Knowledge Enrichment & Evaluation Programme (K.E.E.P)

(For Civil Services Examinations 2021)

Prelims Test Centers: Ranchi

All India General Studies test series-2021

(Both in English and Hindi medium)

Test series opening from 10th January 2021

Two free demo test (with registration)

 

Objective of KEEP(Knowledge Enrichment & Evaluation Programme)

Focusing on civil services preliminary CSE 2021 through online, postal and classroom (offline) test series programme. We are providing a real and virtual examination environment as per the UPSC examination where aspirants can get a glimpse of 2021 preliminary test participating in which aspirants can analyze their preparation for civil services preliminary examination.

Total no. Of Tests – 22

  • 12 topic oriented part test
  • 10 comprehensive test(Full length)

MISSION MODE STRATEGY

12 topic oriented part tests (as per UPSC preliminary test syllabus)

Each test will focus on a particular topic covering each aspect and target area for preliminary examination CSE-2021. This would enhance the knowledge of aspirants and they would become aware of their shortcomings related to particular topics.

10 comprehensive tests

The comprehensive tests targets to fully prepare the aspirant for CSE preliminary test 2021 and give them a conducive environment which would make the aspirant competent enough to crack the preliminary

examination successfully. Another objective of the comprehensive test is to enhance the aspirant’s time management skill through practice and analysis of mistakes thus improving the strike rate of question solving. The overall objective is to make students well acquainted with changing nature and pattern of UPSC

 

Preliminary Exam.

Our approach

Our approach in test series is very much equivalent to that of UPSC which can be concluded as

  • Informatics (factual) questions
  • Problematic questions
  • Tricky question
  • Conceptual question

Why 22 tests only?

We are conducting only 22 tests because we believe in quality rather than quantity. Our strategy is that students should not get over involved in test series which is sometimes counter effective. Moreover excessive no. of tests would require more time in test evaluation, analysis, and revision which will leave the aspirants with lesser time for self-study. A right balance between the time allotted for the tests and self-study is the key towards the success of the prelims examination.

Why to join CATALYST IAS Test Series (KEEP)?

Candidates should join CATALYST Test Series (KEEP) because it aims at building a comprehensive and dynamic approach towards attempting CSE Prelims 2021. It seeks to make the aspirants walk a step ahead of UPSC examination so that they are well prepared to tackle any kind of questions in the paper be it factual, problematic, conceptual or tricky. It will help in the development of an alert mind which is the most important factor for qualifying the UPSC Preliminary Examination.

Fee:

  • 10,000 [offline mode]
  • 8,000 [online mode]
  • 10,000 [Postal mode]

Nature of KEEP:

We are providing tests in 3 modes i.e., online, postal and offline out of which online and postal will be conducted in flexi mode.

Offline/ Classroom Tests

The candidates who have registered for the offline Test Series ‘KEEP’ will be required to report at the Ranchi center as per the test series time table for appearing in the tests.

 

Postal:

The test paper would be sent through Speed Post or Courier to the candidate. Each package would comprise of a single /multiple question paper and OMR sheet. The candidate can send the answered OMR sheet for evaluation through speed post/courier/whatsapp/email. The answer key and explanation (hard copy) would be sent to the candidate within a week or along with the question set (as per the candidate desire) for self evaluation.

 

Online:

Login ID, password for test programme would be provided to the candidate through SMS in the registered mobile number. The candidate can login to the website and download the question paper and OMR sheet. The answered OMR sheet can be uploaded on the website for evaluation. The answer key, test question explanation (soft copy) and test explanation video for each test as per the time table would be uploaded in the website within a week by Catalyst IAS.

 

Student support for online test series –

  • Login ID, password for test programme
  • Post test support in form of

– telephonic discussion

-Email, WhatsApp interaction

-Live online analysis of individual test

Disclaimer

  • Test series materials are subject to copyright and it is for individual’s use only and any violation would lead to the cancellation of
  • Fees can be paid both online or
  • Fees once paid are not
  • Catalyst IAS reserve all the right related to admission
  • Catalyst IAS reserves the right to cancel or postpone the

●           Strict following of time and date in offline mode.

