Shubhra Ranjan Academy

Announcements           on  8/20/2022 9:51:33 AM

PSIR Answer Writing Module (Sep) 2023

Batch Starting from - 4th Sep 2022

What will I get in PSIR Answer Writing (Sep) Module 2023 ? 

• Total of 25 tests which includes :

- 17 Sectional Tests

- 8 Full length comprehensive tests 

- Crash Course for Mains 2023 

• Model Answers 

• Test Discussions

• Periodic Zoom sessions with PSIR Mentors

• Quality Evaluation.

Course Link :

Announcements           on  8/20/2022 9:49:32 AM

Perspective Current Affairs Classes for Prelims Cum Mains 2023 Batch3

Course features

• Course caters to the holistic coverage of dynamic and contemporary developments  that are relevant for prelims cum mains in a theme based manner.

• Course lingers around 3R strategy:

R = Relevance (Identification of relevant topics for CSE)
R = Retention (fluid explanation approach to build maximum retention within class itself)
R = Re-presentation (Answer writing practice within class to enhance exam presentation of answers)

• Completeness: Classes would cover all major current affairs sources, such as : The Hindu, Indian Express, PIB, Yojana, Down to Earth, Mint, BS, Niti Aayog reports etc.

• Handout 360 : Every class will be supplemented with lucid and crisp handouts to consolidate class learning.

• Monthly current affairs compilations to further cover all nooks and corners.

• Classes will be taken by Subject Matter Experts.

• Current Affairs Classes will be taken by Shubhra Ranjan, Dr. Jayesh Khaddar, Sahil Saini and Team

• Prelims test series will be provided within the course itself to provide a last moment thrust around the prelims exam.

• Two classes a week : Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 AM to 01:30 PM

• Lectures of the course will be available for the duration of the course.

• Validity of the program will be till mains 2023

Course Link :

Announcements           on  8/20/2022 9:47:14 AM

UPSC Essentials - A NCERT based course for UPSC Journey

  • The course has been designed keeping in mind the needs of students who have just started their UPSC preparation.
  • The purpose of this course is to help student to build better understanding of essential subjects in UPSC.
  • The course will comprehensively cover the four core subjects of General Studies – Polity and Constitution; Geography, History and Economics. It will enable students to develop strong and in-depth clarity on these subjects through comprehensive classes, regular tests, printed workbooks and mentorship support.
  • The course will provide 200+ hours (approx. 260+ lectures) of recorded lectures for the subjects - Polity and Constitution, Geography, History and Economics. It will help students to comprehensively cover these subjects and have good grasp on fundamentals which is essential to clear UPSC examination.
  • Class size will be restricted to 100 students to provide for personalized and individual attention.
  • Regular Live Discussion and Mentorship Session for doubt clearing and provide clarity on any confusion to the student.
  • The course duration will be around 6 months (24 weeks).
  • It is expected that student watch the recorded lectures on 4 days a week (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu) and attend the Regular Mentorship Session on Saturday.
  • After completion of each subject, there will be a test to evaluate learnings of the students. The test will comprise of subjective as well objective tests.

Course Link  :

Announcements           on  6/30/2022 1:14:13 PM

Dear Students,

Admissions are open for  GS Prelims cum Mains May Classroom/Tablet course - Target 2023

Batch starting – 18th July 2022

To give the Scholarship Test, Kindly fill this form:


Course Features:

a) Comprehensive coverage of all the topics for GS (Pre + Mains)

b) Weekly Tests both Objective and Subjective tests.

c) Includes comprehensive, relevant & updated study material.

d) Focus on Conceptual Clarity, interlinking between the Concepts and the Dynamic aspects of the Syllabus.

e) EXCLUSIVE Mentorship Program to support the students at Prelims and Mains Examinations.

f) Material will be provided in Hard copy.

g) Prelims Test Series

h) Mains Test Series

i) Current Affairs classes on Saturday and Sunday.

j) Essay Classes

k) We are a Young and Motivated Team having experience in TEACHING for Civil Services over the years with concrete accomplishments.

Course Link :

Announcements           on  6/16/2022 10:50:41 AM

Note: PSIR Crash Course also includes Mains 2022 Current Affairs classes to cover all relevant topics of GS paper 1,2, 3, 4 at free of Cost.

