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IAS PRELIMS GENERAL STUDIES PAPER I

Course Summary

Duration:

350 hours

Faculty:
  • Ms. Lavanya
  • Mr. Priyesh Singh
  • Ms. Shamna Hussain
  • Ms. Sheena
  • Abraham Cyril
  • Mr. Asif Anwar
  • Course Fee: Rs. 40,000 (+14% Service Tax)
    Course Features:
  • Online classroom sessions (350 hours)
  • Practice test (60 Subjectwise/Topicwise tests)
  • Mock test (8)
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    Contact For any further queries regarding the course, contact
    Phone: +91 9000018827
    Email: info@indiancivils.com
       
     
    Course Details

     

     
     
    Faculty

    The CSAT (Prelims) - Paper I - General Studies course is handled by the following faculty.

    TOPIC NAME FACULTY
    Current affairs Mr. Priyesh Singh
    Mr. Asif Anwar
    Indian History Ms. Shamna Hussain
    Geography Mr. Priyesh Singh
    Indian Polity Dr. Lavanya
    Economy Mr. Abraham Cyril
    Enviromental Ecology Ms. Shamna Hussain
    General Science Ms. Sheena

    Civil Services Prelims Paper 1 Syllabus


    CSAT (Prelims) - Paper I

    (Marks: 200  Duration: 2 hours)
    1. Current Events of National and International importance.
    2. History of India and Indian National Movement.
    3. Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
    4. Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
    5. Economic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
    6. General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialisation.
    7. General Science.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:

    • The question paper will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).
    • The question paper will be set both in Hindi and English.
    • The paper will be of two hours duration.

    PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS:

    1. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
    2. If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.
    3. If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

    Online Classroom Sessions


    • The course comprises of online classroom sessions for a duration of 350 hours.
    • Click here to check the weekly timetable schedule for this course.

    Civil Services Prelims - Suggested Reference Books, Magazines and Articles


    The following are the suggested books / references that the students can consult while preparing for CSAT (Prelims) - Paper I.

    History   Geography
    • Ancient India: RS Sharma (NCERT book Class XI)
    • Medieval India: Satish Chandra (NCERT book Class XI)
    • Modern India (Contemporary India): Satish Chandra Mittal (NCERT Class XII)
    • India's Struggle for Independence- Bipan Chandra
     
    • Geography of India - D.R.Khullar
    • Oxford India Atlas
    • Certificate Physical and Human Geography - Goh Cheng Leong
    • NCERT Class VI to XII
    • Human Geography - Majid Hussain
     
    Polity   Indian Economy
    • The Constitution of India: PM Bakshi
    • Indian Polity: Laxmikanth
    • Our Constitution - Subhash Kashyap
    • An Introduction to the Constitution Of India - D.D.Basu
     
    • Indian Economy- Dutt and Sundaram
    • Indian Economy - Mishra and Puri
    • Economic Survey of India
     
    Journals & Magazines   Newspapers
    • Yojana
    • Kurukshetra
    • World Focus
    • Frontline
     
    • The Hindu
    • The Times of India
    • The Economic Times
     
    Yearbooks and related references    
    • Manorama Year Book
    • Panorama Year Book
    • Pratiyogita Darpan
    • Wizard strategist 13 years’ solution of General Studies
       
     

    IAS Prelims Preparation Tips


    The following are simple preparation tips to score well in the CSAT (Prelims) - Paper I.

    • Prepare a regular timetable to cover the entire syllabus.
    • Be strong in your basics.
    • Do not waste time memorising facts as you need to just recognise the right choice from the list of options.
    • Practice as many question papers from the previous years.
    • Think of strategies of not losing marks due to negative marking.

    Joining the course


    Regular Student

    • Students can register as a regular user for any of the courses offered by Indiancivils by making the full payment for the course online.
    • As a regular user, students can
      • Participate in virtual classroom sessions and directly interact with the faculty and students during the online coaching classes.
      • Gain access to the question bank of ALL SUBJECTS of CSAT (Prelims) until the final examination.
      • Gain access to the pre-recorded videos of the registered courses until the final examination.
      • Participate in the Practice / Mock tests conducted during the course.
    • Registered students would receive intimation about the scheduled virtual classroom sessions on their registered mobile and email ids. Further, an automated reminder would be sent to the registered mobile number 10 minutes before the online session.

    Trial User:
    • Students can register for a trial period of one week for any of the courses offered by Indiancivils (except comprehensive coaching) by paying a nominal fee of Rs. 500.
    • As a trial user, students can
      • Participate in 3 to 5 virtual classroom session for any subject of their choice and directly interact with the faculty and students participating in the session.
      • Gain access to the question bank of ALL SUBJECTS of CSAT (Prelims) for a period of one week, post which the trial period will expire.
      • Trial users can participate in the Practice / Mock tests conducted during this period.
    • Registered students would receive intimation about the scheduled virtual classroom sessions on their registered mobile and email ids. Further, an automated reminder would be sent to the registered mobile number 10 minutes before the online session.

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