IASbaba’s All India Prelims Test Series Plan 2018

UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination- 3rd JUNE 2018

Total number of GS Tests- 31 Tests

Total CSAT Tests- 10 Full Length Tests

Total Tests- 41

Total TOPIC WISE Tests - 20 Tests

Topic Wise Tests

  • Polity – Test numbers (1, 6, 11, and 16)
  • Geography- Test numbers (2, 7, 12, and 17)
  • Economy- Test numbers (3, 8, 13, and 18)
  • History- Test numbers (4, 9, 14, and 19)
  • Environment and Science & Technology- Test numbers (5, 10, 15, and 20)

First Revision- Sectional Tests - 6 Tests

First Revision Sectional Tests

  • Polity- 21st Test
  • Modern History- 22nd Test
  • Ancient and Medieval -23rd Test
  • Environment and Science – 24th Test
  • Geography- 25th Test
  • Economy – 26th Test

Second Revision-Full Length Tests - 2 Tests

Polity 27th Test
Geography
Environment and S&T
Economy 28th Test
Modern India
Ancient and Medieval India

Total Full Mock Tests - 3 Tests

  • Full Mock 1- 29th Test
  • Full Mock 2- 30th Test
  • Full Mock 3- 31st Test

CSAT Full Mock - 10 Tests

Test and Date

CSAT PAPER II

TEST 1- 10th January 2018

FULL LENGTH

TEST 2- 20th January 2018

FULL LENGTH

  TEST 3- 10th February 2018

FULL LENGTH

  TEST 4- 20th February 2018

FULL LENGTH

TEST 5- 15th March 2018

FULL LENGTH

TEST 6- 25th March 2018

FULL LENGTH

TEST 7- 15th April 2018

FULL LENGTH

TEST 8- 25th April 2018

FULL LENGTH

TEST 9- 20th May 2018

FULL LENGTH

TEST 10- 25th May 2018

FULL LENGTH

 

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Coverage of Current Affairs -June 2017 to May 2018

Economic Survey and India Year Book will be covered in Revision Tests

Previous Years Questions- from 1995 to 2017

NOTE- The Subtopics given under the topics are indicative for your reference. There are many more aspects given in the standard sources. You should prepare all the related subtopics and contemporary issues.

TEST 1 - 10th August

POLITY & CURRENT AFFAIRS

SOURCES

MUST DO

  • Constitution: Why and How?
  • Constitution as a Living Document
  • The Philosophy of the Constitution
  • Rights in the Indian Constitution
  • Federalism
  • Election and Representation
  • Political systems
  • Republic and Monarchy
  • Constitutionalism
  • Historical Underpinnings
  • Evolution & Making of the Constitution
  • Features and Significant Provisions
  • The Preamble
  • The Union and its Territory
  • Citizenship
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Directive Principles of State Policy
  • Fundamental Duties
  • Amendment of the Constitution
  • Basic Structure

Note- Subtopics are indicative

 

Indian Constitution at Work -11th NCERT

 

 

Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth- 5th Edition

 

 

Current Affairs- The Hindu, Indian Express, Business Standard, Times of India and PIB

 

Current Affairs from 1st June to 15th June 2017

 

Yojana/Kurukshetra- January 2017

 

1. UPSC Previous Years Prelims Question Papers from 1995 to 2016- Solve all the similar questions overlapping with the topics of Test 1

 

 

2. Make separate Hard Copy for Polity Tests and

 

 

3. After taking Test 1- Make notes of all the concepts that you learnt in Test 1 in your Polity Note Book along with Previous Years Questions that you solved for overlapping topics. Keep revising it.

TEST 2 - 20th August

GEOGRAPHY & CURRENT AFFAIRS

SOURCES

MUST DO

  • The Earth and Solar System
  • Latitude & Longitude
  • Concept of Time
  • Motions of Earth
  • Inside our Earth
  • Air and Water

 

  • Human Environment-Settlement, Transport & Communication
  • Human Environment Interactions
  • Life in Temperate Grasslands
  • Life in Deserts

 

  • Resources-Land, Soil, Water, Mineral & Power
  • Forests and Wildlife Resources
  • Agriculture and Industries
  • Human Resources & Life Line of National Economy

 

  • India-Size and Location
  • Physical Features of India
  • Indian Vegetation and Wildlife

 

Note- Test 2 will be based on NCERTs 6 to 10 of Geography

 

