CHANAKYA IAS ACADEMY
CHANAKYA PRELIMS TEST SERIES (CPTS) 2021

UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination is meant to serve as a screening test wherein a candidate has to secure minimum qualifying marks. Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary Examination are eligible for admission to the Main Examination. Preliminary Examination basically consists of two papers of Objective type (Multiple Choice Questions) and carry a maximum of 400 Marks, equally divided among Paper- I (GS) and Paper – II (CSAT). There has been a paradigm shift in the dynamics of Prelims examination in recent past and given the highly conceptual nature of the question asked from the plethora of subject, a serious candidate has to give time to understand, inculcate and make interconnections among the different subject to crack the first but most crucial stage of this exam. Given the paucity of the time, resources and limited exposure, this is a tedious task for a sincere candidate to cover the entire syllabus in a systematic way. To help you out, Chanakya IAS Academy is pleased to bring in one of most comprehensive, systematic and cost-effective test series which is prepared by our competent Subject Experts and designed to cover the entire syllabus in a judicious, effective and time-bound manner which will help you to demolish the fear of Prelims Examination. Quest of Chanakya Prelims Test Series- 2021 (CPTS- 2021) is the integration of your commitment and devotion with our years of experience in guiding and navigating you to your goal successfully. Last but not the least, it is well known fact that knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice, however merely practice will not make you perfect, but its ‘perfect practice’ that makes you perfect and we assure you of perfect practice!

Salient Features

  • 12 Sectional Test with intensive coverage of entire Prelims syllabus + 8 Full-Length Test which aims to simulate UPSC Prelims exam.
  • 5 CSAT simulation test which will help candidates to demolish fear of Prelims Paper-2
  • Intensive coverage of syllabus in a systematic manner.
  • Designed to cover Basic Sources (NCERTs) as well as advanced sources in an exhaustive way.
  • In sync with changing Dynamics and Pattern of Prelims exam
  • Focus on the Conceptual clarity with a judicious admixture of Easy, Medium and Advanced Level Questions.
  • Detailed Explanation of each question which will help to brush your knowledge base and gauge your competence level at regular intervals
  • One of most reliable, accessible and affordable test series.
  • Available in OFFLINE (at our selected test centres) as well as ONLINE mode.
  • Coverage of nearly 2500 high-quality MCQs with their detailed explanation which will help aspirants to understand the dynamics of UPSC Prelims exam and align your preparation in a proactive and systematic manner.

FEE STRUCTURE

DETAILED PROGRAMME

TEST PAPER NOS

GS Test: 1

GS Test: 2

CSAT Test: 1

GS Test: 3

GS Test: 4

GS Test: 5

GS Test: 6

CSAT Test: 2

CSAT Test: 7

GS Test 8

GS Test 9

GS Test: 10

GS Test: 11

CSAT Test: 3

GS Test: 12

GS Test: 13

GS Test: 14

CSAT Test: 4

GS Test: 15

GS Test: 16

GS Test: 17

GS Test: 18

CSAT Test: 5

GS Test: 19

SCHEDULED ON (DATE/DAY)

17th Jan, 2021 (Sunday)

24th Jan, 2021 (Sunday)

25th Jan, 2021 (Monday)

31th Jan, 2021 (Sunday)

7th Feb, 2021 (Sunday)

14th Feb, 2021 (Sunday)

21st Feb, 2021 (Sunday)

22nd Feb, 2021 (Monday)

28th Feb, 2021 (Sunday)

7th March, 2021 (Sunday

14th March, 2021 (Sunday)

21st March, 2021 (Sunday)

27th March, 2021 (Saturday)

31st March, 2021 (Wednesday)

4th April, 2021 (Sunday)

11th April, 2021 (Sunday)

18th April, 2021 (Sunday)

19th April 2021 (Monday)

25th April, 2021 (Sunday)

2nd May 2021 (Sunday)

9th May 2021 (Sunday)

16th May 2021 (Sunday)

17th May,2021 (Monday)

23th May 2021 (Sunday)

NATURE OF
THE TEST

Sectional

Sectional

Full Length Test

Sectional

Sectional

Sectional

Full Length Test

Full Length Test

Sectional

Comprehensive

Comprehensive

Comprehensive

Sectional

Full Length Test

Full Length Test

Full Length Test

Sectional

Full Length Test

Full Length Test

Full Length Test

Full Length Test

Full Length Test

Full Length Test

Full Length Test

SUBJECT

Indian Polity and Governance (P1)

Indian Polity and Governance (P2)

GS Paper 2

History: Ancient India + Art & Culture (H1)

History: Modern India (H3)

Geography: World Geography (G1)

Geography: Indian Geography (G2)

