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UPSC MENTORSHIP PROGRAM FOR 2024
(Prelims cum Mains)

UPSC MENTORSHIP PROGRAM FOR 2024 (Prelims cum Mains)

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Day Sr. No. Topic for MCQ Topics for mains answer writing

Day 1

Historical background, Salient features of constitution

Historical Underpinnings and Evolution of Indian constitution, Salient features of Indian constitution

Day 2

Amendment to constitution, Preamble

Amendments- List of Significant Amendments & Their Provisions, Procedure for Amending Constitution, Amendments in news in recent times, Significant Provisions (FR, DPSP, Judicial review etc.) of Indian constitution

Day 3

Making of constitution, Fundamental Rights

Issues Relating to Development & Management of Social Sector/Services

Day 4

Directive Principles of State Policy, Fundamental Duties

Issues Relating to Poverty & Hunger, Pressure Groups & Formal/informal Associations & Their Role in Polity

Day 5

Federal system, Parliamentary system, Basic structure, Union and its territory

Issues & Challenges Pertaining to the Federal Structure, Basic Structure of Indian constitution

Day 6

Revision Break

Day 7

Sectional Test will be evaluated (10 Questions)

Day 8

Centre state relations, Inter-state relations

Functions & Responsibilities of the Union and the States, “Centre-State Relations Inter-State Relations”

Day 9

Parliament, Subordinate courts, Tribunals, Gram nyayalaya act National and state legal service authority

Salient Features of Representation of People’s Act, Separation of Powers Between Various Organs Dispute Redressal Mechanisms and Institutions

Day 10

State legislature, President, Vice-President, Prime Minister

Government Policies & Interventions for Development, “Comparison of the Indian Constitutional Scheme With That of Other Countries , Parliament & State Legislatures”

Day 11

Governor, Chief minister, Supreme court, High court

Development Processes & the Development Industry, Structure, Organization & Functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary

Day 12

Governor, Chief minister, Supreme court, High court

Welfare Schemes for Vulnerable Sections

Day 13

Essay Test 01 (Will contain one essay- Will be evaluated)

Day 14

Sectional Test will be evaluated (10 Questions)

Day 15

NITI Aayog, National Development Council, National Human Right Commission, state Human Right Commission, Central Bureau Of Investigation, Central Vigilance Commission Lokpal and Lokayuktas, State Information Commission
Central Information Commission

Reports of Various Commissions, Appointment to Various Constitutional Posts

Day 16

Union territory, Special status of states & Provision, Panchayats, Municipality

Mechanisms, Laws, Institutions & Bodies Constituted for Protection & Betterment of These Vulnerable Sections

Day 17

Remaining miscellaneous topics of polity, Solar System, The Origin and Evolution of the Earth
Earth Interior of the Earth

Ministries and Departments of the Government, Role of Civil Services in a Democracy

Day 18

Distribution of Continents & Oceans, Minerals and Rocks

Statutory, Regulatory & Quasi-Judicial Bodies

Day 19

Landforms and their Evolution, Geomorphic Processes

Important Aspects of Governance, Transparency & Accountability

Day 20

UPSC SPECIAL

Day 21

Full length test 01

Day 22

Relief of the Ocean floor, Divisions of the ocean floor, Movements of ocean Water, Temp. + Salinity of Ocean Water

Origin & Evolution of Earth Interior of the Earth, Distribution of Continents & Oceans Plate Tectonic Theory

Day 23

Composition of atmosphere, Structure of atmosphere, Solar Radiation, Heat Balance & Temp, Atm. Circulation & Weather Systems

Distribution of Earthquakes & Volcanoes Rocks & Rock Cycle, Hydrological Cycle Seafloor Spreading

Day 24

Planetary Winds & their Patterns, Imp. climatic phenomena and its effects, Wind Circulation, Water in the Atmosphere

Geomorphic Processes – Endogenic & Exogenic forces, Landforms & their Evolution

Day 25

World Climate and climate change, India — Location, Structure and Physiography

Ocean Floor Configuration, Temperature & Salinity of Oceans, Movement of Oceans – Waves, Tides, Currents

