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UPSC Prelims Exam Syllabus 2012 Paper I - (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

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.

Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours


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) English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

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Philosophy booklist: A critical Survey of Indian Philosophy by C.D.Sharma Introduction to Indian Philosophy Datta and Chatterjee Western Philosphy by Frank Thilly Socio political Philosophy by O.P.Gauba any other book recommended for political science as an optional (preferably Eddy Asirwatham) Philosohpy of Religion by Y.Masiha Philosophy of religion by John Hick

Booklist for Sociology: Paper 1: Haralambos Abraham Morgan (thinkers)

Ritzer (thinkers) Cozer (thinkers) IGNOU BA material IGNOU MA material Eddy Asirwatham Niel Smelser Tom Bottomore Anthony Giddens Paper 2: Ram Ahuja Yogendra Singh M.N.Srinivas Veena Das Ghanshyam Shah Andre Beteille IGNOU BA IGNOU MA P.S. these are names of the authors. Books in Sociology are known generally by their authors.Hence the practice....for names of the books, you can go to any bookshop and ask for the book by mentioning the author..it may happen that one author has authored more than one book...in that case, you refer to the syllabus and choose the most relevant book/s.

For General Studies, here find mentioned the books that I referred History: NCERT(old syllabus books for XI and XII) Indias Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra Geography: NCERT (XI and XII books, new syllabus books are also good). I also referred Wizards Geography for GS Polity: Indian Constitution by Laxmikanth, Introduction to the Constitution of India by DD Basu (only if you want to) Economy: Read NCERT books specially India Economic Development Science and Technology: Read NCERT books (I did this) Or You can rely on TMH Guide or Spectrum Guide.