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Threadbare Understanding of Indian Polity & Governance [PT+MAINS]
Jatin Verma


In this course, Jatin Verma will cover all the important aspects of Indian Polity and Indian Democracy at work relevant for the UPSC Civil Services Exam, other exams conducted by UPSC and the State PSC exams. 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 58 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 Jatin Verma 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.

In this course, Jatin is covering 50 detailed and comprehensive sessions (1 hour 30 minutes each) where all the essential topics related to Indian Polity with the Current Affairs part will be taken. All the important issues facing Contemporary Indian Democracy will be discussed with recent examples. It will also cover important Prelims oriented factual details as well as analytical issues from all the relevant books: IGNOU notes, NCERTs, Granville Austin, M.V. Pylee, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Frontline magazines (Relevant articles). Jatin will also cover all the Important Current Affairs issues for the topic - Democracy at Work like - Anti Defection Law, One-Nation, One-Poll, RTI Backlog, Analysis of Supreme Court Judgement in the last few years. Here, Salient Recommendations of Important Committees like Second ARC, Punchhi Commission, NCRWC, Law Commission and other relevant topics will be discussed. He will also discuss the tips on Mains answer writing: How to interpret words like Critically Analyse, Examine, Elucidate depending on the wording of the statement in the question. This course will help you to analyze and inter-link Polity and Governance related issue by yourself. 
Course Curriculum

The course is divided into 58 sessions in total, and will offer personalised guidance and doubt-clearing to all the learners part of the limited batch.

