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“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- 2019. 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:
  1. A simulated exam environment so that they are better prepared for the real challenge
  2. An opportunity to test their level of preparedness for the examination
  3. A sense of confidence so that they are sure of their success in the Main examination without any anxiety
Components:
  • 27 Mocks on UPSC Standard and Pattern (8 Sectional + 8 FLT +11 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
Price:  15,600 + 18 % GST = 18,400
Test Code Date of test TOpics Covered Marks: 250, Duration 3 Hrs. Referrals
1001 M 14/10/18 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
901 21/10/18 Essay 1 ·       Socio/Political Essay
1002M 28/10/18 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 Primary • 12th FYP • Economic Survey   Daily Dose • Mint • Indian Express • PIB   Others • www.prsindia.org • http://www.downtoearth.org.in/
1003 M 11/11/18 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
902 18/11/18 Essay 2 ·       Economic & Philosophical Issues
1004 M 25/11/18 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 ·       Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. ·       Ccrtindia.gov.in ·       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 02/12/18 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 09/12/18 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 mha.nic.in ; pib.nic.in
903 16/12/18 ·       Essay 3 ·       Science Tech & Current Based
1007 M 23/12/18 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 30/12/18 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
904 06/01/19 ·       Essay 4 ·       Complete syllabus
905 13/01/19 ·       Essay 5 ·       Complete syllabus
906 19/01/19 ·       Essay 6 ·       Complete syllabus
               8 Full length tests + 5 Essay to be conducted post prelims, Schedule will be released on Prelims day
 
Starts 14 Oct 2019