- How to prepare Polity?
- Election related
- Polity Answerkeys
- Rights Issue
- Land reforms
- Police Reforms
- Committee related
- Court Judgments / Controversies
- Theoretical concepts
- Bills and Acts
- Polity means Indian Constitution and allied topics. You’ll encounter these MCQs in UPSC exams, Staff Selection and State service Class1, Class2, subordinate services, ACIO, EPFO and certain central PSU jobs.
- Polity can be classified into two parts: Static theory vs. Current Affairs
Recommended book for Static portion: Depends on which exam you’re aim for
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All these books are available on flipkart, you can buy them by clicking links or photos below, and pay on delivery.
PS: Polity Topic hardly comes in IBPS, Banking sector exams so don’t bother much in that case.
To get strong grip over this topic, you must do Parallel study: e.g. once you read Parliament, immediately read state legislative assembly chapter. Similarly
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This type of reading / revision habit ensures UPSC cannot confuse you in tricky MCQs by interchanging state’s provisions with union provision and vice versa.
- FR, FD, DPSP. Provisions applicable to Aliens, NRIs, PIOs
- Amendment, 5th & 6th schedule areas, 370
- Finance commission => Planning Commission =>NDC
- Bodies: Statutory vs Constitutional vs executive: their structure, functions. You’ll find some in the India Yearbook (eg. NALSA, Wakf board), some in prsindia.org (Equal opportunities commission, unified financial agency) and so on.
- Since these bodies will also hurt @Mains level, you should prepare a ready revision note.
Additional static content:
(only for UPSC CSAT IAS / IPS exam)
- NCERT political science- particularly for definition and concepts. what are the characters of democracy or hegemony? Mine or yours interpretation 7is irreverent in MCQ, whatever definition statements are given in NCERT = they’re correct for UPSC.
- Selective reading Parliament Handbook click me. for some tricky MCQs related to speaker/dy.speaker, motions, Committees etc.
- India Yearbook Chapter 2 and 3. (Although ministries and departments will change once Modi takes over. but other static like parliamentary Committees, NALSA etc. will remain one and same.)
- Since this was an election year, most magazines and coaching material will be focusing on election related current affairs. It is standard procedure, should be done.
- But don’t waste time mugging up trivial GK like which Constituency pulled highest vote etc. otherwise remaining three months will be spent only covering election.
- Focus: facts, features, principles. e.g. VVPAT, why Voting totalizer machine needed, how does voters ink work, what are the deposits, when is deposit attached and so on.
- Similarly, Hindu is giving ball by ball commentary on separation of Andhra – this Committee visited, that organization proposed xyz = again core facts/ features only.
- Bills, Act: PRSindia.org
- recent judgments like Transgender rights etc under Mrunal.org/Current
Here is the list of articles published so far (List last updated on 17th May 2014)
- Twin Nominations in Election
- Voting rights of Defence Personnel
- Primaries method- why #Epicfail in India?
- RPA Section 8 vs. Law commission’s recommendation
- Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT)
- Indelible ink: Principle
- Booth Officer
- Benefits of registered political party
- Snatching Deposit
- RPA: Media coverage related provision
Of previous UPSC exams, with original MCQ, explanation and answer reference.
- CDS I 2014 Polity Section
- CDS II 2013 Polity section
- CAPF-2013: Polity related MCQs solved with explanation
- CAPF 2012 Polity section
- CSAT 2013 (IAS Prelims) Polity Section
- CSAT 2012 (IAS Prelims) Polity questions only
- 100 Mock MCQ Questions from the Static portion, Constitution of India
General Studies Mains Paper 2 (Syllabus topic): mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections in India.
- Transgender rights, SC Judgment
- Section 376/E of IPC: Death Penalty in Shaktimill
- Manual Scavenging
- [Rights issue] Education: Government schemes, organizations, SABLA, NPEGEL, Jalmani, Bal Shree, mock questions
- [Rights Issue] Jarawa Tribes, Human Safari, Buffer Area, Tribal Commission, 13th Schedule
- [Rights Issue] Socio Economic Caste Census (SECC) 2011: Purpose, Benefits, Features, Deprivation index
- Rights of Persons with Mental illness and [Public Health] Mental Healthcare Bill: Features, Criticism
- Surrogate Mothers: Meaning, Arguments in favor and against, legal framework in India
- Right to carry cash and Right to be left alone
- Constitutional Provisions for Scheduled Tribes (rights issue for CSAT)
This for the topic included in UPSC General Studies Mains Paper 3 “Land reforms in India.” Also helps in the syllabus of political science, sociology and Geography optional subjects.
- British Land tenure System: features, Consequences of Permanent Settlement, Ryotwari, Mahalwari
- Peasant Struggles for Land reforms during British Raj
- Role of Indian Congress in Land reforms during the British Raj, Gandhi’s Views on Land Reforms, All India Kisan Sabha
- Post Independence: Abolition of Zamindari, Reasons, Impact, Obstacles, Limitations, First Amendment
- Ceiling on Land holdings: Reasons, Impact, Obstacles, Limitations, Achievements
- Tenancy Reform, Tenancy protection Acts in India, features, benefits, obstacles, limitations, impact, evaluation
- Bhoodan, Gramdan, Jan Satyagraha 2012 & other Non Governmental Movements: Achievements, obstacles, limitations
- Consolidation of Land Holdings, Cooperative Farming, Computerization of Land records: features, benefits, limitations
- Relevance of NIA? (federalism/internal security)
- UID Biometric data= Not for solving crime
- National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC): Meaning, functions, Controversy
- National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID): Meaning, Use, Controversy
- Ragging: Raghwan Committee report
- 2nd ARC: Ethics and Corruption (4th Report): Election Reforms, State Funding of Elections
- 2nd ARC : Disaster Management (3rd Report) Gist of Chapter 1 to 3
- CAG right to audit Private Telecom companies
- Cauvery/Kaveri Water Dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka,History, 2012 flare up and future
- IOA Suspension from IOC, National Sports Code: controversy, implications explained
- Assam Riots and Bodo Accord : History, Reasons, Problems, Solutions
- Inter linking of Rivers in India : Benefits, Problems, China dispute etc.
- Amicus Curiae: Meaning, Significance
- Delegated legislation: meaning, advantages, criticism explained
- Inner Line Permit (ILP) issue in Manipur: Background, implications, controversy explained
- Lobbying: Meaning, pro-anti arguments, Nira Radia, Gulam Nabi Fai, Wal-mart
- Crime and Criminal Tracking Network Systems (CCTNS): features, Benefits
- Judicial Impeachment, reforms, Judicial accountability Bill,Sri Lankan CJ Impeachment
These are old acts/bills. To find out their latest status, visit PRSIndia.org
- Juvenile Justice Act: features, Controversy post Delhi-Gangrape, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)
- DNA Profiling Bill: Features, Applications, Criticism
- Citizens’ Charter Bill 2011: Salient Features, Issues, Criticism explained
- Prohibition of Unfair Practices in Schools Bill 2012 and Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE): Features, functions
- Indecent Representation of Women: IRWA Act amendment
- Chhattisgarh Food Security Bill 2012: Salient Features
- Public Procurement Bill 2012: Meaning, Salient Features, explained
- Article 371-J: Special Status for Hyderabad-Karnataka region (118th Constitutional Amendment Bill)
- [Economy] Land Acquisition bill 2011 : Salient Features, Pro Con analysis
Updated on 17th May with latest topic being Transgender rights.