Prelims and Mains test series 2020 schedule and syllabus

Integrated test series for Prelims and Mains 2020 is available by default for all our complete package holders.

ūüėé For every 10 days , there will be a test. For over next 300 days , we will conduct 30 tests of the kind.

ūüďĖ The syllabus remains same for both prelims and mains test.

 You can also reschedule/retake all the tests till Prelims exam 2020.

       

        Prelims and Mains TEST 1 ( 21 July, 2019)

        FUNDAMENTAL; Total marks: 250 (100 marks for prelims; 150 for mains)

        Geography

  • Salient features of world’s physical geography

  • 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 in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

       

         Prelims and Mains TEST 2 ( 1 August, 2019)

         FUNDAMENTAL Total marks: 250 (100 marks for prelims; 150 for mains)

         Polity and Constitution

  • Indian Constitution historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments

  • Significant provisions and basic structure.

  • 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 redressal 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.

  • Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act

  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

  • Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.

       

        Prelims and Mains TEST 3 ( 11 August, 2019)

        FUNDAMENTAL; Total marks: 250 (100 marks for prelims; 150 for mains)

      Indian Economy

  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment

  • ¬†Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

  • ¬†Government Budgeting

  • Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth

  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

  • Investment models

  • Land reforms in India

  • 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.

       

         Prelims and Mains TEST 4 ( 21 August, 2019)

         FUNDAMENTAL Total marks: 250 (100 marks for prelims; 150 for mains)

        Indian Heritage and Culture & Modern Indian History including Freedom
Struggle

  • Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

  • Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present significant events, personalities, issues

  • The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors
    /contributions from different parts of the country.

       

        Prelims and Mains TEST 5 ( 31 August, 2019)

        FUNDAMENTAL; Total marks: 250 (100 marks for prelims; 150 for mains)

    Environment and Society

  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment

  • Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

  • Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

  • Effects of globalization on Indian society

  • Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism

       

         Prelims and Mains TEST 6 ( 09 September, 2019)

         Applied, Total marks: 250 (100 marks for prelims; 150 for mains)

     G. S. Paper-II: Constitution, Polity

  • Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure

  • 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 redressal 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.

  • Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.

  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

  • ¬†Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies

  • Current Affairs

       

        Prelims and Mains TEST 7 ( 19 September, 2019)

        APPLIED; Total marks: 250 (100 marks for prelims; 150 for mains)

    G. S. Paper РII: Governance, Social Justice

  • Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, egovernance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.

  • Role of civil services in a democracy

  • Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders

  • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

  • 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

  • Current Affairs

       

         Prelims and Mains TEST 8 ( 29 September, 2019)

         APPLIED, Total marks: 250 (100 marks for prelims; 150 for mains)

      G. S. Paper РI: Geography of the World

  • Salient features of world’s physical geography

  • Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)

G. S. Paper-III: Bio diversity & Environment

  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

       

        Prelims and Mains TEST 9 ( 9 October, 2019)

        FUNDAMENTAL; Total marks: 250 (100 marks for prelims; 150 for mains)

    G. S. Paper РI: Geography of the World

  • 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 icecaps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes

G. S. Paper-III: Disaster Management

  • ¬†Disaster and disaster management.

       

         Prelims and Mains TEST 10 ( 19 October, 2019)

         Applied Total marks: 250 (100 marks for prelims; 150 for mains)

      Revision Test I [Content of Test 6 + Test
7 + Test 8 + Test 9] Total marks: 250 (100 marks for prelims; 150
for mains)

       

        Prelims and Mains TEST 11 ( 29 October, 2019)

        Applied; Total marks: 250 (100 marks for prelims; 150 for mains)

    G. S. Paper РI: Indian Heritage and Culture, Modern Indian History
including Freedom Struggle,

  • Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

  • Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present significant events, personalities, issues

  • The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.

       

         Prelims and Mains TEST 12 ( 09 November, 2019)

         Applied; Total marks: 250 (100 marks for prelims; 150 for mains)

G. S. Paper – I: Post Independence India, World History

  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

  • History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society

       

        Prelims and Mains TEST 13 ( 19 November, 2019)

        Applied; Total marks: 250 (100 marks for prelims; 150 for mains)

¬† ¬† G. S. Paper ‚Äď IV : Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude

  • Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships.

  • Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

  • Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections

  • Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance

       

         Prelims and Mains TEST 14 ( 29 November, 2019)

         FUNDAMENTAL Total marks: 250 (100 marks for prelims; 150 for mains)

¬† ¬† ¬† G. S. Paper ‚Äď IV : Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude

  • Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.

  • Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance

  • Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

  • Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.

       

        Prelims and Mains TEST 15 ( 09 December, 2019)

        Applied; Total marks: 250 (100 marks for prelims; 150 for mains)

¬† ¬† G. S. Paper ‚Äď I : Society

  • Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

  • Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

  • Effects of globalization on Indian society

  • Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.

  • Current Affairs

       

         Prelims and Mains TEST 16 ( 19 December, 2019)

         Applied; Total marks: 250 (100 marks for prelims; 150 for mains)

¬† ¬† ¬† G. S. Paper ‚Äď III : Economic Development

  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment

  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

  • Government Budgeting

  • Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth

  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

  • Investment models.

  • Current Affairs

       

        Prelims and Mains TEST 17 ( 29 December, 2019)

        Applied; Total marks: 250 (100 marks for prelims; 150 for mains)

¬† ¬† G. S. Paper ‚Äď III : Economic Development

  • Land reforms in India

  • 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.

  • Current Affairs

       

         Prelims and Mains TEST 18 ( 09 January, 2020)

         Applied; Total marks: 250 (100 marks for prelims; 150 for mains)

      Revision Test II [Content of Test 11
+ Test 12 + Test 15 + Test 16 + 17] Total marks: 250 (100 marks for prelims;
150 for mains)

       

        Prelims and Mains TEST 19 ( 19 January, 2020)

        Applied; Total marks: 250 (100 marks for prelims; 150 for mains)

¬† ¬† G. S. Paper ‚Äď III : Security

  • 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

  • Current Affairs

       

         Prelims and Mains TEST 20 ( 29 January, 2020)

         Applied; Total marks: 250 (100 marks for prelims; 150 for mains)

¬† ¬† ¬† G. S. Paper ‚Äď II : International Relations

  • India and its neighborhood- relations

  • Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

  • Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

  • Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

  • Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

  • Current Affairs

       

        Prelims and Mains TEST 21 ( 08 February, 2020)

        Applied; Total marks: 250 (100 marks for prelims; 150 for mains)

¬† ¬† G. S. Paper ‚Äď III : Technology

  • Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

  • Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nanotechnology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights

  • Current Affairs

       

         Prelims and Mains TEST 22 ( 18 February, 2020)

         FUNDAMENTAL Total marks: 250 (100 marks for prelims; 150 for mains)

      Revision Test III [Test 19 + Test 20 + Test 21]

       

        Prelims and Mains TEST 23 ( 28 February, 2019)

        Complete test; Total marks: 350 (100 marks for prelims; 250 for mains)

    Complete syllabus of G.S. Paper I ( Full Length Test ) Indian Heritage and
Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society + Current Affairs

       

         Prelims and Mains TEST 24 ( 08 March, 2020)

         Complete test; Total marks: 350 (100 marks for prelims; 250 for mains)

      Complete syllabus of G.S. Paper II ( Full Length Test ) Governance,
Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations + Current Affairs

       

        Prelims and Mains TEST 25 ( 18 March, 2020)

        Complete test; Total marks: 350 (100 marks for prelims; 250 for mains)

    Complete syllabus of G.S. Paper III ( Full Length Test ) Technology , Economic
Development , Bio diversity -Environment , Security and Disaster Management
+ Current Affairs

       

         Prelims and Mains TEST 26 ( 28 March, 2020)

         Complete test; Total marks: 350 (100 marks for prelims; 250 for mains)

      Complete Syllabus of G.S. Paper IV ( Full Length Test ) Ethics, Integrity, and
Aptitude

       

        Prelims and Mains TEST 27 ( 09 April, 2020)

        Complete test; Total marks: 350 (100 marks for prelims; 250 for mains)

    Complete syllabus of G.S. Paper I ( Full Length Test ) Indian Heritage and
Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society + Current Affairs

       

         Prelims and Mains TEST 28 ( 19 April, 2019)

         Complete test; Total marks: 350 (100 marks for prelims; 250 for mains)

      Complete syllabus of G.S. Paper I ( Full Length Test ) Indian Heritage and
Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society + Current Affairs

       

        Prelims and Mains TEST 29 ( 29 April, 2020)

        Complete test; Total marks: 350 (100 marks for prelims; 250 for mains)

    Complete syllabus of G.S. Paper II ( Full Length Test ) Governance,
Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations + Current Affairs

       

         Prelims and Mains TEST 30 ( 10 May, 2020)

         Complete test; Total marks: 350 (100 marks for prelims; 250 for mains)

      Complete Syllabus of G.S. Paper IV ( Full Length Test ) Ethics, Integrity, and
Aptitude