Political knowledge is a democratic value .It is also an important ingredient in democratic citizenship, influencing public attitudes and opinions and, thus political behavior. Political knowledge is a vital aspect of democratic citizenship. Students’ political knowledge is closely linked with their politics and how they get information about politics. The sources of political knowledge are printed and non printed media.
Keywords: Political knowledge, Higher secondary school students.
 Ph.D Research scholar, Department of education, Annamalai University.
 Professor, department of education, Annamalai University.