CHANAKYA IAS ACADEMY
CHANAKYA PRELIMS TEST SERIES (CPTS) 2023

Objective: A simulation exercise for sincere Civil Services Aspirants who wish to appear in the 2023 Prelims Exam. Chanakya Prelims Test Series is formulated in such a way that it will help in strengthening the conceptual and analytical understanding of the syllabus. The schedule of the test is crafted to integrate the varying nature of the exam and boost effective revision.

PROGRAMME FEATURES:

  • Chanakya Prelims Test Series consists of 30 tests with intensive coverage of the entire Prelims syllabus, encompassing 15 Sectional General Studies tests, 10 FullLength General Studies Tests and 5 CSAT tests.
  • It has basic subject tests for strong command over the subject and exhaustive coverage of 12 months of current affairs.
  • 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
  • The test series provides an All India Ranking.
  • Answer keys with detailed explanations.
  • Value added assets: weekly current affairs, gist of economics survey, the gist of budget will provided through LMS/Chanakya App.
  • Chanakya Civil Services Today – Monthly E-Magazine comprising of current affairs, articles, mind map, infographic and subject wise NCERT Based questions focused on Prelims 2023.

The Test Series has 2 Stages::

  1. Concept-building tests (subject-specific): These consists of 15 tests for the core subject and integrates current affairs month-by-month in each test. Each subject is dedicated to two, or a maximum of three tests. These tests will improve conceptual clarity and strengthen the grasp of static subjects and current affairs.
  2. Replica tests (full-length tests): These are like replicas of the actual prelims examination, covering the whole syllabus of the examination and all the current affairs. These tests are made considering the recent trends of the UPSC prelims examination.
MODE: ONLINE/OFFLINE

Number of Tests: 30 TESTS: 15 SECTIONAL GENERAL STUDIES TESTS + 10 FULL-LENGTH GENERAL STUDIES TESTS + 5 CSAT TESTS

FEE STRUCTURE Rs. 5,500/- + GST

Medium: English and Hindi

CHANAKYA PRELIMS TEST SERIES 2023 - SCHEDULE

TEST PAPER No. SCHEDULED ON (DATE/DAY) SUBJECT SYLLABUS (INDICATIVE ONLY, NOT EXHAUSTIVE) REFERENCE BOOK/ SOURCES
Test: 1 24-Dec-2022 Saturday History Ancient + JUNE CURRENT AFFAIRS
  • Pre-Historic Cultures in India
  • Pastoral and Farming Communities, Indus Valley Civilization,
  • Vedic Society
  • Pre Mauryan-Period, The Mauryan Empire
  • Post-Mauryan India, Growth of Jainism and Buddhism,
  • Imperial Guptas, Harshavardhana, The Southern Dynasties.

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS

NCERTs: Class 6th & 12th

NCERT: Class 11th Introduction to Fine Art (Part 1)

NIOS Art & Culture

ADVANCED CONCEPTS:

CCRT website

India’s Ancient Past by RS Sharma

Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania

CURRENT AFFAIRS:

Chanakya IAS Daily and weekly News Analysis, The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB, Other Sources: Financial Express, Economic Times.

Test: 2 31- Dec -2022 Saturday History Medieval + JUNE CURRENT AFFAIRS
  • 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

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS

NCERTs: Class 7th & 12th

NCERT: Class 11th Introduction to Fine Art (Part 1)

NIOS Art & Culture

ADVANCED CONCEPTS:

CCRT website

A History of Medieval India by Satish Chandra

Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania

CURRENT AFFAIRS:

Chanakya IAS Daily and weekly News Analysis, The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB, Other Sources: Financial Express, Economic Times.

Test: 3 07- Jan -2023 Saturday History Modern + JULY CURRENT AFFAIRS
  • India in the 18th Century
  • European Penetration and British Empire in India
  • British Govt. Structures, Economic, Social & Cultural Policies
  • Social & Cultural awakening in 19th & 20th Century
  • The Revolt of 1857
  • The Moderate Phase (1885-1905)
  • The arrival of Gandhi
  • Indian National Congress
  • Indian Freedom Struggle

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS

NCERTs: Class 8th & 12th

ADVANCED CONCEPTS:

India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra

A Brief History of Modern India by Spectrum

CURRENT AFFAIRS:

Chanakya IAS Daily and weekly News Analysis, The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB, Other Sources: Financial Express, Economic Times.

