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Appendix 01

GUIDELINES FOR CSB CANDIDATES: PGT (POL SC). Sub Code: P 24

Aim: To test the level of knowledge of the candidate and assess his/her suitability for
employment as PGT (Political Science) to teach with proficiency in cl XI & XII in an English
medium Private school system following the syllabus prescribed by CBSE.
Knowledge level: Candidate should have good understanding of his field as an educator is
expected to facilitate the learners to analyze issues and think critically. He/She should have
knowledge as per his/her qualification i.e. subject knowledge of Post Graduate level for the post
of PGT (Political Science).
Understanding: Candidate should have an in depth knowledge of his subject so as to be able
to analyze & comprehend given question, choose the correct option/answer in English in the
limited time period and attempt all/maximum no. of questions.
Awareness: Candidates are expected to be abreast of current events and socio, eco & political
developments, both national & international. They are also expected to be aware of latest trends
and developments in pedagogy, inter disciplinary research & progress relevant to their subject.
Format (weightage) of the paper: The paper will broadly consist of 90 multiple choice
questions based on the detailed Syllabus

DETAILED SYLLABUS
1.

Political Thought
Kautilya Theory of State, Shanti Parva, Plato and Aristotle,
Machiavelli, Hobbes, Lockes, Rousseau, Hegel Benthem, J S Mill, T H Green, Marx, Mao Tse
Tung
Modern Indian Thought: Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, M N Roy, Aurobindo Ghosh, Dr B
R Ambedakar, Savarkar, Ram Manohar Lohia.
Medieval Political Thought, Church State Relationship, Behaviouralism & Post
Behaviouralism.

2.

Political Theory
Approaches to Political Theory Normative, Historical & Empirical.
Democracy, Procedural Democracy & its Critique, Sovereignty, liberty, Significance of
Equality, Importance of Freedom, Social Justice, Universality of Rights, Citizenship,
Socialism, Nationalism, Secularism, Marginalization, Peace, Development.

3.

Comparative Politics & Political Analysis


Constitutionalism: Concept, Problems and Limitations.
Forms of Government:
Unitary Federal, Parliamentary Presidential with special ref
to United Kingdom & USA.
Organs of Government: Executive, Legislature, Judiciary their interrelationship in
comparative perspective, Judicial Review.
Party Systems, Role of Opposition and pressure Groups: Elections, Electoral Reforms.
Bureaucracy types and roles.
Political Culture, Political Modernization, Political Socialization and Political
Communication. Power, Authority & Legitimacy.

4.

Constitutional Dev, Govt and Politics in India


National Movement, Constitutional Developments and the making of Indian Constitution.
Ideological Bases of Indian Constitution, Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Duties
and Directive Principles.
Constitution as Instrument of Socio Economic Changes, Constitutional Amendments
and Review.
Organs of Government Executive, Legislature & Judiciary.
Structure and Process: President, Prime Minister, Council of Ministers, Working of the
Parliamentary System, Governor, Chief Minister, Council of Minister, State Legislature.

Federalism: Theory and Practices in India: Demands of Autonomy and Separatist


Movements, Emerging trends in Centre State Relation.
Judiciary: Supreme Court, High Courts, Judicial Activism including Public Interest Litigation
cases, Judicial Reforms.
5.

Dynamics of State Politics


Organs of Govt Executive Legislature &
Judiciary Local Govt Rural & Urban
Political Parties & Party System, Pressure Groups, Public Opinion, Election & electoral
Reforms, Religion, Caste and Class Politics, Dalit Movement, Religion Issus.

6.

Politics in India since Independence


Challenges of Nation building, Era of One Party Dominance, Polities of Planned
Development, Indias External Relations.
Crisis of Democratic Order, Rise of Popular Movements, Regional aspirations,
Recent Developments in Indian Politics.

7.

Public Administration
Development of Public Administration as a discipline, Approaches to the study of
Public Administration, Decision making, Development Administration, Recent Trends in
Administration, New Public Administration.
Theories of Organization, Principles of organization, Line and Staff, Unity of Command,
Hierarchy, Span of Control, Centralization and Decentralization, Types of organization
Formal & Informal forms of organization, Department, Public Corporation and Board.
Chief Executive: Types, Function and Roles, Personnel Administration, Recruitment,
Training, Promotion, Discipline, Morale, Employee Employer Relationship.

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 ref to India & UK.
Good Governance: Problems of Administrative Corruption, Transparency and Accountability,
Right to Information.
Grievance Redressal Institutions: Ombudsman, Lokpal and Lokayukta.
8.

International Relations (Contemporary World Politics)


Approaches to Study of International Relation, Power, Interest & Ideology in International
Relations, Element of Power; Acquisition, Uses and Limitations of Power, Perception,
Formulation and Promotion of National Interest, Meaning, Role & Relevance of Ideology in
International Relations.
Arms & Wars: Nature, Causes and Types of Wars/Conflicts including ethinic
disputes, conventional, Nuclear/Bio chemical Wars, Deterrence, Arm Race, Arms
Control and Disarmament.
Peaceful Settlement of Disputes, Conflict Resolution, Diplomacy, World Order and Peace
Studies.
Cold War, Alliance, Non Alignment, End of Cold War, US Hegemony in World
Politics, Alternative Centres of Power, Globalization.
Indias Role in International Affairs: Indias relation with its neighbours, UK & USA, Wars,
Security Concerns and Pacts, Mediatory Role, Determinants & Compulsions of Indian
Foreign Policy & Diplomacy.
Globalization & Political Economy of International Relations, New International Economic
Order, North South Dialogue, South South Cooperation, WTO, Neo-Colonialism and
Dependency.
Indian & Regional Organizations, SAARC, ASEAN, OPEC, OAS, Indian Ocean.
United Nations: Aims, Objectives, Structure, and Evaluation of the Working of UN, Security
in Contemporary World, Environment and Natural Resources.