Day 26

Drainage System, Climate (Indian)

Earth’s Atmosphere – Composition & Structure, Solar Radiation, Heat Budget & Temperature, Atmospheric Circulation & Weather Systems

Day 27

Revision Break

Day 28

Sectional Test will be evaluated (10 Questions)

Day 29

Natural Vegetation, Soils, Agriculture

World Climate

Day 30

Mineral resources, Energy resources Distribution of Industries, Transportation, Earthquakes, Volcano, Landforms in India and across the world”

Factors Responsible for the Location of Industries

Day 31

Miscellaneous topics of geography + Polity revision test

Distribution of Key Natural Resources Across the World

Day 32

Polity revision

Important Geophysical Phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. Soil Geography

Day 34

Geography Revision

Important Geophysical Phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. Soil Geography

Day 34

Essay Test 02 (Will contain one essay- Will be evaluated)

Day 35

Sectional Test will be evaluated (10 Questions)

Day 36

Stone Age, Indus Valley Civilization- Bronze Age Early Vedic Age (1500- 900 BCE),
Later Vedic Age (900 – 600 BCE)
Mahajanapadas / Age of Buddha

Linkages Between Development & Spread of Extremism, Role of External State & Non-State Actors in Creating Challenges to Internal Security

Day 37

Jainism and Buddhism, “Mauryan Empire, Post Mauryan Age, Megaliths and Sangam Age

Challenges to Internal Security Through Communication Networks, Basics of Cyber Security

Day 38

Gupta Age, Post Guptas, Pallavas & Chalukyas in South, Chola Empire (9th- 12th century )

Money-Laundering & its Prevention, Security Challenges & their Management in Border Areas

Day 39

Pallavas & Chalukyas in South, Chola Empire (9th- 12th century ) “Ghaznavid and Turkish Invasions Delhi Sultanate (1200-1400 CE)”

Linkages of Organized Crime with Terrorism,

Day 40

Vijayanagara and Bahmini Kingdom, Mughal Empire, Rise of Marathas

Various Security Forces & Agencies & Their Mandate

Day 41

Revision Break

Day 42

Full length test 02

Day 43

Religious and Cultural Developments in India Bhakti Sufi movements etc”, “Advent of the Europeans in India, India on the Eve of British Conquest, Expansion and Consolidation of British Power in India.

Disaster management

Day 44

People’s Resistance Against British Before 1857, The Revolt of 1857

Geography revision

Day 45

Socio Religious Movements, Modern Nationalism – Pre INC, INC and Moderate Phase

Internal Security and Disaster Management revision

Day 46

Extremist Phase (1905-1918)
Revolutionary Activism (1907- 1917), World events and Nationalist response, Emergence of Gandhi

Socio-economic Condition of People at the eve of European penetration in India, British Policies & Their Impact – Economic, Administrative & Socio-cultural

Day 47

Non-cooperation Movement, Phase in between NCM and CDM

European Penetration of India British Conquest of India, Socio-cultural Reform Movements

Day 48

CSAT Test 02

Day 49

Sectional Test will be evaluated (10 Questions)

Day 50

Civil Disobedience Movement, Debates on the Future Strategy after Civil Disobedience Movement”

Uprisings Against British Pre-1857, Revolt of 1857,
Growth of Nationalism in India (1858-1905)
 Political, Economic & Administrative Unification of the Country, Role of Western Education, Formation of INC Era of Moderates

Day 51

TOWARDS FREEDOM AND PARTITION
(1939–1947) , Constitutional, Administrative, and Judicial Developments

Growth of Nationalism in India (1858-1905)– Role of Press, Rediscovery of India’s Past, Early Political Movements

Day 52

Press and education, Peasants and working class movements

Growth of Militant Nationalism & Revolutionary Activities (1905-1918)- Swadeshi & Boycott Movement, Surat Split, International Influence, Morley – Minto Reforms and Growth of Communalism

