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General Studies for IAS is not vague or undefined . It requires a concentrated and 100% study of following . …

General Studies for IAS is not vague or undefined . It requires a concentrated and 100% study of following .

Namma IAs enlists the 7 components and their startergies .

The classes @ Namma IAS will follow the same stratergy .

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  • 1. satishtj Defining Scope of GS for CSE 2010 An effort to remove the myth that UPSC CSE syllabus is not bound. This work identifies the topics which are expected to be covered completely by the candidates. Namma IAS #12/23 , 2nd cross , Gummiah Layout Padmanabhanagar , Bangalore -560070 09844042465 080-26393374
  • 2. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 2 Table of Contents Topics Page Nos Introduction 3 Economy 4-10 Polity 11-20 History 21 Art and Culture 22-23 Geography 24 India Year Book 25 Manorama Year Book 26 Current Affairs 27 Science and technology 28 A final word 29 “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 2
  • 3. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 3 Introduction Civil Service Examination is in fact only examination where students from different streams like arts , science or literature enjoy same footing . You may be a IIT-JEE topper or a topper throughout your academics, but this will not ensure you success at CSE . It needs a strategy and dedication more than any mathematic intelligence . It demands “art of reasoning” of science as well as “empathy and expression “ of arts . The major myth in mind of the aspirant who starts his preparation is that General Studies is “arbit” and could include anything under the sun . This perception is wrong . GS may be huge but there is a boundary and this work is to make aspirants know the boundaries , scope and source for their study . In this examination 9/10 people “fail” . Hence it is but obvious that there will be lot of pessimism about the examination . So a word of advice would be not to heed to any pessimistic comments and keep your belief intact . “Belief in thyself” is the only key to success . Be optimistic and hold a positive look for life . “Success is sweet but it demands sweat” . All the best ………………………… X Satish TJ (Be in touch...) “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 3
  • 4. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 4 Economy Economy for Civil Services will be divide into 2 phases of study . The stratergy is to understand the basics first which is the crux of the first phase and later how these basic parameters are varying in Economic Survey . Sources of lecture : Indian Economy Issues 11th std NCERT Indian Economy Macro Economy Issues NCERT Current Issues IC . Dhingra and Internet Economy Phase – I Topics Issues Covered Theme of lecture Human HDI Development HPI – I and II “Indices are Report TAI the GDI dimensions of PQLI measurement ” Development Paradigm. Focus of Measurement paradigm Economic Quantity GDP ( is this Growth real ??) “Money is ED Narrow Gini Coefficient only a means Broad PQLI to an end – HD capability HDI,GDI,HPI Education. Sustainable sustainability Green GDP, Health” Development Genuine savings, green index Poverty and Defining poverty and recent estimates on Unemploymen poverty . “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 4
  • 5. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 5 t A multidimensional problem . Absolute , relative poverty etc .. Poverty gap . “Poor is a Poverty Alleviation programs. poor because he is poor” Jobless Growth , employment elasticity , disguised and seasonal unemployment , Government measures to reduce unemployment and recent reports. Banking RBI Facts Monetary Policy ( BR, CRR, SLR , OMO [ Repo , Reverse Repo , LAF ] ) Qualitative Measures Money M0, M1 , M2 , M3 , M4 , concept of High powered money . Banking PLR , LIBOR, MIBOR Credit Info Bureau , Asset Reconstruction Co , CAR/ CRAR , BASEL – II , Sarfesi Act. Deposits ( Time , Demand). An Institutional overview. SCB , RRB etc . Lead Bank scheme , Differential Interest scheme , service area approach , priority sector , Non – performing assets and Asset Reconstruction fund . Fiscal Policy Taxation 1. Direct and Indirect taxes. 2. Ad valonum and Specific Tax . “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 5
  • 6. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 6 3. Progressive vs Regressive Tax. Understanding Budget preparation . Understanding Deficits 5types • Revenue deficit • Budget deficit • Fiscal deficit • Primary deficit • Monetized deficit India’s Tax structure and reforms • IT , Corp Tax , Service Tax , FBT • MODVAT / CENVAT/VAT • STT , BTT • MAT • Customs and Excise , Tonnage tax • GST Kelkar Task force • FRBM Act Outcome Budgeting , Finance Commission ( 13th ??) Inflation • Causes ( Push , pull) • Stag , galloping , core • Deflation , recession • Monetary , fiscal and Administrative polices . • CPI , WPI , PPI • Recent RBI reports on these indices “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 6
