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General Studies Mains Test Series 2022, from 19th Oct Onwards

IQRA IAS launches Mains Enrichment Programme (Contemporary Issues + Static Topics) for UPSC Mains 2023.

Highlights of the Programme

  • Solutions to GS 400+ Marks
  • Covers 120+ Most Essential Topics Related to Contemporary Issues Linked with Static Topics.
  • Mains Test Series to be Conducted in Two Phases
    • Before Prelims: Starts from 16th Oct 2022 and goes on till 19th Mar 2023
    • After Prelims: Starts from 18th Jun 2023 and goes on till 3rd Sep 2023
  • Along with the Test Series Aspirants will also be allowed to take Online Mains Enrichment Programme, which starts after Prelims Exams 2023, Details of which will be provided after Prelims 2023.
  • Tests will be Conducted in Both Online and Offline mode
  • Every Test is to be followed by an Intensive Video Discussion by Faculty, clearing all the concepts.
  • Students will be provided with the option of One-to-One Discussions with the faculty, in case of any further doubts required by the student.
  • Each Test Evaluation to be done before students appear for Next Test (Max – 7 days)
  • Mains Test Series Contains the Following:
    • Tests Before Prelims 2023
      • 16 Sectional Tests (these tests will check every student’s understanding about General Studies Subjects)
      • 3 Sectional Revision Tests (this will be a foundational step to prepare students for Full Length Tests)
      • 4 Full Length Tests: covers each GS Paper thouroughly (these tests will help students to know about their shortcomings in appearing for Full Length Tests and what necessary changes they should make in their preparation strategy for the Mains examination)
      • One Essay Paper
    • Tests After Prelims 2023
      • 8 Sectional Tests
      • 4 Full-Length Tests
      • 2 Essay Papers
  • Online Live Sessions (Recording of the Lecture also Available)
  • Live Discussions of Current Events, after Pre 2023, from Mains Perspective. Monday to Friday (Time: 2 pm to 4 pm)
  • Fees: Regular Fees 20,000/- Limited Time Discount 10,000/- INR + GST.
  • Course Duration: 10 to 12 months (approx.)
  • Mode of the exam: English Medium

This Test Series is designed in 4 – Levels

Level A (Basic):
This Level Tests Basic Understanding of Each Subject and is Concentrated more on Information, Conceptual Clarity and Basic Analytical Approach.

Level B (Intermediate Level):
This Level is Designed to Test Students’ Analytical Approach in Different Subjects with Significant Depth.

Level C (Advance Level):
This Level Focuses on Language, Structure of Your Answer, Conceptual Clarity, better Analytical Understanding, Strict Evaluation Parameter etc.

Mock Tests:
Mock Tests are designed to make Students Feel the Pressure of Real Exams and Prepare themselves Accordingly.

Key Features:

  1. Questions are prepared after intensive research over previous years’ question 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: Every  Wednesday from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, at IQRA IAS (Kanpur & Pune Centres)

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)

Part A: Fundamental Level

Indian and World Geography

  • Salient features of the world’s physical geography.
  • Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclones 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)
  • Mains Current Development in Geography from January to June

Primary and Essential Reading

  • NCERT class 11
  • Fundamental Physical Geography
  • Indian Physical Environment
  • Certificate Physical and Human Geography by G C Leong
  • Class and Printed IQRA IAS Notes
  • Newspapers: The Indian Express, The Hindu

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

Indian Polity and Constitution

  • 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
  • Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
  • Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions
  • Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, the conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these
  • Mains Current Development in Indian Polity and Constitution from January to June

Primary and Essential Reading

  • NCERT Democratic Politics class 9 and 10
  • 11th NCERT
  • Constitution at Work
  • Political Theory
  • Indian Polity by Laxmikant
  • Introduction to the Constitution of India: D D Basu
  • Class and Printed IQRA IAS Notes
  • Newspapers: The Indian Express, The Hindu

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

Indian Economy

  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
    • National Income and Accounting Methods
    • Various planning strategies and Economic reform and issues related to it – the role of NITI AYOG and other planning agencies
    • Banking system or Monetary Policy and associated challenges
    • Type of employment and associated challenges in all the three sectors – the importance of demographic dividend
    • Inflation – cause and challenges
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
    • Growth and Development debates and importance
    • Importance of Inclusive Growth
  • Government
    • Fiscal policy
  • Mobilization of Resources – Methods and challenges associated with it
  • Investment models
  • Land reforms in India
  • Mains Current Development in Indian Economy and Constitution from January to June

