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Mindmap Learning Programme (MLP)


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What is a Mindmap

  • 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.
Click to Zoom.
  • 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.


About MLP

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.


Why should you join

  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.


Referred Sources

General Studies
  • Current Affairs – Hindu, Indian Express, DTE, PIB, & Research Sites
  • 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.

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

Anthropology (Optional)

Paper 1:

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


  • 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

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

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

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




Things to note:

  • No download option: All contents can be accessed via our website/app only.
  • Number of devices: 2 simultaneous device logins (PC/Tablet/Mobile) are allowed per user account.





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polity (@polity18gsiasgmail-com)
2 years ago

I want to purchase mindmaps

aspirant (@aspirantcse786gmail-com)
2 years ago

Sir, I have taken membership, how can I access mindmaps?

anshul kalirana
anshul kalirana (@anshulkalirana209gmail-com)
1 year ago

Sir, do u provide static mind map of all subjects?

Ekta Singh
Ekta Singh
1 year ago

Will I get previous mindmapstoo if I join any of these plans?

liveakhand .
liveakhand . (@liveakhandgmail-com)
1 year ago

Sir..Is it possible to add our own points in the static mindmaps?

jayanta gahan
jayanta gahan (@jayantagahan123gmail-com)
1 year ago


bikash sandil
bikash sandil (@bikashsandilac8202007gmail-com)
1 year ago

If I take subscription will I be able to access past content?

Anjali (@naveen)
1 year ago

Why I’m not able to log in even though I have a subscription

Sumit (@ambekarsumeet2gmail-com)
1 year ago

If I have renewed my plan now , when will it activate? Today or after expiry of current plan. Coz I don’t want to lose remaining 2 month’s period.

Ritom Paul
Ritom Paul (@paulritom12gmail-com)
1 year ago

Sir, Is this help us for preparing ISS?

teena raj
teena raj (@rajteena1gmail-com)
1 year ago

Is there any mechanism for evaluation of the answers of the questions that you provided under “test yourself”?

saurabh (@shibu22)
1 year ago

Your CA prelims are awesome ….. Please do continue this initiative..

prabjot singh
prabjot singh (@sprabjot360gmail-com)
1 year ago

I wanna join this membership

R (@chandu)
1 year ago

#Hardwork n it’s best?..ByTheTeam #IAS EXPRESS..
#ThankYou Sir

Manoj Kumar.N
Manoj Kumar.N (@ora-manojkumarngmail-com)
1 year ago

Is there Current affairs related mind maps also..??

Brijesh patel
Brijesh patel (@brijeshpatel12195gmail-com)
1 year ago

can we download mindmaps

Shaik janbee
Shaik janbee (@shaikjaanbee)
1 year ago

Hi … I want to purchase mindmaps

kamalesh reddy
kamalesh reddy (@kamaleshreddy331gmail-com)
1 year ago

Anything for free

yannamsetty (@siva73378)
1 year ago

before your mindmaps reading, we have to read any standard books ? or simply read your mindmaps to score good marks in objective question paper for state public service commision exams.

1 year ago

All this information available in hindi language

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