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COURSES – GENERAL STUDIES MAINS PAPER – II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)

Course Summary

Duration:

150 hours

Faculty:
  • Ms. Lavanya
  • Mr. Asif Anwar
  • Course Fee: Rs. 25,000 (+14.5% Service Tax)
    Course Features:
  • Online classroom sessions (150 hours)
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    Contact For any further queries regarding the course, contact
    Phone: +91 9000018827
    Email: info@indiancivils.com
       
     
    Course Details

     

     
     
    Faculty

    The General Studies Mains Paper – II course is handled by the following faculty.

    TOPIC NAME FACULTY
    Governance, Constitution, Polity Dr. Lavanya
    Social Justice, International relations Mr. Asif Anwar

    Syllabus


    General Studies Mains Paper – II

    (Marks: 250  Duration: 3 hours)
    1. Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
    2. 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.
    3. Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.
    4. Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries.
    5. Parliament and State Legislatures - structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
    6. 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.
    7. Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
    8. Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
    9. Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.
    10. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
    11. Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
    12. 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.
    13. Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
    14. Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
    15. Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
    16. Role of civil services in a democracy.
    17. India and its neighborhood- relations.
    18. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
    19. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
    20. Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

    Online Classroom Sessions


    • The course comprises of online classroom sessions for a duration of 150 hours.
    • Click here to check the weekly timetable schedule for this course.

    Recommended Books / References


    The following are the suggested books / references that the students can consult while preparing for General Studies Mains Paper – II.

    Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice   International relations
    • NCERT( +1 level)—Indian Political System
    • D.D. Basu—Indian Constitution
    • Kashyap—Constitution of India
    • Subhash C. Kashyap : Our Parliament
    • Subhash C. Kashyap : Our Consitution
    • P.M. Bakshi—Indian Constitution
    • Frontline Magazine
     
     

    Preparation Tips


    The following are simple preparation tips to score well in the General Studies Mains Paper – II.

    • Be strong in your basics.
    • Prepare a regular timetable to cover the entire syllabus.
    • Keep yourself updated with the current affairs.
    • Learn about the foreign policy of India and the country's relations with other nations concentrating on the core issues.
    • Note down important personalities, terms, places, movements, events and their timeline and chronology.
    • Do not waste time memorising facts as you need to just recognise the right choice from the list of options.

    Joining the course


    Regular Student

    • Students can register as a regular user for any of the courses offered by Indiancivils by making the full payment for the course online.
    • As a regular user, students can
      • Participate in virtual classroom sessions and directly interact with the faculty and students during the online coaching classes.
      • Gain access to the question bank of ALL SUBJECTS of CSAT (Prelims) until the final examination.
      • Gain access to the pre-recorded videos of the registered courses until the final examination.
      • Participate in the Practice / Mock tests conducted during the course.
    • Registered students would receive intimation about the scheduled virtual classroom sessions on their registered mobile and email ids. Further, an automated reminder would be sent to the registered mobile number 10 minutes before the online session.

    Trial User:
    • Students can register for a trial period of one week for any of the courses offered by Indiancivils (except comprehensive coaching) by paying a nominal fee of Rs. 500.
    • As a trial user, students can
      • Participate in 3 to 5 virtual classroom session for any subject of their choice and directly interact with the faculty and students participating in the session.
      • Gain access to the question bank of ALL SUBJECTS of CSAT (Prelims) for a period of one week, post which the trial period will expire.
      • Trial users can participate in the Practice / Mock tests conducted during this period.
    • Registered students would receive intimation about the scheduled virtual classroom sessions on their registered mobile and email ids. Further, an automated reminder would be sent to the registered mobile number 10 minutes before the online session.

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