In order to clear UPSC prelims, you need to first focus on most-probable topics in each subject and cover them comprehensively. But there is a problem of scattered resources and lack of time to make notes and organise everything yourself. So we have listed links to our notes on most-probable topics. As these notes are in mindmap format, you can read/revise them very quickly.
If you have already completed the syllabus, you can also read these notes for the eleventh-hour revision. Some of these notes cannot easily be found across the internet or in one place.
It is not those who read everything become toppers, it is those who know what to read become toppers.
Quick Tip: You can use the memory palace technique to remember fact-based stuff such as countries & borders, indices/reports, GI tags, etc.
Mindmap Learning Programme (MLP)
List of Most-Probable Topics (with Notes)
- Give particular focus on following compilations
- Species (in Environment)
- Conservation areas (in Environment)
- Diseases (in National Issues)
- Space and other tech news (in Sci-tech)
- Indexes/reports (in Compilations)
- Schemes/welfare initiatives (in Compilations)
- Bills/Acts (in Compilations)
- Government organisations (in Compilations)
- International organisations, groupings and agreements (in compilations) | Static Compilations
- GI tags (in Compilations)
- Defence – Missiles, Military exercises, ships (in Compilations)
- Additional compilation not covered in prelims CA mindmaps – Important economic terms
- Compilations on repeated current topics
- Historical background [FREE]
- Constituent assembly
- Fundamental Rights
- Fundamental Duties
- Constitution amendment
- Central govt
- State govt
- Local govt
- Comparison between various posts/bodies with respect to Tenure, Appointment, and Removal
- 5 simple rules to remember the lapsing bills in Indian Parliament [FREE]
- [Table] Types of majorities in Parliament
- A quick reading of all chapters (all are important)
- [Table] Classical Dances in India – Compared
- [Table] Intangible cultural heritage [FREE]
- Inflation [FREE]
- Public Finance
- External Sector
- Economic Survey 2018-19
- Union Budget 2019-20
- Economic Survey 2019-20
- Union Budget 2020-21
- Biodiversity conservation (National Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Biosphere reserves, etc.)
- India’s conservation measures (Environmental Legislations, authorities, organisations, etc.)
- International conservation measures (Important environmental organisations, agreements, etc.)
- Global Environmental Threats (Climate change, oil spills, coral bleach, pollution, etc.)
- Threatened species in India (Critically endangered, endangered and vulnerable species)
- Indus Valley Civilisation [FREE]
- Aryans and Vedic Period
- Post-Vedic Period
- Foreign Invasions
- Mauryan Empire
- Central Asian Contact
- Gupta Empire
- Philosophical Developments
- Early Medieval India (700 – 1200 AD)
- Delhi Sultanate (1206 – 1526)
- Vijayanagar & Bahmanid Kingdoms (1350 – 1565)
- Mughal Empire (1526-1857)
- Socio-religious reforms in the 19th century
- Indian National Movement – 19th to 20th century
- Important personalities of modern India and their associations with various events, organisations, and publications.
- World Geography – Important facts for prelims (Countries & borders, Forest types, etc.)
- Indian Geography – Important facts for Prelims (forest types, rivers, etc)
- These topics have been chosen by analysing previous year questions.
- If you’ve completed all the above topics, then please go through all the other mindmaps here.
All the best!