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ALL INDIA GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS TEST SERIES – 2019-2035 TESTS – 12 FUNDAMENTAL TESTS 10 APPLIED TESTS 5 CSAT 8 FULL LENGTH TESTTEST NO.DATETOPICSYLLABUS COVEREDFUNDAMENTAL TEST SCHEDULEAncient India Prehistoric Period Harappan/ Indus ValleyCivilization Vedic Age Mahajanpadas Religious Reforms Buddhism Jainism,Mauryan & Post Mauryan Age Sangam Age Guptas & Post Guptas Age.Medieval India Early Medieval Period, Sultanate Period,Vijayanagar & Other Kingdoms of South India,Religious Movements, Bhakti Movement, SufiMovement, Mughal Period, Maratha HistoryHISTORY1.10th Nov 2019(ANCIENT MEDIEVAL ART andCULTURE)Art & Culture Architecture: Indus Valley Civilization, TheMauryan Architecture, The Sungas, Kushanas,Satavahanas & Guptas, The Temple Architecture,Indo-Islamic Architecture, Modern Architecture Sculpture: Indian Sculpture and Different schools ofArt Indian Paintings: Historical development - WallPaintings, Cave and Mural Paintings, MiniaturePaintings, Mughal Paintings, Rajput Paintings, FolkPaintings, Other Paintings, Modern Indian Paintings& PersonalitiesReligion and Philosophy Religion: Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Islam,Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Judaism Philosophy: Six Schools of Philosophy, Ajivika,Lokayata etc. Indian Music: Classical Music, Hindustani Music,Carnatic Music, Folk Music Tradition Indian Dance: Classical Dance forms in India, FolkDances, Modern Dance in India Puppetry and Theatre: Different forms ofPuppetry in India, Theatres in India: Folk Theatre,

2.17th Nov 2019HISTORY(MODERN INDIA)Modern Theatre, People Associated with Theatres,Indian Cinema and Circus Language & Literature: Indian Language, IndianLiterature Fairs, Festivals and Craft: Religious Festivals,Secular Festivals (States & UT’s), Art & Crafts Science & Technology, Ancient, Science &Technology, Medieval Science & Technology,Famous Personalities in Ancient and Medieval India Promotion and Preservation of Indian Heritage:Indian Word Heritage Sites, Cultural Heritage Sites,Natural Heritage Sites, Important InstitutionsIndia under East India Company’s RuleAdministration Struggle among European powers in India Regulating Acts and Charter Acts: Regulating Act of1773, Pitt's India Act 1773 and Charter acts of1784, 1793, 1813,1833, 1853 Indian Kingdoms in 18th century: Marathas, Punjab,Mysore, Hyderabad etc. British Expansion policy: Doctrine of lapse,Subordinate alliance etc. Economic policies and their impact EducationPolicies Socio - Religious reform movements in the 19thand 20th century India - Arya Samaj, BrahmoSamaj, etc. The Great Revolt of 1857 Changes in Indian Administration after 1858 - GOIACT 1858, Councils Act, 1861, 1892 Growth of political ideas and political organizations(up to 1885) Foundation of the Indian National Congress Moderate Phase (1885 - 1905) Partition of Bengal and the Swadeshi MovementFirst The first phase of Revolutionary and TerroristMovement The Morley-Minto Reforms or the Indian CouncilsAct, 1909 The Lucknow Pact (1916) The Home RuleMovement Montague-Chelmsford Reforms or the GovernmentofIndia Act, 1919 The Khilafat Movement (1920-22) and NonCooperation Movement The Left Movement The second phase of Revolutionary and TerroristMovement Anti-Simon Commission Agitation (1928-29) Nehru Report, 1928 The Lahore Session, 1929 The Civil Disobedience Movement (The first phase) Second Phase of Civil Disobedience Movement The Government of India Act, 1935 Provincial Elections and Formation of popular

