Karnataka Administrative Services (Prelims)

Karnataka Administrative Services


Each chapter has been discussed in a systematic way on all aspects by following steps given below.


1.All the Lessons are discussed in the video as per syllabus.

2.Explaining basics with the help of various questions taken from previous papers.

3.Explaining advanced  questions taken from previous papers .

4.All the Lessons which are discussed in the video are given in a PDF file alongside the video .

5.Providing additional questions for  practice.

6.A mock test question paper has been discussed in the video.

7. Previous year question papers has been discussed in videos. 

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 KAS- Prelims

Contents for discussion

PAPER – 1 (200 MARKS)


Part 1. General Studies related to National and International Importance.

            Questions – 40, Marks - 80


1A. Current Awareness


National Events and International Events, Persons in News- Appointed, Nominated, Elected and Obituary, Places in news, Sports News: Athletics, Badminton, Billiards/Snooker, Chess, Cricket, Football, Formula -1, Golf, Hockey, Tennis, , Awards/Prizes: Padma Awards, Golden Globe, Filmfare Awards and etc. Terrorism, Reports, State wise news, Committees and Reports, Amendments and Bills, Schemes and Programmes, Defence related news, Space related news, Bilateral Relations, National Economic news: Highlights of Railway Budget, Union Budget, Economic Survey of India, Science related News: Biotechnology, Information Technology, Ecology and Environmental issues : Climate Change, Global warming, Forest reports, Endangered Species. Social Issues: Women Empowerment, Women and Child welfare, Labour  welfare, Employment generation, Drinking water and Sanitation, Health and family welfare, Food Security, Tourism, Transport, Water Resources, Social welfare, Youth affairs Books and Authors in news, Short Notes.


1B. General Awareness


Who is who, Land and People, National Insignia(Symbols),Agriculture, Culture and Tourism, Commerce, Communication, Education and Energy, Corporate Affairs, Housing, Industry, Justice and Law, Planning, Rural and Urban Development, First in the World (Male and Female), Superlative Word, International Boundaries, Countries with capital and currency, Languages, Geographical epithets, Geographical discoveries, Emblem, Legislatures of world, Newspapers of world, Fathers of various field, 7 wonders of world, First in India Male, First in India Female, Superlatives of India, Nicknames of Indian personalities, Renamed Indian Cities, UNESCO world Heritage sites in India, Institutions, Science Awards, Important dates, Abbreviations, Books and authors, UNO, Sports, Principal languages of India,Indian Defence, Nuclear power in India, Space programme of India, Noble prises, Bharath Rathna, Sports awards , Literature and cultural awards, Official Books, International decades and years, Important days, Tourist places in India, States and folk dances.


Part – 2. Humanities

               Questions – 60, Marks - 120


2A. History  :  Ancient History: Indus valley Civilization, Vedic age, Distinction between Indus and Vedic civilisation, Vedic literature, Emergence of Religious movement: Jainism, Buddhism, Pre Mauryan Age- Mahajanapadhas, Magadha Empire, Haryanka Dynasty, Shishunag Dynasty, Nanda Dynasty, Foreign Invasions, Mauryan Empire –Cultural and Epigraphical Evidence, Foreign and Native states, The age of Guptas – Administration, Society, Religion, Economy, Art and Architecture and Literature, Harshavardana period, Sangam Age.


Early Medieval history: North India - Prathihara Dynasty, Chandella dynasty, Paramara Dynasty, Solanki Dynasty, Chauhans. East India – Pala dynasty, Sena dynasty. Deccan(Karnataka History) – Satavahanas, Kadambas of Banavasi, Gangas of Talakad, Chalukyas of Badami, Rastrakuta of Malkhed, Chalukyas of Kalyani, Hoysalas of Dwarasamudra. Socio Religious Reform Movement, South India – Cholas, Pandyans, Pallavas and Cheras.


