Physics Syllabus For UPSC Mains Exam

UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam has Physics as one of the Optional Subjects with 2 papers (Optional Paper I and Paper II). This article brings you the UPSC Physics syllabus for Optionals.

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Physics for UPSC is highly specialised and the syllabus is suitable for candidates who have studied physics at the graduate level. The syllabus of the IAS exam for this subject deals with statics and dynamics, thermodynamics, relativity, electricity and magnetism, quantum theory and solid-state semiconductors among others.

UPSC Physics Optional Syllabus

Each paper is of 250 marks with a total of 500 marks.

UPSC Physics Optional Syllabus for Paper I:




UPSC Physics Optional Syllabus for Paper II:


Physics for IAS requires a high level of proficiency, hence preparation should start early. Candidates should solve questions from previous years’ UPSC question papers as well as participate in mock tests for preparation. This would enable them to score well and be successful in the UPSC exam.

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