Mains Test Series

Test No.SyllabusStatusTest
Test - 1EssayActiveTake Test
Test - 2
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.
ActiveTake Test
Indian Society
Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

Role of women & women’s organization, population and associated
issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization,
their problems and their remedies.
Salient features of world’s physical geography.(Climatology)

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.
Test - 3EssayActiveTake Test
Test - 4
Indian Polity:
Indian Constitution - historical underpinnings, evolution,features,
amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.

Functions & 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.
ActiveTake Test
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.

Role of civil services in a democracy.
Test - 5
Economic Development:
Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization
of resources, growth, development and employment.

Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

Government Budgeting.
ActiveTake Test
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 is the aid of farmers.
Internal Security:
Linkages between development and spread of extremism.

Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges
to internal security.

Security challenges and their management in border areas;
linkages of organized crime with terrorism.
Test - 6
Indian History:
Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within
the country.
ActiveTake Test
World History
History of the world will include events from 18th century
such as industrial revolution, world wars, re- drawal of national
boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like
communism capitalism, socialism etc. -their forms and
effect on the society.
Salient features of world's physical geography.
(Geomorphology, Oceanography + Others)

Distribution of key natural resources across the world
(including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent) factors
responsible for the location of primary, secondary and tertiary
sector industries in various parts of the world (including India).
Test - 7EssayActiveTake Test
Test - 8
Indian Polity
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.
ActiveTake Test
International Relations
India and its neighbourhood - relations.

Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing
countries on India's interests, Indian Diaspora.
Indian Society
Effects of globalization on Indian Society.

Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
Test - 9
Indian Economy
Land reforms in India.

Effects of liberalization on the economy, charges in industrial
policy and their effects on industrial growth.

Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

Investment models.
ActiveTake Test
Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsides and minimum
support prices; Public Distribution System objectives,functioning,
limitations, revamping, issues of buffer stocks and food security;
Technology missions; economics of animal - rearing.
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- money-laundering
and its prevention.

Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
Test - 10EssayActiveTake Test
Test - 11
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 & Compassion towards
the weaker sections.

Emotional intelligence - concepts & their utilities and
application in administration and governance.

Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers
from India and world.

Case studies on above issues.
ActiveTake Test
Art & Culture
Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms,
Literature & Architecture from ancient to modern times.
Test - 12General Studies - 1 / Full Test: Full PortionActiveTake Test
Test - 13EssayActiveTake Test
Test - 14
Indian Polity
Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions
& responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.

Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal
mechanisms & institutions.

Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that
of other countries.
ActiveTake Test
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 & 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.
International Relations
Bilateral, regional and global grouping and agreements
involving India and / or affecting India's interests.

Important international institutions, agencies and for a
Test - 15General Studies - 2 / Full Test : Full PortionActiveTake Test
Test - 16
Public/Civil Service values & Ethics in Public administration;
status and problems; ethical concerns & 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

Case studies on above issues.
ActiveTake Test
Test - 17EssayActiveTake Test
Test - 18
Food processing and related industries in India - scope
and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements,
supply chain management.
ActiveTake Test
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 issues relating to intellectual
property rights.

Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics,
nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to
intellectual property right.
Conservation, environmental pollution & degradation,
environmental impact assessment.

Disaster and disaster management.
Test - 19General Studies - 3/Test: Full PortionActiveTake Test
Test - 20EssayActiveTake Test
Test - 21General Studies - 4ActiveTake Test
Test - 22General Studies - 1/Test: Full PortionActiveTake Test
Test - 23General Studies - 2 / Full Test : Full PortionActiveTake Test
Test - 24General Studies - 3/Test: Full PortionActiveTake Test
Test - 25General Studies - 4 / Test: Full PortionActiveTake Test
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