Day 53

Indian Art & Architecture, Indian Paintings Dance Forms

Beginning of Mass Nationalism (1919-1939)
Mahatma Gandhi – His Ideas & Leadership, Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms, Rowlatt Act,

Satyagrah and Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, Non-cooperation & Khilafat Movement, Swarajists & No-Changers, Emergence of New Forces – Socialistic Ideas, Youth & Trade Unionism”

Day 54

“Indian Music Indian Puppetry”, Indian Literature, Fairs & Festivals
Beginning of Mass Nationalism (1919-1939)
Mahatma Gandhi – His Ideas & Leadership, Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms, Rowlatt Act,

Day 55

Essay Test 03 (Will contain one essay- Will be evaluated)

Day 56

Sectional Test will be evaluated (10 Questions)

Day 57

Indian Theatre and miscellaneous + Ancient Revision

Towards Freedom & Partition (1939-1947), National Movement During World War II, August Offer, Individual Satyagraha, Growth of Communalism, Peasant Movements, State People’s Struggle, Cripps Mission, Quit India Movement, Wavell Plan, INA & Subhash Chandra Bose, Cabinet Mission, Nationalist Upsurge Post-World War II, Independence with Partition”

Day 58

Medieval + art and culture revision test

Indian Art & Architecture, Indian Paintings, Indian Classical and folk Dance Forms

Day 59

Modern history revision test

Indian Classical Music, Puppetry, Pottery, Indian Literature and its contribution in various aspects, Fairs & Festivals

Day 60

Ecology, functions of an ecosystem, Terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem

Drama/Theatre, Martial Arts, Partition and Its Aftermath, Integration of Princely States, Reorganisation of States

Day 61

Environmental pollution, Renewable energy

Issue of Official Language, Tribal Consolidation, Regional Aspirations, Non-Aligned Movement, Panchsheel, Wars with Pakistan & China, Nuclear Policy

Day 62

Revision break

Day 63

Full length test 03

Day 64

Environmental issues, Biodiversity, Indian biodiversity, Wildlife Protection act, 1972

Planned Development, Green Revolution, Operation Flood & Cooperatives, Agrarian & Land Reforms, Industrial Reforms, LPG Reforms

Day 65

Protected area network, conservation efforts, Climate change mitigation strategies

Era of One-Party Dominance, Emergence of Opposition Parties,

Day 66

Ozone depletion, ocean acidification, Indian and climate change, Climate change organisations

What is Biodiversity? Types of Biodiversity, Importance of Biodiversity – Ecosystem Services, Bio Resources of Economic Importance, Social Benefits etc. Reasons for Loss of Biodiversity”

Day 67

Acts and Policies related to environment, Institutions and measures in direction of environment protection

Pollution- Impact of Pollution & Degradation, Causes/Sources of Pollution & Degradation, Prevention & Control of Pollution & Degradation

Day 68

“Environmental organisations international environmental conventions”, Agriculture

Conservation- Eco-Sensitive Areas, Ecological Hotspots, National Guidelines, Legislations & Other Programmes. International Agreements & Groupings

Day 69

Day 70

Sectional Test will be evaluated (10 Questions)

Day 71

Space Technology, Defence

Ozone Layer Depletion and Ozone Hole, Greenhouse Gas Effect & Global Warming, Eutrophication, Desertification, Acid Rain, Hazardous Waste, etc.

Day 72

Electronics and Green Tech, Information Technology (IT)+Robotics(A.I)

National Environment Agencies, Legislations and Policies, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Day 73

Nuclear + Particle Science( Nano Tech), Bio Technology + IPR

International Environment Agencies & Agreements, Issues Relating to Intellectual Property Rights

Day 74

Health, Energy, research and development

Developments in technology & their Applications & Effects in Everyday Life, Achievements of Indians in Science & Technology

Day 75

Environment revision

Indigenization of Technology & Developing New Technology, Awareness in Different Fields

Day 76

Revision Break

Day 77

Sectional Test will be evaluated (10 Questions)

Day 78

Environment revision

Small break ☺ Enjoy

Day 79

Environment revision

Small break ☺ Enjoy

Day 80

Science and tech revision

Small break ☺ Enjoy

Day 81

“Basics of Indian economy and national income Economic growth and development”, Planning

