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A goal without a plan is just a wish!!! The same we can state for UPSC / IAS Exam preparation. A journey which should be started          on a strong foundation of a plan and a never give up attitude because it is just not a test of your knowledge but also your patience and of faith in yourselves.

Now What is a plan?? For this exam… Your syllabus is the best structured plan. Preparing yourself in the line of syllabus and executing this plan as per the demands of different levels of this exam (Pre- Main- Interview) is all about this exam. But I must say it is not that easy it seems!!

Syllabus for UPSC Prelims holds PAPER I (General studies) & PAPER II (CSAT). The brief of it is as follows…

The syllabus for the Preliminary Exams for Paper-I:

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography – Physical, social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance -Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change
  • General Science

The syllabus for the Preliminary Exams for Paper-II / UPSC Prelims CSAT syllabus:

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision-making and problem solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level)

Both the papers carry 200 marks each, PAPER I (General Studies) is carries 100 questions and PAPER II carries 80 questions. Paper II is qualifying in nature while Paper I hold merit list. There is “Negative Marking” in the Prelims exam. For every wrong answer, 1/3rd of marks allotted for every question will be reduced from the correct tally of score. 

Looking into the question papers of UPSC Prelims 2018 & UPSC Prelims 2019 we may conclude which part of the syllabus can be focused more from the UPSC Prelims syllabus 2020.

In the year 2018 prelims was slightly inclined towards the current affairs and in the year 2019 the focus was a bit more tilted towards the basic static syllabus. We can conclude here there is no particular pattern so it is very important to take good care of current as well as static in depth…. For you name in the merit list.

Covering the UPSC Prelims syllabus on time and giving a revision to it can do wonders!!! EDEN IAS MISSION PRELIMS is a one stop solution for UPSC PRELIMS EXAM PREPARATION…. Holding a result of 46 out of 112 students in UPSC Prelims 2019.

Mission Prelims 2020 is going to start on 20th January 2020, which will be a 60 days batch with daily GS & Current affairs revision classes & Daily tests for GS & Current affairs, Crisp Study material, Mock test series for prelims 2020, Budget survey, Map Marking etc…

NCERT has always been proved as a best friend for UPSC Prelims syllabus. So, there is no substitute to NCERT & News Papers. There are few areas which every aspirant should at least give a revision before the Prelims exam…

Current affairs play a very vital role in UPSC Prelims examination, many aspirants try to cover the whole year’s current affairs at the end of the year before the Prelims examination, which actually becomes problematic then to cover and also to retain & utilise.


An aspirant should cover at least 1.5 years of current issues of National & International importance, Schemes, Budget- Survey, India Year Book, Map marking… etc

General Studies subjects like Economy, Environment & Ecology, Science & Technology, Geography hold questions connecting current issues. And current affairs confuse a lot if not given a revision.




  • Great circle, Circle of Illumination.
  • Time & Longitude.
  • Standard time & IDL
  • Atmosphere.
  • Winds (PGF, Coriolis force, Fr. Force, Planetary winds, Three cell model, ITCZ, Doldrums, Horse latitudes, Trade winds, westerlies, Polar easterlies… etc.)
  • Reasons for season.
  • Ocean Currents (Warm & cold currents, factors affecting ocean currents, Upwelling, El- Nino & walker cell, Subtropical geysers, Ocean currents & climate.)
  • Clouds & Precipitation (Absolute & Relative humidity, Dew point, Classification of clouds, Precipitation, Types & Forms of precipitation, Cloud burst, cloud seeding.)
  • Lithosphere (Exo genetic & Endo genetic processes, Folding & Faulting, Crust- mental- core, Plate tectonic theory, Asthenosphere, Plate boundary Interactions, Paleomagnetism.)
  • Earthquakes.
  • Tsunami
  • Volcanism
  • Soil (ICAR -8 Types, Factors affecting soil formation, soil profile, soil chemistry, soil texture etc.…)
  • Cyclones
  • Tides


  • Physiography of India.
  • Drainage system in India.
  • Population & Demography.
  • Settlements (India & World)
  • Agriculture, Industrial, Trade & Transport (India & World)

To know more… check Mission Prelims 2020 program brochure where you can divide the day wise plan to divide and revise the syllabus the whole syllabus before UPSC /IAS Prelims 2020.

All the best!!!

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