Indian Polity- Preparation Strategy
Polity has a significant importance in all the three stages of exam, be it prelims, mains or interview. This subject creates a sense of awareness about one’s right, duties, responsibilities and above all holding government accountable which is the core of a well functioning democracy.
From Exam Perspective
Questions from polity are both static (fundamentals) and dynamic (fundamentals applied) in nature. In addition UPSC have also been keen on asking about political theories and concepts. Thus one has to abreast themselves with fundamental concepts and current development.
Note – Sources 1, 2, 3 are a must read for beginners to get a strong base, conceptual understanding of the subject. Once done with the basics, the next logical step is to enhance one’s preparation with M Laxmikanth which happens to be the most resourceful and comprehensive book for the subject. Experienced candidates should focus more on revising the standard material and working out questions from the subject.
Majority of questions from polity ranges from easy to moderate, which makes this section highly scoring but at the same time the most trickiest to crack.
The application based questions are becoming the emerging interest area of UPSC these days. Thus preparation strategy has to move a step ahead of rot learning of articles, judgments, bills etc to their applications and consequences.
For example: Have a look at 2017 UPSC prelims question.
Thus your preparation strategy must include:
Above all it is the revision which is going to be the key for all your success, thus there shouldn’t be any compromise on it.
All the best! Stay tuned for our next blog.