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UPSC Civil Services Mains Test Series

UPSC Mains Test Series Objective: This is a comprehensive and interactive test series for Civil Services Mains Exam that is formulated and focused for sincere and serious IAS aspirants who are appearing in UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam 2017. A step-by-step guidance will be provided by our UPSC Experts in understanding the concepts of the subject and honing the students in the preparation for effective answer writing. .

 

Methods and Stratagems: Our method of simple, realistic and attentive approach will help the students to understand the demand of the UPSC Exam adeptly. Our innovative stratagems included in the UPSC Mains Test Series will keep the preparation process dynamic and the personalized attention for individual aspirants considering factors like core aptitude, time convenience, resource and the requirement of UPSC Civil Services Exam.

 

Our interactive learning method makes the UPSC Civil Services Mains Test Series as one of the best series in the country as it will constantly enhance the students’ performance and direct their preparation in the right path.

 

FEATURES OF THE UPSC MAINS TEST SERIES

1.The Test Series includes 15 tests (8 sectional and 7 Full-Length Tests)
2.Both Offline ( virtual UPSC Exam Hall feel) and Online Modes Available
3. Every Paper (Online & Offline) to be discussed and evaluated by our UPSC Experts and feedback will be given to individual student
4. Step-by-step guidance on developing answer writing skills
5. Monthly Current Affairs Lecture through Webinar for IAS Mains Exam 2017
6. Mains Answer Writing Competition (Free enrollment to Mains Test Series for Top 100 students)
7.Free Answer Writing Booklet provided to all students
 

What students will get?

  1. Students will get a login ID and password for performance assessment
  2. Question paper cum answer-booklet
  3. Evaluation of answer booklets by UPSC Experts along with feedback, comments, and assistance
  4. Analysis of Mock Test Papers based on the difficulty level and nature of the questions
  5. Reference and additional material will be provided

 
TEST SCHEDULE
TEST 1ESSAY - 1
TEST 2GS PAPER 2 – Part 1 (Governance, Constitution and Polity of India)
TEST 3 GS PAPER 1 – Part 1 (Geography of India and the World, Society of India)
TEST 4 GS PAPER 4 – Part 1 (Ethics Integrity, Attitude and their Case Studies)
TEST 5 GS PAPER 1 – Part 2 (Indian Heritage and Culture, History of India and the World)
TEST 6 GS PAPER 3 – Part 1 (Indian Economy and Development)
TEST 7GS PAPER 3 – Part 2 (Science and Technology, Environment, Disaster Management, Internal Security)
TEST 8GS PAPER 4 – Part 2 (Aptitude, Emotional Intelligence, Thinkers, Probity in Governance and their Case Studies)
TEST 9GS PAPER 2 – Part 2 (Social Justice, International Relations)
TEST 10GS Paper 1 (Full)
TEST 11GS Paper 2 (Full)
TEST 12GS Paper 3 (Full)
TEST 13ESSAY - 2
TEST 14COMPULSORY ENGLISH
TEST 15GS Paper 4 (Full)
 

TEST SCHEDULE, CONTENT & REFERENCES

GS Paper 1_1Salient 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)
Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodiesand ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
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
GS Paper 2_1Indian 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
GS Paper 4 _1Ethics 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
Case Studies on above issues
GS Paper 1 _2Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from
ancient tomodern times* Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century
until the present- significantevents, personalities, issues* The Freedom Struggle - its various
stages and important contributors /contributions from differentparts of the country 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.
GS Paper 3 _1Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment
Inclusive growth and issues arising from it
Government Budgeting
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
Land reforms in India
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
GS Paper 3 _2Science 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, nano-technology, bio-technology 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 networkingsites 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 withterrorism
Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
GS Paper 4 _2Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weakersections.
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 on above issues.
GS Paper 2_2Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out oftheir 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 theperformance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for theprotection 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, transparency & accountability andinstitutional and other measures
Role of civil services in a democracy
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
GS Paper 1_FFull Length Test of GS Paper-1
GS Paper 2_FFull Length Test of GS Paper-2
GS Paper 3_FFull Length Test of GS Paper-3
GS Paper 4_FFull Length Test of GS Paper-4
 

UPSC CIVIL SERVICES MAINS TEST SERIES PATTERN

  1. Mock Test Papers designed based on latest pattern of UPSC
  2. The test series is intended to enhance the overall intellectual qualities and profundity of insightful rather than the information and memory which is the most asked for in the UPSC Mains Exam.

Evaluation

Assessment of papers is done as per the UPSC instructions

Answer paper evaluation of the written IAS Exam is done by our UPSC Experts

Evaluation is done by our UPSC Experts consider certain criteria such as:

  1. Introduction
  2. Content
  3. Context
  4. Language
  5. Format of the content
  6. Conclusion
  7. Alignment

 

Evaluation is done by our UPSC Experts consider certain criteria such as:

Scoring Pattern:

  1. Introduction
  2. The total marks of the students are calculated based on the above mentioned criteria for the given questions
  3. Based on the students score the required action plan will be provided

 

TAKEAWAYS from TEST SERIES

  1. Introduction
  2. Develop answer writing skill
  3. Structure and presentation of answer
  4. How to present facts, information and knowledge in the answer
  5. Understanding the concept and actual requirement (content, context, and keywords) of the UPSC Exam
  6. Questions of different level (Easy, Medium, Difficulty, Very Difficulty) and how questions should be attempted for good score
  7. Required action plans and constituting your mind towards actual UPSC Exam Pattern