GS Paper 2

Economic and Social Development (E1)

Economic Survey 2020-21 Budget 2020 – 21

Economic and Social Development (E2)

Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change (Ec1)

General Science & Technology (S1)

GS Paper 2

GS Paper 1 (FLT 1)

GS Paper 1 (FLT 2)

GS Paper 1 (FLT 3)

GS Paper 2

GS Paper 1 (FLT 4)

GS Paper 1 (FLT 5)

GS Paper 1 (FLT 6)

GS Paper 1 (FLT 7)

GS Paper 2

GS Paper 1 (FLT 8)

T SYLLABUS (INDICATIVE
ONLY, NOT EXHAUSTIVE)

  • Political systems: Democratic & Non-Democratic, Parliamentary & Presidential, Unitary & Federal, Direct and Representative, Republic and Monarchy etc
The Historical underpinning
  • The Making of the Constitution
  • The Philosophy of the Constitution
  • Salient Features of the Constitution
  • The Preamble
  • The Union & its Territory
  • Citizenship
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Fundamental Duties
  • Directive Principles of State Policy
  • Amendment of the Constitution
  • Basic Structure of the Constitution
  • Emergency Provisions
  • Presidential & Parliamentary System
  • The Union Executive: The President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Council of the Minister, Cabinet Committees
  • The State Executive: The Governor, Chief Minister, State C.o.M
  • The Union & State Legislature
  • The Union & State Legislature
  • Nature of Indian Federal System
  • Centre-State Relations: Administrative, Legislative, Financial
  • Inter-state relations
CURRENT AFFAIRS – June 2020
  • Local Government- Panchayat & Municipalities
  • The Union Territories
  • Special Provisions related to states
  • Administration of 5th and 6th schedule areas
  • Political Parties
  • Anti- Defection Laws
  • The Judiciary: Supreme Court, High Courts, Subordinate Courts
  • The Attorney-General & The Advocate-General
  • The CAG
  • The UPSC and State PSC
  • The Election Commission of India & Elections
  • Finance Commission
  • National Commission for SC/ST/OBC/Minorities/Women and other vulnerable sections.
  • Special Officer for Linguistics Minorities
  • NITI Aayog
  • NHRC & SHRC
  • Central and State Information Commission
  • Central Vigilance Commission
  • Central Bureau of Investigation
  • Administrative Tribunals
  • The Lokpal & Lokayuktas
  • Co-Operative Societies
  • Official Language
  • National Integration
  • Good Governance: Citizen Charter, E Gov
CURRENT AFFAIRS – July 2020
COMPLETE SYLLABUS
  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision-making and problem-solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level)
  • Datainterpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. - Class X level)
  • • English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level)
MEDIEVAL INDIA
  • Early Medieval Period
  • Northern India
  • Southern India
  • The Delhi Sultanates
  • Age of Vijayanagar & Bahmani Kingdoms
  • Religious movements- Bhakti, Sufi, Vaishnavas etc
  • The Mughal Period
  • The Marathas
  • Economic and Social Life, Education in each period)
CURRENT AFFAIRS –August 2020
MODERN INDIA
  • India in the 18th Century
  • European Penetration and British Empire in India
  • British Govt. Structures, Economic, Social & Cultural Policies
  • Social & Cultural Policies
  • Social & Cultural awakening in 19th & 20th Century
  • The Revolt of 1857 Indian Freedom Struggle
  • The Moderate Phase (1885-1905
  • The Extremist Phase (1905-1918) –Partition of Bengal, Swadeshi Movt, Morley Minto Reforms, Partition of Congress, Home Rule League Movt, Ghadar etc.
  • Revolutionary Terrorism
  • Communalism
  • The Gandhian Politics (1917-1947)
  • Satyagraha, Rowlatt act, Montague Chelmsford Reforms
  • Non-Cooperation - Khilafat Movement
  • Civil Disobedience Movement
  • Quit India Movement
  • INA
  • Freedom with Partition
Others
  • Key Personalities of Freedom Struggle
  • Governor-General/Viceroys, - Reforms / Acts / Committee - Congress Session
  • Role of Press
CURRENT AFFAIRS – Sept 2020
WORLD GEOGRAPHY
  • The Universe & Solar System
  • The Origin & Evolution of Earth, Interior of the Earth
  • Geomorphology: Plate Tectonics, Continents, Endogenic (Earthquake, Volcanism) and Exogenic
  • (Weathering, Mass Movement,) forces, Landform & their Evolution, Minerals & Rocks, Soil
  • Climatology: Composition & Structure of Atmosphere, Solar Radiation & Heat Balance, Atmospheric Circulation, Precipitation, World Climate
  • Social & Cultural awakening in 19th & 20th Century
  • Oceanography: Ocean relief, Temperature, Salinity, Ocean Currents, Ocean Resources
  • Biogeography: Natural Vegetation, Biomes
  • Physiography: Geological Timelines, Physiographic Division, Drainage Systems
ECONOMIC & HUMAN GEOGRAPHY: WORLD
  • Demography and Population
  • Land Resources and Agriculture
  • Industries and Manufacturing
  • Transport and Communication
CURRENT AFFAIRS – Oct 2020
  • Physiography: Geological Timelines, Physiographic Division, Drainage Systems
