G.E.- 04 OF Indian Economic Services

Proper Analysis for G.E.- 04 OF Indian Economic Services

Indian Economic Services (IES) is the executive branch of the Indian government’s administrative inter-ministerial civil service, which is a part of Group A of the Central Civil Services

And to clear this exam a proper channel has to be followed.

Therefore, read this article till the end to know the valuable instructions and content for the examination.

Importance Of Indian Economy- 04

The Indian economy is by far the most significant factor in the nation as a whole. We first learn about it in our elementary history studies, and then we become interested in it by taking part in political debates, comprehending the country’s current GDP growth rate, and learning about methods of economic development. Now here, when we talk about the Indian economy from the Indian Economic Services exam point of view, it’s totally different. 

Indian Economy is itself a very vast subject, and to attempt it needs thorough practice and knowledge with a quick and smart strategy. Also, it contains 200 marks, which is very important in building up the rank in the exam.

Model Ques n Ans

Here at Ecoholics, we provide prescribed full-length hints for the solutions of PYQs of General Economics paper 4.

Do go through some sample questions.

Model: India’s experience with Urbanisation and Migration

Q1. Discuss the characteristic features of internal migration in India. Explain how urbanization is linked with migration. What are the major determinants of rural to urban migration in large agglomerations in India? 

Features of internal migration in India

  • Internal migration is an important and pervasive feature of the Indian economy and society.
  • Migrants’ main places of origin have traditionally been the densely populated and less urbanized states.
  • The majority of internal migrants in India are short-distance, intra- and inter-district migrants
  • Most prevalent stream of migration is rural to rural.
  • Migration is the demographic process that links rural to urban areas, generating or spurring the growth of cities. Rapid urbanization is also linked to problems of unemployment and the social adaptation of migrants in their new urban setting.
  • Migrants take up significant space in India’s large urban centers, with the Census of 2011 indicating that almost 46 percent of India’s urban population is migrants.

Determinants of rural to urban migration

  • Migration is a global phenomenon caused not only by economic factors but many other factors like social, political, cultural, environmental, health, education.
  • Employment: Basic reasons for intrastate, interstate and external migration can be attributed to the search for better employment in industries, trade, transport, and services.
  • Education: Due to the lack of educational facilities at their place of residence, people migrate to urban areas in case of internal migration and other countries in the case of international migration for better academic opportunities.
  • Marriage: Marriage is one important social factor for internal migration and in case of intra-state migrants majority of the migration is from one rural area to another, due to marriage in the case of females.
  • Environmental and Disaster-Induced Factors: There are migrants who are forced to move from rural to urban areas or from one country to another as a result of an environmental disaster in the form of drought, floods, heat waves etc. that might have destroyed their homes and farms.

Module: Foreign Trade

Q1. Write down the main features of the foreign trade policy (2015-20) of India.

Features of foreign trade policy (2015-20)

  • FTP 2015-20 introduces two new schemes, namely ‘Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS)’ for export of specified goods to specified markets and ‘Services Exports from India Scheme (SEIS)’ for increasing exports of notified services.
  • Duty credit scrips issued under MEIS and SEIS and the goods imported against these scrips are fully transferable.
  • Measures have been adopted to nudge procurement of capital goods from indigenous manufacturers under the EPCG scheme by reducing specific export obligation to 75per cent of the normal export obligation.
  • Measures have been taken to give a boost to exports of defense and hi-tech items.

Module: Agriculture and Rural Development Strategies

Q1. What is the Aspirational Districts Programme of the Government of India? Discuss how it is a manifestation of the inclusive development agenda.

  • It was launched in 2018 which aims to transform districts that have shown relatively lesser progress in key social areas. Aspirational Districts are those districts in India that are affected by poor socio-economic indicators.

Broad Contours of the Programme:

  • Convergence (of Central & State Schemes)
  • Collaboration (of Central, State level ‘Prabhari’ Officers & District Collectors),
  • Competition among districts through monthly delta ranking.
  • The delta ranking of the Aspirational Districts combines the innovative use of data with pragmatic administration, keeping the district at the locus of inclusive development.

ADP for inclusive development:

  • It focuses on the strength of each district, identifying low-hanging fruits for immediate improvement and measuring progress by ranking districts on a monthly basis.
  • Districts are prodded and encouraged to first catch up with the best district within their state, and subsequently aspire to become one of the best in the country, by competing with, and learning from others in the spirit of competitive & cooperative federalism.
  • The Government is committed to raising the living standards of its citizens and ensuring inclusive growth for all – “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas aur Sabka Vishwas”.
  • The ADP is essentially aimed at localizing Sustainable Development Goals, leading to the progress of the nation.

Click on the link Below to access full module sample answers for PYQS 

Solved PYQs

Strategy to crack the exam

Every aspirant made his/her own strategy to clear an exam, so here’s a suggested strategy by our experts.

  • Objectify the syllabus.
  • Divide the syllabus and conquer it, which means take the weak subject first and gradually go to the strengths.
  • Have quality discussions. 
  • Solve mock papers.

For more good strategies and a proper timetable for study, tap on the following link.

Time-table for Indian Economic Services.

Value-Addition to Answers

Most of the students are confused in writing the answers. Let’s remove your confusion, and see the most required value additions for your answers.

What are value additions though?

Value additions are graphs, examples, flow charts, or case studies that can be added to your answers to make it more conceptual and organized.

This also gives a view to the examiner that the candidate is fully prepared and knowledgeable about the subject matter.

Module Wise Analysis

There are subjects that come up on every exam and are in key phrases. Look for those subjects to get an idea of where to start your preparation. Also, the Indian Economy paper is more related to current affairs, so be attached to the current scenarios, by reading newspapers and magazines

For more information, you can also check out the links below.

Topper’s Experience

For many candidates toppers’ experience works as a zeal to them and they work accordingly.

Ecoholics has combined all the most important experiences of the toppers and presented them here.

Let’s move ahead.

  • Plan and Execute the paper
  • Do not skip newspaper reading for current affairs and editorials.
  • Do not skip two time revision, as revision is a must for any exam.
  • Develop answer writing skills

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Trishala’s interview (IES TOPPER)

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