Prelims in 100 Topics (20-20 and 50-50 Series): Course Highlights​

  • Extremely High Yielding topics for Prelims.

  • You can expect 20 to 40+ questions directly from these topics, and at least 50 questions indirectly. [Kindly remember that the cut-off itself is approx. 50%.]

  • Why such a high Hit rate in Prelims: Simple! These topics are made from UPSC Previous year papers. UPSC invariably asks these topics in Prelims for past 40+ years.

  • Total number of topics: Approx. 100 (1-3 pages notes)

  • 20-20 meaning: Approx 20-25 topics. These are some small topics- Time to revise = approx. 20 minutes.

  • 50-50 meaning: Approx 50 topics. These are relatively larger topics- Time to revise = approx. 40-50-60 minutes.

  • This course, along with 5 Basic books, and Synopsis IAS Current Affairs Programme would be a decisive step for your Prelims.

  • Click here for topic list.

Course Content

Course Fee: Rs. 2999

Video Lectures

PDF in Hindi and English Medium

Synoptic way of learning: Reduce bulky material and compilations

Only exam-oriented material: No garbage material

Easy to update with current affairs.

  • 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.

Our faculty for this course comprises subject matter experts; like: 

  • Krishna Sir
  • Riddhi Sharma
  • Dr. Mohammad Zia
  • Nivedita Dutta
  • Deepika Chadha
  • Jayendra Singh
  • and others.
  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.
  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 institution– 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: Headquarter; 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.
  1. BARC (Nuclear)
  2. DRDO (Defence)
  3. ISRO – PSLV; GSLV; Orbits.
  4. Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Computers and IT.
  5. IPR issues
  1. Indian Missile Program
  2. Aircraft Carriers
  3. Naval Ships
  4. Submarines
  5. Current Affairs: UAVs, Weapons, Aircrafts.
  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.

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. Travellers.

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

UPSC Special Courses: Our Approach- Previous year Papers are the Key!

  • As a civil services aspirant, you must know that at least 80-90% of questions are repeated directly or indirectly in UPSC Mains, and at least 60-70% topics are repeated in UPSC Prelims.
  • Many a times, UPSC repeats exactly the same question.
  • Many a times, UPSC rephrases and changes the language, and repeats the same question.
  • Most of the times, UPSC repeats the topics. Examiner explores untouched dimensions, or asks applied questions.
  • Considering these facts, these special courses are designed while considering two parameters: UPSC Syllabus Plus Previous Year Question Papers.
  • Our all classroom lectures, content, and test Series are based on UPSC pattern. 
  • The content is made from standard textbooks and reference books, and enriched using internet. This requires years of learning and understanding of the subjects. 
  • The content development team and faculty members are not the UPSC aspirants. For special courses, Krishna sir himself makes the content most of the times.

“We aspire to become the best Institute to Provide UPSC Optional Subjects Online Coaching.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.

The structure of this course follows a simple and strategy – Introduction, Prelims Syllabus mapping, Background, issues, recent developments if any, controversies. Plus, the MCQ solving techniques will be discussed.

We clarify doubts of students through emails , Discussion board in platform, Chat option is provided in website and if nothing else; We are always a call away.

Yes. We assure that if you religiously follow our “20-20 & 50-50 Series”, you will have all the tricks up your sleeve to crack UPSC Prelims. Keep revising the course’s notes and you will be fully prepared and confident on the Prelims Exam Day to clear it.

 

Our Course speaks for itself. We provide you with the best content of concise details of the most relevant topics for UPSC Prelims. It is not bulky material that is provided in offline classes for the crowd. It is the SYNOPTIC way learning designed by the Toppers for the Toppers

Our Prelims approach is Synoptic way of learning which is reducing bulky material and compilations. Our content is easy to adapt and easy to learn.

“20-20 & 50-50” for the UPSC Preparation 2021 comes with the validity till June 30, 2022.

Our faculty for this course comprises subject matter experts; like: Krishna Sir, Riddhi ma’am, Deepika ma’am, Jayendra Sir, among others.

After enrolling yourself in this course. You will get access through the Student Dashboard on our website.

This course is available in two mediums i.e. Hindi and English.

Yes, we provide you with PDF Notes of our course.

No, this course does not include the CSAT. We have separate Prelims Classroom Course and Prelims Test Series available on our website for CSAT.

The link for Prelims Classroom Course:

 https://synopsisias.in/courses/gs-classroom/2021-gs-classroom/prelims-classroom-2021/

The link for Prelims Test Series: 

https://synopsisias.in/courses/test-series/gs-2021/prelims-test-series-2021/

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Yes, our course “20-20 & 50-50 Series” is the ultimate guide for Freshers to the Prelims Cracking path.

There is separate course available on our website for the Prelims. We have the best and affordable Prelims test series which will ensure your name in the cut-off list.

The link for Prelims Test Series: https://synopsisias.in/courses/test-series/gs-2021/prelims-test-series-2021/

Yes, you can. You will be provided with the previous recorded lectures and pdf notes.

We clarify doubts of students through emails, Discussion support at student dashboard, the Chat option is provided on the website, and if nothing works; We are always a call away.

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