Primary and Essential Reading

  • NCERT – Class 11th (Indian Economic Development)
  • Class 12th – Macroeconomics
  • Economic Survey – 2022
  • Budget – 2022
  • Three Year Action Agenda, 2017-18 to 2019-20 – NITI Aayog
  • Class and Printed IQRA IAS Notes
  • Newspapers: The Indian Express, The Hindu

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

Indian Polity and Constitution

  • 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
  • Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional
  • Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial
  • Mains Current Development in Indian Polity and Constitution from January to June 2022

Primary and Essential Reading

  • NCERT Democratic Politics class 9 and 10
  • 11th NCERT
  • Constitution at Work
  • Political Theory
  • Indian Polity by Laxmikant
  • Introduction to the Constitution of India: D D Basu
  • Class and Printed IQRA IAS Notes
  • Newspapers: The Indian Express, The Hindu

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

Indian Economy

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
  • Mains Current Development in Indian Economy and Constitution from January to June 2022.

Primary and Essential Reading

  • NCERT – Class 11 (Indian Economic Development)
  • Class 12 – Macroeconomics
  • Economic Survey – 2022
  • Budget – 2022
  • Three Year Action Agenda, 2017-18 to 2019-20 – NITI Aayog
  • Class and Printed IQRA IAS Notes
  • Newspapers: The Indian Express, The Hindu

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

Revision Test – From Test No. 1 To 5

(Geography, Polity and Economy)

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

International Relation

  • India and its Neighborhoods –
  • Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interest.
  • Mains Current Development in International Relation from January to June 2022

World History (From Aftermath of First World War Till Present)

  • 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 society.

Primary and Essential Reading

  • Indian Foreign policy by V P DUTT
  • OLD NCERT CLASS 9 and 10 – The Story of Civilization
  • Class and Printed IQRA IAS Notes
  • Newspapers: The Indian Express, The Hindu

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

MODERN HISTORY

  • 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.

PRIMARY AND ESSENTIAL READING

  • New Ncert class 8
  • Old Ncert Modern History by Bipin Chandra
  • New Ncert class 12 – India Since Independence
  • Class and Printed IQRA IAS Notes
  • Newspapers: The Indian Express, The Hindu

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

INTERNATIONAL RELATION

  • Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
  • Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandaate.
  • Mains Current Development in International Relation from January to June 2022

WORLD HISTORY (ONLY TILL FIRST WORLD WAR)

 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.

PRIMARY AND ESSENTIAL READING

  • Ncert class 12 – World Politics
  • International Relation by Pushpesh Pant
  • OLD NCERT CLASS 9 and 10 – The Story of Civilization
  • Class and Printed IQRA IAS Notes
  • Newspapers: The Indian Express, The Hindu

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

ENVIRONMENT AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT

  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
  • Disaster and disaster management.
  • Mains Current Development in Environment and Disaster Management from January to June 2022

PRIMARY AND ESSENTIAL READING

  • CBSE – Class 11 (Natural Hazards and Disaster Management)
  • Environment Book of your choice
  • Class and Printed IQRA IAS Notes
  • Newspapers: The Indian Express, The Hindu

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

REVISION TEST – FROM TEST NO. 7 TO 10

(INDIAN AND WORLD HISTORY, INTERNATIONAL RELATION, ENVIRONMENT AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT)

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

INDIAN 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

Mains Current Development in Indian Society from January to June 2022

PRIMARY AND ESSENTIAL READING

  • New Ncert – class 11 and 12
  • Introducing Sociology
  • Understanding Sociology
  • Indian Society
  • Social Change and Development of India
  • Class and Printed IQRA Notes
  • Newspapers: The Indian Express, The Hindu

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

INDIAN CULTURE AND HERITAGE

  • Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.
  • Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights

Mains Current Development in Science and Technology from January to June 2022

PRIMARY AND ESSENTIAL READING

  • NIOS – Indian Culture and Heritage
  • Ncert – Introduction to Fine Arts
  • Ncert – Modern India (Bipin Chandra)
  • Ncert – Themes in Indian History (Part 3)
  • Science Reporter’s Magazine
  • Class and Printed IQRA IAS Notes
  • Newspapers: The Indian Express, The Hindu

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

INTERNAL 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 terrorisom.
  • Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.

