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Topics to be covered for Thematic Test-1

(Modern Indian History + Physical & World


Geography)
DAY BOOK TOPICS
✓ In chapter 2, focus on the arrival of different European Countries
Modern India (NCERT Class in India, their factories and strongholds.
XII-Old NCERT) ✓ In chapter 3, pay attention to British Economic Policies in India and
DAY-1 Development of means of transport and communication.
Fundamentals of Physical ✓ Revise Chapters 3 and 4 focussing on Interior of the Earth and
Geography (NCERT Class XI) Distribution of Oceans and Continents.
✓ In Chapter 5, go through the contributions of Raja Ram Mohan
Roy and Ishwar Chand Vidyasagar.
Modern India (NCERT Class
✓ In chapter 7, administrative changes after 1858 are presented.
XII-Old NCERT)
Understand these changes in the light of change of guard from the
DAY-2 company to the Queen’s rule.
Fundamentals of Physical ✓ Revise Chapters 5 and 6. These covers rocks and geomorphic
Geography (NCERT Class XI) processes.
✓ Chapter 8 focuses on the economic impact of the British rule in
India. Understand the impact on the lives of artisans, peasants
Modern India (NCERT Class
and craftsmen.
XII-Old NCERT)
DAY-3 ✓ Chapter 10 is very important from the perspective religious and
the social reform movements, especially after 1858.
Fundamentals of Physical ✓ Revise Chapters 7 and 8. Chapter 7 focuses on landforms and
Geography (NCERT Class XI) chapter 8 explains composition and structure of atmosphere.
✓ Chapter 8, which focus on Warren Hastings. You need learn
administrative, revenue and judicial reforms.
A New Look at Modern
✓ In Chapter 9 focus on Judicial, police, revenue and commercial
Indian History (BL Grover)
DAY-4 reforms. Along with that understand, the permanent settlement
of 1793 of Lord Cornwallis.
Fundamentals of Physical ✓ Revise chapters 9 and 10, which explain solar radiation and
Geography (NCERT Class XI) atmospheric circulation.
DAY-5 A New Look at Modern ✓ In Chapter 10 explains the subsidiary alliance system and also its
Indian History (BL Grover) advantages and disadvantages. Wellesley and the French menace
is also an important topic.
✓ Chapter 14 highlights the contributions of Lord William Bentinck.
Social, educational and judicial reforms should be focussed.
✓ Revise chapters 11 and 12. These are important for an
Fundamentals of Physical
understanding of water in atmosphere and the World Climates
Geography (NCERT Class XI)
Types.
✓ Chapter 18 explains the doctrine of lapse and observations on the
A New Look at Modern
doctrine. Annexation of Awadh, Lord Dalhousie reforms and his
Indian History (BL Grover)
DAY-6 responsibility in the Revolt of 1857.
Fundamentals of Physical ✓ Revise chapters 13 and 14 as these clear concepts of
Geography (NCERT Class XI) oceanography.
✓ In chapter 10, The Swadeshi Movement.
India’s Struggle for ✓ Chapter 11, which explains the split in the Congress and rise of
DAY-7 Independence (Bipin revolutionary terrorism.
Chandra) ✓ Chapter 12 explains the World War-1 and Indian Nationalism
(especially Ghadar Movement).
India’s Struggle for ✓ Chapter 13 covers Home Rule Movement and its fallout. Chapters
DAY-8 Independence (Bipin 14 and 15 deal with early life of Mahatma Gandhi and Non-
Chandra) Cooperation Movement.
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Topics to be covered for Thematic Test-2


