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General Studies:-II(GS-II)

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     General Studies:-II(GS-II)

Polity(Basics of indian constitution):-

  • Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 
  • Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries

Polity(The Executive):- 

  • Structure,organization,function. Ministries and departments(union and state government)

Polity(The Legislature):-

  • Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges.
  • Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.

Polity(Federalism & local governance):- 

  • Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.

Polity(Separation of power):- 

  • Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.


  • Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 
  • Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies

Welfare(Policy & scheme):- 

  • Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
  • Poverty and hunger issues. 

welfare(Sectors and services ):- 

  • Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,Education, Human Resources.
  • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

Governance(Accountability & E-Governance):-

  • Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications,models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.

  • Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders. 
  • Role of civil services in a democracy.

International Relation(Neighbors):-

  •  India and its neighborhood- relations.

International Relation( non-Neighbors):-

  • Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India's interests.
  •  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian Diaspora.

International Relation( Institutions,groupings &agreements):-

  • important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.


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