Issues relating to Growth & Development of Indian economy, Issues relating to Planning in Indian economy

Day 82

Inflation, Infrastructure and manufacturing

Land Reforms in India, Transport & Marketing of Agricultural Produce & Issues & Related Constraints

Day 83

Essay Test 04 (Will contain one essay- Will be evaluated)

Day 84

Full length test 04

Day 85

Agriculture

Major Crops Cropping Patterns in Various Parts of the Country, Different Types of Irrigation & Irrigation Systems Storage, “Infrastructure sector in India

Day 86

Industry, Services sector

Infrastructure sector in India, Changes In Industrial Policy & their Effects on Industrial Growth

Day 87

Banking in India

Issues Related to Direct & Indirect Farm Subsidies & Minimum Support Prices, E- Technology in the Aid of Farmers, Technology Missions

Day 88

Security market in India, Taxation and Public finance in India

Investment Models, “Issues of Buffer Stocks & Food Security Economics of Animal-Rearing”

Day 89

External sector in India

Issues relating to Mobilisation of Resources in Indian Economy- role of Banking, finance, budget and taxation etc in resource mobilisation in Indian Economy

Day 90

Revision Break

Day 91

Sectional Test will be evaluated (10 Questions)

Day 92

“Important international economic organisation Important Indian economic bodies, acts.”, Reposts, Index etc

Government Budgeting, Inclusive Growth & Issues Arising From It

Day 93

Poverty and Unemployment, Important key terminologies, committees, reports in news

Effects of Liberalization on the Economy, Issues related to Employment in Indian Economy

Day 94

Important key terminologies, committees, reports in news

Public Distribution System Objectives, Functioning, Limitations, Revamping, Food Processing & Related Industries in India

Day 95

International Relations

Dedicated Prelims Preparation starts from here

Day 96

International Relations

Dedicated Prelims Preparation starts from here

Day 97

Salient Features of Indian Society

Day 98

Population and Associated Issues, Role of Women and Women’s Organization

Day 99

Dedicated Mains Preparation

Poverty and Developmental Issues, Urbanization

Day 100

Dedicated Mains Preparation

Effects of Globalization on Indian Society, Social Empowerment

Day 101

Dedicated Mains Preparation

Communalism, Regionalism and secularism

Day 102

Dedicated Mains Preparation

Essay Test 05
(Will contain one essay- Will be evaluated)

Day 103

Dedicated Mains Preparation

Sectional Test will be evaluated (10 Questions)

Day 104

Dedicated Mains Preparation

India and its Neighbourhood – Relations,

Day 105

“Bilateral, Regional & Global Groupings & Agreements Involving India and/or Affecting India’s Interests”

Day 106

Bilateral Relations With Major powers

Day 107

Effect of Policies & Politics of Developed & Developing Countries on India’s Interests, Indian Diaspora

Day 108

Important International Institutions

Day 109

Essay Test 06 (Will contain one essay- Will be evaluated)

Day 110

Sectional Test will be evaluated (10 Questions)

Day 111

Ethics and Human Interface

Day 112

Attitude

Day 113

Aptitude and Foundational Values for Civil Service,

Day 114

Aptitude and Foundational Values for Civil Service,

Day 115

Emotional Intelligence

Day 116

Revision break

Day 117

Sectional Test will be evaluated (10 Questions)

Day 118

Contributions of Moral Thinkers and Philosophers from India and World.

Day 119

Public/Civil Service Values and Ethics in Public Administration

Day 120

Probity in Governance

Day 121

Industrial revolution, world wars, Redraw of National Boundaries

Day 122

Colonization, Decolonization, political philosophies like Communism, Capitalism, and Socialism etc. — their forms and effect on the society.

Day 123

Sectional Test will be evaluated (10 Questions)

Day 124

Essay

Day 125

GS 2 (Full length test 07)

Day 126

GS 3 (Full length test 08)

Day 127

GS 4 (Full length test 09)

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