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GENERAL STUDIES   

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G.S TEST series begin on every week Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. There would be 3 batches. 

 

 

 

 

The questions are likely to test the candidate’s basic understanding of all relevant issues, and ability to analyze, and take a view on conflicting socio- economic goals, objectives and demands. The candidates must give relevant, meaningful and succinct answers. 

 

"The main Examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory. 

 

The nature and standard of questions in the General Studies papers (Paper II to Paper V) will be such that a well-educated person will be able to answer them without any specialized study. The questions will be such as to test a candidate’s general awareness of a variety of subjects, which will have relevance for a career in Civil Services. 

 

GENERAL STUDIES TEST SCHEDULE  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Test 1 

 

10, JULY, 2017 

General studies-I: Geography of the World 

i) Salient features of world's physical geography.  

ii) 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). 

iii) 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.  

General Studies-I:Society 

i) Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.  

ii) Role of women and women's organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.  

iii) Effects of globalization on Indian society  

iv) Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism 

General Studies-III:  

i) Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 

General Studies-III:  

Disaster and Disaster Management: 

 

 

Test 2 

15, JULY, 2017 

General Studies I: Indian Heritage and Culture,History 

i) Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.  

ii) Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present-significant events, personalities, issues. 

iii) The Freedom Struggle - its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.  

iv) 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.  

v) Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 

 

Test 3 

20, JULY, 2017 

General studies- II:  

i) Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.  

ii) 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.  

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

iv) Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries  

v) Parliament and State Legislatures - structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.  

vi) 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.  

vii) Salient features of the Representation of People's Act.  

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

ix) Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies 

 

Test 4 

25, JULY, 2017 

General studies- II:  

i) Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.  

 

 





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