Civil Services Mains General Studies Paper 2

General Studies- II
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)


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Civil services Mains examination consist of 2 Qualifying Papers, 1 Essay Paper, 4 General studies Papers and 2 Optional papers i.e., Total 9 Papers.
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You can see  Mains General Studies Paper 2 syllabus below.

Topic 1: Indian Constitution- historical under pinnings, evolution, features, amendments,  significant provisions and basic structure. 
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Topic 2: 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 therein.


Topic 3: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and  institutions. 


Topic 4: Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries.


Topic 5: 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 the Polity. 


Topic 6: Parliament and State Legislatures - structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.


Topic 7: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. 


Topic 8: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 


Topic 9: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.


Topic 10: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and  issues arising out of their design and implementation. 




Topic 11: 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. 


Topic 12: Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders   


Topic 13: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating  to Health, Education, Human Resources. 


Topic 14: Issues relating to poverty and hunger. 


Topic 15: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures. 


Topic 16:  Role of civil services in a democracy. 


Topic 17: India and its neighborhood- relations.  

Topic 18: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.  


Topic 19: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s  interests, Indian diaspora. 


Topic 20: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.