20-20 and 50-50 Series 2020


20-20 and 50-50 Series

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20-20 and 50-50 Series 2020


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This course includes:

  • High Yielding topics for Prelims.
  • You can expect 20 to 40+ questions from these topics, directly and indirectly.
  • UPSC invariably asks these topics in Prelims for past 40+ years.
  • Total number of topics: Approx. 70-80 (1-3 pages notes)
  • 20-20: Approx 20-25 topics. These are some small topics- Time to revise = approx. 20 minutes.
  • 50-50: Approx 50 topics. These are relatively larger topics- Time to revise = approx. 40-50-60 minutes.
  • This course, along with 5 Basic books, and “The Hindu and Indian Express” Course would be a decisive step for your Prelims.
  1. Biomes and Climate: World
  2. Natural Vegetation of India; not climate.
  3. Biosphere Reserves (18); National Parks; Tiger Reserves; Wildlife Sanctuaries;
  4. Ramsar Sites
  5. Southeast Asia; West Asia
  6. Lines: (3 + 2 + 2): Countries; Cities; Seas/ Oceans.
  7. Soils of India: ICAR-8; not World.
  8. Maps of India
  9. National Waterways
  10. Previous Year Questions: Very Important


  1. IUCN: Status; Geographical distribution; State Bird/Animal.
  2. Treaty/Protocol: Origin; India is a member?; Objective. (8-10)
  3. Indian Environment Laws: Like Air Act, Water Act, etc. (6-70
  4. Funds: Who; India is a member?; for whom/objective. For Example Green Climate Fund
  5. Type of Pollutants: 2 NAQI
  6. Environmental Bodies: HQ; Aim; India is a member.
  7. Three Compilations to replace Shankar IAS.

International Relations

  1. International Grouping: Member (India); Headquarter (if any)
  2. Indices and Reports: Who; Components. (not Rank)
  3. International Banks: Members (India); Share of members (a>b>…); Headquarter; Objective. [Learn only 4 multilateral financial institutions– NDB, AIIB, World Bank, IMF.
  4. International agreements: like P5+1, BTIA, Nuclear deals, banking deals, child, labor, corruption, terrorism, etc.
  5. Transport Corridor: Declaration; Member countries; Multi-Model.
  6. West Asia: Important terms in news. For example Two-State Solution
  7. International Organisations: Headquarters; India is a Member; objective/ Moto. For Example UNSC.


6 To 10 pages notes; maximum current affairs. [coincides with Geography]

  • Monetary Policy: Components and Definition
  • Budget: Components and Definition
  • BOP: Components and Definition
  • National Income: GDP; Inflation.
  • Economics Survey: 15- 20 terms every year.
  • Indices: Who releases what? E.g CSO- WPI, CPI, etc.


  1. Ministry/department: Structure ; Policy/scheme.
  2. Policy/scheme: Which ministry; Target Group/ Year.
  3. Polity: 5th and 6th Schedule; Union Territory; 73rd And 74th Constitutional Amendment.

Science and Technology

  1. BARC (Nuclear)
  2. DRDO (Defence)
  3. ISRO – PSLV; GSLV; Orbits.
  4. Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Computers, and IT.
  5. IPR issues

Internal Security

  1. Indian Missile Program
  2. Aircraft Carriers
  3. Naval Ships
  4. Submarines
  5. Current Affairs: UAVs, Weapons, Aircraft.
  6. Military Exercises: Army, Navy, and Air.
  7. Military Negotiations: Members (learn exceptions); India is a member?; Aim and Specific Terms.
  8. Nuclear and Space: Integrate it with Science and Technology.


  1. Ancient and Medieval: Important terms one-liner.
  2. Ancient and Medieval: Map, Capital, Port, and Rivers separating territory.
  3. Freedom Struggle: Event; Personality; Chronology.
  4. British Policy: White racism; Social and Cultural Policy; Economic Policy; Land Tenure; Relation with Indian States; Foreign Policy; Policy for Local Bodies; Police Reforms; Army Reforms; Judicial Reforms; Civil Service Reforms; Education Policy; Policy for Press;
  5. British Policy: Constitutional Development
  6. Indian Response: Trade Union; Peasant Revolt; Tribal and Civil Uprising.
  7. Social Reform Movement: Name of Person; Organisation; Published Book/ Ideology.
  8. Viceroy
  9. Congress Sessions: Year; Location; President; Moto.

Art and Culture

Will cover in 30-35 pages

Sculpture. Architecture (Stupa, Temple, Cave, Mughal, British). Painting: Mural, Miniature, British. Dances: Classical -8; Folk Dances. Theatre. Pottery. Coin and Currency. Symbols (Calendar Rock edicts). Literature: Name, Time. Puppet- 4. Music: Hindustani, Carnatic, Folk. Religion: Buddhism + Jainism + Hinduism + Sufism + Bhaktism. Society. Administration. Travelers.

  1. Tribes, with especial emphasis on PVTGs
  2. Committees
  3. Intangible Heritage
  4. World Heritage Site
  5. Jhum; water-storing; viticulture etc.
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