Tuesday, 14 June 2016

UPSC CSE Syllabus and Study Material of General Studies III (Paper IV)


UPSC CSE Detailed Syllabus and Study Material of General Studies III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management) (Paper IV)

Syllabus for GS III (Paper IV)

• Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.

• Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

• Government Budgeting.

• Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.

• Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.

• Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and
downstream requirements, supply chain management.

• Land reforms in India.

• Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

• Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

• Investment models.

• 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.

• Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.

• Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
• Disaster and disaster management.

• Linkages between development and spread of extremism.

• Role of external 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

• Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.

 Study Material for GS III (Paper IV)

Indian Economy

• Planning
• Mobilization of resources
• Growth and Development
• Employment
• Inclusive growth and issues
• Government Budgeting
• Cropping Pattern
• Irrigation: Types and systems
• Agriculture production, marketing and issues
• E-technology in the aid of farmers
• Farm subsidies and MSP
• Public Distributions System (PDS)
• Food Security
• Buffer Stock
• Technology missions
• Economics of animal rearing
• Food Processing
• Land Reforms in India
• Liberalization
• Industrial policy and growth
• Infrastructure
• Investment Models

Science and Technology

• Development
• Applications in daily life
• Achievements of Indians
• Developing new technology
• Indigenization of Technology
• Information Technology
• Space Technology
• Computer Science
• Robotics
• Nanotechnology
• Bio-technology
• Intellectual property rights


• Conservation
• Environmental pollution and degradation
• Environmental impact assessment

Security and Disaster Management

• Disaster and Disaster Management
• Development and spread of extremism
• Security Challenges
• Internal Security challenges through communication networks
• Cyber Security
• Money laundering and its prevention
• Border Security Challenges
• Security forces and agencies


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