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PSIR Enrichment Programme 2024

by Vajiram & Ravi

Date of Commencement

4th November 2024

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Mode

Offline/Online

Duration

14 weeks

PSIR Enrichment Programme 2024

Features

  • Objective: To enable students to have robust preparation for their mains PSIR Optional-2024.
  • Duration: 14-week programme
  • One ENRICHMENT CLASS PER WEEK. IT WILL BE TAKEN BY senior PSIR faculties of Vajiram and Ravi IAS.
  • Mentorship: Fortnightly meeting both online and offline with the FACULTY for better guidance, review and preparation.
  • Enrichment classes will be followed by weekly tests.
  • No. of Tests: 14 short Tests comprising 5 questions, 2 short notes and 3 long answers.
  • 2 full length test at the end of the course.
  • Handouts of the lectures and model answers of tests will be provided.
  • Mode: Both online and offline modes will be available
  • Questions: Based on the UPSC CSE pattern and curated by highly qualified and experienced faculty.
  • Current issues-based question will be included in the programme.
  • Evaluation:
    • Evaluation process focuses on assessing the answers on three dimensions:
      • Concepts
      • Structure
      • Language
  • Answer sheets will be evaluated by the experts
  • Focus: Ensures that the students' ability to write answers is improved in a sustainable and comprehensive manner
  • Students are EXPECTED TO BE THOROUGH WITH BASICS OF PSIR CONCEPTS

Schedule

4/11/2024: Introductory class on paper 1 – Western Political Thought

Test NumberDate of TestDiscussion Date and CLASSSyllabus
110/11/202416/11/2024POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES
217/11/202423/11/2024CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEORY- JUSTICE, EQUALITY
324/11/202430/11/2024POLITICAL THEORY AND STATE
4.1/12/20247/12/2024POWER, DEMOCRACY AND IPT
5.8/12/202414/12/2024CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS IN EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATURE AND JUDICIARY
6.15/12/202421/12/2024CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS IN FEDERALISM AND PARTY SYSTEM
7.22/12/202428/12/2024CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS IN CASTE, RELIGION AND ETHNICITY

 

30/12/2024: Introductory class on paper 2 – Approaches to the study of international relations

 

Test NumberDate of TestDiscussion date and enrichment classSyllabus
1.05/01/202511/01/2025Key concepts in international relations and contemporary global concerns
2.12/01/202518/01/2025Contemporary developments regarding changing international political order, international economic system and Globalization.
3.19/01/202525/01/2025Contemporary developments regarding UN, India and UN, EU, ASEAN, APEC, SAARC, NAFTA, BIMSTEC
4.26/01/202501/02/2025Contemporary developments regarding Indian Foreign Policy and issues related to South Asia
5.02/02/202508/02/2025Contemporary developments regarding Global South, USA, EU and Japan
6.09/02/202515/02/2025Contemporary developments regarding India and the Nuclear question, China, Russia and Afghanistan
7.16/02/202522/02/2025Contemporary developments concerning West Asia and Israel Issues related to Comparative Politics

 

Full lentgth test for paper 1 and paper 2 would be held on 23rd February followed by discussion classes on 1st March.

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