Test Series Features :

  • 8 Full length Test on UPSC pattern
  • Lectures on important issues for CSE Mains
  • Revision of entire syllabus in fast-track mode
  • Tips for Answer Writing
  • Model Answers 
  • Test Discussions
  • Periodic Zoom sessions with PSIR Mentors
  • Quality Evaluation

Schedule of Test Series :

Schedule of Lectures :

Batch start date : 21 June, 2022
Mode : Both in Online & offline mode
Class Timing : 5PM - 7:30PM 
Course Fees : 20,000/- (New Students)
Course Fees : 16,500/- (Old Students)

Course Link  :

Announcements           on  6/16/2022 10:48:48 AM

Essay Mains Batch 2022 also includes Mains 2022 Current Affairs classes to cover all relevant topics of GS paper 1,2, 3, 4 at the free of Cost.

Course Features :

- Teaching Pedagogy will involve a four step approach: 
- Detailed lecture on every topic
- Essay writing assignment
- Model essay discussion (how to structure essay on all topics)
- One to one feedback on essay following checking of copies
- Focus on important contemporary themes: particularly on how to approach essay writing on philosophical topics and statement-based essays.
- Additional reading material to be provided for all topics.
- Offline and Online access for all lectures.
- Total 6 essays to be written by students till mains examination 2022.

Themes to be covered:
1. Social Issues: Globalization, Gender, migration
2. Public Policy & Governance: Health, Education and Corruption etc.
3. Relevant Economic Themes: Unemployment, Inequality.
4. Philosophy/Ethics-related Themes: equality & justice, greed and profiteering, non-violence, materialism.
5. Views of Prominent Thinkers: Gandhi, Ambedkar, Tagore etc.
6. Environment-related Issues

Schedule of Test Series & Lectures :

Course Fees : 11,800/- (New Students)
Course Fees : 9440/- (Old Students)
Mode : Both in Offline & Online mode
Lecture Timings : Every Friday, 11 AM onwards

Discussion Timings : Every Saturday, 11 AM onwards

Announcements           on  6/16/2022 10:30:00 AM

Dear Students,

Admissions are open for  PSIR Answer Writing Module 2023 (Hindi medium) Target 2023

Batch starting – 7th July 2022


Schedule of the Test Series - Click Here

What will I get in PSIR Answer Writing (July) Module 2023 ? 

• Total of 25 tests which includes :

- 17 Sectional Tests

- 8 Full length comprehensive tests 

- Crash Course for Mains 2023 

• Model Answers 

• Test Discussions

• Periodic Zoom sessions with PSIR Mentors

• Quality Evaluation.

Course Link :

Announcements           on  4/27/2022 10:52:33 AM

Dear Students,

Admissions are open for GS + PSIR Answer Writing Module 2023

Batch Starting from - 1st May 2022

  • Available in Offline/Online Mode
  • Fee for new students - Rs 39000/-
  • Fee for old students - Rs 36000/-

PSIR Test Schedule :

GS Test Schedule :

Course Link :

Announcements           on  4/7/2022 1:41:33 PM

Dear Students,

Admissions are open for PSIR Answer Writing Module (May) 2023

Batch Starting from - 1st May 2022

What will I get in PSIR Answer Writing (May) Module 2023 ? 

• Total of 25 tests which includes :

- 17 Sectional Tests

- 8 Full length comprehensive tests 

- Crash Course for Mains 2023 

• Model Answers 

• Test Discussions

• Periodic Zoom sessions with PSIR Mentors

• Quality Evaluation.

Course Link :

Announcements           on  2/11/2022 11:47:23 AM

Political Science & IR Tablet On Demand Course

The PSIR ‘On Demand’ Course is designed for those students who wants to watch lectures at their own pace. The entire syllabus of PSIR has been divided into following 3 sections:

1. Section A : Syllabus of Paper 1 Section A
2. Section B : Syllabus of Paper 1 Section B
3. Section C : Syllabus of Paper 2 Section A and Section B

- In Tablet, the PSIR Course Lectures will have a maximum of 2 views for which proportional time will be allotted . If you watch the lectures at 2x speed, the time will also be consumed proportionately .   

- Under the Course, the Samsung Tablet (WiFi+LTE, 32GB) will be provided by the Institute to access the Course. The Tablet shall be configured to use only Shubhra Ranjan Tablet App during the Course. The students can use the Tablet as any normal Tablet after the completion of the Course.

