IAS 2019
GEOGRAPHY Test Series

By Rohit Lodha

(Classroom , Online & Flexi Format)

Test Highlights

  • 10 Concept Classes + Test (5 Questions)
  • 10 Revision Test (10 Questions) + Test Discussion
  • 3 Full Mock Test (20 Questions)
  • Model Answer Hints
  • Copy correction strictly by faculty only
  • One-on-One discussion after copy evaluation
  • Flexible timings for classroom & online students
  • Online support for all students

Batches & Fees

  • Test Series
  • Batch Start: 22 October, 2018
  • Mode: Classroom & Online
  • Number of Tests: 19
  • Timing: 10:30 AM
  • Discussion Timing: Same Day (1:30PM Onwards)
  • Fees:- Rs. 12,000/- (+ GST)
  • (Classroom and Online)
  • Enroll
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What is this model all about?

Considering above lacunae, we have come up with ‘5/10/Comprehensive Rule’ strategy for Geography optional papers

Stage 1: Developing Content and Answer Writing Skills
  • Here test series will be designed in such a way that initially for first few tests (Approx 10) students will be given only 5 questions per test.
  • Now once students complete the paper, compulsory one on one discussion with the faculty will take place.
  • The purpose of this stage is not to achieve high marks but to understand the common mistakes which students generally commit while writing the full length test and to identify the weaker areas.
  • In this stage students will be taught art of answer writing in geography optional paper.
Stage 2: Sharpening Answer Writing with Time Management
  • Here test series will be designed in such a way that initially for first few tests (Approx 10) students will be given only 5 questions per test.
  • Now once students complete the paper, compulsory one on one discussion with the faculty will take place.
  • The purpose of this stage is not to achieve high marks but to understand the common mistakes which students generally commit while writing the full length test and to identify the weaker areas.
  • In this stage students will be taught art of answer writing in geography optional paper.
STAGE 3
  • The third and the last stage will be having comprehensive tests which will be full length test according to UPSC pattern
  • Features of this stage will be
    • Evaluation of depth of knowledge
    • Addition of innovative points
    • Use of geographical words
    • Integration of various concepts
    • Maintaining quality with time management We believe that this step like pattern will help students to adjust their speed without compromising on the quality, enhance their content and most importantly it will not discourage them in writing papers.

Test Schedule

Stage – I
Answer-Writing 1, 22nd October, 2018
  • Paper-1
Answer-Writing 2, 25th October, 2018
  • Paper-2
Test 1 (5 Questions): Geomorphology, Physical Setting (India), 29th October, 2018

GEOMORPHOLOGY

    Explicit Topics:

  • Factors controlling landform development
  • Endogenetic and exogenetic forces
  • Origin and evolution of the earth's crust
  • Fundamentals of geomagnetism
  • Physical conditions of the earth's interior
  • Geosynclines
  • Continental drift
  • Isostasy
  • Plate tectonics
  • Recent views on mountain building
  • Vulcanicity
  • Earthquakes and Tsunamis
  • Concepts of geomorphic cycles and Landscape development
  • Denudation chronology
  • Channel morphology
  • Erosion surfaces
  • Slope development
  • Applied Geomorphology: Geohydrology, economic geology and environment

    Hidden Topics:

  • Nature of Geomorphology, Climatic Geomorphology and Morphogenetic Regions, Structural Geomorphology, Hillslopes, Denudational Chronology, River valleys, Graded River and Profile of Equilibrium, Anthropogenic Geomorphology, Climate Change and Quaternary Geomorphology, Meghalayan Age and related issues

PHYSICAL SETTING (INDIA)

    Explicit Topics:

  • Space relationship of India with neighboring countries
  • Structure and relief
  • Drainage system and watersheds
  • Physiographic regions
  • Mechanism of Indian monsoons and rainfall patterns, Tropical cyclones and western disturbances
  • Floods and droughts
  • Climatic regions
  • Natural vegetation
  • Soil types and their distributions

    Hidden Topics:

