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COURSES – GENERAL STUDIES MAINS PAPER – I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)

Course Summary

Duration:

150 hours

Faculty:
  • Ms. Shamna Hussain
  • Mr. Priyesh Singh
  • Mr. Asif Anwar
  • Course Fee: Rs. 25,000 (+14.5% Service Tax)
    Course Features:
  • Online classroom sessions (150 hours)
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    Phone: +91 9000018827
    Email: info@indiancivils.com
       
     
    Course Details

     

     
     
    Faculty

    The General Studies Mains Paper – I course is handled by the following faculty.

    TOPIC NAME FACULTY
    Indian History Ms. Shamna Hussain
    World History Ms. Shamna Hussain
    Geography Priyesh Singh
    Society Asif Anwar

    Syllabus


    General Studies Mains Paper – I

    (Marks: 250  Duration: 3 hours)
    1. Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
    2. Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.
    3. The Freedom Struggle - its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
    4. Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
    5. History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.
    6. Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
    7. Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
    8. Effects of globalization on Indian society.
    9. Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
    10. Salient features of world’s physical geography.
    11. Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India).
    12. 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 inflora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

    Online Classroom Sessions


    • The course comprises of online classroom sessions for a duration of 150 hours.
    • Click here to check the weekly timetable schedule for this course.

    Recommended Books / References


    The following are the suggested books / references that the students can consult while preparing for General Studies Mains Paper – I.

    Indian Heritage and Culture   Geography of the World and Society
    • Ancient India: RS Sharma (NCERT book Class XI)
    • Medieval India: Satish Chandra (NCERT book Class XI)
    • Modern India (Contemporary India): Satish Chandra Mittal (NCERT Class XII)
    • India's Struggle for Independence- Bipan Chandra
     
    • Geography of India - D.R.Khullar
    • Oxford India Atlas
    • Certificate Physical and Human Geography - Goh Cheng Leong
    • NCERT Class VI to XII
    • Human Geography - Majid Hussain
     
    History of the World  
     
     

    Preparation Tips


    The following are simple preparation tips to score well in the General Studies Mains Paper – I .

    • Note down important personalities, terms, places, movements, events and their timeline and chronology.
    • Be well-versed with the geography of World. You can expect questions related to India Map as well as World Map.
    • Do not waste time memorising facts as you need to just recognise the right choice from the list of options.
    • Study with comprehension and understanding; avoid rote learning
    • Make easy reference notes to brush through the points just before the examination.
    • Highlight and memorise key words and make simple sentences.
    • Information, facts may be printed out in large fonts and stuck on a soft board or anywhere suitable which is in constant view.

    Joining the course


    Regular Student

    • Students can register as a regular user for any of the courses offered by Indiancivils by making the full payment for the course online.
    • As a regular user, students can
      • Participate in virtual classroom sessions and directly interact with the faculty and students during the online coaching classes.
      • Gain access to the question bank of ALL SUBJECTS of CSAT (Prelims) until the final examination.
      • Gain access to the pre-recorded videos of the course until the final examination.
      • Participate in the Practice / Mock tests conducted during the course.
    • Registered students would receive intimation about the scheduled virtual classroom sessions on their registered mobile and email ids. Further, an automated reminder would be sent to the registered mobile number 10 minutes before the online session.

    Trial User:
    • Students can register for a trial period of one week for the course (except comprehensive coaching) by paying a nominal fee of Rs. 500.
    • As a trial user, students can
      • Participate in 3 to 5 virtual classroom session for any subject of their choice and directly interact with the faculty and students participating in the session.
      • Gain access to the question bank of ALL SUBJECTS of CSAT (Prelims) for a period of one week, post which the trial period will expire.
      • Trial users can participate in the Practice / Mock tests conducted during this period.
    • Registered students would receive intimation about the scheduled virtual classroom sessions on their registered mobile and email ids. Further, an automated reminder would be sent to the registered mobile number 10 minutes before the online session.

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