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AIR 5 : 2019 UPSC CSE : Jeydev C.S. | How to make revision notes for Law Optional Mains | Series : 1


What you get from this series : This notes making series will let you know 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 mini notes from the lawxpertsmv revision notes.

Inspiration : When the UPSC 2019 results were out, we clearly know someone is going to top the 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, 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.


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 caliber. One of such person is Mr. Jeydev and other toppers too.


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 is needed )

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.






Step 1 : Read the parent notes as reading a story book

Step 2 : While reading make sure to underline ( At this juncture do not try to memorize anything pay attention to understand what you are reading and why you are reading it )

a. Relevant Article

b. The key terms

c. land marks cases

d. Recent cases

Important note : 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 this you get good retention capacity along with easy mini notes ) - Make sure only you could understand such notes, only then it will be mini notes. 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 : Its not just done now - make sure to give it a monthly revision .

STANDARD BOOKS FOR CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 1. Indian Constitutional Law by M.P Jain - Very important book - skipping this book will definitely have adverse impact on your UPSC Law Optional performance. Major trouble aspirants face with this book is being voluminous, but one must know great works are like this.

2. Indian Constitutional Law by J.N Pandey - This book can be used if not able to cope up with M.P Jain. J.N Pandey is also a good book to read and understand concepts but under both these books one must know what not to read. Reading unwanted stuff will drain your precious preparation time, energy and confuse you while writing actual mains paper , yes ! obviously your retention capacity will be diminished.

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.

Update for lawxperts notes subscribers : You can 100 % rely on lawxperts notes without other standard books because our AIR 5 Mr. Jeydev has proved it. ( We do cover standard books and current affairs do not worry ) Apart from standard books kindly do cover current affairs from - The Hindu , PRS, PIB etc because its the trigger for UPSC questions.

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

For notes on Indian Constitution Click here Next Series : How to take notes for International Law will be posted on 17th Jan 2020

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