Best Books for Political Science optional for UPSC Exam

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Best Books for Political Science optional for UPSC Exam

Best Books for Political Science optional for UPSC Exam-

The Political science optional subject is a General study friendly subject. It is a decent optional subject with around 50-60% syllabus coordinating with the General Studies Paper. .It is a very dynamic and constantly evolving subject. Candidates seeking to choose political science, ought to be more aware of the paradigm shift in core area than in the changes in the revised syllabus. In fact, the revision of Political science has paved a way for scoring more marks in this particular optional.   The Paper I of political science paper I deal with the Political Theory and Indian Politics. The Paper II deals with Comparative Political Analysis and International Politics.

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Political Science as an optional paper gained more popularity when Tina Dabi secured All India Rank 1 in UPSC Civil Services Exam 2015 selecting Political Science as her optional subject. In this post, we list useful books and study materials to score high for Political Science optional paper.

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Best Books for Political Science optional for UPSC Exam

Books for Political Science Paper I

  • An introduction to constitution- DD Basu
  • An introduction to political theory-  O.P Gauba
  • Fifty major political thinkers- Ian Adams and R W Dyson
  • A History Of Political Thought: Plato To Marx – Mukherjee and Sushila Ramaswamy
  • An Oxford companion to politics in India-Niraja Gopal Jayal and Pratap Bhanu Mehta
  • Foundations of Indian political thought- V. R Mehta
  • A new look at modern Indian history-  B.L Grover and Alka Yagnik
  • India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra
  • Indian Government and Politics – B L Fadia 

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Books for Political Science Paper II

  • India’s foreign policy – V P Dutt
  • International organizations- Spectrum Books Publication
  • International Relations -Khanna
  • Challenge and Strategy: Rethinking India’s Foreign Policy- Rajiv Sikri
  • Does the Elephant Dance?: Contemporary Indian Foreign Policy- David M. Malone
  • Global politics- Andrew Heywood
  • MPS-004 Comparative Politics: Issues and Trends by Expert Panel of GPH

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6 Responses to Best Books for Political Science optional for UPSC Exam

  1. Mohan L kumawat says:

    hello sir
    please tell me about best book for political science optional subject

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