IRAS Prelims Syllabus
Detailed Prelims Exam Syllabus is listed in the table below:
||Current events of national and international importance, History of India and Indian National Movement, Economic Geography of India and the World, Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity, and Climate Change
||Comprehension, General mental ability, Logical reasoning, and analytical ability, Decision-making and problem solving, Interpersonal skills including communication skills, Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation - Class X level (graphs, charts, tables, data sufficiency, etc)
Note: The CSAT Aptitude Test or Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with a minimum of 33% to sit for the Civil Services (Mains) Examination only. The questions for both Paper-I (Current Affairs) and Paper-II (Aptitude Test) will be multiple-choice, for each of the 200 marks of objective type and the allotted time for each paper is 2 hours. Candidates are required to appear in both the prelim examination papers for assessment. Therefore, if a candidate does not appear in both the papers, he or she will be disqualified.
IRAS Mains Syllabus
Detailed Mains Exam Syllabus is listed in the table below:
||Modern Indian language
||Comprehension of given passages, Short Essay, Precis Writing, Usage and Vocabulary, Translation from English to the Indian language, and vice-versa
||Comprehension of given passages, Short Essay, Precis Writing, Usage, and Vocabulary
||Candidates must write essays on multiple topics. They will be expected to stay close to the subject of the essay to organize their ideas neatly and to write briefly.
||Modern Indian History, Indian Heritage, World History, Indian Society, Geography
||Indian Polity, Indian Constitution, Social Justice, Indian Governance, International Relations
||Indian Economy, Science & Technology, Environment & Bio-diversity, Disaster Management, Security
||Public/Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration, Ethics and Human Interface, Attitude, Aptitude, Probity in Governance, Emotional Intelligence
IRAS Interview Syllabus
The board will examine the candidates in various fields ranging from their careers to general interests. The assessment will be on his social characteristics along with his intellectual qualities and his interest in the present subject. It will also assess the mental capacity of the candidate. Judicial qualities include mental alertness, critical ability to assimilate, clear and logical expression, the balance of judgment, depth of diversity and interest, social cohesion and leadership ability, and intellectual and moral integrity. There is no specific syllabus for Interviews, hence, candidates are advised to work more on their personalities.