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DATE/

TEST NO.

TOPICS

 

SOURCES
     
 

 

14 JULY

 

PTS-1

  • ADVENT OF THE EUROPEANS IN INDIA
  • INDIA ON THE EVE OF BRITISH CONQUEST
  • EXPANSION AND CONSOLIDATION OF BRITISH POWER IN 

INDIA                      

  • PEOPLE’S RESISTANCE AGAINST BRITISH BEFORE 1857
  • SOCIO- RELIGIOUS REFORMS MOVEMENTS: GENERAL FEATURES
  • A GENERAL SURVEY OF SOCIO- CULTURAL REFORM MOVEMENTS
  • BEGINNING OF MODERN NATIONALISM IN INDIA
  • INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS: FOUNDATION AND THE MODERATE PHASE
  • ERA OF MILITANT NATIONALISM (1905-1909)
  • FIRST PHASE OF REVOLUTIONARY ACTIVITIES (1907-1917)
  • FIRST WORLD WAR AND NATIONALIST RESPONSE
  • CURRENT

 

 

  • BIPIN CHANDRA
  • SPECTRUM
  • NCERT

 

 

 

21 JULY

 PTS-2

  • EMERGENCE OF GANDHI
  • NON- COOPERATION MOVEMENT AND KHILAFAT AANDOLAN
  • EMERGENCE OF SWARAJISTS, SOCIALIST IDEAS, REVOLUTIONARY ACTIVITIES AND OTHER NEW FORCES
  • SIMON COMMISSSION AND THE NEHRU REPORT
  • CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE MOVEMENT AND ROUND TABLE CONFERENCES
  • DEBATES ON THE FUTURE STRATEGY AFTER CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE MOVEMENT 
  • CONGRESS RULE IN PROVINCES
  • NATIONALIST RESPONSE IN THE WAKE OF WORLD WAR II
  • QUIT INDIAOVEMENT , DEMAND FOR PAKISTAN, AND THE INA
  • POST – WAR NATIONAL SCENARIO
  • INDEPENDENCE     WITH PARTITION
  • CONSTITUTIONAL, ADMINISTRATIVE AND JUDICIAL DEVELOPMENTS
  • SURVEY OF BRITISH POLICIES IN INDIA
  • ECONOMIC IMPACT OF BRITISH RULE IN INDIA
  • DEVELOPMENT OF INDIA PRESS
  • DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATION
  • PEASANT MOVEMENTS 1857-1947
  • THE MOVEMENT OF THE WORKING CLASS
  • CURRENT

 

 

  • BIPIN CHANDRA
  • SPECTRUM
  • NCERT

 

28 JULY

PTS-3

CSAT + CURRENT   
 

 

   04 AUG

     PTS-4

1. Prehistoric cultures in India

2. Indus Civilization. Origins. The Mature Phase: extent, society, economy and culture. Contacts with other cultures.Problems of decline.

3. Geographical distribution and characteristics of pastoral and farming communities outside the Indus region, from the neolithic to early iron phases.

4. Vedic society. The Vedic texts; change from Rigvedic to later Vedic phases. Religion; Upanishadic thought. Political and social organisation; evolution of monarchy and varna system.

5. State formation and urbanization, from the mahajanapadas to the Nandas. Jainism and Buddhism. Factors for the spread of Buddhism.

6. The Mauryan Empire. Chandragupta; Megasthenes. Asoka and his inscriptions; his dhamma, administration, culture and art. The Arthasastra.

7. CURRENT

 

 

  • 11TH CLASS -NCERT
  • TAMIL NADU BOARD BOOK

 

     11 AUG

 

 

          PTS-5

1. Post-Mauryan India, BC 200- AD 300. Society: Evolution of jatis. The Satavahanas and state formation in Peninsula. Sangam texts and society. Indo-Greeks, Sakas, Parthians, Kushanas; Kanishka. Contacts with the outside world. Religion : Saivism, Bhagavatism, Hinayana and Mahayana Buddhism; Jainism; Culture and art.

2. The Guptas and their successors (to c. 750 AD). Changes in political organisation of empire. Economy and society. Literature and science. Arts.

3. Early Medieval India. Major dynasties; the Chola Empire. Agrarian and political structures. The Rajaputras. Extent of social mobility. Position of women. The Arabs in Sind and the Ghaznavids.

4. Cultural trends, 750-1200, Religious conditions : importance of temples and monastic institutions; Sankaracharya; Islam; Sufism. Literature and Science. Alberuni’s “India”. Art and architecture.

