GENERAL STUDIES (MAINS)
– TEST-SERIES-(for) 2020  Admission Open

Course Fee: Rs.21,600/- (Inclusive all Taxes)
22 TESTS (14 Sectionwise Test + 8 Full Length Test)

Mains 2020 General Studies – Test Schedule   Batch: 29th July

Test No. Date of Test Sections Covered Topics Covered
Test 1 29.07.2019 G. S.
Paper – I:

Indian
Heritage and Culture, History

 
 
Indian
Heritage and Culture, 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.
                                                        
+ Current Affairs
Test 2 17.08.2019 G. S.
Paper – I: Geography of the World 



G. S.
Paper-III: Bio-diversity & Environment

Geography of the World 
Salient features of
world’s physical geography.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)
+
Bio diversity &
Environment
 
Conservation, environmental pollution and
degradation, environmental impact assessment
Test 3 01.09.2019 G. S.
Paper-II: Constitution, Polity

+
Contemporary
Issues

 
Constitution, Polity
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 countriesParliament 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
                                                     + Current
Affairs
Test 4 22.09.2019
 
G. S.
Paper – II : International relations

 
International
relations

India and its
neighborhood- relations.Bilateral, regional
and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s
interestsEffect of policies and
politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian
diaspora.Important
International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.
                                                        
+ Current Affairs
Test 5 13.10.2019 G. S.
Paper -III: Security

+
Contemporary
Issues

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Security
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 preventionSecurity
challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime
with terrorismVarious
Security forces and agencies and their mandate
                                                        
+ Current Affairs
Test 6 27.10.2019 G. S. Paper-III:
Economic Development

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Economic Development
(1)

Indian Economy and
issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development
and employment.Inclusive growth and
issues arising from it.Government Budgeting.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.
                                                        
+ Current Affairs
Test 7 10.11.2019 G. S.
Paper – IV : Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude

 
Ethics,
Integrity, and Aptitude (1)

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. 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.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.
                                                        
+ Current Affairs
Test 8 24.11.2019 G. S.
Paper – I:

Post
Independence

+
Word
History
Indian Heritage and
Culture, History

Post-independence
consolidation
and reorganization within the country.History
of the world
 will include events
from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of
national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies
like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the
society.
                                                        
+ Current Affairs
Test 9 08.12.2019
 
G. S.
Paper – I: Society

+
Contemporary
Issues
Society
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 societySocial
empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
                                                        
+ Current Affairs
Test 10 22.12.2019 G. S.
Paper-II: Governance ,

Social
Justice
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 stakeholdersGovernment policies
and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out
of their design and implementation.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
development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,
Education, Human Resources.Issues
relating to poverty and hunger.
                                                        
+ Current Affairs
Test 11 05.01.2020
 
G. S.
Paper – I: Physical Geography 



G. S.
Paper -III: Disaster Management

 
 
 
 

Physical Geography
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.
+Disaster
Management
Disaster and disaster
management.
                                                        
+ Current Affairs
Test 12 19.01.2020 G. S. Paper
-III: Technology

+
Contemporary
Issues

 
Technology 
Science
and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday
lifeAchievements
of Indians in science & 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.
                                                        
+ Current Affairs
Test 13 02.02.2020 G. S.
Paper-III: Economic Development
Economic Development
(2)

Land
reforms in IndiaMajor
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 farmersIssues
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.
                                                        
+ Current Affairs
Test 14 16.02.2020 G. S.
Paper – IV : Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude

 
Ethics, Integrity, and
Aptitude (2)

Attitude: content, structure,
function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and
political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their
utilities and application in administration and governance.Contributions
of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.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

 
CIVIL SERVICES PRELIMS EXAMINATION. (DATED: 31st May 2020)
Test 15 21.06.2020 FULL
LENGTH MOCK TEST – 1

 
Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography
of the World and Society
[Morning Session: 9 AM
to 12 PM]         

Complete Syllabus of
Paper I
Test 16 05.07.2020 FULL
LENGTH MOCK TEST – 2

 
Governance,
Constitution, Polity, Social Justice & International relations
[Morning Session: 2 PM to 5 PM]
Complete
Syllabus of Paper II
Test 17 19.07.2020 FULL
LENGTH MOCK TEST – 3

 
Technology, Economic
Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security & Disaster Management
[Morning Session: 9 AM to 12 PM]
Complete Syllabus of
Paper III
Test 18 26.07.2020 FULL
LENGTH MOCK TEST – 4

 
Ethics, Integrity, and
Aptitude
[Morning Session: 2 AM to 5 PM]
Complete Syllabus of
Paper IV
Test 19 09.08.2020 FULL
LENGTH MOCK TEST – 1

 
Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography
of the World and Society
[Morning Session: 9 AM
to 12 PM]         

Complete Syllabus of
Paper I
Test 20 16.08.2020 FULL
LENGTH MOCK TEST – 2

 
Governance,
Constitution, Polity, Social Justice & International relations
[Morning Session: 2 PM to 5 PM]
Complete
Syllabus of Paper II
Test 21 23.08.2020 FULL
LENGTH MOCK TEST – 3

 
Technology, Economic
Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security & Disaster Management
[Morning Session: 9 AM to 12 PM]
Complete Syllabus of
Paper III
Test 22 30.08.2020 FULL
LENGTH MOCK TEST – 4

 
Ethics, Integrity, and
Aptitude
[Morning Session: 2 AM to 5 PM]
Complete Syllabus of
Paper IV

 
CIVIL SERVICES MAINS EXAMINATION. (STARTING FROM – 18th September 2020)

Number of Mock Tests:
22

Nature:   Flexible. Reschedule on the request of the candidate.

Note:  Students can postpone but not prepone the test date based in the schedule.