HPAS-2019 Online Prelims GS Test Series Schedule and Test Plan

HPAS-2019 Online Prelims GS Test Series Schedule and Test Plan :

HPAS Online Prelims Test Series – Online Test Series for Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services Preliminary Exam for General Studies Paper-1 has started. This HPAS Test series will have 25 complete online tests + 10 current Affairs Test. All the topics from the Syllabus of HPAS Prelims Exam will be covered through this HPAS online test Series.

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Schedule, Syllabus and Study Plan

15th August 2018 – 9th June 2019

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Target HPAS 2019 – Online Test Series

About the Test Series:

  • All the tests will be conducted online on a web-based platform.
  • Entire General Studies syllabus will be covered
  • Special Focus on Current Affairs and NCERTs
  • Instant Result with an ALL India Rank after each Test Attempt
  • Timed environment as the real exam experience
  • Tests as per the trend and pattern of HPAS Prelim exam
  • Detailed Solution for each test after every test attempt
  • Detailed Evaluation Report – Know your Strong and Weak areas
  • Access to Questions and Solutions till next HPAS Prelims exam
  • Take test anytime and on any day.
  • Tests will be available on Website
  • 24×7 support (related to prelims test series)
General Studies (including Current Affairs)25 tests
Current Affairs Test10 Tests
Total Tests35 Tests

Target HPAS 2019 – Online Test Series

General Studies Test Plan

 

Under Target HPAS 2019 Prelims Test series for General Studies (Paper 1), total 35 tests will be conducted.

The test series will cover the entire syllabus. Each Test will have 100 question modelled on the current trend of HPAS Prelims exam. Each test will cover some topics of the syllabus. The detailed syllabus along with recommended sources of preparation for those topics is also given in this document.

Current Affairs Test: Every month a separate Current Affairs Test will be conducted. These current affairs tests will contain the questions based on the current events of last 1 month. For ex: the current affairs test in September will contain questions based on the current events of August month. These current affairs tests will have approximately 30-40 questions covering all the important current happenings.

The Test series will be conducted as per the schedule given below.

S.noTestsDate
1.Test 115th August 2018
2.Test 230th August 2018
3.Current Affairs Test01st September 2018
4.Test 315th  September 2018
5.Test 430th September 2018
6.Current Affairs Test01st October 2018
7.Test 515th October 2018
8.Test 630th October 2018
9.Current Affairs Test01st November 2018
10.Test 715th  November 2018
11.Test 830th  November 2018
12.Current Affairs Test01st December 2018
13.Test 915th December 2018
14.Test 1029th  December 2018
15.Current Affairs Test01st January 2019
16.Test 11 10th January 2019
17.Test 1220th January 2019
18.Test 1331st January 2019
19.Current Affairs Test01st February 2019
20.Test 1413th February 2019
21.Test 1528th February 2019
22.Current Affairs Test01st March 2019
23.Test 1610th March 2019
24.Test 1720th March 2019
25.Test 1830th March 2019
26.Current Affairs Test01st April 2019
27.Test 1910th April 2019
28.Test 2020th April 2019
29.Test 2130th April 2019
30.Current Affairs Test01st May 2019
31.Test 2210th May 2019
32.Test 2320th May 2019
33.Test 2430th may 2019
34.Current Affairs Test01st June 2019
35.Test 259th June 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Test 1

15th August 2018

SubjectTopicRecommended Sources
1Current Affairs21st July 2018 to 15th August 2018
2HistoryAncient History (Basics)Class – 6th NCERT
3PolityGovernment types, Local Government, DiversityClass – 6th (NCERT)

Laxminkanth – Chapter 12, 38, 29

4EconomicsPoverty, Agriculture, Food SecurityClass – 9th NCERT

Ramesh Singh – Chapter 8th

5Himachal PradeshEarly History (Till kunindas), Himalayan Tribes, the age of mauryans and the gupta empireMian Goverdhan Singh  -Chapter – 1.8, 1.10

Balokhra – Chapter 4

AgricultureMian Goverdhan Singh  -Chapter – 11.1

Balokhra – Chapter 19 (Agriculture)

Local Self GovernmentBalokhra – Chapter 12
Chamba DistrictBalokhra – Chapter 7 (Chamba)

Test 2

30th August 2018

SubjectTopicRecommended Sources
1Current Affairs14th August to 29th August 2018
2GeographyBasics of Geography (Solar System, Latitudes & Longitudes, Major Landforms of earth, Our country India and its vegetationClass – 6th Geography NCERT
3EnvironmentEcosystem (types, Energy Flow, Nutrient Cycle, Conservation)ICSE class 9th Environment

