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GS Mains Test Series 2018: Batch Starts 11th Nov. Click Here for test schedule and online admission.
GS Mains 2017 Answer Writing by Manoj K. Jha and Dr. Piyush Chaubey

TEST HIGHLIGHTS

  • Batch I: 14 tests, including 10 sectional and 4 mock tests.
  • Batch II: 12 tests, including 8 sectional and 4 mock tests.
  • Batch I: There are 10 sectional tests. Idea is to cover the entire subject in its length and breadth.
  • Batch II: There are 8 sectional tests. Idea is to cover the entire subject in its length and breadth.
  • Questions would be designed to judge the candidates’ conceptual and interdisciplinary approach more than the factual knowledge. Through 10 sectional tests we can touch each and every aspect of the subjects..
  • 4 Mock tests will be conducted on the pattern of UPSC.
  • Answer hints are designed in three parts.
    • Key Concepts
    • Model Answer
    • Supplementary reading related to key concepts.
  • Detailed Discussion for sectional test will be conducted following the test.
  • Discussion classes are designed in such a way that they can provide value addition on the inter - related topics of the respective test. It also includes answer writing approach for every paper.
  • Only model answers would be provided for the Mock Tests.
  • Answer sheets will be evaluated by the experts only.
  • Copy evaluation and feedback system is designed to provide relevant insights and feedback to each candidate as per his/her performance.
  • One-to-one discussion with respective faculty after copy evaluation.
  • Evaluation will be done in two week's time.
  • Note: Classroom discussion will be conducted only for sectional test.

GS MAINS TEST SERIES

Batch II

  • Test Starts: 11th August, 2017
  • Number of Tests: 12 (8 Sectional + 4 Mock)
  • Test Timings: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Test Discussion: Same day after the test
  • Fees: Rs. 12,000/- (+ GST)

Batch I: Programme 1

  • Test Starts: 2nd July, 2017
  • Number of Tests: 14 (10 Sectional + 4 Mock)
  • Test Timings: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Test Discussion: Same day after the test
  • Fees: Rs. 15,000/- (+ GST)

Batch I: Programme 2

  • Test Starts: 23rd July, 2017
  • Number of Tests: 8 (Mock Tests)
  • Test Timings: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Fees: Rs. 9,000/- (+ GST)

Procedure for Online Test

  • You will get a login id and a password to access your account on the website. Test will be available on the scheduled date in your account in pdf format.
  • Evaluated answer sheets with proper feedback, comment, and guidance along with the paper analysis based on difficulty level & nature of questions will be sent back to students by email within 15 days after receiving the answer sheet.
  • Detailed model answers' hint along with supplementary information on the topics asked in tests will be provided.
  • Evaluation will be based on micro-performance analysis of students.
  • Video session of the post-test discussion would also be provided along with the model answers' hint.

Online-Classroom Flexi Format

  • Flexible module for aspirants joining classroom test or online test.
  • Tests can be taken after the schedule date too.
  • Classroom students can write the test on every any day between 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.at our centre after the scheduled date.
  • Discussion video access will be provided to them on the website.
  • Online students, if in Delhi, can write the test at our centre and attend the discussion session.
  • Integrated ranking can only be provided for the top 100 students among those, who take test on the schedule date.
  • Evaluated test paper will be given back within 15 days of receiving the test.
  • Toppers' softcopy will be provided in your account on our website.

Test Schedule

  • Batch II
  • Batch I: Programme 1
  • Batch I: Programme 2

Test 1: Indian Polity & Governance (11 August, 2017)

Indian Polity

  • 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.
  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
  • Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies

Governance

  • Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
  • 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.

Test 2: Ethics - 1 (18 August, 2017)

Ethics 1

  • Ethics: 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.
  • 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.

Test 3: Indian Economy & International Organisation + Agriculture (25 August, 2017)

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.
  • 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.
  • Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

Agriculture

  • 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.

Test 4: International Relations + Internal Security (1 September, 2017)

International Relations

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

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 terrorism.
  • Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.

Test 5: Ethics - 2 (8 September, 2017)

  • 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 ethicalguidance; 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.
  • Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
  • Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
  • Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

Test 6: Indian Society + Social Justice (15 September, 2017)

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.

Social Justice

  • 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.

Test 7: Geography & Disaster Management + Science and Environment (22 September, 2017)

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.

Disaster Management

  • Disaster and disaster management.

Science - Tech

  • 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.

Environment

  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

Test 8: History (29 September, 2017)

Culture and Modern India

  • 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

  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

World History

  • 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.

Full Mock (6 October, 2017)

Paper 1 & Paper 2

Full Mock (7 October, 2017)

Paper 3 & Paper 4

Test 1: Indian Polity& Constitution & PIC (2 July, 2017)

Indian Polity + 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.
  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
  • Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies

Post-Independence

  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

Test 2: Ethics - 1 (9 July, 2017)

Ethics 1

  • Ethics: 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.
  • 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.

Test 3: Indian Society & Governance (16 July, 2017)

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.

Governance

  • Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
  • 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.

Test 4: Indian Economy & International Organisation (23 July, 2017)

  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it..
  • Government Budgeting.
  • 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.
  • Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

Test 5: Geography & Disaster Management (30 July, 2017)

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.

Disaster Management

  • Disaster and disaster management.

Test 6: International Relations & World History (6 August, 2017)

International Relations

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

World History

  • 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.

Test 7: Ethics - 2 (13 August, 2017)

  • 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 ethicalguidance; 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.

Test 8: Agriculture & Environment (20 August, 2017)

Agriculture

  • 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.

Environment

  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

Test 9: Science - Tech & Internal Security (27 August, 2017)

Science - Tech

  • 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.

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 terrorism.
  • Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.

Test 10: Culture + Modern India (3 September, 2017)

  • 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.

Full Mock (9 September, 2017)

Paper 1 & Paper 2

Full Mock (10 September, 2017)

Paper 3 & Paper 4

Mock - 1: Paper - 1 (23 July, 2017)

Paper - 1 (Entire Syllabus)

Mock - 2: Paper - 2 (6 August, 2017)

Paper - 2 (Entire Syllabus)

Mock - 3: Paper - 3 (20 August, 2017)

Paper - 3 (Entire Syllabus)

Mock - 4: Paper - 4 (3 September, 2017)

Paper - 4 (Entire Syllabus)

Mock - 5: Paper - 1 (9 September, 2017)

Paper - 1 (Entire Syllabus)

Mock - 6: Paper - 2 (9 September, 2017)

Paper - 2 (Entire Syllabus)

Mock - 7: Paper - 3 (10 September, 2017)

Paper - 3 (Entire Syllabus)

Mock - 8: Paper - 4 (10 September, 2017)

Paper - 4 (Entire Syllabus)

Courses & Fee Details

Programme Name Amount
GS Mains Test Series (Programme 1) Rs. 15,000/- (+ GST)
GS Mains Test Series (Programme 2) Rs. 9,000/- (+ GST)
GS Mains QIP (Classroom) Rs. 16,000/- (+ GST)
GS Mains QIP (Online) Rs. 16,000/- (+ GST)
GS Mains QIP + Test Series (Programme 1) Rs. 26,000/- (+ GST)
GS Mains QIP + Test Series (Programme 2) Rs. 21,000/- (+ GST)
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