  • Impact of climate change on various climatic phenomena, Events of tertiary epoch in India and their significance, Interlinkage between mineral distribution and physiography, Change in climatic events in Himalayas.
Test 2 (5 Questions): Climatology & Oceanography, 1st November, 2018

CLIMATOLOGY

    Explicit Topics:

  • Temperature and pressure belts of the world
  • Heat budget of the earth
  • Atmospheric circulation
  • atmospheric stability and instability. Planetary and local winds
  • Monsoons and jet streams
  • Air masses and fronto genesis, Temperate and tropical cyclones
  • Types and distribution of precipitation
  • Weather and Climate; Koppen's, Thornthwaite's and Trewartha's classification of world climates
  • Hydrological cycle
  • Global climatic change and role and response of man in climatic changes, Applied climatology and Urban climate.

    Hidden Topics:

  • Indicators of climate change, Reconstruction of Climatochronlogy, Causes and theories of climate change, Global warming and change in atmospheric chemistry.

OCEANOGRAPHY

    Explicit Topics:

  • Bottom topography of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans
  • Temperature and salinity of the oceans
  • Heat and salt budgets, Ocean deposits
  • Waves, currents and tides
  • Marine resources: biotic, mineral and energy resources
  • Coral reefs, coral bleaching
  • Sea level changes
  • Law of the sea and marine pollution

    Hidden Topics:

  • Coastal habitats, Biozones and sea organisms, Man and Oceans
Test 3 (5 Questions): Biogeography & Environmental Geography, 5th November, 2018

BIOGEOGRAPHY

  • Genesis of soils
  • Classification and distribution of soils
  • Soil profile
  • Soil erosion, Degradation and conservation
  • Factors influencing world distribution of plants and animals
  • Problems of deforestation and conservation measures
  • Social forestry
  • Agro-forestry
  • Wild life
  • Major gene pool centres.

ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY

  • Principle of ecology
  • Human ecological adaptations
  • Influence of man on ecology and environment
  • Global and regional ecological changes and imbalances
  • Ecosystem their management and conservation
  • Environmental degradation, management and conservation
  • Biodiversity and sustainable development
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental hazards and remedial measures
  • Environmental education and legislation.
Test 4 (5 Questions): Perspective in Human Geography, Models and Theories, 12th November, 2018

PERSPECTIVES IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

    Explicit Topics:

  • Areal differentiation
  • Regional synthesis
  • Dichotomy and dualism
  • Environmentalism
  • Quantitative revolution and locational analysis
  • Radical, behavioural, human and welfare approaches
  • Languages, religions and secularization
  • Cultural regions of the world
  • Human development index.

    Hidden Topics:

  • Ancient Classical Geography, Medieval Geography, Foundation of Scientific Geography, Impact of Darwinism

MODELS, THEORIES AND LAWS IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

    Explicit Topics:

  • Systems analysis in Human geography
  • Malthusian, Marxian and demographic transition models
  • Central Place theories of Christaller and Losch
  • Perroux and Boudeville
  • Von Thunen's model of agricultural location
  • Weber's model of industrial location
  • Rostov's model of stages of growth

    Hidden Topics:

  • Neo Malthusian, Fetter's Law of Industrial Location, Renner's theory of industrial location, Rawstron's theory of industrial location and so on.
Test 5 (5 Questions): Economic Geography, Agriculture (India), 15th November, 2018

ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY

    Explicit Topics:

  • World economic development: measurement and problems
  • World resources and their distribution
  • Energy crisis
  • The limits to growth
  • World agriculture: typology of agricultural regions
  • Agricultural inputs and productivity
  • Food and nutrition problems
  • Food security
  • Famine: causes, effects and remedies
  • World industries: locational patterns and problems
  • Patterns of world trade.

    Hidden Topics:

  • This topic is very much related to current affairs so we will try to cover as much current events as possible in this.

