Test Series – GS Mains (Online / Offline)


GS - MAINS 2020 Online / Offline Test Series

UPSC – CIVIL SERVICES EXAMS GS – MAINS 2020

Online / Offline Test Series

(look for package at the end)

We are glad to announce GS Mains test series for UPSC 2020. We wholeheartedly welcome you on board for an experience that will help you immensely to qualify Mains examination, 2020 with excellent marks.

What sets A A Shah’s IAS apart from the herd?           

  • We are committed towards delivering quality test papers.
  • Evaluation is based upon Pre-defined metrics.
  • Quality faculty part of framing the questions.
  • The quality of the test series is unmatched.
  • Thorough analysis and personalised feedback.
  • Definitive techniques used for score maximisation.

What we offer?:

  • 25 Tests –
  • 11 Sectional Tests
  • 4 Essay Papers
  • 2 Full Length Tests each for GS –I, II & III
  • 4 Full Length Tests each for GS –IV
  • Model answer and evaluation.
  • Online discussion by virtual classes.
  • Flexible schedule for test, but there will be common discussion class.

GS-MAINS 2020 TEST SERIES SCHEDULE

SR. NO

DATE

DAY

TOPIC

SYLLABUS

1.

17th  Nov 2019

Sun

General Studies I

Indian History and Culture

  • 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.
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

2.

24th  Nov 2019

Sun

General Studies I

Indian Society

  • 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.

3.

1st  Dec 2019

Sun

General Studies I

World History

  • History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, re-drawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.

4.

8th  Dec 2019

Sun

General Studies I

Geography of the world

  • Salient features of world’s physical geography.
  • 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)
  • Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.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.

5.

15th  Dec 2019

Sun

General Studies II

Indian constitution and governance-

  • 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.

6.

22nd  Dec 2019

Sun

General Studies II

Indian constitution and governance-

  • 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
  • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
  • Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders

7.

29th Dec 2019

Sun

General Studies II

Social Justice

  • 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.
  • 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.

8.

5th Jan 2020

Sun

General Studies III

Economic Development

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

Agriculture

  • 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.
  • Land reforms in India.

9.

12th Jan 2020

Sun

General Studies III

Disaster Management

  • Disaster and disaster management.

Security

  • 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

10.

19th Jan 2020

Sun

General Studies III

Science & Technology

  • 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.

Environment

  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment

11.

26th Jan 2020

Sun

General Studies IV

Full Syllabus

12.

2nd Feb

2020

Sun

General Studies IV

Full Syllabus

13.

9th Feb

2020

Sun

Essay

 

14.

16th Feb

2020

Sun

Essay

 

15.

23rd Feb

2020

Sun

General Studies IV

Full Syllabus

16.

1st March

2020

Sun

General Studies IV

Full Syllabus

17.

8th March

2020

Sun

Essay

 

18.

7th June

2020

Sun

Essay

 

19.

14th June

2020

Sun

General Studies I

Full Syllabus

20.

21st June

2020

Sun

General Studies I

Full Syllabus

 

21.

28th June

2020

Sun

General Studies II

International relations

  • 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.

22.

5th July 2020

Sun

General Studies II

Full Syllabus

23.

12th July 2020

Sun

General Studies II

Full Syllabus

24.

19th July 2020

Sun

General Studies III

Full Syllabus

25.

26th July 2020

Sun

General Studies III

Full Syllabus

Fees:

Full Test Series: Rs.17,500/-

Each Module: Rs.3,000/-

(Essay, GS-I, GS-II, GS-III, GS-IV)

4 Tests in each module

Only Prelims Test Series Package is also available

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