Indian Polity (7th Edition) For UPSC Civil Services Exam and State Administrative Exams


M. Laxmikanth 


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McGraw Hill Education India Pvt. Ltd.

Publication Year 2023


ISBN-10 9355325347


Number of Pages 840 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 25.4 X 20.3 X 4.5
Weight (grms) 500

McGraw Hill presents the seventh edition of the consistent best seller and the most celebrated title on the subject – Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth. The book is a must-read for the aspirants appearing for the UPSC – Civil Services Examination as well as the other State Services examinations. It is conceived to cater to the requirements of not just the students appearing for competitive examinations but also postgraduates, research scholars, academicians and general readers who are interested in the country’s political, civil, and constitutional issues. The chapters have been thoroughly revised as per the recent developments with an addition of 12 new chapters in this latest edition.

With this book, you get access to McGraw Hill Edge – a digital platform with high-quality learning resources that provides you the edge to excel at your exams.

On the McGraw Hill Edge platform, you can access comprehensive study materials and exam preparation strategies, all designed to enhance your preparation and give you the winning edge. Moreover, its mobile and web app interface makes learning convenient and accessible! Follow the instructions given in the book to get access.

Salient Features of the book:

1. 92 chapters covering the entire political and constitution spectrum of India

2. 12 new chapters including Law Commission, Bar Council, Delimitation Commission, World Constitutions, National Commission for Women, for Child rights, for the minorities, Landmark Judgements etc.

3. Revised chapters as per the latest pattern and syllabus of UPSC-CSE

4. Includes previous years’ questions of Preliminary and Main exam

5. 8 relevant appendices

6. One stop solution for civil service aspirants, law students, students of Political Science and Public Administration

7. Conceptual videos on following key topics available on McGraw Hill Edge:

a. Fundamental Rights

b. Role of Parliament and its Limitations

c. Important Articles

d. National Emergency and its Impact on Political System

e. CAG, AGI, CBI and NIA – Their Autonomy and Limitations

f. Judicial Review and Activism

g. Scheduled and Tribal Areas (Demonstration and discussion through Indian map) and a few more

8. UPSC Questions on Indian Polity (General Studies-Prelims (2010-2012), UPSC Questions on Indian Polity (General Studies-Mains (2010-2012) available on McGraw Hill Edge

9. 10 Additional learning resources on McGraw Hill Edge

a. Oath by the Constitutional and Other Authorities

b. Definitions Under the Constitution


c. Allied Amending Acts at a Glance d. Allied Amending Acts with Reference to Articles e. Acts Related to the Salaries under the Second Schedule f. Constitutional Orders Relating to SCs and STs and their Amendments g. Representation of the People Act, 1950 at a glance h. Representation of the People Act, 1951 at a glance i. Model Code of Conduct Relating to Elections j. Electoral Statistics


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M. Laxmikanth 

M. Laxmikanth holds a degree in Political Science from the Osmania University. He has first-hand experience in teaching aspiring civil servants due to his own IAS coaching academy - Laxmikanth's IAS. M. Laxmikanth has also written books like Indian Polity for Civil Service Examinations and Governance in India for UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination.
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