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# CourseName CourseCodeTestCodeTest Syllabus TestDateStart Time End Time Detailed SyllabusNo.of Questions
1IAS Test SeriesITGM6(2018)2501HISTORY, CULTURE AND SOCIAL ISSUES6/28/201811:00 AM 1:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

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.
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.
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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2IAS Test SeriesITGM6(2018)2502GEOGRAPHY & IR7/5/201811:00 AM 1:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

Geography
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.

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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3IAS Test SeriesITGM6(2018)2503SCIENCE AND TECH., ENVIRONMENT AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT7/12/201811:00 AM 1:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

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

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4IAS Test SeriesITGM6(2018)2504ESSAY I 7/12/20182:00 PM 3:30 PMView 8
5IAS Test SeriesITGM6(2018)2505INDIAN ECONOMY7/23/201811:00 AM 1:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

Economy
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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6IAS Test SeriesITGM6(2018)2506ESSAY II7/23/20182:00 PM 3:30 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 Essay II

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7IAS Test SeriesITGM6(2018)2507POLITY & GOVERNANCE , SECURITY7/26/201811:00 AM 1:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

Security (General Studies-III)
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

Polity, Governance, Constitution,
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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8IAS Test SeriesITGM6(2018)2508ESSAY III7/26/20182:00 PM 3:30 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

 Essay III

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9IAS Test SeriesITGM6(2018)2509ETHICS, INTEGRITY AND APTITUDE7/30/201811:00 AM 1:00 PM
Detailed Syllabus X

General Studies- IV
Ethics
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 SeriesITGM6(2018)2501HISTORY, CULTURE AND SOCIAL ISSUES6/28/201811:00 AM 1:00 PM12

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.
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.
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;
 

2IAS Test SeriesITGM6(2018)2502GEOGRAPHY & IR7/5/201811:00 AM 1:00 PM12

Geography
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.

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.
 

3IAS Test SeriesITGM6(2018)2503SCIENCE AND TECH., ENVIRONMENT AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT7/12/201811:00 AM 1:00 PM12

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

4IAS Test SeriesITGM6(2018)2504ESSAY I 7/12/20182:00 PM 3:30 PM8

 Essay 

5IAS Test SeriesITGM6(2018)2505INDIAN ECONOMY7/23/201811:00 AM 1:00 PM12

Economy
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.
 

6IAS Test SeriesITGM6(2018)2506ESSAY II7/23/20182:00 PM 3:30 PM4

 Essay II

7IAS Test SeriesITGM6(2018)2507POLITY & GOVERNANCE , SECURITY7/26/201811:00 AM 1:00 PM12

Security (General Studies-III)
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

Polity, Governance, Constitution,
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.
 

8IAS Test SeriesITGM6(2018)2508ESSAY III7/26/20182:00 PM 3:30 PM8

 Essay III

9IAS Test SeriesITGM6(2018)2509ETHICS, INTEGRITY AND APTITUDE7/30/201811:00 AM 1:00 PM12

General Studies- IV
Ethics
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.