  • Flexibility is allowed in online

Time Table of Prelims Test Series “K.E.E.P”

Test No /Date Time  Topic as per UPSC syllabus Sources
Part or Sectional Test
Test no: 1

Date:10th Jan- 2021

Time: 10am-12pm

Indian Polity Part test 1 and Current Events of National and International Importance of June 2021

Constitutional framework

  • Historical background,
  • Making of the constitution,
  • Salient features of the constitution,
  • Preamble and constitutional values like liberty, fraternity, equality, ,
  • Union and its territory,
  • Citizenship,
  • Fundamental rights,
  • Directive principles of state policy,
  • Fundamental duties,
  • Basic structure and amendments of constitution,

 

Political Theory

Important concepts of Polity like equality, democracy, secularism, form of government etc

Political System – Unitary, Parliamentary, Republic, Monarchy, Common wealth etc.

Indian Constitution at Work (Class 11th NCERT), Indian Polity – by M Laxmikant, Class notes of Catalyst IAS, India’s Constitution by M.V. Pylee, Political Theory Class 11 -NCERT, Political Science by ND Arora (Chapter 16 – Constitution of UK , USA, France , Germany, South Africa, China),Current Affairs sources – PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Government Reports, Ministerial sites, etc.
Test no: 2

Date: 17th Jan- 2021

Time: 10am-12pm

Indian Polity Part test 2 and Current Events of

National and International Importance of July 2020

 

Central Government

  • President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Central Council of Ministers, parliament and its functioning, cabinet and parliamentary committees, cabinet secretary, parliamentary secretary, chief secretary etc., parliamentary

 

Judiciary

  • Supreme court, high courts, subordinate courts, significant

 

State Government and Union Territories

  • Governor, chief minister and state council of ministers, state legislature and its functioning, special provision for some states(J&K, Nagaland, Assam, Manipur )

 

Local Government

  • Panchayati Raj    and     Municipalities, Scheduled and Tribal

 

Miscellaneous –

  • Constitutional bodies (Election commission, UPSC, CAG )
  • Non Constitutional bodies (NITIAayog, NHRC, CBI,CVC )
  • Elections and Electoral Reforms

Official Language, Tribunals, Cooperative Societies, Special provisions related to certain classes, Anti-Defection law etc.

Indian Constitution at Work ( Class 11th NCERT),

 

Indian Polity – by M Laxmikant,

 

Class notes of Catalyst IAS,

 

India’s Constitution by M.V. Pylee,

 

Political Theory Class 11 – NCERT,

 

Political Science by ND Arora (Chapter 16 – Constitution of UK , USA, France , Germany, South Africa, China ),

 

Politics of India after Independence Class 12th New NCERT,

 

Current Affairs sources – PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Government Reports, Ministerial sites, etc.

Test no: 2

Date: 17th Jan- 2021

Time: 10am-12pm

Indian Polity Part test 2 and Current Events of

National and International Importance of July 2020

 

Central Government

  • President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Central Council of Ministers, parliament and its functioning, cabinet and parliamentary committees, cabinet secretary, parliamentary secretary, chief secretary etc., parliamentary

 

Judiciary

  • Supreme court, high courts, subordinate courts, significant

 

State Government and Union Territories

  • Governor, chief minister and state council of ministers, state legislature and its functioning, special provision for some states(J&K, Nagaland, Assam, Manipur )

 

Local Government

  • Panchayati Raj    and     Municipalities, Scheduled and Tribal

 

Miscellaneous –

  • Constitutional bodies (Election commission, UPSC, CAG )
  • Non Constitutional bodies (NITIAayog, NHRC, CBI,CVC )
  • Elections and Electoral Reforms

Official Language, Tribunals, Cooperative Societies, Special provisions related to certain classes, Anti-Defection law etc.

Indian Constitution at Work ( Class 11th NCERT),

 

Indian Polity – by M Laxmikant,

 

Class notes of Catalyst IAS,

 

India’s Constitution by M.V. Pylee,

 

Political Theory Class 11 – NCERT,

 

Political Science by ND Arora (Chapter 16 – Constitution of UK , USA, France , Germany, South Africa, China ),

 

Politics of India after Independence Class 12th New NCERT,

 

Current Affairs sources – PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Government Reports, Ministerial sites, etc.