5. CURRENT

 

  • 11TH CLASS -NCERT
  • TAMIL NADU BOARD BOOK
 

   18 AUG

   PTS-6

1. Thirteenth and fourteenth Centuries: Ghorian invasions causes and consequences. Delhi Sultanate under the “Slave” Rulers. Alauddin Khalji : Conquests; administrative, agrarian and economic measures. Muhammad Tughlaq’s innovations. Firuz Tughluq and the decline of the Delhi Sultanate. Growth of commerce and urbanization. Mystic movements in Hinduism and Islam. Literature. Architecture, Technological changes.

2. The fifteenth and early 16th Century : major Provincial dynasties; Vijayanagara Empire. The Lodis, First phase of the Mughal Empire: Babur, Humayun. The Sur empire and administration. The Portuguese. Monotheistic movements: Kabir; Guru Nanak and Sikhism; Bhakti. Growth of regional literatures. Art and Culture.

3. The Mughal Empire , 1556-1707. Akbar: conquests, administrative measures, jagir and mansab systems; policy of sulh-i-kul. Jahangir, Shahjahan and Aurangzeb : expansion in the Deccan; religious policies. Shivaji. Culture: Persian and regional literatures. Religious thought: Abul Fazl; Maharashtra dharma. Painting. Architecture. Economy: conditions of peasants and artisans, growth in trade; commerce with Europe. Social stratification and status of women.

4. Decline of Mughal Empire, 1707-61. Causes behind decline. Maratha power under the Peshwas. Regional states. The Afghans. Major elements of composite culture. Sawai Jai Singh, astronomer. Rise of Urdu language.

5. CURRENT

 

  • 11TH CLASS -NCERT
  • TAMIL NADU BOARD BOOK
   25 AUG

    PTS-7

CSAT + CURRENT  
    1 SEPT

      PTS-8

Revision of ancient + medieval + modern history + CURRENT  
    8 SEPT

 

   PTS-9

  • HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
  • MAKING OF THE CONSTITUTION
  • SALIENT FEATURES OF THE CONSTITUTION
  • PREAMBLE OF THE CONSTITUTION
  • UNION AND ITS TERRITORY
  • CITIZENSHIP
  • FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS
  • DIRECTIVE PRINCIPLES OF STATE POLICY
  • FUNDAMENTAL DUTIES
  • AMENDMENT OF THE     CONSTITUTION
  • BASIC STRUCTURE OF THE CONSTITUTION
  • PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEM
  • FEDERAL SYSTEM
  • CENTRE-STATE RELATIONS
  • INTER-STATE RELATIOS
  • EMERGENCY PROVISION
  • CURRENT

 

 

  • LAXMIKANTH
  • D D BASU
  • SUBHASH KASHYAP
   15 SEPT

 

     PTS-10

LAXMIKANTH 

  • PRESIDENT
  • VICE-PRESIDENT
  • PRIME MINISTER
  • CENTRAL COUNCIL OF MINISTERS
  • CABINET COMMITTESS
  • PARLIAMENT
  • PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTESS
  • PARLIAMENTARY FORUMS
  • PARLIAMENTARY GROUPS
  • SUPREME COURT
  • JUDICAL REVIEW
  • JUDICAL ACTIVISM
  • PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION
  • GOVERNOR
  • CHIEF MINISTERS
  • STATE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS
  • STATE LEGISLATURE
  • HIGH COURT
  • SUBORDINATE COURTS
  • SPECIAL STATUS OF JAMMU & KASHMIR
  • SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR SOME STATE
  • CURRENT

 

 

  • LAXMIKANTH
  • D D BASU 
  • SUBHASH KASHYAP

 

   22 SEPT

 

 