(Human Geography & Indian Polity)
DAY BOOK TOPICS
Human Geography (NCERT ✓ Revise chapter 2 and 3 with focus on – demographic transition,
Class XII) Age-sex pyramid.
DAY-1 Indian Polity (By-M ✓ Read chapters 1 to 5 with focus on historical background, Making
Lakshmikanth) of constitution, salient features, preamble, Union & its territories.
✓ Revise chapters 4, 5 and 6 with focus on – Human development
Human Geography (NCERT
Index, primary activities and their global distribution, Secondary
Class XII)
activities and secondary activities.
✓ Read chapters 6 to 11 with focus on Fundamental rights, DPSP, &
DAY-2 Indian Polity (By-M
Fundamental duties. Amendment of constitution and Basic
Lakshmikanth)
structure of constitution.
✓ Revise chapters 7, 8 and 10 with focus on types of activities
Human Geography (NCERT
included in tertiary and quaternary sectors, important transport
Class XII)
DAY-3 waterways and international rail and road routes.
Indian Polity (By-M ✓ Read chapters 12 to 15 with focus on – Parliamentary system,
Lakshmikanth) Federal system, Centre-state relations and inter-state relations.
✓ Read chapters 16 to 20 with focus on Emergency provisions,
Indian Polity (By-M
DAY-4 President, vice president, Prime minister and Central council of
Lakshmikanth)
ministers.
Indian Polity (By-M ✓ Read chapters 21 to 23 with focus on Cabinet committees,
DAY-5
Lakshmikanth) Parliament and Parliamentary committees.
Indian Polity (By-M ✓ Read chapters 24 to 29 with focus on – Supreme court, Judicial
DAY-6
Lakshmikanth) review, Judicial activism, Public interest litigation.
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Topics to be covered for Thematic Test-3 (Art


and Culture & Indian Geography)
DAY BOOK TOPICS
✓ Revise chapters 1 and 2 It is important to understand the location
India Physical Environment
of India in the northern hemisphere and also her neighbours and
(NCERT Class XI)
geographical bodies.
DAY-1 ✓ Chapter 3 deals with art and culture aspects of the Vedic period.
History (Tamil Nadu Board
✓ Chapters 5 and 6 explain Jainism and Buddhism. This has also
Class XI)
been covered in the Ancient Indian History NCERT book.
✓ Revise chapters 3 and 4. Drainage and climate are very important
India Physical Environment
from the examination perspective. Monsoon (climate) and River
(NCERT Class XI)
System have emerged as important topics in the last few years.
✓ Chapter 8 focuses on the art and culture of the Mauryan period.
Ashoka inscriptions are very important in this chapter.
DAY-2 History (Tamil Nadu Board
✓ Chapters 9 and 10 focuses on Satavahan and Gandhara Art. These
Class XI)
are important to understand the art and culture of south India and
the western India.
✓ Revise chapters 5, 6 and 7. Natural vegetation and soil should be
India Physical Environment studied within the scope of climate. Chapter 7 focuses on Natural
DAY-3
(NCERT Class XI) hazards. This is important for environment and ecology
perspective.
✓ Chapter 10 explains cultural aspects during the Sangam Age.
History (Tamil Nadu Board
Chapter 11 deals with social, economic and cultural condition
Class XI)
during the Gupta period.
✓ Chapter 17 explains the social and cultural life during the Delhi
History (Tamil Nadu Board Sultanat. Please bear in mind that this is covered in the NCERT
Class XI) book as well.
DAY-4
Chapter 18 deals with Bhakti movement and Sufi movement.
India People and Economy ✓ Revise Chapters 1, 2 and 3. It is important that we cover these
(NCERT Class XII) topics with latest census data.
✓ Chapter 19 explains the life and time during Vijaynagar and
Bahamani Kingdoms. In the past, we have seen many questions
History (Tamil Nadu Board
from this part in the civil services exam.
Class XI)
DAY-5 ✓ Chapter 22 is important to understand art and culture during the
Mughal period.
India People and Economy ✓ Revise chapters 5 and 6. Focus more on the distribution of
(NCERT Class XII) resources and the problems of the area.
India People and Economy ✓ Revise Chapters 7, 8 and 10. These chapters cover important
DAY-6
(NCERT Class XII) topics covered in the economy as well.
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Topics for Thematic Test-4 (Indian Economy +