Ministries in Provinces, 1937The Struggle in the Princely States: The PrajaMandal Movement - Second The Second WorldWar and the National Movement The August Offer 1940 Individual The IndividualSatyagraha 1940-41 The Cripps Proposal, 1942 The Quit IndiaMovement, I942 Subhas Bose and Indian National Army Rajagopalachari Formula & Desai Liaqat Plan Wavell Plan and Simla Conference 1945 General Elections in India, 1945 Naval Mutiny:1946 The Indian Independence Act, 1947 OtherDimensions Tribal Movements Peasants Movement Dalit Movements Women movements Role of Press and Publications Role of Businessgroups Foreign policies of British India Miscellaneous:Reforms / Acts / Committee, Congress Sessions,Governor –General Viceroys etc.Physics: Standards and units Mechanics and properties ofmatter Heat Sound Optics Electricity andMagnetism Atomic and Nuclear physics ModernPhysic Astronomy and Space ScienceChemistry: Matters and its nature Chemical Reactions andEquations Structure of the Atom Periodicclassification of elements Chemical Bonding Carbon and its compound Acid, Bases and Salts Metals and Nonmetals Thermodynamics Nanotechnology Agricultural Chemistry MedicinalChemistry Food Chemistry Bio Chemistry Polymers and PlasticsBiology: Introduction Cell Biology Life processes Nutrition, Respiration, Muscle movement, skeletalsystem, circulatory system, excretion. Biocommunication Genetics - The science ofheredity Diseases and Defense Mechanisms Origin and Evolution of life Plant Biology - PlantGrowth and Development Applied Science andModern Day Technology / Latest Research Current Affairs 3.24th Nov 2019GENERAL SCIENCE

4.1st Dec 2019INDIAN ECONOMY-I5.8th Dec 2019INDIAN ECONOMY-IINational Income Accounting: Definition Concepts: GDP, GNP, Market Price andFactor Cost, NNP, NDP, transfer payments, Nationalincome at FC, Personal Income, Disposable income,factors affecting national income, net foreign factoincomeMeasurement of national income:value added method, income method, carefulmethod, application of various methods, base year,GDP deflator Debates around GDP and otherindices Money and BankingMoney:Definition, Functions and Significance, Evolution ofMoney, Money supply in India and factors affecting it Banking: Need of banks, Function, CommercialBanks Central Bank: Importance, functions,structure, policy tools, Monetary Policy (CRR, SLR,OMO, Repo and Rev Repo, MSF etc.) BankingReforms Inflation and EmploymentInflation:Definition, Inflationary Gap and Inflationary Process,Inflation Cycles: Demand Pull Inflation, Cost PushInflation, Causes of Inflation, Inflation ControlmeasuresUnemployment:Types of Unemployment: Structural, Seasonal,Frictional, Cyclical, Nature of Unemployment in IndiaGovernment budgeting and Fiscal PolicyBudgeting:Evolution of Budgeting, Institutions and Laws, TheUnion Budget: Components - Revenue Account,Capital Account, Measures of Government Deficitetc., Weaknesses in the Budgetary ProcessFiscal Policy:Public Finance - Role and Importance, PublicExpenditure - Revenue and Capital, Developmentand Non-Development, Public Revenue - Sources ofRevenueTaxes: Classification, Direct and Indirect, Specific andAd Valorem, Social and Economic Objectives ofTaxes, Objectives of Taxation, GST, Public Debt,Deficit Financing. Capital markets Basic Terms andConcepts, Equity and debt Instruments, Primarymarket and Secondary markets etc.External Sector and Currency Exchange Rate Balance of Payments: Definition, Current and CapitalAccounts, Convertibility, Items Included in BoP, BoPand BoT International Trade and Bodies: IMF: Purpose andObjectives, Organization and Functions, Working

