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# CourseName CourseCodeTestCodeTest Syllabus TestDateStart Time End Time Detailed SyllabusNo.of Questions
1IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4551Indian Polity I9/9/201810:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

  • Indian Constitution: Historical Underpinnings, Evolution & Making of the Constitution, Features, Significant Provisions
  • The Preamble
  • The Union and its Territory
  • Citizenship
  • Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles & Fundamental Duties
  • Amendment of Constitution
  • Basic Structure of the Constitution
  • Emergency Provisions
  • Constitutional & Non Constitutional Bodies
  • + Current Affairs

 

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2IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4552Indian Polity II9/16/201810:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

  •  Central Government: President, Vice President, Prime minister, Central Council of Ministers, Parliament
  • State Government: Governor, Chief Minister, State Council of Ministers, State Legislature
  • Indian Federalism and Centre-State Relations
  • Local Government: Panchayati Raj, Local Urban Government
  • Judiciary: Supreme Court, High Courts, Subordinate Courts
  • Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive; Ministries and Departments of the Government.
  • Elections
  • Transparency & Accountability - RTI, Citizen’s Charter, e-Governance
  • + Current Affairs

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3IAS Test SeriesITGM1(2019)4501Polity and Governance9/23/201810:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

  (M4501) 23/9/2018
Polity, Governance, Constitution (General Studies- II)
Historical evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure ;Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, Federal structure ;Separation of powers between various organs; Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries; Parliament and State Legislatures; 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; Appointments, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies; Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies ; Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
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 Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
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.
India and its neighborhood (General Studies II)
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.

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4IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4553Environment I9/30/201810:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

Environment and Ecology

  • Ecology-Functions of an Ecosystem
  • Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystem
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Air, Water, Soil, Noise, Thermal, Plastic pollution
  • Solid Waste, E-Waste, Radioactive Waste etc
  • Types of Pollutants
  • Acid rain, Fly Ash, Smog etc
  • Bio-remediation techniques etc
  • Energy and Environmental Issues
  • Solar, Nuclear, Wind, Hydro, Ocean Thermal, Geothermal, Waste to Energy etc
  • Issues like environmental degradation, Sand Mining and ground water scarcity etc
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Other contemporary issues
  • Biodiversity
  • Levels of Biodiversity
  • Measurement and Biodiversity Services
  • Modes of conservation etc
  • Indian Biodiversity
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Indian Wildlife
  • Indian Bio-geographical classification
  • Animal Diversity
  • Plant Diversity
  • Marine Organisms
  • Protected Area Network
  • Wildlife Sanctuary and National Parks
  • Biosphere Reserves and Community Reserves
  • Man and Biosphere
  • World Heritage Sites
  • Biodiversity Hotspots etc
  • Conservation Efforts
  • Project Tiger, Elephant, Snow Leopard, Vulture etc
  • Captive Breeding
  • Other Government measures
  • Climate Change
  • Global Warming, Greenhouse effect, Climate Forcing, Global Warming Potential etc
  • Ocean Acidification
  • Ozone Depletion
  • Impact of Climate Change- India
  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Climate Change and Health
  • Water Security
  • Ecosystem and Biodiversity
  • India and Climate Change
  • National Action Plan on Climate Change
  • Green Building
  • GRIHA
  • BSE Greenex
  • National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture
  • Mitigation Strategies
  • Carbon Sequestration
  • Carbon Sink, Carbon Credit, Carbon Offsetting, Carbon Tax, Geo-engineering etc
  • Acts and Policies
  • Wildlife Protection Act, 1972
  • Environmental Protection Act 1986
  • Forest Rights Act 2006 etc
  • Institution and Measures- India and World
  • Clean Development Mechanism
  • Joint Implementation
  • CAMPA
  • National Wildlife Action Plan
  • National Afforestation and Eco-Development
  • National Mission for Electric Mobility etc
  • Environmental Organizations and Conventions
  • Animal Welfare Board, Wildlife Crime Control Board etc
  • UNFCC
  • TRAFFIC
  • IUCN
  • CBD
  • UNCCD etc
  • + Current Affairs

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5IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4554Science & Tech10/7/201810:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

Science & Tech

  •  Space and Defence related
  • IT, Communications and Computers
  • Biotechnology, Energy, Recent Advancement in Science
  • Health, Nanotechnology, Robotics, etc
  • Everyday Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  • + Current Affairs

 

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6IAS Test SeriesITGM1(2019)4502Science and tech and Environment10/21/201810:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 (M4502)21/10/2018
Science and technology (General Studies- III )
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;
Environment and Biodiversity (General Studies- III)
Development, Environment; Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment

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7IAS Test SeriesITGM1(2019)4503world History and post modern India11/4/201810:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 (M4503)4/11/2018
world History and post modern India

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.

