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UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination is meant to serve as a screening test wherein a candidate has to secure qualifying marks. Candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in Preliminary Examination are eligible for Main Examination. Preliminary Examination consists of two papers of Objective type (Multiple Choice Questions) which carry a maximum of 400 Marks, equally divided among Paper- I (GS) and Paper – II (CSAT).

Features of Test Series:

  1. Test series includes total of 60 Tests (30 General Studies Paper-1 + 30 CSAT – all full length).
  2. Category -wise analysis of each test.
  3. Intensive coverage of syllabus in a systematic manner.
  4. Designed to cover Basic Sources (NCERTs) as well as advanced sources
  5. Exclusive tests for NCERT, Economic Survey and Current Affairs
  6. Each test followed by an in-depth discussion.
  7. Individual performance & SWOT analysis with All India Ranking.
  8. Core and Current affairs (60:40) Questions.

                             SUBJECT WISE TEST SERIES 

Polity

NUMBER OF QUESTION : 3000

NUMBER OF MOCK TEST : 200

NUMBER OF TEST SERIES : 30

TOPIC COVER 

  • Historical Underpinnings
  • Evolution & Making of the Constitution
  • Features and Significant Provisions
  • The Preamble
  • The Union and its Territory
  • Citizenship
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Directive Principles
  • Fundamental Duties
  • Basic Structure of the Constitution
  • Political systems: Democratic & Non-Democratic, Parliamentary & Presidential, Unitary & Federal, Direct and Representative, Republic and Monarchy etc.
  • Constitutionalism
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Prime minister
  • Central Council of Ministers and Cabinet committees
  • Posts like Cabinet Secretary, Chief Secretary Etc.
  • Parliament: The Council of States, The House of People, Disqualification and Vacation of Seats, Presiding Officers of Parliament
  • Houses: Their Working, Legislative Procedures in Parliament, Budget
  • Powers and Functions of Parliament: Its Role, Committees of Parliament, Parliamentary Forums
  • Governor
  • Chief Minister
  • State Council of Ministers
  • State Legislature
  • Indian Federalism
  • Centre State Relations
  • Supreme Court
  • High Courts
  • Subordinate Courts: District Courts, Gram Nyayalayas, ADRs, NALSA etc.
  • Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive.
  • Ministries and Departments of the Government
      • Amendment of Constitution
      • Emergency Provisions

    Constitutional & Non-Constitutional Bodies·

      • Election Commission
      • Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
      • State Public Service Commission (SPSC)
      • Finance Commission
      • CAG
      • Attorney general of India
      • Advocate general of India
      • Special officer for Linguistic Minorities
      • National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC)
      • National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST)
      • National Commission for Backward Castes ( NCBC)
      • NITI Aayog
      • NHRC, Governing Council, SHRC, CIC, SIC, CVC, CBI, Lokpal, Lokayukta, NCPCR etc.
      • Panchayati Raj
      • Local Urban Government

    Elections and Other aspects 

    • Representation of People’s Act
    • Election Process
    • Transparency & Accountability
    • RTI, Citizen’s Charter, e-Governance

                                        History

NUMBER OF QUESTION : 3000

NUMBER OF MOCK TEST : 200

NUMBER OF TEST SERIES : 30

TOPIC COVER 

Ancient Indian History

    • Prehistoric period
    • Harappan/ Indus Valley Civilization
    • Vedic Age
    • Mahajanapadas
    • Religious Reforms
    • Mauryan Age & Post-Mauryan Age
    • Sangam Age
    • Guptas Age & Post Guptas Age(Brief History, Salient Features, Social, Economics, Religious and Cultural conditions of all the above)

