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Indian Economy

  • Issues related to planning

  • Mobilization of resources

  • Growth

  • Development

  • Employment

Inclusive Growth

  • Inclusive growth

  • Issues arising from or related to inclusive growth


  • Government Budgeting

Major Crops and Cropping Patterns

  • Major crops and cropping pattern in different parts of the country

  • Different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage

  • Transport and marketing of agricultural produce

  • Issues related to transport and marketing of agricultural produce

  • E- technology in the aid of farmers

Subsidies, Poverty Alleviation and Agricultural Technology

  • Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies

  • Issues related to Minimum Support Prices

  • Public Distribution System

    • Objectives

    • Functioning

    • Limitations

    • Revamp

  • Issues related to buffer stocks and food security

  • Technology missions

  • Economics of Animal rearing

Food Processing and Related Industries

  • Food processing and related industries in India

    • Scope and significance

    • Location

    • Upstream and downstream requirements

  • Supply chain management

Land Reforms

  • Land reforms in India



  • Effects of Liberalization on the economy

  • Changes in industrial policy

  • Effects of changes in industrial policy on industrial growth



  • Energy

  • Ports

  • Roads

  • Airports

  • Railways etc.


  • Investment models such as Public-Private Partnerships, Build Operate Transfer etc.


Science and Technology

  • Developments in Science and Technology

  • Applications of scientific developments in everyday life

  • Effects of scientific developments in everyday life

Achievements of Indians in Science and Technology

  • Important contributions of Indians in Science and Technology

  • Indigenization of technology

  • Developing new technology indigenously

General Awareness

  • Awareness in the following fields:

    • IT

    • Space

    • Computers

    • Robotics

    • Nanotechnology

    • Biotechnology

  • Issues related to Intellectual Property

  • Rights in these fields



  • Conservation

  • Environmental pollution and degradation

  • Environmental Impact Assessment

Disaster Management

  • Disasters

  • Disaster Management


  • Linkages between development and spread of extremism

  • Role of state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security

  • 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

  • Security challenges and their management in border areas:

    • Linkages of organized crime with terrorism

    • Various Security forces and agencies and their mandates

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