General Studies

Daily Answer Writing & Mentorship Program

DAMP (2022-23) – 4.0

Start Date: 5th December 2022
Delivery Mode: Online
Duration: 2 Months
Validity: 28th Feb 2023

Course Fee

₹ 5,999 + GST

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Features:

  • Daily 2 Question – Model Answer – Evaluation within 24 hours
  • Daily 2 practice question – Model Answer – No Evaluation
  • 4 Full Length Tests – 1 each of GS1, GS2, GS3, and GS4
  • Detailed evaluation and personalized feedback
  • Question to be released at 12:00 Noon and Answer can be uploaded till 12:00 Noon next day
  • Model answer will be released at 12.00 noon next day
  • Module-wise micro-syllabus for guided preparation
  • One-on-One Mentorship session with Mentor/Faculty.

NOTE- For Ethics Case Studies, there will be both video discussion and Model Answers.

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Schedule detailing: Complete Micro-Syllabus – Download

 

Weeks Topics
Week 1 Constitution and Indian Polity
Week 2 Governance, Social Justice and International Relations
Week 3 Ethics (Theory)
Week 4 Ethics (Case Studies) and Physical Geography
Week 5 Indian Geography and Modern India
Week 6 Post-Independence, Society, Art & Culture and World History
Week 7 Indian Economy and Agriculture
Week 8 Disaster Management, Environment & Ecology, Science & Technology, and Internal Security

 

Week – 1 Constitution and Indian Polity
1 5-Dec-22 Indian Constitution—Historical Underpinnings, Evolution. Amendments, Significant Provisions, Comparison of the Indian Constitutional Scheme with that of Other Countries; Fundamental Rights).
2 6-Dec-22 Indian Constitution – Features (DPSPs, Fundamental Duties.) and Basic Structure; Functions and Responsibilities of the Union and the States, Issues and Challenges Pertaining to the Federal Structure.
3 7-Dec-22 Separation of Powers between various organs; Supreme Court, High Court, and Subordinate Courts; Dispute Redressal Mechanisms and Institutions; Judicial Review, Judicial Activism, PIL Tribunals, Lok Adalat.
4 8-Dec-22 Devolution of Powers and Finances up to Local Levels and Challenges Therein. Panchayati Raj, Municipalities. Parliament & State Legislatures – Structure, Functioning, Conduct of Business, Powers & Privileges and Issues Arising out of these.
5 9-Dec-22 Elections, Election Laws, Electoral Reforms, Anti-Defection Law, Official Language, Role of Regional Parties. Appointment to various Constitutional Posts, Powers, Functions and Responsibilities of various Bodies.
6 10-Dec-22 Welfare Schemes for Vulnerable Sections of the population, Initiatives for the Protection of Vulnerable Sections. Pressure Groups, Formal/Informal Associations and their Role in the Polity; Salient Features of the Representation of People’s Act.
11-Dec-22 SUNDAY (OFF)

 

Week – 2 Governance, Social Justice and International Relations
7 12-Dec-22 Important Aspects of Governance, Governance and Good Governance, Aspects, and barriers to Good Governance in India. E-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential.
8 13-Dec-22 Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Issues relating to Poverty and Hunger, Role of NGOs, SHGs and other stakeholders.
9 14-Dec-22 Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation; Citizens Charters, Role of Civil Services in a Democracy.
10 15-Dec-22 India and its Neighbourhood- Relations, India and Key Global Powers (USA, China, Russia, Japan etc.)
11 16-Dec-22 Important International institutions, agencies, and fora- their structure, mandate. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests.
12 17-Dec-22 Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests; Indian diaspora.
18-Dec-22 FULL LENGTH TEST (GS II)

 

Week – 3 Ethics (Theory)
13 19-Dec-22 Essence, Determinants and Consequences of Ethics in Human Actions; Dimensions of Ethics; Ethics – in Private and Public Relationships, Lessons from the Lives and Teachings of Great people; Role of Family Society and Educational Institutions in Inculcating Values.
14 20-Dec-22 Attitude: Content, Structure, Function; its Influence and Relation with Thought and Behaviour; Moral and Political Attitudes; Social Influence and Persuasion, Contributions of Moral Thinkers and Philosophers from India and World, Quotes.
15 21-Dec-22 Emotional Intelligence-Concepts, and their Utilities and Application in Administration and Governance; Aptitude and Foundational Values for Civil Service, Integrity, Impartiality and Non-partisanship, Objectivity, Dedication to Public Service, Empathy, Tolerance and Compassion towards the weaker sections.
16 22-Dec-22 Ethical Concerns and Dilemmas in Government and Private Institutions; Laws, Rules, Regulations and Conscience as Sources of Ethical Guidance; Accountability and Ethical Governance.
17 23-Dec-22 Ethical Issues in International Relations and Funding; Corporate Governance; Concept of Public Service; Philosophical Basis of Governance and Probity.
18 24-Dec-22 Information Sharing and Transparency in Government, Right to Information Codes of Ethics and Codes of Conduct; Citizen’s Charters, Work Culture, Quality of Service Delivery, Utilization of Public Funds & Challenges of Corruption.
25-Dec-22 SUNDAY (OFF)

