Political Science & International Relations or PSIR is one of the popular UPSC optional subjects for the UPSC Mains Exam. Political Science and International Relations introduces you to one of the complex subjects and for an aspiring bureaucrat, it is one of the most useful subjects to learn.
Most previous UPSC toppers had also chosen Political Science as an optional subject. This subject encourages neatness and directness due to its crisp and concise nature. This optional subject is well-known among students for a variety of reasons. This subject is even more well-known and popular among IAS aspirants.
English & Hindi
Well designed comprehensive book package.
Weekly Current Affair issues discussion published in The Hindu & The Indian Express News Paper.
Interlinking of various topics and its overlap with GS PAPERS
Total number of 24 Sectional test of both Paper-1 & Paper-2.
Total number of 8 Full length test of both Paper-1 & Paper-2.
Evaluated test copy will be sent back to the students within 14 days after receiving the answer sheet.
Dedicated support for improving answer writing skills through evaluation of descriptive answers with improvement suggestions.
Personalized mentoring sessions.
Focus on conceptual clarity and current based approach.
Discussion of UPSC previous year question papers & most important areas for Mains 2022 & 2023
1.Political theory: meaning and approaches.
2.Theories of the state: Liberal, Neo-liberal, Marxist, Pluralist, Post-colonial and feminist.
3.Justice: Conceptions of justice with special reference to Rawl’s theory of justice and its communitarian critiques.
4.Equality: Social, political and economic;relationship between equality and freedom; Affirmative action.
5.Rights: Meaning and theories; different kinds of rights; concept of Human Rights.
6.Democracy: Classical and contemporary theories; different models of democracy-representative, participatory and deliberative.
7.Concept of power: hegemony, ideology and legitimacy.
8.Political Ideologies: Liberalism, Socialism, Marxism, Fascism, Gandhism and Feminism.
9.Indian Political Thought: Dharamshastra, Arthashastra and Buddhist traditions; Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Sri Aurobindo, M.K. Gandhi, B.R. Ambedkar, M.N. Roy.
10.Western Political Thought: Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, John S. Mill, Marx, Gramsci, Hannah Arendt.
Indian Government and politics
राजनैतिक सिद्धांत एवं भारतीय राजनीति
भारतीय शासन एवं राजनीति
(ख): राज्य सरकार के प्रधान अंग कार्यपालिका, विधायिका एवं उच्च न्यायालयों की विचारित भूमिका एवं वास्तविक कार्यप्रणाली।
Comparative Politics and International Relations
Comparative Political Analysis and International Politics:
India and the World
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