Later Medieval History: Muslim Dynasty, Delhi Sultanate (5 dynasties)- Slave dynasty, Khilji Dynasty, Tughlag dynasty, Sayyid  Dynasty, Lodi Dynasty. Mughal Empire –Babur, Sher Shah, Akbar , Jahangir, Shahjahan and Aurangzeb, Decline of Mughal Empire. Cultural contribution by Mughals – Indo Persian Architecture, Forts, Cities, Literature, Paintings, Music. Sufi Movement, Bhakthi Movement in India.

Vijayanagara Empire, The Maratha, Mysore history, Anglo Mysore wars.


Modern Indian History: Advent of Europeans, Battle of Plassey(1757), Battle of Buxar(1764), Subsidiary Alliance, Doctrine of Lapse, First War of Indian Independence, Governor General and Viceroys in India, Indian National Movements –Causes. Indian National Congress, Moderate Phase, Extremist phase, Revolutionary phase, Home Rule movement,    Lucknow pact. Gandhian Era (1919-48) – Rowlat Act, Jallianwalabagh Massacre, Swadeshi Movement, Non Cooperative Movement, Khilafat Movement, Swaraj Party, Simon Commission, Civil Disobedience Movement, Dandi March, Round Table Conference,  General election of 1937, Cripps Mission, Quit India Movement, Netaji and INA, Rajagopalachari formula, Wavell plan, Cabinet Mission, Mount batten plan, Important National Leaders and their contributions, Impact of British rule in India:  Drain of Wealth, Land revenue system in India, Introduction of western education, Socio and cultural uprising – Indian Renaissance, Books and Journals.


Karnataka History: Contribution of  Satavahanas, Kadambas of Banavasi, Gangas of Talakad, Chalukyas of Badami, Rastrakuta of Malkhed, Chalukyas of Kalyani, Hoysalas of Dwarasamudra to Architecture, Sculpture, Literature and Religion, Vijayanagar Empire: Political History, Battle of  Talikote, Society, Economy, Religion, arts, Painting, Music, Dance, Literature, Architecture of Vijayanagara Empire, Foreign accounts of Vijayanagar Empire, Religious movement: Shankaracharya, Ramunujacharya, Madhwacharya, Sri Basaweshwara, Bahamani Dynasty, wodeyar dynasty, Commissioners Rule, Progress of Mysore during Dewans rule, Important personalities in Freedom Struggle, Unification of Karnataka, Backward class movement: Miller Committee, Havanur Committee, Venkataswamy committee, Chinnappa Reddy Committee, Dalit movement: Devaraj urs and Land Reforms, Gokak Movement, Boundary Disputes: Mahajan Committee, Nanjundappa Committee.   


Art, Culture and heritage (India and Karnataka): Religion, Languages, Literature, Dances of India, Music of India, Painting, Theatre art, Cultural Places of India and Karnataka: Historical & Geographical.



2B. Geography


World Geography: Universe, Solar system, Earth in Space, Structure of Earth, Earthquakes and Volcanos, Various Landforms – mountains, plateaus, plains, grassland, Motions of Earth, Eclipse, Latitudes and Longitudes, Heat Zones, Time Zones, Lithosphere: Rocks – Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphous rocks, Atmosphere: Composition and layers of Atmosphere, Climate and weather, Precipitation, Atmospheric Pressure, Insolation, monsoon, Hydrosphere: Oceans, Rivers and Lakes, Ocean Currents, Coral Reefs, Biosphere: Population and Human Diversity, Natural Resources, World Minerals and power resources, World Transportation, Continents: Asia, Africa, North America, South America , Australia, Europe, Antarctica, Mapping Geographical places , Facts about World Geography.


Indian Geography: Basic Information, Physiography of India: Himalayan ranges, Great plains of India, Peninsular plateau, Coastal plains, Islands of India, Soils of India, Climate in India, Drainage / River system in India – Himalayan Rivers and Peninsular rivers, Forest, Agriculture, Minerals, Industries, Energy, Transportation in India, Water resources, Population in India & Tribal people, Demographic facts, Census 2011 data, State and Union territories, Mapping Geographical places, Facts about India.