ECONOMIC & HUMAN GEOGRAPHY: WORLD
  • Demography and Population
  • Land Resources and Agriculture
  • Industries and Manufacturing
  • Transport and Communication
CURRENT AFFAIRS – Oct 2020
INDIAN GEOGRAPHY
  • Location, Area and Boundaries
  • Physiography: Geological Timelines, Physiographic Division, Drainage Systems
  • Climate
  • Vegetation
  • Soil
  • Natural vegetation, Plant and Animal Life
  • Natural Hazard & Disasters
ECONOMIC & HUMAN GEOGRAPHY: INDIA
  • Land Resources & Agriculture
  • Water Resources & Irrigation
  • Livestock resources
  • Mineral & Energy Resources’
  • Marine Resources
  • Industry
  • Population, Migration and Settlements
  • Urbanisation
  • Tribes In India
  • Transport and communications
CURRENT AFFAIRS – Nov-1-15,2020
COMPLETE SYLLABUS
  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision-making and problem-solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level),
  • Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. - Class X level)
  • English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level)
BALANCE OF PAYMENT AND FOREIGN TRADE
  • Current account & Capital Account
(FDI, FII, FPI etc)
  • Exchange Rate Regimes, Foreign Exchange Reserves, External Debt
  • Exchange Rates – Nominal Vs Real, NEER Vs REER, Purchasing Power Parity
  • Foreign Trade - Direction & Composition of Trade
ECONOMIC PLANNING & PERSPECTIVES
  • Nature & Types of Planning – Imperative Vs. Indicative
  • Planning in India: Five Year Plans
  • New Economic Policy – Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalization
  • From Planning Commission to NITI Ayog
  • Investment models
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS and issues related to it.
CURRENT AFFAIRS - Dec 1- 15, 2020
  • Economic Survey
  • General Budget
INDIAN AGRICULTURE
  • Agriculture Sector: Cropping Pattern, Irrigation, Animal Husbandry
  • Key Issues in Agriculture Sector: Capital Formation, Land Reforms, Subsidies,
  • Procurement Policy & Issues - MSP, Buffer Stock, PDS,
  • Agriculture Marketing, APMC Act
  • Agriculture Insurance & Credit
  • Agriculture Research
  • Climate Change and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Agriculture Related Schemes
INDUSTRIAL SECTOR
  • Industrial Development and Policy Since Independence, Licensing
  • Indian Manufacturing Sector:
MSME, New Manufacturing Policy & NIMZ
  • Recent Initiatives - Make in India, Start Up India, Stand Up India,
  • Labour Reforms
  • Companies Act
  • Disinvestment and Recent Trends
SERVICES SECTOR
  • India's Services Sector - Share in GDP, Capital Formation, Employment, FDI
  • Banking, Insurance, Tourism, Railways, Aviation etc
INFRASTRUCTURE
  • Energy and Power Sector
  • Transport – Roads, Railways, Aviation, Shipping & Ports, Dedicated Freight Corridor
  • Rural & Urban Infrastructure
  • IT, Telecommunication, & Digital India
  • PPP
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION
  • IMF, World Bank, WTO, UN, ADB, AIIB, Bilateral and Regional Cooperation
CURRENT AFFAIRS – Dec 16- 31,2020
  • Ecology and Ecosystem: Basic Concepts & Components
  • Ecosystem and its types: Terrestrial and Aquatic
  • Environmental pollution: Air, Water, Soil, Noise, Radioactive, E waste, Solid Waste
  • Environmental Issues: Global warming, Climate change, Ozone depletion, Eutrophication, Acidification etc.
  • Biodiversity: Flora, Fauna – India & World
  • Conservation efforts and Mitigation strategy: India & World
  • Protected area network
  • Climate Change Organisations
  • Conventions, Acts and Policies
  • Environment Impact Assessment
  • Sustainable development
  • Renewable energy, Bioremediation
HUMAN & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
  • UNDP Human Development Report
  • Inclusive Growth
  • Poverty & Inequality
  • Skill Development & Employment
  • Education
  • Health
  • Women and Child Development
  • Socio Economic Caste Census
  • Related Social Sector Schemes
  • International Standards
  • Indices
GOVERNMENT SCHEMES
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Applied Biology
  • Modern Day Technology
  • New developments
CURRENT AFFAIRS- Jan 1-15, 2021
COMPLETE SYLLABUS
  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision-making and problem-solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level),
  • Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. - Class X level)
  • English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level)
INDIA YEAR BOOK 2021
CURRENT AFFAIRS- AFFAIRS Jan 16-31,2021
COMPLETE SYLLABUS + CURRENT AFFAIRS: + CURRENT AFFAIRS: Feb 1-15,2021
COMPLETE SYLLABUS + CURRENT AFFAIRS: Feb 16-28,2021
COMPLETE SYLLABUS
COMPLETE SYLLABUS + CURRENT AFFAIRS: Feb 16-28,2021
COMPLETE SYLLABUS+ CURRENT AFFAIRS: March 16-31,2021
COMPLETE SYLLABUS+ CURRENT AFFAIRS: April 1-15,2021
COMPLETE SYLLABUS+ CURRENT AFFAIRS: May 1-15, 2021
COMPLETE SYLLABUS
COMPLETE SYLLABUS +May 16-27, 2021