AGRICULTURE (INDIA)

    Explicit Topics:

  • Infrastructure: irrigation, seeds, fertilizers, power
  • Institutional factors: land holdings, land tenure and land reforms
  • Cropping pattern, agricultural productivity, agricultural intensity, crop combination, land capability
  • Agro and social-forestry
  • Green revolution and its socio-economic and ecological implications
  • Significance of dry farming
  • Livestock resources and white revolution
  • Aqua - culture
  • Sericulture, apiculture and poultry
  • Agricultural regionalization
  • Agro-climatic zones
  • Agro ecological regions

    Hidden Topics:

  • Urban Horticulture, National Agriculture Market and APMC Menace, Farmer Suicide Issue, GM Crops, Evergreen Revolution and issues related to it, Rainbow revolution, Diversification of agriculture, Organic Farming, North East angle in agriculture, Pulses, Micro irrigation, Animal Husbandry: Economic aspect, Environmental aspect, Government Schemes, Poultry in India: Importance, Diversification of poultry sector, Organization and geographic perspective, Issue of superbugs.
Test 6 (7 Questions): Population & Settlement Geography, Cultural (India), Settlements (India), 19th November, 2018

POPULATION & SETTLEMENT GEOGRAPH:

    Explicit Topics:

  • Growth and distribution of world population
  • Demographic attributes
  • Causes and consequences of migration
  • concepts of over-under-and optimum population
  • Population theories, world population problems and policies, Social well-being and quality of life
  • Population as social capital. Types and patterns of rural settlements
  • Environmental issues in rural settlements
  • Hierarchy of urban settlements
  • Urban morphology: Concepts of primate city and rank-size rule
  • Functional classification of towns
  • Sphere of urban influence
  • Rural - urban fringe
  • Satellite towns
  • Problems and remedies of urbanization
  • Sustainable development of cities

    Hidden Topics:

  • Some theories of population such as Doubleday, Spencer, Herbert George etc., Population and the Environment, Population factor in developmental planning.

CULTURAL SETTING

    Explicit Topics:

  • Historical Perspective of Indian Society: Racial, linguistic and ethnic diversities
  • Religious minorities
  • Major tribes, tribal areas and their problems
  • Cultural regions
  • Growth, distribution and density of population
  • Demographic attributes: sex-ratio, age structure, literacy rate, work-force, dependency ratio, longevity
  • Migration (inter-regional, intra- regional and international) and associated problems
  • Population problems and policies
  • Health indicators

    Hidden Topics:

  • Rising religious conflicts in society, Rising intolerance, need for new population policy for India, Skewed demographic attributes of north and south India, Ethnic variations in North East India etc.

SETTLEMENTS

    Explicit Topics:

  • Types, patterns and morphology of rural settlements
  • Urban developments
  • Morphology of Indian cities
  • Functional classification of Indian cities
  • Conurbations and metropolitan regions
  • Urban Sprawl
  • Slums and associated problems
  • Town Planning
  • Problems of urbanization and remedies

    Hidden Topics:

  • Housing for All Scheme, Recent issue of rehabilitation of slum dwellers, Issues of solid and e-waste management, Environmental impact of urbanization, Habitat-III conference, Smart Cities, Various government schemes for Urbanization and their analysis.
Test 7 (5 Questions): Regional Planning, Regional Development and Planning, 22nd November, 2018

REGIONAL PLANNING

    Explicit Topics:

  • Concept of a region
  • Types of regions and methods of regionalization
  • Growth centres and growth poles
  • Regional imbalances
  • regional development strategies
  • environmental issues in regional planning
  • Planning for sustainable development.
  • Growth centres and growth poles
  • Regional imbalances
  • regional development strategies
  • environmental issues in regional planning
  • Planning for sustainable development.

    Hidden Topics:

  • Regional Synthesis

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT & PLANNING

    Explicit Topics:

  • Experience of regional planning in India
  • Five Year Plans
  • Integrated rural development programmes
  • Panchayati Raj and decentralized planning
  • Command area development
  • Watershed management
  • Planning for backward area, desert, drought prone, hill, tribal area development
  • multi-level planning
  • Regional planning and development of island territories.

