PSIR - Strategy, resources & discussion - ForumIAS

PSIR - Strategy, resources & discussion

Hi peeps. Let’s do this!

1. Previous papers from 2009 (both papers are in the same PDF):here

2. Topic-wise PYQs: here 

3. Look for PDFs of books here: b-ok.cchttp://libgen.rs/archive.org

4. Model answers from SR:here 

5. OnlyIAS notes, if you need extra matter for a few topics:here 

6. SR notes, typed:politicsforindia.com

Bajrang Lonikar,Saloni2607and89 otherslike this
294.4k views

1.2k comments

share your suggestions.

2.8k views
Hey guys, how do you approach PYQs?
Do you just write them and self analyse or are there some kind of model answers available?
2.8k views
Hey guys, whatsup! Is there any place where we can find model answers/toppers answers/answers of peers for PSIR PYQs? Thanks in advance! Waiting for replies!
2.6k views
@CaptainPeraltacheck inbox.


CaptainPeralta,
2.6k views
@D503 Jeff M Smith had written two articles on ORF at the time.. search for something like "new normal" on Indo-China border. He has a take that India can do a lot, both militarily and diplomatically.

On the other end of the spectrum, Rajeshwari Pillai Rajagopalan (did I get the name wrong? lol) believes that India has been presented a fait accompli and can do nothing to revert the current position.


D503,D36M82
2.6k views
Who's joined a test series here? I'm seeing that Vajiram also has a test series, does anyone have a report on that?
Is anyone with a big heart willing to share question papers and answers? (I don't need evaluation or discussion, and it seems a waste to splurge on a test series for only the QandAs)
2.6k views

I have scored above 130 in PSIR Optional paper 2 twice(137, 131), but i am struggling to get over 120 in the PSIR Optional Paper 1(120,114)


If anyone has been scoring high in Paper 1, could you have any suggestions, especially wrt Indian Government and Politics section?

2.4k views
Anyone selling Shubhra maam test series ? 

Jai Shree Ram !


2.4k views

Hi, is anyone here a part of Shubhra Ma'am's tablet batch? 

I had some doubts with the running class notes, it would be absolutely great if I could sort them out with somebody. 

Thank you! :)

2.1k views
@Tina1997 Thank you so much! :D I will indeed be writing again, so it will help! And may I say what a lovely name you have! And ✊ for Hyderabad!


THE_MECHANIC,
2.7k views
@Tina1997 Thank you so much! :D I will indeed be writing again, so it will help! And may I say what a lovely name you have! And ✊ for Hyderabad!


All the very best to you :D May you come out with flying colors this time too! 

Thanks :p But that is neither my real name nor my pet name. It's actually a dig at TINA - There is No Alternative, Margaret Thatcher's Neoliberal philosophy :p 

THE_MECHANIC,Muffinand1 otherslike this
2.2k views
@Tina1997 Thank you so much! :D I will indeed be writing again, so it will help! And may I say what a lovely name you have! And ✊ for Hyderabad!


All the very best to you :D May you come out with flying colors this time too! 

Thanks :p But that is neither my real name nor my pet name. It's actually a dig at TINA - There is No Alternative, Margaret Thatcher's Neoliberal philosophy :p 

Thank you! :D all the best to you too!

And I got what the name meant, given your dp. That's why I mentioned it. Should have been clearer hehe. Everytime I see anyone named Tina that is what I'll think of now. 

Tina1997,THE_MECHANICand2 otherslike this
2.6k views
@Tina1997 Thank you so much! :D I will indeed be writing again, so it will help! And may I say what a lovely name you have! And ✊ for Hyderabad!


All the very best to you :D May you come out with flying colors this time too! 

Thanks :p But that is neither my real name nor my pet name. It's actually a dig at TINA - There is No Alternative, Margaret Thatcher's Neoliberal philosophy :p 

Thank you! :D all the best to you too!

And I got what the name meant, given your dp. That's why I mentioned it. Should have been clearer hehe. Everytime I see anyone named Tina that is what I'll think of now. 

