How To Crack The CBSE Class 12 Political Science Paper?

By Sashikanth Sai

The CBSE Class 12 Political Science paper is entirely different from the History paper. The Political Science talks much about the facts related to political systems and behaviour. The two textbooks in this paper, namely, Contemporary World Politics and Politics In India Since Independence are very interesting to read as they boost the confidence of students, and the students would surely be able to crack this paper with A-grade score.


To be honest, many aspirants of the UPSC Civil Services consider the Class 12 Political Science NCERT textbooks as reference books because of its in-depth concepts in simple language. Students who specifically want to construct a career in the related streams must place this subject above all. As the Class 12 Political Science paper is scheduled on Apr 6, 2018, students should prepare and revise in a constructive manner. Let's explore the subject after syllabus.

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Unit Name
 Part A: Contemporary World Politics 
 1Cold War Era 
 2The end of Bipolarity 
 3U.S. Hegemony in World politics 
 4Alternative Centres for Power 
 5 Contemporary South Asia
 6 International Organizations
 7Security in Contemporary World
 8Environment and Natural resources 
Unit Name
  Part B: Politics in India Since Independence
 10Challenges of Nation-Building
 11Era of one-party dominance
 12Politics of Planned development
 13India's external relations
 14Challenges to the Congress system
 15Crisis of the Democratic order 
 16Rise of Popular movements 
 17Regional aspirations 
18Recent developments In Indian politics

How To Crack Class 12 Political Science?

How To Study Contemporary World Politics?

After careful examination of the syllabus mentioned above, you may now understand which units should be given importance. Firstly, students should understand the concept behind every topic. For example, what could be the major reason for the end of bipolarity. Students should always relate the world politics to an Indian perspective. For instance, India's changing relations with China in the Unit 4 - Alternative Centres for Power. This is the same for the other units such as environment and globalization.

How To Crack Class 12 Political Science?

How To Study Politics In India Since Independence?

You may be wondering why theUnit 13 - India's External Relations got meagre marks. This is because of the Part-A where India's perspective was addressed much. Students should focus more on the time-lapse because it will add marks unknowingly while writing the answers. The units such as Challenges To The Congress system and Politics of Planned Development will take you back to the 1970's, hence, students should refer to some other books to make their answers attractive.

How To Crack Class 12 Political Science?

How To Score 100 In Political Science?

Students should either support or criticise the event while answering the factual questions. They should master the last unit - Recent Developments In Indian politics, because in some or other way it would turn out to be useful. One can expect long answer questions in globalization. Sobe prepared. Always prepare your own notes for the Unit 16 - Rise Of Popular Movements, which will help you to understand and answer better.

We hope, this information will take you to hit the score you deserve. You can share more tips with us in our comment box!

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