Karnataka Geography: Introduction – Evolution, Location, size and Extent, Administrative divisions, Physical features, Climate, Rivers, Soils, Natural Resources, Irrigation in Karnataka and River water disputes, Land Utilisation, Agriculture and allied activities in Karnataka, Power sector, Mineral resources, Industries, Transportation, Population, Regional Disparities issues.


2C Indian Polity


Introduction, Structure of Constitution, Evolution of Constitution, Making of Constitution: Cabinet Mission plan, Constituent Assembly, Sources of Indian Constitution, Enactment of Constitution, Salient features of The Constitution,  Preamble of Constitution,  Union and its territory, Citizenship, Fundamental Rights: Features, 6 FRs, Right to property, Right to education, Right to Constitutional Remedies(Writs), Significance of FRs,  Directive Principle of State policy: Socialist principles, Gandhian Principles, Liberal- Intellectual principles, Difference between FR and DPSP, Implementation of DPSPs, Criticisms of DPSPs, Fundamental Duties, Types of Government, Union Executive: President - Election, Qualification, Term, Privileges, Removal, Vacancy, Powers of President, Veto power, Position of President, Facts about President, Vice President, Prime Minister – Constitutional framework, Appointment of PM, Oath, Term and Salary, Powers and Functions of PM, Facts about PM, Council of Minister , Responsibility of ministers, Union Legislature: Parliament of India: Composition, Qualification, Officers, Rajya Sabha and  Chairman, Lok Sabha and Speaker, LOH, LOO, Whip, Powers and Functions of Parliament, Law making procedure, Types of Bills,  Government Bill and Private member bill, The Budget – Stages of Budget, Types of Expenditure, Status of LS and RS, Funds , Committees of Parliament, Parliamentary Procedure, Devices of Parliamentary Proceedings, Union Judiciary and Judicial Independence, Jurisdiction of Supreme Court, PIL,  and Judiciary, State Executive: Governor- Qualification , Appointment, tenure, Oath Powers and Constitutional position, Chief Minister and his functions, Council of Minister, State Legislature: Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council, Powers of State legislature, State Judiciary – High Court, Appointment and removal of Judges, Jurisdiction of High court, Union Territories, local government: RLB(73th Amendment) and ULBs(74th Amendment), Scheduled and Tribal areas ,Centre and State Relations: Legislative, Administrative and Financial relations, Emergency Provisions: national, state and financial emergencies, Constitutional Amendments : Important Amendments, Environment Law,  Constitutional offices: Public Service Commission –Union, Joint & State, Finance Commission- Central and State, National Commission for SCs, National Commission for STs, National Commission for Womens, Special officer on Linguistic minority, Comptroller and Auditor General of  India, Attorney General and Solicitor General of India, Advocate General of State,Non Constitutional offices: Planning Commission, National Development Council, National Human rights Commission, State Human Rights Commission, CVC, CIC, SIC, Lokpal and Lokadlath, ACB, Misscelleneous topics: Coalition government, Language, J & K, and Loss of membership, Facts about Constitution.  Karnataka Political developments.


  2D Indian Economy


Introduction, Open and Closed Economy, Sectors of Economy, Features of Indian Economy, National Income of India, Growth and Development, HDI,  Planning in India: NDC,12TH FYP, Demography: Population, Census 2011, Poverty: Meaning and Magnitude, Causes, Committees, Poverty alleviation Schemes, Unemployment: Meaning, Types ,Employment generation Programmes, Rural Development Programmes, Women Empowerment programmes, Education oriented Programmes, Health related Schemes, Agriculture, Green Revolution and other Revolutions,   Food security in India, NABARD, Land Reforms, Industries and their contribution to Economy, Maha/Mini/Navratnas, FDI, Foreign Trade, Indian Currency system and RBI, Inflation, Banking in India, Basel Norms, Insurance sector, Postal sector, Pension sector, Social sector initiatives, Indian Financial System: Money and Capital Market, Stock exchange in India, Indian Fiscal system, Union Budget, Financial relation between centre and state, Finance Commission, 14th FC, International Economic Organisations: IMF, World Bank, WTO and ADB, Sustainable Development, Economic survey of India.


