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Features

Schedule

Note

  • Total 18 Tests (16 Sectional+ 2 Comprehensive)
    • Each sectional Test- 120 Marks.
    • Each Comprehensive Test-250 Marks
  • Comprehensive syllabus coverage through four tests of each of the four sections.
  • Detailed Test Discussion + Answer Content to be provided.
  • Focus on understanding the question demand and improving the structuring of the answer
  • Evaluation within 10 days.
  • Flexible answer submission time.
  • Additional content on contemporary topics to be provided and discussed in the class.
  • One-to-One discussion with the faculty after test evaluation. (On student demand).
  • Course to remain valid till Mains 31st March 2024.

PSIR Ascend Test Series- 2024 (Schedule)

Date

Test

Syllabus

01-Oct-23

Test-1

Western Political Thought: Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, John S. Mill, Marx, Gramsci, Hannah Arendt.

08-Oct-23

Test-2

Indian Political Thought: Dharmashastra, Arthashastra, and Buddhist Traditions; Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Sri Aurobindo, M. K. Gandhi, B. R. Ambedkar, M. N. Roy.

Theories of state: Liberal, Neo-liberal, Marxist, Pluralist, Post-colonial, and Feminist.

15-Oct-23

Test-3

Political Ideologies: Liberalism, Socialism, Marxism, Fascism, and Feminism.

22-Oct-23

Test-4

Political Theory: meaning and approaches;

Political Theories: Justice, Equality, Rights, Democracy, Concept of power.

29-Oct-23

Test-5

Strategies of freedom struggle, Perspectives on National Movement, Making of Indian Constitution and its salient features

05-Nov-23

Test-6

Principal organs of Union and state governments, Judiciary, statutory Institutions; federalism;

10-Nov-23

Test-7

Planning & Economic Development, Green Revolution, Economic reforms; Grassroot democracy;

19-Nov-23

Test-8

Caste, religions and Ethnicity in Indian politics; Party System, Pressure groups, changing profile of legislators; Social Movements

26-Nov-23

Test-9

Full Length Test- Paper I

03-Dec-23

Test-10

Comparative Politics: Nature and major approaches; Limitations of the comparative method.

State in Comparative Perspective: Characteristics and changing nature of the State in capitalist and socialist economies, and advanced industrial and developing societies.

Politics of Representation and Participation: Political parties, pressure groups and social movements in advanced industrial and developing societies.

10-Dec-23

Test-11

Globalisation: Responses from developed and developing societies. Approaches to the Study of International Relations: Idealist, Realist, Marxist, Functionalist and Systems theory.

Key Concepts in International Relations: National interest, security and power; Balance of power and deterrence; Transnational actors and collective security; World capitalist economy and globalisation.

17-Dec-23

Test-12

Changing          International                  Political                  Order:

(a)  Rise of superpowers; Strategic and ideological Bipolarity, arms race and  cold            war;      Nuclear     threat;

(b) Non-aligned      movement: Aims      and achievements.

(c)  Collapse of the Soviet Union; Unipolarity and American hegemony; Relevance of non-alignment in the contemporary world.

 

 

Evolution of the International Economic System: From Bretton woods to WTO; Socialist economies and the CMEA (Council for Mutual Economic Assistance); Third World demand for new international economic order; Globalisation of the world economy.

24-Dec-23

Test-13

United Nations: Envisaged role and actual record; Specialized UN agencies—aims and functioning; the need for UN reforms.

Regionalisation of World Politics: EU, ASEAN, APEC, AARC, NAFTA.

Contemporary    Global    Concerns:    Democracy,          human   rights, environment, gender justice terrorism, nuclear proliferation.

31-Dec-23

Test-14

Indian Foreign Policy: Determinants of foreign policy; the institutions of policy-making; continuity and change.

India’s Contribution to the Non-Alignment Movement Different phases; current role.

India’s Neighbourhood; ASEAN, Africa;

07-Jan-24

Test-15

India and Global centres of power: USA, EU, Japan, China and Russia.

14-Jan-24

Test-16

India and the UN System: Role in UN Peace-keeping; Demand for Permanent Seat in the Security Council.

India and the Nuclear Question: Changing perceptions and policy.

Demand for reform of Multilateral institutions;

21-Jan-24

Test-17

Recent developments in Indian Foreign Policy: India’s position on the recent crises; Vision of a new world order.

India and Global South: Latin America, Central Asia, South Pacific

28-Jan-24

Test-18

Full Length Test- Paper II

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