to British rule, ndian Freedom struggle, Gandhi and his thought, Separatist Trends in Indian nationalist politics, India independent to 1964
Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law of India, International Law, Torts, Criminal Law, Law of Contract
Algebra, Vector Spaces and Matrices, Geometry and Vectors, Calculus, Application of Derivatives, Ordinary Differential Equations, Mechanics, Elements of Computer Programming
Mechanical Engineering:
Statics, Dynamics, Theory of Machines, Mechanics of Solids, Manufacturing Science, Manufacturing Management, Thermodynamics, Energy Conversion, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Fluid Mechanics
Medical Science:
Human Anatomy, Human physiology and biochemistry, Pathology and Microbiology, Medicine, Surgery, Preventive and Social Medicine
Substance and Attributes, God, Soul and the World, Universals, Bases of Knowledge, Truth and Error, Matter and Mind, Truth and Validity, Classification of sentences, Syllogism, Sentential Calculus, Statement of fact and statement of value, Right and Good; Teleology and Deontology, Psychological Hedonism, Utilitarianism, Kantian Ethics, Problem of the freedom of will, Moral Judgements, Niskamakarma, Jaina Ethics, Four Noble Truths and Eight fold path in Buddhism, Gandhian Ethics
Mechanics and Waves, Geometrical and Physical Optics, Heat and Thermodynamics, Electricity and Magnetism, Atomic and Nuclear Physics, Electronics
Political Science:
Meaning of Politics, Key Concepts, Political Ideas, Democracy, Political Ideologies, Party System and Political Process, Forms of Government, Bureaucracy Concept, Theories of Development, Social Movements, Classification of Political systems, Typologies of constitutions, Constitutional development, Nature of Indian federalism, Fundamental Rights, Union Executive, Parliament, Indian Party System, Local Government & Politics, Bureaucracy and Development, Challenges to Indian Democracy
Introduction to psychology, Methods in Psychology, Quantitive Analysis, Physiological Psychology, Development of human behaviour, Perception, Learning, Memory, Cognition and Language, Intelligence and Aptitude, Motivation and Emotion, Personality Adjustment and Stress, Social Behaviour, Application of Psychology
Public Administration:
Introduction, Basic concepts and principles, Theories of Administration, Administrative Behavior, Accountability and Control, Administrative Systems, Personnel Administration, Financial Administration, Union Government and Administration in India, Civil Services in India, State and District Administration, Local Government
Basic Concepts, Marriage, Family and Kinship, Social Stratification, Types of Society, Economy and Society, Industrial and Urban Society, Social Demography, Political Processes, Weaker Sections-and Minorities, Social Change
Probability, Statistical Methods, Statistical Inference, Sampling Theory and Design of Experiments
Cell structure and function, Systematics, Vertebrate Physiology and Biochemistry, Embryology, Evolution, Ecology.

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