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Complete GS-2 Paper through 250 Questions & Answers
Deepika Reddy Magham


In this course Deepika Reddy Magham will comprehensively cover Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations through 250 questions and answers. Basics related to all the topics with questions along with the approach to answering the questions will be explained. The course will be conducted in English and the notes will also be provided in English.

About this course
Live Sessions

The course consists of 50 sessions of 1 hour 30 mins duration each. Session recording will be provided for all the sessions.

Discussion Forums

Access to a private forum moderated by Deepika Reddy Magham where you can discuss and debate with your peers, access learning material and more.

Personalized Learning

All learners will have access to weekly doubt clearing sessions, live quizzes, learning materials and discussion with peers.

45 detailed lessons covering all the essential topics related to General Studies –II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations through 250 model Questions & Answers, relevant to UPSC CSE. Other salient features: Tips on Mains Answer writing: How to approach statement-based questions, frame answers and inter-link the related issues in a broader framework. In all, this course will give a direction to the aspirants in terms of the approach to the various areas in the paper, pattern of questions and framing of answers. 
Course Curriculum

The course is divided into 50 sessions in total, and will offer personalised guidance and doubt-clearing to all the learners part of the limited batch.

  • 30th June to 22nd October 2018
  • Class Timings: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Evolution of the Indian Constitution – Historical background, framing of the Constitution
Saturday, 30th June, 1:30 pm
Salient features and significant provisions of the Constitution
Tuesday, 3rd July, 1:30 pm
Philosophy of the Constitution – Preamble, its purpose and content. Union and its territory
Wednesday, 4th July, 1:30 pm
Fundamental Rights – meaning, significance, provisions of Part III
Thursday, 5th July, 1:30 pm
Fundamental Rights - important issues and concerns related to rights
Friday, 6th July, 1:30 pm
Fundamental Duties and DPSP; relationship between fundamental rights and DPSP
Saturday, 7th July, 1:30 pm
Amendment to the Constitution and basic structure. Citizenship and related issues
Monday, 9th July, 1:30 pm
Union and State Executive – Office of the President, Vice President, Governor.
Wednesday, 11th July, 1:30 pm
Parliament – procedures, challenges and issues
Thursday, 12th July, 1:30 pm
State Legislature - structure, functioning, conduct of business and so on
Friday, 13th July, 1:30 pm
Indian Judiciary – structure, composition and provisions.
Saturday, 14th July, 1:30 pm
Judicial activism, overreach, independent functioning and accountability; Official Language
Monday, 16th July, 1:30 pm
Indian Federalism - bodies, committees, issues and challenges therein
Thursday, 19th July, 1:30 pm
Local Self Government – evolution, features, provisions, performance and challenges
Friday, 20th July, 1:30 pm
Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
Saturday, 21st July, 1:30 pm
Relationship between three organs-separation/balance of powers. Dispute redressal mechanisms
Sunday, 22nd July, 1:30 pm
Ministries and Departments of the Government – structure, role and functions. Pressure groups
Monday, 23rd July, 1:30 pm
Election system in India - Salient features of the Representation of Peoples Act
Tuesday, 24th July, 1:30 pm
Constitutional bodies – Appointments/Powers/Functions/Significance/Limitations
Wednesday, 25th July, 1:30 pm
Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies – NHRC, NCM, NCBC and so on
Thursday, 26th July, 1:30 pm
Governance and e-governance - applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential
Friday, 27th July, 1:30 pm
Citizen’s charter – meaning, need and importance. Role of civil services in a democracy
Saturday, 28th July, 1:30 pm
Vulnerable Sections – Meaning and basis; Basic terminology; Important indexes
Monday, 30th July, 1:30 pm
Women – Constitutional/legal safeguards, institutions, schemes, policies, issues
Tuesday, 31st July, 1:30 pm
Children – Constitutional/legal safeguards, institutions, schemes, policies, issues
Wednesday, 1st August, 1:30 pm
Scheduled Castes – Constitutional/legal safeguards, institutions, schemes, policies, issues
Thursday, 2nd August, 1:30 pm
Scheduled Tribes – Constitutional/legal safeguards, institutions, schemes, policies, issues
Friday, 3rd August, 1:30 pm
Other BC – Constitutional and legal safeguards, institutions, schemes, policies, issues
Saturday, 4th August, 1:30 pm
Minorities – Constitutional and legal safeguards, institutions, schemes, policies, issues
Monday, 6th August, 1:30 pm
Senior Citizens – Constitutional/legal safeguards, institutions, schemes, policies, issues
Tuesday, 7th August, 1:30 pm
LGBT; Role of NGOs, SHGs, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
Wednesday, 8th August, 1:30 pm
Issues relating to Health, Education, Human Resources, poverty and hunger.
Thursday, 9th August, 1:30 pm
International Institutions – structure, composition, contributions and issues
Saturday, 11th August, 1:30 pm
India’s foreign Policy – evolution
Sunday, 12th August, 1:30 pm
Inter-governmental organisations – ASEAN, ISBA, BRICS, GCC, G20 and so on
Monday, 13th August, 1:30 pm
India and International Institutions/IGOs – India-ASEAN; India in BRICS; India in G20 and so on
Tuesday, 14th August, 1:30 pm
India – Pakistan, India – China – Relationship, status, issues and challenges
Thursday, 16th August, 1:30 pm
India-Sri Lanka,India-Nepal, India-Bangladesh, India-Myanmar, India-Bhutan, India-Afghanistan
Friday, 17th August, 1:30 pm
India-Russia, India-Europe, India-Gulf -Relationship, status, issues & challenges
Saturday, 18th August, 1:30 pm
India and the World – India-Africa, India-America - Relationship, status, issues and challenges
Monday, 20th August, 1:30 pm
Other Countries’ Policies and impact on India
Wednesday, 22nd August, 1:30 pm
Current events in International Arena
Thursday, 23rd August, 1:30 pm
Comparative constitutions; e-governance
Saturday, 25th August, 1:30 pm
Miscellaneous in Polity and Society
Tuesday, 28th August, 10:00 am
India's foreign policy
Wednesday, 29th August, 10:00 am
International institutions and issues
Thursday, 30th August, 10:00 am
Intergovernmental organisations
Friday, 31st August, 10:00 am
Bilateral and multilateral Issues
Sunday, 2nd September, 10:00 am
Miscellaneous in International affairs
Monday, 3rd September, 10:00 am
Indian Federalism – basis and provisions
Monday, 22nd October, 12:00 pm
Mega Quiz
Sunday, 28th October, 12:00 pm
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About the educator
Deepika Reddy Magham

BCA, LLB, MBA; Director, Shikara IAS Academy; 9 + years experience in teaching Indian Polity, Ethics, Indian Society and Social Justice.

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30th June to 22nd October 2018

76 hours of live classes

Private Discussion Forum

Doubt clearing sessions and Live quizzes


Includes 18% GST

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