UPSC Civil Service Examination 2020 Study Material for General Studies Paper 2 Download.

UPSC Civil Services GS 2 Study Material
UPSC Civil Services GS Paper 2 Study Material

UPSC Civil Services GS Paper 2 Study Material: Download Study Material for Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Examination 2020.

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Syllabus and Study Material for General StudiesGS Paper 2

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

Topic Study Material
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. NCERT(9-12th)
M. Laxmikant *
Separation of powers between various organs disputes redressal mechanisms and institutions.
Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries.
Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, the conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
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.
Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.
Governance and Social Issues
Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.2nd ARC(1,4,9,10,11,12)*,

Vision IAS *,

Economic Survey,


Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.
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.
Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector or Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
Role of civil services in a democracy.
International Relations
India and its neighbourhood- relations.Vision IAS IR
IAS Parliament
Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

* marked are most important books for the subject