Test no: 3

Date: 24th Jan- 2021

Time: 10am-12pm

History of Ancient India and Medieval India, and

Current Events of National and International Importance of August 2020

Ancient India:

  • Stone age(Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic), Harappan civilisation, Vedic age, Mauryan art, Post -Mauryan art, Guptan art, post-Guptan
  • Art and Culture of India includes architecture and sculptures, folk art, dance, drama, music, cinema, theatres, painting, puppetry, calendars, martial art, literature and language, philosophy,religion, science and tech, indo- Islamic art, Sangam period and their art, culture and

Medieval India:

  • Sultanate period, Mughal period , Vijayanagar and Bahmani (administration, political system, economic life and art), religious movement (Bhakti and Sufi)

 

Art and Culture:

Themes in Indian History (part 1) (NCERT Class 12),

 

Themes in Indian History (part 2) (NCERT Class12),

 

New NCERT 6th to 12th Class notes of Catalyst IAS

 

An Introduction to Indian Art (Part 1) (NCERT class 11 for Fine Arts)

 

Class notes of Catalyst IAS

 

Current Affairs sources – PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Government Reports, Ministerial sites, etc.

Test no: 4

Date:31st Jan- 2021

Time: 10am-12pm

History of Modern India, and Current Events of

National and International Importance of September 2020

 

Modern India:

  • Beginning of European settlements – Formation and growth of East India Company, Consolidation of British power in India,
  • Battles of Plassey and Buxar, control over Mysore, subsidiary alliance, Doctrine of Lapse, Doctrine of Escheat
  • Resistance to colonial rule – Peasant, Tribal, Cultural Renaissance, Revolt of
  • Social Reforms and movements, Struggle for raising women’s status – Abolition of Sati system, Widow re-marriage Act, Consent Bill, Stress on female
  • Land revenue administration under the British rule – Permanent settlement, Ryotwari system and Mahalwari system,
  • Development of different Acts (1773, 1784, 1813, 1833, 1861, 1892, 1909, 1919, 1935 )
  • Rise of Nationalism in India in 19th Century – Formation of Indian National Congress, Moderates and Extremists, Partition of Bengal, Swadeshi Movement, Home Rule league movement, Khilafat movement, movement by princely states,
  • Revolutionary movements

Mahatma Gandhi and Mass Politics – Non- Cooperation movement, Civil disobedience movement, Round Table conferences, Quit India Movement.

Spectrum’s A brief history of Modern India,

 

Themes in Indian history (Part- 3) (NCERT Class 12)

 

Class notes of Catalyst IAS

 

Current Affairs sources – PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Government Reports, Ministerial sites, etc.

Test no: 5

Date: 7th Feb- 2021

Time: 10am-12pm

General Science + Science and Technology +

Agriculture, and Current Events of National and International Importance of October 2020

 

Physics

  • States of matter – solid, liquid and gases, work energy and power, laws of motion, gravitation, oscillation, waves, current electricity, electromagnetic waves, magnetism and magnetic effects of current, sound-concept, nature of sound, infrasonic and ultrasonic sounds; optics, electronic devices, communication

Chemistry

  • Hydrocarbons, solutions, polymers, surface chemistry, thermodynamics, environmental chemistry

Biology

  • Biological classification – plant kingdom, animal kingdom; diversity of organisms, cell structure and its functions, types of cell division, genetics including Mendel’s inheritance, sex linked inheritance, sex determination, DNA structure and function, DNA replication, protein synthesis, mutation.

Biomolecules-structure and function of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and their deficiency diseases, hormones, plant and animal hormones and its functions.Science and Technology

  • Space Science including different kinds of launch vehicles, satellites, remote sensing, INSAT
  • Defence Science of India, nuclear science, bio-technology, information technology including cyber security, modern physics including nanotechnology, robotics, superconductors, maglev technology, LASER technology, SONAR technology, RADAR technology , LIDAR technology, Hyper loop and vacuum tube technology

 

Agriculture

crops, soil, cropping system, agricultural marketing and reforms, irrigation, animal husbandry, PDS etc.

