Why Anthropology ?

  • Availability of the best guide and mentor.
  • Easy to understand
  • Most referred and scoring for past 5 years
  • Static Subject
  • Limited syllabus

why iia? - Course format

  • Duration: 3 months
  • Concepts will be explained lucidly with examples, Case studies and Diagrams
  • Explanation using audio-videos, pictorial  and flow chart representations
  • Explanation using audio-videos, pictorial  and flow chart representations
  • Detailed analysis of previous year questions so as to ensure Right orientation, Prioritizing  the topics, Helping you to choose what to read and more importantly what not to read, To approach the main exam with right strategy.
  • Experienced faculty
  • India’s best quality and highly relevant printed materials.
  • One on One focus for personalized and tailor made strategic grooming of each candidate on daily basis to score 300+
  • Weekly All India Mock Tests will be conducted, as a part of the course.
  • Timely Evaluation, no evaluation lags( Corrected paper given within 7 days)
  • Contemporary Case studies for all test questions will be provided 
  • In-depth test discussion classes with contemporary examples and linkages to Paper I &II

Syllabus Completion and Test Schedule

Test N0 Weekly Syllabus Completion Dates of Completion Test Day Test Discussion Class (after 7 day of test as buffer)
paper I
1 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 4/1/2018 to 6/1/2018 7/1/2018
2 2.1, 2.2, 9.1, 9.2, 7, 8 6/1/2018 to 13/01/2018 14/01/2018 Test 1
3 2.5, 3, 1.8, 1.4 15/01/2018 to 20/01/2018 21/01/2018 Test 2
4 1.5, 1.6, 4, 5 22/01/2018 to 27/01/2018 28/01/2018 Test 3
5 6 29/01/2018 to 03/02/2018 4/2/2018 Test 4
6 2.3, 2.4, 9.3, 9.4 05/02/2018 to 10/02/2018 11/2/2018 Test 5
7 9.5, 9.6, 9.7, 9.8, 10 19/02/2018 to 24/02/2018 25/02/2018 Test 6
8 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 12 19/02/2018 to 24/02/2018 25/02/2018 Test 7
paper II
9 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2, 3.1 26/02/2018 to 03/03/2018 4/3/2018 Test 8
10 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4 05/03/2018 to 10/03/2018 11/3/2018 Test 9
11 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2 12/03/2018 to 17/03/2018 18/03/2018 Test 10
12 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 19/03/2018 to 24/03/2018 25/03/2018 Test 11
13 8.1, 8.2, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3 26/03/2018 to 30/03/2018 31/03/2018 Test 12
7/4/2018 Test 13

Will it help me in General Studies for Mains? Big Yes !!! – Anthropology Optional Covers more than 30% of Mains GS Syllabus

General Studies – I :

Salient features of IndianSociety, Diversity of India. Role of women and womensorgani-zation, population and sociated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Effects of Globalization on Indian Society. Social Empowerment, Communalism, Regionalism and Secularism.

General Studies – II : 

Development processes and the development industry – the role of NGO, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Issues relating to poverty and hunger

General Studies – III :

Land Reforms in India, Effects of liberalization, Challenges to internal security,

General Studies – IV : 

Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions, dimensions of ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators, role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

Course + Test syllabus

Paper - I


1.1 Meaning, scope and development of Anthropology.

1.2 Relationships with other disciplines: Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, Earth Sciences and Humanities.

1.3 Main branches of Anthropology, their scope and relevance:

  1. Social- cultural Anthropology.
  2. Biological Anthropology.
  3. Archaeological Anthropology.
  4. Linguistic Anthropology.

1.4 Human Evolution and emergence of Man:

  1. Biological and Cultural factors in human evolution. 
  2. Theories of Organic Evolution (Pre- Darwinian, Darwinian and Post-Darwinian). 
  3. Synthetic theory of evolution; Brief outline of terms and concepts of evolutionary biology (Doll’s rule, Cope’s rule, Gause’s rule, parallelism, convergence, adaptive radiation, and mosaic evolution).

1.5 Characteristics of Primates; Evolutionary Trend and Primate Taxonomy; Primate Adaptations; (Arboreal and Terrestrial) Primate Taxonomy; Primate Behaviour; Tertiary and Quaternary fossil primates; Living Major Primates; Comparative Anatomy of Man and Apes; Skeletal changes due to erect posture and its implications.

1.6 Phylogenetic status, characteristics and geographical distribution of the following:

  1. Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, Earth Sciences and Humanities.
  2. Homo erectus: Africa (Paranthropus), Europe (Homo erectus heidelbergensis), Asia (Homo erectus  javanicus, Homo erectus pekinensis).
  3. Neanderthal Man- La-Chapelle-aux-saints (Classical type), Mt. Carmel (Progressive type).
  4. Rhodesian man.
  5. Homo sapiens — Cromagnon, Grimaldi and Chancelede.