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UPSC Prelims Tests Series
  Topics Source
Solar System & The Earth: Origin, Geological History, Motions of Earth - Rotation, Revolution
▪ Latitude & Longitude
Lithosphere: Earth’s crust, Rocks, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, folding & faulting, Continental drift, Plate tectonics, Ocean floor spreading
Landforms across the world: Rivers and lakes, Mountain and Peaks, Plateaus
Atmosphere: Structure, Weather & Climate, Solar Radiation, Heat Balance & Temperature, Pressure & Winds, Water in the Atmosphere, World Climate Types
Hydrosphere: Ocean water and their circulation
Soil Geography: Types, Erosion, Conservation
Map Based Questions from World (Location of river, lakes, Mountains, Cities, Desert, etc)
    + Current Affairs (September)
+ 11th NCERT: Fundamentals of Physical Geography

+ Certificate physical and human geography - Goh Cheng Leong

+ Orient Longman Atlas or Oxford Atlas

+ The Hindu / Indian Express
  Topics Source
Introduction: Location, Area and Boundaries
Structure and Relief: Physiographic Divisions
▪ Drainage System
▪ Weather, Climate and Seasons
▪ Soils
▪ Natural Vegetation, Plant and Animal Life
Map Based Questions from India (Location of rivers, lakes, Mountains, Cities, Desert, etc)
    + Current Affairs (September)
+ 11th NCERT: India: Physical Environment
+ 9th NCERT: Contemporary India

+ Orient Longman Atlas or Oxford Atlas

+ The Hindu / Indian Express
  Topics Source

Indian Geography
▪ Agriculture
▪ Land Resources
▪ Water Resources
▪ Mineral and Energy Resources
▪ Industries
▪ Transport and Communication
▪ Foreign Trade
▪ Population, Migration, Settlements

World Geography
▪ Continents (Land, city, rivers, agriculture, resources, industries, transport etc.): Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia
▪ World Population, Distribution & Density, Races & Tribes, Settlement & Migration

Map Based Questions from India and World (Location of state, city, minerals, industries etc.)

    + Current Affairs (October)
+ 12th NCERT: Fundamentals of Human Geography
+ 12th NCERT: India People and Economy
+ 10th NCERT: Contemporary India

+ Certificate Physical and Human Geography - Goh, Cheng Leong

+ Orient Longman Atlas or Oxford Atlas

+ The Hindu / Indian Express
  Topics Source
▪ Political systems: concepts, forms and types
▪ Political system as established by the Constitution
▪ Indian Constitution: Historical Underpinnings, Evolution & Making of the Constitution, Features, Significant Provisions
▪ The Preamble
▪ The Union and its Territory
▪ Citizenship
▪ Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles & Fundamental Duties
▪ Amendment of Constitution
▪ Basic Structure of the Constitution
▪ Emergency Provisions
▪ Constitutional & Non Constitutional Bodies

    + Current Affairs (October)
+ 9th NCERT: Democratic Politics
+ 10th NCERT: Democratic Politics
+ 11th NCERT: Indian Constitution at Work

+ Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth

+ The Hindu / Indian Express
  Topics Source
▪ Central Government: President, Vice President, Prime minister, Central Council of Ministers, Parliament
▪ State Government: Governor, Chief Minister, State Council of Ministers, State Legislature
▪ Indian Federalism and Centre-State Relations
▪ Local Government: Panchayati Raj, Local Urban Government
▪ Judiciary: Supreme Court, High Courts, Subordinate Courts
▪ Elections

    + Current Affairs (November)

+ 11th NCERT: Indian Constitution at Work

+ Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth

+ The Hindu / Indian Express
  Topics Source
Ancient History
▪ Prehistoric period
▪ Harappan / Indus Valley Civilization
▪ Vedic Age
▪ Mahajanapadas
▪ Religious Reforms
▪ Mauryan Age & Post Mauryan Age
▪ Sangam Age
▪ Guptas Age & Post Guptas Age

Art & Culture
▪ Architecture and Sculptures
▪ Religion and Philosophy
▪ Indian paintings
▪ Indian Music
▪ Indian Dances
▪ Indian Theatres
▪ Indian cinema
▪ Indian Language & Literature
▪ Arts & Crafts
▪ Science and Technology in Ancient India
▪ Indo - Islamic Culture

Medieval India:
▪ Early Medieval Period
▪ North India
▪ South India
▪ Sultanate Period
▪ The Delhi Sultanate
▪ Vijayanagar & other Kingdoms
▪ Religious Movements
▪ Bhakti Movement
▪ Sufi Movement
▪ Mughal Period
▪ Maratha Confederacy

    + Current Affairs (November)

+ Old NCERT: Ancient India
+ Old NCERT: Medieval India


+ 11th NCERT – Introduction to India Art
+ 12th New NCERT - Themes in Indian History Part-1
+ 12th New NCERT - Themes in Indian History Part-2

+ CCRT website: ccrtindia.gov.in

+ The Hindu / Indian Express
  Topics Source
▪ India in the late Eighteenth Century
▪ The Advent of the Europeans and British Conquest of India
▪ The British Administrative Structure, Reform, Impact and Organization of Government of India
▪ Social – Religious Movements in 19th – 20th centuries

Freedom Struggle
▪ The Revolt of 1857 & change after 1857

Moderate Phase (1885 – 1905) Miscellaneous & Other Dimensions
▪ Reforms / Acts / Committee, Congress Session, Governor –General Viceroys, Policies, Tribal & Peasant Movements etc.


