Indian Polity Notes for UPSC - Download Free PDF in English

By Sudheer Kumar K|Updated : April 10th, 2021

India Polity Notes for UPSC. Indian Polity and Governance is an important portion of UPSC IAS Syllabus. This is very much relevant for UPSC Civil Services Prelims as well as Mains. Each year, a good portion of questions are asked from this in prelims and a basic understanding along with connecting them with current affairs become important to complete the syllabus in overhaul manner. In this article, we are providing you with UPSC prelims study material pdf free in Hindi and English. These topics will not only be helpful in Prelims but also in Mains.

Topics covered in this article will be divided into static Indian Polity Notes and Current Affairs topics related to Indian Polity and Governance. Notes covered in these article links are created from various sources like Laxmikant, NCERT, Daily Current Affairs etc. They are quite relevant and covers all the important topics of the syllabus. 

UPSC Study Material: Indian Polity Notes 





Important Articles of the Indian Constitution

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Historical Evolution of the Constitution 

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Making of Indian Constitution

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Preamble, Union and Its Territory, Citizenship

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Fundamental Rights (FR) & Fundamental Duties (FD)

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Directive Principles & State Policies (DPSP)

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President of India (Qualification, Election, Impeachment, Power etc.)

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Vice President of India (Qualification, Election, Impeachment etc.)

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Indian Parliament Notes

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Rajya Sabha Election

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Indian Judiciary

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Constitutional Bodies




Non-Constitutional Bodies

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Governor, Chief Minister and Council of Minister

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J & K: Article 35 A

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J & K: Article 370

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Public Interest Litigation (PIL)

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Important Amendments in the Indian Constitution

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The local Government system in India

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12 Schedules of Indian Constitution

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IAS Prelims 2020 Course

UPSC Polity and Governance Topics in News

S. No.Important TopicsLink
1.Centre-State RelationsClick Here
2.Strengthening Parliamentary SystemClick Here
4.Comparison of the Indian Constitutional Scheme with that of Other CountriesClick Here
5.Anti Defection Law Click Here
6.Delhi Full Statehood Issue Click Here
7.Sabarimala Temple Issue Click Here
8.Electoral Bonds in India Click Here
9.Writs In the Indian Constitution Click Here
10.Gram Nyayalayas in IndiaClick Here
11.Post-retirement Appointment of JudgesClick Here
12.Electoral Reforms in IndiaClick Here
13.Supreme Court on CryptocurrencyClick Here
16.Important Amendments in Indian ConstitutionClick Here
19.Important Committees and Commissions in IndiaClick Here
20.All-India Judicial Services (AIJS)Click Here
21.22nd Law Commission of IndiaClick Here
22.The Feminisation of Indian politicsClick Here
23.National Investigation Agency(NIA)Click Here
24.Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) ControversyClick Here
 Post-retirement Appointment of JudgesClick Here
25.Scheduled And Tribal AreasClick Here
26.Coalition Government In IndiaClick Here
27.Basic Structure Doctrine of the Indian ConstitutionClick Here
28.Regional Parties and Indian PoliticsClick Here
29.Federalism in India: Issues and ChallengesClick Here
30.MPLADS: Members of Parliament Local Area Development SchemeClick Here
31.Cauvery Water DisputeClick Here
32.Lateral entry into the servicesClick Here
33.Judicial Activism and Judicial Restraint in IndiaClick Here
34.Lokpal and LokayuktaClick Here
35.Decriminalising of section 377 of the IPCClick Here

Important Bills/Acts in News for UPSC

S. No.Important TopicsLink
1.Essential Commodities ActClick Here
2.The Arms (Amendment) Act, 2019Click Here
3.The Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019Click Here
4.National Statistical Commission BillClick Here
5.RTI ActClick Here
6.Lokpal and Lokayukta ActClick Here
7.Representation of People's (RPA) ActClick Here
8.Labour Laws and the Recent ChangesClick Here
9.J & K Reorganisation Bill, 2019Click Here
10.Triple Talaq Act of 2019Click Here
11.Right to Information Act and recent amendmentsClick Here

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