(Getting Started) Detailed Roadmap for GS (Pre.) - "Indian Polity and Governance"


Detailed Roadmap for GS (Pre.)


:: Polity ::

Indian Polity and Governance

The UPSC notification mentions the syllabus for this part as- 'Constitution, Political system, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues etc...'.

The syllabus might appear to be too wide to study, but a rational approach can help you to cover each part adequately. You might choose to ignore going deep into the study of constitution, and instead choose to study only the important and relevant parts. For instance, while the structural and working provisions might be important for the preparations, the technical aspects of the constitution might be ignored. This would save your time, which can be dedicated for other more important topics.

Secondly, as mentioned in our earlier articles, it is useless to devote a substantial amount of your time in reading about the dynamics of the party politics in the country. Instead, read about the policy decisions and major agreements by the government. The recent trend of the UPSC has been to avoid asking the direct theoretical question. Instead, there are more analytical questions, which require your comprehensive understanding of different events and provisions.

Topics like Panchayati Raj institutions are also very important, from the exam point of view. If you are able to develop a proper newspaper reading habit, you would be able to fetch good marks for the polity questions. Also, polity is important for the further stage of examination. Thus, it is advisable to prepare this part of the exam well.

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In the 2013 GS (Pre) exam, out of a total of 18 questions from Polity, about 12 were from the constitutional provisions, relating to legislature, executive and amendments. Remaining 6 questions were asked from non-constitutional bodies and issues related to certain rights. Therefore, You should study the constitution carefully, as a good number of questions are asked from it.

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Express Points:

  1. You might choose to ignore going deep into the study of constitution, and instead choose to study only the important and relevant parts.
  2. while the structural and working provisions might be important for the preparations, the technical aspects of the constitution might be ignored.
  3. read about the policy decisions and major agreements by the government.

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