Civil Services Mains General Studies Paper 1

General Studies- I

(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)

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Civil services Mains examination consist of 2 Qualifying Papers, 1 Essay Paper, 4 General studies Papers and 2 Optional papers i.e., Total 9 Papers.
In this section, We provides Mains General Studies Paper 1 topics based on current events.  
As you know that, Civil services mains exam is different from all exams. Because, In Civil Services Mains examination most of the Questions asks from current related issues. From that purpose, Here We provides Current related topics of General Studies Mains Paper 1. Keep learning.


You can see  Mains General Studies Paper 1 syllabus below.

Topic 1: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 


Topic 2: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.


Topic 3: The Freedom Struggle - its various stages and important contributors/ contributions from different parts of the country. 


Topic 4: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 


Topic 5: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society. 




Topic 6: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 


Topic 7: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues,  poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 


Topic 8: Effects of globalization on Indian society 


Topic 9: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 


Topic 10: Salient features of world’s physical geography. 


Topic 11: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India).

Topic 12: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.