General Studies Mains Test Series-2018 for UPSC / IAS / Civil Service Examination Preparation,Schedule:
General Studies-GS Main Test-Series for UPSC/IAS/Civil Service Examination
GS MAINS TEST SERIES & ANSWER WRITING PROGRAMME
12 Tests: 08 Sectional Tests & 4 Full Length Paper
An Advance and Student centric Test Series
First Test Free for All
Delhi and Hyderabad Classroom Centers & Online / Offline
(Batch Starts Every Sunday)
12 Tests-8 Sectional + 4 Full Length
A complete guidance for G.S. Mains through Tests & personalised focus.
The programme consist of 08 Sectional Test & 4 Full Length Comprehensive Test.
Learn the Basics & Advance Level of Answer writing, how to use information
& examples to get good marks.
Focused approach on understanding the conceptual & analytical part, and
catering to the need of Mains Exam.
To the point & well researched model writup.
Evaluation & Discussion with Mentor to enhance competitiveness.
Sectional Test is divided into topic-wise, drawing good number of question
from each topic.
Full coverage of static & dynamic (Current) related aspects in accordance
with UPSC pattern.
A total of 12 Tests : 08 Sectional with comprehensive & balanced approach.
Pre-Tests answer writing guidance programme with approach to be discuss
by Mentor in the classroom/online.
Post test analysis of the paper and evaluation along with One-to-One guidance.
Tests are designed in a way to bring out the grey areas and
developed exam competency.
General Studies Mains Test Series Schedule:
Get the real feel of Mains Exam
Questions strictly based on UPSC level
Analytical & Dynamic questions to bring out the best in you
Sectional tests to cover the whole syllabus in accordance
with the pattern of examination
4 full mock tests in well stimulated condition.
Answer writing session with mentors. Learn how to present
an answer and not to write it.
Discussions on how to utilize ones information and knowledge
to present an overall view (intro, main body & conclusion)
Focus on concept building catering to the demands
of mains papers.
Paper evaluation by faculty and experts only.
Detailed model answers with approach.
One to one guidance- feedback to improve your answer writing.
G.S MAINS TEST SERIES
(MICRO DIVISION OF SYLLABUS)
TEST-1: POLITY + GOVERNANCE + SOCIAL JUSTICE +I.R
Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
Parliament and State Legislatures - structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
SOCIAL ISSUES & JUSTICE:
Issues related with Minorities, women and children, Disadvantaged groups, persons with disability and their rights & issues.etc.
Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
Role of civil services in a democracy.
India and South Asia, south East Asia.
Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India's interests.
India- China, India-US & Energy diplomacy.
TEST-2: POLITY +I.R
Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
Salient features of the Representation of People's Act.
Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.
Note: All the questions will be linked with current events and happenings in the concerned areas.
Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India's interests, Indian Diaspora.
Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.
Special coverage on issues concerning west/ Middle East, central Asia and India’s interest, position.
India’s Economic diplomacy.
Current events related with above topics.
TEST-3: ART & CULTURE+INDIAN SOCIETY AND SOCIAL ISSUES
Features of Indian art and culture, heritage, art forms, paintings etc. from pre-historic times to 8th Century A.D
Special features of art forms, paintings, architecture from 9th century A.D to the end of 19th century A.D.
Special focus on Art & Architecture from Sultanate to Mughals.
Bhakti and sufi movements: special features, contribution and evaluation.
Features of Modern Indian art and culture, folk dances, music, awards, ceremonies.
Features of Modern architecture: From colonial period up to present times.
INDIAN SOCIETY AND SOCIAL ISSUES:
Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
Role of women and women's organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
Effects of globalization on Indian society.
Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
WORLD & INDIA: PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY AND SPECIAL CLIMATIC EVENTS ETC.
Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
TEST-4: MODERN INDIA+POST MODERN INDIA & WORLD HISTORY
Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
The Freedom Struggle - its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
Special FOCUS: on Swadeshi movement: causes, contribution and evaluation.
Non-cooperation movement and phases of Indian freedom struggle up to Civil disobedience movement. Nehru report, Round table conferences and their importance., etc.
Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawing of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.
TEST-5: ECONOMY + SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT & SCIENCE TECH.
Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers
Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
Land reforms in India.
Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
Economic Development and Social indicators, social and economic Inclusion.
Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
Indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
Position of global trade and India’s participation and policy reorientation.
New/ current issues relating to Economic development and impact on worlds social and economy at global stage, like Bit coins, anti-globalization flavor, use of Artificial intelligence Global reports of World bank, WTO, world economic forum, various indexes etc.
Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
Climate change and its negotiations, Climate diplomacy.
Enegry resources and requirements, sustainable developments and goals etc.
Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention
Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism
Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
TEST-7: ETHICS + CASE STUDIES
Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships.
Human Values - lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections.
Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
Case Studies on above issues.
TEST-8 : ETHICS + CASE STUDIES
Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen's Charters.
Case studies on above issues. Weightage of case study will be more in this Test.
TEST-9 : G.S PAPER-I. FULL LENGTH.
TEST-10 : G.S PAPER-II, FULL LENGTH
TEST-11 : G.S PAPER-III, FULL LEGTH
TEST-12 : G.SPAPER-IV, FULL LEGTH.
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Separate discussion for every test(General Studies).
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