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Philosophy IAS Main: Key Points, Marks Pattern, Books & Basic Understanding

July 31, 2007

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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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IAS Philosophy Main 2005

IAS philosophy Main 2004

Resourse : Crash Course for Philosophy IAS Mains (35 Days)

IAS Essay vs IAS Mains Philosophy

Key Books: Indian Philosophy:

Essentials of Indian Philosophy: Books: M. Hiriyanna

Introduction of Indian Philosophy: Dutta & Chaterjee

Western Philosophy: A history of Philosophy: Frank Thilly

Philosophy of Religion:Religion Philosophy: Y Masih

Social Political Philosophy:Political Theory: O P Gauba

General Studies: Indian Economy: Planning – Five Years Plans

July 31, 2007

10th Five Year Plan (2002-2007) 

Volume I: Dimensions and Strategies
S.No. Contents PDF File
i. Planning Commission PDF
ii. Foreword PDF
iii. Preface PDF
1. Perspective,Objectivesand Strategy PDF
2. Macroeconomic Dimensions PDF
3. Public Sector Plan : Resources and Allocations PDF
4. External Sector Dimensions PDF
5. Employment Perspective PDF
6. Governance and Implementation PDF
7. Disaster Management : The Development Perspective PDF
8. Policy Imperatives and Programmatic Initiatives PDF
Volume II: Sectoral Policies and Programmes
1. Overview
  1.1. Overview PDF
2. Human and Social Development
  2.1. Sectoral Overview PDF
  2.2. Elementary Education PDF
  2.3. Secondary Education PDF
  2.4. Vocational Education PDF
  2.5. Higher and Technical Education PDF
  2.6. Adult Literacy & Continuing Education PDF
  2.7. Youth and Sports PDF
  2.8. Health PDF[2.40MB]*
  2.9. Indian System of Medicine and Homoeopathy PDF
  2.10. Family Welfare PDF[1.82MB]*
  2.11. Women and Children PDF
  2.12. Art and Culture PDF
3. The Social Net
  3.1. Sectoral Overview PDF
  3.2. Poverty Alleviation in Rural India – Strategy & Programmes PDF
  3.3. Food and Nutrition Security PDF [1.60MB]*
  3.4. Public Distribution System PDF
  3.5. Labour Welfare & Social Security PDF
4. Special Groups
  4.1. Socially Disadvantaged Groups PDF
  4.2. Scheduled Tribes PDF
  4.3. Other Special Groups PDF
5. Agriculture and Rural Development
  5.1. Agriculture PDF
  5.2. Animal Husbandry and Dairying PDF
  5.3. Development of Wastelands and Degraded Lands PDF
  5.4. Khadi & Village Industries PDF
  5.5. Rural Water Supply and Sanitation PDF
6. Urban Development
  6.1. Urban Development PDF
  6.2. Civic Amenities in Urban Areas PDF
7. Industry and Services
  7.1. Industry PDF
  7.2. Minerals PDF
  7.3. Energy PDF
  7.4. Information Technology PDF
  7.5. Tourism PDF
  7.6. Real Estate PDF
  7.7. Construction PDF
  7.8. Internal Trade PDF
8. Infrastructure
  8.1. Irrigation, Flood Control and Command Area Development PDF
  8.2. Power PDF
  8.3. Transport PDF
  8.4. Information and Broadcasting PDF
  8.5. Communications PDF
9. Forests and Environment
  9.1. Forests and Environment PDF
10. Science and Technology
  10.1. Science and Technology PDF
  Appendix: A-1 to A-91 PDF
Volume III: State Plans- Trends, Concerns and Strategies
1. Introduction PDF
2. Plan Investments & Financing PDF
3. Development Trends PDF
4. Special Area Programmes PDF
5. Planning and Implementation Issues PDF
6. Concerns and Strategies PDF

10th Five Year Plan

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6th Five Year Plan

4th Five Year Plan

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5th Five Year Plan

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Psychology IAS Main : Key Points , Analyse Question papers & Basic understanding

July 31, 2007





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IAS – General Studies: Basics on India & General knowledge

July 24, 2007

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              India at wiki : understanding complete & Holistic view of India 


   Sectors :  Agriculture | Commerce and Industries | Finance | Communications and IT | Defence | Education |Rural DevelopmentWater Resources Consumer Affairs Food & Public DistributionTransport | Science & Technology | Health & Family Welfare | Environment & Forests   

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IAS General Studies : Fundamental & Basics of Indian Geography

July 12, 2007

The geography of India is diverse, with landscape ranging from snow-capped mountain ranges to deserts, plains, rainforests, hills, and plateaus. India comprises most of the Indian subcontinent situated on the Indian Plate, the northerly portion of the Indo-Australian Plate. Having a coastline of over 7,000 kilometres (4,350 mi), most of India lies on a peninsula in Southern Asia that protrudes into the Indian Ocean. India is bounded in the southwest by the Arabian Sea and in the east and southeast by the Bay of Bengal.

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Continent Asia
Region Southern Asia
Indian subcontinent
Coordinates 20°00’N 77°00’E
Area Ranked 7th
3,287,263 km²
1,269,345.60 miles²
90.44% land
9.56% water
Coastline 7,516 km (4,670.23 miles)
Borders Total land borders:
14,103 km (8,763 mi)
4,053 km (2,518 mi)
605 km (376 mi)
1,463 km (909 mi)
China (PRC):
3,380 km (2,100 mi)
1,690 km (1,050 mi)
2,912 km (1,809 mi)
Highest point Kangchenjunga[1]
8,598 m (28,209 ft)
Lowest point Kuttanad
-2.2 m (-7.2 ft)
Longest river GangesBrahmaputra
Largest lake Chilka Lake

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A True Vision for India (Vision 2020 – Planning commission)

July 8, 2007

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In formulating our vision of the future India, it is important to see beyond the limits of the immediate past to rediscover the greatness that is India. Although the present Republic of
India is a young developing nation, our people have a rich and illustrious history as one of the longest living civilizations in the world.

In 1835,even the British historian and politician,Lord Macaulay,Admitted before the British Parliament: “I have traveled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief.  Such wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, and people of such caliber… the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage…..”   Thus, it would be wrong to state that in 1947 India started to construct a modern nation from scratch. Rather, it began the process of rediscovering its rich cultural and spiritual values that had formed the foundation of India in the past. It is on this foundation that We seek to formulate our vision of India 2020.

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