UPSC IAS Mains Exam GS Paper-2 Complete Study Notes

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UPSC IAS Mains Exam Study Notes General Studies Paper – II

(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)

  1. Salient Features of the Constitution of India: The Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles; Parliamentary System and Amendment Procedures; Judicial Review and Basic Structure doctrine
  2. Salient features of the Representation of People's Act
  3. Role of Civil Services in a Democracy
  4. E Governance-- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential
  5. Issues relating to poverty and hunger
  6. Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability
  7. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
  8. Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies
  9. Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs
  10. Mechanisms, Laws, Institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable section
  11. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes
  12. Separation of powers between various organs
  13. India and Its Neighbourhood Relations
  14. Pressure Groups and formal/Informal Associations and Their Role In The Polity
  15. Comparison of The Indian Constitutional Scheme With That of Other Countries
  16. Appointment to Various Constitutional Posts, Powers, Functions and Responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies
  17. Functions and Responsibilities of The Union and the States

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