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Syllabus Reference

1 Economy 2 Statutory, regulatory and various quasi judicial bodies

2 Economy 3 Government Budgeting

Indian Economy and issues relating to planning,


mobilization of resources,growth,development and
3 Economy 3 employment

4 Economy 3 Investment Models

Indian Economy and issues relating to planning,


mobilization of resources,growth,development and
5 Economy 3 employment

6 Economy 3 Inclusive Growth & Issues arising out of it.

Indian Economy and issues relating to planning,


mobilization of resources,growth,development and
7 Economy 3 employment

Indian Economy and issues relating to planning,


mobilization of resources,growth,development and
8 Economy 3 employment
9 Economy 3 Infrastructure: Energy,Ports,Roads,Airports,Railways

Indian Economy and issues relating to planning,


mobilization of resources,growth,development and
10 Economy 3 employment

Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in


11 Economy 3 industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth

Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in


12 Economy 3 industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth

Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in


13 Economy 3 industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth

Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in


14 Economy 3 industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth

Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in


15 Economy 3 industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth
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Regulators RBI 20
Ponzi Schemes 4
SEBI 10
Finance Ministry News 4
Other Exchanges &
regulators 6

Twin Deficit, Govt. Expenses


Govt. Finances etc. 10
General Taxation
Taxation News 6
GST 2
DTC, GAAR 4
BTT 4

Reforms in Indian Economy Banking reforms 6

FSLRC & other committees 12


Planning Commission 8
Finance Commission 4

Investments FDI related news 12


Different Investment Models
PPP etc. 6

Main Economy Indicators USDINR 6


GDP Growth 6
Inflation 6

Inclusive Growth General Financial Inclusion 6


Women's Bank 4

SME MME etc. Industries 4

Development Oriented
Schemes Import-Export 6
Employment Generation 4
Demographic Divident 4
Other Schemes 8

Big development projects Economic Corridors 6


Infra Power 10
Telecom 8
Aviation 4
Roads 8
Water Transport 4
Railways 8
Real Estate Sector 4
Urban Housing
Urban Infrastucture Slums 4
Urban Transport
(Metro,Monorail etc.) 6
General Urban Infra 4
Rural Infrastructure 6

Natural Resources Petroleum 12


Coal 8
Iron & Steel 8
Uranium,Thorium,Gold etc. 4
Mining News for other
resources 4

Manufacturing General Manufacturing 6


Automobiles 4
Electronics & Electrical 4

Other Industries Textile 4


Handicraft 2
IT Industry 4
Unorganized Sector 4
Tourism 4
Misc. Industries 8

Different Financial Services Insurance Sector 4


Pension Sector 4
NBFCs & other services 4

Companies Bill etc. Govt.


Indian Corporate World Policies 6
MnA etc. General News 4

General Indian Economy Indian Economic History 6


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Bilateral, regional & global groupings and
1 Diplomacy Security 2 agreements involving India

Bilateral, regional & global groupings and


2 Diplomacy Security 2 agreements involving India
Important International Institutions,
3 Diplomacy Security 2 agencies & fora

Effect of policies and politics of deeloped


& developing countries on India's
4 Diplomacy Security 2 interest, Indian diaspora

Bilateral, regional & global groupings and


5 Diplomacy Security 2 agreements involving India
Important International Institutions,
16 Diplomacy Security 2 agencies & fora
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Bilateral with Important
Countries India - USA 14
India Pakistan 14
India China 14
India Sri Lanka 12
India Bangladesh 10
India Russia (Includes
Weapon Details) 10
India Japan 6
India Afghanistan
(Includes gen. Afghan
News) 10

India ASEAN (Combined) 6


India Myanmar 4
India Vietnam 4
India Indonesia 2
India Phillippines 2
India Thailand 2

India Remaining ASEAN,


Taiwan (Individual Bilateral) 6

India Nepal (Includes


Tier2 Bilateral Relations Asia Pacific Gen. Nepal News) 6
India Maldives 4
India Mauritius 2
India Australia 2
India South Korea 4
India Bhutan 2

India Central Asia General 2


India Central Asia
Individual Countries 4
Other Asian Countries 6

Europe India UK 6
India France 4
India Germany 4
India Italy 2
India Scandinevia 2
India European Union 4
India Remaining Europe 6

Middle East Countries India Iran 4


India Saudi Arabia 2
India UAE 2
India Kuwait 1
India Qatar 1
India Iraq 2
India Egypt 1
India Turkey 1
India Israel 3
India Syria 1
Remaining Arab Countries 4

Africa India African Union 5


India South Africa 1
India Other African
Countries 4

Latin America India Brazil 1


India LatAm Together 3
India Other LatAm
countries 4

Misc. Countries India Canada 1


India Misc. Countries 5

International Groupings United Nations 4


MDG 2
IORARC 2
BRICS 2
G-20 1

International Criminal Court 1


IBSA Project 2
Arctic Council 1
4 Export Control Groups 3
Other Intl. Groups 6

Indian Diaspora, NRI issues


Indian Diplomacy etc. 4
India's Foreign Policy:
General Analysis 4
India's Nuclear Policy
Energy & Missiles 6
UNSC seat etc. Efforts as
Global Power 4

General World News US Related News 8


China Related News 8
Pakistan Related News 6

ASEAN, Asia Pacific


Asia News News Thailand 2
North Korea 1
ASEAN, APAC News 94 5

Middle East News Egypt Uprising 2


Syria Crisis 4
Iran Sanctions 4
Israel-Palestein 2
Other Middle-East News 4
Central Asia etc. Remaining
Asia News 2

European News Ukraine Unrest 1


Other Europe News 5

Africa News Sudan-South Sudan 1


Other Africa News 5

LatAm General News 4

World General News 6

World Economy WTO Trade related 6


Free Trade Agreements,
BIT etc. 6
IMF World Bank etc. 4
General World Economy
News 4
World Economy History 4
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Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers,
Robotics, Nano-technology, Bio-technology & issues
1 S&T, Environment, Security 3 relating to intellectual property rights

Achievements of Indian in S&T, Indigenization of


2 S&T, Environment, Security 3 technology and developing new technology.

Science & Technology developments & their


3 S&T, Environment, Security 3 applications & effects in everyday life.

Linkages between Development & Spread of


4 S&T, Environment, Security 3 Extremism

Role of State & Non-state actors in creating


5 S&T, Environment, Security 3 challenges to internal security

6 S&T, Environment, Security 3 Security challenges in Border Areas

7 S&T, Environment, Security 3 Various Security forces & agencies & their mandate
Challenges to internal security through communication
networks, role of media & social networking sites in
internal security challenges, basics of cyber security,
8 S&T, Environment, Security 3 Money laundering & prevention

Conservation, environmental pollution & degradation,


9 S&T, Environment, Security 3 EIA

10 S&T, Environment, Security 3 Disaster & disaster Management


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Health Patents 6 1
Clinical Trials 4 7
Stem-Cell research 2 11
New Disease, Vaccine 6 13
Other Health related S&T 6 19
Sanitation, Toilets 4 25
Pharma 6 29
World Health Organization 4 35
Medical Education 4 39
NRHM etc. Govt. Health
Schemes & Policy 8 43
General Health News 6 51
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News from Space ISRO 12 57
NASA, etc. Other Space
News 6 69
Joint Telescope Projects
etc. 4 75
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Bio-Technology (GMO etc.) 8 79
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IT Computer, Robotics Internet, Computer 6 87
Mobile Phones 4 93
Other Electronics S&T
News 6 97
Robotics 2 103
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Nano-technology 4 105
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Different Indian S&T
Institutions 6 109
Indian Scientists 6 115
World Scientists in News,
Nobel etc. 4 121
Developments in S&T not
covered above 14 125
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Naxalism 10 139
North East India Insurgencies 8 149
Other NE India News 6 157
Kashmir News 8 163
AFSPA 4 171

