CSE(MAINS)2019 TEST SERIES PROGRAMME

 

                                                                           THE CORE IAS

                                      MAINS TEST SERIES Cum Answer Writing Guidance  SCHEDULE

                                                      Bilingual ( Hindi & English Medium

TEST SERIES CODE: 101

Fee Details

  • First two Class Session & First Test Free for All (*Prior) Registration Mandatory
  • Test Series 9999
  • Class Session cum Test Series Fee: 13999 (Intended to develop basic skill of writing of candidate before actually he  actually start writinh  Test)

Philosophy Of Test Series: Intend to develop Thought Process

UPSC Criteria: The main Examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory

 

     Test No.                                 Test Date                   Topics
Session 1

(Topic Discussion & Orientation Class)

                         19 November

                        (5 PM to 7 PM)

Ø  Indian Constitution

Ø  Parliament & State Legislature

 

Session 2

(Topic Discussion)

                         20 November

                             (5 to 7 PM)

Ø  Important aspects of governance

Ø  Role of civil services in a democracy.

 

Test 1                              24 November (2 to 5) Ø  Polity & Governance
Session 3

(Topic Discussion)

                      26 November

                           (5 to 7 PM)

Ø  Social Justice
Session 4

(Topic Discussion)

                         27 November

                               (5 to 7 PM)

Ø  International Relation
Test No-2                            1 December ( (2 to 5) Ø  Social Justice & IR
Session 5

(Topic Discussion)

                      3 December

                          (5 to 7 PM)

Ø  Economy

 

Session 6

(Topic Discussion)

                  4 December

                     (5 to 7 PM)

Ø  Sc & Tech

Ø  Agronomy

Test No-3                        14 December ( (2 to 5) Ø  Economy & Sc Tech
Session 7

(Topic Discussion)

                                  16 December

                             (5 to 7 PM)

Ø  Ecology & DM
Session 8

(Topic Discussion)

                      17 December

                          (5 to 7 PM)

Ø  Internal Security
Test No-4                        29  December 

( (2 to 5))

Ø  Economy

Ø  Ecology

Ø  Disaster Management, Internal Security

Session 9

(Topic Discussion)

                  1 January

              (5 to 7 PM)

Ø  Ethics & Aptitude

Ø  Related Case Study

Session 10

(Topic Discussion)

              2 January

              (5 to 7 PM)

Ø  Ethics & Aptitude

Ø  Related Case Study

Test No-5                12 January Ethics & Aptitude
Session 11

(Topic Discussion)

1 4 January

(5 to 7 PM)

 

 

Ø  Public/Civil service values and Ethics

Ø  Case Study

Session 12

(Topic Discussion)

             15 January

(5 to 7 PM)

Ø  Probity in Governance

Ø  Case Study

Test No-6 25/26 January Public/Civil service values and Ethics & Probity in Governance

 

 

Session 13

(Topic Discussion)

28 January

(5 to 7 PM)

Ø  Indian Art & culture

Ø  Modern Indian history

Session 14

(Topic Discussion)

29 January

(5 to 7 PM)

Ø  Post-independence consolidation

Ø  History of the world

Test No-7 9 February Ø  History & Art & Culture
Session 15

(Topic Discussion)

11 February

(5 to 7 PM)

Ø  Social Issues

 

Session 16

(Topic Discussion)

12 February

(5 to 7 PM)

Ø  Geography

 

Test 8 23 February Ø  Social Issues & Geograhy
Test No-9

Test No-10

9 March Full Test Paper 1

Full Test Paper 2

Test No-11

Test No-12

16 March Full Test Paper 3

Full Test Paper 4

 

Detailed Strategy & Book List can be accessed from TheCoreIAS Website

Basic Competency Required for Answer

  • Content- Focus on quality of content and respect word limit.
  • Context alignment- Relevant content by understanding the demand of question, its theme and tone, Hidden meaning. Focus on words like examine, analyse, comment, discuss
  • Structure: It is how answer should flow and keeping harmony between the paragraph of answer. At macro level it comprises of Introduction, Main body and Conclusion.
  • Introduction: In context of issue being asked, writing background of issue being discussed in question, explaining concept/ writing definition. It should reflect outline of issue & hint ideas to discussed in upcoming paragraphs of answer.
  • Main Body: It should delve major/core theme of the issue. It should be presented in logical manner according to priority of ideas relevant to question. Ideas should be explained & analysed thoroughly and to be arranged by dividing them into small paragraphs. Each idea has to be connected with another in sequential manner. It should be supported by solid and valid arguments or counter arguments. Wherever illustration is required examples or case study could be provided. It could also be supported by quote data/facts or reports of credential institutions or organisations. There should be linking between the ideas and establish cause effect relationship and how one affects another have to be clarified in answer.
  • Conclusion: For holistic approach of answer writing conclusion is very important. It acts as a logical culmination of the issue or ideas discussed. It gives completeness to answer, making it comprehensive. Also it should be a balanced one taking objective stand regarding the issue being asked in question. Wherever there is scope of suggestion or measures these should be done from the point of view of aspiring civil servant reflecting applied working knowledge.

NOTE

  • Duration Mid : 15th November 2018 to March 2019.
  • Changes in the Test Schedule may be made due to unforeseen circumstances with or without any prior notice.
  • The Institute shall not be responsible for any loss or liability suffered by the students arising out of such adjustments in the Schedule
  • Test Discussion is part of Test Series