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Lecture by S. Maitra on IAS Indian Economy at Civil Services Study Centre

  1. 1. A D M I N I S T R AT I V E T R A I N I N G I N S T I T U T E G O V E R N M E N T O F W E S T B E N G A L S A L T L A K E , K O L K A T A - 7 0 0 1 0 6 An Introductory Lecture By Subir Maitra Associate Professor and ex-WBCS(Executive)
  2. 2. THE BEST BOOK IN THE MARKET. FIRST EDITION SOLD OUT IN TWO MONTHS. REPRINTS ORDERED. TO BE AVAILABLE ON AMAZON AND FLIPKART. 08/03/2014 Subir Maitra/ATI-CSSC iasstudymat.blogspot.in2
  3. 3.  The civil services examination is basically a test to choose suitable administrators. It tests the candidate right from the stage when one starts the preparation.  A candidate should have the right frame of mind and the will power to succeed in the exam.  A proper action plan is needed for the preparation.  Candidates will be tested for some essential qualities like power of retention, clarity of concepts, ability to identify the correct alternatives with efficiency and accuracy. 8/2/20143How to prepare for Civil Services Examination-An Introductory Lecture by Subir Maitra at ATI-CSSC, Salt Lake
  4. 4. THE BEST BOOK IN THE MARKET IN HINDI. FIRST EDITION SOLD OUT IN TWO MONTHS. REPRINTS ORDERED. TO BE AVAILABLE ON AMAZON AND FLIPKART. 08/03/2014 Subir Maitra/ATI-CSSC iasstudymat.blogspot.in4
  5. 5.  Candidates will be tested for some essential qualities like power of retention, clarity of concepts, ability to identify the correct alternatives with efficiency and accuracy, values and concern for society.  The main constraint is the time one gets to answer questions.  It is a multiple choice question paper, it needs a different preparation and a proper strategy.  The examination is designed to evaluate certain qualities like a sharp memory and basic retention power. 8/2/2014 5 How to prepare for Civil Services Examination-An Introductory Lecture by Subir Maitra at ATI-CSSC, Salt Lake
  6. 6.  One should be able to differentiate between relevant and irrelevant information.  The questions asked in the General Studies paper are of 10+2 level. Therefore emphasis has to be on conceptual clarity.  Candidates must have the acumen and the ability to choose the right option of many given options. This needs a proper method of elimination.  It is not enough to know the right answer but it has to be marked correctly on the answer sheet. 8/2/2014 6 How to prepare for Civil Services Examination-An Introductory Lecture by Subir Maitra at ATI-CSSC, Salt Lake
  7. 7. THE BEST BOOK IN THE MARKET. FIRST EDITION SOLD OUT IN TWO MONTHS. REPRINTS ORDERED. TO BE AVAILABLE ON AMAZON AND FLIPKART. 08/03/2014 Subir Maitra/ATI-CSSC iasstudymat.blogspot.in7
  8. 8.  Speed and Accuracy are important, so solving model question papers on a regular basis would be a great help.  A good presence of mind is needed to eliminate the least appropriate options and arrive at the right one.  Any topic or concept should not be studied in isolation. It is better to understand and establish a correlation between related concepts from other subjects and current events and happenings.  It is necessary to have a positive attitude and a great amount of will power to succeed to achieve your goal. 8/2/2014 8 How to prepare for Civil Services Examination-An Introductory Lecture by Subir Maitra at ATI-CSSC, Salt Lake
  9. 9. THE FINEST GS BOOK FOR CIVIL SERVICES PRELIMINARY EXAM. AVAILABLE ON AMAZON AND FLIPKART. 08/03/2014 Subir Maitra/ATI-CSSC iasstudymat.blogspot.in9
  10. 10. SUCCESS SECRETS Hard work:  Remember that there is no substitute to hard work. There is no short cut to success and hard work never goes unrewarded. Planning and systematic study:  Proper planning right from the stage of selection of text books is absolutely necessary.  There are ways to study more effectively and with less stress and more enjoyment.  It is wise to take a three pronged approach to preparation, reading to learn, making effective notes and able to write answers to various kinds of questions. 8/2/2014 10 How to prepare for Civil Services Examination-An Introductory Lecture by Subir Maitra at ATI-CSSC, Salt Lake
