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Indian Polity & Governance (Prelims + Mains)
Ayussh Sanghi


In this Course, Ayussh Sanghi will cover all the topics related to Polity (for Prelims) & Governance (for Mains). Looking at past year analysis of Prelims and Mains - static and dynamic blend requires an updated approach for preparation. It becomes difficult for aspirants to prepare due to the vast syllabus and a plethora of recommended books/ content. This course has been designed in such a fashion that you get a clarity of: The Analytical part which is extremely important for Mains (Governance) through topic explanation and Answer Writing to test your skill/ learning & The Conceptual as well as Factual details important for Prelims. The focus will also be on key analytical areas with utmost clarity where students face difficulty in understanding and which have a high probability of being asked in UPSC exams. The content is prepared from the vital sources – Laxmikant, NCERT XI, XII & Subhash Kashyap, Governance topics from Rajni Goyal & Arora, 2nd ARC Reports and important government documents. Tips will be given on how to continue updating for Governance & Polity with the current oriented part to streamline your preparation after classes are over till the exam next year.

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 Ayussh Sanghi 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.

Aspirants preparing for government examination, specifically Civil Services, who wish to Study Polity & Governance {Prelims cum Mains] through detailed and analytical understanding for the examination. Aspirants who face difficulties in finding the right sources with a blend of dynamic analysis in the present changing and dynamic nature of UPSC exams. 
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.

