M Laxmikanth is the ‘Bible’ of Polity for UPSC aspirants. In past, UPSC has asked many prelims questions from it. And, in the future prelims exams, UPSC will also ask a lot of questions from this book
But students also remain confused that “Should we make Polity Notes for UPSC Prelims from M Laxmikant?”.
Laxmikanth’s book [940 pages] has a lot of important facts for UPSC Prelims. If you make notes of Laxmikanth then you will create another book from it. Moreover, your notes will consume your energy, time, and tough to remember. Therefore, many UPSC Toppers, teachers, and I strongly suggested that students should not make notes from M Laxmikanth for UPSC Prelims.
UPSC Topper’s data about notes from Laxmikanth’s book for Prelims:
|S.no.||Toppers Name||Rank||Year||Make Prelims Notes From Laxmikant|
|01.||Jagrati Awasthi||AIR – 02||2020||NO|
|02.||Pratibha Verma||AIR -03||2019||NO|
|03.||Abhishek Surana||AIR -10||2017||NO|
|04.||Satyam Gandhi||AIR- 10||2020||NO|
In conclusion, most of the people who cracked the UPSC did not believe in note-making for prelims. If your style of learning is note-making, then you should make a very short factbook for prelims and do not create another book from Laxmikanth.
Now, you have a question in mind if toppers do not make notes for UPSC Prelims then,
How do toppers remember Laxmikanth for UPSC Prelims?
There are a lot of ways to remember facts from this book. It depends upon person to person. But I liked the strategy followed by Jagrati Awasthi.
Is M Laxmikanth’s book is sufficient for UPSC Prelims?
M Laxmikanth’s Book [Paid Link] is the lengthiest book of Polity. The author claimed that this book is made to crack civil services examination. His claim is an absolute right.
In UPSC Prelims, the examiner mostly asked for static data of polity. This book has almost every important fact about polity which UPSC can ask. You only need to prepare your current affairs of dynamic topics of the polity with this book. Otherwise, this book is sufficient for UPSC Prelims.
Is M Laxmikant book is sufficient for UPSC Mains?
The UPSC Mains examination is different from prelims. It is descriptive while prelim is objective.
In mains exams, the UPSC wants our opinion on important issues of our country. i.e. examiner wants to know whether we are capable to solve the problem.
M Laxmikant’s book alone is not sufficient for UPSC Mains. Because this book alone can not build your opinion about the Polity Topics. You need other sources with it to write good views on the topics. e.g. any mains compilation of polity (e.g.Vision Mains Compilations), daily read newspaper editorials, Polity Theory (NCERT Book), and Indian Constitution at Work (NCERT Book).
These all resources will help to build your opinion about the topics. And, you will be able to write a good answer in UPSC Mains.
The M Laxmikant’s book will be helpful in writing answers such as if UPSC asks about questions about Fundamental Rights, then we can write the static fact about Fundamental Rights such as Fundamenta Rights are article 12 to 35 in Part III of the constitution.
But, the Laximkant book alone cannot build our opinion about Polity Topics. We need extra resources for it.
Should we need to make Polity Notes for UPSC Mains?
The UPSC Mains examination is a descriptive paper. We need to write our opinion about the asked topics. We can not write anything in it.
We have to write good data and valuable information in the answer. We can not store all this data in the mind. Therefore we need notes for this task.
Polity Notes of UPSC Mains are a must to make for students. Because we can not remember whole data about topics only reading once. We need to revise it again and again. Therefore, the notes are the best thing that can help us to achieve this goal.
But, while making UPSC mains notes students should be careful. Your notes should not be too large. It should be short notes.
The length of notes should be 20-25 A4 size pages of whole Polity Topics for mains. Because it will be easy to revise these notes rather than creating another book for mains.
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Hi, I’m Sandeep Singh. I am a Post-Graduate who has two years’ experience as a Competitive Exams Teacher. I cracked many exams of Punjab Govt. Jobs in India. And, Teaching is my passion. I love to teach.