Art & Culture

  • Architecture: Indus Valley Civilization, The Mauryan Architecture, The Sungas, Kushanas, Satavahanas & Guptas, The Temple Architecture, Indo-Islamic Architecture, Modern Architecture
  • Sculpture: Indian Sculpture and Different schools of Art
  • Indian Paintings:Historical development – Wall Paintings, Cave and Mural Paintings, Miniature Paintings, Mughal Paintings, Rajput Paintings, Folk Paintings, Other Paintings, Modern Indian Paintings & Personalities
  • Religion and Philosophy
    Religion: Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Judaism
    Philosophy: Six Schools of Philosophy, Ajivika, Lokayata etc.
  • Indian Music:Classical Music, Hindustani Music, Carnatic Music, Folk Music Tradition
  • Indian Dance:Classical Dance forms in India, Folk Dances, Modern Dance in India
  • Puppetry and Theatre: Different forms of Puppetry in India, Theatres in India: Folk Theatre, Modern Theatre, People Associated with Theatres, Indian Cinema and Circus·
  • Language & Literature: Indian Language, Indian Literature·
  • Fairs, Festivals and Craft: Religious Festivals, Secular Festivals (States & UT’s), Art & Crafts·
  • Science & Technology,Ancient, Science & Technology, Medieval Science & Technology, Famous Personalities in Ancient and Medieval India·
  • Promotion and Preservation of Indian Heritage:Indian Word Heritage Sites, Cultural Heritage Sites, Natural Heritage Sites, Important Institutions

Medieval History/Medieval History/ Art and Culture

  • Northern India – Age of Three Empires
  • The Cholas Empire
  • Economic and Social Life
  • Education and Religious Beliefs
  • The Age of Conflicts
  • The Delhi Sultanat
  • The Delhi Sultanat – Khaljis and the Tuglaqs
  • Government and Economic and Social Life under the Delhi Sultanat
  • The Age of Vijaynagara and the Bahmanids, and the coming of the Portuguese
  • Struggle of Empire in the North India 1400-1525 AD
  • Cultural Development in India
  • Struggle of Empire in the North India 1525-1555 AD
  • Consolidation of Mughal Empire
  • The Deccan and South India
  • India in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century
  • Economic and Social Life Under the Mughals
  • Cultural and Religious Developments
  • Climax and Disintegration of the Mughal Empire I
  • Climax and Disintegration of the Mughal Empire II
  • Art and Culture
  • Languages in India
  • Religion in India, Indian Literature
  • Schools of Philosophy
  • Indian Cinema
  • Science and Technology Through The Ages
  • Calendars in India
  • Fairs and Festivals of India
  • Awards and Honours
  • Law and Culture
  • Martial Arts in India
  • Cultural Institution in India.

India under East India Company’s Rule Administration

  • Struggle among European powers in India
  • Regulating Acts and Charter Acts: Regulating Act of 1773, Pitt’s India Act 1773 and Charter acts of 1784, 1793, 1813,1833, 1853
  • Indian Kingdoms in 18th century: Marathas, Punjab, Mysore, Hyderabad etc.
  • British Expansion policy: Doctrine of lapse, Subordinate alliance etc.
  • Economic policies and their impact
  • Education Policies
  • Socio – Religious Reform Movements in the 19th century India – Arya Samaj, Brahmo Samaj, etc.
  • The Great Revolt of 1857
  • Changes in Indian Administration after 1858-GOI ACT 1858, Councils Act, 1861, 1892
  • Growth of Political Ideas and Political Organisations (up to 1885)
  • Foundation of the Indian National Congress
  • Moderate Phase (1885 – 1905)
  • Partition of Bengal and the Swadeshi Movement
  • The first phase of Revolutionary and Terrorist Movement
  • The Morley-Minto Reforms or the Indian Councils Act, 1909· The Lucknow Pact (1916)
  • The Home Rule Movement
  • Montague-Chelmsford Reforms or the Government of India Act, 1919
  • The Khilafat Movement (1920-22) and Non Cooperation Movement
  • The Left Movement
  • The second phase of Revolutionary and Terrorist Movement
  • Anti-Simon Commission Agitation (1928-29)
  • Nehru Report, 1928
  • The Lahore Session, 1929
  • The Civil Disobedience Movement (The first phase)
  • Second Phase of Civil Disobedience Movement
  • The Government of India Act, 1935
  • Provincial Elections and Formation of popular Ministries in Provinces, 1937
  • The Struggle in the Princely States: The Praja Mandal Movement –
  • The Second World War and the National Movement
  • The August Offer 1940
  • The Individual Satyagraha 1940-41
  • The Cripps Proposal, 1942
  • The Quit India Movement, I942
  • Subhas Bose and Indian National Army
  • Rajagopalachari Formula & Deasi Liaqat plan
  • Wavell Plan and Simla Conference 1945
  • General Elections in India, 1945
  • Naval Mutiny: 1946
  • The Indian Independence Act, 1947
    Other Dimensions
  • Tribal Movements
  • Peasants Movement
  • Dalit Movements
  • Women movements
  • Role of Press and Publications
  • Role of Business groups
  • Foreign policies of British IndiaMiscellaneous: Reforms / Acts / Committee, Congress Sessions, Governor –General Viceroys etc.