    Hidden Topics:

  • Disaster management in a region, Community Based Disaster Management, Niti Ayog and its role in regional development, Why Planning Commission was replaced?
Test 8 (5 Questions): Resources (India), Industry, 26th November, 2018

RESOURCES

    Explicit Topics:

  • Land, surface and ground water, energy, minerals, biotic and marine resources
  • Forest and wild life resources and their conservation
  • Energy crisis.

    Hidden Topics:

  • Renewable sources of energy, Resource challenges of India, Factors for rising demand of various resources, Steps for resource conservation, Linking resource with climate change, Role of resources in regional development, Role of resources in women empowerment.

INDUSTRY: EVOLUTION OF INDUSTRIES

    Explicit Topics:

  • Locational factors of cotton, jute, textile, iron and steel, aluminium, fertilizer, paper, chemical and pharmaceutical, automobile, cottage and agro-based industries
  • Industrial houses and complexes including public sector undertakings
  • Industrial regionalization
  • New industrial policies
  • Multinationals and liberalization
  • Special Economic Zones
  • Tourism including eco - tourism.

    Hidden Topics:

  • Role of industries in rural development, Role of industries in regional development, Food Processing Industry, Scope and Significance of Food Processing Industries in India, Obstacles in their growth, State of MSME in India, Recent government initiatives, Seed Industry, Coir Industry.
Test 9 (5 Questions): TRANSPORT, TRADE & COMMUNICATION INDUSTRY, 29th November, 2018

TRANSPORT, COMMUNICATION & TRADE

    Explicit Topics:

  • Road, railway, waterway, airway and pipeline networks and their complementary roles in regional development
  • Growing importance of ports on national and foreign trade
  • Trade balance; Trade Policy
  • Export processing zones
  • Developments in communication and information technology and their impacts on economy and society
  • Indian space programme.

    Hidden Topics:

  • Role of industries in rural development, Role of industries in regional development, Food Processing Industry, Scope and Significance of Food Processing Industries in India, Obstacles in their growth, State of MSME in India, Recent government initiatives, Seed Industry, Coir Industry.
Test 10 (5 Questions): Political Aspects, Contemporary Issues, 3rd December, 2018

POLITICAL ASPECTS

  • Geographical basis of Indian federalism
  • State reorganization
  • Emergence of new states
  • Regional consciousness & interstate issues
  • International boundary of India & related issues
  • Cross border terrorism
  • India's role in world affairs
  • Geopolitics of South Asia and Indian Ocean realm.

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES

  • Ecological issues: Environmental hazards: landslides, earthquakes, Tsunamis, floods and droughts, epidemics
  • Issues relating to environmental pollution
  • Changes in patterns of land use
  • Principles of environmental impact assessment and environmental management
  • Population explosion and food security
  • Environmental degradation
  • Deforestation, desertification and soil erosion
  • Problems of agrarian and industrial unrest
  • Regional disparities in economic development
  • Concept of sustainable growth and development
  • Environmental awareness
  • Linkage of rivers
  • Globalisation and Indian economy
Stage – 2
Test 11 (10 Questions): Geomorphology, Physical Setting, Climatology, Resources, 10th December, 2018

GEOMORPHOLOGY

    Explicit Topics:

  • Factors controlling landform development
  • Endogenetic and exogenetic forces
  • Origin and evolution of the earth's crust
  • Fundamentals of geomagnetism
  • Physical conditions of the earth's interior
  • Geosynclines
  • Continental drift
  • Isostasy
  • Plate tectonics
  • Recent views on mountain building
  • Vulcanicity
  • Earthquakes and Tsunamis
  • Concepts of geomorphic cycles and Landscape development
  • Denudation chronology
  • Channel morphology
  • Erosion surfaces
  • Slope development
  • Applied Geomorphology: Geohydrology, economic geology and environment

    Hidden Topics:

  • Nature of Geomorphology, Climatic Geomorphology and Morphogenetic Regions, Structural Geomorphology, Hillslopes, Denudational Chronology, River valleys, Graded River and Profile of Equilibrium, Anthropogenic Geomorphology, Climate Change and Quaternary Geomorphology, Meghalayan Age and related issues

PHYSICAL SETTING (INDIA)

    Explicit Topics:

  • Space relationship of India with neighboring countries
  • Structure and relief
  • Drainage system and watersheds
  • Physiographic regions
  • Mechanism of Indian monsoons and rainfall patterns, Tropical cyclones and western disturbances
  • Floods and droughts
  • Climatic regions
  • Natural vegetation
  • Soil types and their distributions

    Hidden Topics:

  • Impact of climate change on various climatic phenomena, Events of tertiary epoch in India and their significance, Interlinkage between mineral distribution and physiography, Change in climatic events in Himalayas.

