Indian Polity Notes For UPSC - Polity Notes For IAS Preparation

Indian Polity is an important subject for the civil services exam. Notes making is an important task while preparing for the exam. As said, Polity is one of the significant subjects of the IAS Exam from both prelims and mains (GS-II) perspectives.

This article will provide Indian Polity notes PDF for better preparation for the exam. These notes can also be helpful for aspirants preparing for the exam taking Indian Polity and International Relations as their optional subject. This highly relevant and scoring subject often poses a challenge to civil service exam aspirants, as students find it hard to make notes balancing both static and dynamic topics/issues in the news. Hence, we have provided Indian Polity notes for your preparation.

Get the compilation of previous year UPSC Prelims Indian Polity Questions in the linked article.

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Important Indian Polity Notes for UPSC 2022

Aspirants can refer to Indian Polity notes on the important topics for UPSC 2022 from the table below:

Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 Voting Behaviour Finance Bill
Right to be Forgotten Feminist Foreign Policy Payments Council of India
Research Design Standards Organization PISA – Programme International Student Assessment Indian States Formation Dates
Feudalism in India PM e-Vidya SWAMIH Fund
List of Political Ideologies  Special Provisions for States – Part XXI of Indian Constitution Public Services in India
Debates of Constituent Assembly of India Controller General of Account (CGA) Contempt of Court
Constitutional Experiments under British Crown Constitutional Experiments during EIC Rule Constituent Assembly of India
Constitution of India Constitutional, Statutory and Quasi-Judicial Bodies Constitutional Morality
Chief Minister and Council of Ministers Civil Courts Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ)
Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) Central Information Commission Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT)
Airports Authority of India Cabinet Committee on Security Central Water Commission
Informal Groups and their roles in Indian Polity Indian Foreign Policy Administrative Reforms in India
Jal Sakti Ministry Inter State Water Disputes Tribunals Inter-state Council
Judicial Review Judicial Overreach Judicial Activism
Mission Karmayogi Malegam Committee Juvenile Justice Act
National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) National Anti-Profiteering Authority National Anthem Code of Conduct
National Commission for Women (NCW) National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) National Commission for Scheduled Caste (NCSC)
National Cooperative Development Cooperation National Consumer Redressal Commission National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT)
National Development Council National Dairy Development Board National Council for Transgender Persons 
National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) National Ganga Council National Fisheries Policy
National Judicial Council National IPR Policy National Human Rights Commission
National Nutrition Strategy National Mineral Exploration Policy National Legal Service Authority
National Register for Citizens National Rail Plan New Education Policy
National Skills Qualification Framework National Security Guard National Security Council
National Wind Solar Hybrid Policy National Unity Day National Symbols of India
Panchayati Raj Operation Polo National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)
Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat POCSO Amendment Act Panchsheel Agreement
Social Empowerment Shyam Benegal Committee Shekatkar Committee
Social Welfare Social Stock Exchange (SSE) Social Progress Index (SPI)
Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities Sovereign Fund Socio-economic Caste Census (SECC)
Sub-categorization within OBCs Stages of e-governance Stages of Communalism
Tax Administration Reform Commission Union and its Territory Surrogacy Regulation Bill
Competition Commission of India (CCI) Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) Tea Board of India
Whip in India ULPIN Scheme UIDAI
Steel Authority of India (SAIL) Start-up India Evolution of India’s Education Policy
State Information Commission Union and State Executive Electronic Development Fund (EDF)
List of Indian Judicial Doctrines Structure of Department under Indian Government State Legislature
Anti-Defection Law AFSPA Act Tribes India e-Marketplace
Ummid Initiative Ujwal Discom Uday Yojana (UDAY) Types of Majorities
TSR Subramanian Committee Tribunals in India Treasury Bill
Vishakha Case 1997 UDID Project Mizo Accord
Women in Judiciary Sundar Committee Supreme Court of India
Vice President Vehicle Scrappage Policy Vaibhav Summit
Indian Parliamentary Group  Various Committees and their Purpose Yashpal Committee
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) Malimath Committee Writ of Mandamus
State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) Operation Pawan Election Laws in India
Zero Hunger Programme Zero Hour Zoological Survey of India
Operation Desert Storm Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Parliamentary Forums
Curative Petition School Bag Policy of India Code on Wages Bill 2019
Women in Indian Armed Forces Inner Line Permit Essential Commodities Act
Universal Service Obligation Fund Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System Sedition Law in India
Vertical and Horizontal Reservations Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code 2020 TRIFED
National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights Municipal Performance Index Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT)
Operation Polo Operation Cactus Indian Council of Medical Research
Difference between NRI and  PIO Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) Operation Gibraltar 
Electoral Reforms in India Difference Between Left-Wing and Right-Wing Important Articles in Indian Constitution
ARC Reports for UPSC Exam Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Veto Power of President of India
Powers & functions of High Court Fundamental Rights in India Landmark cases relating to the basic structure of the constitution
42nd Amendment Act 44th Amendment Act Writs in India
Lapsing of Bill How a bill is passed in Indian Parliament Difference between Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha
Sources of Indian Constitution Directive Principles of State Policy Citizenship
Fundamental Duties President Prime Minister
Comptroller and Auditor-General of India Lok Sabha Rajya Sabha
How Bills become Laws Money Bill Sixth Schedule

