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GS Mains Foundation 2018
GS Mains Foundation 2018: Complete GS Mains Paper 1, 2, 3, 4 & Essay + GS Mains Test Series (20 Tests) + Ethics Test Series (5 Tests) + Essay Writing (10 Tests). Batch Starts from 6th October in Classroom & Live Online mode. Click Here for More Details & Online Admission.
Political Science Answer Writing for IAS Mains 2017 by Dr. Piyush Choubey

TEST HIGHLIGHTS

  • Total 10 Tests, 6 Sectional & 4 mock Tests
  • Elaborate discussions followed after the test
  • Detailed Model Answer hints
  • Copies Correction strictly by Faculty only
  • One-to-one discussion after copy evaluation
  • Flexible timings for Classroom & Online Students
  • Online support for all students

Result CSE 2016 (Pol. Science)

Anmol Sher Singh Bedi

Rank: 02

K. Dinesh Kumar

Rank: 06

Sidharth B

Rank: 15

TEST DETAILS

Pol. Science Test Series

  • Test Starts: 15th July, 2017
  • Number of Tests: 10
  • Test Timings: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
  • Test Discussion: Same Day 12:15 PM Onwards
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  • 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.
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Test Schedule

Test 1: 15 July, 2017

Political Theory and Indian Politics

  • Political Theory: meaning and approaches.
  • Theories of the State: Liberal, Neoliberal, Marxist, Pluralist, Post-colonial and feminist.
  • Justice: Conceptions of justice with special reference to Rawl’s theory of justice and its communitarian critiques.
  • Equality: Social, political and economic; relationship between equality and freedom; Affirmative action.
  • Rights: Meaning and theories; different kinds of rights; concept of Human Rights.
  • Democracy: Classical and contemporary theories; different models of democracy – representative, participatory and deliberative
  • Political Ideologies: Liberalism, Socialism, Marxism, Fascism, Gandhism and Feminism.
  • Indian Political Thought : Dharamshastra, Arthashastra and Buddhist traditions;Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Sri Aurobindo, M.K. Gandhi, B.R. Ambedkar, M.N. Roy.
  • Western Political Thought: Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke,John S. Mill, Marx, Gramsci, and Hannah Arendt.

Test 2: 22 July, 2017

Indian Government and Politics

  • Indian Nationalism:
    (a) Political Strategies of India’s Freedom Struggle: Constitutionalism to mass Satyagraha, Non-cooperation, Civil Disobedience; Militant and revolutionary movements, Peasant and workers’ movements.
    (b)Perspectives on Indian National Movement: Liberal, Socialist and Marxist; Radical humanist and Dalit.
  • Making of the Indian Constitution: Legacies of the British rule; different social and political perspectives.
  • Salient Features of the Indian Constitution: The Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles; Parliamentary System and Amendment Procedures; Judicial Review and Basic Structure doctrine.
  • (a)Principal Organs of the Union Government: Envisaged role and actual working of the Executive, Legislature and Supreme Court.
    (b)Principal Organs of the State Government: Envisaged role and actual working of the Executive, Legislature and High Courts.
  • Statutory Institutions/Commissions: Election Commission, Comptroller and Auditor General, Finance Commission, Union Public Service Commission, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, National Commission for Women; National Human Rights Commission, National Commission for Minorities, National Backward Classes Commission.
  • Planning and Economic Development: Nehruvian and Gandhian perspectives; role of planning and public sector; Green Revolution, land reforms and agrarian relations; liberalilzation and economic reforms.
  • Caste, Religion and Ethnicity in Indian Politics
  • Party System: National and regional political parties, ideological and social bases of parties; patterns of coalition politics;

