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Anthropology Optional 2021

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Anthropology is the science of human Kind. It studies all aspect of Human beings- Social-cultural-Biological aspects of Humans. The Anthropology syllabus of UPSC mains can be simplified as following-

  1. Social-Cultural Anthropology
    • Study various institutions- observe, study the variation, classify, and build theory
    • Contribution of anthropologists
    • Methods used to study society
  2. Cultural and Biological evolution
  • Cultural evolution
    • Paleolithic
    • Mesolithic
    • Neolithic
    • Chalcolithic
    • Copper bronze age
    • Iron age
  • Biological Evolution
    • Theories- Darwin theory
    • Study of primates
    • Stages:
      • Australopithecines
      • Homo erecturs
      • Neanderthal
      • Homo sapiens
  • Cultural and Biological evolution in relation to India
  1. Biological anthropology
  • Variation in Human
  • Genetic studies
  • Mendelian genetics- Inheritance of characters
  • Chromosomal abnormalities in Humans
  • Race and racism
  • Ecological anthropology
  • Epidemiological anthropology 
  • Growth and development
  • Fertility study
  • Demographic theories
  • Applied anthropology
  1. Indian culture and society
  • Demography of Indian population
  • Nature of Indian traditional society
  • Caste system
  • Some theories related to them
  • Impact of other religion on Indian society
  • Indian anthropology and anthropologists 
  • Indian village studies
  • Minorities
  • Social change
  • Exploitation of marginalized section
  1. Tribal India
    • Classification
    •  Problems of tribal India
    •  Forest policy
    •  Administration of tribal areas
    •  Social change among tribes
    •  Contribution of anthropologist 

For Detailed Syllabus- Refer www.upsc.gov.in 

Why anthropology is one of the best optional in the UPSC mains

  1. Short syllabus- can be completed in 3-4 months
  2. Gives enough time to prepare GS
  3. Anyone can master the subject- 1st Rank and 3rd Rank (2017) 2ND Rank (2018), 3rd  & 4th Rank (2019) Engineering background
  4. Repeated topics
  5. Stick to syllabus
  6. Consistency in scoring- reliable
  7. Less competition
  8. Very interesting
  9. Overlapping with GS- Society, Social issues, Tribal issues, Governance, Essay and Ethics

Our Programme (November to February/March)

SECTION

DURATION (2.5 hours)

SOCIO-CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

15 classes

THEORIST

15 classes

INDIAN ANTHROPOLOGY

10 classes

TRIBAL INDIA

10 classes

EVOLUTION- PHYSICAL AND CULTURAL EVOLUTION

12 classes

BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

18 classes

Class test after every Section

 

Fee : 29000/- incl. taxes

Mode : Online & Offline

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