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Civil Services Mains exam syllabus: Public Administration

Public Administration Syllabus for IAS Main Examination 2014 PAPER – I Administrative Theory 1. Introduction: Meaning, scope and significance of Public Administration; Wilson’s vision of Public Administration; Evolution of the discipline and its present status; New Public Administration; Public Choice approach; Challenges of liberalization, Privatisation , Globalisation; Good Governance: concept and application; New Public Management.… Read More »

Civil Services Mains exam syllabus: Psychology

Psychology Syllabus for IAS Main Examination 2014 PAPER – I Foundations of Psychology 1. Introduction: Definition of Psychology; Historical antecedents of Psychology and trends in the 21st century; Psychology and scientific methods; Psychology in relation to other social sciences and natural sciences; Application of Psychology to societal problems. 2. Methods of Psychology: Types of research:… Read More »

Civil Services Mains exam syllabus: Political Science

Political Science Syllabus for IAS Main Examination 2014 Political Theory and Indian Politics 1.Politicaltheory meaning and ap-proaches 2.Theories of the state: Liberal, Neoliberal, Marxist, Pluralist, Post-colonial and feminist. 3.Justice: Conceptions of justice with special reference to Rawl’s theory of justice and its communitarian critiques. 4.Equality: Social, political and economic;relationship between equality and freedom; Affirmative action.… Read More »

Civil Services Mains exam syllabus: Physics

Physics Syllabus for IAS Main Examination 2014 PAPER – I 1.Mechanics of Particles: Laws of motion; conservation of energy and momentum, applications to rotating frames, cent r ipetal and Cor iol is accelerat ions; Motion under a central force; Conservation of angular momentum, Kepler’s laws; Fields and potentials; Gravitational field and potential due to spherical… Read More »

Civil Services Mains exam syllabus: Philosophy

Philosophy Syllabus for IAS Main Examination 2014 Paper-I History and Problems of Philosophy 1. Plato and Aristotle: Ideas; Substance; Form and Matter; Causation; Actuality and Potentiality. 2. Rationalism (Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz): Cartesian Method and Certain Knowledge; Substance; God; Mind-Body Dualism; Determinism and Freedom. 3. Empiricism (Locke, Berkeley, Hume): Theory of Knowledge; Substance and Qualities; Self… Read More »