UPSC SYLLABUS

Economy (Economy (Prelims))

Basic Concepts

  • Macroeconomic Concepts
    • Meaning of Economics                         
    • Types of Economies
    • Sectors of an Economy                         
    • Other Sectors of Economy??
  • Microeconomic Concepts

Economic Measurements

  • National Income Concepts and Methods of Calculation
    • National Income                                     
    • Real National Income                           
    • Calculating National Income  
    • Gross Fixed Capital Formation (GFCF)        
    • National?Organizations?Related to National Income Accounts?
    • Latest India’s National Income Estimates
    • New Series of National Statistics (Base Year 2011-12)
    • Annual Estimates of Expenditures on GDP
    • Per Capita Income
    • Purchasing Power Parity
    • Lorenz Curve                                           
    • Philip’s Curve
    • Gini Coefficient
  • ?Inflation
    • Concepts and Types of Inflation
    • Causes of Inflation                                
    • Effects of Inflation                                
    • Measures of Inflation                            
      • WPI, CPI
      • Producer Price Index
      • GDP Deflator
      • Core Inflation
    • Change in Reporting of Inflation        
    • Measures to Check Inflation??
      • Fiscal Measures
      • Administrative Measures
      • Monentary Measures             
    • Economic Growth and Development
      • Economic Growth                                   
      • Economic Development                        
      • Measurement of Economic Development   
      • Physical Quality of Life Index (PQLI)          
      • Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)     
      • Different Levels of Economic Development               
      • Economy and Environment?
      • Environment?Taxes                                
        • Carbon Tax
        • Green Accounting
      • 12th Five Year Plan and Sustainability?

Money and Banking

  • Money Function and Classification
    • Money Concept
    • Measures of Money Supply in India  
    • Indian currency system
    • Broad and Narrow Money
    • Money multiplier
    • Digital Money
    • New Monetary Aggregates
    • Monetary Policy
  • Financial Market and its Instruments
    • Concept and functions of financial markets
    • Importance of money market
    • Types of capital market
    • Distinguish between capital market and money market
    • Nature and functions of a stock exchange
    • Advantages of stock exchanges
    • Limitations of stock exchanges
    • The stock exchanges in India
    • Insurance Industry - Insurance Industry and Reforms
    • Role of Financial Regulators: SEBI and IRDA
  • Banking Structure in India
    • Scheduled Commercial Banks             
    • Nationalized?Banks                                
    • Public Sector Banks?
      • State Bank of India               
    • Private Banks                                          
    • Foreign Banks                                         
    • Regional Rural Banks                            
    • Scheduled Co-operative Banks           
    • Reserve Bank of India (RBI)               
    • Methods of Credit Control                    
    • Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR)
    • Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR)
    • Repo Rate
    • Reserve Repo Rate
    • Call Rates
    • Marginal Standing Facility (MSF)
    • Bank Rate
    • Banking Sector Reforms in India
    • Differentiated Banks
      • Payment Banks
      • Small Banks
    • New banking licence
    • White Label ATM
    • Unified Payments Interface
    • Bank Board Bureau
    • Marginal Cost of Funds Based Lending Rate (MCLR)
    • Priority Sector Lending Certificates
    • Concept of Micro ATM
    • Banking Reforms
    • Basel Norms                                            
    • Banking Ombudsman                           
    • Development Financial Institutions    
    • Insurance Companies
    • Recent developments in Economic Sector
      • Government to recapitalize the PSB’s
      • RBI rule and regulation for peer to peer (P2P) lending
      • Domestic Systematically Important Banks (SIBs) of India
      • Financial Inclusion in India
      • The Concept of Bad Bank
      • Alternative Mechanism Panel for PSB consolidation
      • Employee Provident Fund of India
      • Enforcement Department In RBI
      • Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS)
      • Indian Post Payment Bank (IPPB)
      • Indian Gold Coins/Gold Bullion Scheme

