Anthropology Test Series

CSE Main 2020

By Karandeep Singh Sir

Start Date: 17 Oct 2020
Delivery Mode: Online & Offline
Number of Tests: 10

Course Fee: ₹ 8,500

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Features of the Test series Program:

  • Evaluation within 5 days
  • Personalized feedback and one to one mentorship with the Faculty.
  • Keyword focused material
  • Extensive discussion classes on the most significant area (Theories) in the syllabus.
  • Case Studies & relevant Current Affairs Classes for Paper I and Paper II for content enhancement.

Not just another test series, but a well-crafted crash course aimed at maximizing output in the given time.

Before you get yourself evaluated by UPSC, ask yourself one basic question,” Do you have Anthropological insights”?

If yes, think over these questions:

  1. Anthropological understanding of Communalism
  2. How this pandemic has contributed to human’s evolution?
  3. Caste is a closed class and Class is an open caste.
  4. Can you explain tribal unrest arising out of incompatibility between tribes and nation-state?
  5. Can you explain how race is colored caste?

Can you explain these concepts and keywords to yourself:

  1. Culture as  Superorganic
  2. Discreet Castes
  3. Women: gateway to caste
  4. Culture of poverty

The game is not about how much you know, it’s about how do you articulate what you know. Put your knowledge to test right now, and learn novel keywords and concepts which will level up your performance and give you a head start on the competition.

Details of the Test Series:


Test No. Date Syllabus
1 17th October Paper 1-

    1. Meaning, scope and development of Anthropology.
    2. Relationships with other disciplines 
    3. Main branches of Anthropology, their scope and relevance

2.1 The Nature of Culture: 

2.2 The Nature of Society




3. Economic Anthropology

4. Political Anthropology

2 24thst October 2020 Paper 1

  1. Religion
  2. Anthropological theories:
  3. Culture, language and communication
  4. Research methods in anthropology
3 31st October  “Paper 1

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

4 7th November 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. 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. 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. The biological basis of life: The Cell, DNA structure and replication, Protein Synthesis, Gene, Mutation, Chromosomes, and Cell Division.
    1. Principles of Prehistoric Archaeology. Chronology: Relative and Absolute Dating methods. Cultural Evolution- Broad Outlines of Prehistoric cultures:





Copper-Bronze Age

Iron Age

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

Paper – II

1.1 Evolution of the Indian Culture and Civilization

Palaeo – anthropological evidences from India       

Ethno-archaeology in India

5 14th November “Paper II-

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

  1. The structure and nature of traditional Indian social system 

Caste system in India

    1. Sacred Complex and Nature- Man- Spirit Complex.
    2. Impact of Buddhism, Jainism, Islam and Christianity on Indian society.

4. Emergence and growth of anthropology in India- 

  1. 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.”

6 21st November


“Paper II

    1. 6.1 Tribal situation in India 
    2. 6.2 Problems of the tribal Communities 
    3. 6.3Developmental 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.
    1. Problems of exploitation and deprivation of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes. Constitutional safeguards for Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes.

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.

8.1Impact 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.”

7 & 8 5th December Anthropology Paper 1 and Paper 2 Full length
9 & 10 19th December Anthropology Paper 1 and Paper 2 Full Length