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8IAS Test SeriesITGM1(2019)4504Society in India 11/11/201810:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 (M4504)11/2/2018


Society in India 

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

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9IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4555Modern Indian History11/25/201810:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

Modern Indian History 

  • India in the late Eighteenth Century
  • The Advent of the Europeans and British Conquest of India
  • The British Administrative Structure, Reform, Impact and Organization of Government of India
  • Social – Religious Movements in 19th –20th centuries
  • Freedom Struggle - The Revolt of 1857 & change after 1857 - Moderate Phase (1885 – 1905)
  • Freedom Struggle: Extremist Phase (1905 – 17) - Emergence of Extremist & Leaders - The Partition of Bengal - Morley-Minto Reforms - Swadeshi Movement, Home Rule Movement etc.
  • Freedom Struggle: The Gandhian Era (1917– 47) - Gandhi – Advent and Achievement - Rowlatt Act, Jallianawala Bagh Massacre and Khilafat Movement - Non- Cooperation, Civil Disobedience and Quit India Movement - British Response and Negotiations - INA and Subhash Chandra Bose
  • + Current Affairs

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10IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4556Ancient History + Medieval History + Culture12/2/201810:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 Ancient History + Medieval History + Culture

Ancient History

  • Prehistoric Period
  • Harappan/Indus Valley Civilization
  • Vedic Period
  • Religious Reforms like Buddhism and Jainism
  • Mauryan and Post-Mauryan Age
  • Sangam Age
  • Gupta Age and Harshvardhana Age
  • South Indian Empires- Pallavas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas and Cholas

Medieval History

  • Rajput Kingdoms
  • Delhi Sultanate- Social, Economic and Cultural Conditions
  • Bhakti Movement and Associated personalities
  • Vijayanagara and Bahamani Kingdom
  • Mughal Empire- Rulers, Social, Administration , Economic and Cultural Conditions
  • Maratha Empire- Rulers, Social, Administration, Economic and Cultural Conditions

Art & Culture

  • Architecture and Sculptures
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Indian paintings
  • Indian Music
  • Indian Dances
  • Indian Theatres
  • Indian cinema
  • Indian Language & Literature
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Science and Technology in Ancient India
  • Indo- Islamic Culture
  • Colonial impact on Indian art forms
  • + Current Affairs
     
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11IAS Test SeriesITGM1(2019)4505Modern History + Culture12/9/201810:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 (M4505)9/12/2018

Modern History + Culture

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 or contributions from different parts of the country.

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12IAS Test SeriesITGM1(2019)4506IR and Security 12/23/201810:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 (M4506)23/12/2018
I R & 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
India and its neighborhood (General Studies II)
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.

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13IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4557Indian Economy I1/6/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

Indian Economy I

 National Income Accounting
? Concepts: GDP, GNP, Market Price and Factor Cost, NNP, NDP, transfer payments, National income at Factor Cost,
? Personal Income, disposable income, factors affecting national income etc
? Measurement of national income: value added method, income method, expenditure method, Application of various methods, Base year, GDP deflator
Money and Banking
? Function of Money, Evolution of Money etc.
? Types and Components of Money Supply
? Banking: Need of Banks, Functions, Types, Banking Reforms, Central Bank and its role
? Monetary Control Policy/measures-RBI
? Microfinance etc
Inflation
? Definition
? Types of inflation, effect and measures
? CPI and WPI etc
Government Budgeting
? Budgeting, types, its evolution in India, Process, Component etc.
? Public finance, Revenue and Expenditure, Deficits, Taxes, Debts etc.
Public Finance and Fiscal Policy
? Indian Tax Structure
? Tax Reforms-Like GST
? Finance Commission Reports
? Budget and Fiscal Policy
? Fiscal, Revenue, Budget, Effective Revenue Deficit etc
? Public Debt and Government Debt etc
? Government Expenditures, Sovereign Debts etc
? FRBM Act etc
Indian Financial System and Capital Market
? RBI, SEBI etc
? Indian Money Market
? Stock Exchanges
? NBFC’s, Mutual Funds, Venture Capital Funds etc
External Sector
? Foreign Trade and Policies
? Balance of Payment
? Current and Capital Accounts
? Foreign Capital and Investments-FDI, FII etc
? External Debt
? Capital /Current Account Convertibility etc
? Committee Reports
International Economic Organizations and India
? IMF and World Bank
? GATT and WTO
? WIPO and Intellectual Property
? Organizations like SCO, BRICS, G-20 etc
? Global Financial Crisis
? Global Reports
+Current Affairs of month AUGUST 2018

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14IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4558Indian Economy II1/12/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 Indian Economy II

