The Foundation Course for school students is designed by experts to equip them to crack UPSC Exams in future. The students will be given training in public speaking, group discussion, leadership activities, debates and interview skills. We also aims to cater the budding civil services aspirants at their school level or graduation by charting out a long-term coaching curriculum to crack the Civil Services Examination successfully. The Foundation Classes are conducted on Saturdays and Sundays. It begins in the month of August every year.
Civil Service Foundation Course - School Level
The Civil Service Foundation Course – School Level is designed to:
- Create awareness about the Civil services Examination.
- Equip the students with the basic preparation strategies for the Civil Services Examination.
- Help the students develop the problem solving, analysis and decision making skills necessary to crack the exam.
- Foundation Course for school students is designed by the team of experts for school class students who want to crack UPSC exams in future.
- Debate sessions to enhance the public speaking skills and analytical capabilities of students.
- Discuss the possible career options for civil services aspirants in various government sectors.
Highlights Of Our Classes
1. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
- India and its Neighbourhood Relations
- Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and public affecting India’s interests.
- Effects of Policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests.
- Indian Diaspora.
- Important International Institutions, agencies and forums, their structure and mandate.
- Origin of the Earth: Nature of the Matter Forming the Earth; Geological History of the Earth.
- The Earth and Its Position in the Solar System: The Solar System; the Shape and the Size of the Earth; Location on Earth Surface and Latitude and Longitude; Some Important Parallels and Meridians; Great Circles and Small Circles; Motions of the Earth and Their Effects; Inclination of the Earth’s Axis and Its Effect; Local and Standard Time and the International Dateline; The Solar and the Sidereal Time.
- The Lithosphere: Interior Structure of the Earth; Layers of the Earth; Materials of the Earth’s Crust: Rocks and Minerals; Classification of Rocks.
- Landforms: Landforms of the First Order—Oceans and Continents; Tetrahedral Theory; Continental Drift Theory; Plate Tectonics Theory; Seafloor Spreading; Landforms of the Second Order; Plains; Plateaus; Mountains.
- Forces and Processes Affecting the Earth’s Crust: Internal Forces and their Impact; Volcanic Activity; Types of Volcanic Activity and Volcanoes; Earthquakes; Earthquake Waves; Earthquake Shadow Zone; Origin of Earthquakes; Tsunami; Isostacy.
- External Forces and Their Impact: Weathering; Types of Weathering; Processes involved in Chemical Weathering; Biological Weathering.
- Erosion: Landforms made by Rivers; Landforms made by Glaciers; Landforms made by wind; Coastal Landforms; Landforms made by underground water or Karst Landforms.
- Soils: Classification and Distribution of World Soils; Major Soil Types.
- Atmosphere & Geological Phenomena: Composition; Insolation and Temperature; Atmospheric Pressure; Winds; Humidity; Clouds; Precipitation; Rainfall; Air Masses; Fronts; World Climatic Types and Their distribution; Changes in Critical Geographical features (including water bodies & icebergs); Flora and Fauna, and Effects of such Changes.
- Hydrosphere: Hydrological Cycle; Oceans and Seas; Temperature and Salinity of Ocean; Ocean Currents; Coral Reefs; Marine Resources; Lakes; Wetland.
- Social and World Geography: World Population; Human Development; Migration; Settlement.
- Agriculture and Industries: Introduction; Major Crops; Modern Agricultural practices. Important Industries of the world; Industrialisation in the Developing world.
- Transport and Communication: Transport: Roadways; Railways; Air Transport; Water Transport; Pipeline Transport. Communication: Mass Communication.
- Continents of the World: Asia; Europe; North America; South America; Africa; Australia; Antarctica.
- Physical Setting: Location; Area and Extent; Administrative Divisions; Geological Aspects of India.
- Physiography: Relief and Physiographic Divisions; The Himalayas; The peninsular Plateau; The Indian Desert; The coastal Plains; The islands.
- Drainage System: Types of Drainage System in India; The Himalayan Rivers; The Peninsular Rivers; Lakes; National Water Grid.
