General Studies Paper 3 Syllabus – UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam.

General Studies Paper 3 Syllabus for UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam comprises of five major areas such as Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management. Detailed syllabus of General Studies Paper 3 as provided by UPSC is as below:General Studies Paper 3

General Studies Paper 3 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.
  •  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.
  • Land reforms in India.

Also read : UPSC Exam Syllabus for IAS Prelims, Mains and Interview

  •  Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial
  •  Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
  •  Investment models.
  • Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
  • Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new
  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and
    issues relating to intellectual property rights.
  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
  • 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
  • Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.

Books list  for General Studies Paper 3

General Studies Paper 3

The basic book-list suggested by many toppers is given in the post IAS Books for UPSC Civil Service Prelims & Mains. We are prescribing a special book list focuses only on General Studies  Paper 1 of Mains Exam.

  1. India’s National Security: A Reader. (Internal Security – GS3)
  2. Challenges to Internal Security of India. (Internal Security – GS3)
  3. Economic Survey. (Economy)
  4. Science and Technology in India – TMH. (Science and Technology)
  5. Environment by Shankar IAS Academy
  6. India Year Book (Current Affairs)
  7. Manorama Yearbook. (Current Affairs)

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