  • Indian Economic Development
  • Economic Planning, Growth and Development post independence
  • Human Capital Development
  • Poverty & Unemployment
  • Inclusive Growth & Rural Development
  • Health, Literacy and Education
  • Demographics
  • Women & Child
  • Indian Agriculture and Economy
  • Features of India agriculture, agrarian crisis
  • Agricultural policies and programmes
  • Marketing of agricultural produce, Role of cooperatives
  • Agricultural Finance and measures by Government and RBI
  • Indian Industries and Infrastructure
  • Economic Reforms after 1991
  • Public Sectors in India
  • Industrial Policies and Industrial Finance
  • Models like PPP
  • Government Policies and Acts
  • Social Security Social Sectors Initiatives
  • Poverty alleviation Programmes
  • Employment Generation Programmes
  • Basic Amenities: Housing / Drinking Waters / Sanitation
  • Health and Family Welfare
  • Women and Child Development
  • Social Welfare etc
  • Current Affairs of month SEPTEMBER 2018

 

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15IAS Test SeriesITGM1(2019)4507Economy1/20/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 (M4507)20/1/2019
Economy (General Studies-III)
Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment; Inclusive growth and issues arising from it, Government Budgeting; 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; Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc; Investment models.

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16IAS Test SeriesITGM1(2019)4508Ethics and human interface/ Attitude/Aptitude1/27/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 (M4508)
Ethics and human interface/ Attitude/Aptitude) (General Studies- IV)
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.

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17IAS Test SeriesITGM1(2019)4509Ethics / moral thinkers and philosophers/case studies (General Studies- IV)2/3/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 (M4509) 2 Feb 2019 
Ethics / moral thinkers and philosophers/case studies (General Studies- IV)
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, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
Case Studies on above issues.

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18IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4559Geography I2/10/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

Geography I
  •  Physical Geography of the world
  • Solar System & the Earth and basics of latitude and longitude
  • Geomorphology
  • Climatology
  • Oceanography
  • Biogeography
  • Natural Hazards and Disasters
  • Continents (Land, Climate, Resources etc.): Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia
  • Economic and Human Geography - World
  • Economic Geography of the world: primary, secondary, tertiary, quaternary and quinary activities
  • Human Geography of world
  • World Population, Distribution & Density, Races & Tribes, Settlement & Migration
  • Current Affairs of month OCTOBER 2018

 

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19IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4560Geography II2/17/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 Geography II

Introduction: Location, Area and Boundaries
 Structure and Relief: Physiographic Divisions
  Drainage System
  Weather, Climate and Seasons
  Soils
  Natural Vegetation, Plant and Animal Life
Economic and Human Geography – India
  Agriculture
  Land Resources
  Water Resources
  Mineral and Energy Resources
  Industries
  Transport and Communication
  Foreign Trade
  Population, Migration, Settlements
+ Current Affairs of month NOVEMBER 2018

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20IAS Test SeriesITGM1(2019)4510Geography2/24/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

  (M4510)  24/2/2018


Geography (General Studies- I)
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.

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21IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4561Science-Tech & Environment3/17/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

Complete syllabus of Science-Tech & Environment
+Current Affairs of months NOVEMBER 2018 & DECEMBER 2018

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22IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4562Geography3/24/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

Complete syllabus of Geography
+ Current Affairs of months DECEMBER 2018& JANUARY 2019

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23IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4563Indian History 3/31/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

Complete syllabus of Indian History
+ Current Affairs of months JANUARY 2019 & FEBRUARY 2019

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24IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4564Indian Economy4/7/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

Complete syllabus of Indian Economy
+ Current Affairs of months FEBRUARY 2019 & MARCH 2019

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25IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4565Polity4/14/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

Complete syllabus of Polity
+ Current Affairs of months MARCH 2019 & APRIL 2019

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26IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4566Economic Survey + India Year Book4/21/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 Economic Survey + India Year Book

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27IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4567Complete Mock test I (GS)4/28/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

Paper I - (200 marks)

 

• Current events of national and international importance.

• History of India and Indian National Movement.

• Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.

• Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.

• Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.

• General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.

• General Science.

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28IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4651Complete Mock test I (CSAT)4/28/20191:00 PM 3:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 Paper II- (200 marks) Duration
• Comprehension
• Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
• Logical reasoning and analytical ability
• Decision-making and problem-solving
• General mental ability
• Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. - Class X level)
• English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).


Note : The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.

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29IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4568Complete Mock test II(GS)5/5/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 Paper I - (200 marks)

• Current events of national and international importance.
• History of India and Indian National Movement.
• Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
• Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
• Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
• General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.
• General Science.

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30IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4652Complete Mock test II (CSAT)5/5/20191:00 PM 3:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 Paper II- (200 marks) Duration
• Comprehension
• Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
• Logical reasoning and analytical ability
• Decision-making and problem-solving
• General mental ability
• Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. - Class X level)
• English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

Note : The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.

