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TARGET 2018 VISIONIAS™ INNOVATIVE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM™

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Under the Guidance of Ajay Kumar Singh (B. Tech. IIT Roorkee, Director & Founder: Vision IAS)

ENGLISH MEDIUM
All INDIA GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS TEST SERIES 2018: STARTING – 4 FEBRUARY, 2018
25 TESTS: 15 Applied + 10 Full Length
Current Affairs + Value Addition Material + Supplementary Material: Soft Copy Only
- Team Vision IAS
(Experts Support: Telephonic Discussion / Email Interaction)

Program Objective: This is a comprehensive and intensive ‘interactive’ program focusing on sincere IAS Aspirants who will appear in Civil Service Exam 2018. Our experts provide step
by step guidance to aspirants for understanding the concepts of General Studies and preparing them for scoring good marks.

Approach & Strategy: Our simple, practical and focused approach will help aspirants understand the demand of UPSC exam effectively. Our strategy is to constantly innovate to keep the
preparation process dynamic and give personalized attention to individual aspirants based on factors like core competence, availability of time and resource and
the requirements of Civil Service Exam. Our Interactive Learning approach (Email / Telephonic Discussion: Experts with Aspirants) will continuously improve
aspirant’s performance and move their preparation in the right direction.

Number of Mock Tests: 25 TESTS: 15 Applied + 10 Full Length

Fee (Incl. all taxes): Rs. 12000 MODULE NUMBER: 1489

Nature: Flexible - Date of Mock Test: Reschedule on the demand of the aspirants. (POSTPONE, BUT NOT PREPONE)

What you will get:


▪ Login id & Password for performance analysis of aspirants (Innovative Assessment System including POST TEST ANALYSIS)
▪ 25 Mock Test Papers & Answer Explanations
▪ Analysis of Mock Test papers based on difficulty level & nature of questions.
▪ Comprehensive analysis of previous year question Papers.

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INNOVATIVE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM:

Static & dynamic Potential of Mock test papers (Scoring Potential), Macro & Micro performance Analysis of aspirants, Section wise analysis, Difficulty Analysis, All India Rank,
comparison with toppers, Geographical Analysis, Integrated Score Card, Analysis of Mock Test papers based on difficulty level & nature of questions etc.

HOW IT WORKS: The tests are planned at three different levels of preparation required for a student to succeed in CSE - Prelims.

1. Applied level - Test 1 to 15: In this level, we will test your subject knowledge at an applied level. Test would be more analytical in nature, application oriented with relevance
to current affairs. These tests would not be restricted to few particular sources and it would cover the entire
primary, secondary and other sources. ONLINE - DISTANCE LEARNING / OFFLINE
2. Comprehensive level - Test 16 to 25: These are Full Length Test (FLT) covering all the levels of difficulties and (Personalized Scheduling)
all the types of questions similar to the UPSC prelims paper. These tests will validate that your preparation is Note:
complete and you have achieved that extra edge to succeed in CSE - Prelims. 1. Aspirants can reschedule the test date based on their
plan. (POSTPONE, BUT NOT PREPONE)
2. Offline Tests (Flexible): Every day of the week, 10 AM & 2
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FUNDAMENTAL TESTS - SCHEDULE, CONTENT & REFERENCE

