NCERT LEARNING PROGRAM (NLP)
NCERTs are an important source to provide fundamental understanding of the core concepts which are mentioned in the UPSC syllabus. However, it becomes a lengthy and time consuming process to cover all the relevant NCERTs from class 6th to 12th. But the irony is, most of the students either skip reading NCERTs or they refer it in the later stage of their preparation which they regret afterwards. Keeping various factors in mind, we have designed this ‘NCERT Learning Program’ so as to make NCERT reading easy and effective from the exam point of view.
Relevance of NCERTs
- Complete coverage of UPSC syllabus
- Helps in building conceptual clarity
- Simple & Lucid explanation
- Direct questions in Prelims & Mains exam
- Authentic & Reliable source
Coverage of the Program
- Chapterwise Summary of all relevant NCERTs from class 6th to 12th
- Coverage of all topics & Subheads of each chapter
- MCQs & Explanations for Prelims based on each chapter
- Mains questions wherever necessary
- Audio Visual Explanations
- Contents aligned as per the UPSC requirements
- Relevance rating at the beginning of each chapter
- Important topics highlighted for Mains and Prelims
- UPSC Previous Year Questions provided at appropriate places
- Simple language and effective presentation
- Use of flow charts, tables, diagrams etc. for better clarity.
- Key Takeaways from each chapter
Few UPSC Previous Years’ Questions asked directly from NCERTs (For Reference):
UPSC 2021 Prelims:
Q. With reference to the water on the planet Earth, consider the following statements:
- 1) The amount of water in the rivers and lakes is more than the amount of groundwater.
- 2) The amount of water in polar ice caps and glaciers is more than the amount of groundwater.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Reference: https://ncert.nic.in/textbook.php?gess2=5-9 (Class 7th Geography, Chapter 5 – Water)s
Q. The black cotton soil of India has been formed due to the weathering of
- (a) brown forest soil
- (b) fissure volcanic rock
- (c) granite and schist
- (d) shale and limestone
Reference: https://ncert.nic.in/textbook.php?jess1=1-7 (Class 10th Geography, Chapter 1 – Resource and Development)
Q. Which one of the following best defines the term 'State?
- (a)A community of persons permanently occupying a definite territory independent of external control and possessing an organized government
- (b) A politically organized people of a definite territory and possessing an authority to govern them, maintain law and order, protect their natural rights and safeguard their means of sustenance
- (c) A number of persons who have been living in a definite territory for a very long time with their own culture, tradition and government
- (d) A society permanently living in a definite territory with a central authority, an executive responsible to the central authority and an independent judiciary
Reference: : https://ncert.nic.in/textbook.php?hess3=1-10 (Class 8th Polity, Chapter 1 – The Indian Constitution)
UPSC 2020 Prelims:
Q. Indigo cultivation in India declined by the beginning of the 20th century because of
- (a) Peasant resistance to the oppressive conduct of planters
- (b) Its unprofitability in the world market because of new inventions
- (c)National leaders' opposition to the cultivation of indigo
- (d) Government control over the planters
Reference: : https://ncert.nic.in/textbook.php?hess2=3-10 (Class 8th History, Chapter3 – Ruling the Countryside)
Q. Who among the following rulers advised his subjects through this inscription? "Whosoever praises his religious sect or blames other sects out of excessive devotion to his own sect, with the view of glorifying his own sect, he rather injures his own sect very severely."
- (a) Ashoka
- (b) Samudragupta
- (d) Krishnadeva Raya
Reference: :: https://ncert.nic.in/textbook.php?fess1=7-11 (Class 6th History, Chapter 7 – Ashoka, The Emperor who gave up war)