Anjali ka TINA bhi Rahul hi tha… sorry that was terrible

Xera,Rewl1and4 otherslike this
1.9k views
@Tina1997 Thank you so much! :D I will indeed be writing again, so it will help! And may I say what a lovely name you have! And ✊ for Hyderabad!


All the very best to you :D May you come out with flying colors this time too! 

Thanks :p But that is neither my real name nor my pet name. It's actually a dig at TINA - There is No Alternative, Margaret Thatcher's Neoliberal philosophy :p 

Thank you! :D all the best to you too!

And I got what the name meant, given your dp. That's why I mentioned it. Should have been clearer hehe. Everytime I see anyone named Tina that is what I'll think of now. 

Anjali ka TINA bhi Rahul hi tha… sorry that was terrible

That was beautiful and you should be proud 

Rewl1,Tina1997and3 otherslike this
2.4k views
Does anyone have experience with the PSIR Test Series of either Vajiram or Vision? I'm in the mood for something new.

PS- Please don't suggest Edukemy. I have no intention of being fooled twice
1.7k views
@Prince_Machiavelli Hey can you share any of his previous year test series question papers?
Much better if there is an evaluated answer copy.
Thanks in advance :)


1.6k views

Today Crash Course paper is same as June one or different as Batch 1 dont have any test today ?




Jai Shree Ram !


1.5k views

D503said

Indian national movement comprised of a large and diverse sections of society. Consequently it has been studied from different perspectives. Marxist perspective is one main perspective. Marxists are critical of Nationalists and Colonialists for ignoring economic and class dimensions of freedom struggle.

According to marxists Indian national movement emerged in the special circumstances precipitated by Colonial Economy and administration. MN Roy argues that the Indian National Movement was led by indigenous bourgeoisie who had to contend with contradictions at 2 levels . At one level they had to protect their interest from colonial govt and the foreign capital, which they did through nationlist movement, but at the other level they also had to ensure that the national movement didn't lead to Class consciousness among peasants and workers. They wanted to use the proletariat only to the extent of forcing the colonnialists tho flee and not beyond that. According to RP Dutt this was the reason why Gandhi adopted the strategy of Struggle Truce and Struggle and called off Non-cooperation and CDM movements as soon as they turned violent and threatened native bourgeois interests. 

The marxist scholars argue that Indian Nationalism reflected the "ideology and aspiration of the young bourgeoise". The native capitalists emerged in late 19th century with establishment of textile industries and reached pinnacle during WW1. Initially their demands were moderate and consisted in demanding civil service reforms, preventing drain of wealth etc. Once they matured during ww1 they became more assertive culminating in Gandhi including bourgeoise demands in his Salt Satyagraha movement.This led some marxists to call Gandhi "the mascot of bourgeoise".

However not all marxists agree with the idea that indian national movement was fought for selfish interests of native bourgeoise. Bipan Chandra in his book India's struggle for independence moves away form instrumental approach of ealier marxists and calls Gandhian movement a Gramscian movement which included a protracted war of position to build counter hegemony and finally a war of position in the form of Quit India Movement to overthrow the british. He argues that the work done by gandhi in breaking the british ideological hegemony had the effect of liberating people from the idea that britishers were superior to Indians. And By criticisng modernity itself and calling it satanic and cruel, Gandhi brought the whole notion of western superiority into question.

But even Bipan Chandra agrees that Indian national movement was greatly influenced by bourgeoise. Thus, even though various classes and groups were involved in the movement, it ultimately served the fundamental interests of the Indian bourgeois classes. Nevertheless, Marxist interpretation has added greatly to the understanding of Indian Nationalism and has brought forth the contribution of peasant and worker classes in national movement.

--is this sufficient for 15 marker. just read a few pages of ignou material and mixed whatever i knew with whatever was given there.


Not a critique but this seems too long even for a 20 marker. Why don’t you try writing on UPSC style sheets to get a fair idea of how much of this would actually fit in the sheet? 

D503,
1.5k views
Write your comment…