IAS Coaching in Dehradun

IAS Coaching

We provide complete guidance for prelims, mains and Interviews by highly experienced team of Uttarakhand. The Team has been credited with more than 110 final selections in IAS/PCS and other Administrative jobs. The team consists of faculties with 15 – 22 years experience. The Team has been guiding the students for the last 18 years. CSAT, General Studies, History, Public Administration, Geography and Sociology engages a group of 8 outstanding teachers each one being the best known master of his area.

Fresh Batches for IAS are available.

Uttarakhand PCS Coaching

Equations is one of the Uttarakhand’s well-known Institute preparing candidates for the Uttarakhand PCS at all the three levels – Preliminary Test, Main Examination and Personality Test. Over the years the highly experienced team of Equations has helped more the 110 students to enter the Civil Services including IAS, IFS, IPS, PCS and other Central/State Services. Equations is leader in PSC Coaching in Dehradun.

Fresh Batches for Uttarakhand PCS are available.


IAS / PCS (Pre + Mains)

Here is a complete list of subjects for IAS/UPSC exams as per the UPSC Syllabus. IAS Examination, also called Indian Administrative Services Examination is one of the civil services among others and is considered toughest and prestigious examinations conducted in India. Hence to face this challenge that gives a chance to get most eminent designation offered by Indian Government a comprehensive look throughout the syllabus is essential, especially for those candidates who are going to appear for UPSC exams or IAS for the first time.

The IAS Syllabus and other services like Income Tax and the IPS is the same, as it is considered as single exam and conducted by UPSC, which also sets the syllabus.

UPSC Civil Services Exam is conducted in three phases:

Phase 1: Preliminary Examination or CSAT (Objective Section)

Phase 2: Main Examination (Subjective Section)

Phase 3: Interview

Phase 1: Preliminary Examination – CSAT Syllabus:

CSAT or Civil Services Aptitude Test is the first phase of preliminary examination of UPSC. This test is intended to assess the aptitude of examinees in solving the ‘Reasoning and Analytical’ questions.

IAS prelims exam consists of two papers of objective type, each of 200 marks (total of 400 marks) and two hours of duration and candidates must take both the papers.

The preliminary examination is meant for screening the candidate and the marks obtained by a candidate in the prelims who qualifies to the mains exam will not be be taken in account to determine their final merit.

  • Current events of national and international importance.

  • History of India and Indian National Movement.

  • Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.

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

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

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

a) IAS Preliminary Exam:



Total Marks



General Studies

200 marks

2 hours


Aptitude Skills

200 marks

2 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)

Phase 2:

The phase 2 tests candidate’s academic talent in depth and his/her ability to present understanding in a reasonable way. The IAS mains examination is designed to analyse the comprehensive intellectual quality and the understanding of candidates rather than just determining their information and memory.

The UPSC mains exam consists of 9 papers, in which two are qualifying papers of 300 marks each:

  1. Any Indian Language

  2. English

These two papers just need to qualify which is compulsory and marks obtained will not be considered or counted.

And the rest of seven papers can be written in any of the languages mentioned as in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution or in English. Below given the remaining seven papers:




Paper – I


Can be written in the medium or language of the candidate’s choice



General Studies- I

(Indian Heritage and Culture,

History and Geography of the World and Society)



General Studies- II

(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)



General Studies- III

(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)



General Studies- IV

(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)

(Marks carried by General Studies was 4X250=1000)



Optional Subject – Paper 1



Optional Subject – Paper II

(Candidate is allowed to take up literature as an optional subject ” and candidate need not to be a graduate in that language’s literature.)






Candidates may choose any one of the ‘Optional Subjects’.

b) Mains:



Total Marks


One Of The Indian Languages Chosen From The Prescribed List









General Studies (250 Marks For Each Paper)



Optional Subject 1


Total Marks For Written Examination



















Candidates who obtain minimum qualifying marks in the written part of the UPSC Main Examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion enters the next and final phase that is the ‘personality test’ or ‘Interview’ round.


  • Candidates who qualify the UPSC Mains Exam will move to the next and final phase called ‘Personality Test/Interview’ who will be interviewed by a Board who will have candidates resume. The interview round is held by a Board of competent and unbiased intended to assess social traits and his interest in current affairs and analyze the personal aptness of the candidate for a career in public service. Some of the qualities evaluated during the personality test are mental alertness, clear and logical exposition, critical powers of assimilation, variety and depth of interest, balance of judgement, intellectual and moral integrity ability for social cohesion and leadership,.

  • The interview is more of purpose conversation intended to divulge the mental qualities of the candidate.

  • Candidate can give interview in their preferred language as UPSC will make arrangement for the translators.


Phase 3:

 Interview Test:

The Interview test will be of 275 marks.

The total mark of the written examination is 1750 Marks.

The Interview/Personality Test will be of 275 marks.

The Grand Total 2025 Marks




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