MPPSC Political Science Syllabus

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The Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission has published syllabus for the State Services Preliminary Examination 2010 of the MPPSC. The Syllabus of the exam is as follows:

Political Science


  1. It Includes

    1. Nature and scope of Political Science-Relationship with other allied disciplines-History, Economics, Sociology, Philosophy and Psychology.

    2. Approaches to the study of Political Science-Liberal, and Marxist.

  2. It Includes

    1. Concept of State-Elements and theories of Origin (Social Contract, Evolutionary-Historical, and Marxist) Functions of State (Individualist, Welfare State and Socialist)

    2. Other key Concepts-Sovereignty, Law, Rights, Liberty, Equality, Justice and Political Development.

  3. It Includes

    1. Democracy-Meaning and Theories of Democracy, Electoral Process; Theories of Representation Public Opinion.

    2. Political Parties and Pressure Groups/Interest Groups; Bureaucracy.

  4. It Includes

    1. Government-Constitutionalism, Parliamentary and Presidential form of Government; Federal and Unitary form of Government.

    2. Global order-Neo Liberalism, Globalization, Regional Organisations-EU, SAARC, ASEAN

  5. It Includes

    1. Political Ideologies-Liberalism, Marxism, Socialism, Fascism and Gandhism.

    2. Nationalism and Internationalism.


  1. It Includes

    1. Historical Perspective of Indian Political System-Colonialism and Nationalism in India, The Indian National Movement; Constitutional Development in India.

    2. Indian Constitution-Main Features: Federalism in India; Centre State Relations, Demand for State Autonomy.

  2. It Includes

    1. Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy, Parliamentary system in India.

    2. Legislature-Parliament, State Legislature.

  3. It Includes

    1. Executive-Union Govt. And State Govt. Role of Governor, Coalition Govt.

    2. Judiciary-Supreme Court, Judicial Review and Judicial Activism.

  4. It Includes

    1. Party system and Pressure Groups in India-National and Regional Political Parties, Pressure Groups in India.

    2. Election Commission of India, Electoral Reforms, UPSC.

  5. It Includes

    1. Urban Local Government-74th Constitutional amendment Act-Municipal Corporation and Municipalities.

    2. Rural Local Government-73rd Constitutional amendment Act-Panchayati Raj Institution, Working of Panchayati Raj in India.