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Streamlining Your UPSC Law Optional Preparation | Learn From The Topper AIR 5 UPSC As To How To Make Revision Notes

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25 Jan 2021 4:39 PM GMT
Streamlining Your UPSC Law Optional Preparation | Learn From The Topper AIR 5 UPSC As To How To Make Revision Notes
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This series is intended to help the UPSC law Optional aspirants in general with specific inputs on the following aspects. For non - subscribers of Lawxpertsmv notes : 1. What are the standard books to be referred (for those who have not subscribed lawxpertsmv notes) ? 2. How to refer such standard books? 3. How to make revision notes like a topper? 4. How to increase your...

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This series is intended to help the UPSC law Optional aspirants in general with specific inputs on the following aspects.

For non - subscribers of Lawxpertsmv notes :
1. What are the standard books to be referred (for those who have not subscribed lawxpertsmv notes) ?
2. How to refer such standard books?
3. How to make revision notes like a topper?
4. How to increase your retention capacity?

For subscribers of Lawxpertsmv notes : Dear subscribers you already have compiled version of notes which covers standard books , current affairs, previous year UPSC questions - so you can right way learn how to make your final short-notes from the Lawxpertsmv revision notes.

INSPIRATION |

When the UPSC 2019 results were out, we clearly know someone is going to top the final list from UPSC Law Optional. We were not wrong. Mr. Jeydev, who got the AIR 5, with his optional being law in the UPSC.

It was proud moment for us because he took the admission in our institute in the Comprehensive Plan 2018, wherein the notes, current affairs and 25 tests are given for 25000rs.

He has released his notes in the insightsonindia.com, which were made from lawxpertsmv notes. Thus we take this opportunity to educate fellow aspirants on how to make mini short notes easy for last minute revision.

Thus we are starting this note-making series to unfold the technique used by AIR 5 (2019 Mains) Mr. Jeydev C.S.

HIS HARDWORK |

One has to acknowledge his hard work, resilience and consistency in reading our notes and making his short notes. I am telling you, it is not EASY. Not everyone who purchases our notes, have read it.

There is a tendency in most of us, we buy and collect books, guides, notes in our preparation, but not ultimately read it. It is not our fault that we humans have only 24 hours and for clearing UPSC, one has to prepare for every subject in the world.

We cannot complain UPSC for such voluminous syllabus, because the post of IAS, IPS etc. demands people of such calibre. One of such person is Mr. Jeydev and other toppers too.

OUR NOTES | HIS NOTES

For those who have subscribed, and for those who are going to subscribe Lawxpertsmv India, please have a look how the notes can be summarized for your own purpose. For those who have not subscribed, we recommend them to read from standard books (standard books for each subject will be given in this series). This same notes taking technique can be used by the aspirants who read from standard books too. But main caution kindly do not read everything given in standard books be wise to eliminate the unwanted and concentrate on UPSC centric areas. This is where guidance becomes inevitable.

For those who do not know,


Why we need mini revision notes?

  1. It easier to revise before the exams.
  2. Convenient usage
  3. Helps in retention capacity.

IMPORTANT NOTE : For those who have already taken the course, kindly refer the notes of Mr.Jeydev CS so that you could know how revision notes of Lawxpertsmv india can be summarized.

                                                                                                                   CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

ARTICLE 12 OF CONSTITUTION OF INDIA [MODULE 2.A]


ON REMOVAL OF GOVERNOR [MODULE 5.1]




ON SPECIAL LEAVE APPEAL UNDER SUPREME COURT [MODULE 6.3]



HOW TO TAKE SHORT NOTES FOR CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

Step 1 : Read the comprehensive notes as reading a story book.

Step 2 : While reading the same, make sure to underline. At this juncture do not try to memorize anything as our key focus now is to pay attention as to what you are reading and why you are reading it.

a. Relevant Article under Constitution of India.
b. The key terms under the Articles/Principles/Doctrines.
c. Land marks cases
d. Recent cases

Important note 2 : Kindly note only land mark case ( case that drastically changed the law ) and recent case law ( landmark recent case law ). Reading too much of case law will definitely confuse and will affect your performance - UPSC is all about doing what is required.

Step 3: Rewrite those important concepts only with relevant Article, key terms and mention the required case law along with it. (By doing this, you get good retention capacity along with easy short notes). Do not write unnecessary long sentences. Our purpose is to prepare an outline of the notes, with your own shortcuts/short-codes. Mr. Jeydev has done the same, check on the image given to understand the same, this is where the technique lies.

Step 4 : Try adding recent issues in just a single line .

Example 1: When taking notes on right to protest/ strike mention " Famers protest 2020" - Click here for notes on Farmer's protest

Example 2 : When making notes on right to privacy under Article 21 mention " Data protection bill 2019" - Click here for notes on Data Protection Bill 2019

Example 3 : When making notes on fundamental right to religion mention " Issues of love jihad "- Click here for notes on Love Jihad Current affairs are most important for constitutional law thus always leave some space under each topic to update them when required.

Step 5 : At the end of each concept mention the legal provisions or concepts to which the topic read could be related or linked ( This will help you build a comprehensive answer in final UPSC exam and stand out of the crowd)

Example : Taking notes on right to education mention
a. Right to education Act
b. DPSP related to RTE
c. International conventions on children's right to education
d. Initiative to pass law to identify children selling products. Click here for more information.

Step 6 : After completing, it is not complete until you make sure to give it a monthly revision .

STANDARD BOOKS FOR CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

1. Indian Constitutional Law by M.P Jain -

This is the important book for UPSC law Optional. If you skip this, you are in wrong track. Problem with this book is being voluminous, and not-so-updated for our purpose.

2. Indian Constitutional Law by J.N Pandey – This book is good alternative for those who cannot read M.P.Jain. And one can easily understand the concepts and facts of the case laws from this book. Once again, these books are so vast and one should clearly know what not to read. Because reading unnecessary stuff will drain you and your time, energy and will rather confuse you while attempt an answer in the exam hall. For instance, Article 14 of Constitution of India in these books will be discussed for more than 50 pages, and when a question is asked on that topic, one cannot possibly think of a proper, comprehensive to be written in a single page. This is where answer-writing practice helps you.

3. Constitutional Law by V.N Shukla - Great book, it has good concepts dealt in easy way but sometimes this book will not be enough to cover areas what UPSC is keen to ask.

You can 100 % rely on lawxpertsmv notes without other standard books, and this is something proven by AIR 5 Mr. Jeydev. Further, we do cover standard books and current affairs specific to UPSC law Optional syllabus. One should cover current affairs - The Hindu , PRS, PIB, Livelaw etc.., it is important because, UPSC tends to focus on the concepts which were in the news. Read our previous post in on how to kick start UPSC law optional preparation.

Check your knowledge always by answering previous year UPSC questions (If interested can join UPSC PREVIOUS YEAR LAW OPTIONAL WRITING PRACTISE conducted by Lawxpertsmv India )


[Lawxpertsmv India is a law firm predominantly involves in the coaching for UPSC Law Optional and Judicial Services. We have produced many IAS, IPS officers from our firm. You can visit lawxpertsmv.com or contact us at [email protected] or Call/WhatsApp us at 6382125862]

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