All the topics mentioned above are in line with the UPSC CSE Syllabus and aspirants must prepare for these.

Download Indian Polity Notes PDF for IAS

Topics PDF
  • Salient Features of the Indian Constitution
  • Sources of Indian Constitution
  • Directive Principles of State Policy
  • Classification
  • Fundamental Rights v/s DPSPs
  • Importance and Criticism of DPSP
  • Basic Structure Doctrine
  • Practice Questions
  • The Union and Its Territory
    • Union v/s Federation
    • Reorganisation of States
  • Citizenship
    • Citizenship Act 1955 and Amendments
    • Loss of Citizenship
    • Dual Citizenship
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Nature of Fundamental Rights
  • Amendments of FR
  • Fundamental Rights (contd.)
    • Article 16
    • Article 17
    • Article 18
    • Article 19
    • Article 20
    • Article 21
    • Article 22
    • Article 23
    • Article 24
  • Fundamental Rights (contd.)
    • Article 25
    • Article 26
    • Article 27
    • Article 28
    • Article 29
    • Article 30
    • Right to Property
    • Article 32
  • Suspension of Fundamental Rights
  • Fundamental Duties
  • Acts passed to enforce Fundamental Duties
  • The Executive
    • The President
    • Council of Ministers
    • Prime Minister
  • The President
    • Qualifications
    • Single Transferable Vote System
    • Election of President
    • Privileges
    • Removal
    • Powers of the President of India
  • Election Commission of India
  • Amendments of Indian Constitution
  • Schedules
  • Comptroller and Auditor-General of India
  • Duties and Powers of CAG
  • Parliament
    • Disqualification of Members
    • Speaker of Lok Sabha
    • Chairperson of Rajya Sabha
  • Legislative procedures
    • How Bills become Laws
  • Money Bill
  • Finance Bill
  • Budget – Annual Financial Statement

The polity syllabus for the civil services examination is comprehensive. Aspirants while preparing can also keep practise answer writing from the past polity questions from UPSC Mains GS 2.

How to prepare Indian Polity for UPSC exam?

  • Read/prepare notes
  • Read NCERTs
  • Read Laxmikant
  • Check UPSC previous year question papers
  • If it is your optional subject, have a definite strategy
  • Follow daily news analysis

How to best use these Polity notes for UPSC preparation?

  • Aspirants often know the Articles/Schedules/Parts of the Indian Constitution but presenting all the information in the UPSC exam becomes a challenge, especially in the IAS mains.
  • If one goes through the UPSC previous year question papers, one can see the nature of questions are changing. While the emphasis on basic concepts and static part is still there, the dynamic aspects are getting more weightage.
  • To ascertain whether one can face the challenge, that is the Civil Services Exam, read these Indian Polity notes for UPSC prepared by experienced subject matter experts and solve UPSC MCQ on Indian Polity
  • Check out BYJU’S IAS 2022 (Pre & Mains) Tablet Course for a holistic approach to the IAS exam preparation.

Kickstart your UPSC IAS exam preparation now and excel the polity section with the help of links given above.
Indian Polity is an essential subject from the perspective of IAS prelims and mains. UPSC Toppers have in the past focussed on the importance of this subject.
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IAS Prelims: UPSC MCQ On Polity IAS 2022 (Pre & Mains) Tablet Course
Tips to Study Polity from Textbook ‘Laxmikant’ for UPSC Exam Current Affairs Quiz
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UPSC Syllabus UPSC 2022 Calendar
Syllabus of Indian Polity for UPSC Exam Polity Syllabus and Strategy for UPSC Prelims
UPSC Previous Year Question Papers NCERT Notes for UPSC
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