Primary Secondary
Syllabus Topics covered
Date of Primary Secondary (Essential) (Additional)
TEST * Questions under current affairs will cover (The list is indicative to help students;
Mock Test (Essential) (Additional) News Paper News Paper /
No. important national and international issues however, it is not exhaustive. A topic may
References References / Magazines Magazines /
of specified months have more subtopics)
/ website website
Test 1 February Indian Constitution & Political System ♦ Political systems: Democratic & Non-Democratic, - Class IX and X NCERT: - Introduction to the - The Hindu - The Indian
[2436] 4, 2018 ♦ Political systems: concepts, forms and Parliamentary & Presidential, Unitary & Federal, Democratic Politics Constitution of - Yojana Express
Direct and Representative, Republic and - 11th NCERT: Indian India: D D Basu - PIB :
types Monarchy etc. Constitution at Work - Our Political www.pib.nic.in
♦ Political system as established by the ♦ Constitutionalism - Indian Polity by M System: Subhash
Constitution ♦ Historical Underpinnings Laxmikanth Kashyap
♦ Indian Constitution: Historical ♦ Evolution & Making of the Constitution
♦ Features and Significant Provisions
Underpinnings, Evolution & Making of
♦ The Preamble
the Constitution, Features, Significant ♦ The Union and its Territory
Provisions ♦ Citizenship
♦ The Preamble ♦ Fundamental Rights
♦ The Union and its Territory ♦ Directive Principles
♦ Fundamental Duties
♦ Citizenship ♦ Amendment of Constitution
♦ Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles
& Fundamental Duties
♦ Amendment of Constitution
+ Current Affairs (May 2017)
Test 2 February Working of Indian Constitution and System ♦ President ♦ 11th NCERT: Indian ♦ Introduction to ♦ The Hindu ♦ The Indian
[2437] 9, 2018 of the government ♦ Vice President Constitution at the Constitution ♦ Yojana Express
♦ Prime minister Work of India: D D ♦ PIB :
♦ Central Government: President, Vice ♦ Central Council of Ministers and Cabinet ♦ Indian Polity by M Basu www.pib.n
committees Laxmikanth ♦ Our Political ic.in
President, Prime minister, Central
♦ Posts like Cabinet Secretary, Chief Secretary, System:
Council of Ministers, Parliament etc Subhash
♦ State Government: Governor, Chief ♦ Parliament: The Council of States, The House Kashyap
Minister, State Council of Ministers, of People, Disqualification and Vacation of
State Legislature Seats, Presiding Officers of Parliament, Houses:
♦ Indian Federalism and Centre-State Their Working, Legislative Procedures in
Parliament, Budget, Powers and Functions of
Relations
Parliament: Its Role, Committees of
♦ Emergency Provisions Parliament, Parliamentary Forums
♦ Local Government: Panchayati Raj, Local ♦ Governor
Urban Government ♦ Chief Minister
♦ Judiciary: Supreme Court, High Courts, ♦ State Council of Minister
Subordinate Courts ♦ State Legislature
♦ Indian Federalism
♦ Structure, organization and functioning
♦ Centre State Relations
of the Executive; Ministries and ♦ Emergency Provisions
Departments of the Government. ♦ Panchayati Raj

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+ Current Affairs (June 2017) ♦ Local Urban Government
♦ Supreme Court
♦ High Courts
♦ Subordinate Courts: District Courts, Gram
Nyayalayas, ADRs, NALSA etc.,
♦ Structure, organization and functioning of the
Executive.
♦ Ministries and Departments of the Government.
Test 3 February Governance in India Constitutional Bodies • Indian Polity by M • The Hindu • The Indian
[2438] 14, 2018 ♦ Election Commission Laxmikanth • Yojana Express
♦ Constitutional & Non Constitutional ♦ Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) • Governance in • PIB :
Bodies ♦ State Public Service Commission (SPSC) India by M www.pib.n
♦ Elections and political parties: problems ♦ Finance Commission Laxmikanth ic.in
♦ CAG • Class 12th NCERT:
and processes ♦ Attorney general of India Politics in India
♦ Electoral politics ♦ Advocate general of India since
♦ Working of the political system since ♦ Special officer for Linguistic Minorities Independence
independence ♦ National Commission for Scheduled Castes
♦ Governance (NCSC)
♦ National Commission for Scheduled Tribes
- Good Governance, e-Governance
(NCST)
♦ Transparency & Accountability ♦ National Commission for Backward Castes
- RTI, Citizen’s Charter & Anti-Corruption (NCBC)
- Civil Society, People participation Non-Constitutional Bodies
- Reforms: Police Reform, Administrative ♦ NITI Aayog
Reform, Judicial Reform, Political Reform ♦ NHRC, Governing Council, SHRC, CIC, SIC, CVC,
CBI, Lokpal, Lokayukta, NCPCR etc.
etc.
Other Constitutional Dimensions
♦ Social Audit ♦ Provisions related to Language
♦ Public Policy: Making, Implementation, ♦ Rights and Liabilities of the government
Evaluation and monitoring ♦ National Commission to Review the Working of
♦ Public Sector Management the Constitution
♦ Public-private partnerships (PPP) ♦ Co-operative societies
♦ Tribunals
♦ Rights Issues etc.
Elections and political parties
+ Current Affairs (July 2017) ♦ Problems and processes
♦ Electoral politics
♦ Representation of People's Act
♦ Working of the political system since
independence
Governance
♦ Good Governance
♦ e-Governance
♦ Transparency & Accountability
♦ RTI, Citizen’s Charter & Anti-Corruption
♦ Civil Society, People participation
♦ Reforms: Police Reform, Administrative
Reform, Judicial Reform, Political Reform etc.
♦ Social Audit

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Public Policy: Making, Implementation,

