Indian Polity MCQ PDF For Various Competitive Exams
India polity is one of the absolute key subjects for UPSC CSE. This is because a lot of questions appear in prelims as well as later on in GS 2 for mains and it has a lot of overlap with almost all the 4 GS papers.
However, it has always remained one of the harder topics to crack for aspirants. I scored 111 in GS 2 and 120+ in prelims. My command over Indian polity was because of a systematic way to approach this paper and also making sure that I had also the sources sorted out. Here is what other students can do to cover it:
Static Portion of Indian Polity
- START FROM THE SYLLABUS, it is the key!
- Make a list of all the syllabus topics given by UPSC and then make a table of sources for each of the syllabus points. Here is something that it could look like (use mine and also make your own!). The below table is not from my book, however, all chapters are broken topic wise there too:
- Concepts, concepts, concepts!
- Work hard on your concepts. Clear them as much as possible. You should know the background of each of the topics. UPSC doesn’t always ask direct questions — these you will answer anyway. However, the real test is where related background information is tested.
- It is also important to answer writing as concepts should be clear in order to understand the questions.
- The best sources for current affairs for prelims and mains are as follows:
- Coaching Institutes:
- Monthly magazines. Just pick one of these magazines and cover it properly.
- Also, definitely supplement your current affairs with the background conceptual readings.
- Example, when you read about the issue of the Aadhar ruling by Supreme court made recently, be sure to pick up the static books and go through the relevant Constitutional articles and old cases Supreme court rulings as well in these.
- Try not to do over analysis. Go through only the benchmark rulings and major events.
- Coaching Institutes:
- PRACTICE, practice, practice. That is the key! And also go back and revise and re-look at your answers. Were they good enough? What worked in some and how were some not good enough?
- This will help for all the four GS papers
- Writing is MORE IMPORTANT than reading. I would say spend 60–70% time reading and analyzing and also internalizing the topics and 30–40% answer writing.
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