and Evaluation, IMF and UnderdevelopedCountries, SDR's, Reforms etc., World Bank,Bilateral and Regional CooperationCapital markets Basic Terms and Concepts, Equity and debtInstruments, Primary market and Secondarymarkets etc.Agriculture: Recent trends in Agriculture Sector, CroppingSystem and Pattern; Agricultural Marketing andReforms; Agricultural Research; SustainableAgriculture; Animal Husbandry PDS Farmdistress and government initiativesIndustrial Sector: Industrial Policies, Licensing MSME LaborReforms Companies Act Make in India, Skill India Challenges in Industrial development Organizedand unorganized sector PPP, Investment models Recent initiatives taken by the govt., Etc.Services: Banking, Insurance, Aviation, Tourism, Issuesand potential of services sector Governmentpolicies etc. Five year plans:Priorities and performance, issues related to planning Economic Policies till 1991 Economic Reformssince 1991: End of license raj, Liberalization,Privatisation and Globalisation, FDI, FII, issues,challenges etc. Infrastructure: IT, Communication, Urbanisation,Transport, Mining, etc. Foreign Trade of India: Trade Policy, Product wisetrade, Region wise trade, Subsidy boxes, WTOrelated issues and India Intellectual Property Rights6.7.15th Dec 2019nd22 Dec 2019Science andTechnologyDynamic questions of Science and Technology relatedwith current affairs.POLITY Political systems: Democratic & Non-Democratic,Parliamentary & Presidential, Unitary & Federal,Direct and Representative, Republic and Monarchyetc. Constitutionalism Historical Underpinnings Evolution & Making of the Constitution Features and Significant Provisions Pre ThePreamble Union The Union and its Territory Citizenship Fundamental Rights Directive Principles Fundamental Duties Amendment of Constitution Basic Structure of the Constitution EmergencyProvisions Constitutional Bodies Election Commission(Constitution andIndian Polity)

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) State Public Service Commission (SPSC) Finance Commission CAG Attorney general ofIndia Advocate general of India Special officer for Linguistic Minorities NationalCommission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) National Commission for Backward Castes (NCBC),etc. Non-Constitutional Bodies NITI Aayog NHRC, Governing Council, SHRC, CIC, SIC, CVC, CBI,Lokpal, Lokayukta, NCPCR etc.8.9.29th Dec 2019th5 Jan 2020CSAT - IPOLITY(Working of theIndian Constitution)Basic Numeracy- HCF & LCM, Number System, Average, Percentage, Ratio &Proportion, Simple Equations.Logical Reasoning- Syllogism Series & Analogies Coding & Decoding Diagram Test Reasoning Ranks & Course of action Cubes & Dice Venn DiagramsDate Interpretation- Table and LineReading ComprehensionCritical Reasoning President Vice President Prime minister Central Council of Ministers and Cabinetcommittees’ Posts like Cabinet Secretary, ChiefSecretary, etc. Parliament: The Council of States, The House ofPeople, Disqualification and Vacation of Seats,Presiding Officers of Parliament, Houses: TheirWorking, Legislative Procedures in Parliament,Budget, Powers and Functions of Parliament: ItsRole, Committees of Parliament, ParliamentaryForums Governor Chief Minister StateCouncil of Ministers State Legislature IndianFederalism Center State Relations PanchayatiRaj Local Urban Government Supreme Court High Courts Subordinate Courts: DistrictCourts, Gram Nyayalayas, ADRs, NALSA etc., Structure, organization and functioning of theExecutive. Ministries and Departments of theGovernment. Elections and political parties Representation of People's Act Election Process Governance Transparency & Accountability RTI,Citizen’s Charter, e-Governance

10.11.12.12th Jan 202019th Jan 202025th Jan 2020Environment andEcologyEnvironment and its components Ecology andFunctions of an ecosystem Terrestrial ecosystem Aquatic ecosystemEnvironmental pollution: Pollutants Air pollution Water Pollution Soil Pollution Noise Pollution Radioactivepollution E-Waste Solid Waste BioremediationEnvironmental Concepts relate to :: Climate Change Acidification Eutrophicatio Ozone DepletionEnergy resources Non-Renewable Renewable: Solar, Wind, Hydel,Geothermal, Biomass, Others EnergyConservationEnvironmental laws and policies Institutional and Organizational mechanisms Environmental Acts and Policies (Domestic andInternational) Environmental conventions Mitigation Strategies India & Climate ChangeEnvironmental Monitoring and Impact AssessmentBiodiversity Basic Concepts Plant and Animal Diversity Marine Organisms Threat to Biodiversity Protected Area Network: National parks, Wildlifesanctuaries, Biosphere reserves, Reserved andprotected forests, Conservation and communityreserves, Village and Panchayat Forests, Privateprotected areas, Conservation areas Biodiversity Conservation efforts Indian Biodiversity and conservation efforts Bioprospecting, Biosafety, BiopiracyPOLITY(Governance)Panchayati Raj Local Urban Government Supreme Court HighCourts Subordinate Courts: District Courts, GramNyayalayas, ADRs, NALSA etc., Structure,organization and functioning of the Executive. Ministries and Departments of the Government. Elections and political parties Representation ofPeople's Act Election Process Governance Transparency & Accountability RTI, Citizen’sCharter, e-GovernanceGEOGRAPHY(Physical)Physical Geography of the world Origin and evolution of Universe, Solar system Geological History of the Earth Geological Timescale Latitude and Longitude including important Parallelsand Meridians Motions of the Earth and theireffects Inclination of the Earth's Axis and its effects Local and Standard Time and the International DateLine, Calendar