9.

Miscellaneous Topics
Current Issues in National and Global Politics, International Terrorism, Global
Economy, Special Economic Zone, Ecological Concerns, Visits & Agreements.

RECOMMENDED STUDY MATERIAL


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Introduction to Constitution of India D D Basu


NCERT Book Cl XI & XII
Competitive Guide for NET/SET/UGC (Pol Sci)
Competition Magazine for Civil Services Exam.
Political Theory O P Gauba
Comp Politics J C Johari
Indian Administration S R Maheshwari
Indian Govt & Politics R C Agarwal
Public Administration Bhattacharya
Western Political Thought J P Sood, C L Waper
Political Thought N D Arora, S S Awasthy

Appendix 02

GUIDELINES FOR CSB CANDIDATES: TGT (POL SCI). Sub Code: T 24


Aim: To test the level of knowledge of the candidate and assess his/her suitability for
employment as TGT (Pol Sci) to teach with proficiency in cl VI to X in an English
medium Private School system following the syllabus prescribed by CBSE.
Knowledge level: An educator is expected to facilitate the learners (Std VI to X) to analyze
issues and think critically. He/She should have knowledge as per his/her qualification i.e.
subject knowledge of Graduation level for the post of TGT (Pol Sci)
Understanding: Candidates should be well versed with his subject so as to be able to analyze
& & comprehend given questions, chose the correct option/answer in English in the limited time
period and attempt all/maximum questions.
Awareness: Candidates are expected to be abreast of current events and socio, eco & political
developments, both National & International. They are also expected to the aware of latest
trends and developments in Pedagogy besides their subjects.
Format (weightage) of the paper: The paper will consist of 90 multiple choice
questions based on the detailed Syllabus

DETAILED SYLLABUS
1.

2.

Political Theory
Concepts of Liberty, Equality, Freedom, Social Justice, Rights, Citizenship, Socialism,
Nationalism, Secularism, Marginalization, Peace, Development, Welfare, Democracy,
Sovereignty
Indian Constitution & its Basic Framework
National Movement, Constitutional Developments and the making of Indian Constitution,
Ideological Bases of the Indian Constitution, Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Duties,
Directive Principles of State Policy.
Constitution as Instrument of Socio Economic Changes, Constitutional Amendments
and Review

3.

Indian Government & Politics


Organs of Govt Union Executive, The Parliament, Judiciary, State Executive, Legislation &
Judiciary.
Working of Institutions: President, Prime Minister, Council of Ministers, Working of the
Parliamentary System, Governor, Chief Minister, Council of Ministers, State Legislature
Federalism in India and Decentralization: Demands of Autonomy and Separatist
Movements, Emerging trends in Centre state Relation.
Rural & Urban Local Self Govt Regional Politics, Influence of Caste, Class, Religion
in Politics.
Judiciary: Supreme Court, High Courts, Judicial Activism including Public Interest Litigation
Cases, Judicial Reforms.
Party System in India, Political Parties, Pressure Groups, Public Opinion.

4.

Political Thought
Plato and Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hegel, J S Mill, T H Green, Marx,
Mao Tse Tung, Lenin
Shanti Parva, Kautilya, Gandhi, Nehru, Dr B R Ambedkar, M N Roy, Ram Mohan
Roy, Tagore, Aurobindo Ghosh, Lohia.
Behaviouralism & Post Behaviouralism.

5.

Comparative Government and Political Analysis


Constitutionalism, Forms of Government: Unitary Federal, Parliamentary Presidential
Organs of Government: Executive, Legislature, Judiciary their interrelationship
in comparative perspective.
Party Systems, Role of Opposition and Pressure Groups: Elections, Electoral
Reforms. Political Culture, Political Socialization and Political Modernization
Power, Separation of Power, Power Sharing.

6.

Public Administration
Theories of Organization, Principles of organization, Line & Staff, Unity of Command,
Hierarchy, Span of Control, Centralization and decentralization, Types of Organization
formal & informal.
Personnel administration: Recruitment, Training & Promotion.
Bureaucracy: Theories, Types and Roles, Max Weber and his
critics. Leadership, its role in decision making, Communication.
Financial Administration: Budget, Audit, Control over Finance.
Administrative Corruption and Administrative Reforms, Ombudsman, Lokpal, Lokayukta.

7.

International Relations
Ideology, National Interest, Power, Conflict & Conflict Resolution,
National Security, Arms & Arms Control,
Cold War, Alliances & Post Cold War Developments,
Globalization & Political Economy, New International Economic Order, North South
Cooperation, WTO.
United Nation Aims, Objective, Structure & Working, Specialized Agencies.
India & Regional Organizations, SAARC, ASEAN, OPEC, IAEO, BRICS, Indian Ocean,
Indian Nuclear Policy, Indias Role in International affairs, Distinguished Features of Indian
Foreign Policy & Diplomacy, Indias Relation with its Neighbors, UK & USA.

8.

Miscellaneous topics
RTE, RTI, SEZ, Ecological Issues, Agrarian Crisis.
Human Rights, Developmental Welfare, National and International Current Affairs,
Recent Development in Indian Politics, Current National & International Affairs.

RECOMMENDED STUDY MATERIAL


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Introduction to Constitution of India D D Basu


Indian Govt & Politics R C Agarwal
Political Theories J C Johari
Comp Politics J C Johari
NCERT Book Cl VI to X
Competition Magazine for Civil Services Exam.
Competitive Guides