GS Mains Test Series

The MAIN EXAM TEST SERIES PROGRAMME from EliteIAS will help you prepare more effectively for the upcoming Main Exam for CSE 2022. The Main Exam Test Series Programme has been designed in a way that offers extensive evaluation, feedback, and mentorship sessions in addition to continual writing practice through exams.

The program’s goal is to improve your language proficiency, analytical thinking, and writing abilities so that you are “Exam Ready” and may pass the Civil Services Examination’s most difficult stage.

Why Do you Need a Mentor?

  • Every person needs a mentor at some point in their life, and the UPSC is a life span unto itself.
  • If his coach or mentor was not there to mentor him, not even the God of Cricket (Sachin Tendulkar) would be able to achieve the championship.
  • In a similar manner, you require a mentor who can keep you on the right path and who will be there for you if you become stuck in the middle.

Importance of a Mentor in IAS Preparations

  • Creating a study plan to adequately cover the extensive curriculum.
  • liberate you from the network of research materials.
  • Allocate enough time for each topic to be covered in depth.
  • Advice on how to pick the best sources, including books, periodicals, newspapers, publications from the government, etc.
  • How to select your optional course to improve your grade.
  • How to cope with exam stress, which every year breaks the spirit of many hopefuls, is last but most crucial.

Approach of ELITE IAS Mains Test Series:

  • This test series caters to two of the most important aspects of UPSC Preparation i.e. Consistency and Regular revision.
  • This test series has been designed in such a way that an aspirant shall get at least 4 rounds of revision for each subject.
  • Further, this test series covers all the topics of general studies from very foundation and tries to build up the peripheral concepts around that foundational knowledge.
  • We also have included specific value addition classes specifically targeting marks improvement in mains examination. In these classes we will learn usage of charts, diagrams, case laws, supreme court judgements, important surveys and their findings, maps, mind maps etc.
  • You will also get an opportunity to have 1-1 interaction with mentor to get individualised feedbacks on your answer writing.

Detailed Syllabus for Mains 2022-23

ELITE Mains Test Series (MTS)2023

MTS with Mains Value Addition ClassesMTS with Mains Value Addition Classes and Current Affairs MTS with Mentorship MTS Only without Mentorship
Comprehensive coverage of full syllabus of UPSC as per the micro listing developed by mentors at ELITE IASComprehensive coverage of full syllabus of UPSC as per the micro listing developed by mentors at ELITE IASComprehensive coverage of full syllabus of UPSC as per the micro listing developed by mentors at ELITE IASComprehensive coverage of full syllabus of UPSC as per the micro listing developed by mentors at ELITE IAS
Total 45 Tests:

·         30 Mini Tests (Sectional Test)

·         8 Module Wise Full length tests for GS I, II, III and IV

·         7 Simulated tests as per examination Schedule of UPSC including Essay and Language Papers

Total 45 Tests:

·         30 Mini Tests (Sectional Test)

·         8 Module Wise Full length tests for GS I, II, III and IV

·         7 Simulated tests as per examination Schedule of UPSC including Essay and Language Papers

Total 45 Tests:

·         30 Mini Tests (Sectional Test)

·         8 Module Wise Full length tests for GS I, II, III and IV

·         7 Simulated tests as per examination Schedule of UPSC including Essay and Language Papers

Total 45 Tests:

·         30 Mini Tests (Sectional Test)

·         8 Module Wise Full length tests for GS I, II, III and IV

·         7 Simulated tests as per examination Schedule of UPSC including Essay and Language Papers

 

Classes on most important contemporary topics likely to be asked in mains examination·         Classes on most important contemporary topics likely to be asked in mains examination

·         Access to Weekly Current affairs classes

Orientation session on answer writing skills, decoding key terms in UPSC Answer writingOrientation session on answer writing skills, decoding key terms in UPSC Answer writingOrientation session on answer writing skills, decoding key terms in UPSC Answer writingOrientation session on answer writing skills, decoding key terms in UPSC Answer writing
1-1 On demand mentorship over video call/in person meeting with faculties1-1 On demand mentorship over video call/in person meeting with faculties1-1 On demand mentorship over video call/in person meeting with faculties
Live (Offline/Online) Discussion Classes after Each testLive (Offline/Online) Discussion Classes after Each testLive (Offline/Online) Discussion Classes after Each testLive (Offline/Online) Discussion Classes after Each test
Fees Rs 28,000/ for full course of 1 YearFees Rs. 35,000/  Only can be paid in Two InstalmentsFees Rs. 22000/-Fees Rs. 19,000/
1GS I – History
    • Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
    • 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.
    • 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.
2GS I – Geography, Indian Society & Social Issues
    • Salient features of world’s physical geography.
    • Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent);
    • factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
    • Important 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.
    • 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.
3GS II – Polity and Constitution & International Relations
  • 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.
  • Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
  • Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
  • 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.
    • India and its neighbourhood- relations.
    • Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
    • 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.
4GS II – Governance & Social Justice
    • Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
    • Role of civil services in a democracy
    • Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
    • Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
    • Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, and Human Resources.
  • Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
    • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
    • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
5GS III – Economy, Agriculture, and Internal Security
  • Government Budgeting.
  • Major crop 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.
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc.
  • Investment models.
  • 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, the 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.
6GS III – Science & Tech, Environment, Ecology and Biodiversity, Disaster Mgmt.
  • Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.
  • Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and development of new technology.
    • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
    • Conservation, environmental pollution, and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
  • Disaster and disaster management
7GS IV – Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude (Philosophy & Social Psychology), 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 behavior; 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.
  • Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world.
  • Case Studies on the above issues.
8GS IV – Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude (Ethics in governance), Case studies
    • 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, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
  • Case Studies on the above issues.
9Comprehensive GS Paper I·         Full-Length General Studies Paper I
10Comprehensive GS Paper II·         Full Length General Studies Paper II
11Comprehensive GS Paper III·         Full Length General Studies Paper III
12Comprehensive GS Paper IVFull Length General Studies Paper IV

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