Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management
Topic 1 : Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment.
Topic 2 : Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
Topic 3 : Government Budgeting.
Topic 4 : 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.
Topic 5 : 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.
Topic 6 : Food processing and related industries in India- scope’ and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
Topic 7 : Land reforms in India.
Topic 8 : Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
Topic 9 : Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
Topic 10 : Investment models.
Topic 11 : Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.
Topic 12 : Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
Topic 13 : Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
Topic 16 : Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
Topic 17 : Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
Topic 18 : 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.
Topic 19 :Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism.
Topic 20 : Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.