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MAINS TEST SERIES 2022

August 29, 2021- October 2022

About the test Series:

    ​This is a comprehensive and intensive ‘interactive online test series program for UPSC -CSE aspirants who will appear in Civil Service Exam 2021. Subject Expert will provide step by step guidance to aspirants for understanding the concepts of the subject and prepare them for effective answer writing.

Focus of the test series would be :

Each test will be composed of factual, conceptual and applied questions. 

the copies will be evaluated in such a manner to improve:

  • Answer writing skill development,

  • Structure & presentation of answer,

  • How to present facts, information & knowledge in the answer,

  • Understanding actual requirement (key words, Context & Content) of the UPSC

  • Understanding your current preparedness & required action plans

  • Time Management 

fees: Rs. 2990, if you enroll prior to 15th August you get 50% discount @ Rs. 14995

MAINS TEST SERIES 2022: Service

Schedule

Basic: Level 1

Test 1: G. S. PAPER-II: POLITY AND CONSTITUTION

20th  June 2021

  • 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.

  • Current Affairs: from the related topic

Test 2: G. S. PAPER-I: GEOGRAPHY

4th July 2021

  • Salient features of world's physical geography.

  • Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.,

    geographical features and their location changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

  • 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).

  • Current affairs of the related topics

Test 3: G. S. PAPER-I: HISTORY (ART AND CULTURE/MODERN/WORLD)

18th  July 2021

  • Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of 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

  • 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.

  • Current Affairs of the related tted topics

Test 4: G. S. PAPER-III: ECONOMICS 1

1st August 2021

  • National Income Accounting

  • Money and Banking

  • Central Bank and Monetary Policy  

  • Fiscal Policy

  • Government Budgeting

  • Inflation

  • External Sector

  • Economics Reforms

  • Land Reforms

  • Current Affair of the related topics

Test 5: G. S. PAPER-III: ECONOMICS 2

15th August 2021

  • Investment Models

  • Changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.  Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

  • Food Processing

  • Human Capital Formation in India

  • Inclusive Growth, Poverty and Inequality

  • Employment

  • Agriculture and its related Issues

  • Current Affair related to the topics.

Test 6: G. S. PAPER-III: ENVIRONMENT AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT

29th August 2021

  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

  • Disaster and disaster management.

  • Current Affair of the related topics

Test 7: G. S. PAPER-II & PAPER-I: GOVERNANCE & SOCIETY

12th September 2021

  • Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- 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.

  • Current Affair related to the topics

Test no. 8: G. S. PAPER-IV: ETHICS, INTEGRITY AND APTITUDE
 Important Definitions and Concepts

26th September 2021

  • Important Definitions and Concepts

  • Civil Services Values

  • Basic Ethical Dilemmas

  • Fundamentals of Different Schools of Ethical Behaviour

  • Basic case studies

MAINS TEST SERIES 2022: Schedule

Schedule

Advance Level

Test  9: G. S. PAPER-II: POLITY AND GOVERNANCE – PART 1

10th October 2021

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

  • Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.

  • Current Affairs related  to the topic

Test 10: G. S. PAPER-II: POLITY AND GOVERNANCE – PART 2

24th October 2021

  • Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.

  • Salient features of the Representation of People's Act.

  • Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e- governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and

    potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability.

  • 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.

Test no. 11: G. S. PAPER-I: HISTORY (MODERN AND ART & CULTURE)

7th November 2021

  • Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of 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.

  • Current Affairs of the related topic

Test 12: G. S. PAPER-I: WORLD HISTORY AND POST INDEPENDENCE INDIA

21st November 2021

  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the

    country.

  • 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.

  • Current affairs related to the topic

Test 13: 
G. S. PAPER-I & PAPER III: PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY & DISASTER
MANAGEMENT

5th December 2021

  • Salient features of world's physical geography.

  • Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location changes in critical geographical features (including water- bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

  • Disaster and disaster management

Test 14: G. S. PAPER-I & PAPER III: HUMAN GEOGRAPHY & ENVIRONMENT

19th December 2021

  •  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)

  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

  • Current affair related to the topic

Test 15: G. S. PAPER-III: ECONOMICS – PART 1

9th January 2022

  • 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.

  • Investment models

  • Current Affair related to the topic

Test 16: G. S. PAPER-IV: ETHICS, INTEGRITY AND APTITUDE – PART 1

23rd January 2022

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Case Studies.

Test 17: G. S. PAPER-III: ECONOMICS – PART 2

6th February 2022

  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

  • Land reforms in India

  • 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.

Test 18: G. S. PAPER-I & II: SCOEITY & SOCIAL JUSTICE

20th February 2022

  • 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.

  • 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

  Test19: G. S. PAPER-IV: ETHICS, INTEGRITY AND APTITUDE – PART 2

6th March 2022

  • 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.

  • Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

  • 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.

Test 20: G. S. PAPER-II: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

20th March 2022

  • 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. 

  • Current affair related to the issue.

Test 21: G.S. PAPER-III: SECURITY

3rd April 2022

  • 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

  • Current Affairs related to the topic

Test 22: G. S. PAPER-III: TECHNOLOGY

17th April 2022

  • 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.

  • Current Affair related to the issue

MAINS TEST SERIES 2022: Schedule

Schedule

Comprehensive Tests

Test 23: G.S. Paper I

  Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society

Current Affair

Test 24: G.S. Paper II

Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations

Current Affair

Test 25: G.S. Paper III

  • Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity -Environment, Security and Disaster Management

  • Current Affair

Test 26: G.S. Paper IV

 Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude

Test 27: G.S. Paper I

Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society
Current Affair

Test 28: G.S. Paper II

Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations
Current Affair

Test 29: G.S. Paper III

Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity-Environment, Security and Disaster Management
Current Affair

Test 30: G.S. Paper IV

Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude

MAINS TEST SERIES 2022: Schedule
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