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PAPER 4 – GENERAL STUDIES 3 (250 MARKS)

 

SUBJECT DETAILED TOPICS
Economy 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
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
Ecology and Environment Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
Disaster Management Disaster and Disaster Management
Internal Security 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