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Batch C (July 1 - October 15, 2017)
MGP+ 2017: (8 Sectional Tests + 8 Full Length Tests + 5 Essay Tests + 1
Optional Test Paper*: 22 Tests + Telephonic & Email Mentor Support)
MGP 2017: (8 Sectional Tests + 8 Full Length Tests + 1 Optional Test
Paper*: 17 Tests + Telephonic & Email Mentor Support)
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Test
Code
&
Syllabus / Topics Listing
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Test
Release
Date
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Guidance
Session
( June 24 at
11AM )
Answer Writing for General Studies & Essay +
Preparation Plan between Prelims & Mains
1
MGPE1*
July 1, 2017
ESSAY
(
Classroom +
Video
Discussions)
2
GS 1C
July 2, 2017
Sunday
(GS IV)
1.
Ethics and Human Interface: Essence,
(
Classroom +
Video
Discussions)
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.
BBC Guide to Ethics Chronicle
Lexicon
Selective Study from G.
Subbarao
Internet
2 nd ARC Reports 1) Ethics in
Governance (4rth Report ) (2)
Refurbishing of Personnel
Administration & Scaling New
Heights
2.
Attitude: content, structure, function; its
influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral
and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
Previous Years Papers on Case
Studies Must be Analyzed and
Prepared Accordingly
3.
Aptitude and foundational values for Civil
Service , integrity, impartiality and nonpartisanship,
objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy,
tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections.
Candidates are expected to make
own notes of Keywords mentioned
in the syllabus by referring to the
Internet / Any Sources of their
choice.
4.
Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their
utilities and application in administration and governance.
5.
Case Studies on the Above Issues
3 GS 2C July 9, 2017 Sunday (GS IV) 1. Contributions of moral thinkers and
3 GS 2C July 9, 2017 Sunday (GS IV) 1. Contributions of moral thinkers and
3 GS 2C
July 9, 2017
Sunday
(GS IV)
1. Contributions of moral thinkers and
philosophers from India and world.
2. Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public
( Classroom +
Video
Discussions)
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.
2 nd ARC Reports
(1) Ethics in Governance,
(2) Citizen Centric
Administration
(3) Refurbishing Personnel
Administration
(4) RTI: Master Key to Good
Governance
Previous Years Papers on Case
Studies Must be Analyzed and
Prepared Accordingly
3. 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, Work culture, Quality of service
delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of
corruption.
4. Case Studies on above issues
4 GS 3C July 16, 2017 Sunday (GS I) 11th NCERT: Physical Geography 1. Salient
4 GS 3C July 16, 2017 Sunday (GS I) 11th NCERT: Physical Geography 1. Salient
4
GS 3C
July 16, 2017
Sunday
(GS I)
11th NCERT: Physical
Geography
1.
Salient features of world’s physical geography
2.
Important Geophysical phenomena such as
Certificate Physical and Human
Geography by Goh Cheng Leong
earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.,
(
Classroom +
Video
Around the World (Geography):
Discussions)
3.
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.
ICSE Board [Class 6, 7 and 8] or
OLD NCERT Books [Class 6, 7, 8]
Orient Longman Atlas
4.
Distribution of key natural resources across the
world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent);
Bipin Chandra – Old NCERT “A
Brief History of Modern India” –
Spectrum Pub.
5.
Modern Indian history from about the middle of
the eighteenth century until the present- significant events,
personalities, issues
Previous Years Papers
6.
Arrival of Europeans, End of Moghul Rule, The
Dawn of British Raj, Revolt of 1857
Text Book on Fine Arts Class XI
NCERT.
7.
The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and
CCRT Website or compilation
important contributors /contributions from different parts
of the country.
Indian Culture and Heritage
NIOS: www.nios.ac.in
8.Indian culture: The salient aspects of Art Forms,
Paintings – Evolution from Cave Paintings to Medieval
Times
Self-Made Notes on the Topic
9.
Dance Forms, Puppetry
10.
Music & Musical Instruments
11.
Literature
12.
Architecture from ancient to modern times –
Structural Temples, Northern & Southern Style,
Mughal Architecture, Post British Architecture
5
MGPE2*
July 22, 2017
ESSAY TEST - 2
(
Classroom +
Video
Discussions)
6
GS 4C
July 23, 2017 Sunday (GS I) ( Classroom + Video Discussions) 1. History of the

July 23, 2017 Sunday (GS I)

( Classroom + Video Discussions)

