(Tips) Suggestions and Guidelines For Preparing Public Administration

Suggestions and Guidelines For Preparing Public Administration

“If a person works hard towards his goal, then the whole Universe conspires to help him” – Paulo Coelho (‘The Alchemist’)

Performance of Public Administration in CSE 2010

As per the recent trend suggests, Public Administration is the optional subject with maximum number of successes in the Civil Services Examination. The last three IAS toppers- Shubhra Saxena (AIR 1, CSE 2008); Shah Faesal (AIR 1, CSE 2009) and now, S Divyadharshini (AIR 1, CSE 2010) has made the Public Administration as one of their optional.

Look at top 25 and you will find 16 candidates having Public Administration as one optional in year 2010.

S Divyadharshini (AIR 1, CSE 2010), Sweta Mohanty (AIR 2, CSE 2010), R V Vinay Kumar (AIR 3, CSE 2010), Pulkit Khare (AIR 5, CSE 2010), Ravi Dhawan (AIR 6, CSE 2010), M Arvind (AIR 8, CSE 2010), Amit Kharti (AIR 11, CSE 2010), K V N Chakradhara Babu (AIR 12, CSE 2010), Anirudh Sravan P (AIR 13, CSE 2010), Vinay Pratap Singh (AIR 14, CSE 2010), Shruti (AIR 16, CSE 2010), Sindhu B (AIR 17, CSE 2010), Pommala Sunil Kumar (AIR 18, CSE 2010), Gokul G R (AIR 19, CSE 2010), Hephsiba Rani Korlapati (AIR 20, CSE 2010) and K Vijayakarthikeyan (AIR 22, CSE 2010) are others among top 25 successful candidates who achieved success with Public Administration as one optional Subject.

The relevance of Public Administration can also be conceived in the context of three sections of newly added CSAT -Preliminary Examination:
(i) Polity and Governance (Paper-I)
(ii) Interpersonal skills including communication skills (Paper-II)
(iii) Decision Making and problem solving (Paper-II)

And it is also part of mains syllabus of General Studies in following way:-
(i) Constitution of India and Indian Polity: this part will include questions on the Constitution of India  as well as all constitutional, legal, administrative and other issues emerging from the politico-administrative system prevalent in the country.

(ii) Law Enforcement, internal security and related issues such as the preservation of communal harmony.

(iii) Issues relating to good governance and accountability to the citizens including the maintenance of human rights, and of probity in public life. Seen in this manner no other subject has a greater relevance than Public Administration.