Monday, 13 June 2016

UPSC CSE Syllabus and Study Material of General Studies II (Paper III)


UPSC CSE Detailed Syllabus and Study Material of General Studies II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations) (Paper III)

Syllabus for GS II (Paper III)

• Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.

• 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.

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

• Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries.

• Parliament and State Legislatures- structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.

• Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.

• Salient features of the Representation of People's Act.

• Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

• Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies

• Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of
their design and implementation.

• Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders

• 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.

• Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,
Education, Human Resources.

• Issues relating to poverty and hunger.

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

• Role of civil services in a democracy.

• India and its neighbourhood relations.

• 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.

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

Study Material of GS II (Paper III)

Indian Constitution and Polity

• Historical Ideas
• Framing of the Constitution
• Features of the Constitution
• Amendments of the Constitution
• Provisions of the Constitution
• Basic Structure of the Constitution
• Union (Functions and responsibilities)
• States (Functions and responsibilities)
• Federal System and Challenges
• Devolution and Challenges
• Separation of Powers
• Dispute Redressal (Mechanisms and institutions)
• Comparison of Indian constitution with others
• Parliament and State legislatures

→ Structure
→ Functioning
→ Conduct o Business
→ Power and Privileges
→ Issues

• Judiciary
• Executive
• Ministries and Departments of the government
• Pressure Groups and their roles
• Features of Representation of People's Act
• Constitutional Bodies
• Statutory Bodies
• Regulatory Bodies
• Quasi-Judicial Bodies

Governance and Social Justice

• Government developmental policies and issues
• NGOs, SHG's and charities role in development
• Schemes of Central and State government for vulnerable sections of society
• Social Sector issues
• Poverty and Hunger Issues
• Governance and e-governance
• Role of civil service

International Relations

• India and its neighbourhood
• Bilateral grouping
• Regional Grouping
• Global Grouping
• Policies affecting India's interest
• International organizations


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