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Course Objectives 

  • To help students revise the syllabus before each test.
  • Improve Answer Writing Approach & Skills through Evaluation and Feedback.
  • Inculcate Interdisciplinary Approach in Answer Writing.
  • Understand and predict UPSC Standard Questions.
  • Value Addition to Content by covering current issues in Test discussion.
  • Ensure Comprehensive Revision of the Mains Syllabus with a Focus on Covering Micro Issues.

Deliverables

  • 7 Sectional Tests
  • 2 Comprehensive Tests
  • Detailed Classroom / Live Test Discussion.
  • Personal Mentoring and Handholding.
  • Timely and Multi-level Evaluation within 7 days.
  • Flexible Submission of the Tests.

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Anthropology

Mains Test Series 2022
Start Date : 11 June 2022
Validity: 30 September, 2022

Mode : Online & Offline
Fee : ₹9,000 + GST 

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Karandeep Singh

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Anthropology Foundation Batch 2.0 – CSE 2023

By Karandeep Singh

Start Date: 01 August 2022
Delivery Mode: Online/100 Offline seats

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Schedule

Test 1

Date 11 June 2022

(Saturday)

2.1 The Nature of Culture:
2.2 The Nature of Society
2.3 Marriage
2.4 Family
2.5 Kinship3.  Economic Anthropology
Type Sectional
Topic Paper 1

Test Discussion – 18 & 19 June 2022 (Saturday & Sunday)

Test 2

Date 18 June 2022

(Saturday)

4.  Political Anthropology
5. Religion
6. Anthropological theories:
7. Culture, language and communication
Type Sectional
Topic Paper 1
Test Discussion – 25 & 26 June 2022 (Saturday & Sunday)
Test 3
Date 25 June 2022

(Saturday)

8. Research methods in anthropology.

9.1 Human Genetics
9.2 Mendelian genetics in man-family study, single factor, multifactor, lethal, sub-lethal and polygenic inheritance in man.
9.3 Concept of genetic polymorphism and selection, Mendelian population, Hardy-Weinberg law; causes and changes which bring down frequency- mutation, isolation, migration, selection, inbreeding and genetic drift. Consanguineous and non- consanguineous mating, genetic load, genetic effect of consanguineous and cousin marriages.
9.4Chromosomes and chromosomal aberrations in man, methodology.
Numerical and structural aberrations (disorders).
Sex chromosomal aberrations –
Genetic imprints in human disease, genetic screening, genetic counseling, human DNA profiling, gene mapping and genome study.
9.5 Race and racism
9.6 Age, sex and population variation as genetic marker-
9.7 Concepts and methods of Ecological Anthropology
9.8 Epidemiological Anthropology

Type Sectional
Topic Paper 1
Test Discussion – 2 & 3 July 2022 (Saturday & Sunday)
Test 4
Date 9 July 2022

(Saturday)

Paper – 1

1.1 Meaning, scope and development of Anthropology.
1.2 Relationships with other disciplines.
1.3 Main branches of Anthropology, their scope and relevance.
1.4 Human Evolution and emergence of Man:
Biological and Cultural factors in human evolution. Theories of Organic Evolution (Pre- Darwinian, Darwinian and Post-Darwinian).
Synthetic theory of evolution; Brief outline of terms and concepts of evolutionary biology (Doll’s rule, Cope’s rule, Gause’s rule, parallelism, convergence, adaptive radiation, and mosaic evolution).
1.5 Characteristics of Primates; Evolutionary Trend and Primate Taxonomy; Primate Adaptations; (Arboreal and Terrestrial) Primate Taxonomy; Primate Behaviour; Tertiary and Quaternary fossil primates; Living Major Primates; Comparative Anatomy of Man and Apes; Skeletal changes due to erect posture and its implications.
1.6 Phylogenetic status, characteristics and geographical distribution of the following: Australopithecine
Homo erectus: Africa (Paranthropus), Europe (Homo erectus heidelbergensis), Asia (Homo erectus javanicus, Homo erectus pekinensis). Neanderthal Man- La-Chapelle-aux-saints (Classical type), Mt. Carmel (Progressive type).
Rhodesian man.
Homo sapiens — Cromagnon, Grimaldi and Chancelede.
1.7 The biological basis of life: The Cell, DNA structure and replication, Protein Synthesis, Gene, Mutation, Chromosomes, and Cell Division.
1.8 Principles of Prehistoric Archaeology. Chronology: Relative and Absolute Dating methods. Cultural Evolution- Broad Outlines of Prehistoric cultures:
Paleolithic
Mesolithic
Neolithic
Chalcolithic
Copper-Bronze Age
Iron Age
 

