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UPSC IAS Mains 2020: Detailed Syllabus for GS Paper II (Polity, Governance & International Relations)

UPSC Mains Syllabus 2020-21: The UPSC IAS mains syllabus often creates confusion among aspirants as multiple subjects and topics are included in one GS paper. Also, many topics overlap the syllabus of two papers. Hence, before beginning the preparation of IAS Mains 2020, it is essential that the aspirants are well versed with the syllabus of all the 9 papers of UPSC IAS Mains 2020. In this article, we have provided the detailed UPSC Mains GS Paper II syllabus. The syllabus has been divided into various sections for the easy understanding of the aspirants.

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UPSC IAS Mains 2020: GS Paper II Syllabus

Polity 

Indian Constitution

Dispute Redressal Institutions

Judicial System

Ministries under the GOI

Statutory, Regulatory & Quasi-Judicial Bodies

Governance

Government Policies

Role of Civil Services

Social Justice

Development and management of Social Sector/Services

Interstate relations

International Relations

India and its Neighborhood

Important International Institutions

Bilateral Agreements

UPSC IAS Mains 2020: GS Paper II Polity Syllabus

➨ Indian Constitution

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➨ Dispute Redressal Institutions

Judicial System

Ministries under the GOI

➨ Statutory, Regulatory & Quasi-Judicial Bodies

UPSC IAS Mains 2020: GS Paper II Governance Syllabus

➨ Government Policies

➨ Role of Civil Services

UPSC IAS Mains 2020: GS Paper II Social Justice Syllabus

➨ Various Schemes for the Vulnerable Sections

➨ Laws, Institutions & Bodies Constituted for Protection of Vulnerable Sections

➨ Developmental Issues of Social Sectors

UPSC IAS Mains 2020: GS Paper II International Relations Syllabus 

➨ India and its Neighborhood

India’s Relations with China, Pakistan, Myanmar, Bhutan, Bangladesh. Sri Lanka. Afghanistan. Nepal, Maldives

➨ Important International Institutions

➨ Bilateral Agreements

India’s Bilateral Relations with Major Powers

 USA, Russia, Japan

Central Asian Countries

West Asian Countries

African Countries

Australia & New Zealand

EU & European Countries

Latin American Countries

Pacific Countries

➨ Regional & Global Groups

➨ Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests
➨ Indian diaspora

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UPSC IAS Mains 2020: Structure of General Studies Paper-II

  1. The pattern of Mains General Studies Paper-II will consist of 20 questions that need to be attempted in a time frame of 3 hours.
  2. The paper is of a total of 250 marks with questions of 10 and 15 marks weightage
  3. The word limit for 10 marks questions is 150 and 15 marks questions is 250.

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UPSC IAS Mains 2020: Previous Years Question Papers (GS Paper II) 2019 to 2008

UPSC IAS Syllabus for GS Papers & Optional Subjects

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GS IV Syllabus All Optional Subjects Syllabus
 
 
 










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