Polity & Governance)
DAY BOOK TOPICS
✓ Basic Economic Concepts- Focus on Sectors of Economy, Types of
Indian Economy by Ramesh
Economic Systems etc
Singh
✓ National Income Accounting- Focus on Concepts such as GDP,
or
GNP, NDP, NNP etc
Rau’s Economy Study
DAY-1 ✓ Measures of Economic Development- Understand the concepts of
Material
Green GDP, HDI, MPI, GHI, GII, MDGs, SDGs etc
Indian polity (M ✓ Read chapters 30 to 34 with focus on Governor, chief minister,
Lakshmikanth) state council of ministers, state legislature, high court.
✓ RBI- Focus on its mandate and functions, Central Board of
Indian Economy by Ramesh
Directors, MPC, Monetary Policy Framework Agreement, Sources
Singh
of Income and Expenditure of RBI etc.
DAY-2 or
✓ Monetary Policy- Quantitative and Qualitative Tools and their
Rau’s Indian Economy Study impact on money supply, Types of Monetary Policies- Expansionary
Material and Contractionary, Monetary Policy stances of RBI-
Accommodative, Neutral, Calibrated Tightening, Monetary Policy
Transmission (MCLR), Measurement of Money supply etc
Indian polity (M ✓ Read chapters 35 to 39 with focus on subordinate courts,
Lakshmikanth) Panchayati Raj, Municipalities.
Indian Economy by Ramesh
✓ Fiscal Policy- Understand Process of Government Budgeting, Types
Singh
of Budgeting systems, Components of Budget
or
✓ Types of Deficits, Deficit Financing, Centrally sponsored schemes,
Rau’s Indian Economy Study
DAY-3 FRBM Act etc.
Material
✓ Read chapters 40-43 with focus on Union territories, scheduled
Indian polity (M
and tribal areas, Election commission (People’s Representation Act)
Lakshmikanth)
and UPSC.
✓ Taxation System-Focus on Direct and Indirect taxes, Important
Indian Economy by Ramesh Central and State Taxes.
Singh ✓ Important aspects related to GST, Finance Commission and
or transfer of revenue from centre to states.
Rau’s Indian Economy Study ✓ Economic terms related to taxation such as Laffer Curve, Tax
DAY-4
Material Buoyancy, Tax Elasticity, Fiscal Drag, DTAA, Tax Havens, Treaty
Shopping, Round Tripping etc.
✓ Read chapters 44 to 48 with focus on state public service
Indian polity (M
commission, Finance commission, National commissions for SC &
Lakshmikanth)
ST, Special linguistic officer.
Indian Economy by Ramesh
✓ Inflation- Focus on Meaning, Concept and Causes of Inflation,
Singh
Measurement of Inflation- CPI, WPI,PPI etc
or
✓ Terms related to inflation such as Deflation, Disinflation,
DAY-5 Rau’s Indian Economy Study
Skewflation, stagflation, base effect, inflation tax etc
Material
Indian polity (M ✓ Read chapters 49- 59 with focus on important extra-constitutional
Lakshmikanth) bodies.
Indian Economy by Ramesh
Singh ✓ External Sector- Focus on BoP and its Components, Forex Reserves,
External Debt
or
✓ Currency Depreciation/Devaluation/Appreciation/Revaluation,
Rau’s Indian Economy Study
DAY-6 Types of Exchange rate systems, Rupee Convertibility, Foreign
Material
Trade Policy, FEMA 1999 etc.

