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TEST No.
Date of
[ CODE ] Mock Test

Topics covered
[ Max Marks : 250 , Duration of the Test : 3 Hrs ]
30-35% Questions will be asked from current affairs
section in each mock test paper.

Primary
(Essential) References

Secondary
(Additional) References

Primary (Essential)
News Paper /
Magazines/ website

Secondary
(Additional)
News Paper/
Magazines/
website

G. S. Paper-II: Constitution, Polity


Test 1
[691]

April 19,
2015

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Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, - 11 NCERT: Indian Constitution
evolution, features, amendments, significant at Work
provisions and basic structure.
- Indian Polity by M Laxmikant
Functions and responsibilities of the Union and
- Introduction to the Constitution
the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the
of India : D D Basu
federal structure, devolution of powers and
finances up to local levels and challenges therein. -IGNOU :MPS-003 India:

Democracy and Development

-Constitution of India by
PM Bakshi

- The Hindu
- PIB : www.pib.nic.in

-Indian Public
Administration 3rd Edition - Yojana
by Rajni & Goyal
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Public Administration by comprehensive
Current affairs notes
M Laxmikant (Chapter :
Administrative Systems)

- The Indian
Express
- Economic
Political Weekly
- Frontline
-Kurukshetra

-Value addition
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Separation of powers between various organs http://www.egyankosh.ac.in/handl - Sarkaria Commission


dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
e/123456789/25462 (Selected
Report
Chapter )
Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme
with that of other countries
Political Science by N D Arora
Parliament and State Legislatures - structure, (Chapter 16: Typologies of
functioning, conduct of business, powers & Constitutions: United Kingdom,
privileges and issues arising out of these.
United States of America, France,
Germany, South Africa, Peoples
Structure, organization and functioning of the China)
Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and
Departments of the Government; pressure groups 12th NCERT - Politics in India after
and formal/informal associations and their role in Independence
the Polity.
- 2nd ARC REPORT
Salient features of the Representation of People's
- Punchi Commission Report
Act.

Material (Value
addition material will
cover dynamic G.S.
Mains material and
study material on
those topics which are
not easily available in
basic reference books)

Appointment to various Constitutional posts,


powers, functions and responsibilities of various
Constitutional Bodies.
Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial
bodies
+ Current Affairs

G. S. Paper -II: Governance, Social Justice


Test 2
[615]

April 29,
2015

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.
Development processes and the development
industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups
and associations, donors, charities, institutional
and other stakeholders.

- Governance in India - By
Laxmikant

-Development
Administration Mohit
Bhattacharya

nd

- 2 ARC REPORT (Right to


Information, Promoting eGovernance, Citizen Centric
Administration, Social Capital)
New Horizons of Public
Administration 7thEdition by
Mohit Bhattacharya (Chapters :
Good "Governance",
Governmental Accountability, civil
society and Governance, Right to

- The Hindu
- PIB : www.pib.nic.in

- Yojana
-Indian Public
Administration 3rd Edition
-Vision IAS
by Rajni & Goyal
comprehensive
Twelfth Five Year Plan
Current affairs notes
2012-17 Documents
-Value addition
(Planning Commission)
Material
Annual Reports : ministry
www.socialjustice.nic.
of social justice and
in
empowerment

- The Indian
Express
- Economic
Political Weekly
- Frontline
-Kurukshetra
- The Indian
Express
- Economic
Political Weekly
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Government policies and interventions for Information, Participation and


development in various sectors and issues arising Governance , E-Government)
out of their design and implementation.
-IGNOU :MPS-003 India:
Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the Democracy and Development
population by the Centre and States and the http://www.egyankosh.ac.in/handl
performance of these schemes; mechanisms, e/123456789/25462( Selected
laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the Chapter )
protection and betterment of these vulnerable
-8th NCERT - Law and social justice
sections.

- The Hindu

- Frontline

- PIB : www.pib.nic.in

- Kurukshetra

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comprehensive
Current affairs notes
-Value addition
Material

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Issues relating to development and management -9 NVERT Economics
of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, -11th NCERT: Economics: Indian
Education, Human Resources.
Economic Development

Issues relating to poverty and hunger.

-India Year Book


+ Current Affairs -Economic Survey
-Yojana
-Kurukshetra

G. S. Paper - I: Geography of the World


Test 3
[616]

May 9,
2015

Salient features of world's physical geography.

-11th NCERT :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).

