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PSIR - Strategy, resources & discussion

Hi peeps. Let’s do this!

1. Previous papers from 2009 (both papers are in the same PDF):here

2. Topic-wise PYQs: here 

3. Look for PDFs of books here: b-ok.cchttp://libgen.rs/archive.org

4. Model answers from SR:here 

5. OnlyIAS notes, if you need extra matter for a few topics:here 

6. SR notes, typed:politicsforindia.com

Bajrang Lonikar,Saloni2607and90 otherslike this
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Guys, Those who have joined SR Mam Crash Course, Could you Please upload PDF/videos of all the Lectures until now I'm a Google drive folder?

This will help mains 2020 aspirants relying on self study. 

Please PM me or Post it here.

Thanks 🙏

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How can I get latest edition of SR psir notes through courier? Please share a Contact of trusted xerox shop in ORN ? Also, how can we do PSIR daily answer practice for 2021 (I am a beginner ? 
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@Simran_96 pankaj courier, imagerunners, kbc all are trusted
Ask for postal correspondence material of ma'am, not the one written by students


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Those who have written PSIR mains paper-How many pages are given for 20 marker questions? In UPSC model sheet for Pub ad, they have given 3 pages for BOTH 20 marker and 15 marker questions. If anybody can answer, please...Thank you


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Those who have written PSIR mains paper-How many pages are given for 20 marker questions? In UPSC model sheet for Pub ad, they have given 3 pages for BOTH 20 marker and 15 marker questions. If anybody can answer, please...Thank you


4 pages 

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@MarcusA So 2 pages for 10 marks, 3 pages for 15 marks and 4 pages for 20 marks? 

MarcusA,
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@dragon_rider mostly yes. Though last year 2019 mains, there was an exception. In PSIR, one paper had 4 sides for all 20 markers, while the other paper had some 20 markers with 3 sides only. My memory is a bit hazy on this, so maybe others can shed light on which paper specifically. I think Paper 2, section B questions (India and World) had 3 side 20-markers. 2018 mains had 4 sides for both, as far as I can remember. 
One has no choice but to adapt in the hall, but do give a glance through the answer booklet in the begining itself and plan accordingly. 


peacefulwarrior,NitinReddy
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IN 2018 ,PAPER 1 - 2 pages for 10,3 pages for 15,4 pages for 20. PAPER 2 -2 pages for 10,3 pages for both 15 and 20.         

In 2019, For both paper 1 and 2 ,2pages for 10,3 for 15,4 for 20

peacefulwarrior,NitinReddy
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IFP.pdf

HR.pdf

COVID 19 IFP.pdf


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Does anyone know highest marks in 2019 CSE PSIR? I dont see anyone above 260.
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I am giving away my PSIR 2019-2020material of Shubhra Ranjan Madam. I had got it last week but have decided to change the optional. If interested, please send a message at ssimranjit1996@gmail.com 
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From where and how are you covering Section B of Paper I? I never covered it in a comprehensive manner and I personally find it the most difficult part of PSIR.
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Can anyone share Shubhra Ranjan's PSIR FLT plz 
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@Faith001  bro did madam provide any notes on Caste religion?


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@Zlatan07 caste religion are in her class notes. Nothing contemporary provided 


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So i'm guessing you guys read about the criticism of India at the UN for only condemning hatred against the Abrahamic religions. It talks about furthering the "clash of civilizations". I have a strong feeling that the officer who drafted that speech had PSIR as his/her optional subject :joy:

Caesar,
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From where and how are you covering Section B of Paper I? I never covered it in a comprehensive manner and I personally find it the most difficult part of PSIR.

Selective topics could be done from BL Fadia(sm, pg)

Freedom movement, perspective from Sekhar Bandopadhyay or Bipin chandra

Selective constitution topics from Bidyut Chakraborty or there is also another good book Oxford Handbook on Indian politics i guess

^^all these are good but very tough to complete in limited time

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