NCERT class 6th to 10th,

 

Science and Tech by Ravi P. Agrahari,

 

Class notes of Catalyst IAS

 

Current Affairs sources – PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Government Reports, Ministerial sites, etc.

Test no: 6

Date:14th Feb- 2021

Time: 10am-12pm

Indian    and    World    Geography    –    General

Geography and Physical Geography Current Events of National and International Importance of November 2020

 

General Geography of world includes

  • Origin of the Universe including the solar system and the earth, latitude and longitude including revolution and rotation of the earth, international standard time and Indian standard

 

Physical Geography of the world includes – Geomorphology, Climatology, Hydrology and Bio- geography.

  • Geomorphology – Interior of the earth, Continental Drift Theory, Plate tectonic, endogenic and exogenic forces including weathering and erosion, rocks
  • Climatology – Structure and composition of atmosphere, heat and temperature of atmosphere, pressure and wind, types of wind – primary, secondary (air mass, front, cycloneandanti-cyclone, tornado etc.), tertiary wind(local wind), humidity and precipitation including rainfall, climatic region of the
  • Hydrology – Distribution of fresh water including ground water, bottom topography of ocean, salinity, temperature, ocean current, tide

Bio-Geography- World’s soil classification and biome.

NCERT 6th to 12th,

 

G.C. Leong,

 

Class notes of Catalyst IAS

 

Current Affairs sources – PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Government Reports, Ministerial sites, etc.

Test no: 7

Date: 21st Feb- 2021

Time: 10am-12pm

Indian and World Geography – Economic

Geography and Indian Geography

Current Events of National and International Importance of December 2020

 

Economic and Social Geography of the world includes

  • Primary sectors including agriculture region, animal husbandry, fishing, minerals of the world ;
  • Secondary sector including all kinds of industries of the world;
  • Tertiary sector – All types of Transportation and trade of the
  • Social Geography includes race, language, religion, tribes etc. of the world, population and demography, migration and urbanization, human settlement (rural and urban), human development and sustainable development

 

Physical Geography of India

  • India and its location, physiographic division, climate, drainage system, soil,natural vegetation, environmental issues, and natural disasters including earthquake, landslide
  • Geomorphology, Climatology, Hydrology and Bio-geography.

 

Economic and Social Geography of India includes-

  • Primary sector including agriculture region, animal husbandry, fishing, minerals of India etc.;
  • Secondary sector including all kinds of industries of India;
  • Tertiary sector – All types of Transportation and trade of

Social Geography includes race, language, religion, tribes etc. of India, population and demography, migration and urbanization, human settlement (rural and urban), human development and sustainable development.

 

NCERT 6th to 12th,

 

G.C. Leong,

 

Class notes of Catalyst IAS

 

Current Affairs sources – PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Government Reports, Ministerial sites, etc.

Test no: 8

Date: 28th Feb 2021

Time: 10am-12pm

General issues on environmental Ecology,

Biodiversity and climate Change – that do not require subject specialization And Current Events of National and International Importance of January 2021

 

  • Concept of ecosystem, component, function and structure of ecosystem, laws of ecosystem including food chain, food web, geo- biochemical cycle, relationship between biotic- biotic, biotic-abiotic and abiotic-abiotic, types of ecosystem,major biomes.
  • Biodiversity, types of biodiversity, wetlands

and hotspots, threats to biodiversity, in-situand ex-situ conservation.

  • Global warming and climate change, causes of global warming and climate change including air,water,land sound and soil pollution, effects of global warming and climate change- ozone layer depletion, acidification, desertification, degradation of cryosphere and its importance,
  • Natural resources- renewable and non- renewable resources,
  • Biosphere , national park, wildlife sanctuary of India, wetlands of India,biodiversity of India Including endangered
  • International convention and agreements including man and biosphere programme,
  • Environmental laws and committees associated with India including Wildlife protection act 1972, Environmental protection

act, Forest conservation act etc

Environment by Shankar Ias Down to Earth Magazine

Current Affairs sources – PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Government Reports, Ministerial sites, etc.

