Philosophy Syllabus for Chattisgarh Group-I Services

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The Philosophy Syllabus for Chhattisgarh State Civil Services Preliminary Exam-2011 is given below. The examination will be held on 6 May 2012 (Sunday) by the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission. Acquaint yourself with the break-up of Philosophy syllabus into various sections.


Candidates will be expected to be familiar with the following Western and Indian theories of Eqistemology and Ontology-

  1. Western-Empiricism, Rationalism, Critical philosophy, Materialism, Idealism, Realism, Pragmatism, Logical positivism and Existentialism.

  2. Indian: Prama and pramanas. Theories of truth and error, Theories of Reality with special reference to main systems (orthodox and heterodox) of Indian Philosophy


Socio-Political Philoscophy and philosophy of Religion.

  1. Nature of Phillosophy, its relation with life, science and culture.

  2. Democracy, Socialism. Fascism, Communism and Sarvodaya. Methods and aspects of political action-Constitutionism, Revolution, Terrorism and Satyagrah.

  3. Tradition, Change and modernity (with special reference to Indian social order)

  4. Natural land scope of philoscophy of religion. Nature of God and proofs of God's existence. Nautre of religious experience; reason, revelation and mysticism.

  5. Problem of evil and sin. Bondage and Liberation (Moksa) and paths for the realisation of Liberation. Unity, and universality of religions: Religious tolerance and secularism.