Shankar IAS Environment – Chapter 1,2,3,4

4ScienceBasicsClass 8th NCERT (Chapter 1 to 6)
5Himachal PradeshClimate of Himachal PradeshMian Goverdhan Singh  -Chapter – 1.8, 1.10
Geography of Himachal (Basics)Balokhra – Page no. 5
District -KangraBalokhra – Chapter 7 (Kangra)

Mian Goverdhan Singh  – Chapter 1 (1.3.2)

Test 3

15th September 2018

SubjectTopicRecommended Sources
1Current Affairs29th August 2018 to 14th September 2018
2HistoryAncient History + Early Medieval History (Basics)History Class – 7th NCERT (Our Pasts –II)
3PolityState Government( Basics)

Indian Constitution

Preamble

Polity Class – 6th (NCERT)

Laxminkanth – Chapter 1

4Economics1.      Development

2.      Sectors of Indian Economy

3.      Money and Credit

4.      Globalisation and Indian Economy

5.      Consumer Rights

Economy Class – 10th NCERT

Ramesh Singh – Chapter 2nd

5Himachal PradeshEconomy of Himachal PradeshMian Goverdhan Singh  -Chapter – 11
Hill State and MuslimsMian Goverdhan Singh  -Chapter – 3 (3.4, 3.5)
Mughal and Turkish invasion on Kangra, Chamba Sirmaur

Balokhra – Chapter 6( Page 369 till 413)

State politics
Kullu DistrictMian Goverdhan Singh  – Chapter  1

Balokhra  – Chapter -7

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Test Plan 4

30th September 2018

 

 

SubjectTopicRecommended Sources
1Current Affairs15th September 2018 to 29th  September 2018
2GeographyEnvironment, Inside Earth, Outside Earth (e.g. Tropical region, temperate region etc.)Geography Class – 7th NCERT book
3Environment1.      Depletion of Resources

2.      Water Generation and Management

ICSE class 9th Environment Unit II, III
4ScienceBasicsScience Class – 8th NCERT (Chapter 7,8,9,10)
5Himachal PradeshNatural resources  of Himachal PradeshBalokhra – Chapter 1
Forests after Mughals till 1857Balokhra – Chapter 19 (Page no. 1425 – page no. 1468)
Lahaul Spiti DistrictBalokhra – Chapter 7 (Only Lahaul Spiti)

Mian Goverdhan Singh  – Chapter 1 (1.3.4)

Test 5:

15th October 2018

 

 

SubjectTopicRecommended Sources
1Current Affairs30th September 2018 to 14th October 2018
2HistoryBasics after Mughals till 1857History Class – 8th NCERT book

Our Pasts – II Part 1

3Polity1.      Indian Constitution and Secularism

2.      Parliament and Making of Laws

3.      State Legislature

Polity Class – 8th NCERT (Ch- 1,2)

Lakshmikanth Chapter 2,3,22,32

4EconomyDevelopment Policies and ExperiencesEconomics Class -11th NCERT (Ch- 1,2)

Ramesh Singh – Chapter 3 and 4

5Himachal PradeshHills and Sikhs

Hllls and Gurkhas

Mian Goverdhan Singh  – Chapter 3 (3.6, 3.7)
Economy of Himachal PradeshBalokhra – Chapter 19 (Page no. 1289 – page no. 1299)
Hamirpur DistrictBalokhra – Chapter 7 (Hamirpur)

 

Test 6:

30th October 2018

SubjectTopicRecommended Sources
1Current Affairs15th October 2018 to 29th October 2018
2GeographyBasics of World Physical Geography – Resources, Land, soil, Natural vegetation, Wildlife)

Mineral, Agriculture, Industries, Human Resources

Geography Class – 8th NCERT book
3EnvironmentWater generation and management, Environment valuesICSE Class 9th Unit 3,4
4ScienceBasicsScience Class -8th NCERT

Ramesh Singh – Chapter 3 and 4

5Himachal PradeshGeographical features of Himachal PradeshMian Goverdhan Singh  – Chapter 1

Balokhara – Chapter 1

Mandi DistrictBalokhara – Chapter 7 (Mandi)

 

 

Test 7:

15th November 2018

SubjectTopicRecommended Sources
1Current Affairs30th October 2018 to 14th November 2018
2HistoryNational Movement (Basics from NCERT)History Class – 8th NCERT book (Pasts -!!!)
3PolityJudiciary, Social JusticePolitical Science Class – 11th NCERT

