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General Studies Manual for Assam Civil Services Examination As per new syllabus of APSC, UPSC Prelims and Main

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KEY FEATURES
1. Must read for Assam Public Service Commission Examination, UPSC and other important State Competitive Examinations
2. Separate section on North Eastern States Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura, focusing minutely on every aspect of the states
3. Special focus on states Current Events, with special emphasis on CAA, NRC, COVID-19 & India: Assam lockdown
4. Every Chapter in the book provides a unique feature to make it look interactive and valuable for the aspirants to quickly learn and revise — ‘Learning Objectives’ and ‘What Have You Learnt?’ as summary at the end
5. Previous Years’ APSC CCE Preliminary and Main Questions have been provided at the end of each chapter for self-assessment
6. Monthly updates for all North Eastern States have been provided in the online link.

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OVERVIEW
McGraw-Hill is proud to present The General Studies Manual for Assam Civil Services Examination. Based on the latest examination pattern and designed in a user-friendly and systematic manner, this book ensures to help students who are preparing for the upcoming Assam Civil Services Examination, UPSC CSE and other State Competitive Examinations conducted by Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. It is so structured that it is in sync with each and every topic in the syllabus. The presentation of information in an interesting format will make the readers comfortable. Each topic is dealt with separately, supported by multiple-choice questions with answers, for
sufficient practice. The book is a one-stop solution for the aspirants offering facts meaningfully intertwined with core concepts and relating them with the dynamics of Current Affairs wherever possible

KEY FEATURES
1. Must read for Assam Public Service Commission Examination, UPSC and other important State Competitive Examinations
2. Separate section on North Eastern States Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura, focusing minutely on every aspect of the states
3. Special focus on states Current Events, with special emphasis on CAA, NRC, COVID-19 & India: Assam lockdown
4. Every Chapter in the book provides a unique feature to make it look interactive and valuable for the aspirants to quickly learn and revise — ‘Learning Objectives’ and ‘What Have You Learnt?’ as summary at the end
5. Previous Years’ APSC CCE Preliminary and Main Questions have been provided at the end of each chapter for self-assessment
6. Monthly updates for all North Eastern States have been provided in the online link.

 

SECTION 1: GS I and General Subject paper on Assam
Unit I: HISTORY AND ART & CULTURE
PART A
1. Ancient India
Chapter 1 Indus Valley Civilisation
Chapter 2 Vedic Age (1500 BCE–600 BCE)
Chapter 3 Jainism and Buddhism
Chapter 4 Mahajanapadas to Empire Formation
Chapter 5 Mauryan Empire
Chapter 6 Post-Mauryan Period
Chapter 7 The Early South Indian History (Megalithic and Sangam Period)
Chapter 8 Gupta Period
Chapter 9 Harshavardhana
2. Early Medieval India
Chapter 1 Tripartite Struggle – Palas, Pratiharas and Rashtrakutas and the Chola Period
(Imperial Cholas)
Chapter 2 Pallavas and the Chalukyas
Chapter 3 Rise of the Rajputs and Muslim Invasion in Early Medieval India
3. Medieval India
Chapter 1 The Sultanate of Delhi (1206–1526 CE)
Chapter 2 Vijayanagara Empire and Bahamani Kingdom, Sufi and Bhakti Movement
Chapter 3 The Mughal Empire (Including the Sur Empire)
Chapter 4 The Marathas
4. Modern India
Chapter 1 Beginning of the European Commerce and the British Expansion in Bengal
Chapter 2 India Under the East India Company
Chapter 3 Resistance to the British Rule
Chapter 4 Beginning of the Rule of British Crown Over India
Chapter 5 Social and Cultural Awakening in India
Chapter 6 Socio-Cultural and Socio-Religious Movements
Chapter 7 British India after 1858 – (Lytton, Ripon and Curzon)
Chapter 8 Indian National Movement (1885–1905 CE)
Chapter 9 Indian National Movement (1905–1916 CE)
Chapter 10 Indian National Movement (1917–1947 CE)
Chapter 11 Governor-General(s)/Viceroy(s) and Constitutional Development
5. Post-Independence India
Chapter 1 Post-Independent India (1947–2000 CE)

PART B
1. Indian Art and Culture
Chapter 1 Indian Art and Culture

PART C
1. Assam History
Political History of Assam
Chapter 1 Pre-Historic and Traditional Rulers
Chapter 2 The Period from Fourth to Twelfth Centuries CE
Chapter 3 Thirteenth to Fifteenth Centuries Major Events
Chapter 4 Major Dynasties (Excluding the Ahoms)
Chapter 5 Ahom Rule
Chapter 6 British Rule and Its Consolidation
Chapter 7 Freedom Movement, Political Awakening and Integration