Indian polity (M ✓ Read chapters 60 – 66 with focus on other constitutional


Lakshmikanth dimensions like – official language, tribunals.
Indian polity (M
DAY-7 ✓ Read chapter 72 which is related to Anti defection law.
Lakshmikanth)
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Topics to be covered for Thematic Test-5 (Indian


Economy + Gen. Science & Technology)
DAY BOOK TOPICS
✓ Planning in India- Focus on Evolution of Planning in India, Role
Indian Economy by Ramesh of Planning Commission and NDC, Important aspects of various
Singh five year plans, NITI Aayog etc
or ✓ Financial Market- Understand about types of Financial Market-
DAY-1 Rau’s Economy Study Material Money Market and Capital Market and their Instruments, Stock
Exchanges in India, Credit Rating agencies, SEBI etc
Focus Magazine-By Rau’s IAS
✓ Cover Science and Technology Section
(June-2018)
✓ Banking in India- Understand about the Banking Structure in
India-Scheduled Banks, Cooperative Banks, RRBs, Development
Indian Economy by Ramesh
Banks, NBFCs, Differentiated banks- Payment Banks, Small
Singh
Finance Banks etc
or
✓ Banking Sector Reforms- Narsimhan Committee, PJ Nayak
Rau’s Indian Economy Study Committee, Nachiket Mor Committee, BASEL Norms etc
DAY-2 Material
✓ Schemes related to Banking Sector, Steps taken to promote
financial inclusion, Important concepts related to NPAs etc
Focus Magazine-By Rau’s IAS
✓ Cover Science and Technology Section
(July-2018)
✓ Agriculture – Focus on Importance of agriculture for Indian
Economy, Various Structural problems associated with
Indian Economy by Ramesh Agriculture- Labour, Inputs, Outputs, subsidies, credit,
Singh marketing, storage etc.
or ✓ Agricultural Policies- Land Reforms, Agriculture Pricing Policy,
DAY-3 Rau’s Indian Economy Study Buffer Stock, PDS, Food Security, NFSA 2013, Urea Policy, Model
Material APMC etc
✓ Major Agriculture Schemes- NFSM, RKVY, PMKSY, Soil Health
Card Scheme, Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana etc
Focus Magazine-By Rau’s IAS
✓ Cover Science and Technology Section
(August-2018)
✓ PSUs in India- Focus on role of PSUs, PSU Reforms-
Disinvestment, Maharatna Companies, Industrial policies, IIP
Indian Economy by Ramesh
etc.
Singh
✓ Contemporary issues related to Industry- Job Creation, SEZs,
or
Labour Reforms, MSMEs Sector etc.
DAY-4 Rau’s Indian Economy Study
✓ Infrastructure- Roads, Airports, Ports, Railways. Policy
Material
Initiatives- BharatMala, Sagarmala, Dedicated Freight Corridor,
UDAN Scheme etc.
Focus Magazine-By Rau’s IAS
✓ Cover Science and Technology Section
(September-2018)
✓ International Organisations- Focus on IMF, WB, WTO, New
Development Bank, AIIB etc.
Indian Economy by Ramesh
Singh ✓ IMF- Structure, Role and Functions, Quota, SDR, IMF Reforms
etc.
or
✓ WTO- Structure and Role, Founding principles- MFN, National
DAY-5 Rau’s Indian Economy Study
Treatment, Important Agreements under WTO- AoA, TRIPS,
Material
GATS, TRIMs, TFA, TFS, Sanitary and Phytosanitary agreement
etc.
Focus Magazine-By Rau’s IAS
✓ Cover Science and Technology Section
(October-2018)
✓ Economic and Social Development- Focus on concepts such as
Poverty, Employment, Inclusive and Sustainable Growth etc.
Indian Economy by Ramesh ✓ Poverty- Concept and Measurement of Poverty Line, Terms
Singh related to Poverty such as Absolute and Relative Poverty,
or Headcount Ratio, Poverty Gap Ratio, Gini Coefficient etc,
DAY-6 Rau’s Indian Economy Study Government’s poverty alleviation schemes etc.
Material ✓ Employment Scenario- Concepts such as Labour force, Work
force, LFPR, Organised and Unorganised Sector, Informalisation
of Work force etc.
Focus Magazine-By Rau’s IAS
✓ Cover Science and Technology Section
(November-2018)
Indian Economy by Ramesh
Singh
DAY-7 or ✓ Revision Day- Revise all the chapters which you have studied.
Rau’s Indian Economy Study
Material
Focus Magazine-By Rau’s IAS
✓ Cover Science and Technology Section
(December-2018)
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Topics for Thematic Test-6 (Environment and