  • 31st July to 23rd October 2018
  • Class Timings: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Approach towards Indian Polity. The form of Government in India - It’s Understanding & Analysis.
Tuesday, 31st July, 3:00 pm
Origin of Constitution - 1: Historical Background, Making of the Constitution
Thursday, 2nd August, 3:00 pm
Origin of Constitution - 2: Philosophy of the Constitution & Preamble
Saturday, 4th August, 3:00 pm
Characteristic of India: Union & its Territory & Citizenship {Acquisition,Termination,PIO/NRI/OCI}
Tuesday, 7th August, 3:00 pm
Fundamental Rights – 1: Importance, Article 14-18 & Issues revolving around FR’s
Thursday, 9th August, 3:00 pm
Fundamental Rights – 2: Importance, Article 19-22 & Issues revolving around FR’s
Saturday, 11th August, 3:00 pm
Fundamental Rights – 3: Importance, Article 23-28 & Issues revolving around FR’s
Tuesday, 14th August, 3:00 pm
Fundamental Rights – 4: Importance, Article 29-35 {&370} - Constitutional Remedies
Thursday, 16th August, 3:00 pm
Mains Oriented Answer Writing Practice- On Fundamental Rights & associated Government Actions
Thursday, 23rd August, 3:00 pm
DPSP-1: Socialistic, Gandhian & Liberal-Intellectual Principles, Significance & It’s Impact
Tuesday, 28th August, 3:00 pm
DPSP-2: Importance, Facts Article 36 to 51 {44th Amendment}
Thursday, 30th August, 3:00 pm
Fundamental Duties: Article 51 A, {42nd & 44th Amendment} Swaran Singh & Verma Committee
Friday, 31st August, 3:00 pm
Amendment Procedure – Art 368, Procedure, Types of Majorities, Imp Amendments(61,72,73,101GST)
Saturday, 1st September, 3:00 pm
Executive 1: President- Election Procedure, Powers & Functions, Resignation/ Removal/ Impeachment.
Monday, 3rd September, 3:00 pm
Executive 2: President- Qualifications/ Eligibility, Oath, Term, Use of Veto, Pardon Power etc.
Wednesday, 5th September, 3:00 pm
Executive 3: Vice President/ Rajya Sabha Chairperson - Election Procedure, Qualifications, Oath
Friday, 7th September, 3:00 pm
Executive 4: Central Council of Ministers-91st Amendment, CoM Composition, Role & Responsibilities.
Monday, 10th September, 3:00 pm
Executive 5:Central Council of Ministers v/s Cabinet Ministers-Cabinet Committees, Kitchen Cabinet
Tuesday, 11th September, 3:00 pm
Executive 6: Prime Minister: PMO, Powers, Role & Responsibilities, PM and President/ CoM's
Wednesday, 12th September, 3:00 pm
Mains Oriented Answer Writing Practice- President/ Vice President/ CoM/ Prime Minister
Thursday, 13th September, 3:00 pm
Legislature 1: Working of Parliament, Role & Functions, Lower House - Lok Sabha
Friday, 14th September, 3:00 pm
Legislature 2: Working of Parliament, Role & Functions, Upper House - Rajya Sabha
Monday, 17th September, 3:00 pm
Legislature 3: Speaker/ Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha - Elections, Role, Duties
Tuesday, 18th September, 3:00 pm
Legislature 4: Procedure to make law, Stages in passing Bill {Types – Ordinary/ Money/ Finance}
Wednesday, 19th September, 3:00 pm
Legislature 5: Parliamentary Committees – It’s Importance, Sessions of Parliament
Thursday, 20th September, 3:00 pm
Legislature 6: Parliamentary Committees – It’s Importance, Sessions of Parliament, Joint Sitting
Friday, 21st September, 3:00 pm
Legislature 7: Budgetary Procedure,It’s enactment,Significance,Charged v/s Non Charged Expenditure
Monday, 24th September, 3:00 pm
Legislature 8: Trending Issues: Anti Defection Law, Frequent Disruptions, Passage of Finance Bill
Tuesday, 25th September, 3:00 pm
Mains Oriented Answer Writing Practice
Wednesday, 26th September, 3:00 pm
State Executive 1: Chief Minister and Council of Ministers {Powers, Role & Responsibilities}
Thursday, 27th September, 3:00 pm
State Executive 2: Office of Governor- Appointment, Role/Responsibilities, Pardoning Power, SE & CM
Friday, 28th September, 3:00 pm
State Executive 3:Office of Governor-Controversy in the appointment, Recommendations by Commissions
Monday, 1st October, 3:00 pm
State Legislature 1: Difference between Parliament and State Legislature
Tuesday, 2nd October, 3:00 pm
State Legislature 2: Type - Unicameral or Bicameral, Composition, Membership.
Wednesday, 3rd October, 3:00 pm
State Legislature 3: Sessions, Process to pass Laws, Privileges
Thursday, 4th October, 3:00 pm
State Legislature 4: Position of Legislative Council: Membership & Role.
Friday, 5th October, 3:00 pm
Federal System - Centre State Relations
Monday, 8th October, 3:00 pm
Judiciary 1: Supreme Court: Powers, Functioning and Jurisdiction, Independence
Tuesday, 9th October, 3:00 pm
Judiciary 2: Supreme Court- Attorney General, Solicitor General, Judges – Appointment/Removal
Wednesday, 10th October, 3:00 pm
Judiciary 3: High Courts-Powers,Functioning & Jurisdiction,Independence,SC v/s HC,Advocate General
Thursday, 11th October, 3:00 pm
Judiciary 4: Subordinate Courts- District Courts, Sessions Courts, Fast Track Courts
Friday, 12th October, 3:00 pm
Local Government 1: Panchayats- Elections & Powers, 73rd Amendment Act & PESA, Issues
Monday, 15th October, 3:00 pm
Local Government 2: Municipalities- Elections & Powers, 74th Amendment Act, Issues
Tuesday, 16th October, 3:00 pm
Constitutional Bodies 1: Finance Commission: Composition, Functions, 15th FC Appt and Issues
Wednesday, 17th October, 3:00 pm
Constitutional Bodies2:Election Commission:Composition,Independence,Powers,Electoral Reforms/Issues
Thursday, 18th October, 3:00 pm
Constitutional Bodies 3: Comptroller & Auditor General:Organisation,Powers,Roles & Responsibilities
Friday, 19th October, 3:00 pm
Constitutional Bodies 4: National Commission for SC/ST, Special Office for Linguistic Minorities
Monday, 22nd October, 3:00 pm
Non Constitutional Bodies: Lokpal/Lokayuktas, CIC/SIC, NITI Aayog, NHRC/SHRC, CVC, CBI.
Tuesday, 23rd October, 3:00 pm
Mains Oriented Answer Writing Practice
Tuesday, 23rd October, 3:00 pm
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Ayussh Sanghi

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