"Student's handbook" - an indispensable assistant for those who are going to not just pass the exam on "Social Studies", but to act on its results to the desired institution. The theoretical block of the book includes preparatory materials on all sections of the discipline "Social Studies", corresponding to the codifier of the content elements and the requirements for the level of training of graduates in this course of FIPI RF. Particular attention in this section is given to the concepts and categories of "political science". The practical block contains methodical recommendations and concrete examples on writing complex Statte Exams' tasks, as well as training materials. In addition, the terms and concepts most commonly used in the examination tasks are collected in the glossary. which will be of great help in preparing for the exam. The manual is addressed to high school students, applicants, as well as teachers of schools and pre-university training structures.