Online Current Affairs Test series 2019:
IASUPSC Forum offers Online Prelim Test series for 2019 civil services examination. This test series mainly focus on dynamic part of the syllabus in detail and most comprehensive manner. Tests will be conducted separately for dynamic portion and static portion.
Why current affairs and static portion are separate?
Excess material and test series are easily available in the market for static topics. However, Current affairs material is most scattered which student find difficult to collect, segregate and analyze to take the best out of them. None of the coaching institute provides separate current affairs test series and thus currents affairs somehow remain neglected portion in terms of evaluating one’s performance.
How is it relevant?
Even after preparing current affairs from selected best sources, students do not find themselves confident about their preparation. This shows the relevance of current affairs test series. Moreover, covering static portion topic-wise simultaneously with current affairs tests will help you to cover complete syllabus in limited span of time.
Current Affairs Prelim Test series for 2019 course details:
Course Duration: from 08th Sept 2019 to March 2019
Current affairs coverage: From January 2018 to March 2019
Test schedule: 1 or 2 tests will be conducted monthly based on previous month’s current affairs + 3 to 4 tests based on static topics (monthly)
Test Schedule Detailed Test Schedule
Current affairs supplementary notes: Available (One can download notes as PDF from the website)
[A sample has been provided below:]
Current Affairs Synopsis March 2018 – Download
Current affairs will be covered from the given sources:
Test series conduct and quality assurance:
Test series will be conducted online. You will be provided a student’s account on test portal. Test portal is an online platform, to unable students appear for the test online. You may also download the test paper as PDF. Fully solved test paper will be provided to candidates. PDF will include questions with their answers as well as explanation and reference source or related news item related to each question.
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Prelim syllabus coverage:
- Current Events of National and International Importance
- Current affairs on Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public policy, Rights Issues etc.
- Current affairs on Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
- Current happenings on Economic and Social Development, Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives etc.
- News items regarding general Issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change etc.
- General Science topics in news.
- Relevant information and news item on Art and culture.
Course Fee: 5000/-
Total Amount 5000/-
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FEE [including taxes]
GS Prelim cum Mains
- Total 30 Tests
- One year current affairs
- Separate tests for static portion
- Complete course coverage
- Flexible Tests
Course fee Rs. 5000/-
Total amount Rs. 5000/-
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Topics covered under static tests
- Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
- 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.
- 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.
- Salient features of world’s physical geography.
- 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)
- Important 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.
- 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.
- Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
- 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
- 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
- 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 Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
- Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources, issues relating to poverty and hunger.
- 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.
- India and its neighbourhood- 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.
- Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.
- 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.
- Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
- Investment models.
- 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.
- Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
- Disaster and disaster management.
- 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
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