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Schedule

Package : Subject wise Prelims Test series 2019

Cost : 2500.00

Total Tests : 11

This package has a total of 11 tests - 10 subject-wise tests and 1 Current Affairs test . Each Subject module test includes questions from Static Syllabus as well as Current Affairs. Each test will have 100 questions on similar lines of UPSC exam. This package is to test your level of preparedness on each subject and help you enhance your knowledge on each subject.

Test Name Syllabus Starts from date

TEST - 1 Geography (World and Indian Geography)

Physical Geography of the world

Origin and evolution of Universe Solar system

  • Geological History of the Earth

  • Geological Time scale Latitude and Longitude including important Parallels and Meridians

  • Motions of the Earth and their effects Inclination of the Earth’s Axis and its effects

  • Local and Standard Time and the International Date Line, Calendar

  • Eclipses - Solar, Lunar

Geomorphology

  • Interior structure of the earth

  • Rock

  • Landform Development

  • First order (continental drift theory, sea floor spreading, plate tectonics theory)

  • Second order (Mountains, Plateaus, Plains & other landforms)

  • Internal forces & their impact - Volcanoes, Earthquakes,

  • Folding, Faulting, Isostasy

  • External forces & their impact - Weathering, Erosion & landforms thus developed

Climatology

  • Structure, Composition of atmosphere

  • Weather & Climate

  • Heat & temperature

  • Insolation

  • Heat Budget

  • Distribution of temperature

  • Temperature Inversion

  • Pressure and Pressure belts

  • Winds

  • Planetary winds

  • Seasonal winds

  • Local winds

  • Precipitation-Forms & Types, Distribution of rainfall

  • Air Masses

  • Cyclones and anti-cyclones

  • World Climatic regions

Oceanography

  • Bottom relief Features

  • Ocean waves, currents, tides & Tsunamis

  • Temperature distribution

  • Salinity distribution

  • Marine resources

Biogeography

  • Soils

  • Classification

  • Distribution

  • Erosion & Conservation

  • Biomes

World Economic and Human Geography:

  1. Natural resources and mineral resources and distribution of key natural resources across the world

  2. Agriculture and agro-climatic regions

  3. Industry and location factors

  4. Infrastructure

  5. World Population, density & distribution, races & tribes,

  6. settlements & migration

Continents - Major physical features, natural resources

Physical Geography of India

Location

  • Latitude

  • Longitude

  • Physiographic division of India

  • Northern Mountains

  • Plains of India

  • Peninsular Plateau

  • Islands of India

  • Drainage System

Himalayan Drainage System

Peninsular Drainage System

Other small river system

Indian Climate

  • Spatial and temporal distribution of temperature & pressure

  • Winds

  • Rainfall

  • Indian Monsoon

  • Mechanism

  • Onset

  • Variability

  • Rainfall distribution

  • Climatic Regions of India

Soils

  • Classification of Soils

  • Problems of Soil and Conservation

Indian Flora & Faun

  • Forests and their distribution

  • Forest Conservation

  • Fauna

Indian Economic and Human Geography

  1. Water Resources- Availability and potential: Lakes, rivers, dams, power and irrigation projects, wetlands and interlinking of rivers

  2. Mineral Resources- classification and distribution

  3. Energy Resources- conventional and non-conventional resources

  4. Population and Growth trends - density, sex ratio, literacy, tribes and racial groups in India

  5. Rural and Urban Settlements- types and patterns

  6. Industries- types and their locational factors

  7. Transport and Communication -railways, highways, inland

  8. water transport, shipping and sea-ports, air transport

 

Map Based Questions from India (Location of state, city, river, lakes, important places including Ramsar sites, Biosphere Reserves, Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks)


References

  • Fundamentals of Physical Geography (NCERT Class XI)

  • Fundamentals of Human Geography (NCERT Class XII)

  • Goh Cheng Leong - Certificate Physical and Human Geography

  • Mapping – World

  • India Physical Environment (NCERT Class XI)

  • India - People and Economy (NCERT Class XII)

  • Mapping – India

Current Affairs – June 2018

17 Feb 2019

TEST - 2 (Agriculture)

Agriculture Technologies

  • Sustainable Sugar Cane Initiative

  • System of Rice Intensification

  • Mycorrhizae Bio-Technology

  • Agriculture Extension Services

Cropping System and Pattern

  • Food Crops

  • Commercial Crops

  • Animal Husbandry

Agriculture Institutions

  • ICRAI

  • FAO

  • IFAD

  • Farmer Produce Organisations

  • World Food Programme etc.

