SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMME
- IAS VISION MAINS EXAM
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
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
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
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.