UPSC 2013 General studies material

UPSC 2013 study material

Following is the minimum list of topics that one should cover before appearing for UPSC 2013 exam.

 

General Studies I GENERAL STUDIES II GENERAL STUDIES III GENERAL STUDIES IV
Indian Heritage and Culture Governance Technology $1.00
History Constitution and Policy Economy $2.00
Geography Social Justice Environment $3.00
Society International Relations Disasters and Internal Security $4.00
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Ancient & Medieval Indian History

Ancient India

· Pre-Historic Period
· Indus valley civilization
· Vedic Age
· Sangam Age
· Mahajanapadas
· Religious Movements
· Mauryan Empire
· Guptas
· Post-Guptas

Medieval India

· Art & Architecture
· Delhi Sultanat
· Religious Movements
· Mughals
· Vijayanagars Empire
· Bahamani Kingdoms
· The Adventure of Europeans
· Maratha Age

Modern India

· The Revolt of 1857 (Click here to know more )
· Administrative Changes after 1857
· Economic Impact of British Rule
· Socio-religious Reform Movements
· Indian National Congress
· Swadeshi Movement and National Movement from 1905- 1918
· National Movement from 1919- 1939
· National Movement from 1939- 1947
· Civil Rebellions and Tribal Uprising and Peasant Movements

Indian Geography Physical

· Physiography
· Drainage
· Climate
· Soils
· Natural Vegetation
· Wild Life
· Irrigation

Social & Economic Geography of India

· Agriculture
· Minerals
· Industry
· Energy
· Transport
· Population
· Settlement and Urbanization

World Geography Physical

· Lithosphere
· Atmosphere
· World Climatic Types
· Hydrosphere
· Biosphere
· Space

Social & Economic Geography of World

· Asia
· Africa
· South America
· Central America
· North America

· Australia
· Europe
· Antarctica
· Forest
· Minerals

Indian Polity

· Introduction
· State, Citizen, Government and Constitution
· Framing of the Present Constitution
· Nature of our Constitution
· Salient features of our Constitution
· The Preamble
· Union and State Government
· Citizenship
· Fundamental Rights
· Human Rights
· Directive Principle of State Policy
· Fundamental Duties
· The Union Parliament
· The Union Executive

· The Judiciary
· The State Executive
· State Legislature
· The Union Territories and Tribal Areas
· Special Provision Related to Jammu & Kashmir
· Panchayti Raj
· Centre State Relation
· Union Public Service Commission
· Elections and Election Commission

· Anti-defection Law
· The Emergency Provisions
· Constitutional Amendments

General Science

Physics

· Mechanics
· Heat and Thermodynamics
· Optics
· Acoustics
· Electricity
· Magnetism
· Atomic & Nuclear Physics

Chemistry

· Physical Chemistry
· Inorganic Chemistry
· Organic Chemistry

Biology

· Animal Kingdom
· Cell
· Animal Tissues
· Skeletal System
· Nervous System
· Endocrine System
· Respiratory System
· Circulatory System
· Integumentary System
· Reproductive System
· Excretory System
· Regulatory System
· Animal Nutrition
· Plant Tissues, Leaves
· Respiration in Plants

Science & Technology

  • Space Technology
  • Nuclear Technology
  • Bio Technology
  • Environment
  • Computer Technology
  • Defense
  • Energy
  • Health Issue
  • Nano Technology
  • Robotics

Economy

  • Industry
  • Agriculture
  • Planning
  • Indian Currency System
  • Indian Banking System
  • Capital & Share Market
  • Money Market
  • Public Finance
  • External Sector
  • Social Sector
  • Miscellaneous

Environment & Ecology

  • Organisms and the Environment
  • Population, Biotic Community and Succession
  • Natural Resources and their Conservation
  • Biodiversity
  • Pollution and Global Environmental Change
  • Environmental Movement
  • Environmental Conferences, Summits, Agreement etc.

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