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31IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4569Complete Mock test III(GS)5/12/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 Paper I - (200 marks)

• Current events of national and international importance.
• History of India and Indian National Movement.
• Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
• Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
• Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
• General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.
• General Science.

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32IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4653Complete Mock test III (CSAT)5/12/20191:00 PM 3:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 Paper II- (200 marks) Duration
• Comprehension
• Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
• Logical reasoning and analytical ability
• Decision-making and problem-solving
• General mental ability
• Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. - Class X level)
• English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

Note : The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.

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33IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4570Complete Mock test IV(GS)5/19/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 Paper I - (200 marks)

• Current events of national and international importance.
• History of India and Indian National Movement.
• Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
• Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
• Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
• General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.
• General Science.

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34IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4654Complete Mock test IV (CSAT)5/19/20191:00 PM 3:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 Paper II- (200 marks) Duration
• Comprehension
• Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
• Logical reasoning and analytical ability
• Decision-making and problem-solving
• General mental ability
• Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. - Class X level)
• English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

Note : The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.

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35IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4511Modern History & Culture (R2)6/16/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 (M4511) 16 June 2019 


Modern History & Culture (R2)

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 or contributions from different parts of the country.

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36IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4512Geography Environment/Disaster Management (R2)6/30/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 (M4512)

Geography Environment/Disaster Management (R2)

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.
Biodiversity and Environment - Development; Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
Disaster Management

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37IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4513Science and technology Society in India (R2)7/7/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 (M4513) 7/7/2019

Science and technology Society in India (R2)

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; Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.
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;

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38IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4514Polity, Governance, Constitution, (R2)7/14/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 (M4514) 14/7/2019

Polity, Governance, Constitution, (R2)

Historical evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure ;Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, Federal structure ;Separation of powers between various organs; Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries; Parliament and State Legislatures; 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; Appointments, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies; Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies ; Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
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 Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
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.

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39IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4515Ethics and human interface/ Attitude/Aptitude) (R2)7/21/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 (M4515) 21/7/2019

Ethics and human interface/ Attitude/Aptitude) (R2)

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.

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40IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4516Ethics / moral thinkers and philosophers/case studies (R2)7/28/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 (M4516) 28/7/2019

Ethics / moral thinkers and philosophers/case studies (R2)

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, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
Case Studies on above issues.

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41IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4517Economy (R2)8/4/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 (M4517) 4/8/2019

Economy (R2)

Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment; Inclusive growth and issues arising from it, Government Budgeting; 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; Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc; Investment models.

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42IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4518Security & IR (R2)8/11/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 (M4518) 11/8/2019

Security & IR (R2)

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
India and its neighborhood (General Studies II)
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.

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43IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4519World and Post Independence History (R2)8/18/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 (M4519) 18/8/2019

World and Post Independence History (R2)

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.

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44IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4520ESSAY9/1/201910:00 AM 1:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

  (M4520) 1/9/2019

ESSAY

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45IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4521English / Hindi/ Punjabi (Language)9/2/201910:00 AM 1:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 (M4521) 2/9/2019

English / Hindi/ Punjabi (Language)

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46IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4522 Optional Paper I9/4/20197:30 AM 10:30 AM
Detailed Syllabus X

 (M4522)4/9/2019

Optional Paper I

Sociology 

PUb AD

History 

Geography 

 

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47IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4523Optional Paper II9/4/201912:30 PM 3:30 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

  (M4523) 4/9/2019

Optional Paper II

Sociology 

Pub AD

History 

Geography 

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48IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4524General Studies- I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society9/5/20197:30 AM 10:30 AM
Detailed Syllabus X

 (M4524)5/9/2019


General Studies- I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society (250 marks)

• 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,
redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism,
capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the 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.
• 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.

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49IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4525General Studies- II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations 9/5/201912:30 PM 3:30 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 (M4525) 5/9/2019


General Studies- II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations (250 marks)

• 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
• 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
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.

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50IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4526General Studies-III: Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management 9/6/20197:30 AM 10:30 AM
Detailed Syllabus X

 (M4526) 6/9/2019

General Studies-III: Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management (250 marks)

• Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and
employment.
• Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
• Government Budgeting.
• 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.
• Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
• Investment models.
• 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.
• Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
• Disaster and disaster management.
• 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

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51IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4527General Studies- IV: Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude9/6/201912:30 PM 3:30 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

  (M4527) 6/9/2019

General Studies- IV: Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude (250 marks)

This paper will include questions to test the candidates’ attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society. Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects. The following broad areas will be covered.

• 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.
• 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, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds,
challenges of corruption.
• Case Studies on above issues.