Lakshmikanth Chapter 26,27,28,29,34,35

4EconomicsEconomic Reforms since 1991 (LPG reforms)Chapter 11th NCERT Chapter 3

Ramesh Singh Chapter 5,6

5Himachal PradeshHill states and BritishMian Goverdhan Singh  – Chapter 3 (3.8, 3.9)
Popular movements of integration of Hill statesMian Goverdhan Singh  – Chapter 10

Balokhara – Chapter 6 (pg no. 414 to 431)

Kullu DistrictBalokhara – Chapter 7 (Kullu)

Test 8

30th November 2018

 

 

SubjectTopicRecommended Sources
1Current Affairs15th November 2018 to 29th November 2018
2GeographyBasics knowledge about Geography of IndiaGeography Class – 9th NCERT book
3EnvironmentEcosysytemICSE Class 10th Chapter 1

Shankar IAS Environment Chapter 1,2,3,4

4ScienceBasicsScience Class -8th NCERT  Chapter 14 to 18
5Himachal PradeshGeographical features of HimachalMian Goverdhan Singh  – Chapter 1

Balokhara – Chapter 1

Kinnaur DistrictBalokhara – Chapter 7 (Kinnaur)

Test 9

15th December 2018

 

 

SubjectTopicRecommended Sources
1Current Affairs30th November 2018 to 14th December 2018
2HistoryAncient History (From Stone age to Gupta period)

Till Cholas in South

History Class –11th Tamil Nadu board Chapter 1 to 13

Or follow any NCERT

3PolityDemocracy, Constitutional design, Working of Institutions in democracy, Democratic RightsPolity Class – 9th NCERT
4EconomyChallenges faced by Indian Economy(Poverty, Human Capital, Rural Development, Infrastructure,  Environment, Sustainable DevelopmentEconomy Class 11th NCERT

Chapter – 4,5,6,7,8,9,10

5Himachal PradeshGeographical features of HimachalMian Goverdhan Singh  – Chapter 1

Balokhara – Chapter 1

Mandi DistrictBalokhara – Chapter 7 (Mandi)

Test 10

29th December 2018

 

 

SubjectTopicRecommended Sources
1Current Affairs15th November 2018 to 29th November 2018
2GeographyEarth – Origin, Evolution, Interior, Distribution of Oceans and ContinentsGeography Class – 11th NCERT book Chapter -1

Dr. Khullar Chapter 2

3EnvironmentPollution, Environmental issuesICSE Class 10th Unit 2,3,4

Shankar IAS Environment Chapter 5,6,7,8

4ScienceBasicsScience Class -10th NCERT

Chapter 1 to 5

5Himachal PradeshThe people of H.PMian Goverdhan Singh  – Chapter 2

Balokhara – Chapter 2

Solan DistrictBalokhara – Chapter 7 (Solan)

 

 

Test 11

10th January 2019

 

 

SubjectTopicRecommended Sources
1Current Affairs29th December 2019 to 9th January 2019
2HistoryAncient HistoryHistory Class –12th Part 1
3PolityFederalism, Democracy, political partiesPolity Class – 10th NCERT
4EconomyPlanning in India, Economic Reforms (LPG)Ramesh Singh – Chapter 5,6
5Himachal PradeshCustoms and manners of HPMian Goverdhan Singh  – Chapter 4

Balokhara – Chapter 3

Sirmaur DistrictBalokhara – Chapter 7 (Sirmaur)

Test 12

20th January 2019

 

 

SubjectTopicRecommended Sources
1Current Affairs10th January 2019  to 19th January 2019
2GeographyLithosphereGeography Class – 11th NCERT book – Only Lithosphere and landforms

Dr. Khullar Chapter 5

3EnvironmentBiodiversity (World, India) includes Plants, Animals, Marine conservation effortsShankar IAS Environment Chapter 9 to 16
4ScienceBasicsScience Class -10th NCERT

Chapter 6 to 10

5Himachal PradeshFlora and Fauna of H.PMian Goverdhan Singh  – Chapter 1 (1.10, 1.11)

Balokhara – Chapter 14

Balokhara – Chapter 19 (Page no. 1346 to 1374)

Una DistrictBalokhara – Chapter 7 (Una)

 

Test 13

31st January 2019

 

 

SubjectTopicRecommended Sources
1Current Affairs20th January 2019 to 30th January 2019
2HistoryArt and Architecture of Ancient India and Schools of PhilosophyNitin Singhania book Chapter 1,2,3,4 (only Ancient part). Chapter -14
3PolityRights in the Indian ConstitutionPolity Class – 11th NCERT Chapter 2