Mains Current Development in Internal Security from January to June 2022

PRIMARY AND ESSENTIAL READING

  • IDSA publications on Security (Northeast, LWE, Border Security, Financial,
  • International & Organised Crime)
  • 2nd ARC (7th Report Capacity Building for Conflict Resolution)
  • 2nd ARC (8th Report Combating Terrorism – Protecting by Righteousness)
  • Class and Printed IQRA IAS Notes

Newspapers: The Indian Express, The Hindu

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

GOVERNANCE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

  • 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 Section.
  • Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

Mains Current Development in Governance and Social Justice from January to June 2022

PRIMARY AND ESSENTIAL READING

  • Our Constitution, Our Parliament: Subhash Kashyap –
  • Introduction to the Constitution of India: DD Basu2ARC REPORTS
  • Yojana and Kurukshetra Magazine
  • Three Year Action Agenda, 2017-18 to 2019-20 – NITI Aayog
  • Class and Printed IQRA IAS Notes
  • Newspapers: The Indian Express, The Hindu

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

GOVERNANCE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

  • 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.
  • Mains Current Development in Governance and Social Justice from January to June 2022

ESSAY TEST – 1 WILL ALSO BE CONDUCTED

PRIMARY AND ESSENTIAL READING

  • Our Constitution, Our Parliament: Subhash Kashyap –
  • Introduction to the Constitution of India: DD Basu 2ARC REPORTS
  • Yojana and Kurukshetra Magazine
  • Three Year Action Agenda, 2017-18 to 2019-20 – NITI Aayog
  • Class and Printed IQRA IAS Notes

Newspapers: The Indian Express, The Hindu

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

REVISION TEST – FROM TEST NO. 12 TO 16

(INTERNAL SECURITY, GOVERNANCE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE, INDIAN SOCIETY, INDIAN CULTURE AND SCIENCE AND TECCHNOLOGY)

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

ETHICS INTEGRITY AND APTITUDE

  • 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 ONLY INDIAN MORAL THINKERS
  • Case Study

PRIMARY AND ESSENTIAL READING

  • Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by D K Balaji
  • 2nd ARC REPORT (4th Report- Ethics in
  • Governance, 10th Report – Refurbishing of Personnel Administration)
  • Class and Printed
  • IQRA IAS Notes
  • Newspapers: The Indian Express, The Hindu

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

ETHICS INTEGRITY AND APTITUDE

  • 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 corruptions.
  • CONTRIBUTIONS OF ONLY WESTERN MORAL THINKERS
  • Case Studies on the above issues.

PRIMARY AND ESSENTIAL READING

  • Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by D K Balaji
  • 2nd ARC REPORT (4th Report- Ethics in Governance
  • 10th Report – Refurbishing of Personnel Administration)
  • Class and Printed IQRA IAS Notes
  • Newspapers: The Indian Express, The Hindu

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

Part B: Intermediate Level

FULL LENGTH – GS PAPER – 1

Mains Current Development from July to December 2022

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FULL LENGTH – GS PAPER – 2

Mains Current Development from July to December 2022

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FULL LENGTH – GS PAPER – 2

Mains Current Development from July to December 2022

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FULL LENGTH – GS PAPER – 2

Mains Current Development from July to December 2022

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

Part C: Advance Level

General Studies Paper 1, Indian History And Cultural Heritage and World History

  • Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  • Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the 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 the 18th century such as the industrial revolution, world wars, redrawing of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on society.

Current Affairs Developments from January to Jun 2023

Secondary Sources

  • NCERT – World History (Arjun Dev)
  • NCERT – Themes in World History
  • Mastering Modern World
  • History by Normal Lowe
  • From Plassey to Partition: Sekhar Bandyopadhyay
  • India After Gandhi by Ramchandra Guha
  • Class and Printed IQRA IAS Notes
  • Newspapers: The Indian Express, The Hindu

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER –1 à INDIAN AND WORLD GEOGRAPHY AND INDIAN 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 &
  • 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)

Current Affairs Developments from January to Jun 2023

 

  • NCERTs – Class 11 and 12 (Physical and Human)
  • Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong
  • Physical Geography –Savinder Singh
  • Down to Earth Magazine
  • Class and Printed IQRA IAS Notes

Newspapers: The Indian Express, The Hindu

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER – 2 à IDNIAN POLITY AND CONSTITUTION

  • 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

Current Affairs Developments from January to Jun 2023

 

SECONDARY SOURCES: 

  • 2ARC REPORT
  • PUNCHHI COMMISSION REPORT
  • EPW MAGAZINE
  • YOGANA
  • Class and Printed IQRA IAS Notes
  • Newspapers: The Indian Express, The Hindu

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER – 2 à GOVERNANCE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATION

  • 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 – their structure, mandate.

