ISBN 9789351720003,IAS Planner 2015 - Civil Services Examination : Latest Syllabus for Preliminary & Mains Examination

IAS Planner 2015 - Civil Services Examination : Latest Syllabus for Preliminary & Mains Examination



Kalinjar Publications

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9789351720003

ISBN-10 9351720004


Number of Pages 144 Pages
Language (English)

Civil service

Getting Started Guide for IAS PreparationsSyllabusIAS Preliminary Examination CSAT Paper - 1 (GS) Paper I - (200 Marks) Duration - Two HoursCurrent Events of National and International ImportanceHistory of India and Indian National MovementIndian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the WorldIndian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, EtcEconomic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, EtcGeneral Issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio - Diversity and Climate Change - that do Not Require Subject SpecialisationGeneral Science

IAS Preliminary Examination CSAT Paper - 2 (Aptitude) Paper II - (200 Marks) Duration - Two HoursComprehensioninterpersonal Skills Including Communication SkillsLogical Reasoning and Analytical AbilityDecision - Making and Problem SolvingGeneral Mental AbilityBasic Numeracy (Numbers and their Relations, Orders of Magnitude, Etc.) (Class X Level)Data interpretation (Charts, Graphs, Tables, Data Sufficiency Etc. - Class X Level)English Language Comprehension Skills (Class X Level)

Syllabi for the Examination Part - BMain ExaminationGeneral Studies Paper - IEssay - Candidates will be Required to Write an Essay on a Specific Topic - the Choice of Subjects Will be GivenThey Will be Expected to Keep Closely to the Subject of the Essay to Arrange their Ideas in Orderly Fashion and to Write ConciselyCredit Will be Given for Effective and Exact ExpressionEnglish Comprehension and English Precis Will be to Test the English Language Comprehension and English Precis Writing Skills (At 10th Standard Level)

Paper - IIGeneral Studies I - Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and SocietyIndian Culture Will Cover the Salient Aspects of Art forms, Literature and Architecture from Ancient to Modern TimesModern Indian History from about the Middle of the Eighteenth Century Until the Present - Significant EventsPersonalities IssuesThe Freedom Struggle - its Various Stages and Important Contributors / Contributions from Different Parts of the CountryPost - independence Consolidation and Reorganisation Within the CountryHistory of the World Will include Events from 18th Century Such as industrial RevolutionWorld WarsRedrawal of National BoundariesColonisation, DecolonisationPolitical Philosophies Like Communism, Capitalism, Socialism etc.- Their forms and Effect on the SocietySalient Features of Indian SocietyDiversity of IndiaRole of Women and Women’s OrganisationPopulation and Associated IssuesPoverty and Developmental IssuesUrbanisation - Their Problems and their RemediesEffects of Globalisation on Indian SocietySocial EmpowermentCommunalism, Regionalism and SecularismSalient Features of World’s Physical GeographyDistribution 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)Important Geophysical Phenomena Such as Earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic Activity, Cyclone Etc

Paper - IIIGeneral Studies II - Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International RelationsIndian Constitution - Historical Underpinnings, Evolution, Features, Amendments, Significant Provisions and Basic StructureFunctions and Responsibilities of the Union and the StatesIssues and Challenges Pertaining to the Federal StructureDevolution of Powers and Finances Up to Local Levels and Challenges thereinSeparation of Powers between Various Organs Dispute Redressal Mechanisms and InstitutionsComparison of the Indian Constitutional Scheme with That of Other CountriesParliament and State Legislatures - Structure, Functioning, Conduct of Business, Powers and Privileges and Issues Arising Out of theseStructure, Organisation and Functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the GovernmentPressure Groups and Formal / Informal Associations and their Role in the PolitySalient Features of the Representation of People’s ActAppointment to Various Constitutional Posts, Powers, Functions and Responsibilities of Various Constitutional BodiesStatutory, Regulatory and Various Quasi - Judicial BodiesGovernment Policies and Interventions for Development in Various Sectors and Issues Arising Out of their Design and ImplementationDevelopment Processes and the Development Industry - the Role of NGOs, SHGs, Various Groups and Associations, Donors, Charities, Institutional and Other StakeholdersWelfare Schemes for Vulnerable Sections of the Population by the Centre and States and the Performance of these SchemesMechanisms, Laws, institutions and Bodies Constituted for the Protection and Betterment of these Vulnerable SectionsIssues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector / Services Relating to Health, Education, Human ResourcesIssues Relating to Poverty and HungerImportant Aspects of Governance, Transparency and Accountability, E - Governance - Applications, Models, Successes, Limitations and PotentialCitizens Charters, Transparency and Accountability and institutional and Other MeasuresRole of Civil Services in a DemocracyIndia and its Neighbourhood - RelationsBilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements Involving India and/or Affecting India’s InterestsEffect of Policies and Politics of Developed and Developing Countries on India’s InterestsIndian DiasporaImportant international institutions, Agencies and Fora - Their Structure Mandate

