Prelims cum Mains GS


According to the latest revision of UPSC, General Studies Mains syllabus has taken centre stage and preparing well for the same can prove instrumental in the final selection of a candidate. While, it is no less important to keep a tab on factual information of GS for Prelims exam preparation, a thorough and in depth study is a must to fare well in four papers of GS Mains examination.


Since Prelims Examination is merely a screening test, it is the marks of Mains examination that determines a candidate’s ranking while drafting merit list at the time of final selection. Weightage of GS in Mains examination is 1000 marks out of total 2025 marks. Mains examination encompasses skills like assimilation of ideas, clear understanding, time management for answering subjective questions and above all presentation skills. There are very many reasons why a lot students face issue in scoring well in this examination. They have to work constantly on a range of dimensions without losing focus, which becomes quite a task for them. A possible reason behind this is ever growing pressure to perform well. Here NirmanIAS comes to their aid.


The inclusion of technical and complex subjects like science and technology, economics, international relations, administrative and social issues is another area of concern for students. After meticulous assessment with our team of experts, we have bifurcated range of topics and zeroed on issues that candidate needs to focus on for assured success. We offer best, yet simplified study material and right guidance to the candidate.


General Studies Prelims Examination


·       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 - that do not require subject specialization

·       General Science


General Studies Mains Examination


·       General Studies I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society) 

·       General Studies II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)

·       General Studies III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)         

·       General Studies IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)          


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