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UPSC – IAS : Approach / Analysis / Sources / Strategy – General Studies Mains Paper I ( 2011 )

November 6, 2011

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Approach / Analysis / Sources / Strategy – General Studies Mains Paper I ( 2011 ) 

Download PDF file ( 6 Pages ) : Approach / Analysis / Sources / Strategy – General Studies Mains Paper I ( 2011 )

Approach / Analysis / Sources / Strategy – General Studies Mains Paper II ( 2011 ) 

Download PDF file ( 7 Pages ) : Approach / Analysis / Sources / Strategy – General Studies Mains Paper II ( 2011 )

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Very Important: Strategic Document

Target 2013: General Studies Prelim – How to Prepare General Studies Prelim [ INTERACTIVE GENERAL STUDIES PRELIM TEST SERIES 2013: MODULE I (35 MOCK TESTS + Current Affairs Notes ]

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New : IAS : Approach / Analysis / Sources / Strategy – Sociology Mains Paper I ( 2011 ) 

New : Approach / Analysis / Sources / Strategy – Public Administration Mains Paper II ( 2011 )

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New :DISTANCE LEARNING / CLASSROOM – All INDIA IAS MAINS TEST SERIES 2012 – ANSWER WRITING EVALUATION PROGRAMME – General Studies , Public Administration , Sociology , Philosophy , Geography , Psychology , Hindi Literature , Essay :Mains Test Series 2012 ( Module V : 8 January)

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General Studies Mains 2011- Full Length Mock test Paper II

Download : G.S. M. 2011 Paper II ( Test 8 )

G.S. M. 2011 Paper II ( Test 10 )

SOCIOLOGY MAINS 2011

Download : Sociology Full Length Mock test 1 ( Paper I )

: Sociology Full length Mock Test 2 ( Paper II )

PHILOSOPHY MAINS 2011

Download : Philosophy Mains Full Length Test paper I

Philosophy Mains Full Length Test paper II

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION MAINS 2011

Download : Public Administration Full Length Mock test 1 ( Paper I )

: Public Administration Full length Mock Test 2 ( Paper II )

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PSYCHOLOGY MAINS 2011

Download : Psychology Full Length Mock test 1 ( Paper I )

: Psychology Full length Mock Test 2 ( Paper II )

GEOGRAPHY MAINS 2011

Download : Geography Full Length Mock test 1 ( Paper I )

: Geography Full length Mock Test 2 ( Paper II )

Essay Mock test 2011

Essay Mock Test 3 ( 2011 )

Essay Mock Test 1 ( 2011 )

Essay Mock Test 2 ( 2011)

Essay Enrichment Programme 2012 & Evaluated by two experts simultaneously

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15 Important Themes – International Affairs – Current Affairs 2011

General Studies Mains 2011 ( Science & Technology )

Reference : Part I – Current Affairs ( Science Reporter / Summary )

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Reference : Part II – Current Affairs ( Yojana / Summary )

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Part IV –  Reference – Current Affairs ( The Hindu / Summary )

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Part I – Reference – Current Affairs ( The Hindu / Summary )

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Part II – Reference – Current Affairs ( The Hindu / Summary )

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Part III – Reference – Current Affairs ( The Hindu / Summary )

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Current Affairs Notes 2011 : October 2010 to April 2011

Download PDF file ( 192 pages ) : Current Affairs – October 2010 to April 2011 ( G.S.)

 Current Affairs Notes ( October , November ,December )

Current Affairs Notes ( March – April )

IAS General Studies Prelim 2011  ( January – February)

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INTERACTIVE DISTANCE LEARNING: MAIN TEST SERIES PROGRAMME 2012

Expert Guidance, Feedback & Telephonic Discussion 

ANSWER WRITING EVALUATION PROGRAMME

MODULE II – 2012 ( Starting on : 9  October )

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IAS GENERAL STUDIES  MAIN TEST SERIES PROGRAMME 2012

IAS PHILOSOPHY MAIN TEST SERIES PROGRAMME 2012

IAS PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION MAIN TEST SERIES PROGRAMME 2012

IAS SOCIOLOGY MAIN TEST SERIES PROGRAMME 2012

IAS GEOGRAPHY MAIN TEST SERIES PROGRAMME 2012

IAS PSYCHOLOGY MAIN TEST SERIES PROGRAMME 2012

IAS HINDI LITERATURE MAIN TEST SERIES PROGRAMME 2012

Essay Enrichment Programme 2012 & Evaluated by two experts simultaneously

FEATURES :

Number of Mock Tests    :  10

Nature                                 : Flexible

- Date of dispatch / Mock Test can be rescheduled on the demand of the aspirants.