  • 7. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 7 WTO • Differences and similarities between GATT and WTO . • Original 6 point agenda Free Trade Abolition of MFA TRIPS TRIMS GATS AOM Market Access Reduction of Subsidies Patenting of Agriculture [ Product patent , Super 301, Special 301, Amber , Green and Blue box subsidies , Deminimus Support and Sui Genisis , Swizz formula ] • Singapore Issues ( 4 issues) Competition policy Trade facilitation policy Transparency in govt procurement MAI • Doha Meet New negotiations TRIPS and Public Health Reduction of Agriculture Subsides Reduction of Industrial Tariffs S&DT Environment and labor issues • Latest meet updates “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 7
  • 8. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 8 World Bank IDA and IFC , SDR’s. and IMF FDI and FII FDI Routes Automatic Route , FIPB , Through NRI . Magnitude , Source , MLIGA , FERA , Sectors , Benefits , FEMA , FIIA , FIFA dangers /demerits , promotion FPI Routes FII, GDR and ADR , offshore funds , Tobin Tax Hedge Funds PN Stock Market Primary and Secondary market , Bulls and Bears , Merchant Banking , SEBI, De-mat , NSDL , CDSI, SDT , Badla , Rolling settlement , Short selling , buy back , Employee stock options , derivatives , NIFTY/SENSEX , NASDAQ , CRISIL ,ICRA , CARE ,NSE , BSE. Industry • Corporatization , Disinvestment , Privatization • MRTP ( 69) and CCI ( 2002) • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility • Power Sector – 11th FYP • IIFCL • PPP SPV , Brownfield , Greenfield , dovetailing , “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 8
  • 9. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 9 BOT ( Toll) , BOT ( Annuity) , DBFOT Exports • Foreign Trade Policy • Tariff Rationalization Peak Rate of Customs duty Rationalization of duty structure Types of duties ( Addl duties of customs [ countervailing duty] Anti – Dumping and safeguard duty ( NAMA !!) Duty Drawback Scheme , Duty Exemption Scheme , DEPB etc • SEZ , AEZ , EPZ . • FOCUS-LAC , FOCUS- AFRICA . Economic Co- 5 levels . operation Level 1 : PTA Agreements Level 2: FTA Level 3: Customs Union Level 4: Common Market Level 5: Economic Union Exchange Rate Full float , dirty float, pegged , crawled peg, Management Dollarized . Balance of Current Account Deficit , Capital account payments deficit. Forex Reserves The importance of it . Planning Perspective , Rolling , Indicative , Greesham’s law . Different 1. Philips curve . curves 2. Gini and Loren’z curve. 3. Lafer curve . “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 9
  • 10. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 10 REPORTS OF Current updates as it comes . CURRENT INTERSTS Economy Phase –II In this phase we will be analyzing the Economic Survey which is released by Government of India during Feb every year . The above concepts which we learn in phase-I can be seen in application . This is the most important aspect for the Mains . One has to be prepare with Economic survey before Mains . “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 10
  • 11. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 11 Polity Indian Polity would expect you to know important issues and main articles . Though 2008 civils exam did not emphasis much on polity , a command on polity is appreciated which would supplement you efforts in subjects like public administration and political science . Sources : 1. DD Basu 2. Wizard polity . Topic Issues Introducing • Difference between written and Constitution unwritten constitution . and What is • Defining India India ? Who • Citizenship , OCI , PIO are Indians Federalism • What makes any constitution federal • Federal characteristics • Anti-federal characteristics Mode of formation Position of states vs Union Nature of polity Centre – • Territorial extent and its limitations. State • Distribution of legislative powers Legislative • When can Union legislate over State Relations list ? • Doctrine of Pith and Substance and Doctrine of Colorable legislation. Centre – • Distribution of Executive powers State • When can union give direction to State Administrati .Normal Times ve relations “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 11
