General Studies Paper 3 of IAS Mains is going to be conducted tomorrow i.e. on December 6, 2016. General Studies papers play a major role. There are 4 general studies paper in UPSC Mains examination and each general studies paper of 250 marks with a duration of 3 hours.
GS Paper 3 consists of themes of Technology, Agriculture, Environment, Economic development, Biodiversity and Security & Disaster management. Here we are providing UPSC Mains Exam General Studies Paper 3 Preparation Tips along with the topics and full syllabus analysis.
Candidate must go through each topic in the civil services general studies paper 3. All the questions in general studies paper 3 is compulsory. Answer the questions in not more than 200 words each. One thing must remember, that content of the answer is more important than its length. Being tricky by nature, this paper gives you advantage over other aspirants if you score well.
The paper requires both factual and analytical knowledge of the candidate
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In order to achieve the best score and opportunities, candidates must be aware of complete GS syllabus. Every candidate should keep in mind the following preparation tips:
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In this post, we list out the sources for various topics in General Studies Paper 3, along with the best preparatory study material.
|Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.||Economics||Any standard book on Indian Economy, Uma Kapila, Ramesh Singh etc.|
|Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.||Economics||Sriram notes, yojana|
|Government Budgeting||Economics||Economic Survey of India & Indian Polity by Laxmikanth|
|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.||Agriculture||Shankar IAS academy book on the subject & NCERT books|
|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.||Agriculture||Shankar IAS academy book on the subject, Sriram notes & IGNOU notes|
|Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.||Agriculture||Shankar IAS academy book on the subject, Mrunal|
|Land reforms in India.||Agriculture||Shankar IAS academy, Sriram notes|
|Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.||Economics||Uma Kapila & NCERT|
|Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc.||Economics||Sriram notes, GK today|
|Investment models.||Economics||Gk today|
|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.||S&T||Self-prepared notes on topics mentioned on Gk today’s science and technology section on the website, YouTube videos|
|Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.||S&T||Sriram notes, YouTube videos on related topics|
|Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.||Environment||Shankar IAS academy, Mrunal|
|Disaster and disaster management.||DM||Sriram notes, ARC|
|Linkages between development and spread of extremism.||Security||Self-prepared notes, Shankar IAS academy|
|Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.||Security||Self-prepared notes, Shankar IAS academy, IDSA book|
|Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security||Security||Newspaper articles, IDSA book (read below for link) free eBook available for download|
|Money-laundering and its prevention.||Security||Sriram notes, Shankar IAS academy|
|Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.||Security||Sriram notes, Shankar IAS academy|
|Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate||Security||Sriram notes, Shankar IAS academy, Internet website of security agencies|
Answer all the questions in not more than 200 words each. Content of the answer is more important than its length. Here, we listing some previous year questions for your better understanding and the ability to analyze.
Before going for big books, it is compulsory to read following NCERT textbooks
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.