This paper covers-  Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations.

Topicwise analysis

TOPIC-1- Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.: Separation of powers between various organs, dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.

 Strategy to cover this-

 1- D.D. Basu’s -Introduction To The Constitution Of India

 2- Subhas Kashyap- Our Constitution

3- 13th Report of the 2nd Administrative Reforms Commission, entitled - Organizational Structure Of Government of India 

4-Laxmikant’s Indian Polity.(Latest edition)

5-Notes and Question-Answers of www.prepareias.in

TOPIC-2- Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries

 Strategy to cover this-

1-A book by S.  Chand – Select Constitutions of the world.

2-Notes and Question-Answers of www.prepareias.in 

TOPIC-3- Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.

 Strategy to cover this-

 1-Subhash Kashyp- Our Parliament.

 2-Notes and Question-Answers of www.prepareias.in 

TOPIC-4- Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary; Ministries and Departments of the Government; Pressure Groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.

 Strategy to cover this-

Same As topic 1

TOPIC-5 Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies: . Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

 Strategy to cover this-

1-Laxmikant’s Indian Polity.(Latest edition)

2-Pratap Bhanu Mehta- Public Institutions in India – Performance and Design(Oxford University Press)

3-Notes and Question-Answers of www.prepareias.in 

 TOPIC-6- Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures: Role of civil services in a democracy

 Strategy to cover this-

1- ARC's Relevent reports

2-PIB and other govt sites

3-E-governance – Concept and  Significance (IGNOU)

4-Notes and Question-Answers of www.prepareias.in  

TOPIC-15- India and its neighborhood- relations: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora:  Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate: UNO and its various bodies, agencies must be studied with respect to their structure, role, relevance and reforms. 

 Strategy to cover this-

1- IGNOU Notes

2-MEA Website

3- Newspare and Magazines

4-Rajiv Sikri – Challenge and Strategy – Rethinking India’s Foreign Policy

5-Notes and Question-Answers of www.prepareias.in

For better understanding you should go through with these books-

1- NCERT Class XI – India Constitution At Work

2-NCERT Class XII –  Political Science II

3-NCERT Class X –  Democratic Politics