APSC Syllabus: Topics List for PRELIMS & MAINS

Presenting the APSC CCE Topics list from the APSC syllabus prepared by the Lucent IAS faculties for the benefit of the APSC aspirants. We have presented a complete list of topics, books, magazines, newspaper sources. Using this reference, any aspirant can quickly know what to read for APSC, how to plan APSC preparation. The aspirant can also analyse which papers or topics to prioritize during their preparation for maximizing final APSC marks without wasting their valuable study time. 

Table of Contents

    APSC PRELIMS (CCE) Syllabus

    Paper - I

    APSC Preliminary Examination Paper I – (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

    Current events of national and international importance.

      • The Assam Tribune newspaper
      • The Hindu Newspaper
      • Monthly magazine

    History of India and Indian National Movement.     (NCERT Basic books)

      • Ancient – Class 6 + Class 12 part 1
      • Medieval- Class 7 + Class 12 part 2
      • Modern- Class 8 + Class 12 part 3
      • Spectrum -Modern India
      • Class 11 Fine Arts (for Culture)

    Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World. (NCERT basic books)

      • Physical geography – class 6, class 7 and class 11 principle of physical geography
      • Indian geography – class 9 and class 11 India physical
      • Economic Geography – class 8, class 10 and class 11 people and economy
      • Human Geography – class 12 NCERT
      • G C Leong for climate part

    Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.

      • Class 11 Working of Indian Constitution
      • Laxmikanth Indian polity

    Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion,
    Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.

      • NCERT class 9 and class 10
      • Indian economic development class 11
      • Class 12 Macro-economics

    General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialisation

      • NCERT biology class 12 (last 4 chapters)
      • ICSE class 9 and class 10 Environment book

    General Science


    Paper - II

    APSC Preliminary Examination Paper II : (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

      • Comprehension Interpersonal skills including communication skills; Logical reasoning and
        analytical ability Decision-making and problem solving
      • General mental ability, Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level)
      • Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level)

    APSC Mains (CCE) Syllabus for Mains

    GS1 Topics List

    250 Marks | 3 Hours

    GS2 Topics List

    250 Marks | 3 Hours

    GS3 Topics List

    250 Marks | 3 Hours

    GS4 Topics List

    250 Marks | 3 Hours

    GS5 Topics List

    250 Marks | 3 Hours

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