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INTERACTIVE

Our mindmaps are indepth but easy to learn/revise due to its interactive & hierarchical nature

Learn/Revise FASTER

Our approach helps you remember and recall information 10X better & faster than conventional paragraph based reading

Track progress

You can track your progress and performance from your dashboard

ADD YOUR NOTES

You can add your own notes and it'll be saved in our database forever

Interlinked notes

Static topics are connected with current affairs which gives you updated info right away

Social groups

You can connect and discuss with your fellow members regarding different topics

FAQ
Most frequent questions and answers
  • A mind map can turn a long list of boring information into a colourful, memorable and highly organized diagram that works in line with your brain’s natural way of doing things.
  • A mind map is hierarchical and reflects relationships among pieces of the whole.
  • Whenever you make notes from books or newspapers, instead of writing paragraphs or bullet points, you can make a mind map for the big-picture analysis and better recall.
  • How to make a mind map?
    • Step 1: Write the main concept at the centre of the page.
    • Step 2: Write sub-topics around the main concept and link them together.
    • Step 3: Write the key points under each-subtopics.
    • Step 4: Mark relationship (if any) between different points in the mind map.
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  • Above is the example mind map from our article on the statue of unity issue. Here,
    • Statue of unity – the Main concept
    • Why in news? Who is Patel? Etc – Sub-topics
    • Then the nodes that branch out from sub-topics are key points.
 

Mindmap Learning Programme (MLP) is a flagship programme of IAS EXPRESS that makes learning easier, faster and fun through mindmaps.

What are the Benefits?

  • Big picture – You can take in the bigger picture quickly and easily at a glance with our mindmaps.
  • Better recollection – The visual nature of mindmaps allows for easier recall.
  • Simplification – Mindmaps allow for the simplification of complex relationships between topics.
  • Quick revision – Every point is organized and linked in a way that enables quick revision.
  • Interactive – IE Mindmaps are interactive i.e., you can collapse, expand, navigate around and search for a particular topic inside the mindmap. This provides for the active learning process and you never get bored.
  • Updated – Our contents are periodically updated according to the changing needs of the exam.
  • Question paper-based – Contents are prepared based on solving previous years question papers = high chance of success in the actual examination.

What are the Features?

  • In-depth Notes: covering the whole syllabus in a systematic and easy-to-understand manner. More importantly, our notes are prepared according to the previous years question patterns.
  • Add your own notes: on any page by clicking the “Add Notes” button at the top. The button will show up after you login.
  • Bookmarks: You can bookmark different pages for later reading.
Because:
  1. Smart work is more important than hard work: IAS EXPRESS gives you smart learning by analyzing previous year question patterns and creating dedicated content according to the syllabus.
  2. You can save a lot of time and energy. because:
    • You don’t have to compile various points from different sources yourself. We do all the hard work for you.
    • you can learn/revise 10X better and faster because of the mindmap format
  3. You can save a lot of money from buying so many books or spending lakhs in coaching centres.
  4. This initiative is self-funded = your contribution will help us sustain and come up with more innovative programs. In other words, you’re helping us in order to help you reach your goal.

We have referred basic & standard books for comprehensive coverage of various topics.

Click for Referred Sources

General Studies
  • Polity – Laxmikanth, DD Basu, Internet.
  • Economy – Ramesh Singh, Internet.
  • Art & Culture – Spectrum, Internet.
  • Geography – NIOS, NCERT, Internet.
  • Environment – NIOS, Shankar, Internet.
  • Ancient India – R.S. Sharma (old NCERT), Internet.
  • Medieval India – Satish Chandra, Internet.
  • Modern India – Bipan Chandra, Internet.
  • Post-independent India – Bipan Chandra, Internet.
  • World History – Tamil Nadu Board book, Internet.
  • International Relations – Internet.
  • Ethics – Lexicon, Internet.
  • Indian Society & Social Justice – NCERT, Internet.
  • Internal Security – News & research papers.
  • Disaster – News & research papers.
  • Governance – Internet.
  • Science & Technology – News sources.

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Political Science (Optional)
  • IGNOU MA Notes
  • Political Theory by O P Gauba
  • Global Politics by Andrew Heywoods
  • VP Verma – Modern Indian political thoughts
  • etc

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Anthropology (Optional)

Paper 1:

  • Physical Anthropology – P Nath
  • Anthropology Simplified- Vivek Bhasme
  • Anthropology – Ember and Ember
  • epg pathashala
  • ignou M.A Anthropology

Paper-II:

  • ignou M.A Anthropology
  • epg pathashala
  • January 2014 edition of Yojana- Tribal and Marginalized Communities
  • The Tribal Culture of India – LP Vidyarthi
  • Tribal India – Nadeem Hasnain
  • Indian Anthropology -Nadeem Hasnain
  • Anthropology Simplified – Vivek Bhasme

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Geography (Optional)
  1. Savindra Singh’s Geomorphology
  2. Savindra Singh’s Physical Geography
  3. Savindra Singh’s Climatology
  4. Savindra Singh’s Oceanography
  5. D.R khullar
  6. Majid Hussain
  7. Geographical thought by R. D Dikshit
  8. Internet

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Sociology (Optional)
  • Haralambos and Holborn (blue & orange )
  • IGNOU Material
  • Seeing sociology in everyday life by J.J.Macionis
  • Sociological theory – George Ritzer
  • Oxford Dictionary of Sociology
  • Research papers from the internet

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Public Adminstration (Optional)

Booklist for Paper 1:

  • Mohit Bhattacharya: New Horizon of public administration
  • Administrative Thinkers by Prasad & Prasad
  • Comparative public administration: R.K Arora
  • Public administration by M. Laxmikanth
  • Public administration paper 1 by RB Aribam

Booklist for Paper – 2:

  • Indian public administration by Ramesh K Arora & Rajni Goyal
  • Public administration paper 2 by RB Aribam
  • Government reports (2nd ARC, Punchi Commission reports, NITI aayog recommendations )
  • Newspapers editorials

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