Note- Subtopics are indicative

 

Refer only New NCERT’s- 6th to 10th

And

 

Certificate of Physical Geography-G.Cleong- Chapters 1 and 2

 

Current Affairs-The Hindu, Indian Express, Business Standard, Times of India and PIB

 

Current Affairs from 16th June to 30th June 2017

 

Yojana/Kurukshetra- February 2017

 

1. UPSC Previous Years Prelims Question Papers from 1995 to 2016- Solve all the similar questions overlapping with the topics of Test 2

 

2. Make separate Hard Copy for Geography Tests and

 

3. After taking Test 2- Make notes of all the concepts that you learnt in Test 2 in your Geography Note Book along with Previous Years Questions that you solved for overlapping topics

 

 

 

TEST 3 - 30th August

ECONOMY & CURRENT AFFAIRS

SOURCES

MUST DO

  • Indian Economic Development
    • Economic  Planning, Growth and Development post independence
    • Poverty and Unemployment- Schemes and measures
  • Indian Agriculture and Economy
    • Features of India agriculture, agrarian crisis
    • Agricultural policies and programmes
    • Marketing of agricultural produce, Role of cooperatives
    • Agricultural Finance and measures by Government and RBI
  • National Income Accounting
    • Concepts: GDP, GNP, Market Price and Factor Cost, NNP, NDP, transfer payments, National income at Factor Cost, Personal Income, disposable income, factors affecting national income etc
    • Measurement of national income: value added method, income method, expenditure method, Application of various methods, Base year, GDP deflator
  • Money
    • Functions of money
    • Supply of Money
    • Demand for Money
  • Money
    • Functions of money
    • Supply of Money
    • Demand for Money
  • Income Determination, Government Budget and Economy
    • Government Budgeting and Fiscal Policy
    • Budgeting, types, its evolution in India, Process, Components etc.
    • Public finance, Revenue and Expenditure, Deficits, Taxes, Debts etc.

Note- Subtopics are indicative

 

Indian Economic Development, 11th NCERT

 

Macroeconomics- 12th NCERT

 

Ramesh Singh- Indian Economy

 

Current Affairs- The Hindu, Indian Express, Business Standard, Times of India and PIB

 

Current Affairs from 1st July to 15th July 2017

 

Yojana/Kurukshetra-  March 2017

 

1. UPSC Previous Years Prelims Question Papers from 1995 to 2016- Solve all the similar questions overlapping with the topics of Test 3

 

 

2. Make separate Hard Copy for Economy Tests and

 

 

3. After taking Test 3- Make notes of all the concepts that you learnt in Test 3 in your Economy Note Book along with Previous Years Questions that you solved for overlapping topics. Keep revising it.

 

 

TEST 4 - 10th September

HISTORY & CURRENT AFFAIRS

 

SOURCES

MUST DO

 

 

Ancient History

  • Prehistoric Period
  • Harappan/Indus Valley Civilization
  • Vedic Period
  • Religious Reforms like Buddhism and Jainism
  • Mauryan and Post-Mauryan Age
  • Sangam Age
  • Gupta Age and Harshvardhana Age
  • South Indian Empires- Pallavas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas and Cholas
  • Give emphasis to Art and Culture of above topics

 

Medieval History

  • Rajput Kingdoms
  • Delhi Sultanate- Social, Economic and Cultural Conditions
  • Bhakti Movement and Associated personalities
  • Vijayanagara and Bahamani Kingdom
  • Give emphasis to Art and Culture of above topics

Note- Subtopics are indicative

 

Ancient

  • Old NCERT: Ancient India, R.S Sharma
  • Class XI NCERT – Introduction to Fine Art
  • Tamil Nadu-11th

 

Medieval

  • Old NCERT-Medieval India, Satish Chandra
  • Tamil Nadu-11th

 

 

Current Affairs- The Hindu, Indian Express, Business Standard, Times of India and PIB

 

Current Affairs from 16th July to 31st July

 

Yojana/Kurukshetra- April 2017

 

1. UPSC Previous Years Prelims Question Papers from 1995 to 2016- Solve all the similar questions overlapping with the topics of Test 4

 

2. Make separate Hard Copy for History and

 

3. After taking Test 4- Make notes of all the concepts that you learnt in Test 4 in your History Note Book along with Previous Years Questions that you solved for overlapping topics

 

 

 

 