   PTS-11

  • PANCHAYATI RAJ
  • MUNICIPALITIES
  • UNION TERRITORIES
  • SCHEDULED AND TRIBAL AREAS
  • ELECTION COMMISSION
  • UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
  • STATE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
  • FINANCE COMMISSION
  • NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR SC’s
  • NATIOANL COMMISSION FOR ST’s
  • SPECIAL OFFICER FOR LINGUISTIC MINORITIES
  • COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL OF INDIA
  • ATTORNEY GENERAL OF INDIA
  • ADVOCATE GENERAL OF THE STATE
  • NITI AAYOG
  • NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
  • STATE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
  • CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION
  • STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION
  • CENTRAL VIGILANCE COMMISSION
  • CENTRAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
  • LOKPAL AND LOKAYUKTAS
  • CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES
  • OFFICAL LANGUAGE
  • PUBLIC SERVICES
  • TRIBUNALS
  • RIGHTS AND LIABILITIES OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • AUTHORITATIVE TEXT OF THE CONSTITUTION IN HINDI LANGUAGE
  • SPECIAL PROVISIONS ELATING TO CERTAIN CLASSES
  • POLITICAL PARTIES
  • ELECTIONS
  • VOTING BEHAVIOUR
  • ELECTION LAWS
  • ELECTORAL REFORMS
  • ANTI-DEFECTION LAW
  • PRESSURE GROUPS
  • NATIONAL INTEGRATION
  • FOREIGN POLITY
  • NATIONAL COMMISSION TO REVIEW THE WORKING OF THE CONSTITUTION
  • CURRENT
 

  • LAXMIKANTH
  • D D BASU
  • SUBHASH KASHYAP
29 sep

PTS-12

CSAT + CURRENT  
06 OCT

PTS-13

Revision of polity + CURRENT  
13 OCT

 PTS-14

 

 

 

  • PAINTINGS 
  • HANDICRAFTS
  • MUSIC
  • DANCE FORMS
  • FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
  • THEATRE
  • CINEMA
  • PUPPETRY
  • MARTIAL ARTS
  • CURRENT
 

  • SPECTRUM
  • NITIN SINGHANIA

 

20 OCT

 

 

PTS-15

  • WORLD HERITAGE SITES
  • LANGUAGES
  • RELIGIONS
  • LITERATURE
  • SCHOOLS OF PHILOSOPHY
  • SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  • BHAKTI AND SUFI MOVEMENT
  • FAMOUS PERSONALITIES
  • CURRENT
 

  • SPECTRUM
  • NITIN SINGHANIA

 

27 OCT

 

PTS-16

Geography of the World 

i) Major Natural Regions : Characteristics, economic base and human adaptation.

 ii) Regional Geography of Developed Countries : Canada, U.S.A., Western Europe, Russia, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. 

iii) Regional Geography of Developing Countries : S.E. Asia, S.W. Asia, China, Southern Africa and Brazil.

 iv) Regional Geography of South Asia.

CURRENT

 

  • 6TH – 8TH  OLD NCERT
  • GEOGRAPHY THROUGH MAPS
    10 NOV

 

 

 

   PTS-17

Physical Geography

i) Geomorphology Origin of the earth; Geological Time Scale; Interior of the earth; Types and characteristics of rocks; Folding and Faulting; Volcanoes; Earthquakes; Weathering; Landforms caused by fluvial, aeolian and glacial actions.

ii) Climatology Structure and composition of atmosphere; Temperature; Pressure belts and Wind systems; Clouds and rainfall types; Cyclones and anticyclones; Major climatic types. 

iii) Oceanography Ocean relief; Temperature; Salinity; Ocean deposits; Ocean currents, El Nino and La Nino; Waves and tides.

 iv) Biogeography Origin and types of soils; Major biomes of the world; Ecosystem and food chain; Environmental degradation and conservation.

v) CURRENT

 

 

  • 11TH CLASS OLD NCERT-PRINCIPLES OF GEOGRAPHY
  • 11TH CLASS NEW NCERT- FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOGRAPHY
  • 11TH CLASS NEW NCERT- PRINCIPLES OF GEOGRAPHY

 

     

    17 NOV

 

    PTS-18

Human Geography

 i) Man and Environment Relationship Growth and development of Human Geography; Concepts of Determinism and Possibilism. Ii) Population Races of mankind and tribes; growth and distribution of world population; migration; population problems of developed and developing countries.

 iii) Economic Activities Food gathering and hunting; pastoral herding; fishing and forestry; Types of agriculture-shifting, subsistence, commercial and plantation; Mining, Power; Manufacturing –locational factors of textile, iron and steel, sugar and fertilizer industries; Tertiary activities-trade, transport, communication and services.

 iv) Settlements Origin, types and patterns of rural settlements; Processes of urbanisation; morphology and functional classification of towns; million-cities and megacities.

Geography of India 

i) Physical Setting Landforms, drainage, climate, soils and natural vegetation.

 ii) Economic Base Minerals & energy resources, aquatic resources, forest resources; irrigation, agriculture and industries; trade and commerce.

 iii) Population Growth, distribution and density; demographic characteristics.

 iv) Environmental problems, developmental issues and regional planning.