  • 12. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 12 Emergency Mutual Understanding Centre – • Difference btw power of levying a tax State and power to appropriate the tax . Financial • Limitations on State to impose tax in Relations certain cases . • Taxes belonging exclusively to centre , taxes belonging exclusive to State , Taxes shared . • Grant – in Aids . • Finance Commission and Planning Commison , issues of conflict btw them. • Borrowing power of Union and State . • GST and Coalation era • Non-justicible rights of State . Conflict • InterState Councils Resolution • Zonal Councils mechanism • NIC btw Centre • NDC and State Preamble • Why is preamble just a decorative element ? • Ideals and aspiration found in preamble • Use of preamble • Is preamble amendable Fundamenta • Difference btw English , US and Indian Important cases l Rights concept • What is State • SajjanSingh • FR – not really fundamental !! • Golaknath • Classification of FR • Keshavanada • Doctrine of Basic feature. Bharati “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 12
  • 13. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 13 • Suspension of FR . • Minnerva • Doctrine of Eclipse and some more Mills Doctines !! • Gopalan • FR for army and amending power of • Maenaka Parliament . Gandhi Art 14 Difference btw “Equality before law” and “Equal protection of law” . Exceptions Art 15 RRCSP Art 16 Equal opportunity for employment. Mandal – I and Mandal – II. Art 17 What is untouchability Art 18 Issue surrounding Bharat Ratna . Art 19 • Different freedoms and their limitations • Freedom for Press , RTI Art 20 • Arrested ?? Art 21 Wide interpretation by SC “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 13
  • 14. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 14 Religious • Secularism , Rights • Controversy of Conversion Minorites • Who is a minority , their rights and recent issues regarding admissions to higher education institutions. Constituti Habeas Corpus , on Prohibition , Remedies Certiorari, Quo- warranto , Mandamus . DPSP • Uses of DPSP. • Champakam • Relation between FR and DPSP and Derairajan vs Doctrine of Harmonization . SOM • Why is DPSP not justicible ? • Kerala • Discussions of individual articles of Education DPSP Bill Fundamenta • 11 fD l Duties President • What is executive power . • Ram Jawya • Election of Prez,Dispute resolution , • Samsher Term of office . Singh . • Veto powers . • UN Rao vs • Position of President ( Is he a rubber Indira stamp) Gandhi . • Powers of President • • Summoning , dissolving Ls , Ordinace , pardon etc . “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 14
  • 15. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 15 • Discretionary power of Prez. COM • Difference btw Cabinet , MOS and deputy Minister . Parliamentary Secretary . • Collective responsibility , Individual Responsibility and Legal Responsibility PM • His powers and position Forms of • Parliamentary vs Presidential Government • PM form of Govt . • Cabinet form of Govt. • Caretaker form of Govt . • Interim form of Govt. • Minority form of Govt . • Coalation Govt . • National Govt. • Shadow Govt . Conventions • Differnet types of conventions in polity Parliament RS • RS , Composition , election • Powers belonging exclusive to RS • Its relevance , federal character and non – federal character • Domicile issue and open ballot issue . LS • Composition , election • Powers belonging exclusive to LS • Tenure , should there be a fixed tenure Representation of States and Delimitation “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 15
  • 16. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 16 Women and Reservation Speaker • Special powers , speaker pro-term , Casting vote and other officers of Parliament . Sessions of Parliament • Spl session of Parliament vs special session of LS . • Prorogation , Adjournment and Dissolution Qualification for MP and Disqualification and privelges . 4 kinds of Bills • Ordinary Bill , Money Bill , Finance Bill , Constitution Amendment Bill . Budget • Contingency Fund , Consolidated Fund of India and public account • Process of Budget , Appropriation and Financial Bill • Expenditure charged on CFI • Token Cut vs Policy Cut vs Economy cut . • Vote on account • Committees ( COPU , Estimates etc) • Motions Vs Resolution • Procedure of passing Bills, CAG , • Advocate General Governor • Arguments for and against Nomination • Changing position of governor in “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 16
  • 17. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 17 coalation . • Powers • Discretionary powers of Governor . Special Responsibility Discretion in practice • Can Governor dismiss CM? State • How to create a LC ? composition ( Legislature Remember the co-operative movement) • Qualification , Disqualification and privelges . • Difference btw RS and LC in powers • Difference btw Veto powers of Governor and Veto of President • Difference btw Ordinance making powers of Gov and Prez • Difference btw Pardon powers of Gov and Prez Judiciary Supreme Court • Appointment of Judges . • Qualification . • Removal of a judge • Independence • SC as a federal court , as a court of appeal , as a guardian court . • Original Jurisdiction , Appelate , Appeal by special leave , Advisory judistriction , Miscelleaneous High Court • Constitution , Apptmt of judge, Qualification for a judge . • Independence of judge and difference btw SC and HC judge ( after “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 17
