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Total Tests : 28

In this package you will get to answer all General Studies papers & the Essay paper . You will get detailed synopsis for General Studies Papers 1, 2, 3 and 4. For Essay paper, you will get outline and approach document to get an idea about various ways through which you can write essays and maximize your scores. For GS 4 We have evolved an unique evaluation process to help you maximize scores in this tricky paper .Questions will be based on extensive research to make them more relevant to UPSC civil services Mains exam - 2019. You will also get access to the Video discussion of above tests.

Test Name Syllabus Starts from date

Test 1 [CT1901]

GS 1

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

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

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

4.  Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

5. 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.

6. Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 

7. Insights Secure - Questions related to Art & Culture; Modern Indian History and World History (October 2018 to June 2019) 

Note: From Secure 5 questions will be included out of 20 questions

24 Jun 2019

Test 2 [CT1902]

Essay

Economy & Environment

26 Jun 2019

Test 3 [CT1903]

GS 1

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

2. Effects of globalization on Indian society                                                          

3. Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.                

4. Salient features of world’s physical geography.                                              

5. 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)                                          

 6. Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes                            

 7. Insights Secure- Questions related to test topic (October 2018 to June 2019) 

Note: From Secure 5 questions will be included out of 20 questions

01 Jul 2019

Test 4 [CT1904]

GS 2

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

2. 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.                                            

3. Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.                                                                                    

4. Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries                

 5. Parliament and State Legislatures - structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.                          

6. 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.              

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

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

9. Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies                                  

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

11. Insights Secure - Questions related to test topic (October 2018 to June 2019) 

Note: From Secure 5 questions will be included out of 20 questions

06 Jul 2019

Test 5 [CT1905]

Essay

National/ Geopolitical issues & Education

08 Jul 2019

Test 6 [CT1906]

GS 2

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

2. 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.                                      

3. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.                  

 4. Issues relating to poverty and hunger.                                                                    

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

 6. Role of civil services in a democracy.                                                                    

 7. India and its neighborhood- relations.                                                                    

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

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

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

11. Insights Secure - Questions related to test topic (October 2018 to June 2019) 

Note: From Secure 5 questions will be included out of 20 questions

12 Jul 2019

Test 7 [CT1907]

GS 3

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

2. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.                                                          

3. Government Budgeting.                                                                                                

4. 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                  

 5. 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.                

6. Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.          

7. Land reforms in India.                

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

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

10. Investment models.                          

11. Insights Secure- Questions related to test topic (October 2018 to June 2019) 

Note: From Secure 5 questions will be included out of 20 questions

18 Jul 2019

Test 8 [CT1908]

Essay

Education/ Science & Technology

20 Jul 2019

Test 9 [CT1909]

GS 3

1. Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life                                                                                                            

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

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

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

5. Disaster and disaster management.                                                                      

6. Linkages between development and spread of extremism.                            

7. Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.    

8. 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                          

9. Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism                                                                                        

10. Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate                                  

11. Insights Secure - Questions related to test topic (October 2018 to June 2019) 

Note: From Secure 5 questions will be included out of 20 questions

24 Jul 2019

Test 10 [CT1910]

GS 4

1. 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.  

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

3. Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weakersections.                  

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

5. Insights Secure - Questions related to test topic (October 2018 to June 2019) 

Note: From Secure 5 questions will be included out of 20 questions

30 Jul 2019

Test 11 [CT1911]

Essay

Ethics Based / Philosophical Quotes

01 Aug 2019

Test 12 [CT1912]

GS 4

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

2. 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.                

3. 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.      

4. Insights Secure - Questions related to test topic (October 2018 to June 2019) 

Note: From Secure 5 questions will be included out of 20 questions

05 Aug 2019

Test 13 [CT1913]

GS 1

Full Length Test

09 Aug 2019

Test 14 [CT1914]

Essay

All Topics

12 Aug 2019

Test 15 [CT1915]

GS 1

Full Length Test

14 Aug 2019

Test 16 [CT1916]

GS 2

Full Length Test

19 Aug 2019

Test 17 [CT1917]

Essay

All Topics

21 Aug 2019

Test 18 [CT1918]

GS 2

Full Length Test

24 Aug 2019

Test 19 [CT1919]

GS 3

Full Length Test

28 Aug 2019

Test 20 [CT1920]

GS 3

Full Length Test

01 Sep 2019

Test 21  [CT1921]

Essay

All Topics

03 Sep 2019

Test 22  [CT1922]

GS 4

Full Length Test

06 Sep 2019

Test 23 [CT1923]

GS 4

Full Length Test

09 Sep 2019

Test 24 [CT1924]

Essay

All Topics

12 Sep 2019

Test 25 [CT1925]

GS 1

Full Length Test

13 Sep 2019

Test 26 [CT1926]

GS 2

Full Length Test

13 Sep 2019

Test 27 [CT1927]

GS 3

Full Length Test

14 Sep 2019

Test 28 [CT1928]

GS 4

Full Length Test

14 Sep 2019

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