Subjects Offered

 

Subjects Offered

POLITICAL SCIENCE

HISTORY

Why should you take POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS as your optional subject?

Why should you take HISTORY as your optional subject?

Syllabus of POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Syllabus of HISTORY

 
HISTORY OPTIONAL

Topics

G.S. (Prelims)

G.S. (Mains)

Optional History

Art & Culture (Includes Ancient, Medieval& Modern eras)

Y

Y

Y

Ancient India

Y

Y

Y

Medieval India

Y

Y

Y

Modern India

Y

Y

Y

World History

X

Y

Y

Thinkers

Y

Y

Y

 

Questions at a glance

 

 

 

 

2014

 

General Studies (Paper – I):

To what extent has the urban planning and culture of the Indus valley civilization provide inputs to the present day urbanization? Discuss.

History (Paper – I):

Do you think Harappan civilization had a diversity of subsistence base?

 

 

 

 

2015

General Studies (Paper – I):

How different would have been the Indian Independence without Mahatma Gandhiji? Discuss.

History (Paper – I):

“ To Characterize the Quit India Movement as ‘Spontaneous Revolution’ would be partial interpretation, so also would be to look up at it as the culmination of Gandhian Satyagraha Movements” Elucidate.

 

 

Interview V/s Optional History

TOPICS

Optional History

Interview

Indian Art and Culture

Y

Y

Indian Freedom Struggle

Y

Y

Policies and Decisions of Historical Personalities

Y

Y

Historical Organizations

Y

Y

 

Political Science and International Relations Optional

Common topics between Compulsory General Studies (Pre & Mains) and Political Science Optional Subject

Topic

G.S. (Prelims)

G.S.(Mains)

Optional

Polity (Constitution of India)

Y

Y

Y

Political Ideology (Ex. Socialism)

Y

Y

Y

Indian Foreign Policy

Y

Y

Y

International Relations

Y

Y

Y

International Organizations

Y

Y

Y

Indian Freedom Struggle (Polity related)

Y

Y

Y

Comparative Govt. & Politics

Y

Y

Y

 

Questions at a Glance

 

 

 

 

 

2014

General Studies (Paper – II):

Capitalism has guided the world economy to unprecedented prosperity. However, it often encourages short-sightedness and contributes to wide disparities between the rich and the poor. In this light, would it be correct to believe and adopt capitalism for bringing inclusive growth in India? Discuss.

Political Science (Paper – I):

Comment on the view that socialism in the 21st century may be reborn as anti-capitalism.

 

 

 

 

2015

General Studies (Paper – II):

In absence of a well educated and organised local level government system, ‘Panchayats’ and ‘Samitis’ have remained mainly political institutions and got effective instruments of governance. Critically discuss.

Political Science (Paper – I):

Examine the role of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Urban local bodies in deepening of democracy in India

 

 

Essay Question Vs Political Science Optional

Essay Question (2014)

Political Science Question (2014)

With greater power comes greater responsibility.

Power is never the property of an individual; it belongs to a group and remains in existence only so long as the group keeps together.

Essay Question (2015)

Political Science Question (2014)

Can Capitalism bring Inclusive growth?

Comment on the view that socialism in the 21st century may be reborn as anti-capitalism.

 

Interview V/s Optional Political Science

TOPICS

Optional Political Science

Interview

Indian Political System

Y

Y

Indian Foreign Policy

Y

Y

International Relation

Y

Y

Indian Freedom Struggle

Y

Y

OVER ALL ANALYSIS

Compulsory Subjects for Ranking

G.S. (Prelims)

G.S.-1 (Mains)

G.S.2(Mains)

G.S.3(Mains)

G.S.4(Mains)

Essays

Interview

Political Science Covers

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y