Science & Technology

Science and Tech syllabus covers both the aspects of General science as well as technology. Technology usually involves concepts from Robotics, Biotech, IT, Nano-tech while Science covers all the basic principles of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. All recent developments in both fields are also part of the syllabus. Science and Technology is one of the most dynamic subjects in the UPSC exam. Questions are now exclusively current affairs based. They are not simply testing whether you understand the broad terms but also the practical aspects.

Memorizing NCERTs from 6th standard onwards is no longer the requirement. An in-depth technical understanding of various issues is also not required. You need to have a broad idea of various topics in the news and their applied knowledge. As an example, you don’t need to know the details of various payloads of the Astrosat Satellite, but you need to know its objectives, what India aims to gain from it, and similar missions around the globe.

Our material is packed with images and videos (mostly from govt. sites, MIT, etc.) to help you develop a good understanding. We’ve observed questions being framed directly from here. Let us know in the comments if you don’t understand a concept, we will help you out.


Science & Technology (GS) for IAS Prelims and Mains


BIOTECHNOLOGY

Biotechnology – Basics of Cell, Nucleus, Chromosomes, DNA, RNA, Genes, Codons, Amino acids, etc.

Biotechnology – Genetic Engineering

Biotechnology – Stem Cells

Applications of Biotechnology 

 

HEALTH

Health – Diseases

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD)

Health – Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Genetically Modified Organisms

 

DEFENCE TECHNOLOGY

India’s Defence Program 

 

NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY

Nuclear Technology – Atoms, Nuclear Reactions – Fission & Fusion, Reactors, etc

India’s Nuclear Energy Program

 

COMPUTERS AND IT

Computers, Supercomputers, Quantum computing, etc

Internet of Things

3D Printing

Hyperloop

5G

Artificial Intelligence

Light-Fidelity (Li-Fi) Technology

Blockchain Technology and Bitcoins

Big Data and its Applications

EARTH SCIENCES

Polar Sciences – Arctic, Antarctic, Himalayas, etc

Rare Earth Elements

Deep Sea Mining – Polymetallic Nodules, Polymetallic Sulphides, Cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts.

SPACE

Draft Space Activities Bill

General Science


UPSC Exam 2020 – Science & Technology Important Topics Free PDF

Science & Technology – Genetics and Biotechnology

Science & Technology – National Space Agencies

Science & Technology – Military Exercises and IT Telecom

Science & Technology – Nuclear Technology

Science & Technology – International Missions

Science & Technology – Super computer and Its Applications

Science & Technology – Planetary System

Science & Technology – Health Development

IAS Prelims Test Series 2020 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY & CURRENT AFFAIRS

IAS Prelims Test Series 2020 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY & CURRENT AFFAIRS

IAS Prelims Test Series 2020 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY & CURRENT AFFAIRS

(MCQ) SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

S&T Expected MCQs: UPSC IAS Prelims Exam 2020

UPSC (IAS) Prelims 2020: Important Questions & Answers on General Science


Important Topics for UPSC IAS Prelims Exam-2020


Bacteria Wolbachia

Thermal Battery Plant

Digital North East Vision 2022

Gaganyaan

The Ebola virus

MCR 1 Gene

5G (Fifth Generation)

Green Propellants by ISRO

Electric Propulsion System

Two Stages to Orbit (TSTO) Space Transportation System

NASA Developing First Asteroid Deflection Mission

Petya Ransomware Attack

NISAR Mission

China Launches the First Quantum Communications Satellite

Cryo- electron Microscopy

World First AI News Anchor Debuts in China

SpiNNaker: Worlds largest brain-like supercomputer

RISECREEK Microprocessors

National Digital Communications Policy 2018

Ensemble Prediction Systems (EPS)

Remove DEBRIS Mission to Tackle Space Junk

NASA’s New Planet Hunting Probe – TESS

Planetary Nebula

NASA’s Dawn asteroid mission

China’s Artificial Moon

Hyperion Proto-supercluster

DNA Profiling Bill

Genome Valley 2.0

CRISPR Technology

Earth Bio-genome Project

WHO Recommends Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine

Hepatitis E Virus

Trans Fatty Acids

TRTTrans

Formalin

Acinetobacter Junii

World’s First Hydrogen Train

New form of matter excitonium discovered

A New State Of Matter Created

NASA’s HAMMER to Deal with Asteroids Heading for Earth

GSAT-6A

S-Band

InSight Mission

Interstitium: The latest organ discovered in human body

Copernicus programme

P NULL PHENOTYPE

AIR – BREATHING ELECTRIC THRUSTER

Cold Fusion Reactor

Gallenene

Bisphenol A (BPA)

Gravity RAT

QUEQIAO RELAY SATELLITE

GSLV – MK III D2

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