Course Objectives 

  • To help students revise the syllabus before each test.
  • Improve Answer Writing Approach & Skills through Evaluation and Feedback.
  • Inculcate Interdisciplinary Approach in Answer Writing.
  • Understand and predict UPSC Standard Questions.
  • Value Addition to Content by covering current issues in Test discussion.
  • Ensure Comprehensive Revision of the Mains Syllabus with a Focus on Covering Micro Issues.


  • 4 Sectional Tests
  • 4 Comprehensive Tests
  • 20 Updated IR Lectures – Basic to Advance
  • Detailed Model Answers
  • Detailed Classroom/Live Test Discussion.
  • Personal Mentoring Session with the Faculty and Handholding.
  • Timely and Multi-level Evaluation within 7 days
  • Flexible Submission of the Tests

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Political Science & IR

Crash Course + Mains Test Series 2022
Start Date : 11 June 2022
Validity: 30 September, 2022

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Tejal Khandelwal

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PSIR Foundation Batch
CSE 2023

By Tejal Khandelwal

Start Date: 25 April 2022
Delivery Mode: Online/Offline

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Test 1

Date 11 June 2022


Political Theory
. Political theory meaning and approaches.2. Theories of the state: Liberal, Neoliberal, Marxist, Pluralist, Post-colonial and feminist.
3. Justice: Conceptions of justice with special reference to Rawl’s theory of justice and its communitarian critiques.
4. Equality: Social, political and economic relationship between equality and freedom; Affirmative action.
5. Rights: Meaning and theories; different kinds of rights; concept of Human Rights.
6. Democracy: Classical and contemporary theories; different models of democracy’ representative, participatory and deliberative.
7. Concept of power, hegemony, ideology and legitimacy.
8. Political Ideologies: Liberalism, Socialism, Marxism, Fascism, Gandhism and Feminism.
9. Indian Political Thought: Dharamshastra, Arthashastra and Buddhist traditions; Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Sri Aurobindo, M.K. Gandhi, B.R. Ambedkar, M.N. Roy.
10. Western Political Thought: Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, John, S. Mill, Marx, Gramsci, Hannah Arendt.
Type Sectional
Topic Paper 1 – Section A

Test 2

Date 25 June 2022


Indian Government and Politics
Indian Nationalism:a. Political Strategies of India’s Freedom struggle: constitutionalism to mass Satyagraha, Non-cooperation, Civil Disobedience; militant and revolutionary movements, Peasant and workers’ movements.
b. Perspectives on Indian National Movement: Liberal, Socialist and Marxist; Radical humanist and Dalit.
2. Making of the Indian Constitution: Legacies of the British rule; different social and political perspectives.
3. Salient Features of the Indian Constitution: The Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles; Parliamentary System and Amendment Procedures; Judicial Review and Basic Structure doctrine.
4. a. Principal Organs of the Union Government: Envisaged role and actual working of the Executive, Legislature and Supreme Court.
4. b. Principal Organs of the State Government: Envisaged role and actual working of the Executive, Legislature and High Courts.
5. Grassroots Democracy: Panchayati Raj and Municipal Government; significance of 73rd and 74th Amendments; Grassroot movements.
6. Statutory Institutions/Commissions: Election Commission, Comptroller and Auditor General, Finance Commission, Union Public Service Commission, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, National Commission for scheduled Tribes, National Commission for Women; National Human Rights Commission, National Commission for Minorities, National Backward Classes Commission.
7. Federalism: Constitutional provisions; changing nature of centre-state relations; integrationist tendencies and regional aspirations; inter-state disputes.
8. Planning and Economic Development: Nehruvian and Gandhian perspectives; the role of planning and public sector; Green Revolution, land reforms and agrarian relations; liberalilzation and economic reforms.
9. Caste, Religion and Ethnicity in Indian Politics.10. Party System: National and regional political parties, ideological and social bases of parties; patterns of coalition politics; Pressure groups, trends in electoral behaviour; changing socio-economic profile of Legislators.
11. Social Movements: Civil liberties and human rights movements; women’s movements; environmentalist movements
Type Sectional
Topic Paper 1 – Section B

Test 3

Date 9 July 2022


Complete Paper 1 Syllabus
Type Comprehensive
Topic Paper 1

Test 4

Date 23 July 2022


Comparative Political Analysis and International Politics:

Comparative Politics: Nature and major approaches; political economy and political sociology perspectives; limitations of the comparative method.
2. State in comparative perspective: Characteristics and changing nature of the State in capitalist and socialist economies, and, advanced industrial and developing societies.
3. Politics of Representation and Participation: Political parties, pressure groups and social movements in advanced industrial and developing societies.
4. Globalisation: Responses from developed and developing societies.
5. Approaches to the Study of International Relations: Idealist, Realist, Marxist, Functionalist and Systems theory.
6. Key concepts in International Relations: National interest, Security and power; Balance of power and deterrence; Transnational actors and collective security; World capitalist economy and globalisation.
7. Changing International Political Order:
a. Rise of superpowers; strategic and ideological Bipolarity, arms race and Cold War; nuclear threat;
b. Non-aligned movement: Aims and achievements;
c. Collapse of the Soviet Union; Unipolarity and American hegemony; relevance of non-alignment in the contemporary world.
8. Evolution of the International Economic System: From Brettonwoods to WTO; Socialist economies and the CMEA (Council for Mutual Economic Assistance); Third World demand for new international economic order; Globalisation of the world economy.
9. United Nations: Envisaged role and actual record; specialized UN agencies-aims and functioning; need for UN reforms.
10. Regionalisation of World Politics: EU, ASEAN, APEC, SAARC, NAFTA.
11. Contemporary Global Concerns: Democracy, human rights, environment, gender justice, terrorism, nuclear proliferation.

Type Sectional
Topic Paper 2 – Section A

Test 5

Date 6 August 2022


India and the World:

Indian Foreign Policy: Determinants of foreign policy; institutions of policy-making; continuity and change.
2. India’s Contribution to the Non-Alignment Movement: Different phases; current role
3. India and South Asia:
a. Regional Co-operation: SAARC’s past performance and future prospects.
b. South Asia as a Free Trade Area.
c. India’s “Look East” policy.
d. Impediments to regional co-operation: river water disputes; illegal cross-border migration; ethnic conflicts and insurgencies; border disputes.
4. India and the Global South: Relations with Africa and Latin America; leadership role in the demand for NIEO and WTO negotiations.
5. India and the Global Centres of Power: USA, EU, Japan, China and Russia.
6. India and the UN System: Role in UN Peace-keeping; demand for Permanent Seat in the Security Council.
7. India and the Nuclear Question: Changing perceptions and policy.
8. Recent developments in Indian Foreign policy: India’s position on the recent crisis in Afghanistan, Iraq and West Asia, growing relations with the US and Israel; vision of a new world order.

Type Sectional
Topic Paper 2 – Section B
Test 6
20 August 2022 (Saturday)
Complete Paper 2 Syllabus
Test 7
3 September 2022 (Saturday)
Complete Paper 1 Syllabus

(No Test Discussion/Only Model Answers)

Test 8
3 September 2022 (Saturday)
Complete Paper 2 Syllabus

(No Test Discussion/Only Model Answers)

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