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IMPORTANT & USEFUL RESOURCES

General Studies IAS Mains :  Very Useful Resource

Philosophy IAS Mains : Very Useful Resources


Public Administration IAS Mains :
Very Useful Resources

Sociology IAS Mains : Very Useful Resources

Geography IAS Mains : Very Useful Resources

Psychology IAS Mains : Very Useful Resources

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Our Toppers Answer sheet of Vision IAS Mains Mock Test Papers

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Our Toppers Answer sheet of Vision IAS Mains Mock Test Papers

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General Studies Mains 2010 Question paper

Download : Question Pattern Analysis : General Studies Mains papers : 1995 to 2009

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CSAT – IAS : General Studies Prelim 2011 – Part I :Current Affairs – NATIONAL News

April 13, 2011

New : Vision IAS : Current Affairs 2012 Notes ( General Studies Prelim & Mains ) 2012

New – CSAT: All INDIA INTERACTIVE IAS PRELIM ( General Studies + Aptitude Test ) TEST SERIES 2012 ( Civil Service Aptitude Test 2012 ) : Module X : 1 April 2012

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Very Important: Strategic Document

Target 2013: General Studies Prelim – How to Prepare General Studies Prelim [ INTERACTIVE GENERAL STUDIES PRELIM TEST SERIES 2013: MODULE I (35 MOCK TESTS + Current Affairs Notes ]

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General Studies Prelim 2011

Current Affairs Notes : Part I : NATIONAL NEWS

Topics : Polity and Governance, Economic and Social Development, Health, Indian Diaspora , Indian Geographical/Cultural/other Issues , Agriculture and Rural Development etc

Download PDF file ( 16 Pages ) : Current Affairs Notes : Part I : NATIONAL NEWS

Important Document – Must Read: CSAT – Decision making & Problem Solving: Analysis & Approach

 CSAT – IAS : General Studies Prelim 2011 – Current Affairs Notes ( October , November ,December )

Current Affairs Notes : IAS General Studies Prelim 2011  ( January – February)

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General Studies Prelim 2011 – Part I :Current Affairs – REPORTS / INDEX /RANKING

General Studies Prelim 2011 – Part I :Current Affairs – Committees

General Studies Prelim 2011 – Part I :Current Affairs – Books & Authors

General Studies Prelim 2011 – Part I :Current Affairs – Persons in News ( National & International )

CSAT – IAS : General Studies Prelim 2011 – Part I :Current Affairs – SCHEMES / PROGRAMMES / POLICIES

Current Affairs Notes : Economic Survey 2010-11 & Budget 2011-12 – G.S.Pre. 2011

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New : IAS – CSAT: All INDIA INTERACTIVE IAS PRELIM ( General Studies + Aptitude Test ) TEST SERIES 2012 ( Civil Service Aptitude Test 2012 ) : Module I

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REGISTRATION OPEN ( CSAT 2012)       —-: Registration form

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Our Toppers Answer sheet of Vision IAS Mains Mock Test Papers

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Vision IAS: Useful Data Base

CSAT: All INDIA INTERACTIVE GENERAL STUDIES IAS PRELIM TEST SERIES 2011 ( Civil Service Aptitude Test 2011 )

ANALYSIS & APPROACH – GENERAL STUDIES MAINS PAPER 2010 – HOW TO APPROACH G.S. MAINS PAPER 2011

IAS – ANALYSIS & APPROACH – IAS ESSAY PAPER: MAINS 2010

Must Read – How to Prepare for IAS Interview (Interview Enrichment Programme 2010 )

Our Toppers Answer sheet of Vision IAS Mains Mock Test Papers

(Distance Learning) ALL INDIA IAS  ” MAIN” TEST SERIES PROGRAMME 2011

Current Affairs : General Studies Prelim 2011

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IAS GS Mains 2010: Useful Resource 2010 Mains exam