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# CourseName CourseCodeTestCodeTest Syllabus TestDateStart Time End Time No.of QuestionsDetailed Syllabus
1IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4551Indian Polity I9/9/201810:00 AM 12:00 PM100
  • Indian Constitution: Historical Underpinnings, Evolution & Making of the Constitution, Features, Significant Provisions
  • The Preamble
  • The Union and its Territory
  • Citizenship
  • Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles & Fundamental Duties
  • Amendment of Constitution
  • Basic Structure of the Constitution
  • Emergency Provisions
  • Constitutional & Non Constitutional Bodies
  • + Current Affairs

 

2IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4552Indian Polity II9/16/201810:00 AM 12:00 PM100
  •  Central Government: President, Vice President, Prime minister, Central Council of Ministers, Parliament
  • State Government: Governor, Chief Minister, State Council of Ministers, State Legislature
  • Indian Federalism and Centre-State Relations
  • Local Government: Panchayati Raj, Local Urban Government
  • Judiciary: Supreme Court, High Courts, Subordinate Courts
  • Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive; Ministries and Departments of the Government.
  • Elections
  • Transparency & Accountability - RTI, Citizen’s Charter, e-Governance
  • + Current Affairs
3IAS Test SeriesITGM1(2019)4501Polity and Governance9/23/201810:00 AM 12:00 PM12

  (M4501) 23/9/2018
Polity, Governance, Constitution (General Studies- II)
Historical evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure ;Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, Federal structure ;Separation of powers between various organs; Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries; Parliament and State Legislatures; 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; Appointments, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies; Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies ; Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
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 Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
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.
India and its neighborhood (General Studies II)
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.

4IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4553Environment I9/30/201810:00 AM 12:00 PM100

Environment and Ecology

  • Ecology-Functions of an Ecosystem
  • Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystem
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Air, Water, Soil, Noise, Thermal, Plastic pollution
  • Solid Waste, E-Waste, Radioactive Waste etc
  • Types of Pollutants
  • Acid rain, Fly Ash, Smog etc
  • Bio-remediation techniques etc
  • Energy and Environmental Issues
  • Solar, Nuclear, Wind, Hydro, Ocean Thermal, Geothermal, Waste to Energy etc
  • Issues like environmental degradation, Sand Mining and ground water scarcity etc
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Other contemporary issues
  • Biodiversity
  • Levels of Biodiversity
  • Measurement and Biodiversity Services
  • Modes of conservation etc
  • Indian Biodiversity
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Indian Wildlife
  • Indian Bio-geographical classification
  • Animal Diversity
  • Plant Diversity
  • Marine Organisms
  • Protected Area Network
  • Wildlife Sanctuary and National Parks
  • Biosphere Reserves and Community Reserves
  • Man and Biosphere
  • World Heritage Sites
  • Biodiversity Hotspots etc
  • Conservation Efforts
  • Project Tiger, Elephant, Snow Leopard, Vulture etc
  • Captive Breeding
  • Other Government measures
  • Climate Change
  • Global Warming, Greenhouse effect, Climate Forcing, Global Warming Potential etc
  • Ocean Acidification
  • Ozone Depletion
  • Impact of Climate Change- India
  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Climate Change and Health
  • Water Security
  • Ecosystem and Biodiversity
  • India and Climate Change
  • National Action Plan on Climate Change
  • Green Building
  • GRIHA
  • BSE Greenex
  • National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture
  • Mitigation Strategies
  • Carbon Sequestration
  • Carbon Sink, Carbon Credit, Carbon Offsetting, Carbon Tax, Geo-engineering etc
  • Acts and Policies
  • Wildlife Protection Act, 1972
  • Environmental Protection Act 1986
  • Forest Rights Act 2006 etc
  • Institution and Measures- India and World
  • Clean Development Mechanism
  • Joint Implementation
  • CAMPA
  • National Wildlife Action Plan
  • National Afforestation and Eco-Development
  • National Mission for Electric Mobility etc
  • Environmental Organizations and Conventions
  • Animal Welfare Board, Wildlife Crime Control Board etc
  • UNFCC
  • TRAFFIC
  • IUCN
  • CBD
  • UNCCD etc
  • + Current Affairs
5IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4554Science & Tech10/7/201810:00 AM 12:00 PM100

Science & Tech

  •  Space and Defence related
  • IT, Communications and Computers
  • Biotechnology, Energy, Recent Advancement in Science
  • Health, Nanotechnology, Robotics, etc
  • Everyday Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  • + Current Affairs

 

6IAS Test SeriesITGM1(2019)4502Science and tech and Environment10/21/201810:00 AM 12:00 PM12

 (M4502)21/10/2018
Science and technology (General Studies- III )
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;
Environment and Biodiversity (General Studies- III)
Development, Environment; Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment

7IAS Test SeriesITGM1(2019)4503world History and post modern India11/4/201810:00 AM 12:00 PM12

 (M4503)4/11/2018
world History and post modern India

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.

