PT 360 UPSC 2025

Contemporary Issues + Current Affairs for Prelims

4.4 (1089)

Rs. 1099 Only


What is PT 360 UPSC 2025 by Synopsis IAS?

It is a detailed and comprehensive Course for Prelims Current Affairs and Contemporary Issues for UPSC CSE Aspirants, designed by Krishna sir.

This course covers Contemporary Issues of Recent 4-5 Years and 1 Year Current Affairs.

Content for this course is free. Lectures for this course part of paid course. 


Multiple Faculties

Course Pages

800+ Pages

Course Duration

50 hours


Prelims 2024

Course Content / Syllabus

Following subjects are covered:

1. Indian Polity, 2. International Relations, 3. Science and Technology, 4. Internal Security, 5. Economy and Agriculture, 6. Environment, Geography and Maps, 7. Social Issues, 8. Art and Culture, 9. Governance, Ministries, Schemes, Policies, Acts and Bills.

All the subjects are segregated into topics and Subtopics. Eg. Social issues PT is segregated into 9 subtopics: 1. Women. 2. Children. 3. Other Vulnerable Sections. 4. Education. 5. Health. 6. Drug Abuse Issues. 7. Food and Nutrition. 8. Index and Reports. 9. Miscellaneous.

Now every topic is again segregated into its related subtopics. e.g The Women Topic has following subtopics: 1.1 International Initiatives. 1.2 Marriage, Divorce, and Inheritance. 1.3 Violence and Harassment. 1.4 National Initiatives. 1.5 Motherhood. 1.6 Women Education. 1.7 Women Health. 1.8 Schemes Schemes related to women are covered in Governance PT under Ministry of Women and Child Development.

General Details

Lectures: There are pre recorded lectures by the highly qualified and experienced faculties.

Study material: Course study material will be available for registered students in downloadable and printable PDF format on the student dashboard. 

Personalized student dashboard: Registered Students get a Personalized student dashboard with a login password. You can watch the lectures anywhere, anytime and any number of times.

Two-way feedback: We take students’ feedback seriously. We can remove or replace faculties if the feedback is not good.

It is a Paid Batch for UPSC CSE aspirants. However, a number of videos are uploaded at YouTube for Demo and Awareness purpose.

Course Completion Date: 2 weeks before exam (as this is a current affairs course)

Validity: Prelims 2024

How is this course different from similar courses by other coachings?

Other coachings provide integrated content for Prelims and Mains (including static content which is not current affairs at all).

Most of the students do not know what is relevant for Prelims and what is relevant only for Mains. The integrated content makes it difficult for the student to extract relevant information for Prelims. Such content also increases the time of revision and number of pages.

Still, a number of topics are left out. Students are forced to follow two or three coachings, along with a newspaper like The Hindu, Indian Express, Dainik Jagran etc.

Ultimately, students tend to confuse and get stressed. A number of students even do not appear in the exam due to the phobia of Current Affairs, PT type compilations, The Hindu, Indian Express.

At Synopsis IAS, in PT 360, we extract only the prelims specific topics for current affairs.

However, this course is still relevant for Mains: You just need to update the analytical part and your Mains content is done. Also, pointers from this course can be used as fodder for Mains. Like examples, case studies, court judgements etc.

The Static Portion is not added unnecessarily in this course. We have listed the static topics in news with their news context.

No other Study Material / Book needed: For making content, we start with NCERTs, and refer newspapers, standard text books, reference books, research papers and journals. We update the content with current affairs regularly. After making content for any topic, we also refer to the other major institutes notes to ensure that we don't miss any important point or topic.

Still, the content is available in approx 1/3rd pages as compared to the other institutes.

Krishna sir is the content head at Synopsis IAS. The course content is thoroughly reviewed by him. He has gained 7+ years of experience in Research and Development while in services at DAE, GOI.



These are the new Topics in news. eg. Bills, Policies, New Executive decisions, New International agreements etc.

Once, these appear in news, they become Contemporary topics for many years.

Ideally , this content should consume 10-20% part of your notes.

Nature of Questions: In Prelims, UPSC Mostly frames factual questions – “Either you know or don’t know” type. In Mains also, there are factual questions: eg. Questions on 15th Finance Commission recommendations, or Data protection Bill, etc.


These are the evergreen Topics. In news for many years. eg. Flood, Anti Defection Law, Anti Microbial Resistance, Role of Biotechnology, Border Security, Cyber Security, Food Processing etc.

Ideally , this content should consume 80-90% part of your notes. These topics must be covered considering as part of static syllabus. These are not current Affairs.

Nature of Questions: In Prelims, UPSC Mostly frames tricky and analytical questions from such topics, which have a major role of elimination techniques.

These are very important topics for Mains as well. There are tricky and analytical questions in mains as well.


We do not waste unnecessary time in selling coupons for courses, marketing, and promotions. The faculties just teach, teach and teach, and do not beat around the bush. The lecture duration is short – If other institute has covered the same topic in 1 hour, we cover that just in approx. 15-20 minutes.


We teach in easy Hinglish language. The content slides for the course are in Hinglish (One line English, One line Hindi).

The course is available in English and Hindi Mediums. The Study Material is in Three Languages: First file is in English, Second file is in Hindi, Third file is Bilingual (one line English, one line Hindi). The Lectures are delivered in Hinglish.


When it comes to guidance, noone can even come closer to Synopsis IAS. The Synopsis IAS institute is based on the vision of a person, who left services just to teach and provide genuine Guidance.

There are Strategy Videos by Krishna Sir: He has discussed the strategy to prepare for UPSC in cover in a realistic way in his most popular Guidance Series.


The course is available for a very less price compared to any other online or offline coaching.

Content Developers and Faculties

Multiple Faculties


Students Rating: 4.4 (1089)

Submit Rating: