SMART LEADERS IAS G.S. MAINS TEST SERIES - 2015


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Test No. Subject Syllabus
1. Modern Indian History : Concepts in Geography :

Society :

Modern Indian History :

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. Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country

Concepts in Geography :

Salient features of world's physical geography.

Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geograpical 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.

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

2. World History – II : Indian Polity – I : World History – II :

History of the world will include events from World War – I

Indian Polity – I :

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

3. Indian Polity – II : International Relations – I : Indian Polity – II :

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 andtheir 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.

International Relations – I :

India and its neighborhood- relations.

4. International Relations– II : Governance :

Social Justice :

International Relations– II :
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.

Governance :

Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; Citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.Role of civil services in a democracy.

Social Justice :

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.

5. World History – I : Indian Geography :

Indian Heritage and Culture :

World History – I :
History of the world will include events from 18thcentury to World War – I

Indian 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)

Indian Heritage and Culture :

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

6. Agriculture : Indian Economy :

Environment and Biodiversity :

Agriculture :
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-echnology 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. Land reforms in India

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.

Environment and Biodiversity :

Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment

7. Science and Technology : Internal Security :

Disaster Management :

Science and Technology :
Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life (from December 2013 to October 2014)

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

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

Internal 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.

Disaster Management :

Disaster and disaster management.

8. Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude : Case Studies : 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. Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.

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. Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance. Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 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. 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.

Case Studies :

Case Studies on above issues.

9. Paper - 1 Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society.
10. Paper – 2 Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and the World and Society.
11. Paper – 3 Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations.
12. Paper – 4 Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude
13. Paper – 1 Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society.
14. Paper – 2 Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations.
15. Paper – 3 Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.
16. Paper – 4 Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude
  • All the test will be for 3 Hours duration.
  • It will be on the lines of new UPSC pattern carrying 250 marks total.
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