Tuesday, 14 June 2016

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

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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
terrorism

• 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

Environment

• 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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