PART D
1. Assam Art and Culture
Chapter 1 Assam Art and Culture

Unit II: SOCIETY
PART A
Chapter 1 Salient Features of Indian Society, Diversity of India
Chapter 2 Role of Women and Women’s Organisation
Chapter 3 Population and Associated Issues
Chapter 4 Poverty and Developmental Issues
Chapter 5 Urbanisation, Their Problems and Their Remedies
Chapter 6 Effects of Globalisation on Indian Society
Chapter 7 Social Empowerment, Communalism, Regionalism and Secularism

Unit III: GEOGRAPHY
PART A
1. World Geography (Salient Features)
Chapter 1 Our Universe
Chapter 2 Interior of the Earth
Chapter 3 Structure and Composition of Atmosphere
Chapter 4 Insolation
Chapter 5 Pressure and Winds
Chapter 6 Oceans: Submarine Relief and Water Circulation
Chapter 7 Climatic Classification
Chapter 8 Biomes
Chapter 9 The Continents
Some Important Facts
2. Indian Geography (Salient Features)
Chapter 1 Location and Physical Setting
Chapter 2 Drainage Basin
Chapter 3 Climate
Chapter 4 Land, Soil and Vegetation Resources in India
Chapter 5 Indian Agriculture
Chapter 6 Development of Mineral and Energy Resources

PART B
1. World and Indian Geography (Other Aspects)
Chapter 1 Distribution of Key Natural Resources Across the world
Chapter 2 Factors Responsible for the Location of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sector
Industries
Chapter 3 Important Geophysical Phenomena’s such as Tsunami, Cyclone etc., and their
Effects

PART C
1. Assam Geography
Chapter 1 Broad Physical Features and Major Physiographic Divisions, Natural Resources of Assam
Chapter 2 Climate of Assam
Chapter 3 Natural Vegetation
Chapter 4 Forest, Wildlife and Biodiversity of Assam
Chapter 5 Mines and Minerals of Assam (Natural Resources of Assam)
Chapter 6 Population and Major Industries of Assam
CURRENT AFFAIRS RELATED TO ASSAM

SECTION 2: GS II and General Subject paper on Assam
Unit I: CONSTITUTION, POLITY, GOVERNANCE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

PART A
1. Indian Constitution, Polity, Governance
Chapter 1 Constitutional Development
Chapter 2 Framing of the Constitution
Chapter 3 Indian Constitution: Salient Features
Chapter 4 The Preamble
Chapter 5 The Union and Its Territory
Chapter 6 Citizenship
Chapter 7 Fundamental Rights
Chapter 8 Directive Principles of State Policy
Chapter 9 Fundamental Duties
Chapter 10 The Union Executive
Chapter 11 Parliament
Chapter 12 The Supreme Court
Chapter 13 The Union Territories and Tribal Areas
Chapter 14 Indian Federal Structure: Centre–State Relation
Chapter 15 Local Government
Chapter 16 Emergency Provisions
Chapter 17 Amendment of the Constitution
Chapter 18 Salient Features of the Representation of People’s Act
Chapter 19 Comparison of Indian Constitutional Scheme with Other Countries
Chapter 20 Important Constitutional Bodies
Chapter 21 Important Statutory, Regulatory and various Quasi-Judicial Bodies
Chapter 22 Important Aspects of Governance
Chapter 23 Role of Civil Services in a Democracy
Parts & Schedules of the Constitution
Important Articles of the Constitution
Important Amendments

PART B
1. Assam Polity
Chapter 1 The State Executive – Governor, Chief Minister, Advocate General
Chapter 2 The State Legislature
Chapter 3 High Court
Chapter 4 Assam Public Service Commission
Chapter 5 State Human Rights Commission
Chapter 6 State Election Commission
Chapter 7 State Information Commission
Chapter 8 District Administration in Assam

PART C
1. Social Justice
Chapter 1 Government Policies and Interventions for Development, Management of Social
Sector/Services and Welfare Schemes for Vulnerable Sections
Chapter 2 Development Processes and the Development Industry – the Role of NGOs, SHGs, Various Groups and Associations, Donors, Charities, Institutional and Other
Stakeholders
Chapter 3 Poverty and Hunger

Unit II: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
PART A
Chapter 1 India and Its Neighbourhood Relations
Chapter 2 Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or Affecting India’s Interests
Chapter 3 Effect of Policies and Politics of Developed and Developing Countries on
India’s Interests, Indian Diaspora
Chapter 4 Important International Institutions, Agencies and Forums, Their Structure,
Mandate
CURRENT AFFAIRS RELATED TO ASSAM

SECTION 3: GS III and General Subject paper on Assam
Unit I: ECONOMY
PART A
1. Important Concepts of Economy
Chapter 1 National Income
Chapter 2 Inflation
Chapter 3 Money and Banking
Chapter 4 Financial Market
Chapter 5 Capital Market
Chapter 6 External Sector in India

