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Comprehensive Module on Indian Polity for Prelims 2019
Deepika Reddy Magham


In this course, Deepika Reddy Magham will comprehensively cover General Studies – Paper II for both Prelims as well as Mains. Basics and concepts associated with all the topics will be dealt with in detail followed by questions that can be asked on the topic in both Prelims and Mains with the approach to answering the questions will be discussed. This course will be conducted in English and the notes will also be provided in English.

About this course
Live Sessions

The course consists of 49 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.

This course includes 50 detailed lessons covering all the essential topics related to Indian Polity in Prelims and Governance, Constitution and Polity in General Studies Mains – Paper II. Basic concepts to analysis and interlinking of concepts will be explained with detailed analysis of the questions previously asked. Tips and tricks on Mains Answer writing and How to approach statement based questions, frame answers and inter-link the related issues in a broader framework will be discussed. This course will give the aspirants a complete approach and understanding of Indian Polity for Prelims as well as for Mains. 
Course Curriculum

The course is divided into 49 sessions in total, and will offer personalised guidance and doubt-clearing to all the learners part of the limited batch.

  • 28th August to 16th December 2018
  • Class Timings: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Overview - Introduction
Tuesday, 28th August, 1:30 pm
Constitution and Polity - meaning, purpose, relationship
Wednesday, 29th August, 1:30 pm
Framing of the Constitution of India
Thursday, 30th August, 1:30 pm
Salient features and significant provisions of the Constitution
Friday, 31st August, 1:30 pm
Federal and Unitary form of Government; Parliamentary and Presidential form of Government
Monday, 3rd September, 1:30 pm
Types of majorities, procedure of amendment to the Constitution
Tuesday, 4th September, 1:30 pm
Preamble to the Indian Constitution - Meaning, Significance, Purpose, Characteristics
Wednesday, 5th September, 1:30 pm
Fundamental Rights – meaning, significance, scope
Friday, 7th September, 1:30 pm
Fundamental Rights - provisions of Part III
Monday, 10th September, 1:30 pm
Fundamental Rights - important issues and concerns related to rights
Tuesday, 11th September, 1:30 pm
Directive Principles - need, significance, scope, characteristics
Wednesday, 12th September, 1:30 pm
Directive Principles - provisions of Part IV, relation between rights and directives
Friday, 14th September, 1:30 pm
Fundamental Duties - meaning, characteristics, significance and provisions of Part IVA
Monday, 17th September, 2:15 pm
Union Government and State government - an introduction; office of CAG
Tuesday, 18th September, 1:30 pm
Union/State Executive - Office of President and Office of the Vice President
Thursday, 20th September, 1:30 pm
Union/State Executive - Powers and Functions of the President
Monday, 24th September, 1:30 pm
Union/State Executive - Prime Minister and Council of Ministers; Chief Minister and Council
Tuesday, 25th September, 1:30 pm
Parliament of India - Introduction and important provisions
Wednesday, 26th September, 1:30 pm
Parliament of India - Privileges, powers and responsibilities
Thursday, 27th September, 1:30 pm
Parliamentary terminology and committees
Friday, 28th September, 1:30 pm
Weekly Quiz on Indian Polity
Saturday, 29th September, 3:30 pm
Indian Judiciary - Appointment, Conditions and removal of Judges of Supreme Court and High Court
Monday, 1st October, 1:30 pm
Weekly Live Quiz on Indian polity
Thursday, 11th October, 3:00 pm
Indian Judiciary - Powers and functions of Courts
Monday, 15th October, 1:30 pm
Centre State Relations - Legislative Relations
Tuesday, 16th October, 1:30 pm
Centre State Relations - Administrative and Financial relations
Monday, 22nd October, 1:30 pm
Aims and objectives of the Constitution
Tuesday, 23rd October, 6:00 am
Centre State Relations - Issues, concerns and measures
Wednesday, 24th October, 1:30 pm
Local Self Government - Evolution, committees and constitutionalisation
Thursday, 25th October, 1:30 pm
Local Self Government - constitutional provisions and issues
Friday, 26th October, 1:30 pm
Weekly Quiz - 20 Questions
Friday, 26th October, 4:05 pm
Relationship between three organs-separation/balance of powers. Dispute redressal mechanisms
Monday, 29th October, 1:30 pm
Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries - I
Tuesday, 30th October, 1:30 pm
Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries - II
Wednesday, 31st October, 1:30 pm
Weekly Quiz - 20 Questions
Sunday, 4th November, 3:05 pm
Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries - III
Sunday, 11th November, 1:30 pm
Pressure Groups - Meaning, characteristics, significance, role in Indian Polity
Monday, 12th November, 1:30 pm
Political parties - meaning, significance, registration & recognition,types of party systems
Wednesday, 14th November, 1:30 pm
Election system in India - Salient features of the Representation of Peoples Act
Friday, 16th November, 1:30 pm
Weekly Quiz
Friday, 16th November, 3:05 pm
Welfare mechanisms and special provisions for various social groups
Monday, 19th November, 1:30 pm
Constitutional bodies – Appointments/Powers/Functions/Significance/Limitations
Tuesday, 20th November, 1:30 pm
Statutory bodies – Appointments/Powers/Functions/Significance/Limitations
Wednesday, 21st November, 1:30 pm
Quasi judicial bodies - Appointments/Powers/Functions/Significance/Limitations
Thursday, 22nd November, 1:30 pm
Governance and e-governance - applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential
Friday, 23rd November, 1:30 pm
Role of civil services in Democracy
Saturday, 24th November, 1:30 pm
Weekly Quiz
Saturday, 24th November, 2:05 pm
Union & its territory; Citizenship; Official Language
Sunday, 25th November, 1:30 pm
Ministries and Departments of the Government – structure, role and functions
Saturday, 1st December, 11:30 am
Citizen's Charter - meaning, models and significance
Saturday, 1st December, 1:30 pm
Weekly Quiz
Saturday, 1st December, 3:05 pm
Current affairs - Supreme Court Judgement
Saturday, 8th December, 11:30 am
Current affairs - legislation and amendments
Saturday, 8th December, 3:30 pm
Sunday, 9th December, 3:30 pm
Current affairs - Miscellaneous
Sunday, 16th December, 1:30 pm
Sunday, 16th December, 3:30 pm
Mega Quiz
Monday, 17th December, 11:30 am
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About the educator
Deepika Reddy Magham

BCA, LLB, MBA; Director, Shikara IAS Academy; 10 years experience in teaching Indian Polity, Ethics, Indian Society and Social Justice.

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28th August to 16th December 2018

73 hours of live classes

Private Discussion Forum

Doubt clearing sessions and Live quizzes


Includes 18% GST

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