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UPDATED (MERGED) CBSE UGC NET SYLLABUS OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

SUBJECT CODE – 02

 

CBSE has revised the pattern and scheme of the exam from July 2018. The pattern of the exam has been changed from 3 papers (Paper I, II & III) to 2 papers (Paper I & II). There are no changes in the pattern of paper 1, but paper 2 & paper 3 has been merged into One paper.


ACCORDING TO THE NOTIFICATION OF CBSE UGC NET, ALL THE QUESTIONS OF PAPER – II WILL BE COMPULSORY, COVERING ENTIRE SYLLABI OF EARLIER PAPER II & PAPER – III (INCLUDING ALL ELECTIVES, WITHOUT OPTIONS).


Hence, there will be only one question paper in CBSE UGC NET Exam in Political Science, called Paper 2. Paper 2 (Paper II) will have 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with each question carrying two (2) marks i.e. 200 marks in total. All questions are compulsory in the papers. The objective type questions will include multiple choices, matching type, true/false and assertion-reasoning type etc.

For CBSE UGC NET aspirants, we have merged the entire Syllabi of Paper II and Paper III of the subject of Political Science.

 

THE SYLLABUS OF PAPER II WILL BE AS MENTIONED BELOW:

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  1. Political Theory and Thought

Ancient Indian Political Thought: Kautilya and Shanti Parva.

Greek Political Though : Plato and Aristotle.

European Thought – I: Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau.

European Thought – II: Bentham, J. S. Mill, Hegel, Marx and Green.

Contemporary Political Thought – I: Lenin, Mao, Gramsci.

Contemporary Political Thought – II: Rawls, Nozic and Communitarians.

Modern Indian Thought: Gandhi, M. N. Roy, Aurobindo Ghosh, Joy Prakash Ambedkar, Savarkar.

Concepts and Issue – I:  Medieval Political Thought: Church State Relationship and Theory of Two Swords.

Concepts and Issue – II: Behaviouralism and Post-Behaviouralism, Decline and Resurgence of Political Theory. Democracy, Liberty and Equality.

Nature of Political Theory, its main concerns; decline and resurgence since 1970s.

Liberalism and Marxism

Individual and Social Justice

Role of Ideology

Theories of change: Lenin, Mao, Gandhi.

Political Thought: Plato and Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau and J. S. Mill, Karl Marx, Gandhi, M. N. Roy, Aurobindo Ghosh.

 

  1. Comparative Politics and Political Analysis

Evolution of Comparative Politics as a discipline; nature and scope.

Approaches to the study of comparative politics: Traditional, Structural – Functional, Systems and Marxist.

Approaches to the study of comparative Politics, Constitutionalism in theory and practice.

Constitutionalism: Concepts, Problems and Limitations.

Forms of Government: Unitary – Federal, Parliamentary – Presidential.

Organs of Government: Executive, Legislature, Judiciary – their interrelationship in comparative perspective.

Party Systems and Pressure Groups; Electoral Systems.

Bureaucracy – types and roles.

Political Development and Political Modernization.

Political Culture, Political Socialization and Political Communication.

Political Elite; Elitist theory of Democracy.

Power, Authority and Legitimacy.

Revolution: Theories and Types.

Dependency: Development and Under Development.

Executive, Legislature and Judiciary with special reference to India, USA, UK and Switzerland.

Party system and role of opposition.

Electoral Process Separation of Powers, Rule of Law and Judicial Review.

Political Modernization, Political Socialisation and Political Culture, Power and Authority, Political Elite.

  1. Indian Government and Politics

National Movement, Constitutional Developments and the Making of Indian Constitution.

Ideological Bases of the Indian Constitution, Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Duties and Directive Principles.

Constitution as Instrument of Socio – Economic Change, Constitutional Amendments and Review.

Structure and Process – I: President, Prime Minister, Council of Ministers, Working of the Parliamentary System.

Structure and Process – II: Governor, Chief Minister, Council of Ministers, State Legislature.

Panchayati Raj Institutions :  Rural and Urban, their working.

