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Every Single Mark is significant in MAINS Examination as it decides your final rank and services allocation. Thousands of capable aspirants fail to sail through the Mains Exam as they are not able to articulate well in the MAINS Exam.

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Breakup of Tests:

Total Number of MAINS Tests: 10

  1. Sectional (PAPER I & II ): 8
  2. Full Syllabus (PAPER I & II): 2

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Test  No  SyllabusTime – (9.30 A.M-12.30 P.M.)
1.      15.10.2020 Section A 4. Sociological Thinkers: –

(a)   Karl Marx- Historical materialism, mode of production, alienation, class struggle.

(b)   Emile Durkheim- Division of labour, social fact, suicide, religion and society.

(c)   Max Weber- Social action, ideal types, authority, bureaucracy, protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism.

(d)   Talcolt Parsons-   Social system, pattern variables.

(e)   Robert K. Merton- Latent and manifest functions, conformity and  deviance, reference groups

(f)    Mead   – Self and identity.

2.      22.10.2020 1. Sociology – The Discipline: –

(a)   Modernity and social changes in Europe and emergence of sociology.

(b)   Scope of the subject and comparison with other social sciences.

(c)   Sociology and common sense.

2. Sociology as Science: –

(a)   Science, scientific method and critique.

(b)   Major theoretical strands of research methodology.

(c)   Positivism and its critique.

(d)   Fact value and objectivity.

(e)   Non- positivist methodologies.

3. Research Methods and Analysis: –

(a)   Qualitative and quantitative methods.

(b)   Techniques of data collection.

(c)   Variables, sampling, hypothesis, reliability and validity.

3.      29.10.2020 Section A5. Stratification and Mobility: –

(a)   Concepts- equality, inequality, hierarchy, exclusion, poverty and  deprivation

(b)   Theories of social stratification- Structural functionalist theory, Marxist theory, Weberian theory.

(c)   Dimensions – Social stratification of class, status groups, gender, ethnicity and race.

(d)   Social mobility- open and closed systems, types of mobility, sources and causes of mobility.

6. Works and Economic Life: –

(a)    Social organization of work in different types of society- slave society, feudal society, industrial /capitalist society.

(b)    Formal and informal organization of work

(c)    Labour and society.

7. Politics and Society: –

(a)   Sociological theories of power

(b)   Power elite, bureaucracy, pressure groups, and political parties.

(c)   Nation, state, citizenship, democracy, civil society, ideology.

(d)  Protest, agitation, social movements, collective action, revolution.

4.      06.11.2020 8. Religion and Society: –

(a)  Sociological theories of religion.

(b)  Types of religious practices: animism, monism, pluralism, sects, cults.

(c)   Religion in modern society: religion and science, secularization, religious revivalism, fundamentalism.

9. Systems of Kinship: –

(a)   Family, household, marriage.

(b)   Types and forms of family.

(c)   Lineage and descent

(d)   Patriarchy and sexual division of labour

(e)   Contemporary trends.

10. Social Change in Modern Society: –

(a)  Sociological theories of social change.

(b)  Development and dependency.

(c)  Agents of social change.

(d)  Education and social change.

(e)  Science, technology and social change.

5.      13.11.2020 A. INTRODUCING INDIAN SOCIETY:(i) Perspectives on the study of Indian society: –

(a) Indology (GS. Ghurye).

(b) Structural functionalism (M N Srinivas).

(c) Marxist sociology (A R Desai).

(ii) Impact of colonial rule on Indian society : –

(a) Social background of Indian nationalism.

(b)   Modernization of Indian tradition.

(c) Protests and movements during the colonial period. (d) Social reforms

6.      20.11.2020 B.  SOCIAL STRUCTURE:(i) Rural and Agrarian Social Structure: –

(a)  The idea of Indian village and village studies

(b)  Agrarian social structure – evolution of land tenure system, land reforms.

