SMART LEADERS IAS
G.S. MAINS TEST SERIES – 2014
Time : 7.00 AM – 10.00 AM
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DISCUSSION : 10.30 AM – 12.30 Noon
Modern Indian 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. Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
Concepts in Geography
Salient features of world's physical geography.
Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes,
Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geograpical features Concepts in
and their location- changes in critical geographical features Geography
(including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna Society
and the effects of such changes.
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 &
History of the world will include events from World War – I Indian Polity
Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, World
features, amendments, significant provisions and basic
History - II
Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, Polity – I
issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure,
devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and
Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
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Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
Polity - II
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Indian Polity - II
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
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.
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.
Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and
Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors,
charities, institutional and other stakeholders
Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and...
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