                                      Geography

NUMBER OF QUESTION : 3000

NUMBER OF MOCK TEST : 200

NUMBER OF TEST SERIES : 30

TOPIC COVER 

Physical Geography of the world

  • Origin and evolution of Universe, Solar system
  • Geological History of the Earth
  • Geological Time scale
  • Latitude and Longitude including important Parallels and Meridians
  • Motions of the Earth and their effects
  • Inclination of the Earth’s Axis and its effects
  • Local and Standard Time and the International Date Line, Calendar
  • Eclipses – Solar, Lunar
  • Geomorphology – Interior structure of the earth, Earth’s crust,
  • Classification of rocks.
  • Landform Development – First order (continental drift theory, sea floor spreading, plate tectonics theory), Second order (Mountains, Plateaus, Plains & other landforms)
  • Internal forces & their impact – Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Folding, Faulting, Isostasy)
  • External forces & their impact – Weathering, Erosion & landforms thus developed
  • Climatology – Structure, Composition of atmosphere
  • Weather & Climate
  • Insolation, Heat Budget, Distribution of temperature, Temperature Inversion
  • Pressure and Pressure belts
  • Winds – Planetary, Seasonal and Local; Jet Streams
  • Precipitation-Forms & Types, Distribution of rainfall
  • Air Masses, Cyclones and anti-cyclones
  • World Climatic regions
  • Oceanography – Features, Ocean waves, currents, tides & Tsunamis, Temperature & Salinity distribution, marine resources
  • Biogeography: Soils – Classification, distribution, erosion & Conservation
  • Continents – Major physical features, natural resources

Physical Geography of India

  • Location: Latitude, Longitude
  • Northern Mountains, Plains of India, Peninsular Plateau and Islands of India.
  • Himalayan and Peninsular Drainage System
  • Spatial and temporal distribution of temperature, pressure, winds and rainfall
  • Indian Monsoon: mechanism, onset and variability; spatial and temporal variations
  • Climatic Regions of India
  • Classification of Soils
  • Problems of Soil and Conservation
  • Forests and their distribution, Forest Conservation
  • Map Based Questions from India (Location of state, city, river, lakes, important places including Ramsar sites, Biosphere Reserves, Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks)

World Economic and Human Geography:

  • Natural resources and mineral resources and distribution of key natural resources across the world
  • Agriculture and agro-climatic regions
  • Industry and location factors
  • Infrastructure
  • World Population, density & distribution, races & tribes, settlements & migration
  • Map Based Questions from World (Location of state, city, minerals, industries etc.)

Indian Economic and Human Geography:

    Agriculture typology and major Crops grown in India Agro-Climatic RegionsLand Reforms and Land use patternAnimal Husbandry, Fisheries and Aquaculture Water Resources- Availability and potential: Lakes, rivers, dams, power and irrigation projects, wetlands and inter-linking of rivers Mineral Resources- classification and distribution Energy Resources- conventional and non-conventional resourcesPopulation and Growth trends – density, sex ratio, literacy, tribes and racial groups in India Rural and Urban Settlements- types and patternsIndustries- types and their locational factors Transport and Communication -railways, highways, inland water transport, shipping and sea-ports, air transport Map Based Questions from India (Location of state, city, minerals, industries etc.)

                                                 Economy

NUMBER OF QUESTION : 3000

NUMBER OF MOCK TEST : 200

NUMBER OF TEST SERIES : 30

TOPIC COVER 

  • National income, GDP, GNP, Market Price and Factor Cost, NNP, NDP, transfer payments, National income at FC, Personal Income, disposable income, factors affecting national income, net foreign facto income
  • Measurement of national income: value added method, income method, expenditure method, Application of various methods, Base year, GDP deflator
  • Debates around GDP and other indices
  • Unemployment: Types of Unemployment: Structural, Seasonal, Frictional, Cyclical, Nature of Unemployment in India
  • Five year Plans: Priorities and Performance, Issues related to planning Economic Policies till 1991
  • Economic Reforms since 1991: End of license Raj, Liberalization, Privatisation and Globalisation, FDI, FII, issues, challenges etc.
  • Infrastructure: IT, Communication, Urbanization, Transport, Mining, etc.

