What are the tips to study M. Laxmikanth’s Indian Polity for the CSE?
- July 12, 2020
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: Prelims
Indian polity by M Laxmikanth is rightly considered as a one stop solution for CSE prelims as far as polity is concerned. I don’t think there will be any successful aspirant who has not covered it. As far as my personal experience is concerned it helped me get very high scores in prelims every time. Polity is one of the most scoring sections in UPSC CSE Prelims and if mastered well you can fetch cent percent marks in this sections.
You can below see my score card of CSE prelims 2016
My scientific strategy to master Laxmikant to get the optimal result: The book has more than 70 chapters, but all chapters are not equally important. I have devised a scientific and optimal method to master the book. Important chapters are highlighted.
- Start with basics of government, constitution and constitutionalism (This is not given in the book , you can refer NCERTs)
- Parliamentary system
- Federal system
- Historical background
- Framing of constitution
- Salient features
- Basic structure
- Parliament and State Legislature (Both together)
- parliamentary Committee
- President and Governor (Both together)
- PM COM AND CM COM (Both together)
- SUPREME COURT, HIGH COURT, LOWER COURTS (Alltogether)
- PRI, MC, (Both together )
- SCHEDULED AREAS, SHEDUDLED TRIBES (Both together )
- Federal Relations, special provision for JK, Special provisions, UTs (alltogether)
- Constitutional bodies( UPSC,SPSC,FC,NCSC,NCST,NCOBC,LINGUISTIC MINORITY,CAG,ATTORNEY GENERAL,ADVOCATE GENERAL)
- Statutory bodies (NHRC, SHRC, CIC, SIC, CVC, LOKPAL)
- NITI Aayog
- Election system, political parties, Anti-defection
Tips to optimize M Laxmikanth’s Indian Polity
- Never make notes from Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth
- Read multiple times in the chronology explained above
- After reading a chapter solve Laxmikant MCQ book or Join a Test series
- Underline important points in the book itself.
- While reading newspaper, the polity topics which you come across every day, revise those topics from Laxmikant along with newspaper.
- Try to get conceptual clarity.
- Read, revise, recollect and reproduce.
- Previous years question papers is the key to know about the nature of questions asked and the area which they constantly concentrate while framing the question paper every year.
Special Note: There is always a difference between reading a book many times and to read many books for single time. Don’t have a vague reading of topics, instead internalize the topics and apply it in the mock tests which actually helps an aspirant to sail through the logical questions put by UPSC at any circumstances. The difference between a winner and a non winner is that winners do same thing repeatedly whereas non winners do many things which may leads to chaos.
Perhaps UPSC preparation is not complicated rather it is the Individual (YOU) whom without having the right approach and strategy makes it complicated.
“WINNERS TRAIN WHEREAS LOSERS COMPLAIN”.
Believe in yourself and Be a Winner!!
Happy learning with optimizeias.