SYLLABI FOR THE EXAMINATION PART-B MAIN EXAMINATION

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-I

Essay: Candidates will be required to write an essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.

English Comprehension & English Precis will be to test the English language Comprehension and English précis writing skills (at 10th standard level). PAPER-II

General Studies- I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society.

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. History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society. Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

amendments. cyclone etc. factors responsible for the location of primary. features. Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries Parliament and State Legislatures . evolution. PAPER-III General Studies. devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government. Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent). Volcanic activity. Polity. Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States. and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India) Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes. regionalism & secularism.structure. population and associated issues. significant provisions and basic structure. geographical features and their location. communalism. functioning.historical underpinnings. Structure. issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure.Role of women and women’s organization..II: Governance. Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. Constitution. Salient features of world’s physical geography.changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. pressure groups and . poverty and developmental issues. Social Justice and International relations. powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. urbanization. Indian Constitution. Effects of globalization on Indian society Social empowerment. their problems and their remedies. secondary. conduct of business. Tsunami.

various groups and associations.applications. transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. SHGs. institutional and other stakeholders Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes. citizens charters. Appointment to various Constitutional posts. egovernance.formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. successes. Statutory. institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. agencies and fora. India and its neighborhood. and potential. Human Resources. Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health. models. charities. PAPER-IV . powers. laws. Education. donors.their structure. 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. limitations. Indian diaspora. Role of civil services in a democracy. Development processes and the development industry. Important International institutions. transparency and accountability.relations.the role of NGOs. Issues relating to poverty and hunger. regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Important aspects of governance. mandate. mechanisms. Bilateral. functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

mobilization of resources. Computers. nano-technology. Airports. Railways etc. robotics. issues of buffer stocks and food security. Ports. Security and Disaster Management.General Studies-III: Technology. environmental impact assessment . changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. growth. Science and Technology. Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country.developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology. revamping. upstream and downstream requirements. functioning.objectives. e-technology in the aid of farmers Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices. location. supply chain management. indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Awareness in the fields of IT. transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints. different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage. development and employment. Effects of liberalization on the economy. Conservation. Roads. Bio diversity. environmental pollution and degradation. limitations. Space. Environment. Land reforms in India. Food processing and related industries in India. Public Distribution System. Government Budgeting. Infrastructure: Energy. bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. Investment models. economics of animal-rearing. Technology missions. Economic Development.scope and significance. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning.

linkages of organized crime with terrorism Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate PAPER-V General Studies. structure. determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions.Disaster and disaster management. ethics in private and public relationships. objectivity. reformers and administrators. Linkages between development and spread of extremism. Ethics and Human Interface: Essence.IV: Ethics. Attitude: content. society and educational institutions in inculcating values. role of family. impartiality and non-partisanship. social influence and persuasion. . probity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society. role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges. Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service . money-laundering and its prevention Security challenges and their management in border areas. Challenges to internal security through communication networks. The following broad areas will be covered. empathy. dedication to public service. dimensions of ethics. Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. basics of cyber security. and Aptitude This paper will include questions to test the candidates’ attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity. moral and political attitudes. its influence and relation with thought and behaviour. Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects. function. integrity. Integrity. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders.

Right to Information. However. laws. challenges of corruption. Utilization of public funds. ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions. Probity in Governance: Concept of public service. Information sharing and transparency in government. Case Studies on above issues. PAPER-VI & PAPER VII Optional Subject Papers I & II Candidates may choose any optional subject from amongst the list of subjects given in para 2 (Group 1). Codes of Conduct. then the candidate can also opt for that particular literature subject as an optional subject. . Codes of Ethics. rules. strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance. Citizen’s Charters. Emotional intelligence-concepts. Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems. Work culture. Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. Quality of service delivery. regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance. accountability and ethical governance. if a candidate has graduated in any of the literatures of languages indicated in Group-2 . with the literature as the main subject. and their utilities and application in administration and governance. corporate governance. ethical issues in international relations and funding. Philosophical basis of governance and probity.tolerance and compassion towards the weakersections.

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