Extremist Phase (1905 – 17)
▪ Emergence of Extremist & Leaders
▪ The Partition of Bengal
▪ Morley-Minto Reforms
▪ Swadeshi Movement, Home Rule Movement etc.

The Gandhian Era (1917– 47)
▪ Gandhi – Advent and Achievement
▪ Rowlatt Act, Jallianwala Bagh Massacre and Khilafat Movement
▪ Non- Cooperation, Civil Disobedience and Quit India Movement
▪ British Response and Negotiations
▪ INA and Subhash Chandra Bose


    + Current Affairs (December)
+ Old NCERT: Modern India by Bipin Chandra
+ 12th New NCERT – Themes in Indian History – Part III

+ India’s struggle for Independence – Bipin Chandra

+ The Hindu / Indian Express
  Topics Source
Basic Concepts & Biodiversity
▪ Basic Concepts & Components of the Environment
▪ Understanding of the Environment and Ecology
▪ Biodiversity

Environmental Acts Policies and Conservation Strategies
▪ Environmental Monitoring and Impact
▪ Assessment
▪ Environmental laws and policies
▪ Sustainable Development
▪ Natural Resource conservation
▪ Environmental Problems
▪ Energy Crisis and Non-Conventional Source

    + Current Affairs (December)
+ 12th NCERT: Biology – Unit 10
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
+ 11th NCERT: Chemistry (Part II) – Ch 14
+ 7th NCERT: Our Environment

+ ICSE books 9th & 10th – Ecology and Environment

+ India Year Book: Ecology & Environment

+ The Hindu / Indian Express
  Topics Source
National Income Accounting
▪ Definition
▪ Concepts: GDP, GNP,
▪ Measurement Money and Banking
▪ Function of Money, Evolution of Money etc.
▪ Banking: Need of Banks, Functions, Types, Banking Reforms, Central Bank and its role Inflation and Employment
▪ Definition, types etc.

Government Budgeting and Fiscal Policy
▪ Budgeting, types, its evolution in India, Process, Component etc.
▪ Public finance, Revenue and Expenditure, Deficits, Taxes, Debts etc. External Sector and Currency Exchange rates
▪ BoP, BoT, International trade, IMF, WTO, Trade policies, issues and challenges etc.

Capital Market
▪ Terms and Concepts Agriculture Industry Services Infrastructure and Communication

Five year Plans Economic Reforms since 1991 Foreign Trade India and IMF, WTO, WIPO India and International Institutions IPRs

    + Current Affairs (January)
+ 11th NCERT: Economics: Indian Economic Development
+ 12th NCERT: Economics: Macroeconomics
+ 12th NCERT: Economics: Microeconomics

+ arthapedia.in

+ Official websites of WTO, IMF, WIPO ▪

+ Other websites:
www.ipindia.nic.in
www.copyright.gov.in

+ The Hindu / Indian Express

SYLLABUS OF TEST 1 - 9: Geography + Indian Constitution, Political System and Governance + History of India + Ecology & Environment + Indian Economy & Social Development
  + Current Affairs(Sept - Jan)

  Topics Source
Physics
▪ Standards and units
▪ Mechanics and properties of matter
▪ Heat
▪ Sound
▪ Optics
▪ Electricity and Magnetism
▪ Atomic and Nuclear physics
▪ Modern Physics
▪ Astronomy and Space Science

Chemistry
▪ Matters and its nature
▪ Chemical Reactions and Equations
▪ Structure of the Atom
▪ Periodic classification of elements
▪ Chemical Bonding
▪ Carbon and its compound
▪ Acid, Bases and Salts
▪ Metals and Non-metals
▪ Thermodynamics
▪ Nanotechnology
▪ Agricultural Chemistry
▪ Medicinal Chemistry ▪ Food Chemistry
▪ Bio Chemistry
▪ Polymers and Plastics

Biology
▪ Introduction
▪ Cell Biology
▪ Life processes
▪ Biocommunication
▪ Diseases and Defence Mechanism
▪ Nutrition
▪ Origin and Evolution of life
▪ Genetics
▪ Plant Biology

