All India GS Mains Test Series (31 Tests) for CSE-2019 – Starts 24th March 2019

Starts from 24th March, 2019

31 Tests ( 11 Sectional + 16 Full Length + 4 Essay)

Fee: Rs. 28,000/- (Exclusive of Taxes)

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FEATURES OF CHROME IAS TEST SERIES

Limited Enrollments – This is to ensure that due attention is given to the candidates so as to guide them on “How to Improve Answer Writing “, which is often not the case when the number is huge. So, with this aspirants can be personally attended to.

Personal Interaction – Offline + Telephonic – We believe that it’s not enough to evaluate the script, in the current pattern when competition is tough, every stakeholder has to walk an extra mile. We intend to communicate to the aspirant via personal sessions and regularly providing the required inputs to the student. This ensures a gradual understanding of mistakes, without which one cannot improve.

UPSC Pattern – Question Papers are prepared strictly as per the current UPSC pattern.

Stress is on evaluating analytical skills of the aspirant rather than cramming skills.


Test Series Plan


Test – 1 | Date: March 24, 2019

Topics Covered: (GS Paper – I)

  • Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  • Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.
  • The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
  • Postindependence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
  • Current Affairs

Test – 2 | Date:March 31, 2019

Topics Covered: (GS Paper – II)

  • Indian Constitution – historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
  • 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.
  • Separation of powers – between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
  • Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
  • Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
  • 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.
  • Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
  • Current Affairs

Test – 3 | Date: April 07, 2019

Topics Covered: (GS Paper – III)

  • Economic Development (Macro & Micro) – Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
  • Government Budgeting.
  • Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers
  • Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices;
  • Public Distribution System– objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
  • Current Affairs

Test – 4 | Date: April 14, 2019

Topics Covered: (GS Paper – IV)

  • 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.
  • Attitude: content, structure, function; its Influence and relation with thought and behavior; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
  • 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.
  • Emotional intelligence – concepts, their utilities and application in administration and governance.
  • Case Studies on above issues and Current Issues.

Test – 5 | Date: April 21, 2019

Essay Paper


Test – 6 | Date: April 28, 2019

Topics Covered: (GS Paper – I)

  • History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, and decolonization.
  • Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
  • Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
  • Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.
  • Globalization – Effects of globalization on Indian society
  • Social Justice – Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
  • Current Affairs

Test – 7 | Date: May 5, 2019

Topics Covered: (GS Paper – II)

  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
  • Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.
  • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
  • Development processes and the development industry – the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
  • 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.
  • Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
  • Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
  • Current Affairs

Test – 8 | Date: May 12, 2019

Topics Covered: (GS Paper – III)

  • Food processing and related industries in India– scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
  • Land reforms in India.
  • Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
  • Investment models.
  • Science and Technology – developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
  • Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nanotechnology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
  • Current Affairs

Test – 9 | Date: May 19, 2019

Topics Covered: (GS Paper – IV)

  • Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
  • Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and 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; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.
  • 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.
  • Case Studies on above issues and Current Issues.

Test – 10 | Date: May 26, 2019

Essay Paper


Test – 11 | Date: June 7, 2019

Topics Covered: (GS Paper – I)

  • World Geography– Salient features of world’s physical geography.
  • Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent);
  • Location of Industries – factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
  • Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.,
  • Geographical features and their location – changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
  • Current Affairs

Test – 12 | Date: June 7, 2019

Topics Covered: (GS Paper – II)

  • Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
  • Role of civil services in a democracy.
  • Foreign Policy & International Relations
  • India and its neighborhood – relations.
  • Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
  • Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian Diaspora. International Institutions
  • Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.
  • Current Affairs

Test – 13 | Date: June 8, 2019

Topics Covered: (GS Paper – III)

  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
  • Disaster and disaster management.
  • Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
  • Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
  • 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
  • Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism
  • Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.
  • Current Affairs

Test 14 – Test 23 | Date: June 9 – Aug 25, 2019

(Plan will be updated after Prelims)


Test 24 – Test 25 | Date: August 31, 2019


Test 26 – Test 27 | Date: Sep 01, 2019


Test 28 – Test 29| Date: Sep 07, 2019


Test 30 – Test 31|Date: Sep 08, 2019


OBJECTIVES OF CHROME IAS TEST SERIES

It is important to understand at the first place, “What should be the motive of Test Series”? If it is to have more and more questions being repeated, then perhaps best would be to take all sources and Compile in a document which at times is so bulky but in reality has very little substance.