Karnataka Economy: Karnataka Economy at a glance Highlights of Economic Survey.

 KAS- Prelims

Contents for discussion

PAPER – 2 (200 MARKS)

Part 1. General Studies related to State Importance.

            Questions – 40, Marks - 80

Introduction : Karnataka at a glance, State of Karnataka Economy, First in Karnataka, Karnataka Literary development, Kannada Sahithya Parishad and Kannada Sahithya Sammelanas, State Emblem, State Insignia, UNESCO World Heritage sites of Karnataka, Popular Books and Authors in Kannada, Karnataka Rathna, Pampa Award, Nadoja Award, Ekalavya Award, Rajyothsava Award, Basava Award, Basava Shree Award, Kannadigas who have won National Awards, Sports Personalities of Karnataka, Institutions in Karnataka, Folk Art of Karnataka, Drama and Theatre Art, Geographical Indication.

Forest and Environment: Endangered species of Karnataka, Biodiversity hotspot, National parks and Wild life Sanctuary, Natural Resources, Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel Report.

Decentralized planning in Karnataka: Functioning of PRIs in Karnataka, RLB and ULBs in Karnataka, Resource mobilization and devolution, District Planning Committee, State finances and local finances, 4th State Finance Commission, Karnataka Election Commission.

Agriculture : Crops, Drought status, Agricultural problems in Karnataka, Horticulture Crops of Karnataka, Sericulture, Fisheries, Ports in Karnataka, Animal Husbandry – Dairy Science, KMF,  , Agricultural Insurance in Karnataka,  Schemes and Programmes related to Agricultural  Development, Rural markets in Karnataka.

Industries and Commerce in Karnataka: KIADB, SIDBI & KREDL, The Government Sandalwood Oil Factories, Karnataka Soap Factory, Mysore Iron and Steel Factory, Government silk weaving Factory, Mysore Sugar Company Limited, Mysore Paper Mills Limited, Mysore Lamps works, Mysore Chemicals and fertilisers limited, Post-Independence PSUs: BEML, BHEL, ITI, HAL, Rail wheel Factory ,  Service sector of Karnataka,

Economic infrastructure in Karnataka: Energy : KPCL, KPTCL, NTPC, RTPS, NPCL,  Irrigation in Karnataka, Transport in Karnataka – KRDA, Road Census, KSRTC, BMTC, Railway Network in Karnataka,  Aviation : Aerodromes in Karnataka, KIA,  Communication – Television in Karnataka, All India Radio, National Telecom Policy,   Markets, Banking) : Schemes and Programmes, Rural Social Infrastructure – Education : Universities, Schools and Colleges, EDUSAT in Karnataka, Education related Schemes and Programmes, Housing, Drinking water, Sanitation & Drainage, Rural Health systems and their delivery: Role of ASHA and USHA, NHS Report, Health and Family Welfare Schemes and Programmes. Development of Economic and Social infrastructure in Karnataka. Rural housing and health care schemes in Karnataka.

Rural Development schemes in Karnataka: Poverty Alleviation-cum-Employment generation Programmes: MGNREGA in Karnataka, Five Year Plan and inclusive growth, Rural financial institutions, Development and conservation of common property resources in rural areas – village grasslands and woods, water bodies, Provision of urban amenities in rural areas (PURA), Self-help groups and micro finance institutions in Karnataka, External assistance for rural tank rejuvenation, drinking water, sanitation and health care in Karnataka, Urban Development, Social welfare in Karnataka,

Poverty and Unemployment: Meaning, Magnitude, Causes and Impact, Human Development in Karnataka, Women and Child development, Regional Imbalance in Karnataka, Gender and Social equity.