SECONDARY SOURCES: 

  • 2ARC REPORT
  • PUNCHHI COMMISSION REPORT
  • EPW MAGAZINE
  • YOGANA MAGAZINE
  • Foreign Affairs Website
  • Governance in India by Laxmikanth
  • Indian Foreign Policy by Oxford Publication
  • Class and Printed IQRA IAS Notes

Newspapers: The Indian Express, The Hindu

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER – 3 à INDIAN 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.

Current Affairs Developments from January to Jun 2023

 

SECONDARY SOURCES: 

  • Yojana Magazine
  • EPW Magazine
  • Three Year Action Agenda, 2017-18 to 2019-20 – NITI Aayog
  • Economic Survey –2023
  • Budget – 2023
  • Indian Economy – Dutt, Sundaram / Uma Kapila / Mishra Puri
  • Class and Printed IQRA IAS Notes

Newspapers: The Indian Express, The Hindu

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER – 3 à SCI-TECH, ENVIRONMENT, DISASTER MANAGEMENT, INTERNAL SECURITY

  • 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

Current Affairs Developments from January to Jun 2023

SECONDARY SOURCES:

  • The Oxford’s Handbook of India’s National Security
  • Down to Earth Magazine
  • Geography and You Magazine
  • IDSA Website
  • Class and Printed IQRA IAS Notes
  • Newspapers: The Indian Express, The Hindu

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER – 4 à ETHICS, INTEGRITY AND APTITUDE

  • 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 behavior; 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

 

SECONDARY SOURCES:

  • Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by D K Balaji
  • 2nd ARC REPORT (4th Report- Ethics in Governance
  • 10th Report – Refurbishing of Personnel Administration)
  • Class and Printed IQRA IAS Notes
  • Newspapers: The Indian Express, The Hindu

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER – 4 à ETHICS, INTEGRITY AND APTITUDE

  • 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 corruptions.
  • Case Studies on above issues.

SECONDARY SOURCES: 

  • Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by D K Balaji
  • 2nd ARC REPORT (4th Report- Ethics in Governance
  • 10th Report – Refurbishing of Personnel Administration)
  • Class and Printed IQRA IAS Notes
  • Newspapers: The Indian Express, The Hindu

The Test Will be Released on the Scheduled Date

FULL ESSAY TEST – 2

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UPSC Mock Test Mains: 2023

FULL ESSAY TEST

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FULL GS – 1 SYLLABUS

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FULL GS – 2 SYLLABUS

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FULL GS – 3 SYLLABUS

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FULL GS – 4 SYLLABUS

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  • Test Schedule: for each test provided above, you need to submit your test answers within the period of seven (7) days from the date of the test.
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    Kindly make sure to write the following if you are submitting handwritten answers: Name, Email, Phone, Date and Topic of the Test you are attempting (test name).
  • Option 1: You may also submit your answers by directly sending an email to [email protected]
  • Option 2: Attempt your paper on plan A4 size sheet. Please do mention your Name, Email ID, Phone and the Topic of the Test you are attempting (Test Name), and upload it using this online submission option.

How to Scan your Answer Sheets, for Uploading Scan Copy of your Answers:

  • Scan your answer copies and convert them to PDF.
  • Recommended app to scan Answer Copy – Click here
  • Please do mention your Name, Email, Phone and Year of UPSC attempt on the answer copy
  • The soft copy should not have a dark background which makes it difficult to read and write comments.
  • Please ensure good readability before sending the copy.
  • It should be well printable in A4 size format, please make a SINGLE PDF for one copy.
  • YOUR COPY WILL BE RETURNED IF IT IS NOT FOUND IN PROPER FORMAT OR IF NOT PROPERLY READABLE AND WE WON’T BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH DELAYS
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