Eclipses - Solar, Lunar Geomorphology - Interiorstructure of the earth, Earth’s crust, Classificationof rocks. Landform Development - First order(continental drift theory, sea floor spreading, platetectonics theory), Second order (Mountains,Plateaus, Plains & other landforms) Internal forces& their impact - Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Folding,Faulting, Isostasy) External forces & their impact Weathering, Erosion & landforms thus developed Climatology - Structure, Composition ofatmosphere Weather & Climate Insolation, HeatBudget, Distribution of temperature, TemperatureInversion Pressure and Pressure belts Winds Planetary, Seasonal and Local; Jet streams discussed- Forms & Types, Distribution of rainfall Air Masses, Cyclones and anti-cyclones WorldClimatic regions Oceanography - Features, Oceanwaves, currents, tides & Tsunamis, Temperature &Salinity distribution, marine resources Biogeography: Soils - Classification, distribution,erosion & conservation Continents - Majorphysical features, natural resourcesPhysical Geography of India Location: Latitude, Longitude Northern Mountains,Plains of India, Peninsular Plateau and Islands ofIndia. Himalayan and Peninsular Drainage System Spatial and temporal distribution of temperature,pressure, winds and rainfall Indian Monsoon:mechanism, onset and variability; spatial andtemporal variations Climatic regions of India Classification of Soils Problems of Soil andConservation Forests and their distribution, ForestConservationMap Based Questions from India (Location of state,city, river, lakes, important places including Ramsarsites, Biosphere Reserves, Wildlife Sanctuaries andNational Parks)13.2nd Feb 2020CSAT - IIBasic Numeracy- Profit & Loss, Time & Distance,Permutation & Combination, Arithmetic & OtherProgressionsLogical Reasoning- Statements & Assumptions,Assertion & Reason, Sense of Directions, PuzzlesSeating Arrangements, Blood RelationsData Interpretation- Bar Diagrams & Case StudiesReading ComprehensionCritical Reasoning

14.th9 Feb 2020GEOGRAPHY(Economic andHuman)World Economic and Human Geography: Natural resources and mineral resources anddistribution of key natural resources across theworld Agriculture and agro-climatic regions Industry and location factors Infrastructure World Population, density & distribution, races &tribes, settlements & migration Map Based Questions from World (Location ofstate, city, minerals, industries etc.)Indian Geography Agriculture typology and major Crops grown in India Agro-Climatic Areas Land Reforms and Land UsePattern Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Aquaculture Water resources- Availability and potential: Lakes,rivers, dams, power and irrigation projects,wetlands and inter-linking of rivers MineralResources- classification and distribution Energy Resources- conventional and nonconventional resources Population and growthtrends - density, sex ratio, literacy, tribes and racialgroups in India Rural and Urban Settlements- types and patterns Industries- types and their locational factors Transport and Communication -railways, highways,inland water transport, shipping and sea-ports, airtransport Map Based Questions from India (Location of state,city, minerals, industries etc.)APPLIED SECTIONHISTORY15.th16 Feb 2020(Ancient Medieval Art and Culture)Ancient History Prehistoric period Harappan / Indus ValleyCivilization Vedic Age Mahajanapadas Religious Reforms Mauryan Age & PostMauryan Age Sangam Age Guptas Age & PostGuptas Age (Brief History, Salient Features,Social, Economics, Religious and Culturalconditions of all the above)Art & Culture Architecture: Indus Valley Civilization, TheMauryan Architecture, The Sungas, Kushanas,Satavahanas&Guptas,TheTempleArchitecture, Indo-Islamic Architecture, ModernArchitecture Sculpture: Indian Sculpture and Different schoolsof Art Indian Paintings: Historical development - WallPaintings, Cave and Mural Paintings, MiniaturePaintings, Mughal Paintings, Rajput Paintings,Folk Paintings, Other Paintings, Modern IndianPaintings & Personalities