- The Tablet shall be delivered to your address as provided at the time of admission. In case you plan to collect at our office address please do inform us by mailing us at

- A 4G SIM card or WiFi connection with a minimum 10 MBPS Internet speed is required to view the tablet course. There is no provision to top-up the viewing time for the tablet course.

- This course is Geo-fenced. What it means is that the course is NOT accessible by the subscribers within the 5 KM radius of Karol Bagh Metro Station in Delhi. Beyond this radius, the course will be automatically accessible by the subscribers

Common Questionnaire 

- What is PSIR ‘On Demand’ Course?
It is a Foundation Course for PSIR Optional by Shubhra Ranjan Ma’am . The course give super flexibility to the students when it comes to time and pace of the lectures. The lectures same as the regular classes.

- What is maximum duration for the course ?
The course duration is nine months from the date of subscription. Thus, the student will have to either finish the lecture before this night months duration or the course will automatically expire after nine months from the date of subscription.

- What should be the flow of the lectures?
Upon subscription , a student can select the Section of his choice . Upon entering the section the student will have to start from the first lecture of that particular section. He can navigate back from the current lecture upto 2 previous lectures. However, he can watch them only if the allotted time is not finished.

- Can I go back across sections?

- Does the remaining time of one lecture adds up  to the next lecture?


Course Link :

Announcements           on  2/11/2022 11:02:11 AM

Dear Students,

Admissions are open for CSAT Crash Course 2022.

Batch Starting from - 22nd Feb, 2022


Course Features -

- Classes 5 days a week (Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
- 1 hour each day (05:30 pm - 06:30 pm)
-  40 Hours total Syllabus
-  Booklet for practice provided
-  All previous years CSAT papers with solutions provided
-  Problem solving everyday. Special Zoom session available on demand for solving problems

Course Link :

Announcements           on  1/12/2022 2:34:11 PM

Dear Students,

Admissions are open for Sociology optional Test Series for 2022 by Upendra Sir.

Batch Starting from - 15th Jan, 2022


Course features :

1) 8 Tests with detailed discussions by Upendra Sir and Model answers.

2) Thoroughly updated study material to be provided in Hard copy format.

3) Total of 8 Tests and 10 Questions per Test.

Course begins : 15 Jan, 2022

Breakup for Test Series

Paper I

- Topic 1-5 : Test I

- Topic 6-10 : Test II

- Consolidated Paper I : Test III & IV

Paper II

- Part A & B : Test I

- Test C : Test II

- Consolidated Paper II - Test III & IV

Course Link :

Announcements           on  12/17/2021 1:18:30 PM

Dear Students,

Admissions are open for PSIR Hindi Medium Batch (2023).

Batch Starting from - 19th Feb, 2022


Course Features :

- Batch Starting  : 19th Feb, 2022

- Course Duration : 10 Months

- Course Fees : Rs  45,000

- Day of Classes : Saturday, Sunday

- Time of Class - 8 AM onwards

- Doubt session will start after the class.

Offline Course Link :

Tablet Course Link :

Announcements           on  10/23/2021 12:03:17 PM

Dear Students,

Admissions are open for Essay Program for Mains 2021 (Batch 2).

Batch Starting from - 26th October, 2021


Essay Program For Mains 2021 (Batch 2) by Dr. Jayesh Khaddar

Course Features :

- 9 themes to be covered
- each lecture will be followed by zoom discussion
- 6 tests
- reading material to be provided along with lectures
- course to be conducted in online format only.
- course validity: till Mains 2021

Course Link :

Announcements           on  4/23/2021 5:55:14 PM

Geography Optional Demo Lecture by Nikhil Lohithkshan Sir.
Lectures will be followed by Q&A Session on Zoom.
Lecture 1:  24th  April 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Lecture 2:  25th April 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Link to Register

Note: Registration is Mandatory for Q&A Session on Zoom and Handouts.

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)

Workshops          on  3/12/2021 11:57:17 AM

Live : Workshop for General Studies Foundation 2022 by Shubhra Ranjan & Team

Political Science & IR + GS Foundation Tablet Course (April/May 2021) Link of the course : GS Prelim Cum Mains Tablet Course (April 2021) Link of the course :

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