Political Science Test Series 2020

Political Science Test Series 2020

Pol Sc Test Series

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 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
    • Classroom Discussions/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: 12,500/- (Inclusive of taxes)

Duration of Test Series: 03 Nov 2019 – Mains20

Timings: Candidates can give test as per their convenience on the day of test.

Test Code Date of Test Topics Covered
510 03/11/19 ·         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.

511 17/11/19 ·         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.

512 01/12/19 ·         Indian Government & Politics
513 14/12/19 ·         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.

514 28/12/19 ·         Changing International Political Order:

  • Rise of super powers; strategic and ideological Bipolarity, arms race and Cold War; nuclear threat;
  • Non-aligned movement : Aims and achievements;
  • 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.

515 12/01/20 ·         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.

Schedule for 6 Full length tests will be declared in the first week of June