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Weekly Plan

  • IASbaba
  • June 18, 2015
  • 4
Prelims 2015, UPSC
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First Week Plan                                                    Prepare Prelims with IASbaba in 60 Days

 

18th June 2015           

SUBJECT &TOPIC 

Polity History of Constitution – Historical Background, Making of the Constitution, Philosophy of the Constitution; Union and its Territory; Citizenship

FOCUS ON:

  • Historical Background/Making – Give more importance to Acts – post 1857, when British Crown assumed sovereignty over India from the East India Company.
  • Role of Cripps Mission in the making of the Constitution
  • Composition and role of the Constituent Assembly and its criticism
  • Salient Features, Schedules and Sources from where it has been borrowed
  • Philosophy – The Preamble -its importance and utility; Understand the objective of the Preamble along with the key words like Sovereignty, Socialist, Secular, Justice etc.
  • Union & its Territory – Article 1, Article 2, Article 3 and Article 4 – how article 2 is different from Article 3?
  • Understand the expression ‘Union of India’, how its different from the ‘Territory of the India’
  • Parliament’s power to reorganize State.
  • Citizenship- Constitutional Rights and Privileges of Citizens of India
  • Acquisition and termination of citizenship
  • Difference between a PIO, NRI, OCI
  • Any recent policies and schemes related to PIO,NRI or OCI

SOURCES TO REFER:

  • Indian Polity – M Laxmikanth
  • Introduction to Indian Constitution – D.D.Basu

 

19thJune 2015

SUBJECT &TOPIC :

Polity – Fundamental Rights (FR) [ Part III ]and Fundamental Duties[ Part IV-A ]; Directive Principles of State Policy (DPSP) [ Part IV ]

FOCUS ON:

  • FR’s- significance implications and applications are important, than just remembering all the articles. Have a broader understanding of classification of Fundamental Rights and to which section of people are they targeted.
  • Fundamental Duties- General awareness on list of FD’s
  • Enforcement of FD’s – is it justiciable or non-justiciable
  • Significance and Criticism of FD’s
  • Classification of DPSP- Socialistic, Gandhian, Liberal-Intellectual principles
  • Its significance
  • Comparison between DPSP and Fundamental Rights,

SOURCES TO REFER:

  • Indian Polity – M Laxmikanth
  • Introduction to Indian Constitution – D.D.Basu

 

 

20th June 2015

SUBJECT &TOPIC :

Indian Geography -The Himalayas- The Greater Himalayas(Himadri), Lesser Himalayas(Himachal), Sub-Himalayas (Siwaliks);Peninsular Plateau and Peninsular Mountains; The North Plains and the Coastal plains; Indian Desert; Islands

FOCUS ON :

  • Characteristics – Example: Himalayas are young, weak, flexible
  • How were they formed? Example: The peninsula block was formed by various vertical movements and block faulting
  • Climate and Rainfall in these regions
  • Vegetation or Type of Forests found
  • Soil along the slopes
  • Biodiversity in the region

SOURCES TO REFER:

  • NCERT – Geography – Class 9 ‘Contemporary India –I’
  • NCERT – Geography – Class 11 ‘India : Physical Environment’

 

 

21st June 2015

SUBJECT &TOPIC :

Indian Geography – River system in India- Indian River System; Himalayas River system – Indus, Ganga, Brahamaputra; Peninsular River Systems

FOCUS ON :

  • How were they formed? Example: The peninsula block was formed by various vertical movements and block faulting
  • Climate and Rainfall in these regions
  • Vegetation or Type of Forests found
  • Soil along the slopes
  • Biodiversity in the region

SOURCES TO REFER:

  • NCERT – Geography – Class 9 ‘Contemporary India –I’
  • NCERT – Geography – Class 10 ‘Contemporary India –II’
  • NCERT – Geography – Class 11 ‘India : Physical Environment’

 

22ndJune 2015

SUBJECT &TOPIC :

General Science and Technology

FOCUS ON :

The questions from this section are based on your general understanding and awareness. It will be more of application oriented and latest developments on the lines of UPSC  Standards.

SOURCES TO REFER:

  • NCERT– Class 6th to 10th
  • Newspaper- The Hindu, Times of India, Down to Earth and Science Daily

 

23rdJune 2015

SUBJECT &TOPIC :

Environment /Ecology – Ecological concepts and issues- Ecosystem, Biomes, Food Cycle etc.

FOCUS ON :

The questions from this section are based on your general understanding and awareness. It will be more of application oriented and latest developments on the lines of UPSC Standards.

SOURCES TO REFER:

  • ICSE books- class 9th and 10th
  • NCERT Class 11th– Environmental Geography and NCERT Biology-class 12th
  • NIOS- Environment Notes
  • Newspapers: Times of India, The Hindu and Down to Earth

 

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