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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

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@Blueberry I did all this Only to find my scores dip In 2019 from 2018 (where in quoted hardly 1-2 in paper 2)
lets see this time..confusing phase
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@Aurang_mirasudar  yes ofcourse i too quoted at max 3 scholars :)  


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@Aurang_mirasudar  yes ofcourse i too quoted at max 3 scholars :)  


It will be helpful for us all if you can share how you make those keynotes (with sample pics if possible).

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This year I got 116 in both papers in PSIR. It was not a full fledged attempt. Going by the average scores, I assume I got generous marks. It indeed is scary to see that PSIR has been butchered in particular. But still, we have to consider it as one time aberration and keep our efforts on. 

I have been relying on Mam's Notes only and some googling for Paper 2. Paper 2B is still the scariest part for me. Hope to rely on Mam's crash course notes. 

Can someone please share any notes related to Statutory Institutions (1B). It is in a very disaggregated manner in all the sources. 

whatonly,Hitman2021
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@Porus thank u so much. you had explained in great detail. atb for ur exam.

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@Blueberry you got great marks, can you pls make us understand like..wht you did in paper 2b, like did u made ur own notes from editorials or relied only from ma'ams' crash course notes

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@whatonly can u pls share reviews about piyush sir valued addition classes. 

(I was irregular in studying IR related article and majorly my studies was pre oriented.) considering this

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@Porus Good to see this. Atleast there are still some people who are being rewarded. 

Porus,PE14
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Hey guys, has anyone come across a substantive critique of Arendt on any count? Did not find anything in my standard sources.

listen to Podcast on google Channel - Philosophize this, episode 136

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@whatonly can u pls share reviews about piyush sir valued addition classes. 

(I was irregular in studying IR related article and majorly my studies was pre oriented.) considering this

I haven’t taken them, think you confused me with someone else 

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Hey guys, has anyone come across a substantive critique of Arendt on any count? Did not find anything in my standard sources.

listen to Podcast on google Channel - Philosophize this, episode 136

Thank you :D will do

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@Porus  these marks are such a relief. At least someone got good marks.
Hope to hear what approach she followed. 


Hitman2021,
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@Rookie This is her strategy discussion.

For PSIR jump to 28:20 


Rookie,
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@Hitman2021 thanks for sharing. 


Hitman2021,
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Q. "Transnational actors have become driving forces of global politics." Elaborate. 

How will you all approach this ques?

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how many marks are people scoring in PSIR this time ? Are average marks low ? I got 125 and 110 in paper 1 and 2 respectively. :'(
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Caesarsaid

Q. "Transnational actors have become driving forces of global politics." Elaborate. 

How will you all approach this ques?

1. Explain transnational actors.

2. A few lines about Realist, Marxist, Feminist perspective on them.

3. Transnational actors increasing clout. Substantiate through 3D chess board model, globalization, HR consciousness, global civil society, etc.

4. Then write a paragraph each on MNCs, NGOs and Terrorism

5. MNCs - vanguards of liberal democratic order, promote democratic values (pulling out of Saudi Arabia after Kashoggi assassination) seek good governance and accountability even beyond their home state, MNCs of the west with net-worth more than combined GDP of n states, shaping international negotiations on data and how that connects to sovereignty, Cox -"internationalization of state", humanitarian crisis (slave labour, fast fashion brands paying peanuts in countries like Bangladesh), environmental crisis (Shell in Africa), etc.

6. NGOs - participating in UN, bringing local concerns to global level; NGO as consultative bodies in UNHRC and ECOSOC; Western dominated; interference in internal affairs, driving key debates on environment and human rights at the global level (like Fridays for Future and Amnesty and Greenpeace); blame of acting at behest of home state

7. Terrorism - Iran using proxies to balance Israel and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East and how that pushes the others forge ties for possible collective security (maybe cite UAE-Israel, Jordan-Israel), ISIS, US-Taliban deal and Taliban's rise from being a insurgent group to the key political actor in Afghan where vested interests of so many nations coincide

8. Conclude.

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Got hold on optional finally but screwed in gs and interview 😑

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