Indian Polity and Governance For Civil Services Examination 2024 | Useful for UPSC, State PSC & Other Competitive Exams Preparation

The Indian Polity is crucial topic for the Civil Services Examination. It is also an interesting topic while being a vast topic as well. The notes and topics in this article will help in candidate in cruising through the Polity and Constitution of India segment with relative ease.

The most important sources of Polity and Constitution are NCERT Books. Aspirants should read Indian Polity from NCERT Books for UPSC, State PSCs Prelims and mains exam preparation. Taking notes is an efficient way to organise your study material for revision. Though taking notes is advisable, Civil Services Candidates often find it difficult to find the right topics to focus on or may not have the time or resources at hand to take efficient notes. With this in mind, we at MYUPSC have developed NCERT Notes for UPSC, State PSC and all other competitive exams. This page compiles one of the best and most of the important NCERT Notes for Indian Polity and Constitution for ease of use by aspirants.

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These study materials cover most of the major Polity Topics from Polity is basically the structure of the government. It includes the entire government machinery, the system that runs the government, the Union, states, Parliament, local administration, Constitution etc. Governance means how citizens are governed by the state. As you can see, these are relevant topics especially for the civil services because after all, the exam is meant to select civil servants of the country. Administration, governing, managing affairs of implementing laws and services to the people – all these form the major functions of the civil servant. Hence it is necessary to have a good understanding of the functioning of the system. Civil servants are vital parts of the system. They are the human resources that are directly responsible for executing the various yojanas and programs the government brings about for the people.

Candidates should use these NCERT notes in conjunction with the NCERT MCQs Books to cover the complete Syllabus with perfect practice for Modern Indian History.

Studying the Polity of India requires a thorough understanding of the chronology of events in Indian History and Polity. Based on this foundation, aspirants should build up knowledge on various aspects of Polity such as economic, administrative and historical impacts.

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Indian Polity and Governance For Civil Services

Polity and governance comes under Paper 1 Sections of General Studies. So, it is worth having a grip on the subject and to make preparation easy we have prepared this study material in which you will learn though NCERT.

NCERT books are an essential part of UPSC and State PSC Civil services exams preparation. However, because of the comprehensive syllabus, IAS aspirants should also refer to NCERT notes with NCERT MCQs book and keep tabs on the current affairs of at least the past 12-15 months.

The important topics to study from polity and governance can be classified as belonging to various subheadings such as executive/legislature, ministries/bodies, local bodies, bills/acts/schemes, constitutional features and judiciary..

The polity and governance is important for several reasons. It tells us how, when and where people developed the earliest cultures in our country. It indicates how they started agriculture which made life secure and settled. We also get information about the origin and development of language and Modern scripts.

The Polity delves deep into the Important;

Constitutional provisions,

Fundamental Rights and Duties,

Directive Principles of State Policy,

Parts of the Government,

Functions of the various bodies of the government,

Functioning and structure of the civil services,

Financial governance (budgets),

Electoral process,

Relations between centre and the states,

Emergency provisions,

How the Parliament functions, how bills are passed, etc.

The CBSE syllabus for board classes is completely based on NCERT. When you go through the last ten years’ question papers of UPSC, State PSC Civil services or even board classes, you will realise that most of the questions have been asked from the NCERT textbooks.

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The questions under polity can be classified as belonging to various subheadings such as executive/legislature, ministries/bodies, local bodies, bills/acts/schemes, constitutional features and judiciary.

Some candidates might find this subject a bit dry but in fact, it forms the crux of everyday functioning of the government. Also, it is a subject that is scoring because most of the questions are direct. A good understanding of the procedures involved can help you answer most of the questions. So, polity can also help you raise your total score in the prelims exam.

Indian Polity and Governance Books

6-12th NCERT (Old + New) Notes – Indian Polity and Governance

6-12th NCERT (Old + New) MCQs – Indian Polity and Governance

Previous Year MCQs – Indian Polity and Governance

[Class 6-12] Subject Wise NCERT Notes Pdf Download | UPSC Civil Services Exam 2024

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