Mains Crash Course

Officers IAS Academy – Mains Hybrid Course (Crash Course cum Test Series)
17th June – Sunday Class 1 – Polity & Governance Class 2 -Economy
23rd June – Saturday Test 1 – Syllabus

  • Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
  • Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
  • Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
  • Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries Parliament and State Legislatures structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
  • Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
  • 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.
Test 1 – Discussion


24th June – Sunday Class 3 –  International Relations Class 4 – Disaster Management
30th June – Saturday Test 2 – Syllabus

  • India and its neighborhood- relations.
  • Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.
  • 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.
Test 2 – Discussion



1st July – Sunday Class  5– World History Class 6 – Geography
7th July – Saturday Test 3 – Syllabus

  • History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars.
  • Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  • Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent);
  • factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in
  • various parts of the world (including India)
Test 3 – Discussion



8th July – Sunday Class  7– Ethics – Concepts Class 8 – Ethics Case Studies
14th July – Saturday Test 4 – Syllabus

Ethics Concepts + Case Studies


Test 4 – Discussion



15th July – Sunday Class  9– World History Class 10 – Geography
21st July – Saturday Test 5 – Syllabus

    • Redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism,
    • capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.
    • Modern Indian History from about middle of the 18th until the present.
    • The Freedom struggle, its various stages and important contributors/ contributions from different parts of the country
    • Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.,

geograpical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies

  • and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
Test 5 – Discussion



22nd July – Sunday Class  11– Polity & Governance Class 12 – Social Justice
28th July – Saturday Test 6 – Syllabus

  • Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
  • Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
  • Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models,
  • successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional
  • and other measures.
  • Role of civil services in a democracy.
  • Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and
  • associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
  • Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the
  • performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the
  • protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
Test 6 – Discussion



29th July – Sunday Class 13– Economy Class 14 – S&T and Environment
4th August –Saturday Test 7 – Syllabus

  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
  • Government Budgeting.
  • 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
Test 7 – Discussion



Officers IAS Academy – Mains Hybrid Course (Crash Course cum Test Series)

5th August  – Sunday Class  15– Ethics Concepts Class 16 – Ethics Case Studies
11th August –Saturday Test 8 – Syllabus

           Paper 4 Full Syllabus

Test 8 – Discussion




12th  August -Sunday Class  17– World History Class 18 – Society
18th  August Saturday Test 9 – Syllabus

       Paper 1 Full Syllabus

Test 9 – Discussion




19th August -Sunday Class  19–IR Class 20 – Social Justice
25th  August Saturday Test 10 – Syllabus

            Paper 2 (Full Syllabus)


Test 10 – Discussion



26th August -Sunday Class  21–S&T and Environment Class 22 – I.Security
1st   September  Saturday    Test 11 – Syllabus

Paper 3 Full Syllabus

Test 11 – Discussion



2nd Septemebr-Sunday Class  23 Essay Class 24– World History
8th  September  Saturday Test 12 – Syllabus


Test 12 – Discussion



September Class 25 – Post Independence Class 26 – Society


15th September Saturday Paper 1 – Full Test Paper 2 – Full Test


16th September Sunday Paper 3 Full Test Paper 4 Full Test



22nd  Septemebr-Saturday Paper 1 – Full Test Paper 2 Full test
23rd    September


Paper 3 Full Test Paper 4 Full Test



Course Faculty


  1. R Satapathy – IAS 1972 Batch
  2. S Subramhaniyan – IRAS 1979 Batch
  3. RA Israel Jebasingh – IAS 2004 Batch & AIR 59
  4. R Rangarajan – IAS 2005 Batch & AIR 46
  5. Shivakumar
  6. Joseph – 15 Years Teaching Experience
  7. Ilan Chezhian – Former Assistant Commandant CRPF
  8. Uday Kumar – Former IES
  9. Guna Mathivanan
  10. Dharmarajan – Tamil Scholar
  11. Dhanalakshmi