GS MAINS CONTENTS

GENERAL STUDIES (MAINS) PAPER 1
20 Questions -12.5 Marks Each- Total 250 Marks

Culture Indian history World history Post-independence India
Indian society Role of women, poverty etc. Globalization on Indian society Communalism, regionalism, secularism
World physical geography Resource distribution Factors for industrial location Earthquake tsunami etc
Impact on flora-fauna
GENERAL STUDIES (MAINS) PAPER 2
20 Questions -12.5 Marks Each- Total 250 Marks
Indian constitution, devolution, dispute redressal etc. Comparing constitution with world Parliament, state legislatures Executive-judiciary
Ministries departments Pressure group, informal association. Representation of people’s act Various bodies: Constitutional, statutory..
NGO, SHG etc Welfare schemes, Bodies Social sector, health, Education, HRD Governance, Transparency, Accountability
E-governance Role of civil service India & neighbors Bilateral/Global Grouping
Effect of foreign country policies on Indian interest Diaspora International bodies- Structure mandate
GENERAL STUDIES (MAINS) PAPER 3
20 Questions -12.5 Marks Each- Total 250 Marks
Indian Economy, Resource Mobilization Inclusive Growth Budgeting Major crops, Irrigation
Agro produce – storage, marketing E-technology for farmers Farm subsidies, MSP PDS, buffer, food security
Technology mission Animal Rearing economics Food processing Land Reforms
Liberalization Infrastructure Investment models Science-tech day to day life
Indian achievements in science-tech Awareness in IT, space, biotech, nano, IPR Environmental impact assessment Disaster management
Non state actors, internal security Internal security – role of media, social networking site Cyber security Money laundering
Border management Organized crime, terrorism Security agencies- structure mandate
GENERAL STUDIES 4: ETHICS, INTEGRITY, APTITUDE
Section A Theory 8 Questions– Section B Case Studies 8 questions – Total 250 Marks
Ethics and interface, Family, Society Attitude, moral influence etc. Civil Service: Integrity, Impartiality, Tolerance to weak etc Emotional Intelligence, its use in Governance
Moral thinkers of India and world Ethics in public Administration, accountability, laws, rules etc. Corporate governance Probity in governance, work culture
Citizen Charter, ethics code, work culture etc. Challenges of corruption Case studies on above topics