Among many questions asked related to Political Science by aspirants, the most often and widely asked question is - What are the books to be refereed for Political Science?
The answer to this question is not simple as there is no one standard book, reading which you will get maximum marks in this subject.
We are of the view that Political Science and for the matter any optional needs specific knowledge and answers in optional subject should be written like a student of that optional. Out of many reasons why aspirants score low marks, one major reason is generalist answers written by them.
Topics like Grass root movement, Socialism, India-US relations are all mentioned even in the syllabus of General Studies. However, you are not supposed to write answers like the way you write in General Studies paper. If it was so, there was hardly any need to keep extra two papers on optional.
Subject specialization will come by reading right material in right way under right guidance. Below we have listed out essential sources for the purpose of Political Science.
However, our notes in Political Science Kit are prepared referring many sources like the one mentioned in the list below. We have prepared the notes keeping in mind the the syllabus, necessity, and dynamics of UPSC. Not all under the sun is to be studied. You should limit your study for the purpose of UPSC. Your aim is to clear this exam and not to do PhD in the subject.
Many students in the past have studied only from our notes and have been able to excel. You can read the testimonial of successful candidates in our Talk With Toppers section on the usage and compatibility of our notes with regards to UPSC.
The top scorers in the past like Tina Dabi(AIR 1,2015,299 marks), Ananya Das(AIR 16,2014,293) have confessed to have only prepared from our class notes.
Frankly speaking, just by preparing from our notes you can score more than 300 marks in the optional subject. There is hardly any optional subject for which there is readily available notes like how you get for Political Science