GENERAL STUDIES FOUNDATION COURSE

 BEST IAS COACHING IN BANGALORE: BELIEVERS IAS ACADEMY 

 

GS foundation course at Believers IAS Academy covers extensive and specialised support for UPSC Preliminary and Mains examination. When an aspirant opts for GS foundation course at Believers which is among the top IAS coaching centres in Bangalore, he/she will be provided class room training coupled with study materials for UPSC preliminary and mains examination [EXCLUDING OPTIONAL ]. Interview guidance will also be provided. 

 

Why should you choose GS foundation course at BIAS? 

  • The major difference between CCP and Foundation Course is the exclusion of OPTIONAL COURSE. This course is suitable for any subject experts who doesn’t require Optional syllabus guidance. 
  • Free prelims and mains test series if enrolled for GS foundation course. 
  • GS foundation course will be handled by extremely good trainers who are best in Bangalore with top IAS coaching experience. 
  • This course outline will also suit you if you are preparing for CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam, CDS, other state PSCs etc. 
  • Every session will end with a 30-minute Current Affairs discussion. 
  • Aspirant gets to access our library for free which is one of the best IAS coaching library in entire Bangalore. 
  • Regular topic discussions and current affairs discussions among students and faculties at the end of class hours. 
  • Our regular current affairs classes and surprise tests has given us results from past 5 years and guided aspirants to realise their dream. 
  • Lesser fee structure compared to the CCP strategy, without any compromise in the quality of service provided. 
  • Clarity in theories & Concepts to answer any given question more accurately. 
  • Ensures conceptual clarity through multiple modes of delivery.  
  • We adopt the most advanced technology in learning. Pictorial representations are entertained so as to build realistic understanding of the subject-matter.  
  • Incredible insights to develop best answers. 
  • Detailed analysis of previous year questions to familiarize students with the UPSC pattern. 
  • Right orientation and tactics. 
  • Prioritises the topics in a result oriented manner. 
  • Helps you to choose what to read and more importantly what not to read in order to approach the mains exam with right strategy. 
  • Experienced faculty – Retired and In-service IAS/IPS officers as guest lecturers to provide you best IAS coaching in Bangalore. 
  • India’s best quality and highly relevant digital and printed materials. 
  • The more personal, small-group teaching is the most distinctive feature of the classroom system. 
  • High Success rate comparable to best IAS coaching centres in Bangalore. 

  

Course format: 

  1. Duration: 10 months. 
  2. Related lectures and visuals will be presented for each topic. 
  3. Mock Tests will be conducted, as a part of the course consecutively. 
  4. Printed material for all the topics will be delivered. 
  5. Monthly Current Affairs magazine will be issued which is of the best IAS coaching standard in Bangalore. 

  

Course Syllabus: 

UPSC Preliminary Examination Syllabus

 

Syllabus of Paper I (200 marks) Duration: Two hours 

  • Current events of national and international importance. 
  • History of India and Indian National Movement. 
  • Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World. 
  • Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayat Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.  
  • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.  
  • General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.  
  • General Science. 

  

Syllabus for Paper II (200 marks) Duration: Two hours 

  • 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).  
  • Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in the Syllabus of Paper-II) will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.  
  • The questions will be of multiple choices, objective type.  
     

Civil Services Mains Examination 

 

Paper - III 

Essay - 250 Marks 

 

Paper-IV 

General Studies-I 250 Marks  


Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society: 

  • Indian culture covers the salient features of Literature, Art Forms, and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 
  • Modern Indian history include the significant events, personalities, issues during the middle of the eighteenth century until the present 
  • Various stages and important contributors and contributions from different parts of the country in ‘The Freedom Struggle’ 
  • Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country 
  • History of the world includes events, forms and effect on the society from 18th century like world wars, industrial revolution, colonization, redrawal of national boundaries, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc 
  • Salient aspects of Diversity of India and Indian Society 
  • Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and remedies 
  • Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism 
  • Distribution of key natural resources across the world including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent; factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world including India 
  • Effects of globalization on Indian society 
  • 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 flora and fauna and the effects of such changes 
  • Salient features of world’s physical geography 

  

Paper-V 

General Studies -II: 250 Marks  


Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations: 

  • Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant 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 finances up to local levels and challenges therein 
  • Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries 
  • Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions 
  • Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these 
  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies 
  • 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 
  • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation 
  • Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies 
  • 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 
  • Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders 
  • Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources 
  • Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures 
  • Issues relating to poverty and hunger 
  • Role of civil services in a democracy 
  • Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 
  • India and its neighborhood- relations 
  • Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate 
  • Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora 

  

Paper-VI 

General Studies -III 250 Marks  


Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management: 

  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 
  • Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management. 
  • Government Budgeting. 
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 
  • 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 
  • Economics of animal-rearing. 
  • Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management. 
  • 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 
  • Land reforms in India. 
  • Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 
  • Investment models. 
  • 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. 
  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 
  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 
  • Disaster and disaster management. 
  • Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 
  • Linkages between development and spread of extremism. 
  • 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 
  • Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate 
  • Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism 

Paper-VII 

General Studies -IV 250 Marks.  


Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude: This paper includes questions to check the candidate’s attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity in public life and his/her problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him/her while dealing with society. Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects and covers area: 

  • 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 influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence 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 

 

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