 

Week – 4 Ethics (Case Studies) and Physical Geography
19 26-Dec-22 Case Study
20 27-Dec-22 Case Study
21 28-Dec-22 Case Study
FULL LENGTH TEST (GS IV)
22 29-Dec-22 Interior of the earth, Continental drift & plate tectonics; Rocks, Landforms, Earthquake & Volcanoes
23 30-Dec-22 Atmospheric Circulation, cyclone; Coral Reef & Ocean Currents
24 31-Dec-22 Key Natural Resources, Soils, Location of industries; Human geography
1-Jan-23 SUNDAY (OFF)

 

Week – 5 Indian Geography and Modern India
25 2-Jan-23 Physiography of India, Drainage System
26 3-Jan-23 India’s Climate, Agriculture
27 4-Jan-23 Disaster management, Industry and mineral resources
28 5-Jan-23 Mid-Eighteenth Century India- (Decline of Mughal Empire, Rise of Autonomous States, Rise of British Supremacy); Changes Introduced by the British and their Impact on Indian economy, Polity, Administration and Society till 1858
29 6-Jan-23 Popular Uprisings and Revolts, Socio Religious Reform Movement in India; Indian National Movement -1858-1918 (Political associations in 19th century, Moderate Phase, Rise of Extremists, Partition of Bengal, and Swadeshi Movement)
30 7-Jan-23 The Age of Gandhian Politics-1- (The arrival of Mahatma Gandhi, Rowlatt Satyagraha, Khilafat and non-cooperation Movements, Developments leading to Civil Disobedience Movement, Act of 1935, Quit India Movement)
8-Jan-23 Sunday

 

Week – 6 Post-Independence, Society, Art & Culture and World History
31 9-Jan-23 Partition and Freedom- (Post- War movements, Communalism, Indian Independence Act), Challenges to Nation Building; Post-Independence Consolidation and reorganization within Country
32 10-Jan-23 Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India, Effects of Globalization on Indian society; Role of Women and Women’s Organization
33 11-Jan-23 Population and Associated Issues, Poverty and Developmental issues, Urbanization, their problems, and their remedies; Social Empowerment, Communalism, Regionalism & Secularism.
34 12-Jan-23 Harappan Civilisation, Vedic Era; Religion – Buddhism, Jainism, Bhakti, Sufi; Architecture, Sculpture & Painting
35 13-Jan-23 Dance, Music, Drama, Literature, Scientific Developments, Education; Important revolutions- (Industrial, French, American, Russian, Chinese), Unification of Germany and Italy, American Civil War
36 14-Jan-23 World Wars, inter-war years and Cold War; Colonisation and Imperialism, Decolonisation
15-Jan-23 FULL LENGTH TEST (GS I)

 

Week – 7 Indian Economy and Agriculture
37 16-Jan-23 Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources; Growth, Development, and Employment
38 17-Jan-23 Inclusive growth and Issues arising from it, Land reforms in India, Effects of liberalization on the Economy, Changes in Industrial policy, and their effects on industrial growth.
39 18-Jan-23 Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.; Investment models such as Public-Private Partnerships, Build Operate Transfer etc.
40 19-Jan-23 Government Schemes & Aspects related to Indian Economy; Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, – Different types of irrigation and irrigation systems
41 20-Jan-23 Storage, Transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints. e-technology in the aid of farmers; Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices;
42 21-Jan-23 Public Distribution System, issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions, Economics of animal- rearing; Food processing and related industries in India.
22-Jan-23 SUNDAY (OFF)

 

Week – 8 Disaster Management, Environment, Science & Technology and Security
43 23-Jan-23 Institutional Framework, Manmade Disaster, Natural Disasters
44 24-Jan-23 Air Pollution, Water Pollution, Other types of pollution
45 25-Jan-23 Conservation, Environmental Impact Assessment
46 26-Jan-23 Science and Technology- Developments and their Applications and Effects in Everyday Life; Achievements of Indians in Science & Technology; Indigenization of Technology and Developing New Technology.
47 27-Jan-23 Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-technology, Bio-technology, and issues relating to IPR; Security challenges and their management in border areas; Organized crime and terrorism, Security forces and their mandate
48 28-Jan-23 Linkages between development and spread of extremism. Role of external state and non-state actors; Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social media, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.
29-Jan-23 SUNDAY (OFF)

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