T20 Mains Test Series for CSE MAINS 2021 Schedule

From 24/10/2021 to 05/01/2022

TESTPaperDaySyllabus
1GS 1.124/10/2021
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.
2GS 2.128/10/2021
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.
3GS 3.101/11/2021
Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment.
Inclusive Growth and issues arising from it.
Government Budgeting.
4GS 4.109/11/2021
Ethics and Human Interface:
Essence of Ethics, Determinants and Consequences of Ethics in Human Interaction, 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 moral and ethical values.
Attitude: Content, structure and function of attitude, Influence of attitude in thought and behavior, Relation of attitude to thought and behavior, Moral and Political attitudes, Social influence and persuasion
 Essay10/11/2021 
5GS 1.214/11/2021
Post-independence Consolidation and Reorganization within the country.
History of the World 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.
Indian Culture – Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
6GS 2.218/11/2021
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
7GS 3.222/11/2021
Major 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.
Economics of animal rearing. Food processing and related industries in India – scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
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
Land reforms in India.
8GS 4.226/11/2021
Aptitude: Aptitude and foundational values of Civil Service, Integrity, Impartiality and non-partisanship, Objectivity, Dedication to public service, Empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections of the society
Emotional Intelligence: Concepts of emotional intelligence, Utility and application of emotional intelligence in administration and governance, Contributions of Thinkers and Philosophers, Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world to the concepts of morality
 Essay27/11/2021 
9GS 1.301/12/2021
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.
10GS 2.305/12/2021
Government policies and interventions aimed at 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, institutional and other stakeholders.
Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and the 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
11  GS 3.309/12/2021
Effects of liberalisation on the economy (post 1991 changes), changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
Infrastructure – Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. Investment models (PPP etc) Science and Technology:
Recent developments and their applications and effects in everyday life; Achievements of Indians in science & technology; Indigenisation of technology and developing new technology;
General awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nanotechnology, bio-technology; Issues relating to intellectual property rights.
12GS 4.313/12/2021
Public/Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration: Status and associated 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
Probity in Governance: Concept of public service, The 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
 Essay14/12/2021 
13GS 1.418/12/2021
Distribution of key natural resources across the world including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent; 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 water-bodies and polar ice caps) and, in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
Salient features of world’s physical geography.
14GS 2.422/12/2021
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.
International Relations:  India and its neighborhood – International relations; Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting the Indian interests; Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora; Important International institutions, agencies, their structure and mandates
15GS 3.426/12/2021
Environment Conservation, Environmental pollution and degradation, Environmental impact assessment Disaster Management (Laws, Acts etc.)
Challenges to internal security (external state and non-state actors); Linkages between development and spread of extremism; 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 organised crime with terrorism; Various Security forces and agencies and their mandates
16Essay01/01/2022 
17GS 102/01/2022Full portions
18GS 203/01/2022Full portions
19GS 304/01/2022Full portions
20GS 405/01/2022Full portions
End of T20 Mains Test Series

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