Governance in Karnataka: Modernisation of Service delivery system in various departments of GOK, Commissions and Committees of GOK, River water disputes, Boundary disputes, Tourism in Karnataka, World Bank Assisted Schemes and Programmes in Karnataka, Karnataka Cooperative Movement , Administration Status of Karnataka, Administrative Division,  Demography and Census Facts of Karnataka, Karnataka Information Commission, Sakala, Bhoomi, Kaveri, e- procurement, HRMS, Khajane.

Part 2.  Science

Questions – 30, Marks - 60


Units: SI System, Scalar and Vector Quantities, Distance, Displacement, Speed, Velocity, Acceleration, Motion , Force, Newton’s laws of motion, Linear Momentum: Conservation of Linear momentum, Impulse, Equilibrium, Friction,, Work, Energy and Power, Gravitation, Satellite: PSLV, GSLV, Escape velocity, and Kepler law, General properties of matter:   Matter, Elasticity, Plasticity, Stress-Strain curve, Density, Pressure – Pascal’s Law , Buoyancy: Archimedes Principle, Viscosity ,Surface Tension, Capillarity, Bernoulli’s Theorem, SHM : Simple Pendulum, Waves: Types ,EMW, Sound waves: Sonar, Doppler effect, Heat and Temperature: Specific heat, Latent Heat and Sensible Heat, Pyrometer, Laws of Thermodynamics, Thermal Expansion, Humidity, Transmission of Heat: Conduction, Convection and Radiation, Kirchhoff’s Law, Stefan’s law, Newton’s law of Cooling,  Light: Reflection, Refraction, Scattering of light, Optical fibre, Lenses, Total internal Reflection, Prism, Dispersion of Light, Human Eye, Simple Microscope, Telescope, Electricity: Coulombs Law, Electric Potential, Electric Capacity, Electric current, Ohms law, Resistance, Measurement devises, Magnetism, Atomic Physics, Semiconductors, Nanotechnology, Facts about Physics, Illustrations and Examples.

Chemistry: Chemistry in Everyday living, Branches of Chemistry, Matter and its States, Classification of Matter, Separation of Mixture,  Atomic Theory of Matter, Atoms and Molecules, Chemical Equations, Avogadro’s Hypothesis, Mole Concept, Structure of an Atom, Electrons, Protons and Neutrons, Models of an Atom, Atomic and Mass Number, Isotopes, Isobars, Isotones, Isodiaphere’s and Isoster, Theories of Radiation, Quantum numbers, Photoelectric effect, Radioactivity, Nuclear Disintegration, Nuclear Reactor, periodic classification of Elements( Periodic Table), Chemical Bonding, Acids and Bases, Electrolysis, Corrosion, Chemical Reaction, Speed of Reaction and Catalyst,  Energies involved in reactions, Electrochemical cell, , Oxidation and Reduction, Properties of Non-metals: Hydrogen, Oxygen, Sulphur, Nitrogen, phosphorous, Silicon, Halogen, Noble gases, Metals: Occurrence, Properties, Metallurgy, Organic Chemistry: Carbon and its Compounds, Allotropy of Carbon, Inorganic Carbon Compounds, Solution, Concentration of Solution, Osmosis, Ph of Solution, Polymers, Natural Rubber, Plastic, Petroleum, Refining of Petroleum, Cracking and Reforming, Quality of Petrol, LPG and CNG, Fuels: Calorific Value, Fertilizers and Pesticides, Rocket propellants, Fire Extinguishers, Cements and glass, Soaps and Synthetic detergents, Dyes, Energy resources,  Facts about Chemistry.

