Political Science Answer Writing Practice for IAS Mains

90 Days Answer Writing for Political Science

UPSC Mains Answer Writing Initiative

The idea is simple:

1. Prepare that week's concept

2. Write your answers(Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

3. Receive expert's feedback

4. Go through model answers (Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)

5. Repeat next 

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2020 Political Science Paper 1 Political Science Paper 2

2019 Political Science Paper 1 Political Science Paper 2

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 Model Answer will be uploaded the next day on the question page.

The 90 days answer writing initiative will help Political Science optional aspirants master their optional subject and excel in the UPSC Mains 2020.

The paper I of political science covers political theory and political institutions and their development in India. The paper II of political science covers comparative political analysis and International affairs.

In these 90 days, the syllabus for Political Science optional will be comprehensively covered. The Syllabus is divided into weekly modules and the questions will be asked from the module syllabus for that week. 

Political Science Optional Courses for UPSC

What you'd achieve?

      • Develop Answer Writing Skills for Political Science Optional
      • Learn the Trend of UPSC Mains for Last Five Years
      • Overcome Your Doubts by discussions with Peers
      • Master Political Science optional


Week Paper Syllabus
Week 1 Paper 1 1. Political Theory2. Theories of the State3. Justice
Week 2 Paper 2 Comparative Political Analysis and International Politics:1. Comparative Politics2. State in comparative perspective3. Politics of Representation and Participation
Week 3 Paper 1 4. Equality: Social, political and economic; the relationship between equality and freedom; Affirmative action.5. Rights: Meaning and theories; different kinds of rights; the concept of Human Rights.6. Democracy: Classical and contemporary theories; different models of democracy representative, participatory and deliberative.
Week 4 Paper 2 4. Globalisation5. Approaches to the Study of International Relations6. Key concepts in International Relations7. Changing International Political Order
Week 5 Paper 1 7. Concept of power, hegemony, ideology and legitimacy.8. Political Ideologies9. Indian Political Thought 10. Western Political Thought
Week 6 Paper 2 8. Evolution of the International Economic System9. United Nations10. Regionalisation of World Politics11. Contemporary Global Concerns
Week 7 Paper 1 1. Indian Nationalism2. Making of the Indian Constitution
Week 8 Paper 2 1. Indian Foreign Policy2. India s Contribution to the NonAlignment Movement
Week 9 Paper 1 3. Salient Features of the Indian Constitution: 4. (a) Principal Organs of the Union Government(b) Principal Organs of the State Government5. Grassroots Democracy
Week 10 Paper 2 3. India and South Asia:4. India and the Global South
Week 11 Paper 1 6. Statutory Institutions/Commissions7. Federalism
Week 12 Paper 2 5. India and the Global Centres of Power6. India and the UN System7. India and the Nuclear Question8. Recent developments in Indian Foreign 

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