UPSC Civil Services Mains GS-3 (Mains Paper-IV) Syllabus

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  • UPSC Civil Services Mains General Studies III (GS-III) Syllabus consists of the following major areas: Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.

UPSC Civil Services Mains General Studies III (GS-III) Detailed Syllabus

Indian Economy

  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
  • Government Budgeting.

Indian Agriculture; Food processing Industry

  • 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.

Reforms

  • Land reforms in India.
  • Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial
    growth.

Infrastructure

  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
  • Investment models.

Science and Technology

  • 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 and
    issues relating to intellectual property rights.

Environment

  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

Disaster management

  • Disaster and disaster management.

Internal Security

  • 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, the role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cybersecurity; 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.
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