Post independence consolidation and re- organization within the country
History of world
Test No 02
11 Oct 2014
Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India
Political Philosophies like Communism, Capitalism, socialism etc – their forms and
effect on the society
Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty
and developmental issues, urbanization and their problems and their remedies
Effects of globalization on Indian society
Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and
the Indian sub-continent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary,
and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity,
cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical
features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and inflora and fauna and the effects
of such changes
Test No 03
17 Oct 2014
Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges
pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local
levels and challenges therein.
Separation of powers between various organs; dispute redresseal mechanisms and institutions.
Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries.
Parliament and State Legislatures - structure, functioning, conduct of business,
powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary, Ministries
and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations
and their role in the Polity.
Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities
of various Constitutional Bodies.
Test No 04
23 Oct 2014
Statutory, regulatory and various quasi judicial Bodies.
Salient features of the Representation of People's Act.
Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues
arising out of their design and implementation.
Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various
groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States
and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies
constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating
to Health, Education, Human Resources.
Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance-applications,
models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters
Role of civil services in a democracy.
India and its neighborhood- relations.
Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting
Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India's
Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.
Test No 05
29 Oct 2014
Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth,
development and employment.
Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of
irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural
produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.
Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices;
Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues
of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location,
upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their
effects on industrial growth.
Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
Test No 06
04 Nov 2014
Science and Technology – developments and their applications and effects in everyday
Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and
developing new technology.
Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano–technology, biotechnology
and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
Disaster and disaster management.
Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and
social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security;
money-laundering and its prevention.
Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized
crime with terrorism.
Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.
Test No 07
10 Nov 2014
Mock Test on Complete Syllabus of General Studies Mains Paper I
Test No 08
15 Nov 2014
Mock Test on Complete Syllabus of General Studies Mains Paper II
Test No 09
20 Nov 2014
Mock Test on Complete Syllabus of General Studies Mains Paper III
Test No 10
25 Nov 2014
Mock Test A on General Studies Mains Paper IV
Test No 11
30 Nov 2014
Mock Test B on General Studies Mains Paper IV
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