Test no: 9

Date: 7th Mar- 2021

Time: 10am-12pm

Governance, Social Justice and International Relations

Current Events of National and International

Importance of February 2020

Governance and Public Policy –

  • Government policies and interventions
  • Governance
  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • E-governance applications
  • RTI, e-Governance, Citizen’s Charter

Social Justice

  • Issues relating to the development and management of Social Sector/Services
  • Issues relating to poverty and hunger

International Relations

  • Bilateral Groupings
  • Regional and global groupings

Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

Governance in India by M. Laxmikant

2nd ARC Report,

Current Affairs sources – PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Government Reports, Ministerial sites, etc.

Test no: 10

Date: 14th Mar-2021

Time: 10am-12pm

ECONOMICS- Part test 1 (Economics theory

part)

Economic and social development, Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives etc. And Current Events of National and International Importance of June to August 2020

Money, Banking, Finance and Insurance –

  • Functions of money, limited Vs Unlimited Legal Tenders,gold standards,fractional reserve system, money multiplier, types of money(M1,M2 etc.),
  • SLR, CRR, open market operations and market stabilization scheme, MSF, LAF-repo rate, bank rate, PSL norms, selective credit control, margin

requirement, moral suasion and direct action,base rate Vs MCLR, BASEL norms, NPA, SARFAESI act, Insolvency Act.

RBI structure and functions, classification of banks (payment bank, cooperativebank, SIDBI, EXIM, NHB, Islamic Banking etc), NBFCs.

Financial market –

  • Investment funds, debt, equity and derivatives, Sensex, SEBI, chit
  • Company’s Act, corporate governance

Insurance- IRDAI, LIC, GIC etc.

Budget and taxation –

  • Budgeting and its evolution, components of union budget (revenue account, capital account).

Public finance role and importance, measures of government deficit, deficit financing, direct and indirect taxes, specific and Ad Valorem, GST.

External sector –

  • Balance of payment (definition, current and capital account convertibility, items included in BOP).

IMF (purpose and objectives, reforms), WTO, World bank, bilateral and regional cooperation

Inflation, Employment and GDP-

  • definition, causes of inflation, demand pull inflation, cost push inflation, CPI, WPI, IIP
  • Types of Unemployment like structural, seasonal, frictional, cyclical

Concepts like GDP, GNP, NNP, growth rate, deflator, and measurement of national income (value added method, income method, expenditure method etc).

Industry

Industrial policies, MSME, Make in India, investment models etc.

Indian Economy by Sanjeev Verma.

Current Affairs sources –

PIB, The Hindu, Indian Express, Government Reports, Ministerial sites, etc.

Test no: 11

Date: 21st Mar-2021

Time: 10am-12pm

ECONOMICS- Part test 2

Current and Contemporary topics of Economics, And Current Events of National and International Importance of September to November 2020

Current and Contemporary topics of Economics and social development, Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives etc.

Current Affairs sources –

PIB, The Hindu, Indian

Express, Government

Reports, Ministerial sites, etc.

Test no: 12

Date: 28th Mar-2021

Time: 10am-12pm

India Yearbook + Economic Survey + Budget 2021

Current Events of National and International

Importance of December 2020 to February 2020

 

India Yearbook, Economic

Survey, Budget 2021

Current Affairs sources-PIB,

The Hindu, Indian Express,

Government Reports,

Ministerial Sites, etc.

Comprehensive Test
Test no: 13

Date: 4th April 2021

Time: 10am-12pm

Comprehensive Test –1
Test no: 14

Date: 10th April 2021

Time: 10am-12pm

Comprehensive Test –2
Test no: 15

Date: 16th April 2021

Time: 10am-12pm

Comprehensive Test –3
Test no: 16

Date: 22nd April 2021

Time: 10am-12pm

Comprehensive Test –4
Test no: 17

Date: 28th April 2021

Time: 10am-12pm

Comprehensive Test –5
Test no: 18

Date: 4th May 2021

Time: 10am-12pm

Comprehensive Test –6
Test no: 19

Date: 10th May 2021

Time: 10am-12pm

Comprehensive Test –7
Test no: 20

Date: 16th May 2021

Time: 10am-12pm

Comprehensive Test –8