When it comes to UPSC exams, International Relations is broadly approached as a current-affairs-based subject focusing mainly on Polity and Governance. 

A major component of General Studies Paper-II in UPSC Mains Exam and the Prelims, preparing well for International Relations is key. As a student, you need to have a solid understanding of the whole spectrum -  right from the evolution of IR to the latest world events, and how they can affect India and its relations with other countries. This means other than standard books, one needs to stay updated with newspapers, official websites of external affairs, and more. 

As Chennai’s leading IAS Academy, we’ve designed our UPSC coaching classes to help you do that effectively. IR is our speciality, where we give individual attention to each student to help them develop a systematic approach towards staying updated with current affairs, absorbing the material, and giving them enough practice to help them craft their answers smartly. The academy's director, Mr K. Kamaraj, who is dedicated to IR, is on the faculty, assisting students personally to ace their exams and get closer to becoming top officers.