IAS/PCS PRELIMINARY EXAM



Oral Lectures with printed material



Section wise detail of the coverage of topic wise subjects



SECTION CONTENTS
PAPER II(CSAT)

REASONING (Mental Ability)

Unit I Pre-Requisites, Semantic (Word) Analogy & Classification, Directions, Sitting Arrangements, Statements and Assumptions, Inductive & Deductive Reasoning. Coding/Decoding, Venn Diagram: Class Representation, Suitable Matching, Statement & Conclusions.
Unit II Relationship, Analytical Reasoning (Miscellaneous & Puzzle Test), Arguments, Analogy & Classification of Numbers. Letter (Alphabet) Series, Relevance of Conclusions, Class of Statement, Analogy & Classification of Letters, Assertions.
Unit III Coded Statements, Course of Action (Situation Testing), Data Sufficiency, Input-output Arrangement, Cause and Effect (Situation Testing). Non-Verbal Reasoning: Series, Analogy, Classification of Figures (Space Visualisation)
Unit IV Cubes, Dice, Decision Making (Situation Testing), Matrix, Matching (names & addresses). Non verbal bal Reasoning: Paper folding & cutting, Images(Space Visualisation)
PAPER II(CSAT)

GENERAL ENGLISH

Unit I Pre-Requisites, Correct use of Articles, Nouns, Correct use of Pronoun, Adjectives.
Unit II Correct use of Verb. Correct use of Narration, Voice.
Unit III Correct use of Adverbs, Conjunctions. Correct use of Preposition, Reconstruction.
Unit IV Cloze Passage, Fill in the blanks, Composition (Paragraph, Letter & Precis writing. comprehension Passages, Vocabulary (Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms & Phrases, One word Substitutes), Sentence Completion.
PAPER I

GENERAL STUDIES

Unit I History: India (Ancient, Medieval, Modern), World, General Geography of World & India. (Topics as mentioned in the official syllabus) Indian Culture ( monuments, classical & folk dances, languages, fairs & festivals, classical dancers, vocalists, instrumentalists, painters, tribes.)
Unit II Everyday Science, Political Theory and International Order (Topics as mentioned in the official syllabus).
Unit III Environmental Studies (Topics as mentioned in the official syllabus), Miscellaneous G.K., Current events of national and international level importance.
Unit IV Indian economy, Facts of Punjab (Topics as mentioned in the official syllabus).
PAPER II
Unit V Interpersonal skills including communication skills ( concept of communication, types and barriers to communication, mass Communication, effective communication)
PAPER II(CSAT)

BASIC NUMERICAL SKILLS & DATA ANALYSIS

Unit I .Problems on Numbers, Simplification, Number Series, Decimal fractions.
Unit II HCF & LCM, Square root & Cube root, Percentage.
Unit III Average, Problems on Ages, Ratio & Proportion, Data Interpretation.
Unit IV Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Profit and Loss.
Unit V Data Analysis ( Topics as mentioned in the official syllabus).
Unit VI Time and Work, Chain Rule, Time and Distance & Speed, Calendar & Clocks
There will be periodic tips on short cuts and speed math during the course
PAPER II(CSAT)

PUNJABI

Unit I ਪੂਰਕ ਲੋੜਾਂ (Pre-Requisites)- ਵਾਕ ਸਰੰਚਨਾ , ਵਾਕ ਕਿਸਮਾਂ , ਵਿਸ਼ੇ (Subject), ਇਕਾਈ (Object), ਵਿਰਾਮ ਚਿੰਨ (Punctuation), ਕਾਰਕ (Case)।
Unit II ਸ਼ਬਦ ਸਰੰਚਨਾ , ਲਿੰਗ (Gender) ਵਚਨ (Number), ਸ਼ਬਦ ਜੋੜੀ ।
Unit III ਨਾਂਵ (Noun), ਪੜਨਾਂਵ (Pronoun)।
Unit IV ਵਿਸ਼ੇਸ਼ਣ (Adjective), ਕਿਰਿਆ (Verb)।
Unit V ਕਾਲ (Tense), ਕਿਰਿਆ ਵਿਸ਼ੇਸ਼ਣ (Adverb)।
Unit VI ਸਬੰਧਕ (Preposition), ਯੋਜਕ (Conjunction), ਵਿਸਮਿਕ (Interjection)।
Unit VII ਅਣਡਿੱਠਾ ਪੈਰਾ (Comprehension)।
Unit VIII ਸ਼ਬਦਾਵਲੀ (Vocabulary) - ਮੁਹਾਵਰੇ , ਸਮਾਨਾਰਥੀ ਸ਼ਬਦ (Synonyms), ਵਿਅੰਜਨ (Antonyms)।