PAPER – 2
1.1
Evolution of the Indian Culture and Civilization
Prehistoric (Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic and Neolithic Chalcolithic).
Protohistoric (Indus Civilization): Pre- Harappan, Harappan and post- Harappan cultures. Contributions of tribal cultures to Indian civilization.
1.2 Palaeo-Anthropological evidences from India with special reference to Siwaliks and Narmada basin (Ramapithecus, Sivapithecus and Narmada Man).
1.3 Ethno-archaeology in India:
The concept of ethnoarchaeology; Survivals and Parallels among the hunting, foraging, fishing, pastoral and peasant communities including arts and crafts producing communities.

Type Sectional
Topic Paper 1&2
Test Discussion – 16 & 17 July 2022 (Saturday & Sunday)
Test 5
Date 16 July 2022

(Saturday)

10. Concept of human growth and development:
stages of growth – pre-natal, natal, infant, childhood, adolescence, maturity, senescence.
Factors affecting growth and development genetic, environmental, biochemical, nutritional, cultural and socio-economic.
Ageing and senescence. Theories and observations – biological and chronological longevity. Human physique and somatotypes. Methodologies for growth studies. 
11. Relevance of menarche, menopause and other bioevents to fertility. Fertility patterns and differentials, Demographic theories- biological, social and cultural, Biological and socio-ecological factors influencing fecundity, fertility, natality and mortality.12. Applications of Anthropology
Type Sectional
Topic Paper 1

Test Discussion – 23 & 24 July 2022 (Saturday & Sunday)

Test 6

Date 23 July 2022

(Saturday)

Paper – 2

2. Demographic profile of India — Ethnic and linguistic elements in the Indian population and their distribution. Indian population – factors influencing its structure and growth.

3. The structure and nature of traditional Indian social system,
Caste system in India,
Sacred Complex and Nature- Man- Spirit Complex.
Impact of Buddhism, Jainism, Islam and Christianity on Indian society.

4. Emergence and growth of anthropology in India-

5. Indian Village Studies
Linguistic and religious minorities and their social, political and economic status.
Indigenous and exogenous processes of socio- cultural change in Indian society: Sanskritization, Westernization, Modernization; Inter-play of little and great traditions; Panchayati raj and social change; Media and social change.”

Type Sectional
Topic Paper 2
Test Discussion – 30 & 31 July 2022 (Saturday & Sunday)
Test 7
Date 30 July 2022

(Saturday)

Paper – 2
6.1
Tribal situation in India
6.2 Problems of the tribal Communities
6.3 Developmental projects and their impact on tribal displacement and problems of rehabilitation. Development of forest policy and tribals. Impact of urbanization and industrialization on tribal populations.7.1 Problems of exploitation and deprivation of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes. Constitutional safeguards for Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes.
7.2 Social change and contemporary tribal societies: Impact of modern democratic institutions, development programmes and welfare measures on tribals and weaker sections.
7.3 The concept of ethnicity; Ethnic conflicts and political developments; Unrest among tribal communities; Regionalism and demand for autonomy; Pseudo-tribalism; Social change among the tribes during colonial and post-Independent India.8.1. Impact of Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and other religions on tribal societies.
8.2. Tribe and nation state – a comparative study of tribal communities in India and other countries.9.1. History of administration of tribal areas, tribal policies, plans, programmes of tribal development and their implementation.
The concept of PTGs (Primitive Tribal Groups), their distribution, special programmes for their development. Role of N.G.O.s in tribal development.
9.2. Role of anthropology in tribal and rural development.
9.3. Contributions of anthropology to the understanding of regionalism, communalism, and ethnic and political movements.”
Type Sectional
Topic Paper 2
Test Discussion – 6 & 7 August 2022 (Saturday & Sunday)
Test 8
6 August 2022 (Saturday)
Complete Paper 1 Syllabus

(No Test Discussion)

Test 9
13 August 2022 (Saturday)
Complete Paper 2 Syllabus

(No Test Discussion)

P.S.: Changes in the schedule may be made with a prior announcement to the students

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