Criteria of joining a test series should neither be that whether few of our questions appear directly in the exam (Preliminary+Mains) nor should it be the objective of an aspirant before joining test series. The important and perhaps the only question is how have you trained your mind to respond to the main and the final event which comes after an exhaustive and well-designed test program clubbed with right feedback. This remains our never-ending endeavor at Chrome IAS Academy to provide the same.

So we believe that enrolling for test series at Chrome IAS Academy is justified as it serves the following purposes:

First is “Training of Mind”, if that is achieved half of the battle is won. And the primary purpose of the test series at Chrome IAS Academy is this.

Second important aspect of our well-crafted program is to act as a “Priming factor”. It has to prepare you for the final event and act as a close rehearsal. Though initially we started off with a Comprehensive Test module, but on demand from aspirants, this year we have come up with a Sectional Plan, so as to keep aspirants in a step wise learning model.

Third purpose of Chrome IAS Main Examination Test Series is to give you a platform to “Revisit important issues” and also topics that might have skipped your gaze. Also to implement what you have learnt over time and see where you stand as comparison to others.

Fourth and perhaps the most important aspect is the “Right Feedback” which is customized based on the assessment of the aspirant by out experts.

This program is designed for comprehensive revision and preparation for individual GS Papers (I, II, III and IV).


Note: Changes in the Test Schedule may be made due to unforeseen circumstances with or without any prior notice. The Institute shall not be responsible for any loss or liability suffered by the students arising out of such adjustments in the Schedule.


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Essential Facts (Prelims): 17 March, 2019


Air Pollution

Category : Environment

  • The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed six States to submit by April 30 action plans for bringing air quality standards within the prescribed norms, failing which they would be liable to pay environment compensation of ₹1 crore each.
  • The States, where action plans are found to be deficient and deficiencies are not removed till April 30, will be liable to pay ₹25 lakh each and the timeline for execution of the action plans is six months from the date of their finalisation.
  • Concerned over the threat posed to limited natural resources due to their overuse, the tribunal has directed assessment of carrying capacity of 102 cities where the air quality does not meet the national ambient air quality standards.
  • The concept of “carrying capacity” addresses the question as to how many people can be permitted into any area without the risk of degrading the environment there.

Scorpene Submarines

Category: Defence  & security

  • The Navy is set to induct the second Scorpene submarine Khanderi.
  • The remaining submarines in the series are in advanced stages of manufacturing and trials.
  • Khanderi was launched into water in 2017.
  • The fourth submarine Vela is ready to be launched into water for trials.
  • Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL), Mumbai, is manufacturing six Scorpene submarines under technology transfer from Naval Group of France.
  • The first submarine of the class Kalvari joined service in December 2017.
  • The third in the Scorpene series Karanj which was launched in January last year is in advanced stage of trials.
  • The last two submarines Vagir and Vagsheer are in advanced stages of manufacturing .
  • The ‘Boot Together’ is where the five separate sections are welded together to form the submarine.
  • Kalvari is the first modern conventional submarine inducted by the Navy in almost two decades.

New Hydro Policy

Category: Energy

  • Earlier this month, the Union Cabinet approved a new hydroelectricity policy that, among other things, included large hydro projects within the ambit of renewable energy.
  • Prior to the policy, only small hydro projects of a capacity of less than 25 MW were treated as renewable energy. Large hydro projects were treated as a separate source of energy.
  • India’s renewable energy sector has an installed capacity of 75,000 MW. This made up about 21 % of the overall energy mix, with the rest coming from thermal, nuclear and large hydro sources.
  • With the inclusion of large hydro in renewable energy, the energy mix changes drastically. Renewable energy capacity would now be 1,20,000MW or 34 % of the overall energy mix.
  • It must be noted that this is a purely cosmetic change. No additional resources have been created through this policy. It is a reclassification of existing capacity.
  • The policy has meant a drastic change in the renewable energy mix as well. Whereas earlier, wind energy contributed nearly 50% of all renewable energy capacity, it will now make up only 29 %. Similarly, solar energy’s share will fall from 34% to 21%. The hydro sector, however, will see its share grow from just over 6% to over 41%.

TROPEX

Category: Defence & Security

  • TROPEX stands for Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise.
  • It is the largest war game of the Navy.
  • It is an inter-service military exercise involving the participation of the Indian Army, Air Force, Navy and the Coast Guard.

Sea Vigil

Category: Defence & Security

It is  the largest coastal defence exercise conducted this  January with the participation of all 13 coastal States and UTs along with all maritime stakeholders.


Herpes Virus

Category: Science & technology

  • Space travel caused herpes viruses to reactivate in more than half of crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station.
  • It could present a significant health risk to astronauts on future missions to Mars and beyond.