Indian Polity Notes Which You Shouldn’t Miss!

This post is a compilation of the most viewed notes on Indian Polity, which we feel you shouldn’t miss. Beginners may treat this link as an index/sitemap for Indian polity section. If you are looking for the full database of all of our articles on Indian Polity, browse our Indian Polity notes category.

Indian Constitution (basics)

Indian Constitution (topics in the same order)

Polity concepts

Constitution in depth!

Policies, Bills and Acts (Statutes)


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How To Study Indian Polity?

The above mentioned order of posts follows the order of Constitution of India and hence we strongly suggest all aspirants to follow the same for easy comprehension. Or, if you prefer the classification with respect to the three organs of the state, ie Executive, Legislature and Judicairy – follow the links below.

About Constitution




Center-State Relations

  1. Inter State Council vs National Development Council.
  2. NITI Aayog: The new ‘think-tank’ to replace Planning Commission.

What should you understand by the term Polity?

For ease of convenience it’s always mentioned as polity, but UPSC syllabus for Prelims elaborate this topics in a few more words, ie. “Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.” Undoubtedly, Constitution is the most important topic under Indian Polity. Apart from that new bills, laws, governance issues etc. should also be studied.

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Books to Study Indian Polity

Additional Books for IAS Mains

For polity, governance, social justice and foreign relations topics for mains, certain new books are available in the market. Links for them are given below:

  1. IAS Mains General Studies Paper 2 (Arihant Manual – GS2).
  2. Governance in India for CSE – Laxmikanth (Governance – GS2).
  3. Pax Indica – Shashi Tharoor (Foreign Policy – GS2).
  4. India and the World by Surendra Kumar (Foreign Policy – GS2).

Indian Polity in brief

Our approach and advice!

We are ClearIAS has prepared lot of free online resources to supplement your Indian polity preparation. If you want to get a comprehensive idea about Indian Constitution and its 395 articles, the best source is our post: Constitution of India: List of All Articles (1-395) and Parts (1-22). We have been adding lot of articles under our Indian Polity notes and notes for IAS Mains GS2 paper. We have tried to cover in detail, each article of Indian Constitution, explaining the non-constitutional or current affairs associated with each article. We hope this article series to help aspirants with a rigid frame work and clarity of thoughts for Prelims, Mains and Interview.

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