PRELIMS TEST SERIES


 

                     RAM'S 2020 

(INTEGRATED PRELIMS & MAINS TEST SERIES) COURSE DOCUMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAM'S 2020 

(INTEGRATED PRELIMS & MAINS TEST SERIES)







 



 

 

TEST DATE

TOTAL MARKS

No. OF QUESTIONS

SUBJECT

SYLLABUS FOR PRELIMS TEST

SYLLABUS FOR MAINS TEST

1.

30.9.19

100

50

  • Ancient India-1

  • Art and Culture

  • Current Affairs from The Month of April 2019.

  • Prehistory of India


  • Indus Valley Civilization 


  • Early and Later Vedic Period


  • Mahajanapadas


  • Mauryas


  • Ancient Religion

  • Gupta Period


  • Post Guptas


  • Architecture


  • Dance


  • Music

GS - 1

  • Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

2.

15.10.19

100

50

  • Indian Polity-1

  • Current Affairs from The Month of April 2019.

  • Historical Background


  • Salient Features of Indian Constitution


  • Preamble


  • Citizenship



  • Fundamental Rights and Duties


  • Directive principles of state policy

GS-2

  • 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.

3.

30.10.19

100

50

  • Environment-1

  • Current Affairs from The Month of May 2019.

  • Ecology and Ecosystem

  • Biodiversity of India And World

  • Biodiversity Conservation

  • Important Acts and Policies Related to Environment 

  • Environmental Impact Assessment 

GS-3


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

  • Disaster and disaster management.

4.

15.11.19

100

50

  • Indian Economy-1

  • Current Affairs from The Month of May 2019.

  • National Income

  • Growth and Development 

  • Fiscal Policy

  • Monetary Policy

  • Banking

  • Money Market

  • Capital Market

 

GS-3


  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.

  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

  • Government Budgeting.

5.

30.11.19

100

50

  • Medieval India 

  • Current Affairs from The Month of June 2019.

  • Early Medieval India


  • Delhi Sultanate


  • Sufi And Bakthi Movement


  • Bahmani And Vijayanagar Kingdom


  • Mughals


  • Marathas


  • Later Mughals


  • Paintings


  • Pottery


  • Theatre


  • Literature


  • Religious Philosophy

GS-2


  • 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.

6.

15.12.19

100

50

  • Polity-2

  • Current Affairs from The Month of June 2019.

  • System of Government 

  • State Government

  • Central Government

  • Judiciary

  • Local Government

  • Important Cases

  • Election

  • Bills

GS-2

  • 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.

7.

30.12.19

100

50

  • Environment -2

  • Current Affairs from The Month of July 2019.

  • Climate Change

  • Indian Initiatives for Climate Change

  • International Organizations, Polices and Conventions

  • Environmental Governance

  • Environmental Issues

  • Pollution and Mitigation

GS-2

  • 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.

8.

15.1.20

100

50

  • Geography -1

  • Geomorphology

  • Oceanography

  • Climatology

  • Current Affairs from The Month of July 2019.

  • Origin of Earth

  • Earth’s Interior

  • Volcanoes

  • Earthquakes

  • Earth Movements

  • Mountains

  • Landforms

  • Rocks and Soils

  • Reliefs of Ocean

  • Ocean Deposits

  • Ocean Tides and Currents

  • Coral Reefs

  • Structure and Composition of Atmosphere 

  • Insolation and Heat Budget

  • Atmospheric Pressure and Temperature

  • Wind System

  • Cyclones

  • El Nino And Climate Change

  • World Climatic Regions

GS-1

  • Salient features of world’s physical geography.

  • Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent);

9.

30.1.20

100

50

  • Economy-2

  • Current Affairs from The Month of August 2019.

  • Taxation

  • External Sector

  • Infrastructure 

  • Agriculture

  • Planning

  • Sectors of Economy

GS-3

  • 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.

10.

15.2.20

100

50

  • Modern India

  • Current Affairs from The Month of August 2019.

  • Arrival of Europeans

  • Wars During British Period

  • Constitutional Developments

  • Governor Generals

  • Educational Policies

  • Press

  • Civil Services, Police and Judiciary.

  • Tribal and Peasant Uprisings

  • Revolt Of 1857

  • Socio Religious Reforms

GS-1

  • 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.

11.

30.2.20

100

50

  • Polity -3

  • Current Affairs from The Month of September 2019.

  • Constitutional Bodies

  • Non-Constitutional Bodies

  • Tribunals

  • Languages

  • Scheduled and Tri Bal Areas

  • Governance

GS-2

  • 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.

12.

15.3.20

100

50

  • Economics-3 And Schemes

  • Current Affairs from the Month of October 2019.

  • Important Government Schemes

  • Economic Surveys

  • Budget

  • Economic Policies

GS-3

  • 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.

13.

30.3.20

100

50

  • Indian Geography

  • Current Affairs from The Month of November2019.

  • Indian Physiography

  • Drainage Systems

  • Climate and Monsoon

  • Natural Vegetation and Soil

GS-1

  • 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.

14.

15.4.20

100

50

  • India Year Book and World Map

  • Current Affairs from The Month of November2019.

  • India Yearbook 2019

  • Oxford Students Atlas

GS-3

  • Linkages between development and spread of extremism.

  • Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.

15.

19.4.20

100

50

  • India Map Exclusive Test

  • International Organizations

  • Current Affairs from The Month of December2019.

  • Ideological and Political Organizations 

  • Finance Organization

  • Cultural and Regional Groupings

  • Inter-Governmental Organizations

GS-3

  • 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.

16.

23.4.20

100

50

  • Science Basics from Ncerts

  • Science and Technology 

  • Current Affairs from The Month of December 2019.

  • 6th To 12th Ncert Science Books

  • Defence

  • Biotechnology

  • Nuclear Technology

  • Robotics

  • Health

  • Information Technology

GS-3

  • 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.

17.

28.4.20

200

100

  • History Full Portions Test

  • Current Affairs from The Month of January 2020

 

18.

2.5.20

200

100

  • Polity Full Portions Test

  • Current Affairs from The Month of February 2020

 

19.

6.5.20

200

100

  • Environment Full Portions Test

  • Current Affairs from The Month of March 2020

 

20.

10.5.20

200

100

  • Economics Full Portions Test

  • Current Affairs from The Month of April 2020

 

21.

14.5.20

200

100

Geography Full Portions Test

 

22.

18.5.20

200

100

Science and Technology Full Portions Test

 

23.

21.5.20

200

100

Mock Test 1 (Paper 1 & Paper 2)

 

24

25.5.20

200

100

Mock Test 2 (Paper 1 & Paper 2)

 

25.

28.5.20

200

100

      Mock Test 3 (Paper 1 & Paper 2)