-Certificate Physical and Human


Geography by Goh Cheng Leong

G. S. Paper-III: Bio diversity & Environment

-Around the World (Geography) :


ICSE Board [ Class 6 , 7 & 8 ] or
OLD NCERT Books [ Class 6 , 7 , 8 ]

World Geography by
Majid Husain
- Ecology and
Environment P D
Sharma

- Orient Longman Atlas

Conservation, environmental pollution and


- Our Environment NCERT (VII)
degradation, environmental impact assessment.
- Ecology: Unit X Class 12th
Biology NCERT
-Ecology & Environment ( India
Year Book)

- The Hindu
- PIB : www.pib.nic.in

- The Indian
Express
- Economic
Political Weekly

- Yojana
-Vision IAS
comprehensive
Current affairs notes

- Frontline

-Value addition
Material

-The Hindu
Survey of the
Environment

-Down to Earth

-Kurukshetra

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G. S. Paper - I: Geography of the World


Test 4
[617]

May 19,
2015

Important Geophysical phenomena such as


earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone
etc., geographical features and their locationchanges in critical geographical features
(including water- bodies and ice-caps) and in flora
and fauna and the effects of such changes.

G. S. Paper -III: Disaster Management

-11th NCERT :Physical Geography


-Certificate Physical and Human
Geography by Goh Cheng Leong
-Around the World (Geography) :
ICSE Board [ Class 6 , 7 & 8 ] or
OLD NCERT Books [ Class 6 , 7 , 8 ]

World Geography by
Majid Husain
Report :
http://www.undp.org/con
tent/dam/india/docs/disa
ster_management_in_indi
a.pdf

- Orient Longman Atlas

Disaster and disaster management.

- The Hindu
- PIB : www.pib.nic.in

- The Indian
Express
- Economic
Political Weekly

- Yojana
-Vision IAS
comprehensive
Current affairs notes

- Frontline
- Kurukshetra

-Value addition
Material

-IGNOU : MPA-018 Disaster


Management

www.ndmindia.nic.in

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- 2 ARC REPORT (Crisis


Management

G. S. Paper - I: Indian Heritage and Culture,


History
Test 5
[693]

May 29,
2015

Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art


Indian Culture and Heritage -NIOS :
Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient
www.nios.ac.in
to modern times.
-Indian Freedom Struggle of
Modern Indian history from about the middle of
independence - Bipin Chandra
the eighteenth century until the presentsignificant events, personalities, issues
-A Brief History of Modern India
Spectrum Pub.
The Freedom Struggle - its various stages and
important contributors /contributions from 12th NCERT - Politics in India after
different parts of the country.
Independence
Post-independence
consolidation
reorganization within the country.

and India since independence by Bipin


Chandra

-Facets of Indian Culture

- The Hindu

( Spectrum Pub )

- PIB : www.pib.nic.in

-Indian Culture Chapter of - Yojana


Indian Year Book
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-Modern Indian history comprehensive
B.L Grover
Current affairs notes
India After Gandhi by
Ramchandra Guha

- The Indian
Express
- Economic
Political Weekly
- Frontline

-Value addition
Material

Mastering Modern World


History by Normal Lowe

History of the world will include events from 18th 9th& 10th NCERT - India and the
century such as industrial revolution, world wars, contemporary world
redrawal of national boundaries, colonization,
decolonization, political philosophies like
communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their
forms and effect on the society.
+ Current Affairs
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G. S. Paper-III: Economic Development


Test 6
[695]

June 9,
2015

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Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, -11 NCERT: Economics: Indian
mobilization of resources, growth, development Economic Development
and employment.
-Economic Survey of India
Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
-Indian Economy: R. Dutt and
Sundaram
Government Budgeting.

Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes - Indian Economy Since


in industrial policy and their effects on industrial Independence - Uma Kapila
growth.
- 2nd ARC REPORT (Strengthening
Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Financial Management Systems)
Railways etc.
-India since independence by Bipin
Chandra[ Land Reform ]
Investment models.

Report :Twelfth Five Year - The Hindu


Plan 2012-17 Documents (
- PIB : www.pib.nic.in
Planning Commission)
-The Penguin Dictionary of - Yojana
Economics
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-India Year Book

comprehensive
Current affairs notes

- The Indian
Express
-Economic times
- Economic
Political Weekly
- Frontline

Land reforms in India

- 12th NCERT: Geography

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.

India People and Economy

-Value addition
-Kurukshetra
Material (Value
addition material will
cover dynamic G.S.
Mains material and
study material on
those topics which are
not easily available in
basic reference books)

-11th NCERT: Economics: Indian


Economic Development

-Ministry of
Agriculture website

-Economic Survey of India

-Ministry of Consumer
Affairs, Food and
Public Distribution
website

-Indian Economy: R. Dutt and


Issues related to direct and indirect farm Sundaram
subsidies and minimum support prices; Public
Distribution System- objectives, functioning, - Indian Economy Since
limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and Independence - Uma Kapila
food security; Technology missions; economics of
animal-rearing.

