Indian Polity

The UPSC syllabus for Prelims elaborates as “Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.”. The Constitution is the most important topic under the Indian Polity. Apart from this, the students should also study the new bills, laws, governance issues etc.

Indian Constitution (basics):

Indian Constitution (Topics in the same order):

Executive

Legislature

– Parliamentary Committees
– Budget

Judiciary

Fundamental Rights

Centre-State Relations:
– NITI Aayog
– National Development Council

Local Government:

  • Local Self-Government (Panchayati Raj System) in India
  • Municipalities

Policies, Bills and Acts (Statutes)

– Anti-Defection Law

Governance

Social Justice:

– Major Tribes in India: State-wise compilation.

Further Reading:

  • Advocate-General
  • Emergency Provisions
  • Election Commission
  • UPSC
  • SPSC
  • JPSC
  • CAG
  • Official Language (National Language ?)
  • Amendment Of The Constitution
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  • Zonal Councils
  • Central Vigilance Commission
  • Tribunals

Indian Polity Quiz & Questions

Indian Polity & Constitution Objective Questions for Competitive Exams

Books to Study Indian Polity

  • Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations by M. Laxmikanth is the most preferred books by students for all stages of competitive examinations in India.
  • Introduction to the Constitution of India by Durga Das Basu – A much more authoritative text on Indian polity. Good reference material for Supreme Court judgments, but beginners may find it tough.
  • Our Parliament by Subhash Kashyap.
  • India Year Book.
  • Class 11 & 12 NCERT textbook of Political Science, especially, the “Indian Constitution at work”.

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