Sarat Chandra IAS Academy

UPSC Civils Mains Test Series – 2021,2022

Fee Structure :  23000₹   19000₹

Features of the Test Series

  • Evaluation on phone (First time in India):

A personalized (one on one) evaluation of the paper on the phone where a student can interact and clear doubts.

  • Expert Evaluators from across India
  • Improves “The Art of Answer Writing” under guidance of Sarat sir
  • Evaluation is based on context, structure, relevance to question, knowledge on the subject
  • The test series Consists of 23 tests including Part tests, full tests and Essay tests.
  • Comprehensively covers the entire syllabus with a special focus on present UPSC Trend
  • Essay tests will focus on current affairs, philosophical topics and expected UPSC questions
  • Helps in identifying your strengths and eliminating your weaknesses.
  • Helps develop quality content, refine answer writing skill, and efficient time management.

Note: 70% of questions from our Mains Test series – 2019 appeared in UPSC Civils Mains 2019 with minor changes

Test No/DatePaperSyllabus
Test-1 (4th Nov-20)Essay Paper
Test-2 (8th Nov-20)GS Paper-1 (Part-1)

Indian History

  • Indian Culture – Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
  • Modern Indian History from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.
  • The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.
  • Post-independence Consolidation and Reorganization within the country.
Test-3 (12th Nov-20)GS Paper-2 (Part-1)


  • 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.
  • 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.
Test-4 (16th Nov-20)GS Paper-3 (Part-1)


  • Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment.
  • Inclusive Growth and issues arising from it.
  • Government Budgeting.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Test-5 (20th Nov-20)GS Paper-4: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude
Test-6 (24th Nov-20)GS Paper-1 (Part-2)

World History, Society of India

  • History of the World will include events from 18th century such as Industrial Revolution, world wars, Redrawal of National Boundaries, Colonization, Decolonization, political philosophies like Communism, Capitalism, Socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society.
  • Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
  • Role of Women and Women’s Organization, Population and Associated Issues, Poverty and Developmental issues, Urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
  • Effects of Globalization on Indian society.
  • Social Empowerment, Communalism, Regionalism & Secularism.
Test-7 (28th Nov-20)GS Paper-2 (Part-2)


  • Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation.
    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.
  • Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
  • Issues relating to Poverty and Hunger.
  • 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.
Test-8 (2nd Dec-20)GS Paper-3 (Part-2)

S&T, Environment

  • 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-9 (6th Dec-20)Essay Paper
Test-10 (10th Dec-20)GS Paper-1 (Part-3)


  • Salient features of World’s Physical Geography.
  • Distribution of Key Natural Resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India).
  • Important Geophysical Phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
Test-11 (14th Dec-20)GS Paper-2 (Part-3)

International Relations

  • India and its Neighborhood- Relations.
  • Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
  • Effect of Policies and Politics of Developed and Developing Countries on India’s interests, Indian Diaspora.
  • Important International Institutions, agencies and fora – their Structure, Mandate.
Test-12 (18th Dec-20)GS Paper-3 (Part-3)

Disaster Management, Internal Security

  • 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.
  • Security Challenges and their Management in Border Areas – Linkages of Organized Crime with Terrorism.
  • Various Security Forces and Agencies and their Mandate.
Test-13 (22nd Dec-20)GS-4: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude
Full Syllabus Tests
Test-14 (24th Dec-20)Essay Paper
Test-15 (26th Dec-20)GS Paper-1

Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society

Test-16 (28th Dec-20)

GS Paper-2

Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations
Test-17 (30th Dec-20)

GS Paper-3

Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management

Test-18 (1st Jan-21)

GS Paper-4

Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude

Test-19 (4th Jan-21)Essay Paper

Test-20 (5th Jan-21)


GS Paper-1

Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society

Test-21 (5th Jan-21)


GS Paper-2

Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations

Test-22 (6th Jan-21)


GS Paper-3

Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management

Test-23 (6th Jan-21)


GS Paper-4

Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude

Mains and Prelims exams will be conducted regularly:


  • Guidance and Mentorship: Personal hand holding endeavor to help students for motivation & better guidance in their preparation. The mentorship will be done via telephonic conversation for online students and in-person for Offline students (Vijayawada). The Mentors have given at least 1 Interview at UPSC CSE. He/she have evaluated more than a 500 answer booklets and guided hundreds of students over the years setting them in a better pedestal to guide an aspirant. A student can take up to 5 mentorship session for each, written & Evaluated, MAINS tests and can also clarify the queries of the corresponding integrated prelims too.
  • Time-bound & Holistic Evaluation: Evaluation of the answer booklets written on the scheduled test date will be ensured before the next test. Evaluation of the test booklets written on other than the test dates will be made available within 10 WORKING DAYS and will effectively scrutinize the flaws in your answer writing in a holistic way with our diverse parameters of scrutiny for GS, ESSAY & Ethics papers as below.

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  • Rapid Discussion: This new initiative is intended to tug the students who will be in the uncharted water of the vast amount of study material available in the market or the internet, ensuring their  the next test syllabus will be taken up for all the tests of essential Round of Examination. These discussions will give an effective trajectory for your preparation to the upcoming test. These discussions will be live-streamed and the recorded videos of the same will be made available within 24-48 hours from the date of scheduled test discussion.
  • Flexibility: All the tests are flexible and can be taken up any time before the MAINS 2022
  • Questions paper discussion videos: for better clarification of demands of the question, will be live-streamed and the recorded videos of the same will be made available within 24-48 hours from the date of scheduled test discussion.
  • Synopsis: Detailed, well researched synopsis will be made available for all mains tests.