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GS (Mains) Test Series (Batch: 30 Sept., 2018)

GENERAL STUDIES (MAINS)
– TEST-SERIES-2019  Admission Open

Course Fee: Rs.21,600/- (Inclusive all Taxes)
18 TESTS (14 Sectionwise Test + 4 Full Length Test)

General Studies – Test Schedule   Batch: 30th September

Test No. Date of Test Sections Covered Topics Covered
Test 1 30 Sept., 2018 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 presentsignificant events, personalities, issues.
  • The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
+ Current Affairs
Test 2 14 Oct., 2018 G. S. Paper – I: Geography of India & World
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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
+ Current Affairs
Test 3 28 Oct., 2018 G. S. Paper-II: Constitution, Polity
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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 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
+ Contemporary Issues
Test 4 11 Nov., 2018 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 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.
+ Current Affairs
Test 5 25 Nov., 2018 G. S. Paper -III: Security
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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 prevention
  • Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism
  • Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
+ Contemporary Issues
Test 6 09 Dec., 2018 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 23 Dec., 2018 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 weakersections.

  • 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.
+ Case Studies
Test 8 06 Jan., 2019 G. S. Paper – I: Post Independence
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World 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 20 Jan., 2019 G. S. Paper – I: Society
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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 society
  • Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
+ Contemporary Issues
Test 10 03 Feb., 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 stakeholders

  • Government 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
Prelims 2019 (02 June, 2019) 
Test 11 16 June, 2019 G. S. Paper – I: Physical Geography
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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 30 June, 2019 G. S. Paper -III: Technology
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Contemporary Issues
Technology 

  • 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.
  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
+ Contemporary Issues
Test 13 07 July, 2019 G. S. Paper-III: Economic Development Economic Development (2)

  • Land reforms in India
  • 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 Indiascope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
+ Current Affairs
Test 14 21 July, 2019 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
Test 15 04 Aug., 2019 FULL LENGTH MOCK TEST – 1 Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society
[Morning Session: 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM]          Complete Syllabus of Paper I
Test 16 11 Aug., 2019 FULL LENGTH MOCK TEST – 2 Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice & International relations
[Evening Session: 02 PM to 05 PM]          Complete Syllabus of Paper II
Test 17 18 Aug., 2019 FULL LENGTH MOCK TEST – 3 Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security & Disaster Management
[Morning Session: 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM]          Complete Syllabus of Paper III
Test 18 25 Aug., 2019 FULL LENGTH MOCK TEST – 4 Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude
[Evening Session: 02 PM to 05 PM]          Complete Syllabus of Paper IV
CIVIL SERVICES (MAINS) EXAM, 2019 : 20.09.2019 September (FRIDAY)

Number of Mock Tests: 18



Nature: Flexible: Reschedule on the request of the candidate.
Note: Students can postpone but not prepone the test date based in the schedule.

 

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