Lakshmikanth Chapter 7,8,9

4EconomyNational income – Basic conceptsEconomy class 12th Macroeconomics Chapter 2,3

Ramesh Singh – Chapter 1

5Himachal PradeshArt and ArchitectureMian Goverdhan Singh  – Chapter 6

Balokhara – Chapter 4

Shimla DistrictBalokhara – Chapter 7 (Shimla)

Test 14

13th February 2019

 

 

 

SubjectTopicRecommended Sources
1Current Affairs31st January 2019 to 12th February 2019
2GeographyClimate/AtmosphereGeography Class – 11th NCERT book – Unit 4

Dr. Khullar Chapter 3

3EnvironmentClimate ChangeShankar IAS Environment Chapter 17 to 23
4ScienceBasicsScience Class -10th NCERT

Chapter 11 to 16

5Himachal PradeshFestivals and fairs of H.P

Rivers of Himachal Pradesh

Mian Goverdhan Singh  – Chapter 5

Balokhara – Chapter 3 (Page no. 276 to 282)

 

Test 15

28th February 2019

 

 

 

SubjectTopicRecommended Sources
1Current Affairs14th February 2019 to 27th February 2019
2HistoryArab Invasion to Rise of MarathasClass 11th Tamil Nadu Board Chapter 15 to 23
3PolityExecutivePolity Class – 11th NCERT Chapter 4

Lakshmikanth Chapter 17,18,19,20,21,23

4EconomyMoney and BankingEconomy class 12th Macroeconomics Unit 4

Ramesh Singh – Chapter 12

5Himachal PradeshDances and Drama of Himachal Pradesh

Mountain Ranges, Mountains and Passes

Mian Goverdhan Singh  – Chapter 7

Balokhra – Chapter 3 (page no. 270)

 

Test 16

                      10th March 2019

 

 

SubjectTopicRecommended Sources
1Current Affairs1st March to 9th March 2019
2GeographyHydrosphere or OceanographyClass – 13th   & 14th(UNIT 5)

Class 11th Geography NCERT

3EnvironmentActs and Policies of Environment

Shankar IAS Environment – Chapter 25

4ScienceSpace TechnologyBasics from Internet
5Himachal PradeshLanguages and Literature of HPMian Goverdhan Singh  -Chapter – 8

Balokhra – Chapter 16

                               Test 17

                        20th March 2019

 

 

SubjectTopicRecommended Sources
1Current Affairs10th March to 19th March 2019
2HistoryMedieval HistoryHistory Class 12th Themes Part 2 NCERT
3PolityDPSPs ,Fundamental Duties, Amendment Procedure of Constitution,

Basic Structure of Constitution

Laxmikanth – Chapter 8,9,10,11

4EconomicsInflation and Business Cycle

Agriculture and Food Management

Ramesh Singh – Chapter 7th& 8th

5Himachal PradeshConstitutional History of Himachal PradeshMian Goverdhan Singh  -Chapter – 9

Balokhra:- Chapter 9

    Test 18

                     30th March 2019

 

 

SubjectTopicRecommended Sources
1Current Affairs20th March 2019 to 29thMarch 2019
2GeographyIndian Geography

(Indian Geology basics, Physiography)

Some Chapters of

GC Leong Book

Geography

Khullar World and Indian Geography Book Part 2 Chapter :- 1,2,3

G C Leong:- Ch 1,2,3,4

3EnvironmentInstitutions and Measures in EnvironmentShankar IAS BOOK

Chapter 26

4ScienceNuclear Technology BasicsInternet
5Himachal PradeshHandicrafts  of Himachal PradeshBalokhra – Chapter 4(Page no 328)

Mian Goverdhan Singh-Chapter 11(11.15)

Soils in Himachal Pradesh

Test 19

                         10th April 2019

 

 

SubjectTopicRecommended Sources
1Current Affairs30th March 2019 to 9th April 2019
2HistoryArt and Architecture of Medieval HistoryNitin Singhania Book Chapter 1,2,3,4,14

Or CCRT website

3PolityEmergency Provisions,

Constitutional Bodies

Lakshmikanth Chapter 16,42 to 51

4EconomyPublic Finance in India(Budget)

Human Development in India

Ramesh Singh – Chapter 18,21

5Himachal PradeshAdministrative History of Himachal PradeshBalokhra – Chapter 9 (Page no. 793 – page no. 828 and page no 921 to 960))
Hot Springs in HP

Test 20

20th April 2019

 

 

SubjectTopicRecommended Sources
1Current Affairs10th  April 2019 to 19th April 2019
2GeographyIndian Drainage System, Indian Climate, Natural Vegetation, SoilsGeography