 

TEST 5 - 20th September

ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE & TECH & CURRENT AFFAIRS

 

SOURCES

MUST DO

 

Environment and Ecology

  • Ecology-Functions of an Ecosystem
  • Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystem

Environmental Pollution

  • Air, Water, Soil, Noise, Thermal, Plastic pollution
  • Solid Waste, E-Waste, Radioactive Waste etc
  • Types of Pollutants
  • Acid rain, Fly Ash, Smog etc
  • Bio-remediation techniques etc

Energy and Environmental Issues

  • Solar, Nuclear, Wind, Hydro, Ocean Thermal, Geothermal, Waste to Energy etc
  • Issues like environmental degradation, Sand Mining and ground water scarcity etc
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • ther contemporary issues

 

Science and Technology

  • Space and Defence related
  • NCERTs-6th, 7th and 8th Class

Note- Subtopics are indicative

 

NCERT Biology 12th- Unit 10

 

NCERT Chemistry 11th-  Environmental Chemistry- Unit 14

 

Shankar IAS Environment Book

  • Part 1

 

Current Affairs- The Hindu, Indian Express, Business Standard, Times of India and PIB

 

Current Affairs from 1st August to 15th August 2017

 

 

Yojana/Kurukshetra- May 2017

1. UPSC Previous Years Prelims Question Papers from 1995 to 2016- Solve all the similar questions overlapping with the topics of Test 5

 

 

2. Make separate Hard Copy for Environment and S&T and

 

 

3. After taking Test 5- Make notes of all the concepts that you learnt in Test 5 in your Environment and S&T Note Book along with Previous Years Questions that you solved for overlapping topics. Keep revising it.

TEST 6 - 30th September

POLITY & CURRENT AFFAIRS

SOURCES

MUST DO

Revise Bold Topics-

  • Fundamental Rights
  • Directive Principles of State Policy
  • Fundamental Duties
  • Amendment of the Constitution
  • Basic Structure
  • Parliamentary System
  • Federal System
  • Centre-State Relations/Inter-State Relations
  • Emergency Provisions
  • Special Status of J&K
  • Special Provisions for Some States
  • Panchayati Raj
  • Urban Local Governments
  • Union Territories
  • Scheduled and Tribal Areas
  • Election Commission
  • Union Public Service Commission
  • State Public Service Commission
  • Finance Commission
  • National Commission for SCs/STs
  • Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities
  • Comptroller and Auditor General of India
  • Attorney General and Solicitor General of India
  • Advocate General of the State

Note- Subtopics are indicative

 

 

Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth- 5th Edition

 

 

Current Affairs- The Hindu, Indian Express, Business Standard, Times of India and PIB

 

Current Affairs from 16th August to 30th August 2017

 

Yojana/Kurukshetra- June 2017

 

1. UPSC Previous Years Prelims Question Papers from 1995 to 2016- Solve all the similar questions overlapping with the topics of Test 6

 

 

 

2. After taking Test 6- Make notes of all the concepts that you learnt in Test 6 in your Polity Note Book along with Previous Years Questions that you solved for overlapping topics. Keep revising it.

 

 

TEST 7 - 10th October

GEOGRAPHY & CURRENT AFFAIRS

SOURCES

MUST DO

  • Population Issues
    • Demography
    • Census Study
  • Migration and Human Settlements
    • Rural-Urban Settlements
    • Tribes of India
    • Urbanization issues
    • Policies of Government
  • Human Development
    • Poverty related Issues
    • Sustainable development
    • Urbanization issues
    • Policies of Government
  • Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary Activities
  • Transport and Communication
    • Railways
    • Roads and Highways
    • National Waterways
    • Major and Minor Ports
    • Inland Waterways
  • Land Resources and Agriculture
    • Land utilization in India
    • Types of farming
    • Cropping and Irrigation
    • Types of crops
    • Policies
  • Minerals and Energy Resources
    • Renewable Energy
    • Nuclear Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Energy
    • India’s Power Scenario
    • Thermal Power Plants
    • Metallic and non-Metallic Minerals
    • Oil Refineries and Pipelines
    • Petroleum and Coal
    • Natural Gas, CNG, LPG etc
    • Various other sources of Energy
  • Industries
    • Agro-based
    • Cotton
    • Jute-Textile
    • Sugar
    • Iron
    • Steel
    • Silk
    • Tea-Coffee
    • Government Policies associated with Industries