Philosophy IAS Mains : Very Useful Resources

Public Administration IAS Mains : Very Useful Resources

Sociology IAS Mains : Very Useful Resources

Geography IAS Mains : Very Useful Resources

Psychology IAS Mains : Very Useful Resources

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Resources :General Studies :Questions Trend :2010-1995

Geography General Studies Prelim 2010-1995 ( 31 pages)

Geography General Studies Mains 2009-1995 ( 5 Pages )

Indian Polity G.S. Prelim 2010-1995 ( 26 Pages )

Indian Polity G.S. Mains 2009-1995  (9 Pages )

History of Modern India:  G.S. Prelim 2010-1995 ( 28 Pages )

History of Modern India:  G.S. Mains 2009-1995 (6 Pages )

UPSC – IAS : Sociology Main – Foundation of Sociology – Question Paper Trend – 2007 , 2006 , 2005 , 2004 , 2003 , 2002 , 2001 , 2000

June 29, 2008

NEW : ( Distance Learning ) All INDIA GENERAL STUDIES IAS  “PRELIM”  TEST SERIES 2011

NEW : (Distance Learning) ALL INDIA IAS  ” MAIN” TEST SERIES PROGRAMME 2011

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Our Toppers: Sociology IAS Mains Test Answer Booklet ( Tanvi Sundrial , AIR – 6 )

Download : Answer Booklet of Sociology Mains Test ( Tanvi Sundrial )

Main Mock Test 4

SOCIOLOGY MAINS TEST SERIES 2010

Download Module I : INTERACTIVE IAS SOCIOLOGY  MAINS TEST SERIES 2010 ( 6 Pages )

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IAS Sociology Mains: Question Pattern Analysis (1995 to 2008 ) – Paper I & II

Sociology Mains Test Series 2009

Download: Test 1 –: Question Paper Program Structure

Answer sheet

IAS SOCIOLOGY  PRE MOCK TESTS 2010

Download :  Program Structure: Sociology  Pre 2010 ( 20 Mock Tests)

Sociology  Interactive Distance Learning Programme

UPSC – IAS Sociology Prelim 2008 – Question Papers & Answers Key

May 30, 2008

IAS Sociology Mains: Question Pattern Analysis (1995 to 2008 ) – Paper I & II

IAS sociology Prelim question paper 2009

Sociology Prelim Question Paper Answersheet

IAS sociology Prelim question paper 2008

Sociology Prelim Question Paper Answersheet

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IAS SOCIOLOGY  PRE MOCK TESTS 2010

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Vision IAS Website

Articles: Social Issues – The Naxalite Problem

September 12, 2007

A FLAW CONCEPT - V. Venkatesan

The Government of India’s efforts to accelerate development in naxal-affected districts seem to have fallen flat. 

New Battle Zones – Aman Sethi

Projects and policies unveiled in Chhattisgarh suggest a reorganisation of priorities to favour Big Business.  

Naxal terrorVenkitesh Ramkrishnan

The naxalites’ tactic of supplementing armed struggle with mass agitations forces the government to rethink its strategy. 

Down but not outN. RAHUL The police crackdown on naxalites has brought down their number in Andhra Pradesh but not their ability to strike.

 Strategy gone awry - Purnima S. Tripathi

Salwa Judum, or the “people’s peace movement” against naxalites, has turned out to be a case of a cure that is worse than the disease. 

 Interview:Varavara Rao, member, Revolutionary Writers’ Association  

Interview:D.Bandopadhyay, Chairman, Expert Group on Development Issues

 Coutesy : Frontline     

Resourse:

IAS – ESSAY – 10 Yrs – From 2006 to 1997 

Essay: Politics, Democracy & Constitutions

Essay: Democracy as a Universal Value by Amartya Sen

Essay : Gender Inequality by Amartya Sen

ESSAY: A lecture on India: Large & Small by Prof. Amartya SenMock Essay Test 1 : Essay of the WeekIAS ESSAY: INDIAIAS Essay vs IAS Mains PhilosophyIAS ESSAY : A Practical Alternative : New Cosmic System for Human Governance  Learning From the West – N R Narayana Murthy

Vision IAS : Special Membership

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ESSAY: Social Issues – Naxalite in India : A War in the Heart of India

September 9, 2007

A War in the Heart of India

Ramachandra Guha

In the history of independent India, the most bloody conflicts have taken place in the most beautiful locations. Consider Kashmir, whose enchantments have been celebrated by countless poets down the ages, as well as by rulers from the Mughal Emperor Jahangir to the first prime minister of free India, Jawaharlal Nehru. Or Nagaland and Manipur, whose mist-filled hills and valleys have been rocked again and again by the sound of gunfire.