  11. 11. Time management:  Effective time management is another requirement.  We keep hearing the word "Busy" a lot. There are two kinds of ‘busy’(ness): chaotic, disorganized busy and calm, effective busy.  It goes without saying that being the latter helps to pack in more productivity in your work. 8/2/2014 11 How to prepare for Civil Services Examination-An Introductory Lecture by Subir Maitra at ATI-CSSC, Salt Lake
  12. 12. Self-confidence:  Your self-confidence can make the difference. Your self- confidence should be at an all time high - always.  You should be in the company of people, who can increase your motivational levels high and can inspire you.  Form a group of close friends, who are as determined as you are to make it to the Civil Services Examination. Dedication:  Be totally dedicated and focused in your studies. You may have to sacrifice something like movies, parties, and entertainments etc at this stage of your life to achieve bigger things. 8/2/2014 12 How to prepare for Civil Services Examination-An Introductory Lecture by Subir Maitra at ATI-CSSC, Salt Lake
  13. 13. Patience:  As the CSE preparation spans a minimum of one year, right from the Preliminary stage to the interview state, it requires a lot of patience to maintain your tempo.  One should not lose patience and the tempo throughout the preparation period till success. 8/2/2014 13 How to prepare for Civil Services Examination-An Introductory Lecture by Subir Maitra at ATI-CSSC, Salt Lake
  14. 14. TIPS FOR ANSWERING QUESTIONS AT THE PRELIMS Don’t waste time:  Start answering the questions from the minute you get them.  Waste no time on reading the entire question paper first. First answer all the question you are sure you know the answers to.  Skip all the difficult questions in the first round: in this round if you find yourself stuck in a question for more than 10 seconds, just skip it.  However, keep making a small mark on the question paper to indicate that you have skipped that question in the first round. This will enable you to save time in the next rounds. 8/2/2014 14 How to prepare for Civil Services Examination-An Introductory Lecture by Subir Maitra at ATI-CSSC, Salt Lake
  15. 15. TIPS FOR ANSWERING QUESTIONS AT THE PRELIMS Allocate time for each answer:  In GS Prelims Paper-1, since you are to answer 100 questions (80 questions for Paper-2) in two hours, you have an average of 72 seconds (90 seconds for Paper-2) for each question.  So on pro rata basis you should answer 25 questions every 30 minutes (20 questions every half an hour for Paper-2).  But be harsh with yourself in the first hour. Allocate 40-45 seconds for each question (55-60 seconds in case of Paper-2). 8/2/2014 15 How to prepare for Civil Services Examination-An Introductory Lecture by Subir Maitra at ATI-CSSC, Salt Lake
  16. 16. THE BEST BOOK IN THE MARKET IN HINDI. FIRST EDITION SOLD OUT IN TWO MONTHS. REPRINTS ORDERED. TO BE AVAILABLE ON AMAZON AND FLIPKART. 08/03/2014 Subir Maitra/ATI-CSSC iasstudymat.blogspot.in 1 6
  17. 17. TIPS FOR ANSWERING QUESTIONS AT THE PRELIMS  Thus if in the first 30 minutes you haven’t answered 30- 35 questions (25-27 questions in case of optional subject), you should tell yourself that you are not doing well.  This is because in the first hour you will be answering the easiest questions and in the last half-hour you will need plenty of spare time for “logic and guesswork”. 8/2/2014 17 How to prepare for Civil Services Examination-An Introductory Lecture by Subir Maitra at ATI-CSSC, Salt Lake
  18. 18. THE BEST BOOK IN THE MARKET. FIRST EDITION SOLD OUT IN TWO MONTHS. REPRINTS ORDERED. TO BE AVAILABLE ON AMAZON AND FLIPKART. 08/03/2014 Subir Maitra/ATI-CSSC iasstudymat.blogspot.in 1 8
  19. 19. TIPS FOR ANSWERING QUESTIONS AT THE PRELIMS Negative marking:  There will be penalty for wrong answers.  For each wrong answer,one-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.  If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty.  But if a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question. 19 How to prepare for Civil Services Examination-An Introductory Lecture by Subir Maitra at ATI-CSSC, Salt Lake