  • 18. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 18 retirement) • Control of Union over HC • Original , Appellate jurisdiction • NJC • Regional Benches • Court of Record and contempt of court • PIL and Judicial Activism J&K , Delhi • Reasons and what these special status special are status Elections • 326, 325 , 327,328,329 • Election Commission . Composition CEC and ECs , are they same Powers of EC ( Consti , Statutory and plenary powers) • Election reforms RP Amendment 1988 Goswami committee RP Ammendment 1996 Recognition of political party Criminalisation of politics . (Sanjay Dutt case and Navjot Singh Sidhu case) Opinion poll vs Exit poll EVM • Election Terms Presiding officer Who is a Civil servant in context of elections Returning officer Special voter “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 18
  • 19. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 19 Loss of security Right to recall MCC Referendum vs Plebiscite • Different Electoral systems • Defining democracy and its components Emergency • Art 352 before 44th Amendment and Bommai case powers after 44th Amendment . • Art 356 , 355 , 365 • Bommai case • Financial emergency • Difference btw Art 352 and 356 Freedom of • Art 301 to 307 Inter-State • Diff btw art 19 1(g) and Art 301 trade and • Concept of compensatory and commerce regulatory tax Service • Article 310 , 311 the reservoir of under union corruption ?? & State • Doctrine of “pleasure “ and its exemptions • UPSC and its provisions Languages , • Provisions and respective commissions Minorites , SC , ST Miscellaneo • Fast Tract Courts us • Lok Adalats Schedules • The case of Oaths , can a minster take oath in name of CM ?? “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 19
  • 20. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 20 • Schedule 9 – the blanket for JR • Anti-Defection • Schedule 5 vs Schedule 6 Reports • NCWRC, 2nd ARC Polity – phase 2 In this phase we will deal with the current events of relevance which have occurred . This phase will be held after prelims . “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 20
  • 21. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 21 History History has 3 parts namely 1. Modern India 2. Ancient India 3. Medieval India However the question will be predominantly from Modern India . One has to see through Arts and Culture from remaining two parts . Sources 1. Spectrum Modern India 2. Selected chapters from Bipin Chandra’s “India’s struggle for Independence” 3. Goroover and Goroover selected chapters especially some quotations. Topic Focus Comments 1857-1905 Pre-congress Institutions , Congress and its initial agenda , Bengal split , Swaraj movement , Moderates 1905 - 1919 The Extremists and Revolutionary Terrorism 1919 - 1922 NC 1922 - 1930 ML and Jinnah and Lahore Congress 1930-35 Civil Disobedience and RTC 1937 Elections 1942 Quit India Post 1940 developments August Offer to Mount Batten Spectrum is a must read cover to cover . “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 21
  • 22. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 22 Art and culture . Religion and Philosphy Hinduism • Meaning of Hinduism • Vedas(Rig , Yajur, Sam , Atharva) • Brahmana , Aranyaka and Upanishad • Early Vedic vs later vedic • Varna , ashrama • Six system of Hindu philosophy • Bhagavadgita , puranas , itihasa Bhakti • Yaksha and Nagas • Vasudeva – Bhagawata cult • Alvars • Prabandhas • Nammaalvar and Tirumalisai Alvar • Saivism , Nayanars, Agamarta , Sudha, vira-siva • Shakti-cult • Shankaracharya,kaplilakas,Ramanuja,Vishistadvaitha, Bhaktimarga, Dvaitha Jainism and Buddhism Sikhism Khalsa ,Akali, SKS Islam Sunni and Shia Sufism • Silsilah • Chisti order , Suhrawardi , Qadiri,shattari,Firdausi,Naqshbandi Christianity Trinity Zorastrianism Judaism Talmud , Torah Ideas and • Advaita , Akal Takath , Bodhisatva, Din-I illahi , Dvaita , “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 22
  • 23. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 23 Thoughts Hijrah, Lokayata , Mimamsa, Nirankari, Nyaya , Sankhya,Shariah,Tantricism , Tirthankara, urs , uttaramimamsa , Vaishavika , vishistadvaitha,Yoga Personalites • Andal , Arjan Dev Guru , Chaitanya , Chandidas, Kwaja Muinuddin Chisti, Shaik Nizamuddin Auliya , Shaikh salim, • Eknath , Gokulnath , Gobind Singh , Jnana Deva , Kabir , Lokacharya , Mirabai, Nagarjuna , Guru Nanak, Ramana Maharshi , Ramdas , Sankar , Tukaram , Tulsidas . Festivals Music • Basics • Hindustani vs carnatic • Compositions • Modern Developments • Personalites Dance • Origin • Basics • Classical folk dance • folkdance Drama • Beginnings • Classical theme • Dramatists of Antiquity • Folk theatre • Modern Drama • Some Modern developments Art • Architecture and sculpture • Metal sculpture • Painting • Places of cultural interest Language and • Origin Literature • Literary personalites Govt and • Institutions culture • Cultural policy “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 23