Note- Subtopics are indicative

New NCERT- 12th Human Geography and

 

India, People and Economy/ India Year Book

or

any other source of your choice for given topics

 

Current Affairs- The Hindu, Indian Express, Business Standard, Times of India and PIB

 

Current Affairs from 1st September to 15th September 2017

 

Yojana/Kurukshetra- July 2017

1. UPSC Previous Years Prelims Question Papers from 1995 to 2016- Solve all the similar questions overlapping with the topics of Test 7

 

2. After taking Test 7- Make notes of all the concepts that you learnt in Test 7 in your Geography Note Book along with Previous Years Questions that you solved for overlapping topics

TEST 8 - 20th October

ECONOMY & CURRENT AFFAIRS

SOURCES

MUST DO

  • Money, Inflation and Banking
    • Types and Components of Money Supply
    • Commercial Banking
    • Types of inflation, effect and measures
    • CPI and WPI etc
    • Public Sector Banks, Nationalization of Banks etc
    • Banking Sector Reforms
    • Monetary Control Policy/measures-RBI
    • Microfinance etc
  • Indian Industries and Infrastructure
    • Economic Reforms after 1991
    • Public Sectors in India
    • Industrial Policies and Industrial Finance
    • Models like PPP
    • Government Policies and Acts
  • Indian Financial System and Capital Market
    • RBI, SEBI etc
    • Indian Money Market
    • Stock Exchanges
    • NBFC’s, Mutual Funds, Venture Capital Funds etc

Note- Subtopics are indicative

 

Ramesh Singh- Indian Economy

Or

Any other source of your choice

 

Current Affairs- The Hindu, Indian Express, Business Standard, Times of India and PIB

 

Current Affairs from 16th September to 30th September 2017

 

Yojana/Kurukshetra- August 2017

1. UPSC Previous Years Prelims Question Papers from 1995 to 2016- Solve all the similar questions overlapping with the topics of Test 8

 

2. After taking Test 8- Make notes of all the concepts that you learnt in Test 8 in your Economy Note Book along with Previous Years Questions that you solved for overlapping topics. Keep revising it.

TEST 9 - 30th October

HISTORY & CURRENT AFFAIRS

SOURCES

MUST DO

  • Medieval India
    • Mughal Empire- Rulers, Social, Administration , Economic and Cultural Conditions
    • Maratha Empire- Rulers, Social, Administration, Economic and Cultural Conditions
    • Give emphasis to Art and Culture of above topics
  • Modern India
    • India in the late Eighteenth Century
    • The Advent of the Europeans and British Conquest of India
    • The British Administrative Structure, Reform, Impact and Organization of Government of India
    • Social – Religious Movements in 19th – 20th centuries
    • Freedom Struggle - The Revolt of 1857 & change after 1857 - Moderate Phase (1885 – 1905)

Note- Subtopics are indicative

 

Medieval

  • Old NCERT-Medieval India, Satish Chandra
  • Tamil Nadu-11th

 

Modern

  • Old NCERT: Modern India by Bipan Chandra
  • India's struggle for Independence- Bipan Chandra
  • A Brief History of Modern India- Spectrum
  • Tamil Nadu-11th

 

Current Affairs- The Hindu, Indian Express, Business Standard, Times of India and PIB

 

Current Affairs from 1st October to 15th October 2017

 

Yojana/Kurukshetra- September 2017

1. UPSC Previous Years Prelims Question Papers from 1995 to 2016- Solve all the similar questions overlapping with the topics of Test 9

 

2. After taking Test 9- Make notes of all the concepts that you learnt in Test 9 in your History Note Book along with Previous Years Questions that you solved for overlapping topics

TEST 10 - 10th November

ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE & TECH & CURRENT AFFAIRS

SOURCES

MUST DO

  • Biodiversity
    • Levels of Biodiversity
    • Measurement and Biodiversity Services
    • Modes of conservation etc
  • Indian Biodiversity
    • Flora and Fauna
    • Indian Wildlife
    • Indian Bio-geographical classification
    • Animal Diversity
    • Plant Diversity
    • Marine Organisms
  • Protected Area Network
    • Wildlife Sanctuary and National Parks
    • Biosphere Reserves and Community Reserves
    • Man and Biosphere
    • World Heritage Sites
    • Biodiversity Hotspots etc
  • Conservation Efforts
    • Project Tiger, Elephant, Snow Leopard, Vulture etc
    • Captive Breeding
    • Other Government measures
  • Science and Technology
    • IT, Communications and Computers
    • NCERTs-9th and 10th

