IAS Mains class schedule



CHAPTER : 1 Essay

CHAPTER : 2 Essay

CHAPTER : 3 Essay

CHAPTER : 4 Essay

CHAPTER – 5  Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

CHAPTER- 6  Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

 CHAPTER- 7  History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redraw of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc. - their forms and effect on the society.

 CHAPTER – 8 :  Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

CHAPTER- 9 :  Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

 CHAPTER – 10 :  Effects of globalization on Indian society.

CHAPTER – 11 :  Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism

CHAPTER – 12 :  Salient features of world’s physical geography
CHAPTER – 13 :  Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India). CHAPTER – 14 :  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 icecaps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.  CHAPTER- 15 :  Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries.  CHAPTER - 16 :  Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act CHAPTER – 17:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.  CHAPTER – 18 :  Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders CHAPTER – 19:  Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. CHAPTER – 20 :  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector or Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.  CHAPTER – 21 :  Issues relating to poverty and hunger.

 CHAPTER – 22 :  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, egovernance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential;
citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.  CHAPTER – 23 :  Role of civil services in a democracy. CHAPTER - 24 :  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

CHAPTER- 25 :  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

CHAPTER - 26 :  Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.

 CHAPTER – 27 :  Land reforms in India CHAPTER – 28 :  Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. CHAPTER – 29 :  Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc. CHAPTER – 30 :  Science and Technology - developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.  CHAPTER– 31 :  Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nanotechnology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. CHAPTER : 32  Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.  CHAPTER : 33  Disaster and disaster management CHAPTER : 34  Linkages between development and spread of extremism CHAPTER – 35  Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security
CHAPTER – 36  Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.  CHAPTER – 37  Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism CHAPTER – 38  Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.  CHAPTER : 39  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.  CHAPTER : 40  Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behavior; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion CHAPTER : 41  Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker sections CHAPTER : 42  Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance CHAPTER : 43  Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world CHAPTER : 44  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance. 
CHAPTER : 45  Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption. 

About me

When my Grand Dad died 15 years ago, he left me a loft apartment in lower end New York. I moved to live in New York and began restoring the loft apartment.

In some old boxes, I found my Grand Dad's analog camera he had been using for ages. This was some kind of sign I recalled and the rest is history.

Enjoy the show.


If you are only going to one exhibition this year..

Then I urge you to visit the new Janelle Awkward exhibition in lower east side New York. Photographs with layers upon layers of visual information. Total brain meltdown once you start analyzing Janelle Awkward's images. The exhibition here in New York was absolutely stunning and I can 100% recommend it.

- Jack Hornet, New York Rhymes

Absolutely stunning...

Janelle Awkward is on of the best photographers in our lifetime. She is able to capture our complex lives with simple motives. The new show at New York Center of Photography contains some of Janelle Awkward's best photos from her early period and up until 2010.

- Jack Hornet, New York Rhymes

My photo awards


Awkward but social