Biology: Science of life

Living and Non-living things, Cell: Types of cell, Structure of Cell, Organisation of living Organism, Plant tissues, Root and Stem and Leaf, Plant: Xylem and Phloem, Transpiration, crop plants, forest species, medicinal plants, and aromatic plants.

Organisation in Animal: Animal Tissue, Evolution of life on Earth, Bacteria, Virus, Fugue, Algae, Photosynthesis,   

Animal Kingdom: Classification of animals, Domestic and Wild animals.

Health and Hygiene : Systems of Human body: Digestive System, Circulatory system, Respiratory system, Reproductive system, Excretory system, Nervous system, NRHM.

Human Diseases and Prevention: Communicable diseases, Epidemics, Endemics, Vector borne diseases. Diseases: Bacterial Infections, Viral Infections, Gastroenteritis, Cholera, TB, Malaria, HIV, Encephalitis, Chikungunya, Bird flu, Dengue, DPT, Rabies Vaccine, Hepatitis Vaccine, Japanese Encephalitis, Filarisis, Fungal Infections. Vitamins, Computer Science

Biotechnology: Concept, Application of Genetic Engineering, Transgenic plants, Bio fertilizers, Bio Pesticides, Bio Fuels, Tissue culture, Cloning,   

Science and Technology:

Importance of Science and Technology as an engine for national development, National policy of S & T, ICT, Basic Computers, Communication, Telephone and Television, Broadband and Internet, BPO, Economic and Employment growth, E – Governance, E  Commerce, Digital Divide and its Prevention, Space Programmes in India, Energy Scenario : Hydel, Thermal, Nuclear, and Renewable Energy resources, Importance Renewable Resources: Solar, Wind, Biomass, Waste based, Geothermal, Tidal, Hydrogen and Fuel Cells,  Knowledge Society,  Probiotics: Meaning and Significance, Dark Matter Theory, Worlds Biggest Radio Telescope, Snake robot, Forest Regeneration, Higgs Boson Experiment, FMRI, Radio active Fallout, Drone Aircraft, Science Behind TSC, Navigation Science: GPS, IRNSS, GLONASS,  Beidos etc., Organic Farming, Demographic Divident, Subsistence farming, National Green Tribunal, National Disaster Management Authority, Nanotechnology, Genetic Engineering –Genetics, Genetic Pollution.

Space Science: Space Programmes, Navigation Satellites, Communication Satellites, Moon Mission, Mass Mission, EDUSAT etc.

Nuclear Science: Nuclear Fission, Nuclear Fuel, Nuclear Reactor, Nuclear power plants, Nuclear Accidents.



Environment and Ecology

Ecology, Ecosystem: Components, Classification of Ecosystem, Marine Coastal Ecosystem (Mangroves), Biosphere, Biome: Types, Biodiversity: Introduction, Types of Biodiversity, Characteristics, Benefits, Biodiversity Value,  Threats, National Biodiversity action Plan,  Hot spots of Biodiversity, Conservation of Biodiversity: Insitu and Exsitu Conservation, Biospere Resrves(15 Reserves), World Network of Biosphere Reserves, COP to the Convention of Biological Diversity, Government initiatives for Biodiversity Conservation,  Indias Internation Cooperation in Biodiversity Conservation, National Biodiversity Authority, Biosafety: GEAC, CPB, COP and MOP,

Wild life Protection in India - Projects - Project Tiger: Tiger Survey, Tiger Reserves in Karnataka and India, Tiger Human Conflict, Project Elephant: Elephant Reserves, Gir Lion Project, Rhino Conservation, Cheru Conservation, Central Zoo Authority,  

National parks and Wild life Sanctuaries: List of NPs, Marine National Parks, Conservation and Management of Wild life, Public Awareness programmes for Conservation, IUCN Red Data Book and Threatened Species: Critically Endangered species, Endangered species, Vulnerable species, Extinct species,

