UPSC Mains Syllabus Paper wise

UPSC Mains Syllabus Paper wise

This forum is for UPSC Mains Syllabus Paper wise.

Click here to access the repository of all Mind maps

(arranged paper and topic wise)



About the Initiative


UPSC Mains syllabus, though more detailed than the ones in 2011 and 2012, still contains a lot of gray areas.

For e.g. under the topic “Conservation” under Environment (GS Paper-3) can contain an ocean of information. Yet for UPSC, you only need to study the conservation of Biodiversity; Energy and water resources; natural resources etc.

Even under this a lot of ambiguity and “under the sky” questions can be expected. So, in our mindmaps, these broad topics have been further broken down into sub-topics, and examples to help you understand what exactly to read, and what to avoid.

Under the conservation of biodiversity, you need to read – National Biodiversity Act, Conservation efforts for various species (elephant, tiger etc.), legal measures and policies to conserve international and national biodiversity, methods of conservation of bio-diversity etc.

All this has been represented graphically. We hope that aspirants get a lot of clarity on the syllabus and the exact demand of UPSC. All the best! 🙂

  • ASTRO BOY

    iasbaba , mindmaps column is great, glamourous, centre of attention of our beautiful garden of multiple initiatives indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!!! no one else can easily interpret much complex topics in very very simple manner.tons of owe credit to the creator of this mindmaps! long live iasbaba!!!!!!!!!!!!! i believe the greatest strength we have belief in our self !!!!!!! our journey!!!!!!!!! our victory that bound to happen soon!.

    • Thank You ASTRO. The Mind Maps are done by IASbaba Team for the sake of better understanding of Mains syllabus especially for a beginner. We will come up with more qualitative Maps very soon. Spread the word and let others join this community 🙂

  • Susant Ias Aspirant

    DEAR SIR

    UR PLAN AND DESIGN IS AWESOME AND APPRECIATED.

    2 YEARS AGO I HAVE TRIED TO MAKE MIND MAP FOR PATTERN NOTES
    FOR REMEMBERING DIFFICULT NOTES BY SIMPLYFYING INTO MIND MAPS.BUT I HAVE NO
    SOFTWARE TO MAKE IT.I HAVE DOWNLOADE A MIND MAP SOFTWARE WHICH LASTED ONLY ONE
    MONTH .AFTER ONE MONTH IT DID NOT WORK.IF U KINDLY GIVE ME THE LINK FOR
    DOWNLOADING THE LINK(FREE OF COST) IT WILL BE UR GREATNESS.

    UR HELP WILL SHOW ME A PATH TO PROCEED.

    JAI HIND

    THANKS

    • Even we used free one 😀

  • Ajinkya

    Even after clicking on the embedded link..same page is getting loaded!! Are mind maps yet to be uploaded?

  • Lord Chirkut

    Good work BABA Ji..
    “Quality” of your daily news analysis and daily pre ques. Is really appreciable. I was following some sites but quality of there work degraded with the time. Hope you will maintain it babaji.
    Thanks for the mind maps.
    Baba ji ki jai ho.

    • Chirkut 😛 Nice name

      Thank You so much for the appreciation Chirkut 😀 I love calling this…remind me about school days…was a common word for many of us…

  • AnmOl bAtRA

    ias baba ji.. m going to start cse preparation nd ur site is vryy much helpful fr EACH stage of this exam. But can u plz guide me from where the DETAILED SYLLABUS for cse2016 is available… it will be very much helpful 🙂

  • Ur’s pattern of prelims same as upsc babaji but
    alot one test max questions environment atleast 100 one paper befause almost 25 above questions in prelims came from environment

  • saranya

    i am preparing for 2016 exams but have completed polity and other subjects to some extent .but still i have no confidence to attempt in this year 2015.i ought to crack this exam by this year and statred preparing fron december 2014.but as i dont have strong base in csat i paused my prepartion because of csat…after notification has announced csat as a qualifying paper i was too shocked and felt happy happy too….but now i need to restart my preparation for 2016 at a full swing….pls give some tips to follow…sometimes feeling so hectic and loosing confidence as i am self learning and withou a learnig partner….i have opted for political science as my optional…is any one there of of such sort opted political science as optional????????/

    • vkp

      saranya, i also want to opt for PSIR….can you guide me a little bit?

      • saranya

        yeah sure….vkp.how far is your preparation about gs and optional?are u gonna attempt this year ???/

        • vkp

          in 2016…….from last 3 years i was sure that i have to take PSIR……but after seeing question paper, i am afraid a little as i am from engineering background and have no knowledge ABOUT POLITICAL SCIENCE but from inside i feel for PSIR……I have no problem from IR….. so can you tell about all study material for political science……. thanks in advance saranya..