Terrorism 8 175
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Army & Overall Military
(Including Weapons) 8 185
Navy (Including Weapons) 6 193
Air Force (Including Weapons) 6 199
DRDO News 8 205
Other Defence News
(Aquisition etc.) 6 213
CRPF 2 219
RAW & IB 2 221
Other Security Agencies 4 223
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Social Media 6 227


Regular Media 6 233
Cyber Security 6 239
Money Laundering 4 245
Unconventional Security
Challenges 6 249
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Climate Change General News 8 255


C.Change Negotiations 4 263
Green Technology Solar Energy 4 267
Wind Energy 4 271
Other Green Techniques 8 275

Environment Vs. Development Adverse impacts of mining 6 283


EIA & other provisions 6 289
Pollution 8 295
Waste Management 4 303
General Env. Vs. Devp
News 6 307
Man Vs. Animal Tigers 2 313
Elephants 2 315
Great Indian Bustards 2 317
Other Endangered etc.
Animals 8 319
Forest rights act etc.
Govt. Policies on Environment Different laws 6 327
NGT & other Green Bench
Orders 6 333
MoEF News 4 339
Western Ghats 4 343
General Environment News 6 347
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General D.Mgt. News 8 353
Specific Disaster Coverage 12 361
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Structure, organization & functioning of the
executive & Judiciary, Ministries & Departments of
Govt., Pressure groups & formal/informal
1 Social Issues, Governance 2 associations & their role in polity

2 Social Issues, Governance 3 Land Reforms in India

3 Social Issues, Governance 1 Role of Women & women's organization

Welfare Schemes for Vulnerable sections of


Population by the Center & States, Mechanism for
4 Social Issues, Governance 2 protection & betterment of these groups
5 Social Issues, Governance 2 Issues relating to Poverty & Hunger

Issues relating development & management of


social sector/ services relating to Health, Education
6 Social Issues, Governance 2 & Human Resources

Important aspects of governance, transperancy &


7 Social Issues, Governance 2 accountability, e-governance, Citizen charters

8 Social Issues, Governance 2 Salient features of representation of people's act

Appointment to various constitutional posts,


powers, functions & responsibilities of various
9 Social Issues, Governance 2 constitutional bodies

Functions & responsibilities of Union & States,


issues & challenges pertaining to federal structure,
10 Social Issues, Governance 2 devolution of power & finance up to local level
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Judicial Activism & gen. Court


Judiciary orders 16
Various Judicial Tribunals 6
Judicial
Judicial Reforms Appointments 4

Moral issues 4
Death Penalty 4
General Reforms 8
News about Police
Criminal Justice System & reforms 10
IT Act misuse 4
Corruption Lokpal 8
Other Anti-
corruption Bills &
Efforts 10
CBI 6
RTI Act 6

Rural Development
Executive Govt. Various Ministries & Dept. (inc. MGNREGA) 10
DoPT (All India
Services) 6
Other Ministries 14

Misc. Govt. Policies 8


Legislative Business Bills, Laws 16
General Parliament,
Constitution News 8

Pressure Groups Gen. Pressure Groups 2


NGOs, SHGs News 6

Land Reforms, Aquisition 8

Women Related News Crime against women 8


Other Govt. Policies, laws for
women, Gen. News 14

Vulnerable Groups Backward sections of society 8

Differently - abled 6
Senior Citizens 4

Child protection & development 6


Minorities Muslims 4
LGBT 8
Other Minorities 6

Poverty, Hunger Issues (Inc.


