Political Science Guidance Prog 2019

Political Science Guidance Prog 2019

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Test Series

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Orient IAS announces the launch of its PGP 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

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 simulated exam environment so that they are better prepared for the real challenge
  • A sense of confidence so that they are sure of their success in the Prelims and can prepare for the Main examination without any anxiety

 

COMPONENTS

  • Total of 17 Mocks
  • 15 Practice + 4 Full Length
  • Every test will be of 250 marks and 3hr. Duration
  • Model answers/Pointers 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: 16,500/- (Inclusive of taxes)

 

Duration of Test Series: 07 Oct 2018 – 23 Jan 2019 Timings: Candidates can give test as per their convenience on the day of test.

 

Test Code Date of Test

 

Topics Covered
PGP 1 (19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style)

 

07/10/18 ·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.

PGP 2 (19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style) 12/10/18

 

·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.

PGP 3 (19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style) 17/10/18 ·Complete Section A (paper II)
PGP 4 (19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style) 22/10/18 ·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.

PGP 5 (19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style) 27/10/18 ·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.

PGP 6 (19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style) 02/11/18 ·Complete Section B (paper II)
PGP 7 (19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style) 09/11/18 ·       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.

PGP 8 (19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style) 14/11/18

 

·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.

PGP 9 (19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style) 19/11/18 ·Complete Syllabus Pol theory
PGP 10 (19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style) 25/11/18 ·Indian Political Thought: Dharamshastra, Arthashastra and Buddhist traditions ; Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Sri Aurobindo, M.K. Gandhi, B.R. Ambedkar, M.N. Roy .
PGP 11 ( 19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style)

 

30/11/18

 

·Western Political Thought: Plato ,Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, John,S. Mill, Marx, Gramsci, Hannah Arendt.
PGP 12 ( 19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style)

 

05/12/18 ·strong>Complete Syllabus IPT/WPT
PGP 13 (19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style) 10/12/18 Indian Nationalism:

·Political Strategies of India’s Freedom struggle : constitutionalism to mass Satyagraha, Non-cooperation, Civil Disobedience ; militant and revolutionary movements, Peasant and workers’ movements.

·Perspectives on Indian National Movement: Liberal, Socialist and Marxist; Radical humanist and Dalit.

·Making of the Indian Constitution: Legacies of the British rule; different social and political perspectives.

·Salient Features of the Indian Constitution: The Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles; Parliamentary System and Amendment Procedures; Judicial Review and Basic Structure doctrine.

·Principal Organs of the Union Government: Envisaged role and actual working of the Executive, Legislature and Supreme Court.

·Principal Organs of the State Government: Envisaged role and actual working of the Executive, Legislature and High Courts.

·Grassroots Democracy: Panchayati Raj and Municipal Government; significance of 73rd and 74th Amendments; Grassroot movements.

PGP 14 ( 19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style)

 

15/12/18

 

·Statutory Inst i tut ions/Commissions: Election Commission, Comptroller and Auditor General, Finance Commission, Union Public Service Commission, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, National Comission for scheduled Tribes, National Commission for Women; National Human Rights Commission, National Commission for Minorities, National Backward Classes Commission.

·Federalism: Constitutional provisions; changing nature of centre-state relations; integrationist tendencies and regional aspirations; inter-state disputes.

·Planning and Economic Development : Nehruvian and Gandhian perspectives; role of planning and public sector; Green Revolution, land reforms and agrarian relations; liberalilzation and economic reforms.

·Caste, Religion and Ethnicity in Indian Politics.

·Party System: National and regional political parties, ideological and social bases of parties; patterns of coalition politics; Pressure groups, trends in electoral behaviour; changing socio- economic profile of Legislators.

·Social Movements: Civil liberties and human rights movements; women’s movements; environmentalist movements

PGP 15 ( 19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style)

 

20/12/18 ·Complete Syllabus Section B (Paper I)
FLT1 02/01/19 ·Comprehensive Paper 1
FLT2 17/01/19 ·Comprehensive Paper 2
FLT 1 23/01/19 (Forenoon) ·Comprehensive Paper 1
FLT 2 23/01/19 (Afternoon) ·Comprehensive Paper 2