  • 24. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 24 Geography Geography is divided into 4 sections . Geography concepts, World Geography and Indian Geography , People and Economy . Sources 1. NCERT for World Geography 2. New NCERT for Indina and its 22 maps 3. People and Economy , new NCERT . A detailed study of above NCERTS along with India Year Book is a must . “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 24
  • 25. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 25 India Year Book This book is released by government and available for free download from Ministry of Information and Boardcasting . Of late the trend is that student is expected to know IYB cover through cover . There are many strategies to become a master of this book mainly 1. Using a diagrammatic picturization. 2. Mnemonics 3. Forming a question to get the paragraph as the answer . Further details will be made available in the classes . “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 25
  • 26. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 26 Manorama Year Book . This is a excellent book on general knowledge . Only selective reading is necessary and relevant page numbers and boxes will be made available to students in February along with memory aids for the same . “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 26
  • 27. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 27 Current Affairs This is the most important part of the examination . One has to develop the knack of reading newspaper for the same . Sources 1. The Hindu newspaper 2. Wizard’s 1000 questions for prelims and Mains . 3. Vajiram’s Current affairs material for prelims and Mains. 4. Websites of Government Art of reading a Newspaper. The world is evolutionary and not revolutionary in its occurrence of events .Hence a good background of the event is essential for understanding importance of any topic . Newspapers have to be read like any notes and one has to make notes about the same . A student is advised to keep 3 books for the purpose of making notes form Newspaper . Whenever you are reading newspaper make sure you make notes from the same . 1. India and the World(A complete book) Most of editorial articles and front page articles . There is no use of one cutting and pasting a article without reading it . One has prepare a good notes understanding the crux of the article and also take a stand if the occurrence of particular event in India’s interest or otherwise . 2. Personalities , Books in News ,Awards 3. Energy , Environment , polity 1 book 4. Science and Technology ,sports 5. Social Issues ( A complete book) orm which month to which month should current affairs be covered The trend generally is that from May to Feb for Prelims and Sep to Sep for Mains . “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 27
  • 28. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 28 Science and Technology This part is of major significance for “Mains” and Wizard’s Science and Technology along with Newspaper reading is sufficient . Some concepts will be built during the backgrounder classes to help people grasp some concepts especially regarding nuclear technology and space . This component has following sections 1. Nano-Technology 2. Space Technology 3. Bio-Technology 4. Robotics 5. Intellectual Property Rights 6. Internet 7. Nuclear Energy and its technology “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 28
  • 29. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 29 A final word….. UPSC Civil Service exam is a exam where 9 / 10 fail hence it is but obvious to hear lot of negative comments regarding the same . One should keep his faith on the examination which he would build and in fact enjoy during the course of his preparation . There is no better competitor than yourself . Be a better person today than what you were yesterday . This simple process transforms a person to a learned and gentle man . UPSC never gives questions outside the syllabus . However without 100% preparation one may not be able to crack the exam to his potential . “Namma IAS” will be with you to help and guide you any time any day . All the Best … “Sail in the ship of ambition and anchor at the harbor of success “ “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 29
  • 30. Defining Scope of GS for CSE 30 “Namma IAS” Blog :http://nammaias.blogspot.com Contact:09844042465 Page 30