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mains Test Series 2018
MANIPUR PSC syllabus

Syllabus for Prelims:

  • General Science.
  • Current events of national and international importance
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Indian and World Geography
  • Indian Polity and Economy
  • General Mental Ability 

Questions on General Science will cover general appreciation and understanding of science including matters of everyday observation and experience, as may be expected of a well-educated person who has not made a special study of any particular scientific discipline. In current events, knowledge of significant national and international events will be tested. In History of India, emphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic and political aspects. Questions on the Indian National Movement will relate to the nature and character of the nineteenth century resurgence, growth of nationalism and attainment of Independence. In Geography, emphasis will be on Geography of India. Questions on the Geography of India will relate to physical, social and economic Geography of the country, including the main features of Indian agricultural and natural resources. Questions on Indian Polity and Economy will test knowledge of the country’s political system and Constitution of India, Panchayati Raj, Social Systems and economic developments in India. On general mental ability, the candidates will be tested on reasoning and analytical abilities.

Syllabus for Mains:

Compulsory Subjects for Main Examination

  • English 

The aim of the paper is to test the candidate's ability to read and understand serious discursive prose, and to express his ideas clearly and correctly in English/Indian language concerned.

The pattern of questions would be broadly as follows :-

  (i) Comprehension of given passages.
 (ii) Précis Writing 
(iii) Usage and Vocabulary 
(iv) Short Essay

  • Essay 

Candidates will be required to write an essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.

  • General Studies 

The nature and standard of questions in these papers will be such that a well-educated person will be able to answer them without any specialized study. The questions will be such as to test a candidate's general awareness of a variety of subjects, which will have relevance for a career in Civil Services.

Paper- I

(a) History of Modern India and Indian Culture


The History of Modern India will cover history of the Country from about the middle of nineteenth century and would also include questions on important personalities who shaped the Freedom Movement and Social reforms. The part relating to Indian Culture will cover all aspects of Indian Culture from the ancient to modern times.

(b) Geography of India

In this part, questions will be on the physical, economic and social geography of India .

(c) Indian Polity

This part will include questions on the Constitution of India, Political system and related matters.

(d) Current National issues and topics of social relevance

This part is intended to test the Candidate's awareness of current national issues and topics of social relevance in the present-day India , such as the following. Demography & Human Resource & related issues. Behavioural & Social issues & Social Welfare problems, such as child labour, gender equality, adult literacy, rehabilitation of the handicapped and other deprived segments of the society, drug abuse, public health etc.Law enforcement issues, human rights, corruption in public life, communal harmony etc.

(e) Internal Security and related issues.

(f) Environmental issues, ecological preservation, conservation of natural resources and national heritage.

(g) The role of national institutions, their relevance and need for change.

Paper-II

(a) India and the World


This part is intended to test candidate's awareness of India 's relationship with the world in various spheres, such as the following:-

Foreign Affairs
External Security and related matters
Nuclear Policy
Indians abroad

(b) Indian Economy

In this part, questions will be on the planning and economic development in India , economic & trade issues, Foreign Trade, the role and functions of I.M.F., World Bank, W.T.O. etc.

(c) International Affairs & Institutions

This part will include questions on important events in world affairs and on international institutions.

(d) Developments in the field of science & technology, communications and space. 

In this part, questions will test the candidate's awareness of the developments in the field of science & technology, communications and space and also basic ideas of computers.

(e) Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams

This part will include exercises to test the candidate's ability to draw common sense conclusions from information presented in statistical, graphical or diagrammatical form and to point out deficiencies, limitations or inconsistencies therein.


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