Money and Banking

    • Money: Definition, Functions and significance, Evolution of Money, Money supply in India and factors affecting it
    • Banking:
      Need of banks, Function, Commercial Banks
      Central Bank: Importance, functions, Structure, Policy tools, Monetary Policy (CRR, SLR, OMO, Repo and Rev Repo, MSF etc.)
    • Banking Reforms

Government budgeting and Fiscal Policy

    • Budgeting: Evolution of Budgeting, Institutions and Laws, The Union Budget: Components – Revenue Account, Capital Account, Measures of Government Deficit etc., Weaknesses in the Budgetary Process
    • Fiscal Policy: Public Finance – Role and Importance, Public Expenditure – Revenue and Capital, Development and Non-Development, Public Revenue – Sources of Revenue, Taxes: Classification, Direct and Indirect, Specific and Ad Valorem, Social and Economic Objectives of Taxes, Objectives of Taxation, GST, d.) Public Debt, Deficit Financing
    • Capital Markets: Basic Terms and Concepts, Equity and debt Instruments, Primary market and Secondary markets etc.

Agriculture:

    • Recent trends in Agriculture Sector,
    • Cropping System and Pattern;
    • Agricultural Marketing and Reforms;
    • Agricultural Research;
    • Sustainable Agriculture;
    • Animal Husbandry
    • PDS
    • Farm distress and government initiatives

Industrial Sector:

  • Industrial Policies,
  • Licensing
  • MSME
  • Labour Reforms
  • Companies Act
  • Make in India, Skill India
  • Challenges in Industrial development
  • Organised and unorganised sector
  • PPP, Investment models
  • Recent initiatives taken by the govt., etc.

Services:

  • Banking,
  • Insurance,
  • Aviation,
  • Tourism,
  • Issues and potential of services sector
  • Inflation: Definition, Inflationary Gap and Inflationary Process, Inflation Cycles: Demand Pull Inflation, Cost Push Inflation, Causes of Inflation, Inflation Control measures
  • International Trade and Bodies: IMF: Purpose and Objectives, Organization and Functions, Working and Evaluation, IMF and Underdeveloped Countries, SDR’s, Reforms etc., World Bank, Bilateral and Regional Cooperation
  • Foreign Trade of India: Trade Policy, Product wise trade, Region wise trade, Subsidy boxes, WTO related issues and India

                                   Environment

NUMBER OF QUESTION : 3000

NUMBER OF MOCK TEST : 200

NUMBER OF TEST SERIES : 30

TOPIC COVER 

Environment and its componentsEcology and Functions of an ecosystem

  • Terrestrial ecosystems
  • Aquatic ecosystems

Environmental problems:

  • Climate Change
  • Acidification
  • Eutrophication
  • Ozone Depletion
  • Mitigation Strategies
  • India and Climate Change

Environmental pollution

  • Pollutants
  • Air pollution
  • Water Pollution
  • Soil Pollution
  • Noise Pollution
  • Radioactive pollution
  • E-Waste
  • Solid Waste
  • Bioremediation

Biodiversity

  • Basic Concepts
  • Plant and Animal Diversity
  • Marine Organisms
  • Threat to Biodiversity
  • Protected Area Network: National parks, Wildlife sanctuaries, Biosphere reserves, Reserved and protected forests, Conservation and community reserves, Village and panchayat Forests, Private protected areas, Conservation areas
  • Biodiversity Conservation efforts
  • Indian Biodiversity ad conservation efforts
  • Bioprospecting, Biosafety, Biopiracy

Conservation efforts: India and World

  • Institutional and Organizational mechanisms
  • Environmental Acts and Policies
  • Environmental conventions
    Sustainable development
    Environmental Monitoring and Impact Assessment

Current Affairs Tests

NUMBER OF QUESTION  : IN CASE OF CURRENT AFFAIR ,QUESTION ARE DAILY UPDATE IN OUR PORTAL SO YOU GET UNLIMITED QUESTION WITH FULL NEWS ANALYSIS.

Comprehensive tests on current affairs based on a wide range of reference sources including The Hindu, Indian Express, PIB, Yojana, Kurukshetra, BBC, Science Reporter, Government Plans & Policies, Bills, Acts and Amendments, various Reports and Indices, Budget and Economic Survey, India Year Book, etc.

 

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