UPSC Syllabus – Here is the 3rd part of UPSS syllabus, which will help you in preparation of upcoming exam of UPSC 2024.
4. Paper‐4: (General Studies 3) – 250 Marks
General Studies 3 Paper Syllabus for UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam consists of the below major areas: Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management. The detailed syllabus as provided by UPSC is as below:
General Studies 3 Paper Syllabus for UPSC Civil Services Mains
- Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
- Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
- Government Budgeting.
- Land reforms in India.
- Effects of liberalization on the economy
- Changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
- Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
- Investment models.
- Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country
- Different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage
- Transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints
- e-technology in the aid of farmers
- Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices
- Public Distribution System– objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping;
- issues of buffer stocks and food security
- Technology missions
- economics of animal-rearing.
- Food processing and related industries in India– scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
- Developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
- Achievements of Indians in Science & technology
- Indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
- Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology
- Issues relating to intellectual property rights.
BIODIVERSITY AND ENVIRONMENT
- environmental pollution and degradation
- environmental impact assessment
DISASTER AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT
- Disaster and disaster management
- Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
- Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
- Challenges to internal security through communication networks
- Role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges
- Basics of cyber security
- Money-laundering and its prevention
- Security challenges and their management in border areas
- Linkages of organized crime with terrorism
- Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.