ISBN 9789350944769,IAS Mains General Studies - Governance Constitution, Polity Social Justice & International Relations

IAS Mains General Studies - Governance Constitution, Polity Social Justice & International Relations



Arihant Publication

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9789350944769

ISBN-10 9350944766


Number of Pages 500 Pages
Language (English)


The UPSC with an aim to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory conducts the IAS mains examinations. In 2013, major changes in the syllabus of general studies for civil services mains examinations were introduces by UPSC and as per the new syllabus the entire GS has been divided into four papers. Following the new pattern, exceptional and first of its kind books for all four general studies papers are being introduced by Arihant. These books consist of in-depth coverage of all the topics in the syllabus at one place with conceptual clarity to fulfill the needs and demands of the aspirants.

The present book for general studies paper 2, governance, constitution, polity, social justice and international relations covers all the relevant topics of Indian government and politics including the important features and provisions of the Indian constitution. The functions and the 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 challenged therein along with the structure and functioning of the parliament and state legislatures has been covered in great detail. The role of civil servants in democracy has unique coverage with salient features of the representation of peoples act. Also special emphasis has been laid on India and its bilateral relations with other countries. The book has been designed with a special exam-oriented structure in accordance with the UPSC syllabus. The contemporary examples have been discussed with theoretical examples and section wise practise questions and model papers based on the UPSC pattern have been provided in the book to help aspirants revise the concepts covered in the book.

With in-depth coverage of the various aspects of governance, constitution, polity, social justice and international relations, this book for general studies paper 2 will prove to be an impeccable resource for the upcoming IAS mains general studies paper 2.

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