Food Grain Management in India

  • Buffer Stock Management

  • Issue Price

  • Ration Shop

Agri Inputs

  • Fertilizers

  • Pesticides

  • Seed etc. and associated issues

Agro Energy

  • Bio- Fuels

  • Sea Grass

  • Sea Weed

Agricultural Marketing and Reforms

  • Fair and Remunerative Prices

  • Minimum Support Price

  • E-NAM

  • APMC

  • Essential Commodities Act

Irrigation

  • Schemes related to Irrigation.

  • Long Term Irrigation Fund

  • Traditional Water Conservation Strategies

Agro Revolutions

  • Green Revolution

  • Blue Revolution

  • Operation Flood

  • Pink Revolution etc.

  • Sustainable Agriculture, Conservation Agriculture, Climate Smart Agriculture, Zero Budget Natural Farming etc.

  • Food Processing

  • Farm distress and government initiatives


References

  • Selected Chapters from Geography Economy and Environment
  • Current Affairs related to Agriculture Sector
  • http://agritech.tnau.ac.in
  • Current Affairs – July 2018

24 Feb 2019

TEST - 3 (Ecology & Environment)

Ecology and Functions of an ecosystem

  • Terrestrial ecosystems

  • Aquatic ecosystems

Environmental problems:

  • Climate Change

  • Acidification

  • Eutrophication

  • Ozone Depletion

  • Mitigation Strategies

  • India and Climate Change

Environmental pollution

  • Pollutants

  • Air pollution

  • Water Pollution

  • Soil Pollution

  • Noise Pollution

  • Radioactive pollution

  • E-Waste

  • Solid Waste

  • Bioremediation

Biodiversity

  • Basic Concepts

  • Plant and Animal Diversity

  • Marine Organisms

  • Threat to Biodiversity

  • Protected Area Network: National parks, Wildlife sanctuaries, Biosphere reserves, Reserved and protected forests, Conservation and community reserves, Village and panchayat Forests, Private protected areas, Conservation areas

  • Biodiversity Conservation efforts

  • Indian Biodiversity ad conservation efforts

  • Bioprospecting

  • Biosafety

  • Biopiracy

Conservation efforts: India and World

  • Institutional and Organizational mechanisms

  • Environmental Acts and Policies

  • Environmental conventions

  • Sustainable development Environmental Monitoring and Impact Assessment


References

  • ICSE Environmental Studies - Class X

  • Biology – NCERT 12th – Unit 4

  • Shankar IAS – Environment

Current Affairs – August 2018

03 Mar 2019

TEST - 4 (Science and Technology)

General Science

Bio-Technology

  • Gene Therapy

  • Stem Cell Technology

  • Recombinant DNA Technology

  • GM Crops

Defence

  • Defence Institutions like DRDO, Defence Acquisition council, National Security Council etc.

  • Missile Program – IGMDP, Cruise Missiles etc.

  • Light Aircrafts

  • Submarines, Air Craft Carrier etc.

  • Military Exercises

  • Weapons of mass destruction and treaties related to them.

Nuclear Technology

  • Nuclear Energy Production Process

  • Thorium Reserves

  • Nuclear Energy Agencies – BARC, Nuclear Energy Corporation of India, IAEA etc.

Space Technology

  • Basic of Space – Solar System, Asteroids, Kuiper Belt Objects, Comets etc.

  • Gravitational Waves

  • Space Observatories – International Space Station, Solar Observatories in India etc.

  • Space Organisations like NASA, ISRO, Antrix Corporation Limited, Space X

  • Satellites like INSAT, IRNSS, GPS, Galileo etc.

  • Launch Vehicles – PSLV, GSLV etc.

  • Outer Space Treaty

Elementary Physics

  • Elementary Physics

  • Neutrino and Observatory

  • Research Centres – CERN, Belle II Experiment

Health

  • Overview

  • Bacterial Diseases

  • Viral Diseases

  • Health Programmes

Information Technology

  • RFID

  • 3D Printing

  • Big Data

  • LIFI

  • Internet of Things

  • Crypto currencies etc.


