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General Studies Mains Test Series 2022, from 26th June To 28th Aug 2022

IQRA IAS launches Mains Enrichment Programme (Contemporary Issues + Static Topics) for UPSC Mains 2022.

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Highlights of the Programme

  • Solutions to GS 400+ Marks.
  • Covers 120+ Most Essential Topics Related to Contemporary Issues Linked with Static Topics.
  • Includes 13 Tests that Help Students Revise the Entire Syllabus.
  • Total Tests: 13 (8 Sectional + 4 Comprehensive Tests) = 12 Tests for GS
  • 1 Essay
  • 120+ Most Important Topic Discussion Sessions with Our Expert Team. (27th Jun to 26th Aug 2022).
  • Online Live Sessions (Recordings also Available).
  • Monday to Friday (Time: 2 pm to 4 pm).
  • Fees: Only Rs 10,000/- INR + GST.
  • Course Duration: 2 months (approx.) from 26th June to 28th Aug 2022.
  • Mode of the exam: English Medium.

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Follow this link to review questions that were asked in UPSC Mains from the IQRA IAS mains test series.

Key Features:

  1. Questions are prepared after intensive research over previous years’ questions papers, standard books, authentic websites and newspapers, which helps students revise the entire syllabus.
  2. All students can attend the live discussion and doubt clearing sessions of the expert IQRA mentors panel from Monday to Friday (Timings: 2 pm to 4 pm).
  3. Model answers will also be provided for the questions on the student dashboard on the website after expert discussion so that students understand the dynamics of quality answer writing.
  4. Students can submit online answers only seven days after the commencement of the Test.
  5. Experts guidance, comment & feedback, will be provided.
  6. Students can give offline Tests at IQRA IAS Kanpur & Pune centres
    (Timing: 9 am to 12 pm).

Pune – Building No 1584, 2nd Floor, Sadashiv Peth, Kushal Shirkai Bldg,
Opp Maharashtra Mandal, Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak Rd, (Above Notebook Hub), Pune, Maharashtra 411030 (View directions on Google Maps)

Kanpur – 117/O/62 Crossing No. 9, Behind Commerce Zone, Sharda Nagar, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208025 (View directions on Google Maps)

 General Studies Paper 1   (Topics Covered)

  1. Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  2. Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
  3. The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
  4. Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
  5. History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redraw of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.
  6. Current Affairs and Developments

General Studies Paper 1 (Topics Covered)

  1. Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
  2. Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
  3. Effects of globalization on Indian society
  4. Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
  5. Salient features of world’s physical geography.
  6. 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)
  7. Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.,
  8. 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)
  9. Current Affairs and Developments

 General Studies Paper 2 (Topics Covered)

  1. Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
  2. 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.
  3. Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
  4. Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
  5. Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
  6. 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.
  7. Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
  8. Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies, Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies
  9. Current Affairs and Developments

 General Studies Paper 2 (Topics Covered)

  1. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
  2. Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
  3. 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.
  4. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
  5. Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
  6. Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
  7. Role of civil services in a democracy.
  8. India and its neighborhood- relations.
  9. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
  10. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian Diaspora.
  11. Important International institutions, agencies and – their structure, mandate.
  12. Current Affairs and Developments

General Studies Paper 3 (Topics Covered)

  1. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
  2. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
  3. Government Budgeting.
  4. 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
  5. 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;
  6. Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
  7. Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
  8. Land reforms in India.
  9. Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
  10. Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
  11. Investment models.
  12. Current Affairs and Developments

General Studies Paper 3    (Topics Covered)

  1. Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
  2. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
  3. Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
  4. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
  5. Disaster and disaster management.
  6. Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
  7. Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
  8. 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
  9. Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism
  10. Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
  11. Current Affairs and Developments

General Studies Paper 4    (Topics Covered)

  1. Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
  2. Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behavior; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
  3. 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.
  4. Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
  5. Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world
  6. Current Affairs and Development

General Studies Paper 4    (Topics Covered)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Case Studies on above issues.
  4. Current Affairs and Development

Essay Test 1

  1. Full Length Comprehensive Test GS Paper 1
  2. Full Length Comprehensive Test GS Paper 2
  1. Full Length Comprehensive Test GS Paper 3
  2. Full Length Comprehensive Test GS Paper 4

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