CLIMATOLOGY

    Explicit Topics:

  • Temperature and pressure belts of the world
  • Heat budget of the earth
  • Atmospheric circulation
  • atmospheric stability and instability. Planetary and local winds
  • Monsoons and jet streams
  • Air masses and fronto genesis, Temperate and tropical cyclones
  • Types and distribution of precipitation
  • Weather and Climate; Koppen's, Thornthwaite's and Trewartha's classification of world climates
  • Hydrological cycle
  • Global climatic change and role and response of man in climatic changes, Applied climatology and Urban climate.

RESOURCES

    Explicit Topics:

  • Land, surface and ground water, energy, minerals, biotic and marine resources
  • Forest and wild life resources and their conservation
  • Energy crisis.

    Hidden Topics:

  • Renewable sources of energy, Resource challenges of India, Factors for rising demand of various resources, Steps for resource conservation, Linking resource with climate change, Role of resources in regional development, Role of resources in women empowerment.
Test 12 (10 Questions):Oceanography, Biogeography, Environment 14th December, 2018

OCEANOGRAPHY

    Explicit Topics:

  • Bottom topography of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans
  • Temperature and salinity of the oceans
  • Heat and salt budgets, Ocean deposits
  • Waves, currents and tides
  • Marine resources: biotic, mineral and energy resources
  • Coral reefs, coral bleaching
  • Sea level changes
  • Law of the sea and marine pollution

    Hidden Topics:

  • Coastal habitats, Biozones and sea organisms, Man and Oceans

BIOGEOGRAPHY

  • Genesis of soils
  • Classification and distribution of soils
  • Soil profile
  • Soil erosion, Degradation and conservation
  • Factors influencing world distribution of plants and animals
  • Problems of deforestation and conservation measures
  • Social forestry
  • Agro-forestry
  • Wild life
  • Major gene pool centres.

ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHY

  • Principle of ecology
  • Human ecological adaptations
  • Influence of man on ecology and environment
  • Global and regional ecological changes and imbalances
  • Ecosystem their management and conservation
  • Environmental degradation, management and conservation
  • Biodiversity and sustainable development
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental hazards and remedial measures
  • Environmental education and legislation.
Test 13 (10 Questions): Perspective in human geography, Models and theories, Economic Geography, 17th December, 2018

PERSPECTIVES IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

    Explicit Topics:

  • Areal differentiation
  • Regional synthesis
  • Dichotomy and dualism
  • Environmentalism
  • Quantitative revolution and locational analysis
  • Radical, behavioural, human and welfare approaches
  • Languages, religions and secularization
  • Cultural regions of the world
  • Human development index.

    Hidden Topics:

  • Ancient Classical Geography, Medieval Geography, Foundation of Scientific Geography, Impact of Darwinism

MODELS, THEORIES AND LAWS IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

    Explicit Topics:

  • Systems analysis in Human geography
  • Malthusian, Marxian and demographic transition models
  • Central Place theories of Christaller and Losch
  • Perroux and Boudeville
  • Von Thunen's model of agricultural location
  • Weber's model of industrial location
  • Rostov's model of stages of growth

    Hidden Topics:

  • Neo Malthusian, Fetter's Law of Industrial Location, Renner's theory of industrial location, Rawstron's theory of industrial location and so on.

ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY

    Explicit Topics:

  • World economic development: measurement and problems
  • World resources and their distribution
  • Energy crisis
  • The limits to growth
  • World agriculture: typology of agricultural regions
  • Agricultural inputs and productivity
  • Food and nutrition problems
  • Food security
  • Famine: causes, effects and remedies
  • World industries: locational patterns and problems
  • Patterns of world trade.

