Public Administration deals with implementation and execution of Public Policy. The subject deals with Administration in Governmental Settings. It involves the organization, coordination, and oversight of public services and resources to ensure they effectively serve the needs of the public. Public administrators work in various government agencies and organizations, dealing with tasks such as budgeting, policy analysis, program evaluation, and decision-making to promote efficient and accountable governance.
Why one would choose Public Administration as an Optional Subject in UPSC CSE?
There are several reasons for choosing Public Administration as an Optional Subject in UPSC CSE:
The subject matter of the Discipline is all about what all aspirants of CSE aspiring for – to become a “Public Administrator”.
It illuminates the candidates on the working of Governmental Machinery, its structuring – How a district administration works; what is the importance of responsive, transparent, accountable administration in Good Governance etc. The major focus is on Public Bureaucracy.
The subject is non- technical, so anyone with whatever educational background can opt for it.
The subject matter is very relatable and interesting for all the aspirants of CSE
It has short and crips syllabus so can be covered in short period of time
Among all the optional subjects – it has the maximum overlap with General Studies subject. Infact 60% of GS subjects (90% of GS 2 and GS 4) overlap with Public Administration, thereby easing out preparation.
To do well in Public Administration, one needs good answer writing skill – which if developed helps in scoring well in GS and Essay paper also.
In Personality Test (Interview), A candidate with good knowledge of administration can answer well the questions posed with administrative angle.
So, in all stages of Civil Services prepration – Prelims, Mains and Interview, the subject immensely helps.
Ms. Sanju Singh From Delhi MA (Public Administration) NET/JRF Qualified Written 7 mains and 4 interviews (UPSC CSE) Experience – 12+ years of Teaching and Mentoring
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