Public Finance in India

  • Budgeting
    • Union Budget                                          
    • Plan and Non Plan Expenditure
    • Revenue Receipts
    • Tax Revenue Receipts
    • Non-Tax Revenue Receipts
  • Fiscal Policy
    • Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act, 2003
    • Revenue Deficit, Fiscal Deficit, Primary Deficit
    • Deficit and Surplus Budget
    • Deficit Financing
  • Centre State Distribution
    • Finance Commission (A280)
  • Tax Structure in India
    • Tax – Direct Tax, Indirect Tax
    • Methods of Taxation – Progressive,
      Regressive, Proportional
    • Value Added Tax – VAT in India
    • Goods and Services Tax – GST, GST Council
    • Service Tax
    • DTC – Direct Tax Code

Planning

  • Meaning Objectives and History
    • Meaning of Economic Planning          
    • Objectives of?Planning                           
    • Strategies of Planning                            
      • Harrod Domar strategy
      • Nehru Mahalonobis strategy
      • Gandhian strategy
      • LPG strategy
    • Regional and National Planning
    • Imperative and Indicative Planning
    • History of Planning in India
    • Visvesvaraya Plan, Gandhian Plan FICCI Proposal, Congress Plan Bombay Plan
    • Planning Commission and National Development Council(NDC)
    • Central Planning – 5 Year Plans, 20 Point Program, MPLADS
    • Decentralized Planning
  • Planning Institutions
    • Planning Commission                            
    • NITI Aayog                                             
    • National Development Council (NDC)  
  • Five Year Plans in India
    • 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017)
    • Alternative Scenarios During 12th Plan
    • Economic?Reforms?

Open Economy

  • Foreign Trade Concepts
    • Balance of Payments
    • Foreign Capital – FDI, FPI, FII, QFH  
    • Foreign Exchange–Exchange Rate NEER & REER, ETF
    • FERA & FEMA
    • Capital Account Convertibility in India        
    • India's External Debt                             
    • NRI Deposits                                           
    • Trade Composition                                
  • Trade Policy and Agreements
    • Import Cover
    • Import/Export Controls
    • Foreign Trade policy 2015-20
    • Export Promotion                                   
    • General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade     
  • Exchange Rate
    • Exchange Market
    • LERMS
    • NEER
    • REER
    • ETF
  • International Organization
    • United Nations
    • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
    • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
    • International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
    • International Labour Organization (ILO)
    • International Maritime Organization (IMO)
    • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    • International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
    • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)           
    • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
    • Universal Postal Union (UPU)
    • World Bank Group (WBG)
    • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
    • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
    • International Development Association (IDA)
    • World Health Organization (WHO)
    • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
    • World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
    • World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
    • World Trade Organization (WTO)
    • Asian Development Bank
    • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AII)
    • New Development Bank
    • African Development Bank
  • Trade Agreements
    • RCEP
    • TPP
    • NAFTA
    • MERCOSUR
    • Southern African Development Community (SADC)
    • ASEAN
    • SAFTA
  • Recent Developments in External Sector
    • Global foreign exchange committee
    • Price capping of medical devices in India
    • Review of the International Investment Agreement (IIA)
    • India signed the OECD multilateral convention to prevent BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting)
    • Second Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) Bharat 22
    • Double Tax Avoidance Treaty
    • Preferential Trade Agreement with Chile
    • Advance Pricing Agreement
    • National Committee on Trade Facilitation
    • E-tourist Visa
    • India’s Asylum Policy
    • Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)

Economic Sectors

  • Poverty
    • Definition and Indices
    • Poverty?in India                                      
    • Human Poverty Index (HPI)
    • Expert Groups for Estimating Poverty          
    • Inequality                                                 
  • Employment
    • Employment and Unemployment      
    • Poverty?Eradication and Employment Related Related programs
  • Government Schemes and?Programs
    • New Social Welfare Schemes
    • Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY)
    • Other Social Protection?Programmes?
    • Rural Infrastructure and Development         
    • Urban Infrastructure, Housing and Sanitation  
    • Education Schemes
    • Financial Inclusion Schemes
    • Health Schemes
    • Women Empowerment?Programmes
    • Other Women Empowerment?Programmes
    • Social?Security
  • Committees
    • Ratan P Watal Committee on Digital Payment
    • Committee for Market Infrastructure Institution (MII)
    • P. J. Nayak Committee
    • Deepak Mohanty Committee Report on Medium-term Path on Financial Inclusion
    • Narasimham Committee Report on Banking Sector Reforms
    • Uday Kotak Committee on Corporate Governance
    • Nachiket Mor Committee

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