Evaluation and monitoring
♦ Public Sector Management, Regulatory
framework
♦ Public-private partnerships (PPP)
♦ Rights Issues etc.
Test 4 February Geography – I Physical Geography of the world • 11th NCERT: • Old NCERT • The Hindu • The Indian
[2439] 19, 2018 ♦ Origin and evolution of Universe, Solar system Fundamental of Books of • PIB : Express
Physical Geography of the world ♦ Geological History of the Earth Physical Geography Geography www.pib.n
● Solar System & the Earth and basics of ♦ Geological Time scale • 11th NCERT: (Class 6, 7, 8) ic.in
♦ Latitude and Longitude including important Geography - India
latitude and longitude
Parallels and Meridians Physical
● Geomorphology
♦ Motions of the Earth and their effects Environment
● Climatology ♦ Inclination of the Earth’s Axis and its effects • Certificate physical
● Oceanography ♦ Local and Standard Time and the International and human
● Biogeography Date Line, Calendar geography - Goh
● Natural Hazards and Disasters ♦ Eclipses - Solar, Lunar Cheng Leong
● Continents (Land, Climate, Resources
♦ Geomorphology - Interior structure of the • ICSE 9th and 10th
earth, Earth’s crust, Classification of rocks. Total Geography
etc.): Asia, Africa, North America, South ♦ Landform Development - First order
• Orient Longman
America, Antarctica, Europe, and (continental drift theory, sea floor spreading, Atlas or Oxford
Australia plate tectonics theory), Second order Atlas
Physical Geography of India (Mountains, Plateaus, Plains & other
● Introduction: Location, Area and landforms)
♦ Internal forces & their impact - Volcanoes,
Boundaries
Earthquakes, Folding, Faulting, Isostasy)
● Structure and Relief: Physiographic
♦ External forces & their impact - Weathering,
Divisions Erosion & landforms thus developed
● Drainage System ♦ Climatology - Structure, Composition of
● Weather, Climate and Seasons atmosphere
● Soils ♦ Weather & Climate
♦ Insolation, Heat Budget, Distribution of
● Natural Vegetation, Plant and Animal
temperature, Temperature Inversion
Life ♦ Pressure and Pressure belts
+ Current Affairs (August 2017) ♦ Winds - Planetary, Seasonal and Local; Jet
Streams
♦ Precipitation-Forms & Types, Distribution of rainfall
♦ Air Masses, Cyclones and anti-cyclones
♦ World Climatic regions
♦ Oceanography - Features, Ocean waves,
currents, tides & Tsunamis, Temperature &
Salinity distribution, marine resources
♦ Biogeography: Soils - Classification,
distribution, erosion & Conservation
♦ Continents - Major physical features, natural
resources
Physical Geography of India
♦ Location: Latitude, Longitude
♦ Northern Mountains, Plains of India, Peninsular