1. History of the world will include events from

18th century

Mastering Modern World History by Normal Lowe Old World History NCERT by Arjun Dev NCERT -12th– Indian Society NCERT -12th- Social Change and Development in India IGNOU –ESO -12 Society in India IGNOU –ESO -16: Social Problems In India

Social Problems in India -Ram Ahuja can also be referred Newspaper 12th NCERT – Politics in India after Independence India since independence by Bipin Chandra India After Gandhi by Ramchandra Guha Pradhanmantri TV Series by ABP News Relevant Articles Published on ForumIAS.com

Renaissance & Industrial revolution American Revolution & French revolution, Unification of European Nations,
Renaissance & Industrial revolution
American Revolution & French revolution,
Unification of European Nations, Redrawal of
Rise of Nationalism & First World War
Second World War – Causes, & Aftermath,
Political philosophies like communism (First &
Post-Independence History including Reign of
Reorganization of States, Linguistics Issues,
Uniform Civil Code, Non-Alignment, Socialistic
Land reforms in India
Salient features of Indian

2.

3.

4.

National Boundaries,

5.

6.

Colonialization & Decolonization

7.

Second International), capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society

8.

Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shahstri, Morarji Desai, Indira Gandhi, Emergency Years, up to Economic Reforms of

1991

9.

Official Languages Act, Integration of Tribal, Hindu Code Bill

10.

Pattern of State

Integration of Tribal, Hindu Code Bill 10. Pattern of State 11. 12. 13. 14. Society, Diversity

11.

12.

13.

14.

Society, Diversity of India, Role of women and women’s organization

Communalism, regionalism & secularism

Effects of globalization on Indian society

7 GS 5C July 30, 2017 Sunday 11th NCERT: Indian Constitution at Work 1. Indian
7 GS 5C July 30, 2017 Sunday 11th NCERT: Indian Constitution at Work 1. Indian
7
GS 5C
July 30, 2017
Sunday
11th NCERT: Indian Constitution at
Work
1.
Indian Constitution– historical underpinnings,
(
GS II )
Indian Polity by M Laxmikant
evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions
and basic structure.
(
Classroom +
Video
12th NCERT – Politics in India after
Independence
2.
Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme
Discussions)
with that of other countries
2nd ARC REPORTS ( 1,2,9, 11, 12,
13)
3.
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.
Punchi Commission Report
4.
Separation of powers between various organs;
Newspaper / Mains Marathon
Issues / ForumIAS Editorials
Dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions
5.
Parliament and State Legislatures – structure,
functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and
issues arising out of these
6.
Structure, organization and functioning of the
Executive and the Judiciary, Ministries and Departments of
the Government;
7.
Pressure groups and formal/informal
associations and their role in the Polity.
8.Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act,
Issues Related to elections & Electoral Reforms
9. Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers,
functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional
Bodies; Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial
bodies
8
GS 6C
August 6, 2017 Sunday 1. India and its neighborhood- relations; Bilateral, regional and global groupings
August 6, 2017 Sunday 1. India and its neighborhood- relations; Bilateral, regional and global groupings
August 6, 2017
Sunday
1. India and its neighborhood- relations; Bilateral,
regional and global groupings and agreements involving
RSTV – Big Picture
AIR – 9 PM News
India and/or affecting India’s interests
(
GS II )
Rajiv Sikri IR Book
2.
Issues relating to intellectual property rights &
(
Classroom +
Video
Effect of policies and politics of developed and
developing countries on India’s interests,
Discussions)
NCERT Class 12: Political
Science: Contemporary World
Politics
3.
Indian Diaspora.
4.Important International institutions, agencies and fora-
their structure, mandate
Ministry of External Affairs
website & IDSA
5.
Government policies and interventions for
development in various sectors and issues arising out of
their design and implementation.
India Year Book for Welfare
Schemes
6.
Development processes and the development
industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and
associations, donors, charities, institutional and other
For Current Related Parts, primary
dependence should be on Hindu &
Indian Express Editorials and
ForumIAS Editorial Compilations.
stakeholders.
7.
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

protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector or Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

8. Issues relating to poverty and hunger.

9. Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes,
9. Important aspects of governance,
transparency and accountability, e-governance-
applications, models, successes, limitations, and
potential; citizen’s charters, transparency &
accountability and institutional and other measures.
10. Role of civil services in a democracy.
ESSAY TEST
1. Indian Economy and issues relating to
planning, mobilization of resources, growth,
development and employment.
2. Government Budgeting
Economic Survey of India
3. Issues related to direct and indirect farm
subsidies and minimum support prices;
4. Public Distribution System– objectives,
functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer
stocks and food security
5. Effects of liberalization on the economy,
changes in industrial policy and their effects on
industrial growth.
Articles Published on
ForumIAS.com

Newspaper / PIB / 9 PM Brief

6. Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads,

Airports, Railways etc; Investment models.

