Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC)
Mains Examination Syllabus - General Studies 2
The nature and standard of questions in the General Studies
paper will be such that a well-educated person will be able to answer them
without any specialised study. The questions will be such as to test a
candidate's general awareness of a variety of subjects, which will have
relevance for a career in Civil Services. The questions are likely to test the
candidate's basic understandings of all relevant issues, and ability to analyze
and take a view on conflicting socioeconomic goals, objectives and demands. The
candidates must give relevant, meaningful and succinct answers.
1. India and the World :
This part will include questions to test candidate’s
awareness of India's relationship with the world in various spheres such as the
following :— Foreign Affairs with special emphasis on India's relations with
neighbouring countries and in the region.
Security and defence related matters.
Nuclear policy, issues and conflicts.
The Indian diaspora and its contribution to the India and the
2. India's Economic Interaction with the World :
In this part, questions will be economic and trade issues
such as foreign trade, foreign investment, economic and diplomacy issues
relating to oil, gas and energy flows; the role and functions of I.M.F. world
Bank, W.T.O., WIPO etc., which influence India’s economic interaction with other
countries and international institutions.
3. Developments in the field of Science and Technology, IT
and Space :
In this part, questions will test the candidate's awareness
of the development in the field of science and technology, information
technology, space and basic ideas about computers, robotics, nanotechnology,
biotechnology and related issues regarding intectual property rights.
4. International Affairs and institutions :
This part include questions on important events in the world
affairs and on international institutions.
5. Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams :
This part will test the candidate's ability to draw
conclusions from information presented in statistical, graphical or
diagrammatical from and to interpret them.
Courtesy : ppsc.gov.in