Religion and Philosophy Religion: Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, y: Six Schools of Philosophy, Ajivika,Lokayata etc. Indian Music: Classical Music, Hindustani Music,Carnatic Music, Folk Music Tradition Indian Dance: Classical Dance forms in India, FolkDances, Modern Dance in India Puppetry and Theatre: Different forms ofPuppetry in India, Theatres in India:Folk Theatre, Modern Theatre, PeopleAssociated with Theatres, Indian Cinema andCircus Language & Literature: Indian Language, IndianLiterature Fairs, Festivals and Craft: Religious Festivals,Secular Festivals (States & UT’s), Art & Crafts Science & Technology, Ancient, Science &Technology, Medieval Science & Technology,Famous Personalities in Ancient and MedievalIndia Promotion and Preservation of Indian Heritage:Indian Word Heritage Sites, Cultural HeritageSites, Natural Heritage Sites, ImportantInstitutionsMedieval India Early Medieval Period: North India and SouthIndia Sultanate Period: The Delhi Sultanate,Vijayanagar & other Kingdoms, ReligiousMovements, Bhakti Movement, Sufi Movement Mughal Period(Brief History, Salient Features, Social, Economics,Religious and Cultural conditions of all theabove)Art & Culture Architecture: Indus Valley Civilization, TheMauryan Architecture, The Sungas, Kushanas,Satavahanas&Guptas,TheTempleArchitecture, Indo-Islamic Architecture, ModernArchitecture Sculpture: Indian Sculpture and Different schoolsof Art Indian Paintings: Historical development - WallPaintings, Cave and Mural Paintings, MiniaturePaintings, Mughal Paintings, Rajput Paintings,Folk Paintings, Other Paintings, Modern IndianPaintings & PersonalitiesReligion and Philosophy Religion: Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Islam,Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Judaism Philosophy: Six Schools of Philosophy, Ajivika,Lokayata etc.

Indian Music: Classical Music, Hindustani Music,Carnatic Music, Folk Music Tradition Indian Dance: Classical Dance forms in India, FolkDances, Modern Dance in India Puppetry and Theatre: Different forms ofPuppetry in India, Theatres in India: FolkTheatre, Modern Theatre, People Associatedwith Theatres, Indian Cinema and Circus Language & Literature: Indian Language, IndianLiterature Fairs, Festivals and Craft: Religious Festivals,Secular Festivals (States & UT’s), Art & Crafts Science & Technology, Ancient, Science &Technology, Medieval Science & Technology,Famous Personalities in Ancient and MedievalIndia Promotion and Preservation of Indian Heritage:Indian Word Heritage Sites, Cultural HeritageSites, Natural Heritage Sites, ImportantInstitutions16.rd23 Feb 2020Modern IndianHistory(1600 – 1905 A.D)India under East India Company’s RuleAdministration Struggle among European powers in India Regulating Acts and Charter Acts: Regulating Actof 1773, Pitt’s India Act 1773 and Charter acts of1784, 1793, 1813,1833, 1853 Indian Kingdoms in 18th century: Marathas,Punjab, Mysore, Hyderabad etc. British Expansion policy: Doctrine of lapse,Subordinate alliance etc. Economic policies and their impact Education Policies Works of British Governor Generals Socio - Religious Reform Movements in the 19thcentury India: Brahmo Samaj, Arya Samaj,Theosophical Society, Ramakrishna Movement,Muslim reform movements, Parsi reformmovements, Sikh Reform Movements etc. The Great Revolt of 1857 Changes in IndianAdministration after 1858- GOI ACT 1858,Councils Act, 1861, 1892 Growth of PoliticalIdeas and Political Organisations (up to 1885) Foundation of the Indian National Congress Moderate Phase (1885 – 1905) Miscellaneous &Other Dimensions Tribal Movements Peasants Movement Working Class Movement Dalit Movements Women movements Role of Press andPublications Role of Business groups Foreign policies of British IndiaMiscellaneous: Reforms / Acts / Committee,Congress Sessions, Governor –General Viceroysetc.