8IAS Test SeriesITGM1(2019)4504Society in India 11/11/201810:00 AM 12:00 PM12

 (M4504)11/2/2018


Society in India 

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

9IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4555Modern Indian History11/25/201810:00 AM 12:00 PM100

Modern Indian History 

  • India in the late Eighteenth Century
  • The Advent of the Europeans and British Conquest of India
  • The British Administrative Structure, Reform, Impact and Organization of Government of India
  • Social – Religious Movements in 19th –20th centuries
  • Freedom Struggle - The Revolt of 1857 & change after 1857 - Moderate Phase (1885 – 1905)
  • Freedom Struggle: Extremist Phase (1905 – 17) - Emergence of Extremist & Leaders - The Partition of Bengal - Morley-Minto Reforms - Swadeshi Movement, Home Rule Movement etc.
  • Freedom Struggle: The Gandhian Era (1917– 47) - Gandhi – Advent and Achievement - Rowlatt Act, Jallianawala Bagh Massacre and Khilafat Movement - Non- Cooperation, Civil Disobedience and Quit India Movement - British Response and Negotiations - INA and Subhash Chandra Bose
  • + Current Affairs
10IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4556Ancient History + Medieval History + Culture12/2/201810:00 AM 12:00 PM100

 Ancient History + Medieval History + Culture

Ancient History

  • Prehistoric Period
  • Harappan/Indus Valley Civilization
  • Vedic Period
  • Religious Reforms like Buddhism and Jainism
  • Mauryan and Post-Mauryan Age
  • Sangam Age
  • Gupta Age and Harshvardhana Age
  • South Indian Empires- Pallavas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas and Cholas

Medieval History

  • Rajput Kingdoms
  • Delhi Sultanate- Social, Economic and Cultural Conditions
  • Bhakti Movement and Associated personalities
  • Vijayanagara and Bahamani Kingdom
  • Mughal Empire- Rulers, Social, Administration , Economic and Cultural Conditions
  • Maratha Empire- Rulers, Social, Administration, Economic and Cultural Conditions

Art & Culture

  • Architecture and Sculptures
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Indian paintings
  • Indian Music
  • Indian Dances
  • Indian Theatres
  • Indian cinema
  • Indian Language & Literature
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Science and Technology in Ancient India
  • Indo- Islamic Culture
  • Colonial impact on Indian art forms
  • + Current Affairs
     
  •  

 

11IAS Test SeriesITGM1(2019)4505Modern History + Culture12/9/201810:00 AM 12:00 PM12

 (M4505)9/12/2018

Modern History + Culture

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 or contributions from different parts of the country.

12IAS Test SeriesITGM1(2019)4506IR and Security 12/23/201810:00 AM 12:00 PM12

 (M4506)23/12/2018
I R & 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
India and its neighborhood (General Studies II)
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.

13IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4557Indian Economy I1/6/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM100

Indian Economy I

 National Income Accounting
? Concepts: GDP, GNP, Market Price and Factor Cost, NNP, NDP, transfer payments, National income at Factor Cost,
? Personal Income, disposable income, factors affecting national income etc
? Measurement of national income: value added method, income method, expenditure method, Application of various methods, Base year, GDP deflator
Money and Banking
? Function of Money, Evolution of Money etc.
? Types and Components of Money Supply
? Banking: Need of Banks, Functions, Types, Banking Reforms, Central Bank and its role
? Monetary Control Policy/measures-RBI
? Microfinance etc
Inflation
? Definition
? Types of inflation, effect and measures
? CPI and WPI etc
Government Budgeting
? Budgeting, types, its evolution in India, Process, Component etc.
? Public finance, Revenue and Expenditure, Deficits, Taxes, Debts etc.
Public Finance and Fiscal Policy
? Indian Tax Structure
? Tax Reforms-Like GST
? Finance Commission Reports
? Budget and Fiscal Policy
? Fiscal, Revenue, Budget, Effective Revenue Deficit etc
? Public Debt and Government Debt etc
? Government Expenditures, Sovereign Debts etc
? FRBM Act etc
Indian Financial System and Capital Market
? RBI, SEBI etc
? Indian Money Market
? Stock Exchanges
? NBFC’s, Mutual Funds, Venture Capital Funds etc
External Sector
? Foreign Trade and Policies
? Balance of Payment
? Current and Capital Accounts
? Foreign Capital and Investments-FDI, FII etc
? External Debt
? Capital /Current Account Convertibility etc
? Committee Reports
International Economic Organizations and India
? IMF and World Bank
? GATT and WTO
? WIPO and Intellectual Property
? Organizations like SCO, BRICS, G-20 etc
? Global Financial Crisis
? Global Reports
+Current Affairs of month AUGUST 2018

14IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4558Indian Economy II1/12/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM100