REFERENCE BOOK/ ,
SOURCES

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS:

New and Old NCERTs: Class 6th to 12th

ADVANCED CONCEPTS:

Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth Introduction to the Constitution of India: DD Basu

CURRENT AFFAIRS:

The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB Other Sources: Yojana,

Kurukshetra

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS:

New and Old NCERTs: Class 6th to 12th

ADVANCED CONCEPTS:

Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth Introduction to the Constitution of India: DD Basu

CURRENT AFFAIRS

The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB

Other Sources: Yojana, Kurukshetra

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS:

  • Old NCERT: Ancient India
  • NIOS Art & Culture
  • Introduction to Fine Art (part 1)

  • NIOS Art & Culture

ADVANCED CONCEPTS

  • CCRT website
CURRENT AFFAIRS

The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB

Other Sources: Financial Express, Yojana

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS:

  • Old NCERT: Modern India
  • India’s Struggle for
  • Independence by Bipan Chandra

ADVANCED CONCEPTS

  • From Plassey to
  • Partition by Shekhar Bandyopadhyaya

CURRENT AFFAIRS

The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB

Other Sources: Financial Express, Yojana

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS:

  • Old NCERT: Class 6, 7, 8

ADVANCED CONCEPTS

  • NCERT: 11th Class -Fundamental of Physical Geography
  • NCERT: 12th Class -Fundamental of Human Geography
  • Certificate physical and human geography - Goh Cheng Leong
  • Physical Geography by Savinder Singh
CURRENT AFFAIRS

The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB

Other Sources: Financial Express, Yojana

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS:

  • NCERT: 11th Class
  • - India Physical Environment

  • NCERT: 12th Class
  • - India People and Economy

CURRENT AFFAIRS

The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB

Other Sources: Financial Express, Yojana

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS:

  • NCERT: 11th Class (Indian
  • - Economic Development) 12th Class (Macroeconomics)

ADVANCED CONCEPTS:
  • Economic Survey
  • Website: Ministry official Websites, Arthapedia,
CURRENT AFFAIRS

The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB

Other Sources: Financial Express, Yojana

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS:

  • Class 12th New NCERT
  • - Biology: Last 4 Chapters

  • ICSE books: Ecology & Environment – Class 9, 10, 11, 12
  • India Year Book
  • Websites of relevant ministries and organisations.
  • Down To Earth
    Magazine, Science Reporter
CURRENT AFFAIRS

The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB

Other Sources: Financial Express, Yojana

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS:

  • Class 12th New NCERT
  • - Biology: Last 4 Chapters

  • ICSE books: Ecology & Environment – Class 9, 10, 11, 12
  • India Year Book
  • Websites of relevant ministries and organisations.
  • Down To Earth
    Magazine, Science Reporter
CURRENT AFFAIRS

The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB

Other Sources: Financial Express, Yojana

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS:

  • NCERT: Science – Class
  • - 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th Biology - Class 12th

ADVANCED CONCEPTS:
  • India Year Book
  • Website: ISRO, DRDO, Official websites of relevant ministries
CURRENT AFFAIRS

The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB

Other Sources: Financial Express, Yojana

  • Official Websites of relevant Ministries and Organisations. NITI Aayog

India Year Book

International Standards

CURRENT AFFAIRS

The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB

Other Sources: Financial Express, Yojana

  • Official Websites of relevant Ministries and Organisations. NITI Aayog

India Year Book

International Standards

CURRENT AFFAIRS

The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB

Other Sources: Financial Express,

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