GS PAPER 3

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER 3 – (250 MARKS)

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER 3 (Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity ,Environment, Security and Disaster Management)

  • 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 pro-duce 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.

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER 3 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, environ-mental impact assessment.
  • Disaster and disaster management.

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER 3 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

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER 3 Study Reference:

Economic Development

  • Economic Survey 2015 – 16, Budget – 2016
  • 12th Plan report, ARC Report
  • NCERT – XI & XII textbooks
  • I.C Dhingra – Indian Economic Development
  • R. C. Tiwari – Geography of India (Only for Agriculture)
  • Mohit Bhattacharya – New Horizon of Public Administration (Only for Govt. Budgeting)
  • State of Indian Agriculture Report
  • Yojana and Kurushetra articles , India Year Book
  • Newspapers – The Hindu; Business Line; Business Standard or Economic Times.
  • Frontline and Economic and Political Weekly
  • World Development Report; Human Development Report; World Hunger Index Report.

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER 3 Technology

  • NCERT 9th and 10th General Science text books.
  • Yojana and Kurushetra articles related to Science and Technology
  • India Year Book (Chapters on Science and Technology)
  • Science Reporter
  • The Hindu speaks on Scientific Facts – Vol 1, 2 and 3
  • Science Reporter
  • Annual Report – Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Newspaper – The Hindu

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER 3 Disaster Management

  • ARC report and CAG report on disaster preparedness
  • Yojana and Kurushetra articles
  • Newspaper and Websites

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER 3 Internal Security

  • India’s National Security: A Reader – Harsh V Pant, Kanti P Bajpai
  • Security Management – ShamnaHussain
  • IDSA Monograph Series – NamrataGoswami
  • Home Ministry Website
  • Newspaper and Websites

GENERAL STUDIES PAPER 3 Environment and Biodiversity

  • India State of Forest Report
  • Environmental Science – Botkin& Keller
  • Environment and Ecology – MajidHussain
  • The Hindu Environmental Survey Report
  • NCERT – XI & XII text books
  • MoEF Website
  • Yojana and Kurushetra articles

 

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