17.1st March 2020Modern IndianHistory(Freedom Struggle Post Independence)GEOGRAPHY18.8th March 2020(Physical Economic& Human)The rise of Extremism or Neo-Nationalism The first phase of Revolutionary Terrorism Partition of Bengal and the Swadeshi Movement The Surat Split The Foundation of All-IndiaMuslim League The Morley-Minto Reforms or the Indian CouncilsAct, 1909 The Delhi Durbar and the Annulmentof Partition of Bengal (1911) The Lucknow Pact (1916) The Home Rule Movement Montague Declaration (1917) Montague-Chelmsford Reforms or theGovernment of India Act, 1919 The Beginningof the Gandhian Era The Khilafat Movement(1920-22) and Non Cooperation Movement The Swarajya Party The Left Movement Thesecond phase of Revolutionary and TerroristMovement Anti-Simon Commission Agitation(1928-29) Nehru Report, 1928 Fourteen Points of Jinnah The Lahore Session,1929 The Civil Disobedience Movement (The firstphase) The Dandi March, March 12, 1930 — March 5,193 Gandhi-Irwin Pact, 1931 Second Round TableConference, 1931 Second Phase of CivilDisobedience Movement Third Round TableConference, 1932 The Government of IndiaAct, 1935 Provincial Elections and Formationof popular Ministries in Provinces, 1937 OtherPolitical Developments, 1934-39 The Struggle in the Princely States: The PrajaMandal Movement – Communalism: Different phases and forms ofcommunalism in British IndiaPhysical Geography of the world Origin and evolution of Universe, Solar system Geological History of the Earth Geological Timescale Latitude and Longitude includingimportant Parallels and Meridians Motions ofthe Earth and their effects Inclination of theEarth’s Axis and its effects Local and StandardTime and the International Date Line, Calendar Eclipses - Solar, Lunar Geomorphology - Interior structure of the earth,Earth’s crust, Classification of rocks Landform Development - First order (continentaldrift theory, sea floor spreading, plate tectonicstheory), Second order (Mountains, Plateaus,Plains & other landforms) Internal forces & their impact - Volcanoes,Earthquakes, Folding, Faulting, Isostasy) Externalforces & their impact - Weathering, Erosion &

landforms thus developedClimatology - Structure, Composition ofatmosphere Weather & Climate Insolation, Heat Budget,Distribution of temperature, TemperatureInversion Pressure and Pressure belts Winds - Planetary, Seasonal and Local; JetStreams Precipitation- Forms & Types, Distribution ofrainfall Air Masses, Cyclones and anti-cyclones WorldClimatic regions Oceanography - Features, Ocean waves,currents, tides & Tsunamis, Temperature &Salinity distribution, marine resources Biogeography: Soils - Classification, distribution,erosion & Conservation Continents - Major physical features, naturalresources Physical Geography of India Location: Latitude, Longitude NorthernMountains, Plains of India, Peninsular Plateau andIslands of India. Himalayan and PeninsularDrainage System Spatial and temporaldistribution of temperature, pressure, winds andrainfall Indian Monsoon: mechanism, onset andvariability; spatial and temporal variations Climatic regions of India Classification of Soils Problems of Soil and Conservation Forests andtheir distribution, Forest ConservationMap Based Questions from India (Location ofstate, city, river, lakes, important places includingRamsar sites, BiosphereWorld Economic and Human Geography: Natural resources and mineral resources anddistribution of key natural resources across theworld Agriculture and agro-climatic regions Industry and location factors Infrastructure World Population, density & distribution, races &tribes, settlements & migration Map Based Questions from World (Location ofstate, city, minerals, industries etc.)Indian Geography Agriculture typology and major Crops grown inIndia Agro-Climatic Regions Land Reforms andLand use pattern Animal Husbandry, Fisheriesand Aquaculture Water Resources- Availability and potential:Lakes, rivers, dams, power and irrigation projects,wetlands and inter-linking of rivers Mineral Resources- classification and distribution Energy Resources- conventional and nonconventional resourcesPopulation and Growth trends - density, sex ratio,