Note- Subtopics are indicative

 

NCERT Biology 12th- Unit 10

 

Shankar IAS Environment Book - Part 2

Current Affairs- The Hindu, Indian Express, Business Standard, Times of India and PIB

 

Current Affairs from 16th October to 30th October 2017

 

Yojana/Kurukshetra- October 2017

1. UPSC Previous Years Prelims Question Papers from 1995 to 2016- Solve all the similar questions overlapping with the topics of Test 10

 

2. After taking Test 10- Make notes of all the concepts that you learnt in Test 1 in your Environment and S&T  Note Book along with Previous Years Questions that you solved for overlapping topics. Keep revising it.

TEST 11 - 20th November

POLITY & CURRENT AFFAIRS

SOURCES

MUST DO

  • President and Vice-President
  • Governor, Prime Minister/Chief Minister
  • Central Council of Ministers/State Council of Ministers, Cabinet Committees
  • Parliament, Parliamentary Committees, Forums, Group, State Legislature
  • Supreme Court, High Court and Subordinate Courts, Judicial Review, Judicial Activism, Public Interest Litigation
  • NITI Aayog
  • National Human Rights Commission
  • State Human Rights Commission
  • Central Information Commission
  • State Information Commission
  • Central Vigilance Commission
  • Central Bureau of Investigation
  • Lokpal and Lokayuktas

Note- Subtopics are indicative

 

Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth- 5th Edition

 

 

Current Affairs- The Hindu, Indian Express, Business Standard, Times of India and PIB

 

Current Affairs from 1st November to 15th November 2017

1. UPSC Previous Years Prelims Question Papers from 1995 to 2016- Solve all the similar questions overlapping with the topics of Test 11

 

 

 

 

2. After taking Test 11- Make notes of all the concepts that you learnt in Test 11 in your Polity Note Book along with Previous Years Questions that you solved for overlapping topics. Keep revising it.

TEST 12 - 30th November

GEOGRAPHY & CURRENT AFFAIRS

SOURCES

MUST DO

  • Indian Physiography
  • The Northern Mountains
  • The Great Plains
  • The Peninsular Uplands
  • The Indian Coasts and Islands
  • Drainage
  • Himalayan Rivers
  • Indus River System
  • Ganga River System
  • Brahmaputra River System
  • The Peninsular River System
  • The East flowing Rivers/West Flowing Rivers
  • Mains Rivers and their tributaries
  • Landforms and Soil
  • Minerals and Rocks
  • Geomorphic Processes, Volcanism, Earthquakes
  • Landforms-Desert, Limestone, Lakes, Coastal, Islands/Coral Reefs
  • Acidity of Soil, Types of Soil
  • Major Soil groups in India
  • Soil Texture and Erosion etc

Note- Subtopics are indicative

 

New NCERT-11th Indian Physical Environmental Geography and Fundamentals of Physical Geography

 

Certificate of Physical Geography-G.C. Leong- Chapters 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

 

Current Affairs- The Hindu, Indian Express, Business Standard, Times of India and PIB

 

Current Affairs from 16th November to 30th November 2017

 

Yojana/Kurukshetra- November 2017

1. UPSC Previous Years Prelims Question Papers from 1995 to 2016- Solve all the similar questions overlapping with the topics of Test 12

 

 

2. After taking Test 12- Make notes of all the concepts that you learnt in Test 12 in your Geography Note Book along with Previous Years Questions that you solved for overlapping topics

TEST 13 - 10th December

ECONOMY & CURRENT AFFAIRS

SOURCES

MUST DO

  • Public Finance and Fiscal Policy
    • Indian Tax Structure
    • Tax Reforms-Like GST
    • Finance Commission Reports
    • Budget and Fiscal Policy
    • Fiscal, Revenue, Budget, Effective Revenue Deficit etc
    • Public Debt and Government Debt etc
    • Government Expenditures, Sovereign Debts etc
    • FRBM Act etc
  • Human Capital Development
    • Poverty & Unemployment
    • Inclusive Growth & Rural Development
    • Health, Literacy and Education
    • Demographics
    • Women & Child
  • Social Security Social Sectors Initiatives
    • Poverty alleviation Programmes
    • Employment Generation Programmes
    • Basic Amenities: Housing / Drinking Waters / Sanitation
    • Health and Family Welfare
    • Women and Child Development
    • Social Welfare etc

