CHAPTER : 1 to 4  Essay

CHAPTER – 5   Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and

                          Architecture from ancient to modern times.

CHAPTER- 6   Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

CHAPTER- 7  History of the world will include events from 18th century such as

                     industrial revolution, world wars, redraw of national boundaries, colonization,      decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism,  socialism etc. – their forms and effect on the society.

CHAPTER – 8 : Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

CHAPTER- 9 :  Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues,  poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.


CHAPTER – 10 :  Effects of globalization on Indian society.

CHAPTER – 11 : Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism

CHAPTER – 12 :  Salient features of world’s physical geography

CHAPTER – 13 :  Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South

Asia and the Indian subcontinent); factors responsible for the location of

primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the

world (including India).

CHAPTER – 14 :  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.


CHAPTER- 15 : Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other



CHAPTER – 16 :  Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act

CHAPTER – 17:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors

and issues arising out of their design and implementation.


CHAPTER – 18 : Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs,

SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and

other stakeholders

CHAPTER – 19: 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.

CHAPTER – 20 : Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector or

Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.


CHAPTER – 21 : Issues relating to poverty and hunger.


CHAPTER – 22 :  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-

governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other



CHAPTER – 23 :  Role of civil services in a democracy.

CHAPTER – 24 : Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India

and/or affecting India’s interests

CHAPTER- 25 :  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on

India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

CHAPTER – 26 :  Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance,

location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain



CHAPTER – 27 :  Land reforms in India

CHAPTER – 28 :

Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and

their effects on industrial growth.

CHAPTER – 29 : Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc.

CHAPTER – 30 : 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.


CHAPTER– 31 :  Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-

technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property


CHAPTER : 32  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental

impact assessment.


CHAPTER : 33 Disaster and disaster management

CHAPTER : 34  Linkages between development and spread of extremism

CHAPTER – 35 – Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to

internal security

CHAPTER – 36 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.


CHAPTER – 37 Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of

organized crime with terrorism

CHAPTER – 38 Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.


CHAPTER : 39 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.


CHAPTER : 40 Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with

thought and behavior; moral and political attitudes; social influence and


CHAPTER : 41 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

CHAPTER : 42 Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in

administration and governance

CHAPTER : 43 Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world

CHAPTER : 44  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.


CHAPTER : 45  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.