The book Indian Polity by Laxmikant itself needs no introduction. It is one of the most famous and comprehensive books on the topic and has been a constant bestseller for several years.

Indian Polity by Laxmikant is a book for the Civil Services aspirants, law students, politics, and public Administration. The book could be a must-read for the aspirants appearing for the Civil Services examinations and State Services examinations. It caters to all the needs of a UPSC aspirant that he can hope for from the Indian polity by laxmikant

What could be a UPSC aspirant expect from the Laxmikant’s Indian Polity? 

One might possibly expect the notes and easy understanding of the topics provided in the book. 

Every year lakhs of people across the country apply for the civil services examination, and among them, only few thousands are select for the next round of mains examination, and lastly, few among them qualified as a final selected candidates for the civil services like IAS/IPS/IFS. This makes the exam more complex and competitive. Therefore, it is necessary to have an Indian Polity by laxmikant along with you so may well verse with the spectrum of Indian politics.

Here is the list of the chapter that Indian polity by laxmikant contains:

  1. Historical Background
  2. Making of the Constitution
  3. Salient Features of the Constitution
  4. The preamble of the Constitution
  5. Union and its Territory
  6. Citizenship
  7. Fundamental Rights
  8. Directive Principles of State Policy
  9. Fundamental Duties
  10. Amendment of the Constitution
  11. Basic Structure of the Constitution
  12. Parliamentary System
  13. Federal System          
  14. center-state Relations
  15. Inter-State Relations
  16. Emergency Provisions 
  17. President
  18. Vice-President
  19.  Prime Minister
  20.  Central Council of Ministers
  21.  Parliament
  22.  Parliamentary Committees
  23.  Parliamentary Forums
  24.  Supreme Court
  25.  Governor
  26.  Chief Minister
  27.  State Council of Ministers
  28.  State Legislature
  29.  High Court
  30.  Subordinate Courts
  31.  Special Status of Jammu & Kashmir
  32.  Special Provisions for Some States
  33.  Panchayati Raj
  34.  Municipalities
  35.  Union Territories
  36.  Scheduled and Tribal Areas
  37.  Election Commission
  38.  Union Public Service Commission
  39.  State Public Service Commission
  40.  Finance Commission
  41.  National Commission for SCs
  42.  National Commission for STs
  43.  Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities
  44.  Comptroller and Auditor General of India
  45.  Attorney General of India
  46.  Advocate General of the State
  47.  Planning Commission
  48.  National Development Council
  49.  National Human Rights Commission
  50.  State Human Rights Commission
  51.  Central Information Commission
  52.  State Information Commission
  53.  Central Vigilance Commission
  54.  Central Bureau of Investigation
  55.  Lokpal and Lokayuktas
  56.  Co-operative Societies
  57.  Official Language
  58.  Public Services
  59.  Tribunals
  60.  Rights and Liabilities of the Government
  61.  Authoritative Text of the Constitution in the Hindi Language
  62.  Special Provisions Relating to Certain Classes
  63.  Political Parties
  64.  Elections
  65.  Electoral Reforms
  66.  Anti-Defection Law
  67.  Pressure Groups
  68.  National Integration
  69.  Foreign Policy
  70. National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution

An endeavor has been made to form the contents of the book relevant, authentic and up-to-date.

What are the Features of the latest 6th Edition of the Indian Polity by M. Laxmikant? 

  • 80 chapters and 16 appendices covering the complete Indian political and constitutional spectrum
  • Chapters rearranged as per the newest and latest pattern of the examination
  • Coverage on the recent developments in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh like scrapping of Article 35A and 370, constitutional interpretation, judicial review, and judicial activism
  • Updated previous years questions and revised practice questions for both Preliminary and Mains Examinations

6 New chapters also included within the latest edition

All over it is the best book to cover the polity section for the civil service examination as it was written specifically to cater to the needs of a UPSC aspirant. 

All the aspirants who had secured a good position in the civil service exam had already recommended the same. 


Name of the bookIndian Polity
AuthorM Laxmikant
PublisherMcGraw Hill
No. of Pages650
EditionSixth Edition

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