BPL criteria etc.) 8

Education IIT, IIM etc. Higher Education 8


School Education 8
Mid Day Meal etc. Govt
Schemes for Education 8

Improving Governance E-Governance Aadhar, DBT 8


General E-
Governance 10
Citizen Charter, Grievance
Redressal 6
General Governance
Improvement Articles 8

Elections Election Commission 14


RP Act 6

Different Govt. Bodies CAG 6


NHRC 4
Other Govt. Bodies 6

Inter State River


Federal Structure Centre State Relations Disputes 6
Telangana 8
Gen. States,
Panchayat,
Corporation News 10
Maharashtra 8
Pune 4
Solapur 4
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Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the
country, different types of irrigation, transport &
Agri, History, Geog, marketing of agri produce, e-technology to ais of
1 Culture, Ethics 3 farmers

Issues related to direct & indirect farm subsidies &


Agri, History, Geog, minimum support price, PDS, Technology missions,
2 Culture, Ethics 3 economics of animal rearing

Food processing & related industries in India scope


Agri, History, Geog, & significance, location, upstream & downstream
3 Culture, Ethics 3 requirements, Supply chain requirements

Agri, History, Geog,


4 Culture, Ethics 1 Salient features of India's society, Diversity of India
Agri, History, Geog, Role of women & women's organization, population &
5 Culture, Ethics 1 associated issues, urbanization & its problems
Agri, History, Geog,
6 Culture, Ethics 1 Effects of globalization on Indian Society

Agri, History, Geog, Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism &


7 Culture, Ethics 1 secularism

Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of art


Agri, History, Geog, forms, literature and architecture from ancient to
8 Culture, Ethics 1 modern times

Agri, History, Geog, Modern Indian History from middles of eighteen


9 Culture, Ethics 1 century until present significant events
The Freedom Struggle its various stages and
Agri, History, Geog, important contributors/ contributions from different
10 Culture, Ethics 1 parts of the country
Agri, History, Geog, History of the world will include events from eighteenth
11 Culture, Ethics 1 century their forms & effects on society

Agri, History, Geog,


12 Culture, Ethics 1 Salient feature of world's physical geography

Distribution of key natural resources across the world,


Agri, History, Geog, factors responsible for location of primary, secondary
13 Culture, Ethics 1 & tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world

Important geophysical phenomena such as


earthquake, tsunami, volcanic activity, cyclone
etc.geographical features and their location, changes
Agri, History, Geog, in critical geographical features & in flora & fauna & its
14 Culture, Ethics 1 effects

Agri, History, Geog,


15 Culture, Ethics 4 Ethics, integrity & aptitude
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Agriculture Different crops & cropping techniques Coarse Crops 10


Cash Crops 10
Other Crops 10
Different Irrigation Systems 8
Agricultural Produce Marketing APMC,
Mandis etc. 6
E-technology for farmers 4

Agriculture Farm Subsidies, MSP 10


PDS 8
Technology Missions 8
Animal rearing 6

Agriculture Food Processing 12

Indian Society, India's


diversity General Indian Society, Diversity 10
Urbanization in India from sociological
prospective 6

Effects of Globalization 6

Regionalism 6
Communalism Riots,
Secularism 8

Culture Indian Monuments, architecture etc. - ASI 16


Unesco Heritage 4
Historical Literature 8
Music 222 10
Painting 10
Dance 10

History Freedom Struggle General 10

Freedom Struggle Specific Contributors 10


India after independence 12
World Wars &
World History other wars 8
Industrialisation 6
Colonization
decolonization 6
Communism,
capitalism etc.
Philosophies 6
Other World
History 8

Geography World Physical Geography 6

Natural Resources- India 8


Natural Resources - World 8
India Location of different industries 8
World Location of different industries 8

Geophysical activities Earthquake 6


Tsunami 6
Cyclone 8
Volcano 4
Changes in ice-caps & flora-fauna etc. 6

Ethics Ethics & Civil Service Articles etc. 10


General Ethics Funde 10
Ethics Case Study Useful Material 10
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