References

  • Selected Chapters from NCERT for understanding basic concepts of science
  • Currents affairs related to Science and Technology

Current Affairs – September 2018

10 Mar 2019

TEST - 5 (Art & Culture)

Architecture

  • Cave Architecture

  • Temple Architecture

  • Indo-Islamic Architecture

  • Modern Architecture

( Under Indus Valley Civilization, The Mauryan Architecture, The Sungas, Kushanas, Satavahanas & Guptas, Post Guptas, Delhi-Sultanate, Mughals etc)

Sculpture -- Indian Sculpture and Different schools of Art

Indian Paintings

  • Pre historic painting & Cave paintings

  • Mural Paintings

  • Miniature Paintings - Pala School, Rajput Paintings, Mughal Paintings, Hill paintings etc.

  • Folk Paintings

  • Modern Indian Paintings Personalities Associated

Religion

  • Hinduism

  • Jainism

  • Buddhism

  • Islam

  • Christianity

  • Zoroastrianism

  • Judaism

Philosophy

  • Six Schools of Philosophy

  • Ajivika

  • Lokayata etc.

Indian Music

  • Classical Music

  • Hindustani Music

  • Carnatic Music

  • Folk Music Tradition

  • Modern Music

  • Personalities

Indian Dance

  • Classical Dance forms in India – Odissi, Kathak, Kathakali, Mohiniattay, Sattriya, Manipuri, Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi

  • Folk Dances

  • Modern Dance in India

Theatre

  • Sanskrit Theatre

  • Folk Theatre

  • Modern Theatre

  • Personalities

Puppetry

  • History

  • Different forms of Puppetry in

  • People Associated with Theatres

Indian Cinema and Circus

Bhakti & Sufi Movement

Language & Literature

  • Indian Language

  • Classical Languages

  • Scheduled Languages

  • Indian Literature

  • Religious Literature

  • Secular Literature

Fairs, Festivals and Craft -Religious Festivals, Secular

Festivals (States & UT’s), Art & Crafts

Science & Technology

  • Ancient, Science & Technology

  • Medieval Science & Technology

  • Famous Personalities in

  • Ancient and Medieval India

Promotion and Preservation of Indian Heritage

  • Indian Word Heritage Sites – Tangible & non-tangible heritage, Tentative list

  • Cultural Heritage Sites

  • Natural Heritage Sites

  • Important Institutions


References

  • Introduction to Indian art (NCERT class 11th)

  • Living Craft Traditions of India (NCERT class 12th)

  • Indian Culture by Nitin Singhania

  • CCRT - Art and Culture

Current Affairs – October 2018

17 Mar 2019

TEST - 6 (Ancient & Medieval India)

Ancient History

Prehistoric period

  • Paleolithic

  • Mesolithic

  • Neolithic

  • Chalcolithic

  • Harappan / Indus Valley Civilization

Vedic Age

  •  Early Vedic period

  •  Later Vedic period

  • Mahajanapadas & Rise of Magadh

  • Religious Reforms

  • Iranian & Macedonian Invasion

  • Mauryan Age

Post Mauryan Age

  • Indo Greek Invasion

  • Indo-Greeks

  • Parthians

  • Shaka

  • Kushanas

  • Indo-Sassanian

  • Sungas

  • Kanvas

  • Satavahanas

  • Guptas Age

  • Sangam Age

  • Regional Kingdoms

Post Guptas Age

  • Harshavardhana

  • Pallava

  • Chalukya

Medieval History

Triparty Struggle

Prathiharas

Palas

  • Chola Empire

  • Turkish conquest of India

Ghaznavid

Muhammad Ghuri

  • Rajput states

  • Delhi sultanate

  • Slave dynasty

  • The Khaljis

  • The Tughlaqs

  • The Sayyids

  • The Lodhis

  • Mughal empire (Including later Mughals)

  • Maratha Confederacy

  • Southern Dynasties

  • Hoysalas

  • Yadavas

  • Kakatiyas

  • Vijaynagara

  • Bahmani Kingdom

  • Regional kingdoms

  • Religious Movements

  • Bhakti Movement

  • Sufi Movement

(Brief History, Salient Features, Social, Economics,

Religious and Cultural conditions of all the above)


References

Old NCERT

  • Ancient India – R S Sharma

  • Medieval India – Satish Chandra

New NCERT

  • Our pasts – I

  • Our pasts – II

  • Themes – I

  • Themes – II

TamilNadu History Textbook - Class XI

Current Affairs – November 2018

24 Mar 2019

TEST - 7 (Modern India)

Fall of Mughals

Advent of Europeans

  • Coming of Europeans

  • Struggle among Europeans

  • Rise of East India Company

India under East India Company’s Rule

  • Administration

  • Political policies

  • Regulating Act of 1773

  • Pitt’s India Act 1784

  • Charter acts of 1784, 1793, 1813,1833, 1853

  • British Expansion policy: Doctrine of lapse, Subordinate alliance etc.

