Important topics for UPSC Prelims 2016

Modern India

  1. August offer / Cripps / Cabinet / Mountbatten Plan
  2. Madras Mahajana Sabha
  3. Self Respect movt, Temple entry movt, Khudgai Khitmatgars
  4. Komagata Maru
  5. Parallel govts during Quit India Movt
  6. Swadeshi Movt

 

S&T

  1. Titanium sponge / Silica aerogel / Caspol
  2. Astrosat / Thirty meter telescope / Cerenkov telescope / ARIES / NISAR
  3. Food fortification
  4. Indradhanush diseases, medicines and vaccines (especially TB and Polio) and super bugs
  5. Catalytic convertors, electrostatic precipitators, scrubbers
  6. PROVe and IndARC
  7. Scramjet, Ramjet and Cryogenic

 

Geography

  1. Middle east and Central Asia
  2. Cyclone (From IMD FAQs)
  3. Non major east and west flowing rivers
  4. Soil and soil conservation
  5. Western disturbances, Indian Ocean Dipole
  6. Earthquake waves
  7. Ocean currents and their causes

 

Polity

Below chapter numbers are based on Laxmikanth’s Indian Polity 4th edition

  1. Chap 1
  2. Chap 3
  3. Chap 8/9 (2x)
  4. Chap 10
  5. Chap 14 (2x)
  6. Chap 16
  7. Chap 17/19
  8. Chap 22 (2x)
  9. Chap 26
  10. Chap 29
  11. Chap 34/35
  12. NHRC / NGT / ECI / CAG

 

Economics

  1. Inflation, SLR, CRR (2x)
  2. Balance of Payment
  3. Nairobi Package, Special safeguard mechanism, Peace clause
  4. Marginal cost of lending, Repo rate, etc
  5. Differentiated Banks
  6. Functions of RBI
  7. FATF / BIS / BEPS
  8. Nominal / Real GDP, GDP Deflator
  9. NPCI
  10. CPI (Rural, Urban and Combined) [and Price Stabilization Fund] , WPI and IIP
  11. Basics of IMF, World Bank and NDB

 

Others

  1. ICC, ICJ and PCA
  2. APMC and e-National Agricultural Market
  3. BIMSTEC, East Asia Summit, APEC, RCEP, BRICS, SAARC, ASEAN, Ashgabat agreement, INSTC, Ind Africa Forum, Indian Ocean Rim Association
  4. Martial Arts
  5. Folk dances
  6. Reports – Global Env Report, Global Fin Stability Report, Gender Gap Report, Gender Atlas, Gender parity index, Global corruption index, Global Economic Prospects and World Economic Outlook
  7. Hague Code of Conduct / Wassenaar Arrangement / MTCR / Australia group / NSG
  8. Who heads FIPB and CCEA; and who recommends and implements anti-dumping duty
  9. National Disaster Mangment Plan, Sendai framework, Hyogo framework and Yokohama strategy
  10. International Year of Pulses

2x means that 2 questions can be expected from that topic

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