MPSC Political Science Syllabus 2024

Post Name : MPSC Political Science Syllabus 2024
Post Date :  22 May , 2024
Post Description : Along with the official MPSC 2024 Notification, the Maharashtra Public Service Commission has released the MPSC Political Science Syllabus 2024. The topics and subtopics of the curriculum are reviewed by candidates who plan to select Political Science as their elective. The MPSC Exam Syllabus and Exam Pattern help candidates decide what information is important and what isn’t, as well as how to get ready for the test.

MPSC Political Science Syllabus 2024 Paper 1

The candidates can go through the details of the MPSC Political Science Syllabus 2024 Paper 1 from the table given below. Paper 1 includes Political Theory, meaning and approaches, Theories of state, Liberal, Neo-liberal, Marxist, Pluralist, post-colonial, and Feminist, Justice, Conceptions of justice with special reference to Rawl’s theory of justice and its communitarian critiques, Equality: Social, political, and economic, etc. Go through the syllabus details mentioned below to prepare effectively for the upcoming examination.

MPSC Political Science Syllabus 2024 Paper 1 
Paper 1: Subject Code 1045Subjects
Political Theory and Indian Politics
  • Political theory: definitions and methods.
  • Liberal, Neo-liberal, Marxist, Pluralist, Post-Colonial, and Feminist theories of state are among them.
  • Justice: Ideas on justice with a focus on Rawl’s theory of justice and the criticisms made by communitarians.
  • Social, political, and economic equality; affirmative action; the connection between equality and freedom.
  • Theories and meanings of rights; several categories of rights; Human Rights Concept.
  • Democracy: Representative, participatory, and deliberative are some of the kinds of democracy that are based on both traditional and modern beliefs.
  • Hegemony, ideology, and legitimacy are concepts related to power.
  • Political philosophies include feminism, liberalism, socialism, marxism, fascism, and gandhism.
  • Indian Political Thought: Dharmashastra, Arthashastra, and Buddhist Traditions; M. K. Gandhi, B. R. Ambedkar, M. N. Roy, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, and Sri Aurobindo.
  • Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, John S. Mill, Marx, Gramsci, and Hannah Arendt are known figures in Western political thought.
Indian Government and Politics
  • Indian nationalism: (a) Political tactics used in the country’s freedom struggle, ranging from mass satyagraha to constitutionalism; non-cooperation; civil disobedience; militant and revolutionary movements; and peasant and worker movements. (b) Views on the Indian National Movement from Dalit, Radical Humanist, Socialist, and Marxist perspectives.
  • The Indian Constitution was drafted taking into account various social and political viewpoints as well as the effects of British rule.
  • The Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles, Parliamentary System and Amendment Procedures, Judicial Review, and Basic Structure doctrine are some of the most important aspects of the Indian Constitution.
  • (a) The three main branches of the union government are the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. (b) Principal Organs of the State Government: the Legislature, the Executive, and the High Courts—their intended functions and actual operations.
  • Local government and Panchayati Raj are examples of grassroots democracy;
  • The Election Commission, the Comptroller and Auditor General, the Finance Commission, the Union Public Service Commission, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Tribes, the National Commission for Women, the National Commission for Human Rights, the National Commission for Minorities, and the National Commission for Backward Classes are statutory institutions and commissions.
  • Federalism: interstate conflicts; integrationist inclinations and regional aspirations; constitutional provisions; evolving center-state interactions.
  • The Green Revolution, land reforms, and agrarian relations; liberalization and economic reforms; the role of planning and the public sector; Nehruvian and Gandhian ideas on planning and economic development.
  • In Indian politics, caste, religion, and ethnicity all matter.
  • Party System: Coalition politics patterns; national and local political parties; party ideologies and socioeconomic roots; pressure groups, voting patterns, and the shifting socioeconomic makeup of legislators.

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MPSC Political Science Syllabus 2024 Paper 2

The candidates can go through the details of the MPSC Political Science Syllabus 2024 Paper 1 from the table given below. Paper 2 includes Comparative Politics, Nature and major approaches; Political economy and political sociology perspectives; Limitations of the comparative method, State in Comparative Perspective, Characteristics and changing nature of the State in capitalist and socialist economies, and advanced industrial and developing societies, etc. Go through the syllabus details mentioned below to prepare effectively for the upcoming examination.

