UPSC Civil Services Syllabus and Sources for Polity and Governance

Syllabus and sources for preparation of polity

Polity Strategy
By   @shriyansh,   2 years ago

In this article we will discuss about the syllabus as notified by UPSC specifically for Polity and governance. We will also discuss the sources of preparation that are sufficient for your preparation.



Syllabus for Polity & Governance


Prelims :

  1. Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc

Mains :

  1. Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
  2. Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
  3. Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
  4. Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries.
  5. Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
  6. Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary—Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.
  7. Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
  8. Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
  9. Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.

Sources for Preparation


NCERTs :


Reference Books :

  • Indian Polity by Laxmikant

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Author : Shriyansh Gautam
Shriyansh Gautam
@shriyansh

Civil Services Aspirant

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