    Hidden Topics:

  • This topic is very much related to current affairs so we will try to cover as much current events as possible in this.
Test 14 (10 Questions), Population and settlement Geography, Settlements(India), Cultural Setting, 21st December, 2018

POPULATION & SETTLEMENT GEOGRAPHY:

    Explicit Topics:

  • Growth and distribution of world population
  • Demographic attributes
  • Causes and consequences of migration
  • concepts of over-under-and optimum population
  • Population theories, world population problems and policies, Social well-being and quality of life
  • Population as social capital. Types and patterns of rural settlements
  • Environmental issues in rural settlements
  • Hierarchy of urban settlements
  • Urban morphology: Concepts of primate city and rank-size rule
  • Functional classification of towns
  • Sphere of urban influence
  • Rural - urban fringe
  • Satellite towns
  • Problems and remedies of urbanization
  • Sustainable development of cities

    Hidden Topics:

  • Some theories of population such as Doubleday, Spencer, Herbert George etc., Population and the Environment, Population factor in developmental planning.

CULTURAL SETTING

    Explicit Topics:

  • Historical Perspective of Indian Society: Racial, linguistic and ethnic diversities
  • Religious minorities
  • Major tribes, tribal areas and their problems
  • Cultural regions
  • Growth, distribution and density of population
  • Demographic attributes: sex-ratio, age structure, literacy rate, work-force, dependency ratio, longevity
  • Migration (inter-regional, intra- regional and international) and associated problems
  • Population problems and policies
  • Health indicators

    Hidden Topics:

  • Rising religious conflicts in society, Rising intolerance, need for new population policy for India, Skewed demographic attributes of north and south India, Ethnic variations in North East India etc.

SETTLEMENTS

    Explicit Topics:

  • Types, patterns and morphology of rural settlements
  • Urban developments
  • Morphology of Indian cities
  • Functional classification of Indian cities
  • Conurbations and metropolitan regions
  • Urban Sprawl
  • Slums and associated problems
  • Town Planning
  • Problems of urbanization and remedies

    Hidden Topics:

  • Housing for All Scheme, Recent issue of rehabilitation of slum dwellers, Issues of solid and e-waste management, Environmental impact of urbanization, Habitat-III conference, Smart Cities, Various government schemes for Urbanization and their analysis.
Test 15 (10 Questions) : Regional Planning, Regional Development and Planning, 24th December, 2018

REGIONAL PLANNING

    Explicit Topics:

  • Concept of a region
  • Types of regions and methods of regionalization
  • Growth centres and growth poles
  • Regional imbalances
  • regional development strategies
  • environmental issues in regional planning
  • Planning for sustainable development.
  • Growth centres and growth poles
  • Regional imbalances
  • regional development strategies
  • environmental issues in regional planning
  • Planning for sustainable development.

    Hidden Topics:

  • Regional Synthesis

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT & PLANNING

    Explicit Topics:

  • Experience of regional planning in India
  • Five Year Plans
  • Integrated rural development programmes
  • Panchayati Raj and decentralized planning
  • Command area development
  • Watershed management
  • Planning for backward area, desert, drought prone, hill, tribal area development
  • multi-level planning
  • Regional planning and development of island territories.

    Hidden Topics:

  • Disaster management in a region, Community Based Disaster Management, Niti Ayog and its role in regional development, Why Planning Commission was replaced?
Test 16 (10 Questions): Agriculture, Industry, Transport, trade and communication, 28th December, 2018

AGRICULTURE (INDIA)

    Explicit Topics:

  • Infrastructure: irrigation, seeds, fertilizers, power
  • Institutional factors: land holdings, land tenure and land reforms
  • Cropping pattern, agricultural productivity, agricultural intensity, crop combination, land capability
  • Agro and social-forestry
  • Green revolution and its socio-economic and ecological implications
  • Significance of dry farming
  • Livestock resources and white revolution
  • Aqua - culture
  • Sericulture, apiculture and poultry
  • Agricultural regionalization
  • Agro-climatic zones
  • Agro ecological regions

