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General Studies Paper-3

General Studies Paper-3



  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.


  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.


  • Government Budgeting.


  • Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers.


  • Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.


  • Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.


  • Land reforms in India.


  • Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.


  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.


  • Investment models.





  • Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.



  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.


  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment


  • Disaster and disaster management.



  • Linkages between development and spread of extremism.


  • Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.


  • Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.


  • Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.


  • Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate