Respected IAS aspirants as you would be know very well , you have to choose an optional subject for the IAS mains exam which you can take if you clear the UPSC prelims and get the required cut off.
Killer Preparation Strategy Plan For UPSC Political Science
According to new guidelines of UPSC from 2011, you have to choose only one optional as opposed to the two optional subjects you had to previously. Choosing an optional subject is a uncertain affair with many candidate pondering over days to pick one subject. when your uncertainty vaporise when you know very well about your interest in particular field.
In this article we discuss some best , topper strategy plan about optional subject political science .
The Political science subject is a dynamic as well as ever changing subject. the first and important tips for every UPSC aspirantes always aware , thinkful and contemporary for our surrounding .It helps candidates in updating their knowledge of the current events and provides a fresh perspective on the burning domestic and foreign policy issues.
About half of the general study paper is basically related to the two papers of political science for the main examination. Besides, that be the best subject to ensure a sound sleep during the interview days simply because you have readymade answer for almost all the question being asked by the board members.
Political science is a dynamic and ever changing subject. Candidates aspiring to opt for it should be more aware of the shift in focus than the skeletal changes in the revised syllabus.
Major highlights of the syllabus
- Nuclear threat/nuclear proliferation
- Recent developments in Indian Foreign Policy etc.
Paper 1 Best Tips for Political Science
- PS Paper I is predominantly static in nature. So learn and study all static portion in detail.
- Theory is very important, Understand in deep.
- The first paper of PS have straightforward questions.
- Give your answer in contemporary way .
Paper 2 Best Tips for Political Science
- Best book is the key of success so read standard books, read newspapers thoroughly for the international relations segment.
- You must also write your own views on a topic.
- Connect to your answers by connecting recent developments with theoretical frameworks.
Booklist for Political Science optional
- Introduction to Political Theory – O P Gauba
- Global Politics – Andrew Heywood
- Political Theory – Rajeev Bhargava
- A History Of Political Thought: Plato To Marx – Mukherjee and Susheela Ramaswamy
- Foundations of Indian Political Thought – V R Mehta
- Introduction to the Constitution of India – D D Basu
- Comparative Politics – J.C Johari
- Indian Foreign Policy – Rajeev Sikri
- Does the Elephant Dance – David Malone
- Yojana Magazine
- IGNOU Material