GS MAINS TEST SERIES - 2018
by CSE 2017 RANK HOLDERS
Distinguished Domain Experts.
AIR HOLDERS WOULD HELP IN THE FOLLOWING WAY:
Set question Papers
Evaluation of copies and provide personal feedback
Conduct doubt clearance sessions
Constant support on the designated lines Online/ Offline to guide the aspirants till the Mains Exam 2018 as far as possible.
Tests discussion at a fixed time with a Performance Appraisal Report Card to understand the true level of preparedness for the exam.
Model Answers framed by All India Rank Holders and distinguished Domain experts.
Supplementary Material to ensure that once an aspirant goes through the material, he is able to tackle the maximum questions in the most effective manner.
Delhi and Hyderabad Classroom Centers & Online / Offline
GS Mains Test Series Starts from 17 th June,2018
GENERAL STUDIES MAINS TEST SERIES SCHEDULE
“Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.”
-Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM)
An aptitude to approach the Mains exam as per the expectations of the UPSC is sine qua non to the achievement of success in the Civil Services Exams. Every marks count in the challenge of survival and being a part of the steel frame to serve the country. While every candidate puts best efforts, some get outstanding marks while others fail moderately and miserably too. It is also heard from the aspirants that :
Someone overworked in a particular area of General Studies but got the least marks in that paper only.
I could not replicate the same marks in the GS papers as the previous years.
I wrote a better answer than my friend but he got better marks than me.
I used to get the best marks in the. Test Series but my final marks were not in sync with the evaluation scheme/ trend.
I fail to understand the demand of the exam for scoring high marks /meaning of Answer Writing Skills.
How to use Data/ Charts/ Graphs/ Case Studies/ Diagrams in the Mains Answer.
I know more than 'X' but got less marks than ‘X’.
THE TEMPEST/TURBULENT TIMES IN FINDING AN ANSWER TO THESE QUESTIONS HAS MADE US THINK TO ENVISAGE THE FOLLOWING MAINS ANSWER WRITING GUIDANCE PROGRAMME -:
COURSE-1: TSAWP PROGRAM (Test Series Cum Answer Writing Program)
COURSE-2: MBTS PROGRAM (Module Based Test Series Program)
COURSE-3: DAWP PROGRAM (Daily Answer Writing Practice Program)
UNIQUE FEATURES OF THE COURSE:
TSAWP (TEST SERIES CUM ANSWER WRITING PROGRAM)
We have involved All India Rank Holders in CSE- 2015,2016,2017 in setting the question Papers for our Mains Test Series and Answer Enrichment Programme. They would render the following assistance to the aspirants-:
MBTS PROGRAM (MODULE BASED TEST SERIES PROGRAM)
DAWP PROGRAM (DAILY ANSWER WRITING PRACTICE PROGRAM)
The Civil Services Mains Exams are coming up, the big day is looming, and deadlines will be fast-approaching round the corner – yet you just can't seem to knuckle down and get your head in the books. Sound familiar?
Many of us will be able to relate to the trials and tribulations associated with preparing for the CSE Mains, but there is also a solution. Here are the top ten issues faced by students and how to conquer them:
PROCRASTINATION IS AN APTITUDE OF THE LOSER: Since answer writing is a skill which is cultivated in a gradual process do not procrastinate to take your vulnerabilities head on.
ORGANISATION IS THE KEY TO UNLOCKS THE GATES OF HIGH MARKS: Getting organised is key to finding enough time for all your revision, but balancing studying with the fun stuff in life can be difficult. Building a revision plan helps you manage your time more effectively. It gives you a clear idea of the subjects and topics you'll be revising each day and helps you organise your studies around your life. Our MAINS ANSWER WRITING PROGRAMME has been designed to cater to these challenges.
PLANNING IS PREPARING TO WIN THE BATTLE: So you've got your revision organised around your social life but you're unsure about what you need to know for the exam, so check the syllabus, you can get a copy from the exam board's website and work through it. Tick off everything on the list and you won't miss a thing.
REVISING BUT NOT PRACTISING IS LIKE EATING BUT NOT DIGESTING: Revising is essential, but being unable to put your new-found knowledge into practice is a big blunder. Doing test papers for each topic you're covering is a great way to test how much you have retained and will highlight any gaps in your knowledge. You can find past papers on exam board websites or on sites such as Get Revising.
NOT LEAVING ENOUGH TIME: We want you to start well in advance of your exams. It may sound like a cliché, but there's nothing worse than the panic and stress of last minute cramming. If you start weeks in advance you'll get a good pace and edge and you can go to teachers/ mentors for help on any topics you're stuck with. Start gently and early and keep a good revision pace.
TOO MUCH TO DO SO YOU PUT IT OFF : Break down the subject into ordered sections. This will make it a lot less daunting and you'll know exactly how much you've done. If you break a subject or module down into some ten to 20 sections it won't seem like much of a chore and they won't last long either.