- Climate: Characteristics of Indian Climate; Important Concepts about Origin of Monsoon; The Mechanism of the Indian Monsoon; Seasons; Rainfall Distribution in India; Droughts and Floods.
- Soil and Vegetation: Soil: Major Soils of India; Natural Vegetation of India; Types of Vegetation; Classification of Forests in India; Wildlife in India.
- Agricultural Science: Major Crops, cropping patterns in various parts of the country.
- Population and Settlement: Population: Enumeration of Population in India; Population Growth since 1901; Migration; Tribes of India; Settlements and Urbanisation.
- Resources: Human Resources; Natural Resources; Mineral Resources; Energy Resources; Conventional Sources of Energy; Renewable Energy programmes and Schemes in India; Water Resources; Marine Resources; land Resources in India; Forest Resources.
- Agriculture: Agriculture in India; Cropping Seasons; Green Revolution; Problems of Indian Agriculture; Fertilizer; Live Stock and Dairy Farming; Pisciculture; Sericulture, Horticulture, Floriculture.
- Irrigation: Irrigation in India; Types of irrigation Technique; Irrigation Projects in India.
- Transport and Communication: Transport: Roadways; Railways; Air Transport; Water Transport; Pipeline Transport. Communication: Mass Communication in India. Trade.
3. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
- 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.
- Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology,
- Basic Science
4. WORLD HISTORY
- History of the World—Including events from the 18th century such as Industrial Revolution, World Wars, Re-drawing of National Boundaries; Colonization; Decolonization; Political Philosophies like Communism; Capitalism; Socialism, etc.; Their forms and effect on the Society
5. INDIAN SOCIETY
- Indian Society—Salient Features & diversity of India
- Role of women & Women’s organisations
- Population and Associated issues
- Poverty and Developmental issues
- Urbanisation—problems and remedies
- Effects of globalization on Indian society
- Social empowerment, Communalism, Regionalism and secularism
6. INDIAN POLITICS
- Making of the Constitution: Historical Background; Constitutional Developments; Creation of the Constituent Assembly; Objectives Resolution; Drafting; Enactment of the Constitution. Objectives of Constitution. Sources of the Constitution. Preamble and Features of Indian Constitution, Citizenship, Fundamental Rights, The Directive Principles of State Policy, Fundamental Duties, Union Executive, The Parliament and Judiciary.
7. ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY
- Introduction: Physical Environment; Biotic Environment—Interaction among Organisms; Ecosystem; Ecosystems and Human Interference.
- Energy Resources: Non-renewable Energy Resources; Renewal Energy Resources; Energy Conservation.
- Biomes and Natural Vegetation: Biomes and Vegetation; Major Biomes of the World; Importance of Forests; Deforestation; Conservation and Management of Forests.
- Solid and Hazardous Wastes: Solid Waste; Hazardous waste.
- Environmental Pollution: Pollution; Pollutants; Kinds of Pollution; Air Pollution; Ozone Layer; Noise Pollution; Radioactive Pollution; Water pollution; Water Pollution; Thermal pollution; Marine pollution; Soil and Land pollution; e-Waste; International Efforts to Protect Environment; Environment protection in India.
- Biodiversity: Levels of Biodiversity; Importance of biodiversity; Biodiversity Hotspots of the world; Biodiversity in India; Conservation of biodiversity; Biosphere Reserves; Environmental laws in India.
- Wildlife in India: List of endangered species in India; Wildlife Conservation Organisations.
- Chemical Threats to Biodiversity: Chemical Toxicology; Toxic Chemicals in Air; Toxic chemicals in water; Toxic chemicals in Soil; Important Chemical Toxicants.
- Climate Change and Global Warming: Climate Change; Continent-wise Effects of Climate change; Global Warming; International Efforts on Climate Change and Global Warming; Mitigation of/and Adaptation to Global Warming.
- History of India and Indian National Movement.
- Introduction: Branches of Economics; Classification of Economy; Economy of India; Sectors of Indian Economy.
Understanding of some basic economic concepts and development of economic reasoning which the learners can apply in their day-to-day life as citizens, workers and consumers.
Realisation of learners’ role in nation building and sensitivity to the economic issues that the nation is facing today.
10. CURRENT AFFAIRS