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Plateau and Islands of India.
♦ Himalayan and Peninsular Drainage System
♦ Spatial and temporal distribution of
temperature, pressure, winds and rainfall
♦ Indian Monsoon: mechanism, onset and
variability; spatial and temporal variations
♦ Climatic Regions of India
♦ Classification of Soils
♦ Problems of Soil and Conservation
♦ Forests and their distribution, Forest
Conservation
♦ Map Based Questions from India (Location of
state, city, river, lakes, important places
including Ramsar sites, Biosphere Reserves,
Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks)
Test 5 February Geography - II World Economic and Human Geography: • 12th NCERT: Old NCERT Books of • The Hindu • The Indian
[2440] 24, 2018 ♦ Natural resources and mineral resources and Geography - India Geography • Yojana Express
Economic and Human Geography - World distribution of key natural resources across the People and (Class 6, 7, 8) • PIB :
● Economic Geography of the world: world Economy www.pib.n
primary, secondary, tertiary, ♦ Agriculture and agro-climatic regions • 12th NCERT: ic.in
♦ Industry and location factors Fundamental of
quaternary and quinary activities ♦ Infrastructure Human Geography
● Human Geography of world ♦ World Population, density & distribution, races • Certificate Physical
● World Population, Distribution & & tribes, settlements & migration and Human
Density, Races & Tribes, Settlement & Map Based Questions from World (Location of Geography - Goh
Migration state, city, minerals, industries etc.) Cheng Leong
Economic and Human Geography - India Indian Geography • ICSE 9th and 10th:
♦ Agriculture typology and major Crops grown in Total Geography
● Agriculture
India • Orient Longman
● Land Resources ♦ Agro-Climatic Regions Atlas or Oxford
● Water Resources ♦ Land Reforms and Land use pattern Atlas
● Mineral and Energy Resources ♦ Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Aquaculture
● Industries ♦ Water Resources- Availability and potential:
Lakes, rivers, dams, power and irrigation
● Transport and Communication
projects, wetlands and inter-linking of rivers
● Foreign Trade
♦ Mineral Resources- classification and
Population, Migration, Settlements distribution
♦ Energy Resources- conventional and non-
+ Current Affairs (September 2017) conventional resources
♦ Population and Growth trends - density, sex
ratio, literacy, tribes and racial groups in India
♦ Rural and Urban Settlements- types and
patterns
♦ Industries- types and their locational factors
♦ Transport and Communication -railways,
highways, inland water transport, shipping and
sea-ports, air transport
Map Based Questions from India (Location of
state, city, minerals, industries etc.)
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Test 6 February Ancient Indian History, Art and Culture and Ancient History • Old NCERT: Ancient • TN BOARD • The Hindu • The Indian
[2441] 28, 2018 Medieval India: ♦ Prehistoric period India HISTORY, Class • PIB : Express
♦ Harappan / Indus Valley Civilization • Old NCERT: XI www.pib.n
Ancient History ♦ Vedic Age Medieval India • NIOS Art & ic.in
♦ Prehistoric period ♦ Mahajanapadas • Class XI NCERT – Culture
♦ Religious Reforms Introduction to
♦ Harappan / Indus Valley Civilization ♦ Mauryan Age & Post Mauryan Age Fine Art (part 1)
♦ Vedic Age ♦ Sangam Age • CCRT website:
♦ Mahajanapadas ♦ Guptas Age & Post Guptas Age http://ccrtindia.gov
♦ Religious Reforms (Brief History, Salient Features, Social, Economics, .in/index.php
♦ Mauryan Age & Post Mauryan Age Religious and Cultural conditions of all the above)
Art & Culture
♦ Sangam Age
♦ Architecture: Indus Valley Civilization, The
♦ Guptas Age & Post Guptas Age Mauryan Architecture, The Sungas, Kushanas,
Satavahanas & Guptas, The Temple
Art & Culture Architecture, Indo-Islamic Architecture,
♦ Architecture and Sculptures Modern Architecture
♦ Religion and Philosophy ♦ Sculpture: Indian Sculpture and Different
♦ Indian paintings schools of Art
♦ Indian Music ♦ Indian Paintings: Historical development - Wall
Paintings, Cave and Mural Paintings, Miniature
♦ Indian Dances
Paintings, Mughal Paintings, Rajput Paintings,
♦ Indian Theatres Folk Paintings, Other Paintings, Modern Indian
♦ Indian cinema Paintings & Personalities
♦ Indian Language & Literature ♦ Religion and Philosophy
♦ Arts & Crafts ♦ Religion: Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism,
♦ Science and Technology in Ancient Islam, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Judaism
♦ Philosophy: Six Schools of Philosophy,
India
Ajivika, Lokayata etc.
♦ Indo- Islamic Culture ♦ Indian Music: Classical Music, Hindustani
Music, Carnatic Music, Folk Music Tradition
Medieval India: ♦ Indian Dance: Classical Dance forms in India,
♦ Early Medieval Period Folk Dances, Modern Dance in India
♦ North India ♦ Puppetry and Theatre: Different forms of
Puppetry in India, Theatres in India: Folk
♦ South India
Theatre, Modern Theatre, People Associated
♦ Sultanate Period with Theatres, Indian Cinema and Circus