  20. 20. ANALYSIS OF GS PRELIMS QUESTIONS RELATED TO INDIAN ECONOMY (2005-2013): CSE GS Prelims 2013  1.Balance of payments;  2.RBI’s regulation;  3.Bank Rate;  4.Deficit financing;  5.Disguised unemployment;  6.Capital account;  7.Inflation;  8.Liquid asset of bank;  9.Open market operations;  10. Priority sector lending by banks;  11.Demographic dividend;  12.Inflation;  13.Economic growth;  14.National income;  15.Credit to rural poor;  16.Foreign exchange reserve;  17.Inflation;  18.Demand and supply of money; 8/2/2014 20 How to prepare for Civil Services Examination-An Introductory Lecture by Subir Maitra at ATI-CSSC, Salt Lake
  21. 21. THE FINEST GS BOOK FOR CIVIL SERVICES PRELIMINARY EXAM. AVAILABLE ON AMAZON AND FLIPKART. 08/03/2014 Subir Maitra/ATI-CSSC iasstudymat.blogspot.in 2 1
  22. 22. ANALYSIS OF GS PRELIMS QUESTIONS RELATED TO INDIAN ECONOMY (2005-2013): CSE GS Prelims 2012  1. National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) and Indian agriculture;  2. National Rural Health Mission;  3. National Rural Livelihood Mission;  4. Multi-dimensional Poverty Index of UNDP;  5. Thirteenth Finance Commission;  6. Industrial Policy;  7. Ryotwari Settlement;  8. Demographic transition;  9. Index of Industrial Production;  10. Janani Suraksha Yojana;  11. Employees’ State Insurance Scheme;  12. District Rural Development Agencies;  13. Reserve Bank of India;  14. Capital gains;  15. Measures to increase in the money supply in the economy;  16. Foreign Direct Investment;  17. Price of a currency in international market;  18. Lead Bank Scheme; 8/2/2014 22 How to prepare for Civil Services Examination-An Introductory Lecture by Subir Maitra at ATI-CSSC, Salt Lake
  23. 23. ANALYSIS OF GS PRELIMS QUESTIONS RELATED TO INDIAN ECONOMY (2005-2013): CSE GS Prelims 2011  1. Union Budget 2011-12;  2. Food Inflation;  3. Fiscal Stimulus;  4. Visit by foreign nationals to India;  5. Current Account Deficit;  6. Base Effect of Inflation;  7. Demographic dividend;  8. Value Added Tax;  9. Closed economy;  10. Difference between FDI and FII;  11. Aam Admi Bima Yojana;  12. Mega Food Parks;  13. Micro Finance;  14. MGNREGA;  15. Union Budget;  16. Finance Commission;  17. Australia Group and Wassenaar Arrangement;  18. Difference between Vote on Account and Interim Budget;  19. IMF;  20. Teaser Loan by commercial Bank;  21. Growth of Indian economy;  22. Agricultural credit;  23. Inclusive Growth;  24. Disinvestment of the public sector;  25. Economic growth and Inflation;  26. Bank Rate; 8/2/2014 23 How to prepare for Civil Services Examination-An Introductory Lecture by Subir Maitra at ATI-CSSC, Salt Lake
  24. 24. MAJOR TOPICS OF GS PRELIMS QUESTIONS RELATED TO INDIAN ECONOMY (2005-2013):  Census 2001 and Census 2011;  Basic statistics relating to Indian Economy;  Five Year Plans;  Government Policies;  Government Schemes, Projects and Missions;  Committees and their recommendations;  Public Sector Enterprises;  Stock Exchanges and Stock Indices—National and International;  Bank and insurance sector-Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India;  Famous private companies—business houses associated with them and their products/services;  International trading blocks—India as a member;  Environment Economics-- National and International;  Taxes and subsidies;  Miscellaneous; 8/2/2014 24 How to prepare for Civil Services Examination-An Introductory Lecture by Subir Maitra at ATI-CSSC, Salt Lake
  25. 25. READING LIST  NCERT textbooks (XI-XII) on Economics: Read the following sections:  From XI: Course II, Units I—IV;  From XII: Course II, Units IV—V;  Census 2001 and 2011Reports;  Economic Surveys, GOI,(2012-13 and 2013-14);  India 2013 and 2014;  One good guide book on CSE Prelims (Access/TMH/Unique/Spectrum);  One/two good monthly magazines on competitive examination and special issues;  One/two national English dailies;  One economic/business daily, if possible. 8/2/2014 25 How to prepare for Civil Services Examination-An Introductory Lecture by Subir Maitra at ATI-CSSC, Salt Lake
  26. 26. THE FINEST GS BOOK FOR CIVIL SERVICES PRELIMINARY EXAM. AVAILABLE ON AMAZON AND FLIPKART. 08/03/2014 Subir Maitra/ATI-CSSC iasstudymat.blogspot.in 2 6
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