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Test Schedule For: IAS GS Mains Test Series - 2019
# CourseName CourseCodeTestCodeTest Syllabus TestDateStart Time End Time Detailed SyllabusNo.of Questions
1IAS 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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2IAS 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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3IAS 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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4IAS 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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5IAS 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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6IAS 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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7IAS 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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8IAS 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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9IAS 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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10IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4520ESSAY9/1/201910:00 AM 1:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

  (M4520) 1/9/2019

ESSAY

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11IAS 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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12IAS 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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13IAS 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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14IAS 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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15IAS 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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16IAS 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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17IAS 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 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.

2IAS 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

3IAS 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;

4IAS 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.

5IAS 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.

6IAS 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.

7IAS 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.

8IAS 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.

9IAS 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.

10IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4520ESSAY9/1/201910:00 AM 1:00 PM8

  (M4520) 1/9/2019

ESSAY

11IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4521English / Hindi/ Punjabi (Language)9/2/201910:00 AM 1:00 PM20

 (M4521) 2/9/2019

English / Hindi/ Punjabi (Language)

12IAS 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 

 

13IAS 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 

14IAS 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.

15IAS 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.

16IAS 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

17IAS Test SeriesITGM2(2019)4527General Studies- IV: Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude9/6/201912:30 PM 3:30 PM20

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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.