UPPCS-2018 Mains Test Series

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UPPSC has declared the pre results of UPPCS-2018.  UPPCS Mains-2018 is scheduled from 17th of June, 2019.  Oracle IAS is starting a new initiative where we shall provide free test series to all Pre qualified candidates.

 

The details of the test series are as below:-

 

  • Start Date :- 17 April, 2019
  • No of tests :- 08

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Schedule of tests:-

 

Date of Mock Test

 

Test No.

 

Topics covered

[Max Marks : 250 , Duration of the Test : 3 Hrs]

17.04.191G. S. Paper – I: Indian Heritage and Culture, Modern Indian History including Freedom

Struggle, Post Independence India and World History

o    Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

o    Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present significant events, personalities, issues

o    The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important     contributors/contributions        from different parts of the country.

o    Post-independence            consolidation         and

reorganization within the country.

o 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.
23.04.192G. S. Paper – I: Society, Geography of the World

o    Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

o    Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

o    Effects of globalization on Indian society

o    Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.

o    Salient features of world’s physical geography.

o    Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondar and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the worl (including India)

o    Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.,

o    Geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water- bodies an ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

29.04.193G. S. Paper-II: Constitution and Polity

o    Indian Constitution-     historical   underpinnings, evolution,  features,     amendments,     significant provisions and basic structure.

o    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.

o    Separation of powers between various organs

dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.

o    Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries

o    Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.

o    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.

o    Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.

o    Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

o    Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies

05.05.194G. S. Paper II: Governance,Social Justice and International Relations

o    Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.

o     Role of civil services in a democracy.

o    Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders

o    Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

o    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.

o    Issues relating to development and management of Soci Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

o    Issues relating to poverty and hunger.

o    India and its neighborhood- relations.

o    Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

o    Effect of policies and politics of developed and developin countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora

o    Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

11.05.195G. S. Paper -III: Economic Development, Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.

o    Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

o    Government Budgeting.

o    Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.  Investment models.

o    Food processing and related industries in India- scope an significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.

o    Land reforms in India.

o    Investment models.

17.05.196G. S. Paper -III: Technology,Security And Disaster Management, Biodiversity and Environment

o    Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

o    Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

o    Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.

o    Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation,

environmental impact assessment

o    Linkages between development and spread of extremis

o    Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.

o    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

o    Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism

o    Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

o    Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment

o    Disaster and disaster management.

23.05.197G. S. Paper – IV : Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude

o    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 from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

o    Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.

o    Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections.

o    Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.

o    Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

o    Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity;

Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.

o Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns an dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance;

o    ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.

30.06.198G. S. Paper – IV : Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude

o Case Studies.

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