(ii) Caste System: –

(a)   Perspectives on the study of caste systems: GS Ghurye, M N Srinivas, Louis Dumont, Andre Beteille.

(b) Features of caste system.

(c) Untouchability – forms and perspectives

(iii) Tribal communities in India: –

(a) Definitional problems.

(b) Geographical spread.

(c) Colonial policies and tribes.

(d) Issues of integration and autonomy.

(iv)      Social Classes in India: –

(a) Agrarian class structure.

(b) Industrial class structure.

(c) Middle classes in India.

(v) Systems of Kinship in India: –

(a) Lineage and descent in India.

(b) Types of kinship systems.

(c) Family and marriage in India.

(d)  Household dimensions of the family.

(e) Patriarchy, entitlements and sexual division of labour.

(vi) Religion and Society: –

(a)  Religious communities in India.

(b) Problems of religious minorities.

7.      27.11.2020 C. SOCIAL CHANGES IN INDIA:(i) Visions of Social Change in India: –

(a) Idea of development planning and mixed economy.

(b)  Constitution, law and social change.

(c) Education and social change.

(ii) Rural and Agrarian transformation in India: – 

(a) Programmes of rural development, Community Development Programme, cooperatives, poverty alleviation schemes.

(b) Green revolution and social change.

(c) Changing modes of production in Indian agriculture.

(d) Problems of rural labour, bondage, migration.

(iii) Industrialization and Urbanisation in India: – 

(a) Evolution of modern industry in India.

(b) Growth of urban settlements in India.

(c) Working class: structure, growth, class mobilization.

(d) Informal sector, child labour

(e) Slums and deprivation in urban areas.

(iv) Politics and Society: – 

(a)  Nation, democracy and citizenship.

(b)  Political parties, pressure groups, social and political elite.

(c) Regionalism and decentralization of power.

(d)  Secularization

8.      09.12.2020 (v) Social Movements in Modern India: – 

(a)  Peasants and farmers movements.

(b)  Women’s movement.

(c) Backward classes & Dalit movement.

(d) Environmental movements.

(e) Ethnicity and Identity movements.

(vi) Population Dynamics: – 

(a) Population size, growth, composition and distribution.

(b)  Components of population growth: birth, death, migration.

(c) Population policy and family planning.

(d) Emerging issues: ageing, sex ratios, child and infant mortality, reproductive health.

(vii) Challenges of Social Transformation: – 

(a)  Crisis of development: displacement, environmental problems and sustainability.

(b)  Poverty, deprivation and inequalities.

(c) Violence against women.

(d) Caste conflicts.

(e) Ethnic conflicts, communalism, religious revivalism.

(f) Illiteracy and disparities in education.

9.     27.12.2020 (FN) MOCK TEST 1 – Paper 1
10.   27.12.2020 (AN) MOCK TEST 1  – Paper 2
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We started our journey from Delhi as Distance Learning Course since 2005. Few Senior Aspirants initiated this startup.  Those who had initiated have later got in to Civil Services. Till  Mid 2009 we were doing Postal Coaching [Based at Delhi] for UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAM. We even had three outlets to sell our study materials at Delhi  namely 1. Bharat Book Center opp to JNU. 2. Jawahar Book Center opp TO JNU    3.Hari Om Book center in Mukherjee Nagar. We had students right from Kanyakumari, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Jammu and almost every length and breadth of India.

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Duration & Structure – Prelims 2021 Test Schedule

Our – CSP 2021 Prelim Test Series includes only 25 Tests – for General Studies.

  Test. No. Topics – GS PAPER 1

(In the entire tests current affair orientation will be an invariable feature).