          • saranya

            u r welcome vkp ….dont panic of such stuffs vkp….i am from commerce background and donot have any subject knowledge of any of the subjects for civil service subjects .evry one has to overcome this mentality ..hard work added with dedication matters here….i am too new to all this and PSIR. but i started to read some basic books to understand the base of the subject.you too start doing it vkp..first have u completed the polity laxmikanth???and then download or get the IGNOU MATERIAL of political science.first try to understand the historical background,economic relations and contemporary issues going on at present….hindu editorial plays a major role here.try to understand the relations of india and the relations that it has with other countries…try to acheive a analytical view on everything.but this comes only by practice and reading and knowing every issue.have a wide reading on every thing..view the question paper and the syllabus daily in order to keep u on track and to maintain urself in upsc exam frequency…

            if u dont mind me asking—–are u attempting this year??and and how many times have u attempted..???

          • vkp

            a big thanks to you saranya……… it is always nice to have people like you around. your energetic words have already encouraged me……..
            now your queries—- 1.no 2.zero
            i have not done laxmi yet(have you done?)…… i have ignou material… you have experience, so tell me, is ignou material enough. ignou material is vast(how much time it will take?)…. and for IR, i feel comfortable as i was reading newspaper from a long time but i know i have to work a lot on this….. and if you have more useful online stuff then you can mail me on [email protected](if you dont mind)………

          • saranya

            could u mail IGNOU material to my id plsss….

          • sandhya

            Hi saranya i have also chosen PSIR as optional.let me know your id.I can reach out to you

          • saranya

            hi sandhya..its nice to have company of getting linked with PSIR optionals…[email protected] and how about ur preparation going..are u attempting for 2016 or 2015 exams?

      • saranya

        are u sure of opting PSIR or any other optionalssssssss?//

  • Rajneesh Raj

    IAS Baba — r u guys going to organise any online prelims test series for cse 2016 …

  • agrim

    anyone with the anthropology optional ,please help me a bit

  • Abhishek

    Database error in accesing Mind Maps.Kindly rectify

  • Anurag Pundir

    Dear Sir,

    I have sent you a mail few days back.. I am starting my preparation again and tried accessing the mind maps but the link is not opening, Please check.

    Thank you

    – Anurag

    • iamarunnirmal

      yes link not working

  • iamarunnirmal

    mind maps not opening ?

    • AMIT GUPTA

      I have joined VISION IAS GS mains test series 2015 and i want to share with some 2-3 peoples.

      1. total tests are 24 and till now given 16 tests(with model answers) rest 8 take place from september to november. which i will give you as they take place
      2.current affair from august2014 to november 2015
      3. material of all GS four papers..

      I bought it for Rs21000 but i will share at a minimal cost of Rs1000

      if anyone interested my mail id is [email protected]

      • Shantanu sinha

        sent a mail kindly revert

    • is it opening now..use google chrome

  • kewal

    mind maps not opening ?

  • guest

    baba mind maps open nhi hote and if opes image is distorted ,plz check

  • markande katju

    baba it will be helpfull if you convert all mindmaps into pdfs and uplaod that pdf file

    thanks

  • Ashish Singh

    nice initiative sir, helpful.. please provide more on essays

  • Priyanka Gupta

    What is more in these mind maps?

    • Priyanka Gupta

      ?????

      • Do you practice answer writing for mains ?

  • Sameer Khan

    Pranam baba ji , can you please add a separate section for mindmaps ?? just a suggestion , thank you

  • RIYAZ

    Hello Babaji, you have not mentioned about American revolution & French Revolution in the mind maps!! plz review it…

  • Bhaskar
  • Cleared Mains 2015!

    Thank you IAS Baba!
    Recently I found mindmaps for current affairs at http://drjpiasacademy.com/current-affairs/

  • ABHISHEK KUMAR JHA

    thank you

  • UMA R

    Hello,
    could you pls share which books are good for public administration?

    • shibish

      author should be Mr. Lexmikant

  • Thank you for your efforts and selfless service
    : ) 🙂

  • Abhishek

    Thank you babaji for your service

  • Sruthi

    hii Everyone…my DOB is july 20th,1996…Please confirm whether I could apply for IAS. Examination in 2017

    • You should complete 21 years by August 1st. Calculate.. 🙂

    • Rahul Mishra

      Hmmm.u can fill the form ur age is over 21

      • Sruthi

        Will August 1st criteria for upsc 2017 change with changed schedule????

    • Rahul Mishra

      No, never

  • rashmi

    where is it

  • Kris.

    Hello friends, I’m making a sociology optional WhatsApp group. Interested and serious students can join. We can discuss,material sharing,related articles and other things about the optional. Thank you, serious people can message your name and city at 8826530921.

    • Aatif Iqbal

      Aatif Iqbal -9999152103 (Katihar, Bihar)

  • Shaktimaan

    Anyone interested in Geography resource coordination..ping me..

    • arun

      yes brother….

  • rohini hegade

    MINDMAP it seems to b the awesomest thing on earth

  • a B

    thank you Babaji
    will always be grateful and obliged towards your cause and people

  • Lubhavni Sharma

    Hello Everyone, Anyone preparing for psychology as an optional for Mains, Please Help If Any?

    • aditya

      this will help u….

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