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Political Science Test Series 2019

“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 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:

    • Total of 12 Mocks as per UPSC Standard
    • 6 Sectional + 6 Full Length
    • Every test will be of 250 marks and 3hr. Duration
    • Model answers will be provided for every test
    • One on One/telephonic 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
    • Flexible Module (candidates can attempt test as per their schedule)
    • All India Rankings
    • Price: 10,000/- (Inclusive of taxes)
 
Duration of Test Series: 14 Oct 2018 – 13 Jan 2019 Timings: Candidates can give test as per their convenience on the day of test.
Test Code Date of Test Topics Covered
510 14/10/18 ·       Comparative Politics: Nature and major approaches; political economy and political sociology perspectives; limitations of the comparative method. ·       State in comparative perspective: Characteristics and changing nature of the State in capitalist and socialist economies, and, advanced industrial and developing societies. ·       Politics of Representation and Participation: Political parties, pressure groups and social movements in advanced industrial and developing societies. ·       Approaches to the Study of International Relations: Idealist, Realist, Marxist, Functionalist and Systems theory. ·       Key concepts in International Relations: National interest, Security and power; Balance of power and deterrence; Transnational actors and collective security; World capitalist economy and globalisation. ·       Evolution of the International Economic System: From Brettonwoods to WTO; Socialist economies and the CMEA (Council for Mutual Economic Assistance); Third World demand for new international economic order; Globalisation of the world economy. ·       Globalisation: Responses from developed and developing societies.
511 28/10/18 ·       Changing International Political Order:
  1. Rise of super powers; strategic and ideological Bipolarity, arms race and Cold War; nuclear threat;
  2. Non-aligned movement : Aims and achievements;
  3. Collapse of the Soviet Union; Unipolarity and American hegemony; relevance of non-alignment in the contemporary world.
United Nations: Envisaged role and actual record; specialized UN agencies-aims and functioning; need for UN reforms. ·       Regionalisation of World Politics: EU, ASEAN, APEC, SAARC, NAFTA. ·       Contemporary Global Concerns: Democracy, human rights, environment, gender justice, terrorism, nuclear proliferation. United Nations: Envisaged role and actual record; specialized UN agencies-aims and functioning; need for UN reforms. ·       Regionalisation of World Politics: EU, ASEAN, APEC, SAARC, NAFTA. ·       Contemporary Global Concerns: Democracy, human rights, environment, gender justice, terrorism, nuclear proliferation.
512 11/11/18 ·       India and the World: ·       Indian Foreign Policy: Determinants of foreign policy; institutions of policy-making; continuity and change. ·       India’s Contribution to the Non-Alignment Movement: Different phases; current role. ·       India and South Asia: ·       Regional Co-operation: SAARC – past performance and future prospects. ·       South Asia as a Free Trade Area. ·       India’s “Look East” policy. ·       Impediments to regional co-operation: river water disputes; illegal cross-border migration; ethnic conflicts and insurgencies; border disputes. ·       India and the Global South: Relations with Africa and Latin America; leadership role in the demand for NIEO and WTO negotiations. ·       India and the Global Centres of Power: USA, EU, Japan, China and Russia. ·       India and the UN System: Role in UN Peace-keeping; demand for Permanent Seat in the Security Council. ·       India and the Nuclear Question: Changing perceptions and policy. ·       Recent developments in Indian Foreign policy: India’s position on the recent crisis in Afghanistan, Iraq and West Asia, growing relations with US and Israel; vision of a new world order.
513 25/11/18 ·       Political theory meaning and approaches ·       Theories of the state: Liberal, Neoliberal, Marxist, Pluralist, Post-colonial and feminist. ·       Justice: Conceptions of justice with special reference to Rawl’s theory of justice and its communitarian critiques. ·       Equality: Social, political and economic; relationship between equality and freedom; Affirmative action. ·       Rights: Meaning and theories; different kinds of rights; concept of Human Rights. ·       Democracy: Classical and contemporary theories; different models of democracy, representative, participatory and deliberative. ·       Concept of power, hegemony, ideology and legitimacy. ·       Political Ideologies: Liberalism, Socialism, Marxism, Fascism, Gandhism and Feminism.
514 09/12/18 ·       Indian Political Thought: Dharamshastra, Arthashastra and Buddhist traditions ; Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Sri Aurobindo, M.K. Gandhi, B.R. Ambedkar, M.N. Roy . ·       Western Political Thought : Plato ,Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, John,S. Mill, Marx, Gramsci, Hannah Arendt.
515 23/12/18 ·       Indian Government & Politics
506 06/01/19 ·       Comprehensive Paper 1
509 13/01/19 ·       Comprehensive Paper 2
Schedule for 4 Full length tests will be declared in the first week of June
 
14 Oct 2018