Shubhra Ranjan Academy

Announcements           on  4/10/2024 6:04:51 PM

Dear Students,

On Demand courses for Optional - PSIR / Sociology / History & General Studies courses are available.


Announcements           on  3/22/2024 3:46:11 PM

Dear Students,

PSIR Answer Writing Module for 2025 is starting from 01 June, 2024.

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Announcements           on  3/7/2024 12:32:35 PM

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Announcements           on  3/3/2024 5:56:04 PM

Dear Students,

GS Environment & Ecology Modular Classroom only course (March 2024) by Neeraj Nachiketa sir
Start Date: 11 March, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM- 10:30 AM
Course Fees: ?3000.00
Duration: 12 Days

GS Environment & Ecology Modular Online only course (March 2024) by Neeraj Nachiketa sir
Start Date: 11 March, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM- 10:30 AM
Course Fees: ?2500.00
12 Days


Announcements           on  1/22/2024 4:44:11 PM

Dear Students,

Economy Modular Courses :

Economy Modular Classroom only course Batch1 - Target 2025
Price Rs 12,000/- (New Students), 10,000/- (Old Students)
Start Date: 22-Jan-2024

Economy Modular Online only course Batch1- Target 2025
Price- Rs 10,000/- (New Students) Rs 8,000/- (Old Students)
Start Date: 22-Jan-2024

Science and Technology Modular Courses :

Science and Technology Modular Classroom only course Batch1- Target 2025
Price Rs. 10000/- New Students, Rs. 8000/- Old Students
Course start date : 29-Jan-24

Science and Technology Modular Online only course Batch1- Target 2025
Price Rs. 8000/- New students, Rs. 6000/- Old students
Course start date : 29-Jan-24

Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture History Modular Course :

Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture History Modular Classroom only course Batch1- Target 2024/25
Price- Rs. 12,000 (new students), Rs. 10000/- (old students)
Start Date: 15-Feb-2024

Ancient, Medieval and Art & Culture History Modular Online only course Batch1- Target 2024/25
Price- Rs. 10,000 (new students), Rs. 8000/- (old students)
Start Date: 15-Feb-2024

Geography Modular Course :

Geography Modular Classroom only course Batch1- Target 2024/25
Price- Rs. 15,000 (New Students) Rs.12000/- (Old Students)
Start Date: 18-Mar-2024

Geography Modular Online only course Batch1- Target 2024/25
Price- Rs. 12,000 (New Students) Rs.10000/- (Old Students)
Start Date: 18-Mar-2024


Announcements           on  1/16/2024 4:49:05 PM

UPSC Prelims Crash Course (QEP) for 2024 at Shubhra Ranjan IAS Study

Starting on: 19 Feb, 2024
Time: 8 AM to 01:30 PM
Venue: 32B Pusa Road, 2nd floor, near Metro Pillar 122, Karol Bagh, Delhi

QEP Classroom details :
QEP Online details :

-  45+ Classes
-  Live & recorded lectures for 120 hours for online student
-  Doubt session for online student
-  Quality Workbooks of each subject for last minute revision, MCQ practice
-  10 Sectional + 8 Full Length Tests
-  Cover one subject in one week (05 Hours 30 minutes /Class)

- Comprehensive Coverage : India Year Book, Economic Survey, Budget & All Important Current Events

Classroom fee: Rs 15,000 (New) / Rs 8000 (Old)
Online fee: Rs 12,000 (New) / Rs 5000 (Old)

Link of Sample Workbook (History) :


Syllabus          on  3/18/2021 1:02:26 PM


Political Theory and Indian Politics :

1. Political Theory: meaning and approaches.

2. Theories of state : Liberal, Neo-liberal, Marxist, Pluiralist, post-colonial and Feminist.

3. Justice : Conceptions of justice with special reference to Rawl’s theory of justice and its communitarian critiques.

4. Equality : Social, political and economic; relationship between equality and freedom;Affirmative action.

5. Rights : Meaning and theories; different kinds of rights; Concept of Human Rights.

6. Democracy : Classical and contemporary theories; different models of democracy—representative, participatory and deliberative.

7. Concept of power : hegemony, ideology and legitimacy.

8. Political Ideologies : Liberalism, Socialism, Marxism, Fascism, Gandhism and Feminism.

9. Indian Political Thought: Dharamshastra, Arthashastra and Buddhist Traditions; Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Sri Aurobindo, M. K. Gandhi, B. R. Ambedkar, M. N. Roy.

10. Western Political Thought : Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, John S. Mill, Marx, Gramsci, Hannah Arendt.

Indian Government and Politics

1. Indian Nationalism :

  •  Political Strategies of India’s Freedom Struggle : Constitutionalism to mass Satyagraha, Non-cooperation, Civil Disobedience; Militant and Revolutionary Movements, Peasant and Workers Movements.
  •  Perspectives on Indian National Movement; Liberal, Socialist and Marxist; Radical Humanist and Dalit.

2. Making of the Indian Constitution : Legacies of the British rule; different social and political perspectives.

3. Salient Features of the Indian Constitution : The Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles; Parliamentary System and Amendment Procedures; Judicial Review and Basic Structure doctrine.

