gs main test series 2020

GS Main Test Series 2020

“Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.”
Orient IAS announces the launch of its All India Test Series for CSM- 2020. This Test Series aims to provide an objective evaluation of each aspirant’s performance, which would lead to an overall improvement t in his/her preparation.
Objectives : The Test Series aims to provide aspirants :

  • A simulated exam environment so that they are better prepared for the real challenge
  • An opportunity to test their level of preparedness for the examination
  • A sense of confidence so that they are sure of their success in the Main examination without any anxiety



  • A- 26 Mocks on UPSC Standard and Pattern (8 Sectional + 8 FLT +10 Essay)
  • B- 21 Mocks on UPSC Standard and Pattern (8 Sectional + 8 FLT + 5 Essay)
  • Every test will be of 250 marks and 3hr. Duration
  • Model answers will be provided for every test
  • One to One discussion with students.
  • Discussion on the best ways to attempt questions effectively and efficiently Special focus on enhancing test-taking skills of Civil Services aspirants
  • Questions prepared by a team of selected candidates and seasoned academicians
  • Flexible Module (candidates can attempt test as per their schedule)
  • All India Rankings


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Test  Code Date of test  TOpics Covered

                     Marks: 250, Duration 3 Hrs.

1001 M 13/10/19 Constitution, Polity, Recent Issues

· 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

· 12th NCERT – Politics in India after Independence

· Constitution of India by PM Bakshi

· Indian Polity by M Laxmikant

· Introduction to the Constitution of India : D DBasu

· 2nd ARC Reports

· Yojana

· Kurukshetra

· Indian Express

· The Hindu

907 27/10/19 Essay 1 · Socio/Political Essay
1002M 10/11/19 Paper 2 (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


• 12th FYP

• Economic Survey


Daily Dose

• Mint

• Indian Express






1003 M 24/11/19 India and World Geography

· 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)·

· 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.·

Environment Ecology and Disaster

· Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment·

· Disaster and disaster management.

· NCERT books XI, XII

· Orient Longman Atlas

· Certificate Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong

· Geography (11th) – D. R. Khullar

· Geography (12th) – D. R. Khullar

908 02/12/19 Essay 2 · Economic & Philosophical Issues
1004 M 09/12/19 Indian Heritage, Culture and Modern Indian History

· 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.

World History

· 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.

Indian 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.


· Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.


· India’s Freedom Struggle: Bipin

· Chandra

· AL Bhasham: The Wonder that was

· India

· Mastering Modern World History

· by Normal Lowe

· History of the world by Arjun Dev

· India after Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha

1005 M 14/12/19 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

· 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.

· 11th NCERT: Economics: Indian Economic Development

· Economic Survey of India

· Report: Twelfth Five Year Plan 2012-17 Documents ( Planning Commission)

· The Penguin Dictionary of Economics

· India Year Book

· Indian Economy by VK Puri, Mishra

· Indian Economy Since Independence – Uma Kapila

· 2nd ARC Report (Strengthening Financial Management Systems

1006 M 18/12/19 S&T and Internal Security

· 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.

· 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

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.

· NCERT -12th – Indian Society

· NCERT -12th – Social Change and Development In India

· Social Problems in India by Ram Ahuja

· Modernisation of Indian Traditions by Yogendrasingh

· Economic Survey

· India Year book

· Yojna (Monthly Magazine)

· Twelfth Five Year Plan 2012-17 Documents (Planning Commission)

· This section essentially requires current sources, which includes Newspapers like Indian Express, The Hindu & Magazines like Science Reporter

· India’s Foreign Policy by Rajiv Sikri

· This section essentially requires current sources, which includes Newspapers like Indian Express, Mint, The Hindu, Websites like ;

909 25/12/19 · Essay 3 · Science Tech & Current Based
1007 M 30/12/19 Ethics I

· 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.

· 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.

· Case Studies on above issues.

· Stanford Encyclopedia

· Social Psychology by Baron

· Emotional Intelligence byDaniel Goleman


1008 M 07/01/20 Ethics II

· 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.

· Ethics In Public administration: a

· philosophical approach- Patrick J.

· Sheeran

· 2nd ARC REPORT (Ethics in

· Governance , Refurbishing of

· Personnel Administration )

· IGNOU : MPA-011 ( Ch : Ethical

· Concerns in Public Administration)

· The Difficulty of Being Good by

· Gurcharan Das

· 2nd ARC REPORT (Right to

· Information,, Citizen Centric

· Administration )

· Ethics Integrity and Aptitude by

· Arihant Publications (Manual – GS4

911 21/01/20 · Essay 4 · Complete syllabus
912 28/01/20 · Essay 5 · Complete syllabus
               8 Full length tests + 5 Essay to be conducted post prelims, Schedule will be released on Prelims day