♦ The Delhi Sultanate ♦ Language & Literature: Indian Language,
♦ Vijayanagar & other Kingdoms Indian Literature
♦ Religious Movements ♦ Fairs, Festivals and Craft: Religious Festivals,
♦ Bhakti Movement Secular Festivals (States & UT’s), Art & Crafts
♦ Science & Technology, Ancient, Science &
♦ Sufi Movement
Technology, Medieval Science & Technology,
♦ Mughal Period Famous Personalities in Ancient and Medieval
♦ Maratha Confederacy India
+ Current Affairs (October 2017) ♦ Promotion and Preservation of Indian
Heritage: Indian Word Heritage Sites, Cultural
Heritage Sites, Natural Heritage Sites,
Important Institutions
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Medieval India
♦ Early Medieval Period: North India and South
India
♦ Sultanate Period: The Delhi Sultanate,
Vijayanagar & other Kingdoms, Religious
Movements, Bhakti Movement, Sufi
Movement
♦ Mughal Period
(Brief History, Salient Features, Social, Economics,
Religious and Cultural conditions of all the above)
Test 7 March Modern India (I) India under East India Company’s Rule • Old NCERT: • “A Brief History • The Hindu • The Indian
[2442] 4, 2018 ♦ India in the late Eighteenth Century Administration Modern India by of Modern • PIB : Express
♦ The Advent of the Europeans and British • Struggle among European powers in India Bipin Chandra India” – www.pib.n
• Regulating Acts and Charter Acts: Regulating • India’s struggle for Spectrum Pub. ic.in
Conquest of India Act of 1773, Pitt’s India Act 1773 and Charter Independence – • From Plassey to
♦ The British Administrative Structure, acts of 1784, 1793, 1813,1833, 1853 Bipin Chandra Partition:
Reform, Impact and Organization of • Indian Kingdoms in 18th century: Marathas, Shekhar
Government of India Punjab, Mysore, Hyderabad etc. Bandyopadhyay
♦ Social – Religious Movements in 19th – • British Expansion policy: Doctrine of lapse, a
20th centuries Subordinate alliance etc.
• Economic policies and their impact
♦ Freedom Struggle
• Education Policies
- The Revolt of 1857 & change after
• Works of British Governor Generals
1857 • Socio - Religious Reform Movements in the
- Moderate Phase (1885 – 1905) 19th century India: Brahmo Samaj, Arya Samaj,
+ Current Affairs (May + June 2017) Theosophical Society, Ramakrishna Movement,
Muslim reform movements, Parsi reform
movements, Sikh Reform Movements 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
• Moderate Phase (1885 – 1905)
Test 8 March Modern India (II) • The rise of Extremism or Neo-Nationalism • India’s struggle for • From Plassey to • The Hindu • The Indian
[2443] 9, 2018 • The first phase of Revolutionary Terrorism Independence – Partition: • PIB : Express
Freedom Struggle: Extremist Phase (1905 – • Partition of Bengal and the Swadeshi Bipin Chandra Shekhar www.pib.n
17) Movement Bandyopadhyay ic.in
- Emergence of Extremist & Leaders • The Surat Split a
• The Foundation of All-India Muslim League • “A Brief History
- The Partition of Bengal
• The Morley-Minto Reforms or the Indian of Modern
- Morley-Minto Reforms Councils Act, 1909 India” –
- Swadeshi Movement, Home Rule • The Delhi Durbar and the Annulment of Spectrum Pub.
Movement etc. Partition of Bengal (1911)
Freedom Struggle: The Gandhian Era • The Lucknow Pact (1916)
(1917– 47) • The Home Rule Movement
- Gandhi – Advent and Achievement • Montague Declaration (1917)
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- Rowlatt Act, Jallianawala Bagh Massacre • Montague-Chelmsford Reforms or the
and Khilafat Movement Government of India Act, 1919
- Non- Cooperation, Civil Disobedience and • The Beginning of the Gandhian Era
• The Khilafat Movement (1920-22) and Non
Quit India Movement
Cooperation Movement
- British Response and Negotiations • Thc Swarajya Party
- INA and Subhash Chandra Bose • The Left Movement
Miscellaneous: • The second phase of Revolutionary and
Reforms / Acts / Committee, Congress Terrorist Movement
Session, Governor –General Viceroys etc. • Anti-Simon Commission Agitation (1928-29)
+ Current Affairs (July + Aug 2017) • Nehru Report, 1928
• Fourteen Points of Jinnah
• The Lahore Session, 1929
• The Civil Disobedience Movement (The first
phase)
• The Dandi March, March 12, 1930 — March 5,
1931
• Gandhi-Irwin Pact, 1931
• Second Round Table Conference, 1931
• Second Phase of Civil Disobedience Movement
• Third Round Table Conference, 1932
• The Government of India Act, 1935
• Provincial Elections and Formation of popular
Ministries in Provinces, 1937
• Other Political Developments, 1934-39
• The Struggle in the Princely States: The Praja
Mandal Movement -
• Communalism: Different phases and forms of
communalism in British India
• 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
• Subhas Bose and Indian National Army
• Rajagopalachari Formula & Deasi Liaqat plan
• Wavell Plan and Simla Conference 1945
• General Elections in India, 1945
• Naval Mutiny: 1946
• The Constituent Assembly
• Attlee's Declaration
• The Indian Independence Act, 1947
• Partition
Other Dimensions
• Tribal Movements
• Peasants Movement