 

Note- Subtopics are indicative

 

Ramesh Singh- Indian Economy

Or

Any other source of your choice

 

 

Current Affairs- The Hindu, Indian Express, Business Standard, Times of India and PIB

 

Current Affairs from 1st December to 9th December 2017

 

1. UPSC Previous Years Prelims Question Papers from 1995 to 2016- Solve all the similar questions overlapping with the topics of Test 13

 

 

 

2. After taking Test 13- Make notes of all the concepts that you learnt in Test 13 in your Economy Note Book along with Previous Years Questions that you solved for overlapping topics. Keep revising it.

TEST 14 - 20th December

HISTORY & CURRENT AFFAIRS

SOURCES

MUST DO

Modern India

Freedom Struggle: Extremist Phase (1905 – 17)

  • Emergence of Extremist & Leaders
  • The Partition of Bengal
  • Morley-Minto Reforms
  • Swadeshi Movement
  • Home Rule Movement etc.

Freedom Struggle: The Gandhian Era (1917– 47)

  • Gandhi – Advent and Achievement
  • Rowlatt Act, Jallianawala Bagh Massacre and Khilafat Movement - Non- Cooperation, Civil Disobedience and Quit India Movement
  • British Response and Negotiations
  • INA and Subhash Chandra Bose

Note- Subtopics are indicative

Old NCERT: Modern India by Bipan Chandra

 India’s struggle for Independence – Bipan Chandra

A Brief History of Modern India- Spectrum

Current Affairs- The Hindu, Indian Express, Business Standard, Times of India and PIB

Current Affairs from 10th  December to 19th December 2017

1. UPSC Previous Years Prelims Question Papers from 1995 to 2016- Solve all the similar questions overlapping with the topics of Test 14

 

2. After taking Test 14- Make notes of all the concepts that you learnt in Test 14 in your History Note Book along with Previous Years Questions that you solved for overlapping topics

TEST 15 - 30th December

ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE & TECH & CURRENT AFFAIRS

SOURCES

MUST DO

  • Climate Change
    • Global Warming, Greenhouse effect, Climate Forcing, Global Warming Potential etc
    • Ocean Acidification
    • Ozone Depletion
  • Impact of Climate Change- India
    • Agriculture and Food Security
    • Climate Change and Health
    • Water Security
    • Ecosystem and Biodiversity
  • Mitigation Strategies
    • Carbon Sequestration
    • Carbon Sink, Carbon Credit, Carbon Offsetting, Carbon Tax, Geo-engineering etc
  • India and Climate Change
    • National Action Plan on Climate Change
    • Green Building
    • GRIHA
    • BSE Greenex
    • National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture
    • Etc
  • Science and Technology
    • Biotechnology, Energy, Recent Advancement in Science
    • NCERTs-9th and 10th

Note- Subtopics are indicative

 

NCERT BIO-12th Class- Chapters 9,10,11 and 12

 

Shankar IAS Environment Book - Part 3

 

Current Affairs- The Hindu, Indian Express, Business Standard, Times of India and PIB

Current Affairs from 20th  December to 29th December 2017

 

Yojana/Kurukshetra-December 2017

1. UPSC Previous Years Prelims Question Papers from 1995 to 2016- Solve all the similar questions overlapping with the topics of Test 15

 

2. After taking Test 15- Make notes of all the concepts that you learnt in Test 15 in your Environment and S&T Note Book along with Previous Years Questions that you solved for overlapping topics. Keep revising it.

TEST 16 - 10th January

POLITY & CURRENT AFFAIRS

SOURCES

MUST DO

Revise bold topics again-

  • President and Vice-President
  • Governor, Prime Minister/Chief Minister
  • Central Council of Ministers/State Council of Ministers, Cabinet Committees
  • Parliament, Parliamentary Committees, Forums, Group, State Legislature
  • Supreme Court, High Court and Subordinate Courts, Judicial Review, Judicial Activism, Public Interest Litigation
  • Co-operative Societies
  • Official Language
  • Public Services
  • Tribunals
  • Rights and Liabilities of the Government
  • Authoritative Text of the Constitution in Hindi Language
  • Special Provisions Relating to Certain Classes
  • Political Parties, Elections, Laws and Electoral Reforms and Voting Behavior
  • Anti-Defection Law
  • Pressure Groups
  • National Integration
  • Foreign Policy