  • Economic policies and their impact

  • Agricultural policies

  • Famine policy

  • Foreign Policies

  • Social Policies

  • Education Policies

  • Religious policies

Indian Kingdoms in 18th century: Marathas, Punjab, Mysore, Hyderabad etc.

Socio - Religious Reform Movements in the 19th and 20th CE India – Arya Samaj, Brahmo Samaj , etc.

  • The Great Revolt of 1857

  • Changes in Indian Administration after 1858 - GOI ACT 1858, Councils Act, 1861, 1892.

  • Growth of Political Ideas and Political Organisations (up to

1885)

  • Foundation of the Indian National Congress

National movement (1885 - 1919)

  • Moderate Phase (1885 – 1905)

  • Partition of Bengal and the Swadeshi Movement

  • The first phase of Revolutionary and Terrorist Movement

  • The Morley-Minto Reforms or the Indian Councils Act, 1909

  • The Lucknow Pact (1916)

  • The Home Rule Movement

National movement (1919 - 1939)

  • Montague-Chelmsford Reforms or the Government of India act, 1919

  • The Khilafat Movement (1920-22) and Non Cooperation Movement

  • The Left Movement

  • The second phase of Revolutionary and Terrorist Movement

  • Anti-Simon Commission Agitation (1928-29)

  • Nehru Report, 1928

  • The Lahore Session, 1929

  • The Civil Disobedience Movement

  • The Government of India Act, 1935

  • Provincial Elections and Formation of popular Ministries in Provinces, 1937

Freedom to Partition (1939 - 1947)

  • The Second World War and the National Movement

  • The August Offer 1940

  • The Individual Satyagraha 1940-41

  • The Cripps Proposal, 1942

  • The Quit India Movement, I942

  • Subhash Bose and Indian National Army

  • Rajagopalachari Formula & Desai Liaqat Plan

  • Wavell Plan and Simla Conference 1945

  • General Elections in India, 1945

  • Naval Mutiny: 1946

  • The Indian Independence Act, 1947

Other Dimensions

  • Tribal Movements

  • Peasants Movement

  • Dalit Movements

  • Women movement

  • Role of Press and Publications

  • Role of Business groups

Miscellaneous: Reforms / Acts / Committee, Congress Sessions, Governor –General Viceroys etc.


References

  • Our past III (Both part 1 & part 2 --NCERT class VIII)

  • Themes in Indian History – III (NCERT Class XII)

  • A brief History Of Modern India – Spectrum Publication

  • Struggle for India’s Independence – Bipin Chandra

Current Affairs – December 2018

31 Mar 2019

TEST - 8 (Polity)

  • Constitutionalism

  • Historical Underpinnings

  • Evolution & Making of the Constitution

  • Features and Significant Provisions

  • Political systems

  • Democratic & Non-Democratic

  • Parliamentary & Presidential

  • Unitary & Federal

  • Direct and Representative

  • Republic and Monarchy etc.

  • The Preamble

  • The Union and its Territory

  • Citizenship

  • Fundamental Rights

  • Directive Principles

  • Fundamental Duties

  • Amendment of Constitution

  • Basic Structure of the Constitution

  • Emergency Provisions

Central Government

  • President of India

  • Vice President of India

  • Prime minister

  • Central Council of Ministers, Parliament

State Government

  • Governor

  • Chief Minister

  • State Council of Ministers

  • State Legislature

Judiciary

  • Supreme Court

  • High Courts

  • Subordinate Courts

Indian Federalism

  • Centre-State Relations

  • Inter-state Relations

Local Government

  • Panchayati Raj

  • Local Urban Government

Other Dimensions

  • Official Language

  • Public Services

  • Tribunals

  • Special provisions for SCs, STs, BCs, Minorities & Anglo-Indians

  • Rights and liabilities of the Government

  • Authoritative text in Hindi Language

  • Anti-defection law

Political dimensions

  • Ministries and Departments of the Government

  • Pressure groups

  • Elections & political parties

  • Representation of People's Act

  • Election Process

  • Governance

  • Transparency & Accountability

  • RTI

  • Citizen’s Charter

e-Governance

Constitutional Bodies

  • Election Commission

  • Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

  • State Public Service Commission (SPSC)

  • Finance Commission

  • CAG

  • Attorney general of India

  • Advocate general of India

  • Special officer for Linguistic Minorities

  • National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC)

  • National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST)

  • National Commission for Backward Castes (NCBC) etc.