Federalism: Theory and Practice in India; Demands of Autonomy and Separatist Movements; Emerging trends in Centre – State Relations.

Judiciary: Supreme Court, High Courts, Judicial Review, Judicial Activism including Public Interest Litigation cases, Judicial Reforms.

Political Parties, Pressure Groups, Public Opinion, Media; Subaltern and Peasant Movements.

Elections, Electoral Behaviour, Election Commission and Electoral Reforms.

Making of the Indian Constitution, Fundamental Rights and Duties, and Directive Principle, Union Executive, Parliament, Supreme Court, Judicial Activism, Indian Federalism: Theory, Practice and Problems.

Dynamics of State Politics.

Local Governments: Rural and Urban.

Political Parties, Pressure Groups, and Public Opinion.

Elections, Electoral Reforms.

Class, Caste, Gender, Dalit and Regional Issues, Problems of Nation – Building and Integration.

 

  1. Public Administration

Development of Public Administration as a discipline; Approaches to the study of Public Administration: Decision – making, Ecological and Systems; Development Administration.

Theories of Organization.

Principles of Organization: Line and staff, unity of command, hierarchy, span of control, centralization and decentralization, Types of organization – formal and informal; Forms of organization; department, public corporation and board.

Chief Executive: Types, functions and roles.

Personnel Administration: Recruitment, Training, Promotion, Discipline, Morale; Employee – Employer Relations.

Bureaucracy: Theories, Types and Roles; Max Weber and his critics. Civil servant – Minister relationship.

Leadership, its role in decision – making; Communication.

Financial Administration: Budget, Audit, Control over Finance with special reference to India and UK.

Good Governance; Problems of Administrative Corruption; Transparency and Accountability; Right to Information.

Grievance Redressal Institutions: Ombudsman, Lokpal and Lokayukta.

Growth of Public Administration as a discipline; and New Public Administration.

Theories of Organisation (Classical, Scientific, Human Relations).

Principles of Organisation, Chief Executive, Control over Administration Judicial and Legislative Bureaucracy, Development Planning and Administration in India.

Bureaucracy and Challenges of Development.

Administrative Culture; Administrative Corruption, and Administrative Reforms.

Panchayati Raj, Impact of Liberalization on Public Administration.

  1. International Relations

Contending Theories and Approaches to the study of International Relations; Idealist, Realist, Systems, Game, Communication and Decision – making.

Power, Interest and Ideology in International Relations; Elements of Power : Acquisition, use and limitations of power, Perception, Formulation and Promotion of National Interest, Meaning, Role and Relevance of Ideology in International Relations.

Arms and Wars:  Nature, causes and types of wars / conflicts including ethnic disputes; conventional, Nuclear / bio – chemical wars; deterrence, Arms Race, Arms Control and Disarmament.

Peaceful Settlement of Disputes, Conflict Resolution, Diplomacy, World – order and Peace studies.

Cold War, Alliances, Non – Alignment, End of Cold war, Globalisation.

Rights and Duties of states in international law, intervention, Treaty law, prevention and abolition of war.

Political Economy of International Relations; New International Economic Order, North – South Dialogue, South – South Cooperation, WTO, Neo – colonialism and Dependency. Political Economy of International Relations in the Contemporary World.

Regional and sub – regional organisations especially SAARC, ASEAN, OPEC, OAS.

United Nations: Aims, Objectives, Structure and Evaluation of the working of UN; Peace and Development perspectives; Charter Revision; Power – struggle and Diplomacy within UN, Financing and Peace – keeping operations.

India’s Role in International affairs: India’s relations with its neighbours, Wars, Security Concerns and Pacts, Mediatory Role, distinguishing features of Indian Foreign Policy and Diplomacy. Theories of International Relations. Ideology, Power and Interest.

Conflicts and Conflict – Resolution.

Changing concept of National Security and Challenges to the Nation – State System Arms and Arms – Control.

Determinants and Compulsions of India’s Foreign Policy; India’s Nuclear Policy.

India’s Relations with Neighbours and USA.

India’s Role in the UN.

India and Regional Organizations (SAARC, ASEAN), Indian Ocean.

 

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