    Hidden Topics:

  • Urban Horticulture, National Agriculture Market and APMC Menace, Farmer Suicide Issue, GM Crops, Evergreen Revolution and issues related to it, Rainbow revolution, Diversification of agriculture, Organic Farming, North East angle in agriculture, Pulses, Micro irrigation, Animal Husbandry: Economic aspect, Environmental aspect, Government Schemes, Poultry in India: Importance, Diversification of poultry sector, Organization and geographic perspective, Issue of superbugs.

INDUSTRY: EVOLUTION OF INDUSTRIES

    Explicit Topics:

  • Locational factors of cotton, jute, textile, iron and steel, aluminium, fertilizer, paper, chemical and pharmaceutical, automobile, cottage and agro-based industries
  • Industrial houses and complexes including public sector undertakings
  • Industrial regionalization
  • New industrial policies
  • Multinationals and liberalization
  • Special Economic Zones
  • Tourism including eco - tourism.

    Hidden Topics:

  • Role of industries in rural development, Role of industries in regional development, Food Processing Industry, Scope and Significance of Food Processing Industries in India, Obstacles in their growth, State of MSME in India, Recent government initiatives, Seed Industry, Coir Industry.

TRANSPORT, COMMUNICATION & TRADE

    Explicit Topics:

  • Road, railway, waterway, airway and pipeline networks and their complementary roles in regional development
  • Growing importance of ports on national and foreign trade
  • Trade balance; Trade Policy
  • Export processing zones
  • Developments in communication and information technology and their impacts on economy and society
  • Indian space programme.

    Hidden Topics:

  • Role of industries in rural development, Role of industries in regional development, Food Processing Industry, Scope and Significance of Food Processing Industries in India, Obstacles in their growth, State of MSME in India, Recent government initiatives, Seed Industry, Coir Industry.
Test 17 (10 Questions): Political Aspects and Contemporary issues ,1st January, 2019

POLITICAL ASPECTS

  • Geographical basis of Indian federalism
  • State reorganization
  • Emergence of new states
  • Regional consciousness & interstate issues
  • International boundary of India & related issues
  • Cross border terrorism
  • India's role in world affairs
  • Geopolitics of South Asia and Indian Ocean realm.

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES

  • Ecological issues: Environmental hazards: landslides, earthquakes, Tsunamis, floods and droughts, epidemics
  • Issues relating to environmental pollution
  • Changes in patterns of land use
  • Principles of environmental impact assessment and environmental management
  • Population explosion and food security
  • Environmental degradation
  • Deforestation, desertification and soil erosion
  • Problems of agrarian and industrial unrest
  • Regional disparities in economic development
  • Concept of sustainable growth and development
  • Environmental awareness
  • Linkage of rivers
  • Globalisation and Indian economy
Stage – 3
Test 18: Comprehensive Test 1 (Paper 1), 7th January, 2019
  • Comprehensive Test 1 (Paper 1)
Test 19: Comprehensive Test 2 (Paper 2), 14th January, 2019
  • Comprehensive Test 2 (Paper 2)
Test 20: Comprehensive Test 3 (Paper 1), 21st January, 2019
  • Comprehensive Test 3 (Paper 1)
Test 21: Comprehensive Test 4 (Paper 2), 28th January, 2019
  • Comprehensive Test 4 (Paper 2)

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  • In Favour of: BASIX EDUCATION PVT LTD
  • Payable At: Delhi
  • Post At:
    • GS SCORE
    • Office No. 06, First Floor, Apsra Arcade, Pusa Road, 1/8, Karol Bagh, Near Karol Bagh Metro Station Gate No.5, New Delhi, 110005
    Cash Deposit at Centre
    • GS SCORE
    • Office No. 06, First Floor, Apsra Arcade, Pusa Road, 1/8, Karol Bagh, Near Karol Bagh Metro Station Gate No.5, New Delhi, 110005

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