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[ML16] Mains Revision & Answer Writing: Narasimha Rao: His Foreign Policy (GS1)? LPG = Growth Imp than redistribution (GS3)? Lesson from life of Reformer (GS4)?

Prologue ML16/RaoGS1: Narasimha Rao’s Diplomacy & Answer writing Basics ML16/RaoGS3: Rao’s economic reforms, liberalization & industrial policy ML16/RaoGS4: LPG Legacy: growth > redistribution? & 3 Model Answers Prologue I’m starting the new lecture series for Mains-2016 revision and answer writing. Only selected topics will be [...]

[Studyplan] MPPSC Mains GS1 and GS2: Priority Revision topics

Disclaimer MPPSC GS1 (Mains) Some peculiarities / Strangeness about GS1 History Culture Geography Environment Biodiversity (EnB) Disaster Management Agriculture Census related Polity International Affairs & Institutions Sci-Tech Economy Yearbook Topics Social issues/Democracy development Sports, Misc.GK, PIN (person in news) GS Paper2: Part 1 [...]

Personnel Ministry releases Marksheets of 2012 Civil Service Toppers with scores in individual papers-Essay, GS1, GS2, Opt1, Opt2 and Interview

(Article not important as such) but posting for the archive record, because government site arbitrarily remove files from their servers. Earlier UPSC had released the list of marks for 2012’s Toppers. Click me. But that list did not contain marks in individual papers (i.e. essay, GS1, [...]

Chola Architecture

[GS1] Culture: Answerkey & Analysis of Mains-2013 Questions Sangam, Chola, Tandav & Studyplan, Booklist for UPSC Mains-2014

Prologue Q1. Sangam Literature Part#1: doesn’t help in Political history because: Part#2: Social conditions in Sangam Age Part#3: Economic conditions in Sangam Age Q2. Chola Temples Q3. Tandav Dance Analysis/Rambling/Commentary/Observations: Marks per question Difficulty level & BackbreakingTM Causal revision = #Epicfail Focus on [...]

Foreigners who played role in India's Freedom struggle

[GS1] Freedom Struggle Indian History: Answerkey & Analysis of Mains-2013 Questions Dalhousie, Women, Foreigners & Studyplan, Booklist for UPSC Mains-2014

Prologue Q. Dalhousie the founder of Modern India Q. Maulana Azad Q. Foreigners in Freedom struggle Q. Women in Freedom Struggle Difficulty level and BackbreakingTM Evenly Spread Questions The Nature of History questions Studyplan/Approach/Strategy for Mains-2014 (GS History) Prologue In the last article we saw [...]

Geography Mains Answer Shale Gas extraction

[Mains Answerkey] GS1-Geography-2013 (part 3/3): Shale Gas policy, Atomic raw material, Sugar mills, textile decentralization, sample answers with explaination for Resource distribution & location of industries

GSM-1 Geography Answerkey Part 3 of 3 [Energy 1] Shale Gas: Why not priority? (10m) [Energy 2] Atomic Energy (10m) [Location factors 1] Sugar mills southwards (5m) [Location factor 2] Textile Mills Decentralization (5m) Answer #1: Decentralized in terms of Geography Answer #2: [...]

Chart Geography topicwise analysis Mains 2013 General Studies paper 1 UPSC

[Mains Answerkey] GS1-Geography-2013 (part 1/3): Analysis, booklist for Mains 2014, Contiental drift, Hot Deserts, Western Ghat Deltas sample answers with explaination

Prologue List of Questions asked Continuity of trend from 2011 & 2012 Was it Geography (Optional) friendly? How difficult was the Geography section in Mains 2013? Questions “came” from where? Which Geography Book to use for Mains 2014 Utility of Hindu in GS [...]

Geography Mains Answer Landslides

[Mains Answerkey] GS1-Geography-2013 (part 2/3): Cyclone naming, Landslides in Western Ghats, Urban Heat Islands, Temperature inversion, sample answers with explaination

GS Mains Geography Answerkey Part 2 of 3 [Disaster1]: Cyclone naming: how? [Disaster2] Landslides less in Western Ghat (5m) [Climate1] Urban Heat Island (5m) [Climate2] Temperature inversion GS Mains Geography Answerkey Part 2 of 3 We are solving the geography questions from UPSC Civil Service [...]

Why Karnataka gets more rain than MH & Kerala

[GS1] Monsoon: Why Karnataka gets more rain than Maharashtra & Kerala? Tibetan Plateau meteorological importance

Karnataka More rain than MH/Kerala? Tibetan plateau: Meteorological importance of Natural aerosol and their effect on Monsoon Why Karnataka gets more Rainfall? Topic in news Oct. 2014, Hindu; Relevance: GS1-Geography Mains-GS1 Q. Examine the reasons why Western ghats in Karnataka receive more rainfall than Maharashtra and [...]

Topper mains answer-writing

[Revision] GS1 Economy: Urbanization, Globalization; Population, Poverty, Development issues

Prologue [Block-1] Urbanization, Globalization Urbanization problems and remedies Globalization: impact on Indian Society Culture-Lifestyle: Good Culture-Lifestyle: Bad Eco-Env: GOOD Eco-Env: BAD [Block-2] Population, Poverty, Development issues Human Development report (UNDP) Financial inclusion for poverty removal Population policy 2000 Demographic dividend National youth policy [...]


[Download] UPSC Mains-2014: GS1- Culture, History, Geography and Social issues

Analysis Instructions Culture (40m) Indian History (30m) World History (30m) Social issues (50m) Geography (100m) Industrial Location (30m) Physical Geography (20m) Climatology (30m) Resource distribution (20m) Mains-2014 GS1 Question Paper: Linear format Bogus Marketing Propaganda Analysis of Mains-2014 GS1 Paper Word limit reduced but [...]

Geography Major Lanforms- Mountains

[Geography Lecture3] Major Landforms Types, Geophysical Phenomenons (Earthquakes, Volcano, Tsunami) for Mains-GS1

Prologue G3/P1: Landform Types- Mountains G3/P2: Landform Types- Plateaus G3/P3: Landform Types: Plains and Rivers of the world G4/P1: Geophysical Phenomenon- Volcanism for GS Mains Paper1 G4/P2: Geophysical Phenomenon- Earthquakes & Tsunamis for GS-Mains Paper1 Prologue These geography lectures are conducted by Ms. Rajtanil [...]