-Ministry of Food
Processing Industries
website

Food processing and related industries in Indiascope and significance, location, upstream and
downstream
requirements,
supply
chain
management.
+ Current Affairs

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G. S. Paper - IV : Ethics, Integrity, and


Aptitude
Test 7
[621]

June 19,
2015

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.
Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service
, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship,
objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy,
tolerance and compassion towards the weakersections.

2nd ARC REPORT (Ethics in


Governance , Refurbishing of
Personnel Administration )

-Ethics and Accountability


in Government and
BusinessBy

- The Hindu

-New Horizons of Public


Administration 7 Edition by Mohit
Bhattacharya( Ch : Administrative
Ethics )

Ramesh K Arora

-Vision IAS
comprehensive
Current affairs notes

- Indian Public Administration 3rd


Edition by Rajni & Goyal( Ch : .
Integrity in civil services )
-IGNOU : MPA-011 ( Ch : Ethical
Concerns in Public Administration)

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.

-Ethics and Integrity in


Public Administration:
Concepts and Cases

- Yojana

-Value addition
Material

- The Indian
Express
- PIB :
www.pib.nic.in
-Economic times
- Economic

by Raymond W. Cox

Political Weekly

-Reference material on
Ethics, Integrity, and
Aptitude

- Frontline

Video : WHAT'S THE


RIGHT THING TO DO?
-Michael Sandel
www.justiceharvard.org/
watch/

+ Current Affairs

G. S. Paper - IV : Ethics, Integrity, and


Aptitude
Test 8
[622]

June 30,
2015

Attitude: content, structure, function; its


-Social Psychology by Baron
influence and relation with thought and
behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social -Emotional Intelligence byDaniel
influence and persuasion.
Goleman
Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities - 2nd ARC REPORT (Right to
and application in administration and governance. Information, Citizen Centric
Administration )

Ethics by William K.
Frankena
Understanding Ethics by
Noel Preston
-Reference material on
Ethics, Integrity, and
Aptitude

- The Hindu
- Yojana
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comprehensive
Current affairs notes
-Vision IAS
comprehensive
Current affairs notes

- The Indian
Express
- PIB :
www.pib.nic.in
-Economic times
- Economic
Political Weekly
- Frontline
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Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers


from India and world.
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.
+ Current Affairs

G. S. Paper - I: Society
Test 9
[623]

July 12,
2015

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Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of NCERT -12 Indian Society
India.
NCERT -12th - Social Change and
Role of women and women's organization, Development In India
population and associated issues, poverty and
IGNOU ESO -12 : Society in India
developmental issues, urbanization, their
problems and their remedies.
IGNOU ESO -16 : Social Problems

Effects of globalization on Indian society

Indian Social System Ram Ahuja

- PIB : www.pib.nic.in

Indian Social Structure &


- Yojana
Change K L Sharma

In India

- The Indian
Express
- Economic
Political Weekly

-Vision IAS
comprehensive
Current affairs notes

Indian Society & Culture


Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism
Nadeem Hasnain
& secularism.
+ Current Affairs

- The Hindu

- Frontline
- Kurukshetra

-Value addition
Material

Social Problems In India - Ram


Ahuja

G. S. Paper -III: Security


Test 10
[694]

July 23,
2015

Linkages between development and spread of NCERT Class 12: Political Science:
Contemporary World Politics (
extremism.
Chapter : Security in the
Role of external state and non-state actors in Contemporary World )
creating challenges to internal security.
2nd ARC REPORT (Public Order ,
Challenges to internal security through Capacity Building for Conflict
communication networks, role of media and Resolution , Combating Terrorism )
social networking sites in internal security
challenges, basics of cyber security; money- Ministry of Home Affairs
laundering and its prevention
www.mha.nic.in

Annual Report 2011-2012


- Ministry of Home Affairs
India year Book
Manorama Year Book

- The Hindu
- PIB : www.pib.nic.in
- Yojana
- World Focus

-Vision IAS
comprehensive
-Vision IAS comprehensive Current affairs notes
Current affairs notes
-Value addition
- Wikipedia

Material

- The Indian
Express
- Economic
Political Weekly
- Frontline
- The Indian
Express
- PIB :
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Security challenges and their management in -Science & Technology : TMH


border areas; linkages of organized crime with Publication or Spectrum
terrorism
Publication

