NCERT Fundamentals- A 3 month Free Course for your UPSC CSE Preparation

By BYJU'S IAS|Updated : July 29th, 2022

Which NCERT book should I start with for UPSC CSE? What are the important chapters within NCERTs? Do I have the necessary understanding of NCERTs? Have these questions on your mind? Don’t worry! BYJU’S Exam Prep IAS is back with a new initiative to help you in your journey towards cracking the IAS exam! Presenting the NCERT Fundamentals Course tailored to help you master the NCERT books for the UPSC exam. 

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NCERT books are the first stepping stones for a holistic IAS preparation study plan and realize the dream of becoming an IAS officer. They are necessary for building conceptual clarity on important issues, and offer authentic and reliable information for Civil Services preparation. Around 20% of the questions in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination are asked from the NCERT books and careful reading of NCERTs will help you answer them with ease.

To help ease the path of your IAS preparation, BYJU’S Exam Prep (BEP) presents a Free NCERT Fundamentals Course– a comprehensive study programme to help you cover the NCERT’s effectively. Starting August 2, 2022, our experienced faculty will help you cover the NCERTs through live online sessions, revision notes and practice tests.

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Salient Features of the Free NCERT Fundamentals Course:

  • This is a three-month comprehensive program exclusively on our BYJU’S Exam Prep App.
  • Live sessions wherein the leading IAS trainers in the country will help you cover the important chapters of NCERTs. Recordings of the same will be made available.
  • Revision notes will be provided in the form of chapter-wise summaries of the lessons.
  • Weekly practice tests (10 questions) for evaluating your understanding and preparation level. 
  • Live discussion and analysis of the Weekly Test with our Teachers.

The program is absolutely FREE!

Syllabus for Weekly NCERT Quiz



Syllabus- Chapters


7th Aug


  1. The Origin and Evolution of the Earth 
  2. Interior of the Earth 
  3. Distribution of Oceans and Continents
  4. Minerals and Rocks
  5. Geomorphic Processes
  6. Landforms and their Evolution
  7. Composition and Structure of Atmosphere
  8. Solar Radiation, Heat Balance and Temperature
  9. Atmospheric Circulation and Weather Systems
  10. Water in the Atmosphere
  11. World Climate and Climate Change
  12. Water (Oceans)
  13. Movements of Ocean Water

NCERT Class XI – Fundamentals of Physical Geography

14th Aug


  1. India — Location
  2. Structure and Physiography
  3. Drainage System
  4. Climate
  5. Natural Vegetation
  6. Soils
  7. Natural Hazards and Disasters
  8. State/Union Territory Wise Forest Cover

NCERT Class XI – India – Physical Environment

21st Aug


  1. Human Geography Nature and Scope
  2. The World Population Distribution, Density and Growth
  3. Population Composition
  4. Human Development
  5. Primary Activities
  6. Secondary Activities
  7. Tertiary and Quaternary Activities
  8. Transport and Communication 
  9. International Trade
  10. Human Settlements

NCERT Class XII – Fundamentals of Human Geography

28th Aug

Art & Culture

  1. Prehistoric Rock Paintings
  2. Arts of the Indus Valley
  3. Arts of the Mauryan Period
  4. Post-Mauryan Trends in Indian Art and Architecture
  5. Later Mural Traditions
  6. Temple Architecture and Sculpture
  7. Indian Bronze Sculpture
  8. Some Aspects of Indo-Islamic Architecture

NCERT Class XI – An Introduction to Indian Art



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