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GS Mains Advance 2020, Lecture 1 by Dr. Piyush Choubey

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What is this programme all about?

This course is designed to cater GS mains syllabus. In the existing scenario GS mains paper demands effective writing which will come only when a candidate has analytical ability and one can see the things in context.

To whom this course would benefit?

Fresh Candidates one who wish to prepare exclusively for Mains examination and euplicened candidates seeking improve marks .

How it is different from any crash course programme?

It will cover key concepts + contemporary issues + test series. It is an advance course but designed comprehensively to cover syllabus.

What would be the teaching Methodology?

Every topic will start from core concepts to applied context followed by answer writing session and sectional test .

How it is different from a current affairs programme?

In typical current affairs programme generally events and issues of last one years covered. But in this programme core concepts from syllabus along with contemporary issues will be covered.

How much focus would be on essay?

Essay class and Mock is part of this course. Essay is of 250 marks! its important.

What is the difference between answer writing and Test series?

Answer writing session will be conducted after every topic, while test series will be conducted in UPSC pattern i.e. 250 marks & 3 Hrs.

What is the format of study material?

Study material will cover only contemporary issues and applied topics which is short and easy going.

What is the duration of Weekend course?

Duration of Weekend course is approx 4 months, 6 Hrs each on weekends.

What is the duration of Regular course?

Duration of Regular course is approx 4 months, 4 Hrs daily classes.

Syllabus Covered
Topic Listing
Essay Writing

Session - 1

  • Introduction Session
    • Art of making rough work & How to develop a good structure + Test & Discussion
  • Structure of an essay: Introduction, Description and Conclusion
    • Main demands of structure of an essay- concise, relevant, focused, analytical and effective write up - what these entire mean?
    • Grasping the central idea
    • Body parts - introduction, description and conclusion
    • Role of organic link between all the body parts
  • Introduction: Purpose, Presentation and Example on ‘How to write’?
    • Types of Introduction- Beginning with quotes; anecdotes; real life experience; background information or history; Reference to related current events- what is the best way?
    • How to decide what need to be written in introduction?
    • Scope and need for originality in introduction
  • Description:
    • How to make paragraphs
    • How to maintain focus and relevance
    • How to sequence the contents and arguments
    • How to maintain organic link
  • Conclusion: Purpose, presentation and examples how to write
    • The art of wrapping up the description of an idea
    • Closed conclusions versus open conclusions
    • Need for a balanced approach

Session - 2

Entire Syllabus

Session - 3

Entire Syllabus

Session - 4

Entire Syllabus

Test Series

Sectional Test 1 : Indian Polity & Constitution & PIC (15 Nov, 2019)

Indian Polity & Constitution & PIC

  • 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.
  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
  • Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies


  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

Sectional Test 2: Ethics 1 (22 Nov, 2019)

  • Ethics: 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.
  • 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.

Sectional Test 3: Indian Society and Governance (29 Nov, 2019)

Indian Society

  • 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.
  • Effects of globalization on Indian society
  • Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.


  • Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Sectional Test 4: Indian Economy & International Organisation (6 Dec, 2019)

Indian Economy & International Organisation

  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
  • Government Budgeting.
  • 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.
  • Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

Sectional Test 5: Geography (13 Dec, 2019)


  • Salient features of world’s physical geography.
  • Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); 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.

Disaster Management

  • Disaster and disaster management.

Sectional Test 6: International Relations and World History (20 Dec, 2019)

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.

World History

  • History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.

Sectional Test 7: Ethics - 2 (27 Dec, 2019)

  • 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 ethicalguidance; 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.
  • Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
  • Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.
  • Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

Sectional Test 8: Agriculture and Environment (3 Jan, 2020)


  • 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.
  • Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
  • Land reforms in India.


  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

Sectional Test 9: Science Tech. and Internal Security (10 Jan, 2020)

Science - Tech

  • 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, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.

Internal Security

  • 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

Sectional Test 10: Culture & Modern India (17 Jan, 2020)

Culture & Modern India

  • 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

Contemporary Issues Test - 1 (After Prelims)

Polity & Governance Issue + IR

Contemporary Issues Test - 2 (After Prelims)

Indian Economy & Social Issues

Contemporary Issues Test - 3 (After Prelims)

Science Tech & Environment

Full Mock

Mock - 1 (After Prelims)

Paper - 1 (Entire Syllabus)

Mock - 2 (After Prelims)

Paper - 2 (Entire Syllabus)

Mock - 3 (After Prelims)

Paper - 3 (Entire Syllabus)

Mock - 4 (After Prelims)

Paper - 4 (Entire Syllabus)

Mock - 5 (After Prelims)

Paper - 1 (Entire Syllabus)

Mock - 6 (After Prelims)

Paper - 2 (Entire Syllabus)

Mock - 7 (After Prelims)

Paper - 3 (Entire Syllabus)

Mock - 8 (After Prelims)

Paper - 4 (Entire Syllabus)

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