WHY POLITICAL SCIENCE & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (PSIR) IS A HIGH SCORING OPTIONAL

POLITICAL SCIENCE OPTIONAL – COURSE

What we will Provide –

-Detailed Schedule of the PSIR – Full Course Topic wise and related Sources for that specific Class

-Extensive Set of Teaching Hours

-200+ Model Questions Topics Wise

-Answer Writing Practice

-Personal Mentorship (Exclusive to our institute)

-Tests Chapter wise followed with Explanation

-Special Exam oriented strategies for SCORE MAXIMISATION

-Material will be provided on complete syllabus.

-Slides and pie chart format of explanation for every class for easy understanding of a topic. (Information in Slides will also be provided)

-Dynamic part of syllabus will be covered with recent Case Studies and committee reports for better support to your answers.

About Political Science Optional

Optional plays a crucial role in UPSC Mains success, there is a wide variety of choice available for the optional subjects in UPSC.
PSIR is a combination subject with major overlap possible with General Studies papers. Though It’s a vast subject but generally the preparation of Political Science as Optional can start while an aspirant is preparing for prelims itself as the syllabus gives that luxury. The analysis of social issues, policies and major comparison of world governments will be better understood with someone having PSIR as optional. International relations which is a interesting yet complicated arena for most aspirants will become more simplified with PSIR optional.

About the Faculty for Political Science

Mrs. VANAM TEJASVI

Civil Services Faculty since 6+ years in various National Reputed Institutes (Delhi and Hyderabad)

-Additionally Worked for civil services programs under Central and Telangana Govt (Tribal welfare, etc)

-Qualification – Master of Arts – Sociology and Political science
B.A ( Political science, Economics, Public Administration)

-Cleared Various Govt services and also worked as faculty Trainer for Corporate Educational Institutes.

Faculty has an experience of 6 years of handling political science optional batches for UPSC.
In a vast subject like Political Science the guidance and mentorship from a faculty is a very important factor. The experience and knowledge of various factors in questions format and trend of examination would save the time of an aspirant rather than mere explanation of the subject.
The bird wye view point for the examination is crucially needed in the increasing competitive era of UPSC.

How our Course is different from Others :

Traditional way of teaching optional has no relevance to present needs of UPSC. Since the pattern of exam is consolidated, the necessities of exam have changed.
Our target is majorly Your Score. So, we emphasize of topic wise questions and answer writing plus probable questions.
Candidate should be able to score above 300 is our course target, Not the nominal completion of syllabus.
Personal attention will be given to identify aspirants problems, while one has problems in framing an answer other may have issue in extensive writing with biased opinions.
The combination of experienced lucid teaching with dynamic topics included and personal evaluation will guarantee the maximum output.

POLITICAL SCIENCE –SYLLABUS-  BOOKS

PAPER -1

O.P. Gauba for Political Thought and Theories

Brian Nelson for Western Political Thought

V.R. Mehta + IGNOU for Indian Political Thought

Fifty major political thinkers- Ian Adams and R W Dyson

Foundations of Indian political thought- V. R Mehta

An Introduction to Constitution – D D Basu

Laxmikanth for Polity basics.

Bipin Chandra and Spectrum for Indian National Movement.

B.L. Fadia – Indian Govt and Politics.

PAPER – 2

Challenges and Strategies – Rajiv Sikri

Does the Elephant Dance – David Malone

Challenge and Strategy: Rethinking India’s Foreign Policy- Rajiv Sikri

Mr. V N Khanna’s book on foreign policy

Global Politics – Andrew Heywood for in-depth conceptual understanding

India’s foreign policy – V P Dutt

International organizations- Spectrum Books Publication

Other added sources –

2nd ARC Recommendations – For topics like Grassroots Democracy (6th Report), Pressure Groups and NGOs (9th Report), Communalism (7th Report) and Statutory bodies (12th Report).

IGNOU MA Modules.
MPS-004 Comparative Politics: Issues and Trends by Expert Panel of GPH

Dynamic areas – Others – Sources

–  Daily News Analysis
Best of PIB
Gist of Yojana
Gist of RSTV

NCERT Polity books for UPSC

  • Polity: NCERT Class IX – Political Science: Democratic Politics Part – I
  • Polity: NCERT Class X – Political Science: Democratic Politics Part – II
  • Polity: NCERT Class XI – Political Science: Indian Constitution at Work
  • Polity: NCERT Class XI – Political Science: Political Theory
  • Polity: NCERT Class XII – Political Science I: Contemporary World Politics
  • Polity: NCERT Class XII – Political Science II: Politics in India since Independence

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