+ Modern Day Technology

    + Current Affairs (February)
+ 6th NCERT: Science
+ 7th NCERT: Science
+ 8th NCERT: Science
+ 9th NCERT: Science
+ 10th NCERT: Science
+ 12th NCERT: Biology

(Read Chapters according to syllabus)

+ The Hindu / Indian Express
  Topics Source
Physical Geography of the world
▪ Solar System & the Earth and basics of latitude and longitude
▪ Geomorphology
▪ Climatology
▪ Oceanography
▪ Biogeography
▪ Natural Hazards and Disasters
▪ Continents (Land, Climate, Resources etc.): Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia

Physical Geography of India
▪ Introduction: Location, Area and Boundaries
▪ Structure and Relief: Physiographic Divisions
▪ Drainage System
▪ Weather, Climate and Seasons
▪ Soils
▪ Natural Vegetation, Plant and Animal Life

Map Based Questions from India & World (Location of river, lakes, Ramsar sites, Biosphere Reserves, Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks etc.)

    + Current Affairs (February)
+ 11th NCERT: India Physical Environment
+ 11th NCERT: Fundamentals of Physical Geography
+ 9th NCERT: Contemporary India

+ Orient Longman Atlas or Oxford Atlas

+ The Hindu / Indian Express
  Topics Source
Economic and Human Geography - World
▪ Economic Geography of the world: primary, secondary, tertiary, quaternary and quinary activities
▪ Human Geography of world
▪ World Population, Distribution & Density, Races & Tribes, Settlement & Migration

Economic and Human Geography - India
▪ Agriculture
▪ Land Resources
▪ Water Resources
▪ Mineral and Energy Resources
▪ Industries
▪ Transport and Communication
▪ Foreign Trade
▪ Population, Migration, Settlements

Map Based Questions from India and World (Location of state, city, minerals, industries etc.)

    + Current Affairs (March)
+ 12th NCERT: Fundamentals of Human Geography
+ 12th NCERT: India People and Economy
+ 10th NCERT: Contemporary India

+ Certificate Physical and Human Geography - Goh, Cheng Leong

+ Orient Longman Atlas or Oxford Atlas

+ The Hindu / Indian Express
  Topics Source
Political systems: Democratic & NonDemocratic, Parliamentary & Presidential, Unitary & Federal, Direct and Representative, Republic and Monarchy etc.; Constitutionalism.

Indian Constitution:
▪Historical Underpinnings
▪ Evolution & Making of the Constitution
▪ Features and Significant Provisions
▪ The Preamble
▪ The Union and its Territory
▪ Citizenship
▪ Fundamental Rights
▪ Directive Principles
▪ Fundamental Duties
▪ Amendment of Constitution

Judiciary: Supreme Court, High Courts, Subordinate Courts
    + Current Affairs (March)
+ 9th NCERT: Democratic Politics
+ 10th NCERT: Democratic Politics
+ 11th NCERT: Indian Constitution at Work

+ Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth

+ The Hindu / Indian Express
  Topics Source
▪ Union Government: President, Vice President, Prime minister, Central Council of Ministers, Parliament

▪ State Government: Governor, Chief Minister, State Council of Ministers, State Legislature
▪ Indian Federalism and Centre-State Relations ▪ Emergency Provisions
▪ Local Government: Panchayati Raj, Local Urban Government
▪ Constitutional & Non Constitutional Bodies
▪ Elections and political parties, Electoral politics
▪ Working of the political system since independence

    + Current Affairs (April)

+ 11th NCERT: Indian Constitution at Work
+ 12th NCERT: Politics in India since Independence

+ Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth

+ The Hindu / Indian Express
  Topics Source
Ancient History
▪ Prehistoric period
▪ Harappan / Indus Valley Civilization
▪ Vedic Age
▪ Mahajanapadas
▪ Religious Reforms
▪ Mauryan Age & Post Mauryan Age
▪ Sangam Age
▪ Guptas Age & Post Guptas Age

Art & Culture
▪ Architecture and Sculptures
▪ Religion and Philosophy
▪ Indian paintings
▪ Indian Music
▪ Indian Dances
▪ Indian Theatres
▪ Indian cinema
▪ Indian Language & Literature
▪ Arts & Crafts
▪ Science and Technology in Ancient India
▪ Indo- Islamic Culture

Medieval India
▪ Early Medieval Period
▪ North India
▪ South India
▪ Sultanate Period
▪ The Delhi Sultanate
▪ Vijayanagar & other Kingdoms
▪ Religious Movements
▪ Bhakti Movement
▪ Sufi Movement
▪ Mughal Period
▪ Maratha Confederacy

    + Current Affairs (April)

+ Old NCERT: Ancient India
+ Old NCERT: Medieval India


+ 11th NCERT – Introduction to India Art
+ 12th New NCERT - Themes in Indian History Part-1
+ 12th New NCERT - Themes in Indian History Part-2

+ CCRT website: ccrtindia.gov.in

+ The Hindu / Indian Express
  Topics Source
▪ India in the late Eighteenth Century
▪ The Advent of the Europeans and British Conquest of India
▪ The British Administrative Structure, Reform, Impact and Organization of Government of India
▪ Social – Religious Movements in 19th – 20th centuries

Freedom Struggle
▪ The Revolt of 1857 & change after 1857

Moderate Phase (1885 – 1905) Miscellaneous & Other Dimensions
▪ Reforms / Acts / Committee, Congress Session, Governor –General Viceroys, Policies, Tribal & Peasant Movements etc.


