11 important subjects to cover before you appear for IAS Prelims 2019

IAS Prelims 2019

 2nd June 2019 is an important day for many UPSC aspirants, this is the day on which The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be conducting IAS Prelims Exam as per the official notification issued by the same in the month of February 2019. Aspirants have 4 months in their hand for rigorous preparation as the examination will be conducted in the month of June. Therefore, aspirants need to go through the most important topics to perfect their preparation for the IAS prelims examination. Focusing on the important topics is a must to cement the position for the exam to come.

Smart preparation in narrow time-frame has utmost importance to clear the IAS prelims examination, which is going to be held on IAS Interview 2019. While some people rely on working hard, winners rely on working smart. The meaning of later is to analyze the UPSC syllabus thoroughly and go thorough previous question paper. If we scrutinize the last few years of IAS exam, we can see that most question in the prelims or mains are somehow closely related to the questions that came in the past year exams.

Along with this, candidates must go through all the subjects associated with geographical, socio-economic, environmental, cultural and political aspects of India.

For the benefit and ease of IAS aspirants we have composed an important list of affairs topics, going through which one can easily prepare for IAS Prelims Exam 2019 and Main Exam 2019 also.


1- Plan/Policy

  • Young India-Vibrant India initiative for IAS Exam
  • Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy
  • Most Important Government Schemes II for IAS Exam 2018
  • Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for North-East
  • Most Important Government Schemes I for IAS Exam 2018
  • National Disaster Management Plan
  • Provisions of National Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs)
  • New Aviation Policy
  • National Mineral Exploration Policy 2017
  • National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy 2016 
  • National Health Policy 2017
  • NITI Aayog’s Draft National Energy Policy 2017
  • Modi Government’s Schemes and Policy

2- Bills and Acts

  • The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018
  • Sugar Cess (Amendment) Bill, 2015
  • Livestock Marketing and Model Agricultural Produce (Promotion & Facilitation) Act, 2017
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill 2016
  • Geospatial Information Regulation Bill
  • Model Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2016
  • Land Acquisition Act and Reforms
  • Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2015
  • GST Bill          
  • Representation of the People Act, 1950
  • Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill of Muslim Women, 2017
  • SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Rules, 2016
  • National Water Framework Bill
  • Aadhaar Bill, 2016
  • Enemy Property Amendment Bill 2016
  • Industries (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015
  • Carriage by Air (Amendment) Bill, 2015
  • Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016
  • Juvenile Justice Act, 2015
  • Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015
  • Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015
  • Anti-Hijacking Bill


3- Schemes/Projects

  • Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission
  • Ganga Gram Yojana
  • Indradhanush Scheme for Banks
  • Project Sunrise   
  • Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate Karyakram
  • Rurban Mission
  • Beti Bachao Beti Padho Scheme
  • Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
  • Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
  • Gram Uday se Bharat Uday Abhiyaan
  • Agriculture Marketing in India
  • Smart Cities Mission


4- Indian Economy

  • The future of crypto-financing in India
  • Economic Survey 2017-18: Analysis and Questions
  • Universal Basic Income
  • Double Taxation Avoidance Treaties with other countries
  • India’s Infrastructure needs and the Smart Cities Mission
  • NBFC Guidelines
  • Asia Africa Growth Corridor
  • Agriculture Schemes
  • EPF Tax Issues
  • Stand Up India Scheme
  • Economic Survey Questions 2016-17
  • 14th Finance Commission Recommendations
  • Union Budget 2016-17: Highlights
  • New Silk Route
  • Union Budget 2016-17: Financial Sector Reforms
  • 4th Industrial Revolution
  • India Post Payments Bank
  • CRR, SLR, Repo Rate, Reverse Repo Rate, Bank Rate
  • Reforms in FDI Policy
  • National Capital Goods Policy 2016
  • Inflation and its dynamics


5- International

  • European Refugee Crisis
  • International Solar Alliance
  • Missile Technology Control Regime and India
  • Supporting Syria and the Region Conference 2016
  • Brexit Issue
  • Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage
  • India and NSG Membership dynamics
  • Nuclear Security Summit   


6- Science and Tech

  • Potassium Bromate
  • Zika Virus       
  • 3D Printing Technology
  • Solar Cells
  • GPS
  • Blood
  • Mineral important for Human Growth 

7- Indian Polity

  • National Anti-Profiteering Authority
  • Indian Foreign Policy
  • National Intellectural Property Rights (IPRs) Provisions
  • Aadhaar and the Right to Privacy
  • Naga Peace Accord
  • The Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance
  • Police Reforms in India
  • Religious Liberty and Women Rights
  • Cooperative Federalism
  • Representation of the People Act, 1950
  • Fundamental Rights
  • DPSP— Animal Husbandry, Uniform Civil Code, Child Labour
  • Union Executive— Union Council of Ministers  and Prime Minister
  • Types of Bills- Money Bill, Finance Bill, Private Member Bill
  • Veto Powers of President
  • Union Judiciary and related provisions
  • Union and State – Administrative Relations
  • Union and State – Financial Relations
  • State Judiciary
  • Transaction of Business Rules
  • Constitutional Position of NCT of Delhi


8- Geography + Environment

  • Effectiveness of National Disaster Management Authority in India
  • Cleaning of River Ganga: Programme and Achievement
  • Green Climate Fund
  • Effectiveness of NDMA in India
  • National Green Tribunal of India
  • Climate Change and Food Security
  • GM Mustard Crop Approval and Other Issues
  • Role of Governments in flood mitigation
  • Indus Water Treaty and Analysis
  • Cauvery Water Dispute and Analysis
  • Labour Reforms in India
  • Earth Interior and Earthquake
  • Geological Time scale of Evolution
  • Himalayas in India
  • Landforms
  • Climate and Types of Climates
  • Census 2011
  • Different Indices related to Human Development
  • Monsoon, ITCZ
  • Forests in India
  • Water Resources of India—River systems, Waterfalls
  • Soils in India
  • Climate Change and related Conferences Chronology — Paris Summit
  • Major Disasters in the Year
  • Renewable Energy
  • Noise Pollution
  • Air Pollution
  • Food Web and Food Chain

 9- Modern History

  • 1857 Revolt and Associated Leaders
  • Social Reforms in the Indian Society and related Acts
  • Indian National Congress
  • India After the arrival of Mahatma Gandhi
  • Life of Mahatma Gandhi and the Movements
  • HSRA and associated leaders
  • Bengal Partition and Delhi Darbar
  • List of Governor General and Associated Works
  • Muslim League
  • Education Under British
  • Agriculture Taxing Structure under Britishers
  • Agrarion Revolts

10- History of India

  • Indus Valley Civilisation- Harappan, Mohanjodaro
  • Gautama Buddha, Buddhist Councils and principles of Buddhism
  • Jainism, its principles and 24 Jain Tirthankars
  • Temple Architectures
  • Mauryan Rule overview
  • Ashokan Inscriptions
  • Gupta Rulers and its overview
  • Foreign Visitors
  • Accession of Qutub-ud-Din Aibak
  • Sultanate Period
  • Tughlaq Rulers
  • Vijay Nagar Empire-Harihar and Bukka
  • Mughals Rulers, Arts, Architecture and major achievement of Mughal Rulers
  • Akhbar and his religious philosophy- in Details
  • Aurangzeb and his Policies
  • Hyder Ali, Tipu Sultan and wars they fought
  • Peshwas


11- Miscellaneous

  • Solid Waste Management in India  
  • National Company Law Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal
  • Animal Husbandry in India
  • National Agriculture Market


@List of Topics Source- jagranjosh.com

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