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“Practice makes us what we shall be” - Swami Vivekananda

It’s a well-established fact that answer writing simulation exercise is considered sine-qua-non to clear Civil Services Mains Examination. The ever-evolving and dynamic nature of Mains GS Papers in the recent past makes it obligatory for the aspirants to practice and inculcate the art of effective, relevant, meaningful, and succinct answers. Keeping with this spirit, Chanakya IAS Academy brings to you the most comprehensive UPSC Mains Test Series– the Chanakya Mains Test Series (CMTS) 2023 program.

The objective of CMTS - 2023 is an intellectual exercise that aims to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates with a quest to develop and inculcate a better understanding of all relevant issues, ability to analyze and take a view on a variety of subjects in sync with requirements of UPSC Mains exam.

CMTS–2023 is a simulation exercise for sincere Civil Services aspirants who wish to keep a competitive edge in this exam. We endeavor to offer you the best test series for UPSC as we will cover the entire Civil Services Mains Examination syllabus systematically and proactively which will help candidates to score high marks in the exams. We aim to help the aspirants in fine-tuning the answer writing. Chanakya Mains Test Series 2023 comprises of a total 21 Tests, judiciously subdivided into 10 Advanced Tests, 8 Full-Length Tests & 3 Essay Tests. CMTS 2023 is designed in a manner that it will be your constant guide and comrade as we embark on this ordeal; Read on to understand what sets us apart & makes CMTS- 2023 the best test series for UPSC.

KEY Features:

  • Holistic coverage of the Mains syllabus under the Advance test and Full Length Test.
  • Emphasis on strengthening the basic concepts.
  • Special emphasis on understanding the tone and demand of the questions.
  • Encouraging critical and independent analysis of the questions.
  • Developing answer writing skills. With special attention to the structure & presentation of the answers.
  • Well-researched questions as per standards of the real exam.
  • Timely evaluation of the answer copies by seasoned experts.
  • Comprehensive feedback mechanism to aid every single aspirant.


  • Time management to enable the aspirants to effectively attempt questions.
  • Extensive attention to the amalgamation of the basic concepts with the current events of national and international importance.
  • One-to-one mentor support for personalized feedback.
  • Ample time for revisions.
  • Instilling discipline through a well-structured yet flexible schedule to take the test as per their convenience (after the release of the test on the scheduled date).
  • Special strategy classes to manage yourself in the examination hall.

With the sole intention of equipping you with the right skills, we at Chanakya IAS Academy will strive alongside you in writing meaningful, relevant, and succinct answers paving the way to success.

The Process


  • Fill out the online enrollment form mentioning your preferred centre or reach out to your preferred centre directly.
  • After Registration, you will be allotted a CMTS roll no. from your chosen centre.
  • Follow the test schedule to take the test. Since the schedule is flexible, you may appear as per convenience on or post the release date at your chosen centre between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Students must fill in the student information on the first page of the Answer Booklet carefully along with the assigned CMTS roll no.
  • After submitting the Attempted booklet to the centre coordinator, the booklet will be sent for Evaluation to the Head office and Model answers will be given to you.
  • You will receive your booklet within 10-15 working days.


  • Fill out the online enrollment form.
    After registration, you will be given a Login Id and Password to access CMTS.
  • Go to Chanakya IAS Academy LMS Login Page:
  • Do not forget to write “https://” in the above link to get the home page live.
  • Enter your login details
  • Then on the date of the Exam, you can check online and attempt the paper. (We have a flexible schedule you can come to attempt the test on any day after the release of the test on the test Date).
  • From there you will get access to model answers and your evaluated copies with feedback.
  • You will receive your booklet within 10-15 working days.

‘One ounce of practice is worth a thousand pounds of theory.’ Swami Vivekananda

Make optimum use of your attempt this year by enrolling in our flagship UPSC Test Series 2023; practicing your way to perfection.


Test: 1 17-Jun-2023 Saturday GS PAPER 1: Indian Art & Culture, Indian Society
  • Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms,
  • literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  • Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms,
  • literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  • 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.
  • + Current Affairs
Test: 2 18-Jun-2023 Sunday GS PAPER 1: Modern History, World History
  • Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- signi cant events, personalities,
  • The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors / contributions from di erent parts of the country.
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
  • 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.
  • + Current Affairs
Test: 3 24-Jun-2023 Saturday GS PAPER 1: Geomorphology, Climatology, Oceanography, Bio geography, Human Geography
  • 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).
  • + Current A airs
Test: 4 25-Jun-2023 Sunday GS PAPER 1: Regional Geography, Climate, Mineral, Industry, Natural, Vegetation
  • 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  ora and fauna and the e ects of such changes.
  • + Current A airs
Test: 5 01-Jul-2023 Saturday GS PAPER 2: Constitution, Governance, Social Justice
  • Indian Constitution — historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, signi cant 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  nances 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.
  • Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
  • Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • + Current Affairs
Test: 6 02-Jul-2023 Sunday GS PAPER 2: International Relations, Security Issues, Social Justice

India and its neighborhood- relations.

  • Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or a ecting 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.
  • + Current Affairs
Test: 7 08-Jul-2023 Saturday GS PAPER 3: Economy
  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization,
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
  • Government Budgeting.
  • + Current Affairs
Test: 8 09-Jul-2023 Sunday GS PAPER 3: Economy
  • 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 e ects on industrial growth.
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
  • Investment models.
  • + Current Affairs
Test: 9 16-Jul-2023 Sunday GS PAPER 3: Environment, DM & Science & Tech

Science & Technology

  • Science and Technology- developments and their applications and e ects in everyday life.
  • Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
  • Awareness in the  elds of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
  • + Current Affairs

Bio diversity, Environment, Disaster Management

  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
  • Disaster and disaster management.
  • + Current Affairs


  • 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.
  • + Current Affairs
Test: 10 22-Jul-2023 Saturday GS PAPER 4: Ethics and Integrity
  • This paper will include questions to test the candidates’ attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society. Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects. The following broad areas will be covered :
  • 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 in uence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social in uence 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.
  • + Current Affairs
Test: 11 23-Jul-2023 Sunday ESSAY 1

Test: 12 30-Jul-2023 Sunday GS PAPER 1: FULL LENGTH TEST

Complete Syllabus of GS Paper 01 + Current affairs

Test: 13 05-Aug-2023 Saturday GS PAPER 2: FULL LENGTH TEST

Complete Syllabus of GS Paper 02 + Current affairs

Test: 14 06-Aug-2023 Sunday GS PAPER 3: FULL LENGTH TEST

Complete Syllabus of GS Paper 03 + Current affairs

Test: 15 12-Aug-2023 Saturday GS PAPER 4: FULL LENGTH TEST

Complete Syllabus of GS Paper 04 + Current affairs

Test: 16 13-Aug-2023 Sunday ESSAY 2

Test: 17 19-Aug-2023 Saturday GS PAPER 1: FULL LENGTH TEST

Complete Syllabus of GS Paper 01 + Current affairs

Test: 18 20-Aug-2023 Sunday GS PAPER 2: FULL LENGTH TEST

Complete Syllabus of GS Paper 02 + Current affairs

Test: 19 26-Aug-2023 Saturday GS PAPER 3: FULL LENGTH TEST

Complete Syllabus of GS Paper 03 + Current affairs

Test: 20 27-Aug-2023 Sunday GS PAPER 4: FULL LENGTH TEST

Complete Syllabus of GS Paper 04 + Current affairs

Test: 21 02-Sep-2023 Saturday ESSAY 3

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