Dec 18, 2021
Internal Security is a small yet one of the crucial topics of the General Studies Paper 3 of the UPSC Mains that demands equal attention as any other topic during the UPSC exam preparation.
You can easily expect at least 3-4 questions (varies from year to year) from this topic that are worth 30-50 marks. Hence, adequate preparation is paramount to score good marks in the exam.
Read further as we dive deep in to help you understand how to prepare internal security for UPSC?
UPSC expects the aspiring Civil Services aspirants to gain knowledge of the following in detail:
Also read: Preparation Strategy for GS Paper III- UPSC Mains
Before proceeding to the preparation strategy for Internal Security UPSC, let's have a look at the type of questions asked in the Mains exam.
2020 Mains Question
What are the determinants of left-wing extremism in the Eastern part of India? What strategy should the Government of India, civil administration and security forces adopt to counter the threat in the affected areas?
2019 Mains Question
The banning of ‘Jamaat-e-Islami’ in Jammu and Kashmir brought into focus the role of over-ground workers (OGWs) in assisting terrorist organizations. Examine the role played by OGWs in assisting terrorist organizations in insurgency affected areas. Discuss measures to neutralize the influence of OGWs.
2018 Mains Question
Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) is showing a downward trend, but still affects many parts of the country. Briefly explain the Government of India’s approach to counter the challenges posed by LWE.
2017 Mains Question
The north-eastern region of India has been infested with insurgency for a very long time. Analyze the major reasons for the survival of armed insurgency in this region.
So you can see the variety and the level of Internal Security questions asked in the Mains exam. Hence, its preparation has to be done holistically along with keeping a check on the Current Affairs. Read further to know about the tips that will help you to prepare for Internal Security.
Watch a detailed video lecture on the Role of External State and Non-State Actors in Creating Challenges To Internal Security by Pavneet Singh Sir, one of our educators of the DREAM TEAM for UPSC:
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One important thing to be kept in mind while referring to these books is that you need to study syllabus specific topics.
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Raminder is a Content Manager at PrepLadder. He has worked in several aspects of the education industry throughout his career and has assisted numerous candidates in cracking major competitive exams.
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