Indian Polity by Laxmikanth is a very popular book for civil services examination particularly for Public Administration. In fact, till a few years back when there were optional subjects in the preliminary exam as well, Laxmikanth was indispensable for Pub Ad and IAS aspirants used to literally rote the entire book.
Even today when Indian Polity is quite useful for Pub Ad mains paper and quite a few aspirants also refer Laxmikanth for preparing Indian polity for the Prelims as well. What makes Indian Polity by Laxmikanth so popular?
The format and language of the book is highly readable. It reads more like a guide than a standard text book. Laxmikanth explains all aspects of India’s polity like fundamental rights, duties, panchayati raj, budget, state and central government, judiciary, constitutional bodies etc in a very easy to understand manner.
IAS aspirants with no background knowledge of Indian polity and constitution will grasp the concepts quickly as the book is intended for beginners as well as experienced candidates. Indian Polity consists of useful bullet points to get the concepts across concisely and clearly.
No wonder Laxmikanth is highly popular book among IAS aspirants for Prelims as well as Pub Ad mains paper.