[Studyplan] India 2013 Yearbook: Approach to Culture, Tourism, Youth, Sports, Misc.GK (Part 6 of 6)

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  1. Background
  2. GK from Chapter 32
  3. GK:Awards
  4. Organizations: Culture, Youth, Sports
  5. Policies: Youth n Sports
  6. Schemes: Culture, Tourism, Youth, Sport


  • Basic GK about India’s polity and geography given on chapter 1, 2 and 3.
  • GK related to environment, geography, culture etc. is scattered around in the Chapter 30: States and union territories. (your home state, and neighboring states are important for profile based interview questions. So those expecting interview calls for CSE-2012 and or APFC 2012, should refer those parts and dig net for followup interview questions that can be asked from it.).
  • In the previous five articles, we saw approach for EnB, Economy, IR, rights issue, sci-tech etc. here are the links:
  1. Introduction and approach to Environment and Biodiversity (EnB) (part 1 of 6)
  2. Approach to Economy, Finance, Industry, Commerce, Corporate Affairs (Part 2 of 6)
  3. Approach to IR, Diplomacy, Diaspora, Communication, IT and Mass Comm (part 3 of 6)
  4. Approach to Rights issue, education, welfare, poverty removal schemes (part 4 of 6)
  5. Approach to Science-Tech, Public Health, Agro (Part 5 of 6)

This last article in the “Yearbook approach” series, contains the list Culture, Tourism, Youth, Sports +(Misc. GK topics like CISF, NCEE etc)  to be prepared from India 2013 (aka India yearbook)

GK from Chapter 32

32 1146 Table of precedence (only for important posts, for MCQs)
32 1150 Names of President, VP, PM (this is basic essential GK)
32 1152 latest CJI, EC (+ whom they replaced?)
32 1154 Latest UPSC Chairman (+whom he replaced?)
32 1154 Bharat Ratna Recepeients (all of them for 2m)
32 1161 Naubel Laureats (all of them for 2m)
32 1156 Padma Award (1st para)
32 1164 Name of operations where Param Vir Chakra were given
32 1167 to 1180 List of amendment (only major and important ones)
32 1166 list of state highway (atleast the ones that pass through your home state)


Mostly for MCQ/2m

12 320 List of various environment awards
21 679 PM shrama Awards, National safety, Vishwakaram Awards
22 711 Bharatendu Harischndra Award
28 1022 Stree Shakti Purskar (6 categories for MCQ)
28 1028 children awards
29 1053 Sports awards
29 1047 National Youth Festival and awards

Organizations: Culture, Youth, Sports, Police, Paramilitary (Misc.GK type)

5 78 Lalit Kala Acadamy
5 79 Sangeet Natak Acadamy
5 81 Sahitya Acadamy
5 82 National School of Drama
5 86 ASI
5 89 Anthro. Survey of India
5 89 National Archives
9 219 Kendriya Sainik Board
20 635 police hierarchy
20 636 ITBP, BSF
20 637 Assam rifles
20 638 NSG, CRPF
20 639 RAF, CISF
20 640 SSB
20 641 civil defence
20 642 home guards
20 643 Fire service (under ULB)
29 IOC vs IOA, NSF vs Sports Ministry. (not given in Yearbook but should be prepared click me)
29 1043 NSS
29 1051 SAI (Second last para)

Policies: Youth n Sports

29 1039 Youth Policy 2003
29 1040 New Youth Policy 2012
29 1050 sports policy

Schemes: Culture, Tourism, Youth, Sport

5 83 Kalanidhi, Kalakosh (2 marker)
5 94 Tourism Initiatives
5 87 National Mission for Manuscripts, Monuments etc (NMMA)
29 1047 Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan
29 1048 youth hostel
29 1049 youth corps
29 1055 Doping
29 1056 OPEX 2012 (2 marker)
29 1056 Come n Play scheme
29 1050 Panchayat Yuva Krida aur Khel Abhiyan
29 1041 NPYAD
Indian History Freedom Struggle Pratik Nayak

32 Comments on “[Studyplan] India 2013 Yearbook: Approach to Culture, Tourism, Youth, Sports, Misc.GK (Part 6 of 6)”

  1. I don’t think it is humanly possible to cover this book. With a couple of months left for the exam, I am not sure how much of this I can cram in and retain during the exam.

  2. Thanks, Mrunal Sir you are doing wonderful job for the student who wants to go ahead in the world of competition. Just keep going.

  3. “upsc mains pattern changed from this year only, recommended by Prime Mininster”……one of the our facebook viewer has sent… so any comment..

  4. Civil services exam pattern may be changed

    Hindustan Times
    New Delhi, February 20, 2013

    The government is considering an overhaul of the civil services examination from this year that could include replacing optional papers in the final examination with two compulsory papers with a predefined syllabus.

    The last-minute decision to introduce the change from this year

    comes at the instance of Prime Minister’s Office that had been keen on reforms in the way India selects its civil servants since 2004.
    But the move has kept over 4 lakh aspirants — who apply for the examination to get into coveted services such as the IAS, IPS or the IFS — on tenterhooks.

    The notification, which kick-starts the examination process, and lists the selection pattern, the syllabus and the number of posts up for grabs, should have been out by February 2.

    The Union Public Service Commission — that conducts the prestigious examination — blamed “unforeseen circumstances” for the delay.

    But a senior official at the Department of Personnel & Training told HT that the delay was due to the government’s decision to introduce a fresh dose of reforms into the examination.

    “The approved changes will be conveyed to UPSC as soon as the competent authority (in this case, the Prime Minister) takes a decision,” he said.

    The UPSC has a three-tier selection process to select civil servants. The first is the preliminary exam, an objective-type exam which serves as a screening test.

    Those who clear this are entitled to appear for the subjective-type main examination. About one-fifth of those who take the main examination are called for a personality test.

    The panel headed by former UGC chairman Arun S Nigvekar had recommended doing away with the optional subjects, to be replaced with compulsory papers.

  5. m.yahoo.com/w/legobpengine/news/civil-services-exam-pattern-may-changed-183000817.html?orig_host_hdr=in.news.yahoo.com&.intl=IN&.lang=en-IN

    plz read this and do reply then

  6. @Sandhya 1. Click on ‘Print||PDF(Need Chrome)!’tab given at the end of an article.

    2. A new window opens. Now, press ctrl and P simultaneously.

    3. On the left hand ‘print’ margin, click on ‘change’ under the heading ‘destination’.

    4. Now, click on ‘Save as PDF’ under the heading ‘Local Destinations’.

    Remember, your browser should be Chrome.

  7. Thanks for the compile Mrunal.
    Sir, can you please assure if it is ‘good enough’ to study only the topics you have mentioned in all 6 parts?

  8. thank you very much sir…please tell important topic from PIB Feature and provide gist of THE HINDU also if you can….

  9. MrunalSir,
    Current affairs in UPSC means 1year collection or more….What about Year Book….India 2012 n 2013 is it entirely different??
    What would you suggest Sir?

  10. Mrunal Sir,
    Please tell how to access the e gyan Kosh of IGNOU as it asks enrollment no. etc.
    And do we need to buy India Year Book each year or last year’s can be used this year??

  11. Great work by u sir.one question sir.i am commerse background candidate do law optional will be good for me or public administration

  12. Sir,
    We are having yearbook 2013 in market and I would be giving exam in 2014. So should I wait for the release of yearbook 2014?

  13. Sir please add the study plan for India yearbook 2015 as the study plan u specified here is from India 2013 and page numbers and name of the topics differ. It would be a great help to everyone if study plans are updated

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