Indian Polity Notes Which You Shouldn’t Miss!

Indian PolityThis post is a compilation of our most viewed notes on Indian Polity, which we think our readers should not miss. Readers can download the each of the notes as PDF for free using the ‘print-pdf’ option. Check Indian Polity notes category, if you want to read the complete archives.

Learn Indian Polity: Must Read Articles

Indian Constitution (basics)

Indian Constitution (topics in the same order)

The below mentioned posts follow the same order of Constitution of India and hence we strongly suggest all aspirants to follow the same for easy comprehension. Then build your concepts with respect to the three organs of the state, ie Executive, Legislature and Judiciary by reading the posts below.




Fundamental Rights

Center-State Relations

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

Local Self Government

Policies, Bills and Acts (Statutes)


Social Justice

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.

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:

ClearIAS Prelims Online Test Series
  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).

Our approach and advice!

ClearIAS has prepared a 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, start from the mega-post: Constitution of India: List of All Articles (1-395) and Parts (1-22). We have tried to cover in detail, each article of Indian Constitution, explaining the non-constitutional or current affairs associated with each article.

Then, browse our posts which will help you to build concepts regarding the three organs of state – executive, legislature and judiciary. Apart from Indian Polity notes, check the tag ‘notes for IAS Mains GS2 paper‘ which includes study materials written specially from the UPSC CSE main exam point of view.

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Posted on September 27th, 2012 and last updated on October 11th, 2018.

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