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• Working Class Movement
• Dalit Movements
• Women movements
• Role of Press and Publications
• Role of Business groups
• Foreign policies of British India
• Miscellaneous: Reforms / Acts / Committee,
Congress Sessions, Governor –General Viceroys etc.
Test 9 March India Economy (I) National Income Accounting: • 11th NCERT: • Indian Economy • The Hindu: • The
[2444] 14, 2018 ● Definition Economics: Indian Dutt and Business Economic
National Income Accounting ● Concepts: GDP, GNP, Market Price and Factor Economic Sundaram Line Times
♦ Definition Cost, NNP, NDP, transfer payments, National Development • Economic Survey • PIB :
• 12th NCERT: 2016-2017 www.pib.n
Concepts: GDP, GNP, income at FC, Personal Income, disposable

Economics: • Websites like ic.in
♦ Measurement income, factors affecting national income, net Macroeconomics Arthapedia ,
foreign facto income • Indian Economy Investopedia,
Money and Banking
● Measurement of national income: value (Special Issue) - etc
♦ Function of Money, Evolution of Money added method, income method, expenditure Pratiyogita Darpan •
etc. method, Application of various methods, Base
♦ Banking: Need of Banks, Functions, year, GDP deflator
Types, Banking Reforms, Central Bank ● Debates around GDP and other indices
and its role Money and Banking
• Money: Definition, Functions and significance,
Inflation and Employment
Evolution of Money, Money supply in India
♦ Definition, types etc. and factors affecting it
Government Budgeting and Fiscal Policy • Banking:
♦ Budgeting, types, its evolution in o Need of banks, Function, Commercial
India, Process, Component etc. Banks
♦ Public finance, Revenue and o Central Bank: Importance, functions,
Structure, Policy tools, Monetary Policy
Expenditure, Deficits, Taxes, Debts etc.
(CRR, SLR, OMO, Repo and Rev Repo, MSF
External Sector and Currency Exchange etc.)
rates o Banking Reforms
♦ BoP, BoT, International trade, IMF, Inflation and Employment
WTO, Trade policies, issues and • Inflation: Definition, Inflationary Gap and
challenges etc. Inflationary Process, Inflation Cycles: Demand
Pull Inflation, Cost Push Inflation, Causes of
Capital Market
Inflation, Inflation Control measures
♦ Terms and Concepts • Unemployment: Types of Unemployment:
+ Current Affairs (Sept + Oct 2017) Structural, Seasonal, Frictional, Cyclical,
Nature of Unemployment in India
Government budgeting and Fiscal Policy
• Budgeting: Evolution of Budgeting,
Institutions and Laws, The Union Budget:

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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, Objectives of Taxation, GST, d.)
Public Debt, Deficit Financing
External Sector and Currency Exchange rate
• Balance of Payments: Definition, Current and
Capital Accounts, Convertibility, Items
Included in BoP, BoP and BoT
• 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
Capital Markets
• Basic Terms and Concepts, Equity and debt
Instruments, Primary market and Secondary
markets etc.
Test 10 March Indian Economy (II) Agriculture: • 11th NCERT: • Websites like • The Hindu • The
[2445] 19, 2018 ● Recent trends in Agriculture Sector, Economics: Indian Arthapedia, • Yojana Economic
▪ Agriculture ● Cropping System and Pattern; Economic Investopedia • PIB : Times
▪ Industry ● Agricultural Marketing and Reforms; Development • Economic Survey www.pib.n
● Agricultural Research; • Indian Economy 2016-2017 ic.in
▪ Services ● Sustainable Agriculture; (Special Issue) -
▪ Infrastructure and Communication ● Animal Husbandry Pratiyogita Darpan
▪ Five year Plans ● PDS
● Farm distress and government initiatives
▪ Economic Reforms since 1991 Industrial Sector:
▪ Foreign Trade ● Industrial Policies,
▪ India and IMF, WTO , WIPO ● Licensing
▪ India and International Institutions ● MSME
● Labour Reforms
▪ IPRs
● Companies Act
+ Current Affairs ( Nov 2017) ● Make in India, Skill India
● Challenges in Industrial development
● Organised and unorganised sector
● PPP, Investment models
● Recent initiatives taken by the govt., etc.

