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Most Important Topics for UPSC IAS Interview 2023

Most Important Topics for UPSC IAS Interview

The UPSC IAS interview 2023, also known as the Personality Test, assesses a candidate’s suitability for a civil service career. The crucial topics include Current Affairs, Constitution of India, International Relations, Ethics, and Diverse Socio-Economic Issues. It’s vital to stay updated, have a well-rounded personality, and articulate thoughts clearly.

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Important Current based Traditional topics

Indian polity
Election of PresidentMinorities
Anti-defection law -MP/ MLA disqualificationDelimitation in Kashmir
EWSThe doctrine of adverse possession (Vidya Devi case)
9th schedule (Issue of Karnataka reservation)Dy speaker (post vacant for 2 years)
The doctrine of essential religious practices (hijab issue)OBC subcategorization(Rohini commission)
Private members bill (UCC)Art 142 pardoning power of Pres (Perarivalanissue)
FCRA Act(suspension of Sonia Gandhi NGO)Section 124(A) of Indian Penal Code
Sedition LawFlag Code of India, 2002
Bench of JudgesEqual Work Equal Pay
Article 239ACriminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022
E-SCR ProjectArticle 162
Narikoravan, Kurivikkaran and Betta Kurba tribes103rd Constitutional Amendment
Appointment of Election Commissioners

Important topics of International

Relations /International Organisation

Commonwealth countriesG20 Triokia (Indonesia-India – Brazil)
Helsinki rulesRescue Operations- Devi Shakti (Afghanistan), Ganga (Ukraine), Dost (Turkey)
Abraham Accords, 12U2Eastern Economic Forum ( PM Modi attended)
Samarkand declarationCSTO
EOSOC (India elected) -INTERPOL (90th assembly held in Delhi)Black sea grain deal
Madrid protocolICC: International Criminal Court
Global shield planV20 group (India not a member)
Nordic NationsNATO
TaiwanGlasnost and Perestroika
Yuan Wang-5Antarctica Treaty
Amhara TribeIndo-Pacific Economic Framework
World Trade OrganizationHeads of State of Italy, Israel, New Zealand, Denmark
Kushiyara River Water Sharing Dispute L-69 New member of ASEAN
Wassenaar ArrangementPresidency of the G-20
INSTCIndia – Australia agreement of Rare earth
Friend shoringSupply chain resilient initiative
SCO (Indian presidency, Iran new member )Indo-Pacific economic
India-Australia Free Trade AgreementInnovation Bridge Agreement
Sudan crisis

Important topics for of Economics/Economy 

International Bullion ExchangeFourth Industrial Revolution
Primary Agriculture Credit SocietyAgriculture Census
Gatishakti UniversityFinancial Services Institutions Bureau
International Trade in RupeesTrade Partner
Amrit Sarovar MissionComprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
Sampoorna YojanaGlobal Gender Inequality Index
FoxconnElectronic Gold Receipts
Infant Mortality RateGlobal Hunger Index 2022
Digital RupeeVibrant Village Program

Important topics of Geography /Agriculture

Production of PineappleMakhana (Fox Nuts)
DARTHot Spring and Gogra Post
First CNG TerminalLocation and mapping Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson
DMH-11Global Centre of World Health Organization
Top Producer of NickelParvatmala Yojana
Sammed ShikharBrazil, Syria, New Zealand
Sumeru MountainSalal Hemna Region
Shri AnnaIndian Institute of Millets Research
SeedSeed treaty(Recent 9th session- host-India)
Types of seeds -Indian Seeds Act 1966seed replacement rate
Seed village conceptAgri. Security and Food Security
MSP – meaning, calculation, crops covered CACP – Factors considered to calculate MSP
 FCI – Shanta Kumar committeeFRP
Essential Commodities Act, 1955Agriculture Finance
NABARDKisan Credit Card
Kisan Vikas PatraSprinkler/drip Irrigation
PMKSYAgri Marketing -APMC – All basics

Important topics of Environment &Ecology

Kuno National ParkMission LiFE
Just Energy Transition PartnershipCOP27/26 – loss and damage
Wildlife Protection Amendment Bill, 2022 COP 15 Mangrove Alliance for Climate Change
Artic sea MeltingJoshimath sinking
BiopiracyTiger Census

Important topics of Science& Technology /Diseases

Nano UreaRare Earths Material
Milgromian DynamicsArtemis-1
Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization CentreSurya Nutan
Steel Slag RoadW Boson particle
Fortified RiceChat GPT
Strongest metalBrain-Computer Interface
Skye UTM SystemNISAR
Sandalwood spike diseaseLumpy skin disease
Pesticides in newsCrop diseases and pests – locust attack, fall armyworm, fusarium wilt,
yellow leaf disease,brown rust, blast, KoleRoga, etcAgro-Climatic Zones in India

Important topics of Art and Culture

Sangai FestivalCultural and Tourism Capital, Varanasi
Kashi Vishwanath TempleShiv Kumar Sharma
Salman RushdieKarte Parwan
Mooknayak MagazineGandan Monastery
AbhangThe Crown
Advaita philosophySchindler’s List
Losar FestivalHornbill Festival
Arya Samaj

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