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UPSC CAPF SYLLABUS

Paper 1 detail
We Have divided the subjects into 7 parts & you can make your own parts
according to subjects.

Part I : Science (Physics+chemistry+Biology)

Part II : Maths (Maths+Reasoning)

Part III : Geography (Indian+World)

Part IV : History (Ancient+Medieval+Modern)

Part V : Polity

Part VI : Economics

Part VII : Current Issues (National+International)

Now We have divided these parts into priorities so that you can
understand the importance of subjects. (P = Priority)
P 1 : Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV. Approx 20 questions have come from from each
of these parts in 2013. So value of P 1 is 80.
P 2 : Part V, Part VI. 30 questions have been come from each of these parts in 2013.
So the value of P 2 is 30.
We havent included Part VII into the priorities because it cant be completed if you
go through this once or twice (some publishers provide year books) before the
examination. You need to update this everyday & this part has same value in Paper
II & Interview.

Paper 2 detail
Paper II includes General Studies, Essay and Comprehension + Grammar. Therefore
we divided it into 3 parts.

Part I = General Studies (An Integral part)

Part II = Essay (150 marks)

Part III = Comprehension + Grammar (50 marks)

PART I
General Studies = Economic and Social Development + Environmental Ecology,
Bio-Diversity and Climate Change + General Science + General Knowledge +
Current Events You will get all GS involvement in essay part. Therefore prepare your
study according to above specified points/areas/subjects.
PART II

In this part you have to write essay, arguments (For and Against) and precis.

Part II has 4 questions of total 150 numbers.

No. of
Questi
ques. X marks
on
= total marks

1)

4 X 20 = 80

Specialty

You need to write an essay on the given topis in about 300 words

2 X 20 = 40

You need to write arguments for and against on the given topics in abo

2 X 10 = 20

You need to write a report on the given topics in about 200 words

1 X 10=10

You need to write a precis (Short form of a lengthy passage but theme
passage in about 150 words.

You can write answer of question 1 in English or Hindi. But you have to write rest of
the answers in English only.
QUESTION 1 = ESSAY
1. Correct grammar, spelling & punctuation.
2. Appropriate tone & language.
3. No repetitious, unnecessary & confusing material
4. Easy flow & presentation of ideas.
5. Correct use of vocabulary, paragraphs, tense & sentence structure.
6. Essays can come from any topics, so ideally you need to keep reading
newspapers, magazines, and some good books from library on daily basis.
Select only those topics that attracts your attention because you can write enough
decent information and contents on those. Think of breaking it all up. You should
have at least three basic sections of any essay.

Introduction What the topic is asking about? What questions are you asking?
Middle explain the information you need to cover.
Conclusion What are your views and opinions?

What can be the best answer to the question? It is not that you should write 100 for
each. Instead, focus on about 50 for the introduction. 150 for the middle and 100 for
the end. never go off-track and never talk about irrelevant pieces of information?
Generally: Dont start off formally and turn informal or vice versa. Dont be afraid
to give and explain your opinions. If you are finding it hard to extend or elaborate a
piece of information further.
300 words is not that much most stories you read have that on one or two pages.
Dont rush at writing it even if you arent passionate about it time is there to be
used wisely. You can start your essay with famous saying (English or Hindi or
Sanskrit), choice is yours. but that should be related to topic.

It is natural being stuck to start. Beforehand, write basic bullet-points of


what you need to include you can generate sentences from there. We
provide you a big list of topics, you can practice on that. (Click Here to
View)

QUESTION 2 = ARGUMENT
You need to write this part in English only. UPSC is asking Contemporary topics
for this part. (Click to View Topics). We think we made your work more easy
now, because you already know what can be the probable questions. You need to
have a sound knowledge about the topic then only you can write for and against it.
You need to write 300 words for this, 150 words in support of the topics and 150
words against the topic. Never deviate from the topic.

QUESTION 3 = REPORT
You need to write a brief description about the two topics in 200 words each. Easiest
part of the paper because UPSC always asks current topics in this part. Update
yourself with the current news and recent developments in India, stick to the topic
only. But be aware, you should have some authentic statistical data to prove your
information which will boost up your total marks.

QUESTION 4 =PRECIS
The word precis means an abstract or summary and precis writing means
summarizing. To make a precis of a given passage is to extract its main
points and to express them as clearly and as briefly as possible.

The essential features of a good precis

It should be give the main points and the general impression of the passage
summarized.

It should be read like a continuous piece of prose.

It should be clear. It must present the substance of the original in clear


language.

It should be precise and brief. Cutaway all irrelevancies, omit all digressions
and remove all unimportant details.

It should not be sketchy. It should be complete in every way. It should contain


all that is important in the original.

Important points while making a precis

Write down in order all the important points of the original passage, which
serves as a framework.

Keeping this framework before you, now try to write your summary. Write
simply, clearly and briefly.

See that the parts of your precis have the same balance and proportion in
relation to one another, as do the parts of original.

It will be advisable to present the facts in the same order as they appear in
the original.

Choose your words carefully. Avoid all unnecessary adjectives and adverbs.
Pay proper attention to important nouns and verbs that make your precis
short and impressive.

The use of direct speech is to be avoided. The precis is written in indirect


speech, after a verb of saying in the past tense.

Avoid figurative language, omit all metaphors (e.g. The camel is the ship of
the desert) and similes.

Precis must be connected whole.

SOME DONTS

Dont write your precis in a very small hand writing in order to give
impression of conciseness.

Dont add comments of your own or other irrelevancies.

Dont borrow phrases and sentences from the original.

Dont emphasize the wrong point.

Dont exceed or fall short of the prescribed limit by more than nine and ten
words.

Dont make your precis a series of disjointed sentences.

Dont be so brief as to become unintelligible. Your precis must be brief and


clear.

Dont use colloquial expressions, circumlocutions or rhetorical statements.

Dont write bad English. Avoid mistakes in spelling, grammar punctuation,


idiom and likewise.

Dont use personalize the statements when summarizing. Avoid such phrases
as I think, I believe, and in my opinion etc.

PART III
This part contains Comprehension (30 marks) + Grammatical questions (10 marks)
+ usage of phrasal verbs (5 marks) + Preposition (5 marks). TRY TO FINISH THIS
PART FIRST AS IT INCLUDES DIRECT MARKS (TAKE LESS TIME)