PART B
1. Indian Economy
Chapter 1 Indian Economy and Issues Relating to Planning, Mobilisation of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment
Chapter 2 Inclusive Growth and Issues Arising From It
Chapter 3 Fiscal Policy and Government Budgeting
Chapter 4 Major Crops and Cropping Patterns
Chapter 5 Subsidies, Poverty Alleviation and Agricultural Technology
Chapter 6 Food Processing and Related Industries in India
Chapter 7 Land Reforms in India
Chapter 8 Effects of Liberalisation on the Economy, Changes in Industrial Policy and Their
Effects on Industrial Growth
Chapter 9 Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways
Chapter 10 Investment Models

PART C
1. Assam Economy
Chapter 1 Macro Overview of Economy
Chapter 2 Major Agricultural, Industrial and Service Sector Issues
Chapter 3 Growth, Development and Planning
Chapter 4 Infrastructure and Resources
Chapter 5 Major Development Projects, Programmes and Schemes for the Vulnerable Sections

Unit II: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
PART A
Chapter 1 Science and Technology –Developments and Their Applications and Effects in
Everyday Life
Chapter 2 Achievements of Indians in Science and Technology; Indigenisation of Technology and Developing New Technology
Chapter 3 Awareness in the Fields of IT, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nanotechnology,
Biotechnology and Issues Relating to Intellectual Property Rights

Unit III: BIODIVERSITY AND ENVIRONMENT
PART A
Chapter 1 Conservation
Chapter 2 Environmental Pollution and Degradation
Chapter 3 Environmental Impact Assessment
Chapter 4 Environmental Organisations/ Conventions/Conferences/Treaties/ Summits/Agreements

Unit IV: DISASTER MANAGEMENT
PART A
Chapter 1 Disaster and Disaster Management with Emphasis on Assam

Unit V: INTERNAL SECURITY
PART A
Chapter 1 Linkages between Development and Spread of Extremism
Chapter 2 Role of External State and Non-State Actors in creating challenges to Internal
Security
Chapter 3 Challenges to Internal Security through Communication Networks, Role of Media, Cyber-Security, Money Laundering and Its Prevention
Chapter 4 Security Challenges and Their Management in Border Areas
Chapter 5 Linkages of Organized Crime with Terrorism with Emphasis on Assam
Chapter 6 Various Security Forces and Agencies and Their Mandate
CURRENT AFFAIRS RELATED TO ASSAM

SECTION 4: (GS IV) ETHICS, INTEGRITY AND APTITUDE
PART A
How to Approach Case Studies
Chapter 1 Ethics and Human Interface
Chapter 2 Human Values
Chapter 3 Attitude: Content, Structure, Function; Its Influence and Relation with Thought and Behaviour; Moral and Political Attitudes; Social Influence and Persuasion
Chapter 4 Aptitude and Foundational Values for Civil Service
Chapter 5 Emotional Intelligence – Concepts, and Their Utilities and Application in
Administration and Governance
Chapter 6 Contributions of Moral Thinkers and Philosophers from India and World
Chapter 7 Public/Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration
Chapter 8 Probity in Governance: Concept of Public Service; Philosophical Basis of Governance and Probity; Information Sharing and Transparency in Government; Right to Information; Codes of Ethics; Codes of Conduct

SECTION 5: North East
NORTH EAST STATES
PART A
Chapter 1 Arunachal Pradesh (Dawn-lit Mountains)
Chapter 2 Nagaland (Land of Festivals)
Chapter 3 Manipur (Jewel of India)
Chapter 4 Mizoram (Land of Blue Mountains)
Chapter 5 Tripura (Land of Diversity)
Chapter 6 Meghalaya (Abode of Clouds)
Chapter 7 Sikkim (Himalayan Paradise)
CURRENT AFFAIRS RELATED TO NORTH-EAST STATES

SECTION 6: Model Questions for Preliminary and Main Examination
Unit I: PRELIMS
PART A
MODEL QUESTIONS: PRELIMS EXAMINATION
1. General Studies Paper I (History, Art & Culture, Society and Geography)
2. General Studies Paper II (Constitution, Polity, Governance & Social Justice and International Relations)
3. General Studies Paper III (Economy, Science & Technology, Biodiversity & Environment, Disaster Management and Internal Security)
4. General Subject Paper on Assam

Unit II: MAIN
PART A
MODEL QUESTIONS: MAIN EXAMINATION
1. General Studies Paper I (History, Art & Culture, Society and Geography)
2. General Studies Paper II (Constitution, Polity, Governance & Social Justice and International Relations)
3. General Studies Paper III (Economy, Science & Technology, Biodiversity & Environment, Disaster Management and Internal Security)
4. General Subject Paper on Assam

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