Political Science Syllabus for Chattisgarh Group-I Services

The Political Science Syllabus for Chhattisgarh State Civil Services Preliminary Exam-2011 is given below. The examination will be held on 6 May 2012 (Sunday) by the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission. Acquaint yourself with the break-up of Political Science syllabus into various sections.

Political Science

Paper-I

Section-A

Political Theory

  1. Main Characteristics of ancient Indian Political thought, Manu & Koutilya, characteristics of Ancient Greek Political Thought, Plato and Aristotle, Characterics of European Medieval Political Thought, St. Thomas Acquinas and Marsilio of Pandua, Mechiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Montesque, Bentham, JS. Mill, TH. Green, Hegel, Marx, Lenin, Mao-Tse-Tung.

  2. Political Science: Nature, Scope, Traditional and Contemporary Approaches of Political Analysis-Behaviouralism and Post-Behaviouralism, System Approach, Marxist Approach.

  3. Theories of Origin of State, Nature of State, Sovereignty and Pluralistic View, Power, Authority, Legitimacy.

  4. Political Obligation: Resistance, Revolution, Rights, Liberty, Equality, Justice, Electoral Process.

  5. Democracy, Totalitarianism, Fascism.

  6. Contemparary Political Thought: Structural Functional Approach, Political Elite, Political Culture, Political Socialisation, Political Development.

Section-B

Govt. & Politics (With Special Reference to India)

  1. Political Institutions: Legislature, Executive, Judiciary, Political Party, Pressure Groups, Bureaucracy.

  2. Constitutional Development and National Movement of India: Govt of India act of 1909, 1919, 1935, Socio-Religious Reforms Movements, Non-co-operation, Civil Disobedience and Quit India Movement.

  3. Modern Indian Political Thought: Raja Ram Mohan Ray, Lok Manya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, Subhash Chandra Bose, J. L. Nehru, M N Rai, Deen Dayal Upadhyay.

  4. Indian Political System: Constituent Assembly of India, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy, President, Prime Minister, Council of Ministers, Parliament & Supreme Court, Federalism and Center-State Relations, Role of Governor, Panchayati Raj, Problem of Basic Structure of Constitution, Election Commission.

  5. Determinants of Political Process in India: Problem of Class, Caste, Language, Region & Communualism, Secularism & Problem of National Integration, Political Parties and Voting Behaviour, Socio-Economic Changes, Regionalism, Terrorism, Naxalism and its impact on Indian Democracy.

Paper-II

International Politics and India's Foreign Policy

Section-A

International Politics

  1. Concepts and Theories of International Politics: National Power and its determinating elements, Balance of Power, Realist Theory, National Interest.

  2. Cold War: Origin, Evolution, Dentente, end of cold War and its impact on International Politics.

  3. United Nations Organigation: Foundation, Major Organs, In Practice, Estimate.

  4. New dimensions of International Politics: Disaramament and Arms Control, Liberlisation, Globalisation, North-South Dialogue and South-Sough Dialogue, New-Colonialism, Racialism, Human rights, Environmental issues, Terrorism.

  5. Foreign Policy of United States of America.

Section-B

India's Foreign Policy

  1. Indian's Foreign Policy: Determinating Elements, Characteristics, Evolution and Estimation.

  2. Major Problems and Role of India: Kashmir Problem, Indo-China War, Indo-Pak War 1965, Liberation war of Bangla Desh.

  3. India's relationship with China, Pakistan, Bangla Desh and Shri Lanka.

  4. Non-Alignment, South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC), and Nuclear Policy of India.

  5. Korea Crisis, Arab-Israel Conflict, Vietnam Conflict, Afganistan Problem.