LOSING TRACK OF WHAT YOU'VE COVERED: Timetables and study planners, Test Report Card can work for you. We will keep track of your performance and see what you've covered, how long you've spent on one subject compared to another, and where you need to spend more time.
NO MOTIVATION: Why are you doing all this revision? Stick up a picture on your wall of your dream, whatever it is you want at the end of all this swotting and keep your goal in sight. Our mentors and toppers of CSE will help you to remain motivated.
CAN'T REVISE FOR ESSAY EXAMS: If you're doing a subject that requires you to write an essay in your exam, start your revision by writing a detailed plan of exactly what you want to say. Rewrite it again but, every time you do, reduce the amount of detail. Eventually you will end up with just basic prompts. You can use these to help you write your essay from memory and check it against your original plan.
IMPORTANT POINTS RELATED TO TEST SERIES
• Fee once paid is non-refundable and non-transferable in all circumstances.
• VVR IAS reserves all rights related to admission.
• VVR IAS reserves all rights to make any changes in test series schedule/test writing days and timing etc., if need so arises.
• VVR IAS test centers will be OPEN on ALL DAYS for test writing.
• Interaction with the faculty and toppers will be subject to their availability at fixed time and day as per slots given to the candidates
G.S MAINS TEST SERIES (MICRO DIVISION OF SYLLABUS)
TEST-1: POLITY + GOVERNANCE + SOCIAL JUSTICE +I.R
- 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.
- Parliament and State Legislatures - structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
- 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.
SOCIAL ISSUES & JUSTICE:
- Issues related with Minorities, women and children, Disadvantaged groups, persons with disability and their rights & issues.etc.
- Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
- Role of civil services in a democracy.
- India and South Asia, south East Asia.
- Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India's interests.
- India- China, India-US & Energy diplomacy.
TEST-2: POLITY +I.R
- Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
- 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. Note: All the questions will be linked with current events and happenings in the concerned areas.
- 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.
- Special coverage on issues concerning west/ Middle East, central Asia and India’s interest, position.
- India’s Economic diplomacy.
- Current events related with above topics.
TEST-3: ART & CULTURE+INDIAN SOCIETY AND SOCIAL ISSUES
- Features of Indian art and culture, heritage, art forms, paintings etc. from pre-historic times to 8th Century A.D
- Special features of art forms, paintings, architecture from 9th century A.D to the end of 19th century A.D.
- Special focus on Art & Architecture from Sultanate to Mughals.
- Bhakti and sufi movements: special features, contribution and evaluation.
- Features of Modern Indian art and culture, folk dances, music, awards, ceremonies.
- Features of Modern architecture: From colonial period up to present times.
INDIAN SOCIETY AND SOCIAL ISSUES:
- 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.
WORLD & INDIA: PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY AND SPECIAL CLIMATIC EVENTS ETC.
- 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.
- 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)
TEST-4: MODERN INDIA+POST MODERN INDIA & WORLD HISTORY
- 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.
- Special FOCUS: on Swadeshi movement: causes, contribution and evaluation.
- Non-cooperation movement and phases of Indian freedom struggle up to Civil disobedience movement. Nehru report, Round table conferences and their importance., etc.
- Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
- History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawing of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.
TEST-5: ECONOMY + SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT & SCIENCE TECH.
- Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
- Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
- Government Budgeting.
- 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.
- Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
- Economic Development and Social indicators, social and economic Inclusion.
- 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.
- 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.
TEST-6: ECONOMY + ENVIRONMENT + DISASTER MANAGEMENT + INTERNAL SECURITY
- Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
- Investment models.
- Position of global trade and India’s participation and policy reorientation.
- New/ current issues relating to Economic development and impact on worlds social and economy at global stage, like Bit coins, anti-globalization flavor, use of Artificial intelligence Global reports of World bank, WTO, world economic forum, various indexes etc.
- Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
- Climate change and its negotiations, Climate diplomacy.
- Enegry resources and requirements, sustainable developments and goals etc.
DISASTER MANAGEMENT INTERNAL 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
TEST-7: ETHICS + CASE STUDIES
- Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; 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 values.
- Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
- Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections.
- Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
- Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
- Case Studies on above issues.
TEST-8 : ETHICS + CASE STUDIES
- Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
- Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and 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; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen's Charters.
- Case studies on above issues. Weightage of case study will be more in this Test.
TEST-9 : G.S PAPER-I. FULL LENGTH.
TEST-10 : G.S PAPER-II, FULL LENGTH
TEST-11 : G.S PAPER-III, FULL LEGTH
TEST-12 : G.SPAPER-IV, FULL LEGTH.
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- Most Scientifically designed pattern & syllabus in two levels, cover topics from basic to advance for UPSC/IAS Examination.
- Every Top most candidate's (UPSC/IAS General Studies Test-Series) test copy will be uploaded online for checking various stands.
- Detailed analysis and answer checking with proper comments by experienced faculties of VVR.
- Separate discussion for every test(General Studies).
- To the point marking and augmented assesment.
- Online UPSC/IAS General Studies Test Series is also Available for Out Station Students