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Offline Test Series: Anthropology, Geography and Sociology (Only in Bangalore)



Offline Test Series: Anthropology, Geography and Sociology (Only in Bangalore)


We are conducting test series for Anthropology, Geography and Sociology in Bangalore at Insights OGP Centre, Chandra Layout.

Registrations are open now. Interested students should enrol at our OGP Centre.

You may also register for Mains GS + Essay Test Series as well. 



Price: Rs 8000/-

Test 11. Sociology- The discipline7/7/2018
Paper I2. Sociology as science
3. Research methods and analysisSaturday
Test 24. Social Change in Modern Society14/07/18
Paper I5. Religion and Society
6. Works and Economic lifeSaturday
Test 37. Sociological Thinkers – K.Marx, E.Durkheim, M.Weber, T. Parsons, R.K.Merton, G.H.Mead28/07/18
Paper I
Test 48. Stratification and mobility4/8/2018
Paper I9. Politics and Society
10. System of KinshipSaturday
Test 511. Perspectives on the study of Indian Society12/8/2018
Paper II12. Caste System
13. Impact of Colonial Rule on Indian SocietySunday
Test 614. Rural and Agrarian Social Structure18/08/18
Paper II15. Social Classes in India
16. Politics and SocietySaturday
17. Social movements in modern India
Test 718. System of Kinships in India25/08/18
Paper II19. Religion and Society
20. Tribal Communities in IndiaSaturday
21. Population Dynamics
Test 822. Social Changes in India2/9/2018
Paper II(a) Visions of Social Changes in India
(b) Rural and Agrarian Transformation in IndiaSunday
(c) Challenges of Social Transformation
23. Industrialisation and Urbanisation in India
Test 9 & 10Comprehensive Paper I & II15/09/18


Price: Rs 8000/-

Test NoDateTopics
Test 1(Paper 1)30-06-2018Unit 1 – unit 1.8 and Unit 1.1 of Paper 2


Test 2(Paper 1)09-07-2018Unit 6 ,7 and 8
Test 3(Paper 1)20-07-2018Unit 9 10 11  12

Test 4 (Paper 1)

29-07-2018Unit 2 3 4 and 5
Test 5(Paper 2)08-08-2018Unit 1.2,1.3, Unit 2 3 4 and 5
Test 6(Paper 2)14-08-2018Unit 6 7 8 and 9
Test 7(Paper 1)26-08-2018Full length
Test 8(Paper 2)03-09-2018Full length
Test 9(Paper 1)16-09-2018Full length
Test 10(Paper 2)16-09-2018Full length