 

Note- Subtopics are indicative

 

Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth- 5th Edition

 

Current Affairs- The Hindu, Indian Express, Business Standard, Times of India and PIB

 

Current Affairs from 30th December 2017 to 9th January 2018

1. UPSC Previous Years Prelims Question Papers from 1995 to 2016- Solve all the similar questions overlapping with the topics of Test 16

 

2. After taking Test 16- Make notes of all the concepts that you learnt in Test 16 in your Polity Note Book along with Previous Years Questions that you solved for overlapping topics. Keep revising it.

TEST 17 - 20th January

GEOGRAPHY & CURRENT AFFAIRS

SOURCES

MUST DO

  • Climatology
    • Composition and Structure of Atmosphere
    • Solar Radiation, Heat Balance and Temperature
    • Atmospheric Circulation and Weather Systems
    • Water in the Atmosphere
    • Western Disturbances, El Nino, La-Nina and Southern Oscillations etc
    • Monsoon and Seasons etc
  • World Climate and Climate Change
    • The Hot, Wet Equatorial Climate
    • The Tropical Monsoon and Tropical Marine Climates
    • The Savanna or Sudan Climate
    • The Hot Desert and Mid-latitude Climate
    • The Mediterranean Climate
    • The Steppe Climate
    • The China type Climate
    • The Siberian type Climate
    • The Arctic or Polar Climate etc
  • Hydrosphere
    • Ocean, Seas and salinity
    • Ocean currents
    • Composition and temperature distribution

Note- Subtopics are indicative

 

New NCERT-11th Indian Physical Environmental Geography and Fundamentals of Physical Geography

 

Certificate of Physical Geography-G.C. Leong- Chapters 12 to 25

 

Current Affairs- The Hindu, Indian Express, Business Standard, Times of India and PIB

 

Current Affairs from 10th January to 19th January 2018

1. UPSC Previous Years Prelims Question Papers from 1995 to 2016- Solve all the similar questions overlapping with the topics of Test 17

 

2. After taking Test 17- Make notes of all the concepts that you learnt in Test 17 in your Geography Note Book along with Previous Years Questions that you solved for overlapping topics. Keep revising it.

TEST 18 - 30th January

ECONOMY & CURRENT AFFAIRS

SOURCES

MUST DO

External Sector

  • Foreign Trade and Policies
  • Balance of Payment
  • Current and Capital Accounts
  • Foreign Capital and Investments-FDI, FII etc
  • External Debt
  • Capital /Current Account Convertibility etc
  • Committee Reports

International Economic Organizations and India

  • IMF and World Bank
  • GATT and WTO
  • WIPO and Intellectual Property
  • Organizations like SCO, BRICS, G-20 etc
  • Global Financial Crisis
  • Global Reports

Public Finance and Fiscal Policy- Revision

  • Indian Tax Structure
  • Tax Reforms-Like GST
  • Finance Commission Reports
  • Budget and Fiscal Policy
  • Fiscal, Revenue, Budget, Effective Revenue Deficit etc
  • Public Debt and Government Debt etc
  • Government Expenditures, Sovereign Debts etc
  • FRBM Act etc

Note- Subtopics are indicative

 

Ramesh Singh- Indian Economy

Or

Any other source of your choice

 

Current Affairs- The Hindu, Indian Express, Business Standard, Times of India and PIB

 

Current Affairs from 20th January to 29th January 2018

 

Yojana/Kurukshetra-January 2018

1. UPSC Previous Years Prelims Question Papers from 1995 to 2016- Solve all the similar questions overlapping with the topics of Test 18

 

2. After taking Test 18- Make notes of all the concepts that you learnt in Test 18 in your Economy Note Book along with Previous Years Questions that you solved for overlapping topics. Keep revising it.

