UPSC Civil Services Syllabus and Sources for Economics

Syllabus and Sources for preparing for economics 

Economics Strategy
By   @shriyansh,   3 years ago

In this articles we will specifically focus on economics. We will discuss about the syllabus mentioned in the UPSC notification for prelims as well as mains. We will also talk about the sources that are sufficient for a basic understanding of what is required out of an aspirant of Civil Services.

Syllabus for Economics

Prelims :

  1. Economic and Social Development
  2. Sustainable Development,
  3. Poverty,
  4. Inclusion,
  5. Demographics,
  6. Social Sector Initiatives, etc

Mains :

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

Sources for Preparation

Questions asked in Previous years

Author : Shriyansh Gautam
Shriyansh Gautam

Civil Services Aspirant

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