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Top Priorities in UPSC CSE : Essential IAS Exam Topics

Top Priorities in UPSC CSE : Essential IAS Exam Topics

Current Affairs Topics for UPSC IAS

  1. ADIPEC 2023 Agenda and Outcomes
  2. Agri Accelerator Funds
  3. AI in Drug Testing Regulation in India
  4. ASEEM Platform
  5. Artificial Womb and its Importance
  6. Bharat OS – Indian Mobile Operating System
  7. Central Asia Summit, First India-
  8. China – Wuhan
  9. Citizenship Amendment Act – Facts Related to
  10. CORONA Test Techniques – Viral vs Antibody Test
  11. COVID-19 and India’s Effort in 2021
  12. Cyclone Nisarga Affected Areas
  13. Delhi Declaration 2023 and Way Ahead
  14. Digital Education Report
  15. Drug Testing Regulation in India – Working of ICMR
  16. Eklavya Model Residential Schools
  17. Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 – Important Provisions
  18. Environment Summits 2022-23
  19. Fly Ash Management and Utilisation Mission and its Relevance
  20. G-20 Innovation League, Objectives of
  21. Green Hydrogen Policy
  22. Working of India and International Energy Agency (IEA)
  23. India’s Rank in Global Hunger Index 2021
  24. India-France Agreement on Roadmap for Blue Economy & Ocean Governance
  25. Indo-China Border Dispute – Recent
  26. Indo-Nepal Border Dispute
  27. International Solar Alliance – Objectives of Fourth Assembly
  28. Jammu & Kashmir, Leh, and Ladakh Formation
  29. NAM and SCO Summit, Recent
  30. National Education Policy – New
  31. NASSCOM’s Report on Startups in India
  32. Net Zero Carbon Emission – Meaning
  33. New Agriculture Laws
  34. New India Literacy Programme
  35. Understanding the New National Education Policy
  36. Objectives of COP26
  37. Objectives of G-20 Innovation League
  38. One Belt One Road (OBOR) Policy and India’s Counter
  39. One Health Concept: What is it and its Relevance
  40. Outbreak-Epidemic-Pandemic
  41. Postal Ballet in India
  42. Privacy Issue
  43. Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2021
  44. Recent Dhaula-Vira Discoveries
  45. Recovery of Indian Economy
  46. Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) and its Importance for India
  47. Sahel Crisis Genesis and its Solution
  48. Sea Lines of Communication in the Indian Ocean
  49. Shifting of Earth’s Geo-Magnetic Field and its Impact
  50. Significance of the First India-Central Asia Summit
  51. Sir Creek Dispute
  52. Stages of Vaccine Development
  53. State of Education Report 2023 for India – Highlights of
  54. String of Pearls Theory and India’s Counter
  55. UNEP Frontiers Report
  56. UN Environment Report 2023
  57. Uttarakhand Summer Capital
  58. Virus and Bacteria Borne Diseases – Differences
  59. Waste Management Policy in India and its Effectiveness
  60. What Percentage of Oxygen is Required for the Normal Functioning of the Brain?
  61. 5G Technology – Beam Formation, Mass MIMO

Economy Topics for UPSC IAS

  1. 8th Indo-US Economic and Financial Partnership Highlights
  2. Agriculture in India
  3. Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund
  4. Bank Rate, Marginal Standing Facility, REPO rate, Reverse Repo Rate
  5. Centre’s Roadmap to Achieve US$300 Bn from Electronics
  6. Crypto-currency and Issues Related to it (Recently Supreme Court Gave an Order Related to it)
  7. Deflation and Recession in Indian Economy
  8. FATF Review of Indian Economy Pushed to 2023
  9. Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan
  10. Google to Invest ₹75,000 Crore in India
  11. Highlights of World Economic Outlook Report October 2023
  12. IMF Projection and Indian Economy
  13. Indian Economic Structure
  14. MPLAD Scheme Salient Features
  15. National Infrastructure Pipeline
  16. Negative Growth – Understanding the Concept
  17. Poshan Abhiyaan Salient Features
  18. Recovery of Indian Economy After the Pandemic
  19. REPO rate, Reverse Repo Rate, Marginal Standing Facility, Bank Rate
  20. Role of RBI in Post-COVID-19 Recovery
  21. Salient Features of National Monetisation Plan
  22. SEBI, IRDA – Regulatory Bodies in India
  23. Semi-Conductor Shortage and India’s Initiative
  24. The Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Producers in Indian Economy
  25. What is Negative Growth?
  26. Zoram Food Park, Mizoram