Khullar book CH:- 4,5,6,7

G C Leong :- Ch 13 to 25

3EnvironmentEnvironmental Organisation,

Environmental issues and Health effects

Chapter 27,29( Shankar IAS Book)
4ScienceBasics Defence TechnologyIDSA Website

or

other internet source

5Himachal PradeshHydro Power,

Horticulture and Floriculture of Himachal Pradesh

Temple Architecture of  HP

Mian Goverdhan Singh  – Chapter 11(11.2,11.13)

Balokhra – Chapter 19(Page no 1481-1524)

Test 21

     Test 21

30th April 2019

 

 

SubjectTopicRecommended Sources
1Current Affairs20th April 2019 to 29th April 2019
2HistoryDecline of Mughal,

Indian State and Society in 18th Century,

European Penetration and British Conquest of India, Structure of Government and Economic Policies of British Empire in India,

Administrative organisation an Social,cultural Policy

History

Bipin Chandra( History of Modern India)

Chapters:- 1,2,3,4,5

3Polity & EnvironmentNon Constitutional Bodies, Other Constitutional Dimensions,

International Environmental Conventions

Political Science Class – 11th NCERT

Lakshmikanth Chapter 26,27,28,29,34,35

Shankar IAS Environment

Chapter 28

4EconomicsExternal Sector in India, International Economic organisation and  India

Ramesh Singh Chapter 15,16

5Himachal PradeshBudget of HP,

Government Schemes,

Census of HP

Cities in Himachal Pradesh(Historical Importance)

Refer Government Sources

      Test 22

                          10th MAY 2019

 

 

SubjectTopicRecommended Sources
1Current Affairs30th April 2019 to 9th May 2019
2GeographyIndian Geography

( Land Utilization and agriculture,

Livestock, Fishing,

Irrigation,

Multipurpose Projects

G C Leong Book

Khullar Geography Book

Chapter:- 8,9,10,11,12

G C Leong

Chapter:- 5,6,7,8,9,10

3HistorySocial and Cultural awakening in first half of 19th Century,

Revolt of 1857,

Administrative Changes after 1853,

Economic impact of British Rule, Nationalist Movement(1858-1902)

Bipin Chandra

Chapter:- 6,7,8,9,10

4Science and TechnologyBasics 0f IT,Nano tech,Bio tech,RoboticsGoogle it
5Himachal PradeshBudget  of Himachal,

Government Schemes,

Forest  Survey HP

Google

And for forest (Mian Goverdhan Singh  – Chapter 11.7)

                                 Test 23

                           20th May 2019

 

 

SubjectTopicRecommended Sources
1Current Affairs10th May 2019 to 19th May 2019
2HistoryReligious and Social Reforms after 1858

The Nationalist Movement(1905-18)

The struggle for Swaraj(1919-27)

The struggle for Swaraj(1927-47)

Bipin Chandra

Ch:- 11,12,13,14

3PolityPolitical DynamicsLakshmikanth Chapters 67 to 76
4EconomyTax Structure in India

Economic Survey

Budget

Ramesh Singh

Chapter – 17

Government Source

5Himachal PradeshComplete HP Syllabus

 

 

Test 24

30th May 2019

 

 

SubjectTopicRecommended Sources
1Current Affairs20th May 2019 to 29th May 2019
2GeographyMineral Resources,

Energy Resources,

Manufacturing Industries, Transport and communication ,The People

Dr. Khullar Chapter 13,14,15,16,17

G C Leong

Ch:_ 11,12

3EnvironmentSustainability and Climate Change: India and World

Economic aspect

Ramesh Singh

CH:- 19

4ScienceBasics of Health, Environment ,IPRInternet
5Himachal PradeshComplete HP Syllabus

 

Test 25

Date: – 9th June 2019 (can be rescheduled as per the HPAS exam date)

 

 

SubjectTopicRecommended Sources
Complete TestFull Syllabus

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Recommended Sources for HPAS Preparation:

  1. NCERTs from Class 6th to 12th
  2. Indian Polity – Lakshmikanth
  3. Modern History – Bipin Chandra
  4. Geography – Dr. Khullar
  5. Environment – Shankar IAS
  6. Economy – Ramesh Singh
  7. Himachal Pradesh:
    1. Jagmohan Balokhra
    2. Mian Goverdhan Singh
  8. Current Affairs : Newspaper ( Hindu or any other national paper), PIB
  9. Budget and Economic Survey 2019
  10. Himachal Budget and Economic Survey 2019
  11. Internet Research for Miscellaneous Topics

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