Test: 4 08-Jan-2023 Sunday Polity Polity 1 + JULY CURRENT AFFAIRS
  • Historical evolution and features, Preamble,
  • Fundamental rights, DPSP Fundamental duties
  • Citizenship, Panchayats, The Scheduled and Tribal Areas,
  • Relations Between the Union and The States Services,
  • Tribunals,
  • Elections,
  • Special Provisions Relating to Certain Classes,
  • Official language provisions,

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS

NCERTs: Class 6th to 12th

ADVANCED CONCEPTS

Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth

Introduction to the Constitution of India by DD Basu

CURRENT AFFAIRS

Chanakya IAS Daily and weekly News Analysis, The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB, Other Sources: Financial Express, Economic Times.

Test: 5 13-Jan-2023 Friday Polity Polity 2 + AUGUST CURRENT AFFAIRS
  • Emergency provisions,
  • Amendments Union and States
  • The President, Vice President, Prime Minister Council of Ministers,
  • Attorney General of India
  • Parliament, The Union,
  • Judiciary
  • Comptroller and Auditor-General of India,
  • State legislature
  • The Governor, CM, CoM, The AdvocateGeneral for the State

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS

NCERTs: 6th to 12th

ADVANCED CONCEPTS:

Indian Polity by M Laxmikant

Introduction to the Constitution of India by DD Basu

CURRENT AFFAIRS:

Chanakya IAS Daily and weekly News Analysis, The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB, Other Sources: Financial Express, Economic Times.

Test: 6 16-Jan-2023 Monday Polity Governance + AUGUST CURRENT AFFAIRS
  • Working of Ministries and Department,
  • Functions of Cabinet Secretariat
  • Functions of Central Secretariat
  • RTI, E-Governance, Citizen Charter
  • Governing Institutions Schemes, Programmes, Policies, Bills.

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS

NCERTs: Class 6th to 12th

ADVANCED CONCEPTS:

Indian Polity by M Laxmikant

CURRENT AFFAIRS

Chanakya IAS Daily and weekly News Analysis, The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB, Other Sources: Financial Express, Economic Times.

Test: 7 21-Jan-2023 Saturday Geography Geography 1 + SEPTEMBER CURRENT AFFAIRS

    Physical & World Geography:

  • The Universe & Solar System.
  • The Origin & Evolution of Earth, Interior of the Earth.
  • Geomorphology: Plate Tectonics, Continents, Endogenic and Exogenic forces, Landform & their Evolution, Minerals & Rocks, Soil.
  • Climatology: Composition & Structure of Atmosphere, Solar Radiation & Heat Balance, Atmospheric Circulation, Precipitation, World Climate.
  • Oceanography: Ocean relief, Temperature, Salinity, Ocean Currents, Ocean Resources.
  • Biogeography: Natural Vegetation, Biomes
  • Physiography: Geological Timelines, Physiographic Division, Drainage Systems.

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS

NCERTs: Classes 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10

ADVANCED CONCEPTS:

NCERTs: 11 & 12

Certificate physical and human geography by Goh Cheng Leong

CURRENT AFFAIRS

Chanakya IAS Daily and weekly News Analysis, The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB, Other Sources: Financial Express, Economic Times.

Test: 8 22-Jan-2023 Sunday Geography Geography 2 + SEPTEMBER CURRENT AFFAIRS

    Physical Geography of India:

  • Location, Area and Boundaries
  • Physiography: Geological Timelines, Physiographic Division, Drainage Systems
  • Climate
  • Vegetation, Soil
  • Natural vegetation, Plant and Animal Life
  • Natural Hazard & Disasters.

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS

NCERTs: Classes 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10

ADVANCED CONCEPTS:

NCERTs: 11 & 12

Certificate physical and human geography by Goh Cheng Leong

CURRENT AFFAIRS:

Chanakya IAS Daily and weekly News Analysis, The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB, Other Sources: Financial Express, Economic Times.

Test: 9 28-Jan-2023 Saturday Environment & Ecology Environment & Ecology 1 + OCTOBER CURRENT AFFAIRS
  • 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.

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS

NCERTs

ADVANCED CONCEPTS:

Websites of relevant ministries and organisations.

Down To Earth Magazine, Science Reporter

CURRENT AFFAIRS:

Chanakya IAS Daily and weekly News Analysis, The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB, Other Sources: Financial Express, Economic Times.

Test: 10 29-Jan-2023 Sunday Environment & Ecology Environment & Ecology 2 + OCTOBER CURRENT AFFAIRS
  • 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
  • Renewable energy
  • Other Govt Agencies

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS

NCERTs

OTHER SOURCES:

Websites of relevant ministries and organisations.