-Value addition Material

www.pib.nic.in

IGNOU

- Frontline

Various Security forces and agencies and their - Science Reporter


mandate
-The Hindu

-MPS-002 International
Relations: Theory and
Problems

International
Journals &
Magazines

India's Foreign PolicyRetrospect and Prospectby Sumit Ganguly

www.sciencema
g.org

G. S. Paper -III: Technology

IGNOU

Science and Technology- developments and their


-EPS-07 International Relations
applications and effects in everyday life
-MPS-001 India and the World

Achievements of Indians in science & technology;


indigenization of technology and developing new NCERT Class 12: Political Science:
technology.
Contemporary World Politics

Manorama Year Book /


Wikipedia

Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, Foreign Policy of India by V N


robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and Khanna
issues relating to intellectual property rights.
Ministry of External Affairs
G. S. Paper - II : International relations
website

www.wisegeek.c
om
- The Indian
Express
- PIB :
www.pib.nic.in
- Frontline

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.
+ Current Affairs

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CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAM, 2015

: 23.08.2015 (SUNDAY)

Test 11

Sept 7,

Complete syllabus of G.S. Paper I ( Full Length Test )

[631]

2015

Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society

Test 12

Sept 17,

Complete syllabus of G.S. Paper II ( Full Length Test )

[632]

2015

Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations

Test 13

Sept. 27,

Complete syllabus of G.S. Paper III ( Full Length Test )

[633]

2015

Technology , Economic Development , Bio diversity -Environment , Security and Disaster Management

Test 14

Oct. 7,

Complete Syllabus of G.S. Paper IV ( Full Length Test )

[634]

2015

Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude

Test 15

Oct. 17,

Complete syllabus of G.S. Paper I ( Full Length Test )

[635]

2015

Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society

Test 16

Oct. 27,

Complete syllabus of G.S. Paper II ( Full Length Test )

[636]

2015

Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations

Test 17

Nov. 6,

Complete syllabus of G.S. Paper III ( Full Length Test )

[637]

2015

Technology , Economic Development , Bio diversity -Environment , Security and Disaster Management

Test 18

Nov. 16,

Complete Syllabus of G.S. Paper IV ( Full Length Test )

[638]

2015

Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude

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words, Context & Content) of the UPSC in the different types of questions and how the questions should be attempted for good score (strategy & approach), Understanding
your current preparedness & required action plans and framing your mind towards actual pattern, toughness and timing of the actual UPSC Examination.
The pattern of UPSC Mains exam is very dynamic and unpredictable. Therefore Mock Test papers should be designed based on latest pattern of UPSC. Our team frames the
questions (F, CA, FCA, U) with different difficulty level (E , M, D, V) in the Mock test papers. So that the aspirants can simulate the UPSC exam in real sense, understand the
demand of the exam and develop effective writing skills.

Difficulty Level (DL):


Easy (E), Medium (M), Difficult (D), Very Difficult (V)
Nature of Question (Nature): Fundamental /Conceptual /Conventional (F), Current Affairs ( CA) , Fundamental + Current Affairs ( FCA) and Unconventional ( U)
UPSC CRITERIA:
Criteria for assessment of candidate performance in the written IAS exam as per UPSC instruction:
The main Examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and
memory. -Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

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Methodology for evaluation of Answer sheet: Our expert will evaluate aspirants answer sheet on following indicators using their experience in the field of
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2. Context Competence
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5. Introduction Competence
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4 Excellent
3 Good
2 Average
1 - Poor
Total Marks in the question has been given on proper consideration of weightage of every evaluation indicators based on nature of the questions and UPSC experience of the expert.
The score of every indicator for any question will highlight candidates competence performance (for understanding of the level of quality of the question and required action plans).
BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF FOLLOWING DESIGNED COMPETENCES :

Alignment Competence:
- Writing the answer according to the actual requirement of the questions
- Focus on Key words & Tail words effectively ( Elucidate Explain, Comment , Examine , Critically examine , Discuss , Analyze , Illustrate , Review , Argue , Justify etc.)`
Context Competence:
- Contextual understanding of the Questions
- formation , choice of words and proper statement
Content Competence :
- Content of the answer in the contextual framework
Language Competence :
- Optional Subject Specific Language not used general words in the optional paper ( but In General Studies language should be simple and clear )
- Appropriate words at proper place , Word limits
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Structure Presentation Competence:


- Proper systematization in the structure of the answer , Proper consideration of priority and focus of given ideas.
- Logical structure of sentence and their connectivity
- proper visibility of idea through facts, data , diagram , figure , illustration according to the requirement of the question
Introduction Conclusion Competence:
- Impressive beginning and Ending of the answer. Give your opinion only when asked for it.
- Incorporate your opinion from different perspective in a balance manner

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