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Mains Accelerator Course [MAC] : Compact GS 1


General Studies 1 paper is the most factual paper over the rest of the papers. It consists of History- Indian, World, Ancient, Modern; Art & Culture; Geography- Indian, World; Society. The paper requires a smart approach to be tackled in the most efficient way.


Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society.

(i) Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

(ii) Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.

(iii) The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country.

(iv) Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

(v) History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society.

(vi) Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

(vii) Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

(viii) Effects of globalization on Indian society.

(ix) Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.

(x) Salient features of world’s physical geography.

(xi) Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India).

(xii) Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location-changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

Acads HYTs based on AI analysis of PYQs

By churning our algorithms and getting our AI analogy to run, we narrowed down upon the HYTs for each paper. Since the syllabus is so vast spanning horizontally over subjects, it becomes immensely crucial to identify the High Yielding Topics so as to be exam ready!

Below are the HYTs from GS 1

• Modern History

• The Freedom struggle

• Indian Society

• Women, globalization, social empowerment, etc.

• Key natural resources and their distribution

• Geophysical phenomena

Notes from MAC 21:

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