Ecology + Art and Culture)
DAY BOOK TOPICS
An introduction to Indian ✓ Revise Chapter 1 and 2 as these focus on rock paintings and arts
Art Part-1 of Indus Valley Civilization. These are very important from the
(NCERT Class XI) exam point of view.
DAY-1 ✓ Revise chapters 13 and 14 with focus on – Variation of biodiversity
Biology (NCERT Class XII) across the globe, population interactions, Ecosystem basics,
Ecological pyramids, Ecological succession.
An introduction to Indian ✓ Revise Chapter 3 which focuses on the Arts of the Mauryan
Art Part-1 Period. This chapter exhaustively cover art and culture during
(NCERT Class XI) Buddhism and Jainism.

✓ Revise chapters 15 and 16 with focus on – conservation of Bio-


DAY-2
Biology (NCERT Class XII) diversity and environmental issues like – air pollution, water
pollution, greenhouse effect and global warming.
An introduction to Indian
✓ Revise Chapter 4 which focuses on the Arts of the Post Mauryan
Art Part-1
Period.
DAY-3 (NCERT Class XI)
Environment & Ecology (R ✓ Read chapters 2, 3 and 4 with focus on – Basics of Ecology,
Rajagopalan) important Biomes and aquatic life zones.
An introduction to Indian
✓ Revise Chapter 5 covering the later mural tradition of Chola,
Art Part-1
Pandya, Pallava and Vijaynagar.
DAY-4 (NCERT Class XI)
Environment & Ecology (R ✓ Read chapters 5 and 6 with focus on – biodiversity and its
Rajagopalan) conservation.
An introduction to Indian
✓ Revise Chapter 6 covers temple architecture of Nagar, Dravid and
Art Part-1
Vesar style.
(NCERT Class XI)
DAY-5
✓ Read chapters 11, 12 and 13 with focus on – pollution (air, water,
Environment & Ecology (R
land etc.), Ozone depletion, climate change, Global warming and
Rajagopalan)
Acid Rain.
An introduction to Indian
✓ Revise Chapters 7 and 8 covering bronze sculpture and some
DAY-6 Art Part-1
aspects of Indo-Islamic architecture.
(NCERT Class XI)
Environment & Ecology (R
✓ Read Chapter 14 with focus on – Environmental laws.
Rajagopalan)
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Topics for Thematic Test-7 (Ancient Indian


