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“The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane.” :Mahatma Gandhi
A UPSC aspirant is often faced with the dilemma of choosing the right optional.
Anthropology studies human beings in diverse aspects. These could be in terms of biology and evolution, society and culture, environment and ecology, demography and tribes, health and disease, human development from pre-natal stage to senescence, human genetics, research methods, religion, marriage, and family among others. Hence, Anthropology has quite a diverse subject matter.
ANTHROPOLOGY optional has become a favourite of UPSC aspirants these days since it is yielding 270+ marks every year to the UPSC-Civil Services Examination toppers. However, UPSC does not discriminate between any of its optional subjects and one should consider his/her interest a top priority while choosing an optional.
Here are some facts to prove this argument
|Name of the candidate||Year of passing||Rank secured||Total marks (500) ANTHROPOLOGY||Paper I||Paper II|
|NEHA KUMARI||CSE- 2014||26||271||140||131|
Optional subject marks play an important role in improving your UPSC-CSE all India ranking. Also, if you have not scored well in GS papers, you can still find your name in UPSC-CSE final list if you score well in optional papers.
|Test No.||Test Name||Syllabus (Chapters)|
6. Anthropological theories
7. Culture, Language and Communication
8. Research methods in Anthropology
|2||ANTHROPOLOGY TEST-02 (SECTIONAL)||
9.1 Human Genetics
9.6 Age, sex and population variation as genetic marker
9.7 Concepts and methods of Ecological Anthropology
9.8 Epidemiological Anthropology
10. Concept of human growth and Development
11.1 Relevance of menarche, menopause and other bioevents to fertility. Fertility patterns and differentials :
11.2 Demographic theories-biological, social and cultural :
11.3 Biological and socio-ecological factors influencing fecundity, fertility, natality and mortality :
12 Applications of Anthropology :
|3||ANTHROPOLOGY TEST-03 (SECTIONAL)||
1.1 Meaning, Scope and development of Anthropology :
1.2 Relationships with other disciplines : Social Sciences, behavioural Sciences, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, Earth Sciences and Humanities :
1.3 Main branches of Anthropology, their scope and relevance :
1.4 Human Evolution and emergence of Man :
1.5 Characteristics of Primates :
1.6 Phylogenetic status, characteristics and geographical distribution of the following :
1.7 The biological basis of Life :
1.8 (a) Principles of Prehistoric Archaeology, Chronology :
(b) Cultural Evolution - Broad Outlines of Prehistoric cultures :
2.1 The Nature of Culture :
2.2 The Nature of Society :
2.3 Marriage :
2.4 Family :
2.5 Kinship :
3. Economic Organization :
4. Political Organization and Social Control :
|4||ANTHROPOLOGY TEST-04 (SECTIONAL)||
1.1 Evolution of the Indian Culture and Civilization :
1.2 Palaeo :
1.3. Ethno‐archaeology in India:
2. Demographic profile of India :
3.1 The structure and nature of traditional Indian social system :
3.2 Caste system in India :
3.3 Sacred Complex and Nature-Man-Spirit Complex :
3.4. Impact of Buddhism, Jainism, Islam and Christianity of Indian society :
|5||ANTHROPOLOGY TEST-05 (SECTIONAL)||
4. Emergence, growth and development in India :
5.1 Indian Village :
5.2 Linguistic and religious minorities and their social, political and economic status.
5.3 Indigenous and exogenous processes of socio-cultural change in Indian society:
6.1 Tribal situation in India :
6.2 Problems of the tribal Communities :
6.3 Developmental projects and their impact on tribal displacement and problems of rehabilitation. Development of forest policy and tribals. Impact of urbanisation and industrialization on tribal populations.
|6||ANTHROPOLOGY TEST-06 (SECTIONAL)||
7.1 Problems of exploitation and deprivation of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes. Constitutional safeguards for Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes.
7.2 Social change and contemporary tribal societies :
7.3 The concept of ethnicity :
8.1 Impact of Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and other religions on tribal societies.
8.2 Tribe and nation state - a comparative study of tribal communities in India and other countries:
9.1 History of administration of tribal areas, tribal policies, plans, programmes of tribal development and their implementation. The concept of PTGs (Primitive Tribal Groups), their distribution, special programmes for their development. Role of N.G.O.s in tribal development.
9.2 Role of anthropology in tribal and rural development. Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply.
9.3 Contributions of anthropology to the understanding of regionalism, communalism and ethnic and political movements.
|7||ANTHROPOLOGY TEST-07 (FLT)||ANTHROPOLOGY PAPER-01-FULL LENGTH TEST|
|8||ANTHROPOLOGY TEST-08 (FLT)||ANTHROPOLOGY PAPER-02- FULL LENGTH TEST|
|9||ANTHROPOLOGY TEST-09 (FLT)||ANTHROPOLOGY PAPER-01 -FULL LENGTH TEST|
|10||ANTHROPOLOGY TEST-10 (FLT)||ANTHROPOLOGY PAPER-02- FULL LENGTH TEST|
|TEST MODE: ONLINE / OFFLINE
FEE (Inclusive of all taxes): Rs.10000/*- only
Note: Date of Mock Test can be rescheduled on the demand of the aspirants. (POSTPONE, BUT NOT PREPONE)
Anthropology covers the following aspects:
Features of Chahal Academy ANTHROPOLOGY optional subject Online Course:-
|Online Video lectures for Optional Paper 1&2 + Study Material in Soft Copy + Test Series||Rs. 30,000/-|
|Only Online Video lectures for Optional Paper 1&2||Rs. 20,000/-|
Note: Above fee is for Online IAS Course and does not include coaching fee for Offline IAS Course and optional subjects.
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