7. Conservation, environmental pollution and

degradation, Environmental impact assessment

8. 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, biotechnology.

9 MGPE3*

August 12, 2017

( Classroom +

Video

Discussions)

11th NCERT: Economics: Indian Economic Development

10 GS 7C

August 13,

2017

Sunday (GS III )

( Classroom +

Video

Discussions)

Indian Economy Since Independence – Uma Kapila – Selective

2nd ARC REPORT (Strengthening Financial Management Systems)

2nd ARC REPORT (Strengthening Financial Management Systems) Newspaper – The Hindu Shankar IAS Compilation Science

Newspaper – The Hindu

Shankar IAS Compilation

Science Reporter

The Hindu

11 GS 8C August 20, 2017 Newspaper / 9 PM Brief ( GS III )
11 GS 8C August 20, 2017 Newspaper / 9 PM Brief ( GS III )
11
GS 8C
August 20,
2017
Newspaper / 9 PM Brief
(
GS III )
1.
Linkages between development and spread
of extremism.
(
Classroom +
NCERT Class 12: Political
Science: Contemporary World
2.
Role of external state and non-state actors in
Video
Discussions)
creating challenges to internal security; Challenges to
internal security through communication networks, role
of media and social networking sites in internal
security challenges.
Politics (Chapter: Security in the
Contemporary World)
3. Basics of cyber security
2nd ARC REPORT (Public Order,
Capacity Building for Conflict
4. Money-laundering and its prevention
Resolution, Combating
Terrorism)
5. Security challenges and their management in
border areas; linkages of organized crime with
terrorism, Various Security forces and agencies and
their mandate
Relevant articles on ForumIAS
6.
Major crops cropping patterns in various
India since independence by
Bipin Chandra [Land Reform]
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;
12th NCERT: Geography India
People and Economy
11th NCERT: Economics: Indian
Economic Development
7.
Food processing and related industries in
India- scope and significance, location, upstream and
downstream requirements, supply chain management;
Technology missions
Economic Survey of India
8.
Factors responsible for the location of
Indian Economy Since
Independence – Uma Kapila
primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in
various parts of the world (including India)
IGNOU : MPA-018 Disaster
Management
9.
Disaster and disaster management.
2nd ARC REPORT (Crisis
Management)
12
GS 9C
General Studies Paper 1 – Full Syllabus Test
September 3,
2017
(
GS I )
( Video
Discussions)
13
MGPE4*
ESSAY
September 9,
2017
(
Classroom +
Video Discussion
)
14 GS 10C General Studies Paper 2 – Full Syllabus Test September 10, 2017 (
14 GS 10C General Studies Paper 2 – Full Syllabus Test September 10, 2017 (
14 GS 10C
General Studies Paper 2 – Full Syllabus Test
September 10,
2017
(
GS II )
(
Video
Discussions)
15 GS 11C
General Studies Paper 3 – Full Syllabus Test
Sept 17, 2017
(
GS III)
(
Video
Discussions)
16 GS 12C
Sept 24, 2017
General Studies Paper 4 – Full Syllabus Test
( LAST DATE FOR COPY SUBMISSION OF
(
GS IV )
(
Video
TESTS 1C – 12C and All Essay Papers released is
Sept 30 )
Discussions)
17 MGPE5*
ESSAY TEST
Oct 12, 2017
(
Video
Discussions)
18 GS 13C
General Studies Paper 1 – Full Syllabus Test
Oct 13, 2017
(GS I )
(
Classroom +
Video
Discussions )
19 GS 14C
Oct 13, 2017
(GS II )
General Studies Paper 2 – Full Syllabus Test
(
Classroom +
Video
Discussions )
20
GS 15C
Oct 14, 2017
(GS III )
General Studies Paper 3 – Full Syllabus Test
(
Classroom +
Video
Discussions )
21
GS 16C
Oct 14, 2017
General Studies Paper 4 – Full Syllabus Test
(
GS IV)
(
Classroom +
Video
Discussions )
22 Optional ( No Discussions) (History, Public Administration, Anthropology, Geography, Philosophy Optionals ONLY |
22 Optional ( No Discussions) (History, Public Administration, Anthropology, Geography, Philosophy Optionals ONLY |
22
Optional
( No
Discussions)
(History, Public Administration, Anthropology,
Geography, Philosophy Optionals ONLY | Papers
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real exam condition 15 days before the exam.)
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