IAS 2019
Political Science Test Series

By Dr. Piyush Choubey

(Classroom , Online & Flexi Format)

Test Highlights

  • Total 11 Tests: 7 Sectional Tests & 4 Mock Tests
  • Elaborate discussion followed after Test
  • Detailed Model Answer Hint
  • Copy correction strictly by faculty only
  • One to One discussion after copy evaluation
  • Flexible timings for classroom & online students
  • Online support for all students

Batches & Fees

  • Test Series
  • Batch Start: 15th November, 2018
  • Mode: Classroom & Online
  • Test Timing: 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
  • Discussion Timing: Same Day (12:15 PM onwards)
  • Fees:-
  • Classroom and Online: Rs. 12,000/- (+ GST)
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Test Schedule

Test 1 :15th November, 2018
  • Plato, Aristotle,
  • Hobbes, Locke, John S. Mill
  • Liberalism as Ideology, Neo Liberalism and its Theoretical foundations (Washington and Post Washington consensus) Ideas of Hayek and Friedman
  • Sovereignty, Globalization and International System with special reference to Stephen Krasner's view
  • Liberal, Neo liberal and Pluralist Notion of State
  • Multiculturalism and Cultural rights with special reference to will Kymlicka and Robert E Goodin, Group rights and Joseph Raz and critical evaluation of Amy Gutmann
  • Concepts of Communitarianism, 'Conception of self; Encumbered Vs Unencumbered', 'Universalism Vs Particularism', 'Priority of Right over the Good' Vs 'Priority of Good over the Right', 'State Neutrality Vs Non- Neutrality of State'
  • Conceptualizing Post Modernism
  • Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Gramsci, Marxism and Neo Marxism as Ideology-
  • Class-Alienation; Marxist perception of Alienation, Mass society and Alienation
  • Gramsci and Hegemony; Idea of Organic Intellectual
  • Marxist and Socialist notion of State, Socialism as Ideology
Test 2 :29th November, 2018
  • Feminism as ideology, Feminist Critique of Main stream Political Theory, feminist understanding of State, Feminist and Concept of Power
  • Hannah Arendt as thinkers and Concept of power, Fascism, Perceptions of power; Hannah Arendt and Michel Foucault
  • Equality: Social, political and economic; relationship between equality and freedom; -Affirmative action , Debates on equality with special reference to contemporary thinks (Scheffler, Derek parfit and others), Debates on liberty with special reference to Quentin skinner
  • Rights: Meaning and theories; different kinds of rights; Human Rights in the age of Globalization
  • Justice: Conceptions of justice with special reference to Rawl's theory of justice and its communitarian critiques. Idea of Global Justice with special reference to Thomas Pogge
  • Democracy: Classical and contemporary theories; different models of democracy representative, participatory and deliberative.
  • Online political participation in the age of Globalization, Political participation-democracy linkages, Political participation and Political Tolerance,
  • Conceptualizing Identity Politics, Major Prospective of identity Politics
  • Political Theory: meaning and approaches
  • Indian Political Thought: Dharamshastra, Buddhist traditions; Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Sri Aurobindo, M.K. Gandhi, B.R. Ambedkar, M.N. Roy
  • Kautilya and Machiavelli-
Test 3 : 13th December, 2018
  • Indian Nationalism:
    • Political Strategies of India's Freedom struggle : constitutionalism to mass Satyagraha, Non-cooperation, Civil Disobedience ; millitant and revolutionary movements, Peasant and workers' movements.
    • 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.
    • Principal Organs of the Union Government: Envisaged role and actual working of the Executive, Legislature and Supreme Court.
    • Principal Organs of the State Government: Envisaged role and actual working of the Executive, Legislature and High Courts.
  • Grassroots Democracy: Panchayati Raj and Municipal Government; significance of 73rd and 74th Amendments; Grassroot movements.
Test 4 :27th December, 2018
  • Statutory Institutions/Commissions: Election Commission, Comptroller and Auditor General, Finance Commission, Union Public Service Commission, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, National Comission for scheduled Tribes, National Commission for Women; National Human Rights Commission, National Commission for Minorities, National Backward Classes Commission
  • Federalism: Constitutional provisions; changing nature of centre-state relations; integrationist tendencies and regional aspirations; inter-state disputes.
  • 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; Pressure groups, trends in electoral behaviour; changing socio- economic profile of Legislators.
  • Social Movements: Civil liberties and human rights movements; women's movements; environmentalist movements
Test 5 : 10th January, 2019
  • 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.
  • Globalisation: Responses from developed 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; World capitalist economy and globalizations.
  • 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 6: 24th January, 2019
  • Indian Foreign Policy: Determinants of foreign policy; institutions of policy-making; continuity and change.
  • India and the Global Centres of Power: USA, EU, Japan, China and Russia.
  • India's Contribution to the Non-Alignment Movement: Different phases; current role
  • India and South Asia:
    • Regional Co-operation: SAARC – past performance and future prospects.
    • South Asia as a Free Trade Area.
    • India's "Look East" policy.
    • Impediments to regional co-operation: river water disputes; illegal cross-border migration; ethnic conflicts and insurgencies; border disputes.
Test 7: 7th February, 2019
  • India and the Global South: Relations with Africa and Latin America; leadership role in the demand for NIEO and WTO negotiations.
  • India and the UN System: Role in UN Peace-keeping; demand for Permanent Seat in the Security Council.
  • Non-alignment movement: Aims and achievements;
  • 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.
  • Regionalisation of World Politics: EU, ASEAN, APEC, SAARC, NAFTA.
  • United Nations: Envisaged role and actual record; specialized UN agencies-aims and functioning; need for UN reforms
  • Changing International Political Order:
    • Rise of super powers; strategic and ideological Bipolarity, arms race and Cold War; nuclear threat;
    • Collapse of the Soviet Union; Unipolarity and American hegemony; relevance of non-alignment in the contemporary world.
    • Contemporary Global Concerns: Democracy, human rights, environment, gender justice, terrorism, nuclear proliferation.

Mock Test

Test 8: After Prelims
  • Mock 1 (Paper-1)
Test 9: After Prelims
  • Mock 1 (Paper-2)
Test 10: After Prelims
  • Mock 2 (Paper-1)
Test 11: After Prelims
  • Mock 2 (Paper-2)

Procedure for Online Tests

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  • To write the test you have to download the PDF and after writing the test send us scan copy at testseries@iasscore.in for evaluation.
  • 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

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  • 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.
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  • 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.

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