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Services:
● Banking,
● Insurance,
● Aviation,
● Tourism,
● Issues and potential of services sector
● Government policies etc.
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, FDI,
FII, issues, challenges etc.
Infrastructure: IT, Communication, Urbanisation,
Transport, Mining, etc.
Foreign Trade of India: Trade Policy, Product wise
trade, Region wise trade, Subsidy boxes, WTO
related issues and India
Intellectual Property Rights
Test 11 March Ecology & Environment (I) Environment and its components • Our Environment – • Ecology: Unit X – • The Hindu • The Indian
[2446] 24, 2018 ♦ Basic Concepts & Components of the Ecology and Functions of an ecosystem NCERT (VII) Class 12th • Yojana Express
Environment
● Terrestrial ecosystem • Ecology and Biology NCERT • IB : • Down to
● Aquatic ecosystem Environment – ICSE • Ecology & www.pib.n Earth
♦ Understanding of the Environment and Environmental pollution books 9th to 12th Environment magazine
ic.in
Ecology ● Pollutants • Ecology & Chapter (India
♦ Natural Resource conservation ● Air pollution
Environment Year Book)
● Water Pollution
♦ Environmental Problems Chapter (India Year •
● Soil Pollution
♦ Energy Crisis and Non-Conventional ● Noise Pollution
Book)
Source ● Radioactive pollution
+ Current Affairs (December 2017) ● E-Waste
● Solid Waste
● Bioremediation
Environmental problems:
● Climate Change
● Acidification
● Eutrophication
● Ozone Depletion
● Mitigation Strategies
● India and Climate Change
Energy Resources
● Non-Renewable
● Renewable: Solar, Wind, Hydel, Geothermal,
Biomass, Others
● Energy Conservation
Test 12 March Ecology and Environment (II) Environmental laws and policies ● Our • Down to Earth • The Hindu • The Indian
[2447] 28, 2018 ● Institutional and Organizational mechanisms Environment – magazine • PIB : Express
♦ Environmental Monitoring and Impact ● Environmental Acts and Policies NCERT (VII) www.pib.n • The
Assessment ● Environmental conventions ● Ecology ic.in Economic

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♦ Environmental laws and policies Environmental Monitoring and Impact and Times
♦ Sustainable Development Assessment Environment – • Frontline
Biodiversity ICSE books 9th
♦ Biodiversity
● Basic Concepts to 12th
+ Current Affairs (Nov+Dec 2017) ● Plant and Animal Diversity ●
● Marine Organisms Environment
● Threat to Biodiversity Chapter (India
● Protected Area Network: National parks, Year Book)
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
Test 13 April Basic Science and Technology Physics • 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th • The Hindu • The Indian
[2448] 1, 2018 Physics ♦ Standards and units and 10th NCERT: • PIB : Express
♦ Mechanics and properties of matter Science www.pib.n • The
♦ Standards and units
♦ Heat • Class 12th Biology ic.in Economic
♦ Mechanics and properties of matter ♦ Sound NCERT Times
♦ Heat ♦ Optics • (Read Chapters • Frontline
♦ Sound ♦ Electricity and Magnetism according to • Wikipedia
♦ Optics ♦ Atomic and Nuclear physics syllabus)
♦ Electricity and Magnetism ♦ Modern Physics
♦ Astronomy and Space Science
♦ Atomic and Nuclear physics
Chemistry
♦ Modern Physics ♦ Matters and its nature
♦ Astronomy and Space Science ♦ Chemical Reactions and Equations
Chemistry ♦ Structure of the Atom
♦ Matters and its nature ♦ Periodic classification of elements
♦ Chemical Reactions and Equations ♦ Chemical Bonding
♦ Carbon and its compound
♦ Structure of the Atom
♦ Acid, Bases and Salts
♦ Periodic classification of elements ♦ Metals and Nonmetals
♦ Chemical Bonding ♦ Thermodynamics
♦ Carbon and its compound ♦ Nanotechnology
♦ Acid, Bases and Salts ♦ Agricultural Chemistry
♦ Metals and Nonmetals ♦ Medicinal Chemistry
♦ Food Chemistry
♦ Thermodynamics
♦ Bio Chemistry
♦ Nanotechnology ♦ Polymers and Plastics
♦ Agricultural Chemistry Biology:
♦ Medicinal Chemistry ● Introduction
♦ Food Chemistry ● Cell Biology
♦ Bio Chemistry ● Life processes - Nutrition, Respiration, Muscle
movement, skeletal system, circulatory system,
♦ Polymers and Plastics
excretion.
Biology ● Biocommunication
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♦ Introduction ● Genetics - The science of heredity
♦ Cell Biology ● Diseases and Defence Mechanisms
● Origin and Evolution of life
♦ Life processes
● Plant Biology - Plant Growth and Development
♦ Biocommunication + Applied Science and Modern Day Technology
♦ Diseases and Defence Mechanism / Latest Research
♦ Nutrition + Current Affairs
♦ Origin and Evolution of life
♦ Genetics
♦ Plant Biology
+ Applied Science and Modern Day
Technology /
Latest Research
+ Current Affairs (Jan 2018)
Test 14 April Social Development & India Year Book ● Human Development, HDI, MDGs, SDGs • 11th NCERT: • The Hindu • The
[2449] 4, 2018 2018 ● Poverty and Related Concepts- Definition, Economics: Indian • Yojana Economic
♦ Human Capital Development Causes, Poverty Line, etc. Economic • PIB : Times
● Initiatives taken by Govt. (schemes, policies Development www.pib.ni
♦ Poverty & Unemployment and Acts) to promote: - • Indian Economy c.in
♦ Inclusive Growth - Inclusive Growth (Special Issue) -
♦ Rural Development - Employment (MNREGA, NLM, NRLM etc.) Pratiyogita Darpan
♦ Health, Literacy and Education - Health (NRHM, JSY, JSSK etc.) • Economic Survey
♦ Demographics - Literacy and Education (SSA, MDM, NLM • India Year Book
etc.) 2018
♦ Women & Child
- Demographic Dividend (Skill India) and • Official Ministries
♦ Social Security related schemes Websites like
Social Sectors Initiatives: - Women and Child welfare (BBBPS, Ministry of HRD,
▪ Poverty alleviation Programmes UJJAWALA, SWADHAR, ICDS, SABLA etc.) WCD,etc
▪ Employment Generation Programmes - Insurance and Social Security (AABY, APY,
▪ Basic Amenities: Housing / Drinking NPS, PFRDA etc.)
● Rural Development Schemes (PMGSY, SAGY
Waters / Sanitation
etc.)
▪ Health and Family Welfare ● Urban Development (Smart City, AMRUT,
▪ Women and Child Development HFA etc.)
▪ Social Welfare etc. (Conceptual questions will also be asked)
+ Current Affairs (February 2018) • India Year Book 2018
Test 15 April ♦ Economic Survey 2017-18 • Economic Survey 2017-18 • Economic Survey • The Hindu • The Indian
[2450] 8, 2018 ♦ Budget 2018 - 19 • Budget 2018 – 19 2016-17 • PIB : Express
+ Current Affairs (Jan + Feb 2018) www.pib.nic.in

