Intended objective of CMTS - 2023 is an intellectual exercise which 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 analyse, and take a view on a variety of subjects in sync with requirements of UPSC Mains exam. There is 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 GS Papers in 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 – Chanakya Mains Test Series (CMTS) program. CMTS–2023 is simulation exercise for sincere Civil Services aspirants who wish to keep the competitive edge in this exam. Quest of our Test Series is to cover entire Civil Services Mains Examination syllabus in a systematic and proactive manner which will help candidates to score high marks in the exams. Our aim is to help the aspirants in fine tuning the answer writing skills and ensuring that they make the maximum utilization of 3 hours in exam.


  • CMTS will consist of total 21 Tests, judiciously subdivided into 10 Advanced Tests, 8 Full Length Tests & 3 Essay Tests.
  • In sync with changing Dynamics and Pattern of Mains Examination.
  • Intensive coverage of syllabus in a systematic manner.
  • Model answers of each test will help to upgrade your knowledge base and gauge your competence level at regular intervals.
  • Model answers of each test will help to upgrade your knowledge base and gauge your competence level at regular intervals.
  • Flexible schedule for students to take the test as per their convenience (after release of the test on the scheduled date).


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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