History + Government Policies)
DAY BOOK TOPICS
✓ Chapter 10 on Harappan Culture focus on town planning and
India’s Ancient Past- other structures, domestication, agriculture, trade and commerce
By R S Sharma Published by and religious practices.
Oxford University Press ✓ Chapter 12 on the age of Rig Veda is very important. It deals with
DAY-1 tribal conflicts, social differentiation, tribe and family.
✓ Follow the Government policies in the Economy, Society and Polity
Focus Magazine (June-2018)
Sections
✓ Chapter 13 which deals with later Vedic phase is a good read for
Ind India’s Ancient Past-
settlements, agriculture, political and social organization
By R S Sharma Published by
✓ Chapter 14 deals with Jainism and Buddhism. This is very
Oxford University Press
important for the civil services prelims exam.
DAY-2
✓ Follow the Government policies in the Economy, Society and Polity
Focus Magazine (July-2018)
Sections
✓ Magadh is a very important topic covered in chapter 15 of the
India’s Ancient Past-
book.
By R S Sharma Published by
✓ Chapter 17 covers state structure and Varna System in the age of
DAY-3 Oxford University Press
the Buddha. This again is very important.
Focus Magazine (August- ✓ Follow the Government policies in the Economy, Society and Polity
2018) Sections
India’s Ancient Past-
✓ Chapters 18 and 19 cover the Mauryan age with a special focus on
By R S Sharma Published by
the significance of Mauryan rule.
DAY-4 Oxford University Press
Focus Magazine ✓ Follow the Government policies in the Economy, Society and Polity
(September-2018) Sections
India’s Ancient Past- ✓ Chapter 20 covers contact with Central Asia and its impact on
DAY-5 By R S Sharma Published by Kings and Kingdoms of Indian Subcontinent.
Oxford University Press ✓ Chapter 21 talks about one of the most important phases of south
Indian history, the Satavahan phase. Everything related to these
should be understood.
Focus Magazine (October- ✓ Follow the Government policies in the Economy, Society and Polity
2018) Sections
India’s Ancient Past-
✓ Chapter 22 talks about dawn of history in the deep south. As a
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student, you should learn all relevant things about Sangam age.
DAY-6 Oxford University Press
Focus Magazine ✓ Follow the Government policies in the Economy, Society and Polity
(November-2018) Sections
✓ Chapter 25 clearly explains Gupta age. Cultural developments
during this period are very important for the civil services exam.
India’s Ancient Past-
✓ Chapter 27 focuses on Harsha and his times. This is also very
By R S Sharma Published by
important from the exam point of view.
DAY-7 Oxford University Press
✓ Chapter 29 explains the development of philosophy during the
ancient period.
Focus Magazine ✓ Follow the Government policies in the Economy, Society and Polity
(December-2018) Sections
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Topics for Thematic Test-8 (Medieval Indian


History + General Science and Technology)
DAY BOOK TOPICS
Medieval India Class XI (Old ✓ Chapters 3 and 4 cover Chola empire and social, educational,
NCERT) economic and cultural life during 8th to 12th Century.
DAY-1
Focus Magazine (June-2018) ✓ Cover Science and Technology Section
Medieval India Class XI (Old ✓ Chapters 6 and 7 explain the establishment and flourishing of
NCERT) Delhi Sultanat.
DAY-2 Focus Magazine (July-2018) ✓ Cover Science and Technology Section
✓ Chapter 8 explains the economic and social condition under the
Medieval India Class XI (Old
Delhi Sultanat.
NCERT)
DAY-3 ✓ Chapter 9 focuses on the Vijayanagar Empire and the Bahamanis.
Focus Magazine (August-
✓ Cover Science and Technology Section
2018)
DAY-4 Medieval India Class XI (Old ✓ Chapter 10 focuses on struggle for empire in North India. Use the
NCERT) maps to understand the regional aspects in details.
✓ Chapter 11 deals with the cultural development in India during 13-
15 century (Bhakti and Sufi Movements)
Focus Magazine
✓ Cover Science and Technology Section
(September-2018)
✓ Chapter 12 covers significance of Babur’s advent into India and
Medieval India Class XI (Old
contribution of Sharshah Suri.
NCERT)
DAY-5 ✓ Chapter 13 explains the life and contribution of Akbar.
Focus Magazine (October-
✓ Cover Science and Technology Section
2018)
✓ Chapter 16 throws light on economic and social life during the
Medieval India Class XI (Old
Mughal period.
NCERT)
DAY-6 ✓ Chapter 17 explains art and culture under the Mughals.
Focus Magazine
✓ Cover Science and Technology Section
(November-2018)
Medieval India Class XI (Old ✓ Chapter 19 explains the time and reason for the climax and
NCERT) disintegration of the Mughal Empire.
DAY-7
Focus Magazine
✓ Cover Science and Technology Section
(December-2018)
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Attempt Thematic Tests – 9 & 10 (Revision) as


per the Rau’s IAS Test Series schedule