Polity is an important topic for the UPSC civil services exam. It is integral to the General Studies Paper III. Also, the workings of the country’s democratic system, judicial and legal framework, electoral systems, etc. are also covered under this topic. In lower classes, the subject polity is called civics. In this page, you can download the civics textbook of class VI which you can use for reference in your IAS preparation for political science.
The NCERT textbooks are the most basic textbooks out there for the IAS exam preparation. These books have a fairly simple language and are very easy to understand. Also, the information provided in the NCERT books can be used without a doubt. They are the most authentic and reliable sources of information. Whenever multiple sources give conflicting information regarding a particular topic, you can safely go by what is given in the NCERTs. All the information given in the NCERT textbooks are provided after extensive research. In addition, these books can form the building blocks for you to develop a strong foundation in any topic or subject. After going through these books and developing a decent enough foundation in the topics, you can upgrade to advanced textbooks for IAS preparation.
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UNIT I : DIVERSITY
UNIT II : GOVERNMENT
UNIT III : LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
UNIT IV : LIVELIHOODS