Governance, Constitution and Social Justice for Civil Services Examination


In a democracy, the power to govern lies with the people. The people rule through their designated representatives. Civil Services Examination helps to select those representatives who are dedicated to implementing policies for the welfare of the society and enhancement of the nation.
This book is designed to help the aspirants delve into the important and critical aspects of Governance, Constitution and Social Justice as they are tested in the Civil Services Preliminary and Main Examination (GS Paper II). Bringing together years of experience and remarkable articulation, this book is an excellent guide for anyone looking to gain a deep understanding of the subject. It has been specially designed, keeping in view the pattern and syllabus of the civil services examination. In addition to the latest developments and happenings, the book also traces the evolution of most of the topics.The simple language will enable learners from different subject backgrounds to understand the subject comprehensively and equip them with the required knowledge to attempt the paper. There are model questions for practice at the end of each chapter to offer learners practice in the subject.

Administration, Constitution and Social Justice is a fundamental book to comprehend Traditional – Contemporary Constitutional laws and Amendments alongside its application in current affairs. The book delves into the important developments in Governance, Constitutional Law and its applied aspects. While precisely yet, holistically touching upon basic concepts, the book focuses on the latest amendments to the Constitution and significant Case Laws, with an educated analysis regarding their impact on Indian Polity, Governance and Jurisprudence. The book has been planned with a special exam-situated structure as per the UPSC syllabus. There is a careful coalition between basic concepts and current affairs to address the particular needs of the examination. It is a prepared reference for those, requiring to sharpen their analytical skills according to the format of the examination.

The first edition can end up being an asset for the aspirants of the Union and State Civil Services Examinations specifically and academician, researchers and authors incorporating those with an abiding passion for the domain in general.


  • Spread the Syllabus for both Civil Services Preliminary and Main examination (GS Paper-II)
  • Includes latest developments on Articles 370 and 35A, RTI, Triple Talaq, NRC, Right to Privacy, Aadhaar and so on.
  • Includes elaborated latest amendments and current aff¬airs relating to Constitution law
  • Includes topic-wise practice questions for both Preliminary and Main examination
  • Exact and to-the-point explanation of the basics
  • Utilization of simple and lucid language to cater to the requirements of aspirants from various backgrounds

Product details

Paperback: 440 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; First edition (1 August 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9353167698
ISBN-13: 978-9353167691
Product Dimensions: 20 x 14 x 4 cm
Customer Reviews: 3.8 out of 5 stars34 customer ratings
Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #48,799 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
#591 in UPSC Civil Services

About The Authors

Salman Khurshid is an eminent Indian politician, senior advocate designated by the Supreme Court. He has authored more than 15 books and is a law teacher. He completed his B.A. and M.A. from Oxford University. He also taught as a Lecturer at Trinity College, Oxford. He started his political career in 1981, as an Officer on Special Duty, in the Prime Minister’s Office. He has served as Minister for External Affairs, Minister of Law and Justice, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Minister of Corporate Affairs, Minister for Minority Affairs and Minister for Water Resources. He was also the President of the Delhi Public School Society and Dr. Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust, Patron of Mother Teresa Foundation, Executive Council Member of Jamia Millia Islamia University, Governing Body Member of Mayo College and various other organizations. He has argued many matters of national importance in various fields of law, including Commercial Law, Constitutional Law and Labour matters.

Gaurav Gupta is an Advocate, practicing at the Supreme Court, for the last 12 years. He has a diverse experience of working on a variety of matters including Constitutional Law, Commercial Law, Arbitration and Economic Offences. He was a part of the 20th Law Commission, which gave several important reports such as the 255th Report on Electoral Reforms. He regularly speaks on legal and contemporary issues.



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