Preliminary Examination - UPSC & States PSCs
Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.:- In
Indian Polity, Economic and Culture, questions will test knowledge of country's
political system including Panchayati Raj and Community Development, broad
features of Economic policy in India and Indian Culture.
Mains Examination: UPSC & State PSCs
Indian culture will cover the salient
aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and
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
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, the conduct of business, powers &
privileges and issues arising out of these.
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
Salient features of the Representation of
Appointment to various Constitutional
posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
Statutory, regulatory and various
Government policies and interventions for
development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and
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 todevelopment and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
Important aspects of governance,
transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes,
limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency &
accountability and institutional and other measures.
Role of civil services in a democracy.
Specific knowledge of Uttar Pradesh regarding
Political, Administrative, Revenue and Judicial System.
Current affairs and events of Regional, State,
National and International importance.