IAS Mains GS 2 Syllabus | Revised UPSC Exam Pattern

Official IAS Mains Syllabus for GS2 | As per UPSC Guidelines

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# Indian Polity [Click here]

  • 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, organisation 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.

# Governance and Social Justice [Click here]

  • 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 related to health, education, human resources.
  • Issues related to poverty, hunger
  • Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability. E-governance – applications, models, successes, limitations and potential.
  • Citizen charters, transparency and accountability and institutional and other measures.
  • Role of civil services in a democracy.

# International Relations & World Institutions [Click here]

  • 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 and mandate
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