Geography Topics for UPSC IAS

  1. Cyclone Amphan & Cyclone Nisarga
  2. Cyclone Bihar and Assam Floods
  3. Flood and the Indian preparations across the state
  4. Formation of Himalayas and structure of Himalayas, Importance of Himalayas
  5. Formation of Rocks
  6. Geo-Magnetic Field and its significance
  7. Hydrology
  8. Monsoon pattern in India
  9. Naming convention of cyclones
  10. Physical Features along Indo-China Border
  11. Physical Geography of India
  12. Recent Census figures
  13. Rock System in India
  14. The drainage system in India
  15. Climatology

Indian Polity Topics for UPSC IAS

  1. All India orientation of CBI investigation
  2. Articles related to the Citizenship of India
  3. Article related to the Land Boundaries and their redrawing
  4. Article related to the Union-State relations with social emphasis on Article 256, 356
  5. Articles related to the Emergency Provisions in India
  6. Citizenship Act
  7. Difference between Cabinet Minister and Minister with Independent Charge
  8. Essential Commodities Act
  9. Expansion in BSF jurisdiction and the way ahead
  10. Fundamental Duties
  11. Fundamental Rights
  12. Important Provisions of Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2023
  13. Important SC Judgements related to Fundamental Rights and Basic Structure Doctrine
  14. Implications of J & K reorganisation Act, 2019
  15. Lokpal Institution
  16. National Security Act
  17. New Agriculture Laws are essential for long-pending Agricultural reforms
  18. NITI Aayog functioning
  19. Panchayati Raj Institutions
  20. Preamble
  21. Prime Minister as the Residuary Legatee
  22. Supreme Court of India – Articles related to

History Topics for UPSC IAS

  1. Cabinet Mission Plan
  2. 1919-1920 Events
  3. Civil Disobedience Movement
  4. Dholavira Excavation and Related Discoveries
  5. Formation of Indian National Congress, Democratic Socialist Party, and Local Parties
  6. Galwan Valley (History of)
  7. Government of India Act 1935
  8. Indian Independence (Chronology of Events Leading to)
  9. Jawaharlal Nehru (Events related to)
  10. Jaliawalan Bagh Tragedy
  11. Mahatma Gandhi (Events related to)
  12. National Leaders in the National Movement
  13. Poona Pact
  14. Quit India Movement
  15. Round Table Conferences (I, II, and III – III is Most Important)
  16. Social Movements in Modern India
  17. Viceroys of India (Liberal)

Important Essay Topics for UPSC IAS Main

  1. Border Security in India
  2. Changing Trend in Indian Agriculture and the Economic Reforms
  3. Child labour and the restriction imposed by the Indian laws
  4. Impact of technological advancement on the social fabric of Indian Society
  5. India’s Foreign Policy and evolving bilateral issues
  6. India’s relation with its neighbours
  7. Rural and urban divide in India and how technology can play a vital role
  8. Status and Condition of Women in Indian Society
  9. The changing world order and India’s participation
  10. The Health Infrastructure in India
  11. Differences in the life of child age, youth age, and old age

The UPSC Commission has officially outlined the syllabus for the Civil Service prelims and main exams separately. It is crucial for candidates to recognize that a comprehensive and integrated approach to preparing the topics outlined in the IAS syllabus is essential for achieving better scores in the UPSC IAS exam.

Candidates are advised to pay attention to the interviews of successful UPSC toppers as a source of valuable guidance. The insights shared by these toppers can provide valuable perspectives on effective preparation strategies and approaches.

In the official IAS notification, UPSC delineates the syllabi for both the IAS prelims and main exams distinctly. While the topics are presented separately, they largely overlap. The key focus areas for the IAS exam are identified based on their relevance and the significant impact of recent events on current affairs.

Candidates are encouraged to prepare their own comprehensive notes, as this practice proves instrumental in facilitating quicker revision during the examination. By meticulously curating personal study materials, aspirants can streamline their preparation process and enhance their readiness for the challenges posed by the UPSC IAS exam.

Nature of UPSC Questions

Prepare strategically for the UPSC IAS exam in 2025 by recognizing the significance of certain topics, even if they aren’t directly asked in the prelims. UPSC typically focuses on the background of current events, presenting questions with multiple aspects and only one correct option. A solid understanding of a topic is crucial for navigating these questions successfully.

To excel, candidates must strike a balance between static General Studies topics and current affairs. This ensures the ability to make connections between the two, enhancing both answer writing skills and performance in the prelims.

UPSC IAS questions often surprise candidates by being interdisciplinary, requiring them to address various aspects of a topic within a limited timeframe. The information gathered during preparation can prove invaluable in tackling these complex questions effectively. Stay well-prepared and ready to tackle the unexpected in the upcoming exam.

Also Read: How to Become an IAS Officer and related topics: Career Guide, Courses, After 12th, Qualification, Eligibility, Jobs, Benefits, Salary 2023

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