TEST 19 - 10th February

HISTORY & CURRENT AFFAIRS

SOURCES

MUST DO

 

Art and Culture from Ancient to Modern

  • Architecture and Sculptures
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Indian paintings
  • Indian Music
  • Indian Dances
  • Indian Theatres
  • Indian cinema
  • Indian Language & Literature
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Science and Technology in Ancient India
  • Indo- Islamic Culture

 

Note- Subtopics are indicative

 

Class XI NCERT – Introduction to Fine Art

Tamil Nadu-11th and 12th

 

CCRT website- India Performing Arts, Indian Visual Arts, Indian Literature through ages

 

Current Affairs- The Hindu, Indian Express, Business Standard, Times of India and PIB

 

Current Affairs from 30th January to 9th February 2018

1. UPSC Previous Years Prelims Question Papers from 1995 to 2016- Solve all the similar questions overlapping with the topics of Test 19

 

2. After taking Test 19- Make notes of all the concepts that you learnt in Test 19 in your History Note Book along with Previous Years Questions that you solved for overlapping topics

TEST 20 - 20th February

ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE & TECH & CURRENT AFFAIRS

SOURCES

MUST DO

  • Acts and Policies
    • Wildlife Protection Act, 1972
    • Environmental Protection Act 1986
    • Forest Rights Act 2006 etc
  • Institution and Measures- India and World
    • Clean Development Mechanism
    • Joint Implementation
    • CAMPA
    • National Wildlife Action Plan
    • National Afforestation and Eco-Development
    • National Mission for Electric Mobility etc
  • Environmental Organizations and Conventions
    • Animal Welfare Board, Wildlife Crime Control Board etc
    • UNFCC
    • TRAFFIC
    • IUCN
    • CBD
    • UNCCD etc
  • Science and Technology
    • Health, Nanotechnology, Robotics, etc
    • Everyday Physics, Chemistry and Biology

Note- Subtopics are indicative

 

NCERT PHYSICS -11th Class- Chapters 1, 5 and 8

NCERT PHYSICS -12th Class- Chapter 15

 

NCERT CHEMISTRY -11th Class- Chapters 1 and 14

NCERT CHEMISTRY -12th Class- Chapters 14 and 16

 

NCERT BIO-11th Class- Chapters 2 and 5

NCERT BIO-12th Class- Chapters 4, 5 7, 8, 9 and 10

 

Shankar IAS Environment Book - Part 5

 

Current Affairs- The Hindu, Indian Express, Business Standard, Times of India and PIB

 

Current Affairs from 10th February to 19th February 2018

1. UPSC Previous Years Prelims Question Papers from 1995 to 2016- Solve all the similar questions overlapping with the topics of Test 20

 

2. After taking Test 20- Make notes of all the concepts that you learnt in Test 20 in your Environment and S&T Note Book along with Previous Years Questions that you solved for overlapping topics. Keep revising it.

First Revision- Sectional Tests

TEST and Date

FIRST REVISION- SECTIONAL TESTS

CURRENT AFFAIRS

TEST 21- 4th March

POLITY

20th February to 3rd March 2018

TEST 22- 15th March

MODERN INDIA

4th March to 14th March 2018

TEST 23- 25th March

ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL INDIA

15th March to 24th March 2018

TEST 24- 5th April

ENVIRONMENT AND SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

25th March to 4th April 2018

TEST 25- 15th April

GEOGRAPHY

5th April to 14th April 2018

TEST 26- 25th April

ECONOMY

15th April to 24th April 2018

Note

Economic Survey will be updated after the release

India Year Book will be updated after the release

Second Revision-Full Length Tests

TEST and Date

SECOND REVISION- SECTIONAL TESTS

CURRENT AFFAIRS

TEST 27- 5th May

Polity+ Geography + Environment/S&T

25th April to 4th May 2018

TEST 28- 10th May

Economy+ Modern History+ Ancient/Medieval History

5th May to 9th May 2018

Full Mock Tests

TEST and Date

FULL MOCKS

TEST 29- 15th May

1-      FULL MOCK

TEST 30- 20th May

2-      FULL MOCK

TEST 31- 25th May

3-      FULL MOCK

CSAT Full Mocks

Test and Date

CSAT PAPER II

TEST 1- 10th January 2018

FULL LENGTH

TEST 2- 20th January 2018

FULL LENGTH

  TEST 3- 10th February 2018

FULL LENGTH

  TEST 4- 20th February 2018

FULL LENGTH

TEST 5- 15th March 2018

FULL LENGTH

TEST 6- 25th March 2018

FULL LENGTH

TEST 7- 15th April 2018

FULL LENGTH

TEST 8- 25th April 2018

FULL LENGTH

TEST 9- 20th May 2018

FULL LENGTH

TEST 10- 25th May 2018

FULL LENGTH

 


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