Political Science & International Relations

By Ajay Mishra
(Founder Director StepUp IAS, IAS DARBAR & Ecoguru)

 Faced Civil Services Interview Twice

22 Years of Experience

Dear Civil Services Aspirants: Congratulations For Choosing PSIR as your optional

Political science & International Relations (PSIR) as an optional paper is a very scoring optional paper with little effort .This is the only optional fulfilling the need of UPSC requirements.I am saying this because PSIR optional gives intense opportunity to students to cover a large section of GS just by covering a single optional.

Following subjects of General Studies are covered under  PSIR….

A.Indian Polity and Constitution (GS paper 2)

B.International Relations ( GS paper 2)

C.Modern Indian History & Post Independence India

D.Indian Society ( GS paper 1)

E.Ethics ( Almost all Thinkers) GS paper 4
F. Economy & Agriculture

Besides these One Essay topic is almost everyyear from political science & IR.

In civil services interview the questions from this subject is most alluring to Interview panel members.

If we talk About preliminary exam 40 questions are covered from this single optional.Indina Polity,IR (including Institutions & Modern Indian History)

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PSIR Class Will Include the Online / offline Classes as well as PDF Notes of Classes.The Duration Will Four and Half Month.Special Features Include 1.Personal Guidance and Doubt Claring Sessions2.Specilised Answer writing Sessions3.Support For Essay Writing4.Support in GS Paper 2,4,& 15.Test Series
34999 Duration Four and Half Month
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  • Support in GS Mains & Preliminary

UPSC Mains Political Science PAPER – I Syllabus

UPSC Mains Political Science Syllabus PAPER – I

1.Political Theory and Indian Politics:

2.Political Theory: meaning and approaches.

3.Theories of the State: Liberal, Neoliberal, Marxist, Pluralist, Post-colonial and feminist.

4.Justice: Conceptions of justice with special reference to Rawl’s theory of justice and its communitarian critiques.
(Helps in GS Paper of Ethics,Integrity & Aptitude.Direct Question on Rawls has been asked in GS Paper 4)

5.Equality: Social, political and economic; the relationship between equality and freedom; Affirmative action.
(Helps In Essay writing & Opinion Based Questions of Polity)

6.Rights: Meaning and theories; different kinds of rights; the concept of Human Rights.
(Helps In Essay writing & Opinion Based Questions of Polity)

7.Democracy: Classical and contemporary theories; different models of democracy – representative, participatory and deliberative.
Helps in Essay writing & Indian Polity)

8.Concept of power, hegemony, ideology, and legitimacy.
(Helps in Answer writing in Governance :GS Paper 2)

9.Political Ideologies: Liberalism, Socialism, Marxism, Fascism, Gandhism and Feminism.
(Helps in Ethics and case studies & Essay writing)

10.Indian Political Thought: Dharamshastra, Arthashastra, and Buddhist traditions; Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Sri Aurobindo, M.K. Gandhi, B.R. Ambedkar, M.N. Roy.
(Direct Question in Ethics paper 4 of General studies)

11.Western Political Thought: Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, John S. Mill, Marx, Gramsci, Hannah Arendt.
(Direct Question in Ethics paper 4 of General studies)

2.Indian Government and Politics:

Indian Nationalism:

(a) Political Strategies of India’s Freedom Struggle:

Constitutionalism to mass Satyagraha, Non-cooperation, Civil Disobedience; Militant and revolutionary movements, Peasant and workers’ movements. (b) Perspectives on Indian National Movement: Liberal, Socialist and Marxist; Radical humanist and Dalit.

Making of the Indian Constitution: Legacies of the British rule; different social and political perspectives.
(Helps In GS Paper 1)

Salient Features of the Indian Constitution: The Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles; Parliamentary System and Amendment Procedures; Judicial Review and Basic Structure doctrine.

(a) Principal Organs of the Union Government: Envisaged role and actual working of the Executive, Legislature and Supreme Court.

(b) Principal Organs of the State Government: Envisaged role and actual working of the Executive, Legislature, and High Courts.

Grassroots Democracy: Panchayati Raj and Municipal Government; the significance of 73rd and 74th Amendments; Grassroot movements.

Statutory Institutions/Commissions: Election Commission, Comptroller and Auditor General, Finance Commission, Union Public Service Commission, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, National Commission for Women; National Human Rights Commission, National Commission for Minorities, National Backward Classes Commission.

Federalism: Constitutional provisions; changing nature of centre-state relations; integrationist tendencies and regional aspirations; inter-state disputes.
(Helps In GS Paper 2 Indian Polity)

Planning and Economic Development: Nehruvian and Gandhian perspectives; the role of planning and public sector; Green Revolution, land reforms and agrarian relations; liberalization and economic reforms.
This Part Helps in Economy & Agriculture :GS Paper 3 of Civil Services Mains Exam)

Caste, Religion, and Ethnicity in Indian Politics.
Helps in Indian Society

Party System: National and regional political parties, ideological and social bases of parties; patterns of coalition politics; Pressure groups, trends in electoral behavior; changing socio-economic profile of Legislators.
Helps in Answer writing of Opinion Based Questions of Indian Polity)

Social Movements: Civil liberties and human rights movements; women’s movements; environmentalist movements.
(Helps in Environment s well as better Essay Writing on Topics Related to above part)

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