 Indian Economy II

  • Indian Economic Development
  • Economic Planning, Growth and Development post independence
  • Human Capital Development
  • Poverty & Unemployment
  • Inclusive Growth & Rural Development
  • Health, Literacy and Education
  • Demographics
  • Women & Child
  • Indian Agriculture and Economy
  • Features of India agriculture, agrarian crisis
  • Agricultural policies and programmes
  • Marketing of agricultural produce, Role of cooperatives
  • Agricultural Finance and measures by Government and RBI
  • Indian Industries and Infrastructure
  • Economic Reforms after 1991
  • Public Sectors in India
  • Industrial Policies and Industrial Finance
  • Models like PPP
  • Government Policies and Acts
  • Social Security Social Sectors Initiatives
  • Poverty alleviation Programmes
  • Employment Generation Programmes
  • Basic Amenities: Housing / Drinking Waters / Sanitation
  • Health and Family Welfare
  • Women and Child Development
  • Social Welfare etc
  • Current Affairs of month SEPTEMBER 2018

 

15IAS Test SeriesITGM1(2019)4507Economy1/20/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM12

 (M4507)20/1/2019
Economy (General Studies-III)
Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment; Inclusive growth and issues arising from it, Government Budgeting; 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; Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc; Investment models.

16IAS Test SeriesITGM1(2019)4508Ethics and human interface/ Attitude/Aptitude1/27/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM12

 (M4508)
Ethics and human interface/ Attitude/Aptitude) (General Studies- IV)
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.

17IAS Test SeriesITGM1(2019)4509Ethics / moral thinkers and philosophers/case studies (General Studies- IV)2/3/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM12

 (M4509) 2 Feb 2019 
Ethics / moral thinkers and philosophers/case studies (General Studies- IV)
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, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
Case Studies on above issues.

18IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4559Geography I2/10/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM100
Geography I
  •  Physical Geography of the world
  • Solar System & the Earth and basics of latitude and longitude
  • Geomorphology
  • Climatology
  • Oceanography
  • Biogeography
  • Natural Hazards and Disasters
  • Continents (Land, Climate, Resources etc.): Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia
  • Economic and Human Geography - World
  • Economic Geography of the world: primary, secondary, tertiary, quaternary and quinary activities
  • Human Geography of world
  • World Population, Distribution & Density, Races & Tribes, Settlement & Migration
  • Current Affairs of month OCTOBER 2018

 

19IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4560Geography II2/17/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM100

 Geography II

Introduction: Location, Area and Boundaries
 Structure and Relief: Physiographic Divisions
  Drainage System
  Weather, Climate and Seasons
  Soils
  Natural Vegetation, Plant and Animal Life
Economic and Human Geography – India
  Agriculture
  Land Resources
  Water Resources
  Mineral and Energy Resources
  Industries
  Transport and Communication
  Foreign Trade
  Population, Migration, Settlements
+ Current Affairs of month NOVEMBER 2018

20IAS Test SeriesITGM1(2019)4510Geography2/24/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM12

  (M4510)  24/2/2018


Geography (General Studies- I)
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.

21IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4561Science-Tech & Environment3/17/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM100

Complete syllabus of Science-Tech & Environment
+Current Affairs of months NOVEMBER 2018 & DECEMBER 2018

22IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4562Geography3/24/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM100

Complete syllabus of Geography
+ Current Affairs of months DECEMBER 2018& JANUARY 2019

23IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4563Indian History 3/31/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM100

Complete syllabus of Indian History
+ Current Affairs of months JANUARY 2019 & FEBRUARY 2019

24IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4564Indian Economy4/7/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM100

Complete syllabus of Indian Economy
+ Current Affairs of months FEBRUARY 2019 & MARCH 2019

25IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4565Polity4/14/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM100

Complete syllabus of Polity
+ Current Affairs of months MARCH 2019 & APRIL 2019

26IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4566Economic Survey + India Year Book4/21/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM100

 Economic Survey + India Year Book

27IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4567Complete Mock test I (GS)4/28/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM100

Paper I - (200 marks)

 

• Current events of national and international importance.

• History of India and Indian National Movement.

• Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.

• Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.

• Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.

• General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.

• General Science.

28IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4651Complete Mock test I (CSAT)4/28/20191:00 PM 3:00 PM100

 Paper II- (200 marks) Duration
• Comprehension
• Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
• Logical reasoning and analytical ability
• Decision-making and problem-solving
• General mental ability
• Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. - Class X level)
• English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).


Note : The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.

29IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4568Complete Mock test II(GS)5/5/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM100

 Paper I - (200 marks)

• Current events of national and international importance.
• History of India and Indian National Movement.
• Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
• Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
• Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
• General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.
• General Science.

30IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4652Complete Mock test II (CSAT)5/5/20191:00 PM 3:00 PM80

 Paper II- (200 marks) Duration
• Comprehension
• Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
• Logical reasoning and analytical ability
• Decision-making and problem-solving
• General mental ability
• Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. - Class X level)
• English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

Note : The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.

31IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4569Complete Mock test III(GS)5/12/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM100

 Paper I - (200 marks)

• Current events of national and international importance.
• History of India and Indian National Movement.
• Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
• Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
• Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
• General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.
• General Science.

32IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4653Complete Mock test III (CSAT)5/12/20191:00 PM 3:00 PM80

 Paper II- (200 marks) Duration
• Comprehension
• Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
• Logical reasoning and analytical ability
• Decision-making and problem-solving
• General mental ability
• Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. - Class X level)
• English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

Note : The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.

33IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4570Complete Mock test IV(GS)5/19/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM100

 Paper I - (200 marks)

• Current events of national and international importance.
• History of India and Indian National Movement.
• Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
• Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
• Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
• General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.
• General Science.

34IAS Test SeriesITGP1(2019)4654Complete Mock test IV (CSAT)5/19/20191:00 PM 3:00 PM80

 Paper II- (200 marks) Duration
• Comprehension
• Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
• Logical reasoning and analytical ability
• Decision-making and problem-solving
• General mental ability
• Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. - Class X level)
• English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).

Note : The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.

35IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4511Modern History & Culture (R2)6/16/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM12

 (M4511) 16 June 2019 


Modern History & Culture (R2)

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 or contributions from different parts of the country.

36IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4512Geography Environment/Disaster Management (R2)6/30/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM12

 (M4512)

Geography Environment/Disaster Management (R2)

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.
Biodiversity and Environment - Development; Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
Disaster Management

37IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4513Science and technology Society in India (R2)7/7/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM12

 (M4513) 7/7/2019

Science and technology Society in India (R2)

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; Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.
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;

38IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4514Polity, Governance, Constitution, (R2)7/14/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM12

 (M4514) 14/7/2019

Polity, Governance, Constitution, (R2)

Historical evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure ;Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, Federal structure ;Separation of powers between various organs; Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries; Parliament and State Legislatures; 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; Appointments, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies; Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies ; Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
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 Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
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.

39IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4515Ethics and human interface/ Attitude/Aptitude) (R2)7/21/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM12

 (M4515) 21/7/2019

Ethics and human interface/ Attitude/Aptitude) (R2)

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.

40IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4516Ethics / moral thinkers and philosophers/case studies (R2)7/28/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM12

 (M4516) 28/7/2019

Ethics / moral thinkers and philosophers/case studies (R2)

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, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
Case Studies on above issues.

41IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4517Economy (R2)8/4/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM12

 (M4517) 4/8/2019

Economy (R2)

Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment; Inclusive growth and issues arising from it, Government Budgeting; 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; Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc; Investment models.

42IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4518Security & IR (R2)8/11/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM12

 (M4518) 11/8/2019

Security & IR (R2)

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
India and its neighborhood (General Studies II)
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.

43IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4519World and Post Independence History (R2)8/18/201910:00 AM 12:00 PM12

 (M4519) 18/8/2019

World and Post Independence History (R2)

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.

44IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4520ESSAY9/1/201910:00 AM 1:00 PM8

  (M4520) 1/9/2019

ESSAY

45IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4521English / Hindi/ Punjabi (Language)9/2/201910:00 AM 1:00 PM20

 (M4521) 2/9/2019

English / Hindi/ Punjabi (Language)

46IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4522 Optional Paper I9/4/20197:30 AM 10:30 AM20

 (M4522)4/9/2019

Optional Paper I

Sociology 

PUb AD

History 

Geography 

 

47IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4523Optional Paper II9/4/201912:30 PM 3:30 PM20

  (M4523) 4/9/2019

Optional Paper II

Sociology 

Pub AD

History 

Geography 

48IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4524General Studies- I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society9/5/20197:30 AM 10:30 AM20

 (M4524)5/9/2019


General Studies- I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society (250 marks)

• 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,
redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism,
capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the 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.
• 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.

49IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4525General Studies- II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations 9/5/201912:30 PM 3:30 PM20

 (M4525) 5/9/2019


General Studies- II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations (250 marks)

• 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
• 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
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.

50IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4526General Studies-III: Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management 9/6/20197:30 AM 10:30 AM20

 (M4526) 6/9/2019

General Studies-III: Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management (250 marks)

• Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and
employment.
• Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
• Government Budgeting.
• 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.
• Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
• Investment models.
• 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.
• Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
• Disaster and disaster management.
• 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

51IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4527General Studies- IV: Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude9/6/201912:30 PM 3:30 PM20

  (M4527) 6/9/2019

General Studies- IV: Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude (250 marks)

This paper will include questions to test the candidates’ attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society. Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects. The following broad areas will be covered.

• 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.
• 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, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds,
challenges of corruption.
• Case Studies on above issues.