Test 16 April FULL LENGTH TEST ( COMPLETE SYLLABUS ) : Indian Constitution, Political System and Governance + Geography + History of India + Indian Economy & Social Development + Ecology &
[2451] 13, 2018 Environment + General Science + Current Affairs
Test 17 April FULL LENGTH TEST ( COMPLETE SYLLABUS ) : Indian Constitution, Political System and Governance + Geography + History of India + Indian Economy & Social Development + Ecology &
[2452] 16, 2018 Environment + General Science + Current Affairs
Test 18 April FULL LENGTH TEST ( COMPLETE SYLLABUS ) : Indian Constitution, Political System and Governance + Geography + History of India + Indian Economy & Social Development + Ecology &
[2453] 20, 2018 Environment + General Science + Current Affairs

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Test 19 April FULL LENGTH TEST ( COMPLETE SYLLABUS ) : Indian Constitution, Political System and Governance + Geography + History of India + Indian Economy & Social Development + Ecology &
[2454] 24, 2018 Environment + General Science + Current Affairs
Test 20 April FULL LENGTH TEST ( COMPLETE SYLLABUS ) : Indian Constitution, Political System and Governance + Geography + History of India + Indian Economy & Social Development + Ecology &
[2455] 27, 2018 Environment + General Science + Current Affairs
Test 21 April FULL LENGTH TEST ( COMPLETE SYLLABUS ) : Indian Constitution, Political System and Governance + Geography + History of India + Indian Economy & Social Development + Ecology &
[2456] 30, 2018 Environment + General Science + Current Affairs
Test 22 May FULL LENGTH TEST ( COMPLETE SYLLABUS ) : Indian Constitution, Political System and Governance + Geography + History of India + Indian Economy & Social Development + Ecology &
[2457] 3, 2018 Environment + General Science + Current Affairs
Test 23 May FULL LENGTH TEST ( COMPLETE SYLLABUS ) : Indian Constitution, Political System and Governance + Geography + History of India + Indian Economy & Social Development + Ecology &
[2458] 5, 2018 Environment + General Science + Current Affairs
Test 24 May FULL LENGTH TEST ( COMPLETE SYLLABUS ) : Indian Constitution, Political System and Governance + Geography + History of India + Indian Economy & Social Development + Ecology &
[2459] 7, 2018 Environment + General Science + Current Affairs
Test 25 May FULL LENGTH TEST ( COMPLETE SYLLABUS ) : Indian Constitution, Political System and Governance + Geography + History of India + Indian Economy & Social Development + Ecology &
[2460] 9, 2018 Environment + General Science + Current Affairs

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