Paper - IVGeneral Studies III - Technology, Economic Development, Bio Diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster ManagementIndian Economy and Issues Relating to Planning, Mobilisation of Resources, Growth, Development and Employmentinclusive Growth and Issues Arising from itGovernment BudgetingMajor Crops Cropping Patterns in Various Parts of the CountryDifferent Types of Irrigation and Irrigation Systems StorageTransport and Marketing of Agricultural Produce and Issues and Related ConstraintsE - Technology in the Aid of FarmersIssues Related to Direct and indirect Farm Subsidies and Minimum Support PricesPublic Distribution System - Objectives, Functioning, Limitations, Revamping Issues of Buffer Stocks and Food SecurityTechnology MissionsEconomics of Animal RearingFood Processing and Related industries in India - Scope and Significance, Location, Upstream and Downstream RequirementsSupply Chain ManagementLand Reforms in IndiaEffects of Liberalisation on the Economy, Changes in industrial Policy and their Effects on Industrial Growthinfrastructure - Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.investment ModelsScience and Technology - Developments and their Applications and Effects in Everyday LifeAchievements of Indians in Science and TechnologyIndigenization of Technology and Developing New TechnologyAwareness in the Fields of IT, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano -Technology, Bio-Technology and Issues Relating to intellectual Property RightsConservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact AssessmentDisaster and Disaster ManagementLinkages between Development and Spread of ExtremismRole of External State and Non - State Actors in Creating Challenges to Internal SecurityChallenges to Internal Security through Communication NetworksRole of Media and Social Networking Sites in Internal Security ChallengesBasics of Cyber SecurityMoney - Laundering and its PreventionSecurity Challenges and their Management in Border AreasLinkages of Organised Crime with TerrorismVarious Security forces and Agencies and Their Mandate

Paper - VGeneral Studies IV - Ethics, Integrity and AptitudeThis Paper Will Include Questions to Test the Candidates Attitude and Approach to Issues Relating to IntegrityProbity in Public Life and His Problem Solving Approach to Various Issues and Conflicts Faced by Him in Dealing with SocietyQuestions May Utilise the Case Study Approach to Determine These AspectsThe Following Broad Areas Will be Covered -Ethics and Human Interface - Essence, Determinants and Consequences of Ethics in Human ActionsDimensions of EthicsEthics in Private and Public RelationshipsHuman Values - Lessons from the Lives and Teachings of Great Leaders, Reformers and AdministratorsRole of FamilySociety and Educational Institutions in Inculcating ValuesAttitude - Content, Structure, FunctionIts influence and Relation with Thought and BehaviourMoral and Political AttitudesSocial Influence and PersuasionAptitude and Foundational Values for Civil Service , Integrity, Impartiality and Non - Partisanship, Objectivity, Dedication to Public Service, Empathy, Tolerance and Compassion towards the

Weaker-sectionsEmotional intelligence - Concepts and their Utilities and Application in Administration and GovernanceContributions of Moral Thinkers and Philosophers from India and WorldPublic / Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration - Status and ProblemsEthical Concerns and Dilemmas in Government and Private institutionsLaws, Rules, Regulations and Conscience as Sources of Ethical GuidanceAccountability and Ethical GovernanceStrengthening of Ethical and Moral Values in GovernanceEthical Issues in international Relations and FundingCorporate GovernanceProbity in Governance - Concept of Public ServicePhilosophical Basis of Governance and ProbityInformation Sharing and Transparency in Government, Right to information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work Culture, Quality of Service Delivery, Utilisation of Public FundsChallenges of CorruptionCase Studies on Above Issues

Paper VI and Paper VIIOptional Subject Papers I and IICandidates May Choose Any Optional Subject from Amongst the List of Subjects Given in Para 2 (Group 1)However, If a Candidate has Graduated in Any of the Literatures of Languages Indicated in Group 2, With the Literature as the Main Subject, then the Candidate can Also Opt for that Particular Literature

Subject as an Optional Subject