(CMTS) 2020
Starting from 29th October, 2020
6 Sectional Test Papers + 4 Full Length Tests + 2 Essay (Available in both English and Hindi medium) Available in online and classroom mode

Intended objective of CMTS - 2020 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 descriptive 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 aspirant to practice and inculcate the art of effective, relevant, meaningful and succinct answers. CMTS –2020 is a 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 Main Exam syllabus in a systematic and proactive manner which will help candidates to score high marks in the exam. Keeping with this spirit, Chanakya IAS Academy brings to you the most comprehensive – Chanakya Mains Test Series program (CMTS). Our quest is to help you in fine tuning your answer writing skills and ensuring that you make the maximum utilization of 3 hours in exam.

Salient Features

  • CMTS will consist of total 12 papers, judiciously subdivided into 6 sectional tests, 4 full length mock tests, 2 Essay papers
  • Intensive coverage of syllabus in a systematic manner
  • Robust feedback mechanism of copy evaluation by subject experts in time bound manner
  • Detailed Explanation of each question which will help to upgrade your knowledge base and gauge your competence level at regular intervals
  • In sync with changing Dynamics and Pattern of Mains exam
  • Focus on continuous improvement of answer writing skills
  • Coverage of nearly entire syllabus and detailed explanation in model answers which will help aspirants to understand the dynamics of UPSC mains exam and align the preparation in a proactive and systematic manner
  • One of the most reliable, accessible and affordable test series

Salient Features



Essay 1

Test Paper 1

Test Paper 2

Test Paper 3

Test Paper 4

Test Paper 5

Test Paper 6

Essay 2

Test Paper 7

Test Paper 8

Test Paper 9

Test Paper 10




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Candidates will be required to write essay on given topics. The choice of subjects will be given.

GS Paper I : Modern Indian History
GS Paper I : World History
GS Paper I : Art and Culture

GS Paper I : Geography
GS Paper III : Environment
GS Paper III : Disaster Management

GS Paper III : Economic Development
GS Paper III : Science & Technology

GS Paper II : Constitution, Polity,
GS Paper II : Governance
GS Paper II : Social Justice

GS Paper II : International Relations
GS Paper III : Security Issues, Indian Society

GS Paper IV : Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude, case studies

Candidates will be required to write essay on the specific topics. The choice of subjects will be given.

Entire syllabus of G.S. Paper I
Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society

Entire syllabus of G.S. Paper II
Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations

Entire syllabus of G.S. Paper III
Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity - Environment, Security and Disaster Management

Entire syllabus of G.S. Paper IV
Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude


Aspirants are expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay, they should try to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Effective and exact expression is key to score better.

  • Old NCERT – Modern History (Bipan Chandra)
  • Bipan Chandra’s “India’s Struggle for freedom” OR Shekhar Bandhopadhyay’s “From Plassey to Partition”
  • “A Brief History of Modern India” -Spectrum Publication
  • Chanakya Class Notes for Modern Indian History
  • Old NCERT of World History – Class X and XII by Arjun Dev
  • Mastering Modern World History by Norman Lowe
  • NIOS – Art and Culture
  • An introduction to Indian Art - Class XI NCERT
  • Chanakya Current Affairs
  • Class XI NCERT: Fundamental of Physical Geography
  • Class XI NCERT: India Physical Environment
  • Class XII NCERT: India - People and Economy
  • Old NCERT books - Class VI, VII, VIII
  • Certified Physical and Human Geography by Goh Cheng Leong
  • Selective reading of World Geography by Majid Hussain
  • Ecology and Environment by Chanakya Publications
  • Disaster management – Yojana magazine
  • Class VII NCERT: Our Environment
  • Class XII Biology NCERT - Unit 10 on Ecology
  • Chanakya Current Affairs
  • Class XI NCERT: Indian Economic Development
  • Indian Economy: Performance and Policies by Uma Kapila
  • Economic Survey
  • The Hindu and Indian Express
  • Govt websites for topics like PDS, initiatives in food processing etc.
  • 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, nanotechnology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights
  • Chanakya Current Affairs
  • 11th NCERT: Indian Constitution at Work
  • Indian Polity by M.Laxmikant OR Introduction to the Constitution of India: D.D.Basu
  • Chanakya Class Notes (Mains Batch)
  • PRS (
  • PIB
  • Yojana and Kurukshetra
  • 2nd ARC report and Puncchi Commission Report.
  • Social problems in India - Ram Ahuja
  • Chanakya Current Affairs
International relations
  • The Hindu and Indian Express
  • Ministry of External Affairs website
  • Challenges and strategy: Rethinking India’s foreign policy by Rajiv Sikri
  • Chanakya Current Affairs
Security issues
  • Ministry of Home Affairs website
  • Challenges to internal security of India by TMH publication
  • Indian Society - Class XI NCERT
  • Chanakya Current Affairs
  • 2nd ARC report on Ethics in Governance
  • Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by G. Subba Rao
  • Chanakya Publication’s Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude

GS -I: UPSC Mains Simulation Test

GS-II: UPSC Mains Simulation Test

GS-III: UPSC Mains Simulation Test

GS-IV: UPSC Mains Simulation Test

Test Centres

South Delhi: 124, 2nd Floor, Satya Niketan, Opp. Sri Venkateswara College, Near Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus Metro Station Gate No.1, New Delhi-110021 | Tel: +91 7303763214

North Delhi: 1596, Outram Lines, Kingsway Camp, Near G.T.B. Nagar Metro Station Gate No 2, New Delhi-110009 | Tel: +91 7303763213

Rajendra Place Delhi: Level 5, Plot No 3B, Rajendra Park, Pusa Road, Near Rajendra Place Metro Station Gate No 4, New Delhi-110060 | Tel: +91 7303763215

Ahmedabad: 301, Sachet III, 3rd Floor, Mirambika School Road, Naranpura, Ahmedabad-380013 | Tel: +91 7303763202

Chandigarh: S. C. O. :- 45-48, Sector 8C, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh-160009 | Tel: +91 7303763540

Dhanbad: Univista Tower, Near Big Bazaar, Saraidhela, Dhanbad-828127 | Tel: +91 7303763219

Guwahati: Silpukhuri, Near SBI evening branch, Distt Kamrup, Guwahati-781003 | Tel: +91 7303763849

Hazaribagh: 3rd Floor, Kaushaliya Plaza, Near Old Bus Stand, Hazaribagh-825301 | Tel: +91 7303763225

Jaipur: Felicity Tower, 1st floor, Near Mahanagar Times, Imli Phatak, Sahakar Marg, Jaipur-302015 | Tel: +91 7303763530

Jammu: 47 C/C, Opposite Mini Market, Green Belt, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu-180004 | Tel: +91 7303763829

Kottakkal: Signet Building, Near Government Rajahs HSS School, NH-17, Malappuram, Kottakkal–676503 | Tel: +91 7303763822

Nagpur: 12, Fuke Patil Marg, Near Ram Dwar, Ambazari Hilltop, Ram Nagar, Nagpur–440010 | Tel: +91 9319464304

Patna: 304, lllrd Floor, above Reliance Trends, Navyug Kamla Business Park, East Boring Canal Road, Patna–800001 | Tel: +91 7303763226

Prayagraj: 10B/1, 1st Floor, Data Tower, Patrika Chauraha, Tashkand Marg, Civil Lines, Prayagraj–211001 | Tel: +91 7303763825

Bhubaneswar: Tel: +91 7303763209 | Indore: Tel: +91 7303763582 | Pune: Tel: +91 7303763204

Ranchi: 1st Floor, Sunrise Forum, Near Debuka Nursing Home, Burdwan Compound, Lalpur, Ranchi–834001 | Tel: +91 7303763217