To this melancholy list of lovely places wracked by civil war must now be added Bastar, a hilly, densely forested part of central India largely inhabited by tribal people. In British times Bastar was an autonomous princely state, overseen with a gentle hand by its ruler, the representative on earth–so his subjects believed–of the goddess Durga. After independence, it came to form part of the state of Madhya Pradesh and, when that state was bifurcated in 1998, of Chattisgarh (a name that means “thirty-six forts,” presumably a reference to structures once maintained by medieval rulers).

Read at: A War in the Heart of India

Courtesy: http://www.thenation.com

Related Articles:

PM’s remarks on Internal Security at Chief Minister’s Conference at pmindia.nic.in

India’s Naxalites : A spectre haunting India at economist.com

Resource :

IAS – ESSAY – 10 Yrs – From 2006 to 1997 

Essay: Politics, Democracy & Constitutions

Essay: Democracy as a Universal Value by Amartya Sen

Essay : Gender Inequality by Amartya Sen

ESSAY: A lecture on India: Large & Small by Prof. Amartya SenMock Essay Test 1 : Essay of the WeekIAS ESSAY: INDIAIAS Essay vs IAS Mains Philosophy

IAS ESSAY : A Practical Alternative : New Cosmic System for Human Governance  

Learning From the West – N R Narayana Murthy

Vision IAS : Special Membership

~~~~~~ ~~~ Resource ~~~~~~Answer writing Skill | Civil Services Mains Marks | Composition of questions | Crash Course | Creativity | Current Affair from Hindu | Economics | G.S. Prelim | General Knowledge | General Studies – Articles | General Studies IAS Main 2007 | General Studies The Hindu | Genral Study IAS Mains | Geography | Global Issues | History | Holistic Development | How to Prepare civil services exam | IAS 2006 | IAS Essay | IAS General Studies Mains | IAS General Studies Prelim Answers | IAS Interview | IAS Mains | IAS MAINS Philosophy | IAS Mains Psychology | IAS Mains sociology | IAS Mains Time Table | IAS Prelim : Answers with explanation | IAS prelim General Studies | India | Indian Economy | Indian Geography | LAW | Learning | Marks | Mind Development | NCERT | Negative marking | News about IAS | Physics IAS Main | Political Science | Public Administration | Public Administration IAS Main | Question paper IAS | Quiz – IAS General Studies | QUIZ ECONOMICS | QUIZ IAS General Stuides | Right Set of optional | Sample Paper G.S.Pre. 2007 | Science & Technology | Select Right Optional | Social Issues | Sociology | Special IAS General Studies Main | Strategy & Tactics | Syllabus IAS | Thinking | Time Management | Uncategorized | UPSC | Vision 2020 | Yojana – General Studies  

Social Issues: Women in India – How Free? How Equal?

July 30, 2007

Women in India
How Free?  How Equal?

Part 1 

part 2  

Part 3 

part 4

(87 pages report by United Nation)

Courtesy : United Nation : www.un.org.in

Resource :

Essay: Democracy as a Universal Value by Amartya Sen

IAS Mains: General Studies – Social Issues of India

ESSAY: A lecture on India: Large & Small by Prof. Amartya Sen

Mock Essay Test 1 : Essay of the WeekIAS – ESSAY – 10 Yrs – From 2006 to 1997 

IAS ESSAY: INDIAIAS Essay vs IAS Mains PhilosophyIAS 

 ESSAY : A Practical Alternative : New Cosmic System for Human Governance  

Learning From the West – N R Narayana Murthy

Vision IAS : Special Membership

www.visionias.cfsites.org


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