Extremist Phase (1905 – 17)
▪ Emergence of Extremist & Leaders
▪ The Partition of Bengal
▪ Morley-Minto Reforms
▪ Swadeshi Movement, Home Rule Movement etc.

The Gandhian Era (1917– 47)
▪ Gandhi – Advent and Achievement
▪ Rowlatt Act, Jallianwala Bagh Massacre and Khilafat Movement
▪ Non- Cooperation, Civil Disobedience and Quit India Movement
▪ British Response and Negotiations
▪ INA and Subhash Chandra Bose


    + Current Affairs (April)
+ Old NCERT: Modern India by Bipin Chandra
+ 12th New NCERT – Themes in Indian History – Part III

+ India’s struggle for Independence – Bipin Chandra

+ The Hindu / Indian Express
  Topics Source
Basic Concepts & Biodiversity
▪ Basic Concepts & Components of the Environment
▪ Understanding of the Environment and Ecology
▪ Biodiversity

Environmental Acts Policies and Conservation Strategies
▪ Environmental Monitoring and Impact
▪ Assessment
▪ Environmental laws and policies
▪ Sustainable Development
▪ Natural Resource conservation
▪ Environmental Problems
▪ Energy Crisis and Non-Conventional Source

    + Current Affairs (Jan - Apr)
+ 12th NCERT: Biology – Unit 10
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
+ 11th NCERT: Chemistry (Part II) – Ch 14
+ 7th NCERT: Our Environment

+ ICSE books 9th to 12th – Ecology and Environment

+ India Year Book: Ecology & Environment

+ The Hindu / Indian Express
  Topics Source
National Income Accounting
▪ Definition
▪ Concepts: GDP, GNP etc.
▪ Measurement of national income Money and Banking
▪ Function of Money, Evolution of Money etc.
▪ Banking: Need of Banks, Functions, Types, Banking Reforms, Central Bank and its role Inflation and Employment
▪ Definition, types etc.

Government Budgeting and Fiscal Policy
▪ Budgeting, types, its evolution in India, Process, Component etc.
▪ Public finance, Revenue and Expenditure, Deficits, Taxes, Debts etc. Capital Market
▪ Terms and Concepts

    + Current Affairs (May)
+ 11th NCERT: Economics: Indian Economic Development
+ 12th NCERT: Economics: Macroeconomics
+ 12th NCERT: Economics: Microeconomics

+ arthapedia.in

+ The Hindu / Indian Express
  Topics Source
▪ Agriculture
▪ Industry
▪ Services
▪ Infrastructure and Communication
▪ Five year Plans
▪ Economic Reforms since 1991
▪ Foreign Trade
▪ India and IMF, WTO, WIPO
▪ India and International Institutions
▪ IPRs External Sector and Currency Exchange rates
▪ BoP, BoT, International trade, IMF, WTO, Trade policies, issues and challenges etc.


    + Current Affairs (May)
+ 11th NCERT: Economics: Indian Economic Development
+ 12th NCERT: Economics: Macroeconomics

+ arthapedia.in

+ Official websites of WTO, IMF, WIPO

+ Other websites:
www.ipindia.nic.in
www.copyright.gov.in

+ The Hindu / Indian Express

COMPLETE SYLLABUS: Geography + Indian Constitution, Political System and Governance + History of India + Ecology & Environment + Indian Economy & Social Development + General Science
  + Current Affairs

COMPLETE SYLLABUS: Geography + Indian Constitution, Political System and Governance + History of India + Ecology & Environment + Indian Economy & Social Development + General Science
  + Current Affairs

COMPLETE SYLLABUS: Geography + Indian Constitution, Political System and Governance + History of India + Ecology & Environment + Indian Economy & Social Development + General Science
  + Current Affairs

COMPLETE SYLLABUS: Geography + Indian Constitution, Political System and Governance + History of India + Ecology & Environment + Indian Economy & Social Development + General Science
  + Current Affairs

COMPLETE SYLLABUS: Geography + Indian Constitution, Political System and Governance + History of India + Ecology & Environment + Indian Economy & Social Development + General Science
  + Current Affairs

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