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GS (Mains) Test Series (Batch: 11 November, 2017)

GENERAL STUDIES (MAINS)
– TEST-SERIES-2018 

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

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General Studies – Test Schedule   Batch: 11th Nov.

Test No. Date of Test Sections Covered Topics Covered
Test 1 11 Nov., 2017 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 25 Nov., 2017 G. S. Paper – I: Geography of the 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 9 Dec., 2017 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 23 Dec., 2017 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 06 Jan., 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 20 Jan., 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 03 Feb., 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 17 Feb., 2018 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 03 March., 2018 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
CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAM, 2018 : 03.06.2018 June (SUNDAY)
Test 10 16 June, 2018 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
 
Test 11 30 June, 2018 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 14 July, 2018 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 28 July, 2018 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 11 Aug., 2018 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 25 Aug., 2018 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 01 Sept., 2018 FULL LENGTH MOCK TEST – 2 Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice & International relations
[Morning Session: 09;30 AM to 12:30 PM]          Complete Syllabus of Paper II
Test 17 08 Sept., 2018 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 15 Sept., 2018 FULL LENGTH MOCK TEST – 4 Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude
[Morning Session: 09;30 AM to 12:30 PM]          Complete Syllabus of Paper IV
CIVIL SERVICES (MAINS) EXAM, 2018 : 01.10.2018 October (MONDAY)

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.
All tests must be written (completed) 15 days before mains 2018 i.e. the Test Series will be valid till this time period


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