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INSIGHTSIAS

MAINS TEST SERIES 2019 (30 TESTS/OCTOBER,2018 TO SEPTEMBER,2019)

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Date Day Test Subject Duration Topic SubTopics References
[Test Code] Questions
Test - 1
27 October 2018 Saturday Essay 1 8 TOPICS 3 hours Economy/Environment
[BT1901]
Tips:
1. Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms,
1. NCERT Class XI Introduction to Art and Culture - Questions on these topics will be asked
Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times
2. NCERT Class XII Indian Society
taking cue from current affairs. Read these
2. Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India
1) Indian Heritage 3. Class XII Themes in Indian History
sources selectively based on
Test - 2 3. Role of women and women’s organization, population and
30 October 2018 Tuesday General Studies 1 20 3 Hours and Culture 4. CCRT Website
topics/personalities/events that were in
[BT1902] associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization,
2) Society 5. Insights Secure (10/Oct/2018 to 24/Oct/2018)
news for past 3-4 years.
their problems and their remedies
6. Insights Current Affairs related to the subject & - For topics related to Indian Society refer
4. Effects of globalization on Indian society
Mindmaps to Ministry Websites such as tribal ministry
5. Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism
for latest issues
1. Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features,
amendments, significant provisions and basic structure
2. 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
3. Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal Tips:
mechanisms and institutions 1. For Paper-2 topics, once you gain
1. Indian Polity Laxmikanth
4. Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of conceptual clarity from standard
2. D D Basu Introduction to Indian Constitution - Related
other countries textbooks, you must extensively refer to
Chapters
5. Parliament and State Legislatures - structure, functioning, The Hindu and The Indian Express to study
3. NCERT Class XI Indian Constitution at Work
Test - 3 Constitutuion & conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of relevant artciles that were in news for past
8 November 2018 Thursday General Studies 2 20 3 Hours 4. Class IX Democratic Politics
[BT1903] Polity these 3-4 years. Insights Secure can be selectively
5. PRS India
6. Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the studied
6. Insights Secure(25/11/2018 to 3/11/2018)
Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure 2. For Paper-2 facts are as important as
7. Insights Current Affairs & Mindmaps
groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity they are for GS-1 and GS-3 papers. Do note
8. PIB
7. Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act down and remember all relevant
8. Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions facts/examples
and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies
9. Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies
10. Government policies and interventions for development in
various sectors and issues arising out of their design and
implementation
1. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of
resources, growth, development and employment
2. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it
3. Government Budgeting
4. Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country,
different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport 1. Economic Survey (Both 2017 & 2018)/India Year Book
Tips:
and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related 2. NITI Aayog reports
1. For Paper - 3 facts, data and examples
constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers 3. Recent budgets/ Concepts from Laxmikanth
are extremely important. Collect them
5. Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum 4. Down to Earth/Related Schemes/ Reports from Agri and
from all authentic sources and use in your
Test - 4 Economic support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, Water Resources Ministries
17 November 2018 Saturday General Studies 3 20 3 hours answers (Economic Survey/India-
[BT1904] Development limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; 5. EPW
2018/PIB/NITI Ayog etc)
Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing 6. Ministry of Food Processing Industries
2. Insights Secure covers most of these
6. Food processing and related industries in India- scope and 7. India Since Independence - Bipan Chandra
topics extensively. Make notes out of
significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, 8. NCERTs (Class XI - India Economic Development)
synopsis to cover fast important topics.
supply chain management 9. Insights Secure (04/11/2018 to 13/11/2018)
7. Land reforms in India
8. Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial
policy and their effects on industrial growth
9. Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
10. Investment models

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Date Day Test Subject Duration Topic SubTopics References
[Test Code] Questions
1. Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and
consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics;
ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons
You may follow our article: Tips:
from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and
1. Ethics & human http://www.insightsonindia. com/2013/09/30/how-to- 1. Insights Secure covers many case studies
Test - 5 administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions
26 November 2018 Monday General Studies 4 FULL LENGTH 3 Hours Interface
prepare-upsc-civil- services-mains-paper-v-gs-4-ethics- and ethics paper related questions that are
[BT1905] in inculcating values
2. Attitude aptitude- integrity/ based on current affairs issues. Do read
2. Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation
Or any source you have been following. them
with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social
influence and persuasion

