Mains Examination format.
- There are 4 set of papers in mains :
- One paper of Essay – Paper 1.
- General Studies papers. – Paper 2,3,4,5
- Optional subject Papers. – Paper 6 and 7
- Indian Languages and English language – Paper 8 and 9.
Paper 1. (Essay) – 250 Marks.
- It is a 3 hour Exam, where there will be two sections.
- Each Section carries multiple topics.
- Aspirants can choose one topic to write essay from each section. Thus in total 2 Essays have to be written in 3 Hours, either in Hindi or English.
General Studies Papers.
|1. PAPER 2 (250 Marks)||
|2. PAPER 3 (250 Marks)||• 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. • 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. • 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. • 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. • Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate|
|PAPER 4 (250 Marks)||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. • 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, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. • 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.|
|PAPER 5 (250 Marks)||· 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 behaviour; 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, and their utilities and application in administration and governance. • 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.|
Indian Languages and English language .
Both papers are qualifying in Nature and the scores are not counted in final marks of the applicant.
- Paper 8 (300 marks)- In this paper the candidate can select Hindi OR any Indian language enlisted in the 8th schedule of Indian Constitution.
- Paper 9. (300 marks) – The paper tests writing skills of applicants in English language. The paper is compulsory for ALL aspirants.
Optional Subject.Any Aspirant can choose any one Optional Subject for Mains Examination. for any optional subjects there will be 2 Papers.
- PAPER 6 (total Marks 250).
- PAPER 7 (Total Marks 250).