Detailed Roadmap for GS
:: Economic and Social
In the last issues,
IASEXAMPORTAL discussed the strategy to deal with
Polity and Governance, and the issues one needs to focus on. Now we present
an analysis of the Economic and Social Development section.
This part includes issues
from- 'sustainable development, poverty, inclusion, demographics, social sector
initiatives, etc'. Thus, the scope of this part of the syllabus is fairly vast.
However, the nature of the topics in this portion is not hard to understand.
Thus, you should study about these topics.
However, some of the
aspirants find it difficult to study about the complex economic concepts.
Therefore, a rational approach is to avoid getting involved excessively in the
conceptual part of economics. Instead, a candidate should focus on the
application and impact of the economic decisions on the society, particularly in
the context of India. For instance, instead of reading about the theory of Human
Development Index, one must read about the recent trends in the sphere.
The role of functions of the World Bank,
IMF, WTO, Asian Development Bank, UNO etc, should be given a special focus, as
these topics have gained prominence in the recent years.
IAS Prelims of 2013, out
of the 18 questions asked from Economy and Social Development, 7 came from the
topic- Banking and allied topics; 5 from GDP and related concepts; and 3 each
from Inflation and Foreign Trade.
- Do not fall deep into the Trench
of Facts and Data. Your understanding and conceptual clarity matters
more than your date retention capacity.
- Before going into the complex
read the NCERT books to gain a basic understanding of economic
- Read about the major events and
agreements of the recent years.
We are always available to
guide you, in
making decisions and in planning your preparations. Please feel free to
contact us, to
help you in any way.
We wish the Candidates All the Best!!