V) CURRENT

 

  • 12TH CLASS NCERT- INDIAN PEOPLE AND ECONOMY
  • 12TH CLASS NCERT- HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
  • GEOGRAPHY THROUGH MAPS

 

 

 

 24 NOV

 

PTS-19

  • ECOLOGY
  • FUNCTIONS OF ECOSYSTEM
  • TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEM
  • AQUATIC ECOSTSTEM
  • ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION
  • RENEWABLE ENERGY
  • ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
  • ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT
  • BIODIVERSITY
  • CURRENT
 

  • IGNOU
  • SHANKAR
  • 12TH CLASS NCERT
  • BHARUCHA
   01 DEC

    PTS- 20

  • CSAT
 
    08 DEC

 

      PTS-21

 

  • INDIAN BIODIVERSITY
  • SCHEDULE ANIMALS OF WPA, 1972
  • ANIMAL DIVERSITY OF INDIA
  • PLANT DIVERSITY OF INDIA
  • MARINE ORGANISM
  • PROTECTED AREA NETWORK
  • CONSERVATION EFFORTS
  • CLIMATE CHANGE
  • OCEAN ACIDIFICATION
  • OZONE DEPLETION
  • IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE- INDIA
  • MITIGATION STRATEGIES
  • CURRENT
 

  • IGNOU
  • SHANKAR
  • 12TH CLASS NCERT
  • BHARUCHA
15 DEC

 

 

PTS-22

  • INDIA AND CLIMATE CHANGE
  • CLIMATE CHANGE ORGANISATIONS
  • AGRICULTURE
  • ACTS AND POLICIES
  • INSTITUTION AND MEASURES
  • ENVIRONMENTAL ARGANISATIONS
  • INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL  CONVENTIONS
  • ENVIRONMENT ISSUES AND HEALTH EFFECTS
  • CURRENT
 

  • IGNOU
  • SHANKAR
  • 12TH CLASS NCERT
  • BHARUCHA
29 DEC

PTS – 23

9th & 10th ICSE ENVT. + CURRENT

G C LEONG + CURRENT

  • BEETA PUBLICATION
05 JAN

 PTS-24

  • INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICES
  • GROWTH , DEVELOPMENT AND HAPPINESS
  • EVOLUTION OF THE INDIAN ECONOMY
  • ECONOMIC PLANNING
  • PLANNING IN INDIA
  • ECONOMIC REFORMS
  • INFLATION AND BUSINESS CYCLE
  • AGRICULTURE AND FOOD MANAGEMENT
  • INDUSTRY AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  • SERVICES SECTOR
  • CURRENT
 

  • 12TH CLASS NCERT-MACRO ECONOMICS
  • RAMESH SINGH
12 JAN

 PTS-25

  • INDIAN FINANCIAL MARKET
  • BANKING IN INDIA
  • INSURANCE IN INDIA
  • SECURITY MARKET IN INDIA
  • EXTERNAL SECTOR IN INDIA
  • INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ORGANISATIONS AND INDIA
  • TAX STRUCTURE IN INDIA
  • PUBLIC FINANCE IN INDIA
  • SUSTAINABILITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE: INDIA AND THE WORLD
  • HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA
  • CURRENT

 

 

  • 12TH CLASS NCERT-MACRO ECONOMICS
  • RAMESH SINGH
19 JAN

PTS-26

ENVIRONMENT COMPLETE REVISION + CURRENT

 

 
26 JAN

PTS-27

GEOGRAPHY REVISION + ATLAS + CURRENT

 

 
09 FEB

 PTS-28 & 29

     COMPREHENSIVE  GS TEST     + CURRENT

 

CSAT + CURRENT

 
16 FEB

PTS- 30

ECONOMICS SURVEY  + CURRENT  
23 FEB

PTS-31

½ IYB     + CURRENT  
08 MARCH

PTS-32

½ IYB     + CURRENT  
22 MARCH

PTS-34

  • GS  + CURRENT
 
     
29 MARCH

PTS-35

  • GS  + CURRENT
 
05 APRIL

PTS-36

PTS-37

  • GS + CURRENT
  • CSAT
 
12 APRIL

PTS-38

  • CURRENT

 

 

 

26 APRIL

PTS-39

  • GS + CURRENT

 

 
03 MAY

PTS-40

  • GS + CURRENT

 

 
10 MAY

PTS-41

PTS-42

  • GS + CURRENT
  • CSAT + CURRENT
17 MAY

PTS-43

PTS-44

  • GS  + CURRENT
  • CSAT + CURRENT