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TIMETABLE– Integrated Approach to UPSC Prelims + Mains – 2015 – A Self Study Guide


TIMETABLE– Integrated Approach to UPSC Prelims + Mains – 2015 – A Self Study Guide

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First of all, a Big Thank You for your encouraging Feedback on this initiative.  🙂

In the previous timetable we covered Environment and Ecology part of the UPSC prelims syllabus from NCERT and other sources.

In this timetable we will cover General Science and Geography part.

As you are already aware, geography topic given in UPSC civil services preliminary exam syllabus is like this:

“Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.”

To cover this part of the prelims syllabus, you just have to be thorough with NCERT Geography books. In addition to this, to be safer side, we will cover Goh Cheng Leong as well. You have to revise everything every week.  You should use Saturday and Sundays to revise all the topics and questions that we are asking you to read/solve. Hope today and tomorrow you will thoroughly revise Environment part which we completed yesterday(June 5). Please do not neglect the REVISION part if you really want to clear prelims.

Coming to General Science part, we have covered few chapters from Class-6th to 12th science books, which are mainly related to ecology part. From the General Science part, as you already know, UPSC asks very basic questions which are mainly conceptual. Our focus will be mainly on testing your basic concepts of biology, chemistry and physics, that too only those parts which have daily application in our life.

As you know this initiative is intended to help you revise the syllabus before the actual exam. Therefore, assuming you have already read basics, we will be giving you Big Targets every day. You must sweat it out. As you see there is not much time left.

Before we give timetable, we want to give you a rough idea about what topics will be taking up after we complete Geography and General Science Part.

NOTE: All NCERT books which we are recommended are NEW ones. You can DOWNLOAD them from HERE.



June 8 to 20 

Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.General Science

June 22 to  July 6 

Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc. (NCERT, Laxmikanth, D D Basu – very selectively, Internet sources)

July 7 to July 20  

Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.  (NCERT, Economic Survey, Ramesh Singh – selectively, Internet)

July 21 to August 1 

History of India and Indian National Movement. (NCERT, Bipan Chandra/Spectrum, CCRT, Other internet sources)

August 2 to August 10 

General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.  (From current events – The Hindu, Down to Earth, BBC and other sources)

August – 11 to August 22 

Revision Time for You

During the last phase of this initiative, please revise everything you have studied at least 3-4 times. You can revise them 3-4 times provided you revise now itself on Saturdays and Sundays without fail.

We promise that we will be consistent unless there is some serious problem with internet connection or our health (God Forbid!). We hope you too will be consistent in your preparation (+support and criticism).



June 8NCERT Class VI – Science All Chapters; NCERT Class VI – Social Science – The Earth Our Habitat

June 9 NCERT Class VII – Science All Chapters + NCERT Class VIII – Science Chapters 1 to 9

June 10 NCERT Class VIII – Science Chapters 10 – 18

June 11 NCERT Class VIII – Geography – Resource and Development: All Chapters

June 12 NCERT Class IX – Geography – Contemporary India-1: All Chapters

June 13 Revision

June 14 Revision

June 15 NCERT Class X – Geography – Contemporary India-2: All Chapters

June 16 NCERT Class XI – Fundamentals of Physical Geography, Units 1 – 3

June 17 NCERT Class XI – Fundamentals of Physical Geography, Units 4-6

June 18 NCERT Class XI – India Physical Environment Geography : All Chapters

June 19 Goh Cheng Leong – Certificate Physical and Human Geography Part – 1

June 20 Goh Cheng Leong – Certificate Physical and Human Geography Part – 2


As you can observe above, we have asked you to read one complete book in a day. Please do not think it is impossible to read them in one day. If you want to finish them in a day, you WILL finish them in a day. You just have to work bit harder this time. You will feel very confident once you complete these books. As General Studies -1 has become unpredictable and decisive, there is no other short-cut at this point of time. All the books which we have mentioned above are of utmost importance and should not be neglected at any cost. We are not overburdening you with extra books too.

Few Clarifications

We have asked you to read Science books only till Class VIII. This subject gets technical from Class IX onwards. As just basics are needed it is better to thoroughly read only Class 6,7 and 8 Science textbooks in addition to S&T from current events.

We haven’t mentioned Class XII Geography Textbooks too. By the time you complete Class XI Geography books, you will have read plenty on Indian Geography. For Human and World geography, Goh Cheng Leong is the best option, hence we have asked you to read this book after completing NCERT Geography books.

As you seen during first seven days, we can give up to fifteen multiple choice questions (MCQs) and 2-5 descriptive type of questions per day.

A Humble Suggestion

To have an edge you should solve more number of questions. We suggest you to try our test series questions. You can subscribe even now. You will get 2014 (20 Papers) + 2015 (26 Papers) as soon as you subscribe. Later as per schedule you will get remaining 7 full length tests (actually every paper is a Full Length paper). You will get to solve more than Five Thousand quality questions. Again, it is your discretion to buy any test series of your liking.

If you had followed previous timetable, please leave behind your valuable comment HERE. Your inputs keep us motivated and help us improve further. Thank you.

Coming back to this initiative, gear up for a very hectic week ahead.  Please follow it with utmost sincerity – you will not regret it.