MPSC Political Science Syllabus 2024 Paper 2
Paper 2: Subject Code 1050Subjects
Comparative Politics and International Relations
  • Limitations of the comparative method; Political economy and political sociology viewpoints; Comparative politics: nature and major techniques.
  • Comparative Analysis of the State: Features and Changing Nature of the State in Societies with Advanced Industrial and Developing Economies, Capitalist and Socialist.
  • Political parties, interest groups, and social movements are examples of representation and participation politics in developed and developing nations.
  • Reactions of established and developing societies to globalization
  • Theories such as idealist, realist, functionalist, Marxist, and systems theory are used to study international relations.
  • Important International Relations Concepts: Globalization and the world capitalist economy; Transnational players and collective security; Power, security, and national interest; Deterrence and balance of power.
  • International Political Order Shift
  • The development of the international economic system: the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA) and socialist economies from Brettonwoods to the World Trade Organization; desire for a new international economic order from the Third World; the expansion of the global economy.
  • United Nations: Goals and operations of specialized agencies; expected and actual roles; necessity of UN reforms.
  • The EU, ASEAN, APEC, AARC, and NAFTA represent the regionalization of global politics.
  • Current World Issues: Gender Justice, Human Rights, Environment, and Democracy spread of nuclear weapons and terrorism.
India and the World
  • Indian Foreign Policy: Institutions that make policy, Foreign Policy Determinants, Change and Continuity.
  • India’s Role in the Movement for Non-Alignment Various stages; Present position.
  • South Asia and India: (a) Regional Cooperation: The SAARC’s historical performance and its outlook. (c) A Free Trade Area for South Asia. (c) The “Look East” strategy of India. (d) Barriers to regional collaboration include border disputes, ethnic wars and insurgencies, river water issues, and illicit cross-border migration.
  • India’s place in the Global South: its ties to Latin America and Africa; its spearheading of the push for NIEO and WTO talks.
  • China, Japan, the United States of America, and Russia as global power centers, and India
  • India’s place in the UN peacekeeping system and its desire for a permanent seat in the Security Council are parts of the UN system.
  • India and the Nuclear Issue: Shifting Views and Strategies.
  • Recent changes in Indian foreign policy include the country’s stance on the current crises in Afghanistan, Iraq, and West Asia; the country’s expanding diplomatic ties with the US and Israel; and its vision for a new global order.

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MPSC Political Science Exam Pattern 2024

The candidates can go through the MPSC Political Science Exam Pattern 2024 from the table given below. The exam pattern includes the number of questionss, duration of the examination, standards, medium of the paper, and the nature ofhe paper.

Prelims Exam: 

  • Two exams, Paper I (Compulsory) and Paper II (Qualifying), each with a weight of 200 marks, will comprise the MPSC preliminary examination.
  • The duration of this MPSC exam is two hours.
  • The MPSC exam does not include negative marking.
MPSC Political Science Exam Pattern 2024 for Prelims
Paper No.MarksDurationStandardMediumNature of Paper
Paper I (Compulsory)200Two HoursDegreeMarathi



Objective Type
Paper II (Qualifying)200Two HoursTopic No.(1) to (5) Degree level

Topic No.(6) X level

Topic No. (7) X/XII level

Mains Exam:

  • A total of 1750 marks will be awarded for the main exam.
  • There are nine papers in the MPSC primary exam.
  • The MPSC main exam consists of nine papers: two candidate-selected optional papers, four general studies papers, one essay, one Marathi, and one English paper.
  • Only English will be used to try the MPSC exam.
  • The type of question paper will be descriptive and conventional in nature.
MPSC Political Science Exam Pattern 2024 for Mains
Paper No. and Subject CodeSubject Total Marks StandardMediumTime DurationQualifying/Mandatory
Paper 1 (Code -1001)Marathi300MatriculationMarathi3 hours(Qualifying with 25% marks)
Paper 2 (Code -1002)English300MatriculationEnglish3 hours


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