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Civil Services Examination is the most prestigious examination conducted by UPSC for recruitment to various All India Services including I.A.S, I.P.S, I.R.S and various Group A Services and Group B Services. The IAS mains examination is scheduled on 3rd December 2016.
IAS Mains Economics Optional Subject exam is scheduled on December 9, 2016. In this article, we focus on discussing some important questions and books for IAS Mains Economics optional subject. Economics is one of the highly scoring optional subjects in UPSC Civil Services Examination. One should prepare thoroughly for the IAS Exam.
Before you start reading further, please remember the following important mantra given by the Almighty UPSC:
“The questions are likely to test the candidate’s basic understanding of all relevant issues, and ability to analyze, and take a view on conflicting socio‐ economic goals, objectives and demands. The candidates must give relevant, meaningful and succinct answers.”
In Economics, understanding the concept fully is very important. As the economy is ever changing so one has to keep reviewing facts in the light of current events. UPSC economics is completely non-mathematical and totally diagrammatical. To score the maximum in less time, following are the important topics one should try to be through with-
|Basic Economic Indicators: (Statistical Data)||Features of Indian Economy||Population||National Income||Agriculture|
|- National Income - Production - Price Index - Foreign Trade - Population||- Division of Economic activities - Unemployment– Types - Poverty – HDR – Measures to eliminate poverty||- Population growth - Population policy 2000 - Census – 2001 - Consumption Pattern – Energy Consumption – Sources of energy – various programmes||- Methods of National Income calculation - Concepts of National Income||- Importance - Crops & seasons - Agricultural Credit agencies. NABARD, RRB. Etc., - Kisan Credit Schemes - Land Reforms - Agricultural Insurance, NAIS, Seed Crop Insurance - Green, Yellow, White, Blue revolutions - Irrigation projects - Drip irrigation - Development measures|
|Industry||Money and Banking||Foreign Trade||International Organization Development and employment Programmes Planning||Public Finance|
|- Industrial Policies - 1948,1956,1991 - Initiatives taken - Small Scale Industries - Various key industries - Various Committees and their recommendations - Industrial sickness - Dis investment - PSE Policy - Industrial Finance||- Aspects of money market - Credit Control – various Rates - Commercial Banks, Co-operatives, NBFC - Committees and recommendations - SEBI – Stock market developments - Insurance Industry - New Banking Sector reforms - Inflation, Deflation - Money supply measures||- Composition and direction - Exim policy and other Acts - Foreign Trade improvement measures taken - WTO - BOP||- Planning Commission - 5 year Plans and imported features||- Finance Commission - Various formulas for Plan assistance to states - Taxation – Reforms - Public spending and Debt - Deficit financing|
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One of the important requirements of IAS Mains Exam is that answer should be crisp and to-the-point. Over here, we are listing some important questions for IAS Mains Economics subject-
From a quick glance, the following table that lists the topic-wise number of questions asked earlier. This is a good guide for you to know which economy topics to focus more as compared to others.
Good book is a success of every exam. If you want to crack IAS Exam, buy books according to syllabus and written by a good writer. NCERT Textbooks are very good for building basics for Preparation. We have compiled for you a list of IAS books for Economics, which will help you in IAS preparation.
Books on Economics as Optional subject for IAS Exam are as Follows:
|List of books on Economics||Name of Author’s|
|An Introduction to Economics||A.W. Stonier and D.C. Hauge|
|Monetary Theory and Public Policy||Kenneth Kurihara|
|Public Finance||H.L. Bhatia|
|Indian Economy||Mishra and Puri|
|International Economics||Bo Soderston|
|International Trade||Bo Soderston|
|Indian Economy||Ramesh Singh|
|Growth and Development||M L Jhingan|
|Modern Banking||R.S. Sayers|
Listed below are the UPSC Economics mains question papers ordered year wise for your understanding of the pattern of the IAS Economics question paper. The Economics question paper listed below are actual papers that were given for the civil service mains examination held by UPSC.
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