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Pratik Gupta General Studies Mains Syllabus Page | 1 UPSC MAINS SYLLABUS MATERIAL TO BE PREPARED AS PER THE GIVEN TOPICS 1. Indian Heritage and Culture: 1.1 Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms 1.2 Literature and Architecture: From Ancient to modern times. 1.3 Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present. 1.4 Significant event, Personalities and Issues 1.5 The Freedom Struggle - its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country. 1.6 Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 2. History of World and Society 2.1History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution 2.2World wars, Re-drawl of national boundaries, Colonization, decolonization 2.3Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc. - their forms and effect on the society. 2.4Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 2.5Role of women and women’sorganization 2.6Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues 2.7Urbanization their problems and their remedies. 2.8Effects of globalization on Indian society 2.9Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. 3. Geography of the World: 3.1 Salient features of world’s physical geography.3.2 Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent) 3.3Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India) 3.4Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic Activity, Cyclone etc., 3.5Geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 4. Constitution: 4.1Indian Constitution: Historical underpinnings, Evolution, Features, Amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.