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Civil Services Mains exam syllabus: Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering Syllabus for IAS Main Examination 2014 Paper-I   1. Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials and Structural Analysis: 1.1 Engineering Mechanics: Units and Dimensions, SI Units, Vectors, Concept of Force, Concept of particle and rigid body. Concurrent, Non Concurrent and parallel forces in a plane, moment of force, free body diagram, conditions of equilibrium,… Read More »

Civil Services Mains exam syllabus: Chemistry

Chemistry Syllabus for IAS Main Examination 2014 PAPER-I 1. Atomic Structure: Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, Schrodinger wave equation (time independent); Interpretation of wave function, particle in one-dimensional box, quantum numbers, hydrogen atom wave functions; Shapes of s, p and d orbitals. 2. Chemical Bonding: Ionic bond, characteristics of ionic compounds, lattice energy, Born-Haber cycle; covalent bond… Read More »

Civil Services Mains exam syllabus: Botany

Botany Syllabus for IAS Main Examination PAPER-I 1. Microbiology and Plant Pathology: Structure and reproduction/multiplication of viruses, viroids, bacteria, fungi and mycoplasma; Applications of microbiology in agriculture, industry, medicine and in control of soil and water pollution; Prion and Prion hypothesis. Important crop diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, mycoplasma, fungi and nematodes; Modes of infection and… Read More »

Civil Services Mains exam syllabus: Anthropology

Anthropology Syllabus for IAS Main Examination PAPER – I 1.1 Meaning, scope and development of Anthropology. 1.2 Relationships with other disciplines: Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, Earth Sciences and Humanities. 1.3 Main branches of Anthropology, theirscope and relevance: (a) Social- cultural Anthropology. (b) Biological Anthropology. (c) Archaeological Anthropology. (d) Linguistic Anthropology. 1.4… Read More »

Civil Services Mains exam syllabus: Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

Paper-I 1. Animal Nutrition: 1.1 Partitioning of food energy within the animal. Direct and indirect calorimetry. Carbon – nitrogen balance and comparative slaughter methods. Systems for expressing energy value of foods in ruminants, pigs and poultry. Energy requirements for maintenance, growth, pregnancy, lactation, egg, wool, and meat production. 1.2 Latest advances in protein nutrition. Energy… Read More »