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IAS 2025: Political Science Optional Foundation

Batch Started: 05th April

Batch Timing : 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Highlights

GS SCORE’S PSIR Optional Foundation  program  is a 4.5 Months Comprehensive Classes to Cover Complete UPSC Syllabus of PSIR with innovative methodology of teaching and application of different approaches mentioned in syllabus. The sheer utilitarian value of the optional which helps not just in overall enhancement of knowledge but also covers most part of UPSC Syllabus.

  • 4.5 Months Comprehensive Programme to cover Complete Syllabus of Political Science & International Relations Optional (Paper 1&2).
  • Class Dictation to organise most important topics.
  • Daily Answer Writing Practice and on the spot feedback by faculty.
  • Embedding the PYQ Discussion for a holistic preparation.
  • Direct One to One Discussion with the faculty on regular basis.
  • Solidifying Conceptual Part of PSIR and Linking it with Dynamic Part.
  • Coverage of New Theories and Commentaries “Special in Paper-1 Section-A, Paper-2 Section-A”.
  • Explanation of the interlinks between PSIR and GS papers.
  • Innovative methodology of teaching, Application of different approaches mentioned in syllabus.
  • Test Series for assessment and gradual improvement: 12 tests including 8 sectional and 4 mock tests.
  • Meticulously designed Study Materials.

WHY POL SCIENCE OPTIONAL

  1. Political Science and International Relations (PSIR) as optional subject in UPSC Mains has emerged to be the most reliable and highest scoring subject to qualify the UPSC with high rank. Every year, at least 2 toppers in Top 10 are from PSIR optional. 
  2. PSIR as optional subject in UPSC mains covers the entire syllabus of General Studies Paper 2. Also in General studies Paper 1, it covers crucial topics like Post-Independence Consolidation, Ideologies and social issues.
  3. Moreover, topics like internal security and environmental issues in IR from General Studies Paper-3 are already part of PSIR syllabus.
  4. Lastly, PSIR is helpful in General Studies Paper-4 since major philosophical thinkers/leaders ranging from Plato, Aristotle, Kautilya, Gandhi and Ambedkar are already covered in PSIR paper-1.
  5. Every year essay topics are directly related to political science.
  6. At the interview stage, PSIR is one of the most helpful subjects since it enables candidates to easily answer deep understanding based questions from Polity and International Relations in a short span of time.

ABOUT FACULTY

In GS SCORE the PSIR optional classes for UPSC mains is under the guidance of R. P. Singh Sir. He has done M.PHIL from School of International Studies (JNU), M.A. from School of International Studies (JNU) and LLB (Delhi University). He believes in interactive learning so he regularly interacts with the students to clear all the doubts of students. Overall, the faculty maintains a balanced interaction-based teaching, careful monitoring of progress of students along with personal and detailed guidance.

Course Fee

IAS 2025: Political Science Optional Foundation

Online Fee: 37000/- (+GST)

Offline Fee: 42000/- (+GST)

Combo Courses:

Optional Foundation + GS Mains Q&A (Sectional)

Online Fee: ₹ 45,000/- ₹ 62,000/- (+GST)

Offline Fee: ₹ 50,000/- ₹ 67,000/- (+GST)

Optional Foundation + ITS-1 Year Integrated Test Series (Prelims+Mains)

Online Fee: ₹ 50,000/- ₹ 69,500/- (+GST)

Offline Fee: ₹ 55,000/- ₹ 74,500/- (+GST)

Optional Foundation + Ethics & Essay Classes

Online Fee: ₹ 45,000/- ₹ 62,000/- (+GST)

Offline Fee: ₹ 50,000/- ₹ 67,000/- (+GST)

Optional Foundation + GS Mains Q&A (Sectional+Mock)

Online Fee: ₹ 47,000/- ₹ 65,000/- (+GST)

Offline Fee: ₹ 52,000/- ₹ 70,000/- (+GST)

GS Mains Classes + Optional Foundation

Online Fee: ₹ 65,000/- ₹ 87,000/- (+GST)

Offline Fee: ₹ 75,000/- ₹ 97,000/- (+GST)

General Studies Classes + Optional Foundation

Online Fee: ₹ 95,000/- ₹ 107,000/- (+GST)

Offline Fee: ₹ 105,000/- ₹ 122,000/- (+GST)

To avail the Combo Offer or Detailed information call at 8448496262 or Chat with Course Counsellor

Approach

About The Course

This course has been specially designed for those who are

  • Interested in opting Political Science as optional without Academic Background of the subjects.
  • Having difficulties with the Historiography and its applicability in understanding the subject
  • Even for those who have studied the subject but can not apply their information as per the requirements of the UPSC
  • Studied the subject by their own and facing problem in writing standard answer.

Study Material

We will provide comprehensive study material. The nature of study material will be two fold, one which will work as supplementary material to class lectures and second basic.

Tests

There will be 12 Tests including 8 Sectional Test and 4 Mock Tests along with Answer Writing and Discussion Sessions.

Political Science and International Relations (PSIR) as Optional

The issue of selecting optional subjects for Civil Services Examination is a delicate issue for many aspirants. The foremost criteria to choose an optional subject is based on interest of subject for aspirant and the optional having maximum convergence with GS syllabus so that optional preparation should rather help in GS preparation instead of reducing time for the latter. Political Science and International Relations (PSIR) as optional subject in UPSC Mains has emerged to be the most reliable subject to qualify the UPSC with high rank.

Political Science and International Relations or PSIR contains static portions such as Political thought and theories of IR along with very dynamic portions like Indian Government and Politics and International Relations. The International Relations section is playing a very instrumental role in qualifying the exam as aspirants are scoring more than 170 marks in the paper.

PSIR as optional subject in UPSC mains covers the entire syllabus of General Studies Paper 2. Also in General studies Paper 1, it covers crucial topics like Post-Independence Consolidation, Ideologies and social issues. Moreover, topics like internal security and environmental issues in IR from General Studies Paper-3 are already part of PSIR syllabus. Lastly, PSIR is helpful in General Studies Paper-4 since major philosophical thinkers/leaders ranging from Plato, Aristotle, Kautilya, Gandhi and Ambedkar are already covered in PSIR paper-1. Every year essay topics are directly related to political science.

At the interview stage, PSIR is one of the most helpful subjects since it enables candidates to easily answer deep understanding based questions from Polity and International Relations in a short span of time.

Highlights of Political Science and International Science Optional Classes:

  • Detailed coverage of both political science paper I & II for UPSC mains exam
  • Explanation of the interlinks between PSIR and GS papers
  • Personalised attention
  • Comprehensively updated classroom lectures
  • Special lecture series on answer writing practice
  • Printed and class notes
  • Extensive answer writing practice
  • Mock tests

Syllabus

Demo Classes

Political Science Foundation - Realist Theory of IR

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Political Science Foundation - National Power

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