Down To Earth Magazine, Science Reporter

CURRENT AFFAIRS:

Chanakya IAS Daily and weekly News Analysis, The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB, Other Sources: Financial Express, Economic Times.

Test: 11 04-Feb-2023 Saturday Science & Technology Science & Technology 1 + NOVEMBER CURRENT AFFAIRS
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Applied Biology

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS

NCERT Books, Lucent’s General Science

OTHER SOURCES:

Websites of relevant ministries and organisations.

Down To Earth Magazine, Science Reporter

CURRENT AFFAIRS:

Chanakya IAS Daily and weekly News Analysis, The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB, Other Sources: Financial Express, Economic Times.

Test: 12 05-Feb-2023 Sunday Science & Technology Science & Technology 2 + NOVEMBER CURRENT AFFAIRS
  • Modern Day Technology
  • New developments

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS

NCERT Books, Lucent’s General Science

OTHER SOURCES:

Websites of relevant ministries and organisations.

Down To Earth Magazine, Science Reporter

CURRENT AFFAIRS:

Chanakya IAS Daily and weekly News Analysis, The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB, Other Sources: Financial Express, Economic Times.

Test: 13 11-Feb-2023 Saturday Economy Economy 1 + DECEMBER CURRENT AFFAIRS
  • Basic concepts of Economy, Classification of Economy
  • National Income, Purchasing Power Parity, Socio-economic indicators
  • Money & Banking
  • Inflation
  • Indian Financial Market, Importance of Money Market,
  • Types of Capital Market, Nature and functions of a stock exchange and various regulatory bodies.
  • Government Budgeting/Deficits
  • Fiscal Policy – Revenue, Taxation
  • Subsidies, Economy of India

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS

NCERT: 11th Class (Indian Economic Development)

NCERT: 12th Class (Macroeconomics)

ADVANCED CONCEPTS:

Indian economy by Nitin Singhania

Websites of relevant ministries and organisations,

Arthapedia

CURRENT AFFAIRS:

Chanakya IAS Daily and weekly News Analysis, The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB, Other Sources: Financial Express, Economic Times.

Test: 14 12-Feb-2023 Sunday Economy Economy 2 + DECEMBER CURRENT AFFAIRS
  • Planning, Objectives of Planning – Major Objective of Planning, Planning History
  • Investment Models, Classification of Investment, FDI, FPI, Angel Investors and Start-ups, External Sector, Fixed Foreign Currency Market, Float Foreign Currency Market,
  • Balance of Payments,
  • Various International Organizations and Trade agreements

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS:

NCERT: 11th Class (Indian Economic Development)

NCERT: 12th Class (Macroeconomics)

ADVANCED CONCEPTS:

Indian economy by Nitin Singhania

Websites of relevant ministries and organisations,

Arthapedia,

CURRENT AFFAIRS:

Chanakya IAS Daily and weekly News Analysis, The Hindu, The Indian Express, PIB, Other Sources: Financial Express, Economic Times.

Test: 15 19-Feb-2023 Sunday Economy Economy 3 + JANUARY CURRENT AFFAIRS
  • Budget & Economic Survey

Budget & Economic Survey

Test: 16 25-Feb-2023, Saturday GS FLT Complete Syllabus + Current Affairs
Test: 17 4-March-2023, Saturday GS FLT Complete Syllabus + Current Affairs
Test: 18 11-March-2023, Saturday GS FLT Complete Syllabus + Current Affairs
Test: 19 18-March-2023, Saturday GS FLT Complete Syllabus + Current Affairs
Test: 20 25-March-2023, Saturday GS FLT Complete Syllabus + Current Affairs
Test: 21 01-Apr-2023, Saturday GS FLT Complete Syllabus + Current Affairs
Test: 22 02-Apr-2023, Sunday CSAT Complete Syllabus + Current Affairs
Test: 23 08-Apr-2023, Saturday GS FLT Complete Syllabus + Current Affairs
Test: 24 09-Apr-2023, Sunday CSAT Complete Syllabus + Current Affairs
Test: 25 14-Apr-2023, Friday GS FLT Complete Syllabus + Current Affairs
Test: 26 21-Apr-2023, Friday CSAT Complete Syllabus + Current Affairs
Test: 27 and 28 29-Apr-2023, Saturday GS FLT+CSAT Complete Syllabus + Current Affairs
Test: 29 and 30 6-May-2023, Saturday GS FLT+CSAT Complete Syllabus + Current Affairs

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