Price Rs 6000/-

DateDayTest no.Test portionsNo. of questionsDurationTest topics
24-Jun-18Sunday1Paper 1-Section B5 (all compulsory)3 hoursHuman Geography:
1. Perspectives in Human Geography: Areal differentiation; regional synthesis; Dichotomy and dualism; Environmentalism; Quantitative revolution and locational analysis; radical, behavioural, human and welfare approaches; Languages, religions and secularisation; Cultural regions of the world; Human development index.
2. Economic Geography: World economic development: measurement and problems; World resources and their distribution; Energy crisis; the limits to growth; World agriculture: typology of agricultural regions; agricultural inputs and productivity; Food and nutrition problems; Food security; famine: causes, effects and remedies; World industries: locational patterns and problems; patterns of world trade.
3. Population and Settlement Geography: Growth and distribution of world population; demographic attributes; Causes and consequences of migration; concepts of over-under-and optimum population; Population theories, world population problems and policies, Social well-being and quality of life; Population as social capital. Types and patterns of rural settlements; Environmental issues in rural settlements; Hierarchy of urban settlements; Urban morphology: Concepts of primate city and rank-size rule; Functional classification of towns; Sphere of urban influence; Rural urban fringe; Satellite towns; Problems and remedies of urbanization; Sustainable development of cities.
4. Regional Planning: Concept of a region; Types of regions and methods of regionalisation; Growth centres and growth poles; Regional imbalances; regional development strategies; environmental issues in regional planning; Planning for sustainable development.
5. Models, Theories and Laws in Human Geography: Systems analysis in Human geography; Malthusian, Marxian and demographic transition models; Central Place theories of Christaller and Losch;Perroux and Boudeville; Von Thunen’s model of agricultural location; Weber’s model of industrial location; Rostov’s model of stages of growth. Heartland and Rimland theories; Laws of international boundaries and frontiers.
8-Jul-18Sunday2Paper 1-Section A5 (all compulsory)3 hoursPhysical Geography:
1. Geomorphology: Factors controlling landform development; endogenetic and exogenetic forces; Origin and evolution of the earth’s crust; Fundamentals of geomagnetism; Physical conditions of the earth’s interior; Geosynclines; Continental drift; Isostasy; Plate tectonics; Recent views on mountain building; Vulcanicity; Earthquakes and Tsunamis; Concepts of geomorphic cycles and Landscape development ; Denudation chronology; Channel morphology; Erosion surfaces; Slope development; Applied Geomorphology : Geohydrology, economic geology and environment.
2. Climatology: Temperature and pressure belts of the world; Heat budget of the earth; Atmospheric circulation; atmospheric stability and instability. Planetary and local winds; Monsoons and jet streams; Air masses and fronto genesis, Temperate and tropical cyclones; Types and distribution of precipitation; Weather and Climate; Koppen’s, Thornthwaite’s and Trewartha’s classification of world climates; Hydrological cycle; Global climatic change and role and response of man in climatic changes, Applied climatology and Urban climate.
3. Oceanography: Bottom topography of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans; Temperature and salinity of the oceans; Heat and salt budgets, Ocean deposits; Waves, currents and tides; Marine resources: biotic, mineral and energy resources; Coral reefs, coral bleaching; sealevel changes; law of the sea and marine pollution.
4. Biogeography: Genesis of soils; Classification and distribution of soils; Soil profile; Soil erosion, Degradation and conservation; Factors influencing world distribution of plants and animals; Problems of deforestation and conservation measures; Social forestry; agro-forestry; Wild life; Major gene pool centres.
5. Environmental Geography: Principle of ecology; Human ecological adaptations; Influence of man on ecology and environment; Global and regional ecological changes and imbalances; Ecosystem their management and conservation; Environmental degradation, management and conservation; Biodiversity and sustainable development; Environmental policy; Environmental hazards and remedial measures; Environmental education and legislation.
15-Jul-18Sunday3Paper 2-Section A5 (all compulsory)3 hoursGEOGRAPHY OF INDIA
1. Physical Setting: Space relationship of India with neighboring countries; Structure and relief; Drainage system and watersheds; Physiographic regions; Mechanism of Indian monsoons and rainfall patterns, Tropical cyclones and western disturbances; Floods and droughts; Climatic regions; Natural vegetation; Soil types and their distributions.
2. Resources: Land, surface and ground water, energy, minerals, biotic and marine resources; Forest and wild life resources and their conservation; Energy crisis.
3. Agriculture: Infrastructure: irrigation, seeds, fertilizers, power; Institutional factors: land holdings, land tenure and land reforms; Cropping pattern, agricultural productivity, agricultural intensity, crop combination, land capability; Agro and social-forestry; Green revolution and its socio-economic and ecological implications; Significance of dry farming; Livestock resources and white revolution; aqua – culture; sericulture, apiculture and poultry; agricultural regionalisation; agro-climatic zones; agro- ecological regions.
4. Industry: Evolution of industries; Locational factors of cotton, jute, textile, iron and steel, aluminium, fertilizer, paper, chemical and pharmaceutical, automobile, cottage and agro-based industries; Industrial houses and complexes including public sector undertakings; Industrial regionalisation; New industrial policies; Multinationals and liberalization; Special Economic Zones; Tourism including eco-tourism.
5. Transport, Communication and Trade: Road, railway, waterway, airway and pipeline networks and their complementary roles in regional development; Growing importance of ports on national and foreign trade; Trade balance; Trade Policy; Export processing zones; Developments in communication and information technology and their impacts on economy and society; Indian space programme.
22-Jul-18Sunday4Paper 2-Section B5 (all compulsory)3 hoursGEOGRAPHY OF INDIA
6. Cultural Setting: Historical Perspective of Indian Society; Racial, linguistic and ethnic diversities; religious minorities; major tribes, tribal areas and their problems; cultural regions; Growth, distribution and density of population; Demographic attributes: sex-ratio, age structure, literacy rate, work-force, dependency ratio, longevity; migration (inter-regional, intra- regional and international) and associated problems; Population problems and policies; Health indicators.
7. Settlements: Types, patterns and morphology of rural settlements; Urban developments; Morphology of Indian cities; Functional classification of Indian cities; Conurbations and metropolitan regions; urban sprawl; Slums and associated problems; town planning; Problems of urbanization and remedies.
8. Regional Development and Planning: Experience of regional planning in India; Five Year Plans; Integrated rural development programmes; Panchayati Raj and decentralised planning; Command area development; Watershed management; Planning for backward area, desert, drought prone, hill, tribal area development; multi-level planning; Regional planning and development of island territories.
9. Political Aspects: Geographical basis of Indian federalism; State reorganisation; Emergence of new states; Regional consciousness and inter state issues; international boundary of India and related issues; Cross border terrorism; India’s role in world affairs; Geopolitics of South Asia and Indian Ocean realm.
10. Contemporary Issues: Ecological issues: Environmental hazards: landslides, earthquakes, Tsunamis, floods and droughts, epidemics; Issues relating to environmental pollution; Changes in patterns of land use; Principles of environmental impact assessment and environmental management; Population explosion and food security; Environmental degradation; Deforestation, desertification and soil erosion; Problems of agrarian and industrial unrest; Regional disparities in economic development; Concept of sustainable growth and development; Environmental awareness; Linkage of rivers; Globalisation and Indian economy.
5-Aug-18Sunday5Paper 1 Full length8 (with choice- 5  questions to be attempted in total; Q1 and Q5 compulsory)3 hoursGeography Paper 1 (full)
12-Aug-18Sunday6Paper 2 Full length8 (with choice- 5  questions to be attempted in total; Q1 and Q5 compulsory)3 hoursGeography Paper 2 (full)