Test - 6
1 December 2018 Saturday Essay 2 8 TOPICS 3 Hours Society/Polity
[BT1906]
1. Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth 1. NCERT - Class XII Themes in Indian History
century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
2. NCERT - Class XII Politics in India Since Independence
2. The Freedom Struggle - its various stages and important 3. Bipan Chandra's India Since Independence
1.Read these sources selectively based on
contributors /contributions from different parts of the country
4. Shekar Bhandopdhya's Plassey to Partition
topics/ personalities/ events that were in
Test - 7 1. World History
3. Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the 5. NCERT Class XI Themes in World History/ Norman Lowe - news for past 3-4 years.
5 December 2018 Wednesday General Studies 1 20 3 Hours
[BT1907] 2. Indian History country
World History/ NCERT Old Class IX & X History
2.For World History, once go through
4. History of the world will include events from 18th century such as 6. NCERT - India & Contemporary World I & II
History Optional World History questions
industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, 7. Tamil Nadu History TextBooks Class XI and Class XII
to get fair idea about important topics.
colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, 8. Insights Secure (14/11/2018 to 30/11/2018)
capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society 9. Insights Current Affairs & Mindmaps
1. Development processes and the development industry- the role
of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors,
charities,institutional and other stakeholders
2. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the
Centre and States and the performance of these schemes;
1. EPW (Selectively)
mechanisms, Tips:
2. PIB/India Year Book.
laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and Most of these topics are covered
3. Yojana/Down to Earth
Test - 8 1. Gorvernance
betterment of these vulnerable sections extensively under Secure. Read
15 December 2018 Saturday General Studies 2 20 3 Hours 4. Laxmikant - Governance in India
[BT1908] 2. Social Justice 3. Issues relating to development and management of Social article links from The Hindu/ Livemint and
5. Second ARC
Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources The Indian Express
6. Insights Secure (1/12/2018 to 13/12/2018)
4. Issues relating to poverty and hunger extensively (Editorials).
7. Insights Current Affairs & Mindmaps
5. Important aspects of governance, transparency and
accountability, egovernance-applications, models, successes,
limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency &
accountability and institutional and other measures
6. Role of civil services in a democracy
1. BioDiversity
1. Down to Earth,Yojana,India Environmental Portal, 1.http://www.niscair.res.in/sciencecommu
1. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation,
2. Environment
Science reporter.
nication/popularization%20of%20science/s
Test - 9
27 December 2018 Thursday General Studies 3 20 3 hours 3. Disaster and environmental impact assessment
2. Insights Secure (14/12/2018 to 25/12/2018)
cirep0.asp)
[BT1909]
Disaster 2. Disaster and disaster management 3. Second ARC report.
2.http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.i
Management 4. Insights Current Affairs & Mindmaps n/
1. Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service ,
integrity,impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to
public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the
1. Aptitude
1. You may follow our article: Tips:
weaker sections
2. Public/Civil http://www.insightsonindia.com/2013/09/30/how-to- 1. Insights Secure covers many case studies
Test - 10 2. Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration:
8 January 2019 Tuesday General Studies 4 FULL LENGTH 3 Hours service values and prepareupsc-civil- services-mains-paper-v-gs-4-ethics- and ethics paper related questions that are
[BT1910] Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government
Ethics in Public aptitude- integrity/ based on current affairs issues.
and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as
administration Or any source you have been following.
Do read them.
sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance;
strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical
issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance

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Date Day Test Subject Duration Topic SubTopics References
[Test Code] Questions
Test - 11
12 January 2019 Saturday Essay 3 8 TOPICS 3 Hours National Issues/Geopolitics/Education
[BT1911]
1. Salient features of world’s physical geography
1. NCERT Class XI Fundamentals of Physical Geography &
2. Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including
India Physical Geography
South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); factors responsible for the Tips:
2. NCERT Class XII Fundamentals of Human Geography &
location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in 1. Extensively refer to related current
India - People and Economy
Test - 12 1.World Geography
various parts of the world (including India) affairs from sources such as Down to
17 January 2019 Thursday General Studies 1 20 3 Hours 3. Down to Earth Website/National Geographic Website
[BT1912] 2.Indian Geography 3. Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Earth/NASA/National Geographic and link
4. Goh Cheng Leong - Certificate Physical and Human
Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and them to related static topics in the
Geography
their location- changes in critical geographical features (including recommended sources.
5. Insights Secure (26/12/2018 to 16/01/2019)
waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of
6. Insights Current Affairs & Mindmaps
such changes
Tips:
1. India and its neighborhood- relations
1. Most of these topics are covered
2. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving 1. MEA Website
extensively under Secure. Read article links
India and/or affecting India’s interests 2. Insights Secure (17/01/2019 to 26/01/2019)
Test - 13 International from The Hindu/Livemint and The Indian
28 January 2019 Monday General Studies 2 20 3 Hours 3. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing 3. IDSA
BT[1913] Relations Express extensively (Editorials)
countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora 4. Project Syndicate
2. Use IDSA and Brookings India websites
4. Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their 5. Insights Current Affairs & Mindmaps
to make a list of latest developments vis a
structure, mandate
vis Bilaterals/Diaspora etc
1. Science and Technology - developments and their applications
and effects in everyday life
2. Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization
of technology and developing new technology
Tips:
3. Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano- 1. India Year Book-2018
1. Do read Insights Current Affairs
technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual 2. ISRO
extensively for Paper-3 (in addition to
property rights. 3. Insights Secure (27/01/2019 to 06/02/2019)
Secure)
4. Linkages between development and spread of extremism 4. Down to Earth
Test - 14 1. Technology 2. Science Reporter has free versions.
8 February 2019 Friday General Studies 3 20 3 Hours 5. Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges 5. IDSA
[BT1914] 2. Security Download and read only important issues
to internal security 6. The Hindu S&T Section
(http://www.niscair.res.
6. Challenges to internal security through communication networks, 7. India Environmental Portal
in/sciencecommunication/popularizat
role of media and social networking sites in internal security 8. Insights Current Affairs & Mindmaps
ion%20of%20science/scirep0.asp)
challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its
prevention
7. Security challenges and their management in border areas;
linkages of organized crime with terrorism
8. Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
1. Emotional intelligence - concepts, and their utilities and
application in administration and governance
1. Emotional 2. Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and You may follow our article: Tips:
Intelligence
world
http://www.insightsonindia. com/2013/09/30/how-to- 1. Insights Secure covers many case studies
Test - 15
18 February 2019 Monday General Studies 4 FULL LENGTH 3 Hours 2. Moral thinkers
3. Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical prepare-upsc-civil- services-mains-paper-v-gs-4-ethics- and ethics paper related questions that are
[BT1915]
3. Probity in basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and aptitude- integrity/ based on current affairs issues. Do read
Governance transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Or any source you have been following. them
Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of
service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption
Test - 16
23 February 2019 Saturday Essay 4 8 TOPICS 3 Hours Philosophy/Ethics Based/Science& Technology
[BT1916]
Test - 17
28 February 2019 Thursday General Studies 1 20 3 Hours FULL LENGTH
[BT1917]
Test - 18
9 March 2019 Saturday General Studies 2 20 3 Hours FULL LENGTH
[BT1918]
Test - 19
20 March 2019 Wednesday General Studies 3 20 3 Hours FULL LENGTH
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Test - 20
30 March 2019 Saturday General Studies 4 20 3 Hours FULL LENGTH
[BT1920]

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Date Day Test Subject Duration Topic SubTopics References
[Test Code] Questions

Test - 21
17 June 2019 Monday Essay 5 8 TOPICS 3 Hours ALL TOPICS
[BT1921]

Test - 22
2 July 2019 Tuesday General Studies 1 20 3 Hours FULL LENGTH
[BT1922]

Test - 23
17 July 2019 Wednesday General Studies 2 20 3 Hours FULL LENGTH
[BT1923]

Test - 24
2 August 2019 Friday General Studies 3 20 3 Hours FULL LENGTH
[BT1924]

Test - 25
17 August 2019 Saturday General Studies 4 20 3 Hours FULL LENGTH
[BT1925]

Test - 26
3 September 2019 Tuesday Essay 6 8 TOPICS 3 Hours ALL TOPICS
[BT1926]

Test - 27
4 September 2019 Wednesday General Studies 1 20 3 Hours FULL LENGTH
[BT1927]

Test - 28
4 September 2019 Wednesday General Studies 2 20 3 Hours FULL LENGTH
[BT1928]

Test - 29
5 September 2019 Thursday General Studies 3 20 3 Hours FULL LENGTH
[BT1929]

Test - 30
5 September 2019 Thursday General Studies 4 20 3 Hours FULL LENGTH
[BT1930]

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