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5- Proper time management
6- How to deal with unexpected questions

How many tests will be conducted?

Total Tests- 12 (8 sectional tests + 4 Full lengths tests)

Other details

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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

– 11th NCERT:Indian Constitution at Work


– Indian Polity by M. Laxmikant


Introduction to the Constitution of India by D.D. Basu


-Political Science by N D Arora

( Chapter 16: Typologies of Constitutions:United Kingdom, United States of America,France, Germany, South Africa, China)


– 12thNCERT Politics in India after Independence




– Punchi Commission Report

G. S. Paper – II: Governance, Social Justice


· 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.

·  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, and Human Resources.

· Issues relating to poverty and hunger.

+ Current Affairs

– Governance in India -by Laxmikant


– 2ndARC REPORT (Right to Information, Promoting e-Governance,Citizen Centric Administration,Social Capital)


– 8th NCERT -Law and social justice


– 9thNCERT –Economics


– 11th NCERT: Economics: Indian Economic Development


– Economic Survey


– Yojana




G. S. Paper – I: 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 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.

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


·  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment

G. S. Paper -III: Disaster Management


· Disaster and disaster management.

+ Current Affairs

– 11th NCERT :Physical Geography


– Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong


– Around the World (Geography) : ICSE Board[ Class 6 , 7 & 8 ] or OLD NCERT Books [ Class 6 , 7 , 8 ]


– Orient Longman Atlas


– Our Environment -NCERT (VII)


– Ecology: Unit X


– Class 12th Biology NCERT-Ecology & Environment ( India Year Book)

– IGNOU : MPA-018 Disaster Management


– 2nd ARC REPORT (Crisis Management)




G. S. Paper-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.

·  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 Indiascope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.

+ Current Affairs

 11th NCERT: Economics -Indian Economic Development


– Economic Survey of India


– 2ndARC REPORT(Strengthening Financial Management Systems)

-Ministry of Agriculture website
-Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution website
-Ministry of Food Processing Industries website




G. S. Paper – I: Indian Heritage and Culture, Modern Indian History including Freedom Struggle, World History, Post-Independence India

· 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.

· 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.

G. S. Paper – 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

– Indian Culture and Heritage – NIOS :
– Indian Freedom Struggle of independence – Bipin Chandra
– “A Brief History of Modern India” – Spectrum Pub.
– 9th& 10th NCERT – India and the contemporary world
– Mastering Modern World History by Normal Lowe
– 12th NCERT – Politics in India after Independence
– India since independence by Bipin Chandra
– NCERT -12th – Indian Society
– NCERT -12th – Social Change and Development In India


G. S. Paper – 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 weakersections.

·  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.

+ Current Affair

– 2nd ARC REPORT (Ethics in Governance,Refurbishing of Personnel Administration )


– New Horizons of Public Administration 7 Edition by Mohit Bhattacharya( Ch: Administrative Ethics )


– Indian Public Administration 3rd Edition by Rajni & Goyal ( Ch : Integrity in civil services )


– IGNOU : MPA-011 ( Ch : Ethical Concerns in Public Administration)

-G Subba Rao book

– Video : WHAT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO? – Michael Sandel




G. S. Paper – 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.

+ Current Affairs

– Social Psychology by Baron


– Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman


– 2nd ARC REPORT(Right to Information,Citizen Centric Administration)





G. S. Paper – 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.


G. S. Paper -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


G. S. Paper -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, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.

+ Current Affairs


– NCERT Class 12:Political Science-Contemporary World Politics Foreign Policy of India by V N Khanna


– Ministry of External Affairs website


-Indian Express
-IDSA Website


NCERT Class 12: Political Science- Contemporary World Politics (Chapter : Security in the Contemporary World )


– 2nd ARC REPORT (Public Order,Capacity Building for Conflict Resolution,Combating Terrorism)


– Website of Ministry of Home Affairs


– Science Reporter


– The Hindu

Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society
[Morning Session: 9 AM to 12 PM]
Complete Syllabus of Paper I
Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice & International relations
[Evening Session: 2 PM to 5 PM]
Complete Syllabus of Paper II
Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security & Disaster Management
[Morning Session: 9 AM to 12 PM]          Complete Syllabus of Paper III


Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude
[Evening Session: 9 AM to 12 PM]
Complete Syllabus of Paper IV