ICDS Syllabus 2021: ICDS Main Syllabus, Supervisor Main Exam, Exam Pattern

Integrated Child Developer Services Board has released the syllabus for Supervisor, Anganwadi Helper and Anganwadi Assistant’s posts. The candidates interested in this job can read this article to know about the ICDS exam pattern, ICDS syllabus, selection process, marks etc. The tentative last date to apply is April 2021. To get more details about this Sarkari exam, go through the post and for regular updates, sign up for a free job alert.

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ICDS Syllabus 2021 Notification

Applicants interested in applying for these post can go through the table provided below with the overview of the ICDS exam:

ICDS Syllabus 2021 
Name of the Organization Integrated Child Developer Services (ICDS)
Total Vacancies To Be Notified Soon
Exam Name ICDS Exam
  • Anganwadi Supervisor
  • Cooking Assistant
  • Assistant
  • Anganwadi Helper
  • Other Posts
Official Website  www.icds-wcd.nic.in

ICDS Syllabus 2021

The syllabus for the Integrated Child Developer Services exam is given below in a section-wise manner. The topics covered across various sections have to be clearly understood by the candidate to prepare for the examination better.


Nutrition and Health

  • Nutrition
  • Importance of Nutrition
  • Pregnancy and Care
  • Vaccination
  • National Health Programs
  • Malnutrition
  • Information on Common Ailments

General Awareness

  • Important Dates
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards and Honors
  • General Polity
  • Countries and Capitals
  • Sports
  • Indian Economy
  • Science Inventions and Discoveries
  • Science & Technology
  • National & International Organization
  • Current Affairs
  • Budgets and Five Year Plan
  • National and International Games

General English

  • Vocabulary
  • Error Corrections
  • Grammars
  • Articles
  • Verb
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Word Formation
  • Theme Detection
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Comprehensions
  • Unseen Passage
  • Conclusion
  • Tenses
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Prepositions


  • Number Series
  • Non-Verbal Series
  • Analysis
  • Problem Solving
  • Observation
  • Space Visualization
  • Analytical Functions
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Similarities
  • Differences
  • Visual Memory

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number System
  • Averages
  • HCF & LCF
  • Time and Distance
  • Data Interpretation
  • Time and Work
  • Ration and Proportion
  • Problems on Ages
  • Simplifications
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Percentages
  • Profit & Loss

Computer Knowledge

  • Computer Fundamentals
  • MS Powerpoint
  • MS Excel
  • Operating System
  • Internet Usage
  • Computer Software
  • Word Processing

Managerial Qualities

  • Leadership Development
  • Leadership Qualities
  • Attributes and Skills
  • Internal Governance
  • Coordination
  • Team Work
  • Communication and Counseling Skills Based on Two Unread Passages
  • Development Concept and the Main Challenges
  • Five Year Development Plans
  • Contemporary Social Challenges and Concerns

Elementary Care & Education of Child

  • Introduction to Child Development
  • Introduction to Pre-school Education
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Child Care and Protection

Definition, Medium, Nature, and Barrier of Communication

  • Community Organization and Mobilization
  • Community Organization Theory
  • Sense of Community and Community Organization
  • Community Development and Public Participation
  • Community Mobilization

ICDS Prelims Exam Pattern

The ICDS prelims exam pattern is given below:

Subjects Total Marks Duration
General Knowledge 100 1 Hour
Reasoning (Verbal & Non-Verbal)

Note: Negative marks will be there for every wrong answer.

ICDS Mains Exam Pattern 2021

ICDS mains examination pattern is as follows:

Paper No. Subjects Total Marks Duration
Paper I English 100 90 min
Paper-II Bengali/ Hindi/ Urdu/ Nepali/ Santali 100 90 min
Paper-III General Studies & Current Affairs 100 90 min
Paper-IV Arithmetic 100 90 min

ICDS Selection Process 2021

ICDS exam is conducted in three stages:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Viva Voce Test

ICDS Syllabus 2021 FAQs

What is the full form of ICDS?

The full form of ICDS is Integrated Child Developer Services.

How many papers are there for the mains examination?

The total number of papers for the mains exam is 4.

What is the duration of the prelims exam?

The duration of the prelims exam is 2 hours.

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