  • 18th June to 23rd September 2018
  • Class Timings: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Basic Understanding of Indian Polity.
Monday, 18th June, 4:00 pm
Structure of Indian Polity: Parliamentary Form of Government
Tuesday, 19th June, 4:00 pm
Brief Introduction of Indian Constitution: Parts, Schedules, Articles
Wednesday, 20th June, 4:00 pm
Preamble to the Constitution of India- Philosophy of Constitution.
Friday, 22nd June, 4:00 pm
Weekly Live Quiz on Preamble to the Constitution of India
Friday, 22nd June, 5:40 pm
Weekly Live Quiz and Preamble to the Constitution of India- Recent Controversies.
Monday, 25th June, 4:00 pm
Fundamental Rights- Introduction, Articles 12, 13, 14.
Tuesday, 26th June, 4:00 pm
Fundamental Rights- Articles 15, 16 Reservation Policy, Indira Sawhney Case
Wednesday, 27th June, 4:00 pm
Fundamental Rights- Articles- 17,18, 19: Ban on Movies, Begging as a profession
Thursday, 28th June, 4:00 pm
Weekly Live Quiz and Fundamental Rights- Articles- 20, 21 and 21-A: Right to Privacy, Euthanasia
Tuesday, 3rd July, 4:00 pm
Fundamental Rights- Articles- 22, 23, 24, 25, 26: Religious Rights: Triple Talak, Santhara
Wednesday, 4th July, 4:00 pm
Fundamental Rights- Articles- 27,28; Articles- 29, 30, Spl officer for Linguistic Minorities
Thursday, 5th July, 4:00 pm
Weekly Quiz on Fundamental Rights- Articles- 27,28
Thursday, 5th July, 5:35 pm
Fundamental Rights- Articles- 31-C, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 35A [Spl. provisions for J&K]
Monday, 9th July, 4:00 pm
Weekly Live Quiz and Directive Principles of State Policy- 1: Basics of Arts. 36 to 51
Tuesday, 10th July, 4:00 pm
Directive Principles of State Policy- 2: Means of Social Transformation.
Wednesday, 11th July, 4:00 pm
Fundamental Duties: Swaran Singh & Verma Committee Recommendations.
Thursday, 12th July, 4:00 pm
Weekly Quiz on Fundamental Duties: Swaran Singh & Verma
Thursday, 12th July, 5:35 pm
President- Election Process, Qualifications, Oath & Conditions, Term, Impeachment.
Monday, 16th July, 4:00 pm
President- Powers & Functions, Veto Power, Ordinance[Analysis], Pardoning power
Tuesday, 17th July, 4:00 pm
Fundamental Rights Art- 21, 22, 23 and 24
Wednesday, 18th July, 4:00 pm
Polity: Fundamental Rights- Articles 21, 22, 23 and 24
Thursday, 19th July, 4:00 pm
Weekly Live Quiz on Polity: Fundamental Rights- Articles 21
Thursday, 19th July, 5:50 pm
Central Council of Ministers, Cabinet & Cabinet Committees
Monday, 23rd July, 4:00 pm
Parliament-2: System of Elections in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha- FPTP etc.
Thursday, 26th July, 4:00 pm
Parliament-3: Speaker of Lok Sabha: Election, Role, Duties and controversies
Friday, 27th July, 4:00 pm
Weekly Live Quiz and Parliament-1: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, Duration, Composition, Membership
Sunday, 29th July, 4:00 pm
Weekly Live Quiz on Parliament-1: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha
Sunday, 29th July, 5:45 pm
Parliament-4: Sessions of Parliament, Legislative Process, Joint Sitting
Monday, 30th July, 4:00 pm
Weekly Live Quiz and Parliament-5: Budget in Parliament; Money Bill, Finance Bill Category-1 & 2
Tuesday, 31st July, 4:00 pm
Parliament-6: Position of Rajya Sabha and Punchhi Commission
Wednesday, 1st August, 4:15 pm
Parliament-7: Recent issues: Disruptions, Misuse of Money bill, Parliamentary Privileges
Thursday, 2nd August, 4:00 pm
Anti Defection Law: 10th Schedule and 52nd Amendment
Monday, 6th August, 4:00 pm
Weekly Live Quiz and Parliamentary Committees
Tuesday, 7th August, 4:00 pm
Governor- Appointment, Role & Duties, Pardoning Power, Relationship with CM
Wednesday, 8th August, 4:00 pm
Governor- Controversies & Solutions: Sarkaria & Punchhi Commission
Thursday, 9th August, 4:00 pm
Weekly Live Quiz on Governor- Controversies & Solution
Thursday, 9th August, 5:45 pm
Chief Minister and Council of Ministers
Monday, 13th August, 4:00 pm
Weekly Quiz & State Legislature-1: Organisation (Unicameral or Bicameral), Composition, Membership.
Tuesday, 14th August, 4:00 pm
State Legislature-2: Sessions, Legislative process, Privileges
Wednesday, 15th August, 4:00 pm
Weekly Live Quiz on State Legislature-3
Thursday, 16th August, 5:45 pm
State Legislature-3: Position of Legislative Council: Membership & Role.
Monday, 20th August, 4:00 pm
Centre State Relations-1: Legislative & Administrative areas
Tuesday, 21st August, 4:00 pm
Weekly Live Quiz and Centre State Relations-2: Financial Relations after GST
Wednesday, 22nd August, 4:00 pm
Finance Commission: Composition, Functions, Terms of Reference issue
Thursday, 23rd August, 4:00 pm
Weekly Live Quiz on Understanding of Indian Polity
Thursday, 23rd August, 5:45 pm
Supreme Court: Organisation, Independence, Powers and Jurisdiction; Attorney General
Monday, 27th August, 4:00 pm
Supreme Court- Internal Functioning-Roster, appointment of judges
Tuesday, 28th August, 4:00 pm
Weekly Live Quiz & High Courts-Organisation, Independence, Powers and Jurisdiction; Advocate General
Wednesday, 29th August, 4:00 pm
Tribunals & Subordinate Courts- District Courts, Sessions Courts, Fast Track Courts
Thursday, 30th August, 4:00 pm
Weekly Live Quiz on Understanding of Indian Polity
Thursday, 30th August, 5:45 pm
Panchayati Raj Bodies- 73rd Amendment Act and PESA; Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana
Monday, 3rd September, 4:00 pm
Municipalities- 74th Amendment Act: Types, Problems & Prospects: Smart City Project
Tuesday, 4th September, 4:00 pm
Quiz- Local Bodies:25 years of functioning: “Triple F” problem; Eco. Survey 2018 findings; Scheduled
Thursday, 6th September, 4:00 pm
Weekly Live Quiz on Understanding of Indian Polity
Thursday, 6th September, 5:40 pm
Election Commission: Composition, Independence, Powers, Recent issues and solutions
Monday, 10th September, 4:00 pm
Election Commission: Electoral Reforms: Law Commission, 2nd ARC, Simultaneous Polls
Tuesday, 11th September, 4:00 pm
Comptroller & Auditor General: Factual aspects; Emerging Role in the era of Privatisation.
Wednesday, 12th September, 4:00 pm
Lokpal & Lokayuktas; UPSC, SPSC
Thursday, 13th September, 4:00 pm
Non Constitutional Bodies: Central Information Commission, NITI Aayog, NHRC, SHRC, CVC, CBI.
Friday, 14th September, 4:00 pm
Governor & State Legislature
Saturday, 15th September, 4:00 pm
Weekly Live Quiz on Understanding of Indian Polity
Sunday, 16th September, 4:00 pm
Centre-State Relations
Monday, 17th September, 4:00 pm
Centre State Relations-2
Tuesday, 18th September, 4:00 pm
Panchayati Raj Bodies & Municipalities
Wednesday, 19th September, 4:00 pm
Judiciary- Supreme Court,High Courts & Lower Judiciary
Thursday, 20th September, 4:00 pm
Constitutional Bodies: Finance Commission, ECI, UPSC & SPSC
Friday, 21st September, 4:00 pm
Constitutional Bodies: CAG, Lokpal and Lokayuktas
Saturday, 22nd September, 4:00 pm
Non Constitutional Bodies: NITI Aayog
Sunday, 23rd September, 4:00 pm
Mega Quiz
Friday, 21st December, 3:30 pm
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About the educator
Jatin Verma

Have appeared in UPSC CSE thrice. Have been taking Unacademy Plus courses Academics- Polity, Economics & Current Affairs.

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18th June to 23rd September 2018

87 hours of live classes

Private Discussion Forum

Doubt clearing sessions and Live quizzes


Includes 18% GST

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