1.     October 18, 2020
  • Current Affairs – September 2020.
  • Modern India – 1857 – 1905.
2.     November 15, 2020
  • Current Affairs – October 2020.
  • Modern India – 1905 – 1928.
3.     November 29, 2020
  • Current Affairs – November 2020.
  • Modern India – 1928 – 1950.
4.     December 13, 2020
  • Current Affairs (IAS GOOGLE) – June 2020, July 2020
  • Indian Polity 1 – Basic concepts, Constitution – Preamble, Fundamental Rights Directive Principles, Fundamental Duties, Amendments.
5.     December 27, 2020
  • Current Affairs (IAS GOOGLE) – August 2020, September 2020
  • Indian Polity 2 –Federal system, Centre-state relations, Emergency provisions ,Central Government, State Government, Local Government
6.     Jan 10, 2021
  • Current Affairs (IAS GOOGLE) – September 2020
  • Indian Constitution –Union Territories and Special Areas, Constitutional Bodies and Non Constitutional Bodies, Tribunals
7.     Jan 24, 2021
  • Current Affairs (IAS GOOGLE) – October 2020
  • Environment (BASICS)
  • Biology – +1, +2 – Chapters on Plant Morphology, Bio Technology, Plant Physiology, Human Physiology, Economic Biology, Health Issues – Level Expected for General Studies only with more emphasis on Practical Day to Day applications.
8.     Feb 7, 2021
  • Current Affairs (IAS GOOGLE) – January 2021
  • Environment Science ( ISSUES & CURRENT EVENTS)
  • Health issues, policies, schemes – Current Affairs – Latest Two years focus.
9.     Feb 21, 2021
  • Current Affairs (IAS GOOGLE) –  February 1- 15, 2021
  • World Geography (Evolution of Earth, Interior of earth, Ocean and Continents, Geomorphic processes, Mineral and rocks, Climate)
  • Physical Sciences ( Physics & Chemistry)
10.                 Feb 28, 2021
  • Current Affairs (IAS GOOGLE) –  February 15 – 28, 2021
  • Indian Geography (Indian physiography, Drainage system, Climate and Biodiversity, soils, Agriculture, Industries, Transport,)
11.                 Mar 7, 2021
  • Current Affairs (IAS GOOGLE) –  April, 2020
  • Ancient India
12.                 Mar 14, 2021
  • Current Affairs (IAS GOOGLE) –  May, 2020
  • Medieval India
13.                 Mar 21, 2021
  • Current Affairs (IAS GOOGLE) –  June, July 2020
  • Modern India(European Entry -1905)
14.                 Mar 28, 2021
  • Modern India 2(1905-1947)
15.                 April 4, 2021
  • Indian Economy 1(National Income, Human Development, Poverty and Unemployment , Public Finance)
  • Indian Express Explained – Aug 2020 & Sep 2020
16.                 April 11, 2021
  • Science and Technology 1(Applications of latest electronic and medical devices in day to day life , latest discoveries and inventions ,  Relevance of Artificial Intelligence ad Robotics…)
  • Indian Express Explained – Oct 2020 & Nov 2020
17.                 April 18, 2021
  • Indian Express Explained – Dec 2020, Jan 2021, Feb 2021
18.                 April 25, 2021
  • Current Affairs (IAS GOOGLE) –  March 2021
  • Indian Economy  2( Indian Financial system Money Market and Capital Market ,Inflation and Deflation , BOP, BOT, External commercial borrowings and internal borrowings ,Trade ,WTO, Exchange rate, convertibility)
19.                 May 2, 2021
  • World Geography– Full test
  • Indian Geography-Full test
20.                 May 9, 2021
  • Indian Polity – Full Test
  • TEST 1-10 Questions – Answers REVISION.
  • Economic Survey and Budget
  • International Organisations & India’s Interaction with the World.
21.                 May 16, 2021
  • Indian Express Explained –   Mar 2021, April 2021
  • Indian Art and Culture
  • TEST 10-20 Questions – Answers REVISION.
  • India Year Book
22.                 June 6, 2021
  • Full Mock Test 1
23.                 June 13, 2021
  • Full Mock Test 2

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