Test 3: 29 July, 2017

  • Neoliberal, Marxist, Post-colonial and feminist.
  • Justice: Conceptions of justice with special reference to Rawl's theory of justice and its communitarian critiques.
  • Relationship between equality and freedom; Affirmative action.
  • Concept of Human Rights.
  • Participatory and deliberative
  • Concept of power, hegemony, ideology and legitimacy
  • Gandhism and Feminism.
  • Dharamshastra, Arthashastra and Buddhist
  • B.R. Ambedkar, M.N. Roy.
  • Hobbes, Mill, Marx, HannahArendt.
  • Perspectives on Indian National Movement: Liberal, Socialist and Marxist; Radical humanist and Dalit.
  • Working of the Supreme Court.
  • Grassroots Democracy: Panchayati Raj and Municipal Government; significance of 73rd and 74th Amendments; Grassroot movements.
  • National Commission for Women; National Human Rights Commission.
  • Federalism: Constitutional provisions; changing nature of centre-state relations; integrationist tendencies and regional aspirations; inter-state disputes.
  • Patterns of coalition politics
  • Social Movements: Civil liberties and human rights movements; women's movements; environmentalist movements.

Test 4: 5 August, 2017

Comparative Political Analysis and International Politics

  • Comparative Politics: Nature and major approaches; political economy and political sociology perspectives; limitations of the comparative method.
  • State in comparative perspective: Characteristics and changing nature of the State in capitalist and socialist economies, and, advanced industrial and developing societies.
  • Politics of Representation and Participation: Political parties, pressure groups and social movements in advanced industrial and developing societies.
  • Approaches to the Study of International Relations: Idealist, Realist, Marxist, Functionalist and Systems theory.
  • Key concepts in International Relations: National interest, Security and power; Balance of power and deterrence; Transnational actors and collective security;
  • Changing International Political Order:
    (a)Rise of super powers; strategic and ideological Bipolarity, arms race and Cold War; nuclear threat;
    (b)Nonaligned movement: Aims and achievements;
    (c)Collapse of the Soviet Union; Unipolarity and American hegemony; relevance of non-alignment in the contemporary world.
    (d)India’s Contribution to the Non-Alignment Movement: Different phases; current role.
  • Evolution of the International Economic System: From Brettonwoods to WTO; Socialist economies and the CMEA (Council for Mutual Economic Assistance); Third World demand for new international economic order; Globalisation of the world economy.

Test 5: 12 August, 2017

India and World

  • India’s Contribution to the Non-Alignment Movement: Different phases; current role.
  • India and South Asia:
    (a) Regional Co-operation: SAARC; past performance and future prospects.
    (b) South Asia as a Free Trade Area.
    (c) India's "Look East" policy.
  • India and the Global South: Relations with Africa and Latin America; leadership role in the demand for NIEO and WTO negotiations.
  • India and the Global Centres of Power: USA, EU, Japan, China and Russia.
  • India and the UN System: Role in UN Peace-keeping; demand for Permanent Seat in the Security Council.

Test 6: 19 August, 2017

  • State in comparative perspective: Characteristics and changing nature of the State in capitalist and socialist economies, and, advanced industrial and developing societies.
  • Pressure groups and social movements in advanced industrial and developing societies.
  • Nuclear threat; Nonaligned movement: Aims and achievements;
  • American hegemony
  • Globalisation of the world economy.
  • United Nations: Envisaged role and actual record; specialized UN agencies-aims and functioning; need for UN reforms.
  • EU, APEC, SAARC
  • Human rights, environment, terrorism
  • Indian Foreign Policy: Determinants of foreign policy; institutions of policy-making; continuity and change
  • Impediments to regional co-operation: river water disputes; illegal cross-border migration; ethnic conflicts and insurgencies; border disputes.
  • India and the Global Centres of Power: USA, EU, Japan, China and Russia.
  • India and the UN System: Role in UN Peace-keeping; demand for Permanent Seat in the Security Council.
  • India and the Nuclear Question: Changing perceptions and policy.
  • Recent developments in Indian Foreign policy: India’s position on the recent crisis in Afghanistan, Iraq and West Asia, growing relations with US and Israel; vision of a new world order.
  • Bileteral Relation with South-Africa Countries.
  • Globalisation: Responses from developed and developing societies
  • Regionalisation of World Politics: EU, ASEAN, APEC, SAARC, NAFTA.
  • Contemporary Global Concerns: Democracy, human rights, environment, gender justice, terrorism, nuclear proliferation.

Test 7: 26 August, 2017

Full Mock 1 (Paper - I & Paper - II)

Test 8: 2 September, 2017

Full Mock 1 (Paper - I & Paper - II)

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