19.14th March 2020Ecology andEnvironment2015th March 2020CSAT – III21.21st March 2020Indian Economyliteracy, tribes and racial groups in India Rural and Urban Settlements- types and patterns Industries- types and their locational factors Transport and Communication- Railways,highways, inland water transport, shipping andsea-ports, air transport Map Based Questions from India (Location ofstate, city, minerals, industries etc.)Environment and its components Ecology andFunctions of an ecosystem Terrestrial ecosystem Aquatic ecosystemEnvironmental pollution Pollutants Airpollution Water Pollution Soil Pollution Noise Pollution Radioactivepollution E-Waste Solid Waste BioremediationEnvironmental Concepts relate to:: ClimateChange Acidification Eutrophication Ozone Depletion EnergyResources Non-Renewable Renewable: Solar, Wind, Hydel,Geothermal, Biomass, Others EnergyConservationBasis Numeracy- Simple Interest & CompoundInterest, Mixtures & Allegations, Time & Work,Clocks & Calendars, Probability, GeometryLogical Reasoning- Statement & Conclusions,Puzzles, Data, Sufficiency, Inequalities, Strong andWeak Arguments, MiscellaneousData Interpretation- Pie Charts, Bar Diagram,Histogram etc.Reading ComprehensionCritical ReasoningNational Income Accounting: Definition Concepts: GDP, GNP, MarketPrice and Factor Cost, NNP, NDP, transferpayments, National income at FC, PersonalIncome, disposable income, factors affectingnational income, net foreign facto income Measurement of national income: valueaddedmethod,incomemethod,expenditure method, Application of variousmethods, Base year, GDP deflator Debatesaround GDP and other indicesMoney and Banking Money: Definition, Functions andsignificance, Evolution of Money, Moneysupply in India and factors affecting it Banking: Need of banks, Function,Commercial BanksCentral Bank: Importance, functions,Structure, Policy tools,Monetary Policy (CRR, SLR, OMO, Repo and Rev

Repo, MSF etc.) Banking ReformsInflation and Employment Inflation: Definition, Inflationary Gap andInflationary Process, Inflation Cycles: Demand PullInflation, Cost Push Inflation, Causes of Inflation,Inflation Control measures Unemployment: Types of Unemployment:Structural, Seasonal, Frictional, Cyclical, Nature ofUnemployment in India Government budgetingand Fiscal Policy Budgeting: Evolution of Budgeting, Institutionsand Laws, The Union Budget: Components Revenue Account, Capital Account, Measures ofGovernment Deficit etc., Weaknesses in theBudgetary Process Fiscal Policy: Public Finance - Role andImportance, Public Expenditure - Revenue andCapital, Development and Non-Development,Public Revenue – Sources of Revenue, Taxes:Classification, Direct and Indirect, Specific and AdValorem, Social and Economic Objectives ofTaxes, Objectives of Taxation, GST, d.) PublicDebt, Deficit FinancingCapital Markets Basic Terms and Concepts,Equity and debt Instruments, Primary market andSecondary markets etc.Agriculture Recent trends in Agriculture Sector, CroppingSystem and Pattern; Agricultural Marketing andReforms; Agricultural Research; SustainableAgriculture; Animal Husbandry PDS Farmdistress and government initiativesIndustrial Sector Industrial Policies, Licensing MSME LabourReforms Companies Act Make in India, SkillIndia Challenges in Industrial development Organised and unorganised sector PPP,Investment models Recent initiatives taken bythe govt., etc.Services Insurance, Aviation, Tourism, Issues andpotential of services sector Government policiesetc. Five year Plans: Priorities and Performance,Issues related to planning Economic Policies till 1991 Economic Reforms since 1991: End of license Raj,Liberalization, Privatisation and Globalisation, FDI,FII, issues, challenges etc. Infrastructure: IT, Communication, Urbanisation,Transport, Mining, etc. Foreign Trade of India: Trade Policy, Productwise trade, Region wise trade, Subsidy boxes,WTO related issues and India Intellectual Property Rights

External Sector and Currency Exchange rate Balance of Payments: Definition, Current andCapital Accounts, Convertibility, Items Included inBoP, BoP and BoT. International Trade and Bodies: IMF: Purposeand Objectives, Organization and d Countries, SDR's, Reforms etc.,World Bank, Bilateral and Regional Cooperation11th NCERT: Economics: Indian EconomicDevelopment 12th NCERT: Econ

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