Pollution & Conservation : Air Pollution: Primary and Secondary Pollutant, Radioactive Pollution, Water Pollution - Eutrophication, River Generation, Mission Clean Ganga, lake Conservation, Ocean Development, Methods of Desalination, UN Conventions of Law of Seas, Conservation of water bodies, Noise Pollution, Light Pollution, Soil pollution – Conservation of Soil, Marine Pollution, Thermal pollution, Abatement of Pollution, Application of Biotechnology, Sustainable Development – SDG & MDG, Environment Impact Assessment, Renewable Energy, Non Renewable Energy, Environmental Information System, Plastic Waste Management, e – waste management, Hazardous waste management, Solid Waste Manageement. Mining, Impact of mining activities on Environment.


Forest – Types of Forest, Forest cover of Earth, Deforestation, Sustainable Forest Management,  Forest policy, Minor Forest produce, Survey of flora and fauna, Botanical Survey of India, Forest Survey of India, Coral Reefs.

Environmental Issues of Importance: Population Growth, Resettlement and Rehabilitation of People, Urbanisation, Energy Crisis, Global Threats, Green House Gas, Green House Effect,  Global Warming, Climate Change and Vulnerability: Causes, Impact and Consequences, Mitigation measures,  Acid Rain, Ozone layer Depletion, Major International Developments related to Climate Change, India Action to Climate Change, Fluoride Problem in drinking water, Kyoto Protocol, Recent Conferences on Climate Change, Global dimming, , Fossil fuel, Current sea level rise, Ocean acidification, Carbon Emission trading, Wet land Conservation: Ramsar Convention, National Wet land Conservation programme, National Afforestation and Eco development Board, Natural and  Man – made Disasters, Disaster Management and Mitigation, Environment related movement : Bhishnoi Movement, Chipko Movement, Save Silent Valley Movement, Baliyapal Movement, Narmada Bachao Andholan, Appiko Movement, Save Ganga Movement, Jungle Bachao Andholan,             Navdanya Movement, Development Alternatives 

Other Topics: Indian Environmental Acts, Environment in 12th Plan, Antarctic Research, Antartic Treaty, India’s Expedition to Arctic, , National Clean Energy Fund, IUCN, WWF, Earth Day, Water Day, Air Day, World Environment days, etc.,  Science related Awards, Pollinator Decline, Coral Bleaching, Holocene Extinction, Invasive Species,

,Biosafety Protocol, WHO, Biological weapon , Chemical weapon, National Health Policy, ICDS : Role of Anganawadis , Radiation Inside out, Gene Revolution, Tsunami,

National Illness Assistance Fund, Land Reclamation, Soil Remediation, Agro forestry, Silvopasture, Facts about Environment.


Part 3.  General Mental ability

Questions – 30, Marks - 60

Quantitative Aptitude:           The chapters are

Numbers, Simplification, Linear Equations, Series - AP, GP and HP, Theory of Indices, Square root and cube root, Surds, Percentage, Fraction, Decimals, Problems on numbers, Basic Algebra, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Error percentage, overhead, commission, discount, Ratio & Proportion, HCF and LCM, Problems on age, Partnership Business, Chain rule, Time and work, Time and distance, pipes and cistern, Trains, Boats and streams, Mixture and allegation, SI and CI, Logarithm, Area, Volume and Surface area, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Heights and distances, Odd man out and series, Data Interpretation: Table Chart, Bar graph, pie chart and line graph.

General Intelligence & Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning: Coding and Decoding, Analogy, Classification, Alphabet test, Word formation, Seating arrangement , sense of direction, Number & Ranking and time sequence test, Puzzles, Number series, Letter series and alphabet series , Inserting the missing characters, problems based on ages, Blood relation, Clocks , Calendar, Mathematical operation and symbol notation, Logical order of words, Syllogism, Venn diagram.

Non Verbal Reasoning: Series, Paper cutting, Fixture matrix, Embedded Image, Analogy, Image Analysis, Water Image, Mirror Image, Cubes and dices, Analytical Reasoning.



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