(Syllabus) Mains Examination - Syllabus (Political Science)

Mains Examination Syllabus  - Political Science


Unit I : (a) Nature and Scope of Political Science, Its relationship with other social science. Approaches to the study of Political Science.

(b) Origin of the State - Functions of the State, Laissez Faire and Socialistic Theories, Concept of welfare state.

(c) Forms of Government - Democracy, Dictatorship, Presidential and Parliamentary Forms - Unitary and Federal Forms.

(d) Organs of Government - Legislature, Executive and Judiciary - Separation of powers.

(e) Sovereignty - Monistic and pluralistic, Analysis of Sovereignty.

(f) Justice - Liberty - Equality, Power Authority Law.

Unit II : Political Philosophy of Plato - Aristotle, Gandhi, Marx.


Unit I :(a) Constitution of India : Framing of the constitution of India -- Fundamental Rights and Duties- Directive Principles of the State Policy, Citizenship.

(b)Union Government, Legislature, Executive, Judicial.

(c) State Government, Legislature, Executive, Judiciary.

(d) Centre-State Relations.

(e) Value of Local Government in a Democracy, Local Self Government in Assam.

(f) Bureaucracy and role of the Civil Service in India.

Unit II : Constitutions of the U.S.A. the U.K.

Unit III : United Nations - Objective and Principles, Organs Specialised Agencies - ILO, UNESCO, IMF.

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