4. Principal Organs of the Union Government : Envisaged role and actual working of the Executive, Legislature and Supreme Court Principal Organs of the State Government : Envisaged role and actual working of the Executive, Legislature and High Courts.

5. Grassroots Democracy : Panchayati Raj and Municipal Government; Significance of 73rd and 74th Amendments; Grassroot movements.

6. Statutory Institutions/Commissions : Election Commission, Comptroller and Auditorm General,

Finance Commission, Union Public Service Commission, National Commission for Scheduled

Castes, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, National Commission for Women;

National Human Rights Commission, National Commission for Minorities, National Backward Classes Commission.

7. Federalism : Constitutional provisions; changing nature of centre-state relations; integrationist tendencies and regional aspirations; inter-state disputes.

8. Planning and Economic development : Nehruvian and Gandhian perspectives; Role of planning and public sector; Green Revolution, land reforms and agrarian relations; liberalization and economic reforms.

9. Caste, Religion and Ethnicity in Indian Politics.

10. Party System : National and regional political parties, ideological and social bases of parties;

Patterns of coalition politics; Pressure groups, trends in electoral behaviour; changing

socio-economic profile of Legislators.

11. Social Movement : Civil liberties and human rights movements; women’s movements; environmentalist movements.


Comparative Politics and International Relations

Comparative Political Analysis and International Politics :

1. Comparative Politics : Nature and major approaches; Political economy and political sociology perspectives; Limitations of the comparative method

2. State in Comparative Perspective : Characteristics and changing nature of the State in capitalist and socialist economies, and advanced industrial and developing societies.

3. Politics of Representation and Participation : Political parties, pressure groups and social movements in advanced industrial and developing societies

4. Globalisation : Responses from developed and developing societies

5. Approaches to the Study of International Relations : Idealist, Realist, Marxist, Functionalist and Systems theory.

6. Key Concepts in International Relations : National interest, security and power; Balance of power and deterrence; Transational actors and collective security; World capitalist economy and globalisation.

7. Changing International Political Order :

  • Rise of super powers; Strategic and ideological Bipolarity, arms race and cold war; Nuclear threat
  • Non-aligned Movement : Aims and achievements.
  • Collapse of the Soviet Union; Unipolarity and American hegemony; Relevance of non-alignment in the contemporary world.

8. Evolution of the International Economic System : From Brettonwoods to WTO; Socialist economies and the CMEA (Council for Mutual Economic Assistance); Third World demand for new international economic order; Globalisation of the world economy.

9. United Nations : Envisaged role and actual record; Specialized UN agencies—aims and functioning; need for UN reforms.

10. Regionalisation of World Politics : EU, ASEAN, APEC, AARC, NAFTA

11. Contemporary Global Concerns : Democracy, human rights, environment, gender justice terrorism, nuclear proliferation.

India and the World

1. Indian Foreign Policy : Determinants of foreign policy; the institutions of policy- making; Continuity and change.

2. India’s Contribution to the Non-Alignment Movement Different phases; Current role.

3. India and South Asia :

  • Regional Co-operation : SAARC-past performance and future prospects.
  • South Asia as a Free Trade Area.
  • India’s “Look East” policy.
  • Impediments to regional co-operation : River water disputes; illegal cross  border migration; Ethnic conflicts and insurgencies; Border disputes.

4. India and the Global South : Relations with Africa and Latin America; Leadership role in the demand for NIEO and WTO negotiations.

5. India and the Global Centres of Power : USA, EU, Japan, China and Russia

6. India and the UN System: Role in UN Peace-keeping; Demand for Permanent Seat in the Security Council.

7. India and the Nuclear Question : Changing perceptions and policy.

8. Recent developments in Indian Foreign Policy : India’s position on the recent crises in Afghanistan, Iraq and West Asia, growing relations with US and Isreal; Vision of a new world order.

Booklist          on  3/16/2021 3:41:33 PM

We recommend Shubhra Ranjan Ma'am’s notes , Which are exhaustive and comprehensive in nature . However, the interested Student's if they want can go for additional readings. We are providing you a Booklist for PSIR Optional :

  • A History of Political Thought : Plato to Marx   by Subrata Mukherjee & Sushila Ramaswamy (PHI)
  • Western Political Thought   by OP Gauba (National Paperback)
  • Political Ideologies   by Andrew Heywood (Red Globe Press)
  • Political Theory – An Introduction to Political Science by Rajeev Bhargav & Ashok Acharya (Pearson)
  • Foundation of Indian Political Thought by VR Mehta  (Manohar)
  • India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra (Penguin Random House)
  • Indian Government and Politics by BL Fadia  (Sahitya Bhawan)
  • The Oxford Companion to Politics in India by Pratap Bhanu Mehta   (Oxford)
  • Comparative Politics by J.C. Johari  (Sterling Publisher PVT)
  • Global Politics by Andrew Heywood  (Red Globe Press)
  • Globalization of World Politics by John Baylis, Steve Smith, Patricia Owens (Oxford University Press)
  • The Oxford Handbook of Indian Foreign Policy by David M. Malone,  C. Raja Mohan, and Srinath Raghavan  (Oxford Handbooks)

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