Non-Constitutional Bodies

NITI Aayog, NHRC, SHRC, CIC, SIC, CVC, CBI, Lokpal, Lokayukta, NCPCR etc.


References

  • Indian Constitution at Work (NCERT Class XI)

  • LAXMIKANTH – Indian Polity

Current Affairs – January 2019

07 Apr 2019

TEST - 9 (Economy)

National Income Accounting:

  • Definition

  • Concepts: GDP, GNP, Market Price and Factor Cost, NNP, NDP, transfer payments, National income at FC, Personal Income, disposable income, factors affecting national income, net foreign facto income

  • Measurement of national income: value added method, income method, expenditure method, Application of various methods, Base year, GDP deflator

  • Debates around GDP and other indices

Money and Banking

Money

  • Definition

  • Functions and significance

  • Evolution of Money

  • Money supply in India and factors affecting it

Banking

  • Need of banks

  • Function

  • Commercial Banks

Central Bank:

Importance

Functions

Structure

Monetary Policy

Policy tools, (CRR, SLR, OMO, Repo and Rev Repo, MSF etc.)

Banking Reforms

Capital Markets & Money Markets

  • Basic Terms and Concepts, Equity and debt Instruments

  • Primary market and Secondary markets etc.

Inflation and Employment

Inflation

  • Definition

  • Inflationary Gap and Inflationary process

  • Inflation Cycles: Demand Pull Inflation, Cost Push Inflation,

  • Causes of Inflation

  • Inflation Control measures

Unemployment

  • Types of Unemployment: Structural, Seasonal, Frictional, Cyclical

  • Nature of Unemployment in India

Government budgeting and Fiscal Policy

  • Budgeting

  • Evolution of Budgeting

  • Institutions and Laws

  • The Union Budget: Components - Revenue Account,

  • Capital Account, Measures of Government Deficit etc.,

  • Weaknesses in the Budgetary Process

  • Fiscal Policy

  • Public Finance - Role and Importance,

  • Public Expenditure - Revenue and Capital, Development and Non-Development

  • Public Revenue

  • Sources of Revenue

  • Taxes

  • Classification - Direct and Indirect, Specific and Ad Valorem

  • Social and Economic Objectives of Taxes

  • Public Debt

  • Deficit Financing

1. External Sector and Currency Exchange rate

  • Balance of Payments: Definition, Current and Capital Accounts, Convertibility

  • FDI, FII -- issues, challenges etc.

  • Foreign Trade of India

  • Trade Policy

  • Product wise trade

  • Region wise trade

  • Subsidy boxes

  • WTO related issues

  • and India

  • Intellectual Property Rights

2. International Trade and Bodies:

IMF: Purpose and

Objectives, Organization and Functions, Working and

Evaluation, IMF and Underdeveloped Countries, SDR's,

Reforms etc.,

World Bank

Bilateral and Regional Cooperation

3. Industrial Sector:

  • Industrial Policies

  • Licensing

  • MSME

  • Labour Reforms

  • Companies Act

  • Make in India, Skill India

  • Challenges in Industrial development

  • Organised and unorganised sector

  • PPP

  • Investment models

4. Initiatives by the govt.

  • Government policies

  • Five year Plans: Priorities and Performance, Issues

  • related to planning

  • Economic Policies till 1991

  • Economic Reforms since 1991: End of license Raj, Liberalization, Privatisation and Globalisation

5. Infrastructure:

IT, Communication, Urbanisation, Transport, Mining, etc.


References

  • Indian Economic Development (NCERT Class XI)

  • RAMESH SINGH – Indian Economy

Current Affairs – February 2019

14 Apr 2019

TEST - 10 (Current Affairs Revision Test + Budget + India Year Book)

  • Current Affairs from June 2018 to April 21 2019.

  • Budget

  • India Year Book


References

  • Current Affairs from June 2018 to April 2019.

  • India Year Book

21 Apr 2019

TEST - 11 (Gov. Schemes + National and International Institutions)

  • Government Schemes

  • National Institutions like SEBI, RBI, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau and National Investigation Agency etc.

  • International institutions like World Economic Forum, IMF, World Bank, WTO, G 20 etc.

  • Regional Institutions like BIMSTEC, SAARC, ASEAN etc.


References

  • Current Affairs

  • Insights PT Exclusive -International Relations and Organisations

28 Apr 2019