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UPSC ASKED:‘Simultaneous election to the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies will limit the amount of time and money spent in electioneering but it will reduce the government’s accountability to the people’ Discuss. (Answer in 150 words)

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‘Simultaneous election to the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies will limit the amount of time and money spent in electioneering but it will reduce the government’s accountability to the people’ Discuss.
SOURCE: TEST 2 Question number 20

UPSC ASKED: Distinguish between religiousness/religiosity and communalism giving one example of how the former has got transformed into the latter in independent India. (250 words)

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Distinguish between religiousness/religiosity and communalism giving one example of how the former has got transformed into the latter in independent India
Source: TEST 10 -QUESTION NUMBER 18

UPSC ASKED: In the context of the diversity of India, can it be said that the regions form cultural units rather than the States? Give reasons with examples for your view point. (150 words)

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 In the context of the diversity of India, can it be said that the regions form cultural units rather than the States? Give reasons with examples for your view point.
Source: TEST 10 Question number 8

UPSC ASKED:How do pressure groups influence Indian political process? Do you agree with this view that informal pressure groups have emerged as powerful than formal pressure groups in recent years? (Answer in 150 words)

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How do pressure groups influence Indian political process? Do you agree with this view that informal pressure groups have emerged as powerful than formal pressure groups in recent years?
Source: TEST 2 Question number 18

UPSC ASKED:Hunger and Poverty are the biggest challenges for good governance in India still today. Evaluate how far successive governments have progressed in dealing with these humongous problems. Suggest measures for improvement. (Answer in 150 words)

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Hunger and Poverty are the biggest challenges for good governance in India still today. Evaluate how far successive governments have progressed in dealing with these humongous problems. Suggest measures for improvement.
Source: TEST 18 Question number 12
Suggest measures for improvement of Hunger and Poverty
Source: TEST 18 Question number 10

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TEST 18 Q9: Discuss important factors responsible for malnutrition in india.

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UPSC ASKED:Initially Civil Services in India were designed to achieve the goals of neutrality and effectiveness, which seems to be lacking in the present context. Do you agree with the view that drastic reforms are required in Civil Services. Comment (Answer in 250 words)

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Initially Civil Services in India were designed to achieve the goals of neutrality and effectiveness, which seems to be lacking in the present context. Do you agree with the view that drastic reforms are required in Civil Services. Comment
Source: TEST 18 Question number 7

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TEST 2 Q15: Solutions for civil service slow down in india

TEST 4 Q5: Issues with Cadre based civil service & need for reforms

TEST 4 Q12: Need for security in tenure of civil servants

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UPSC ASKED:Indian Diaspora has an important role to play in South-East Asian countries’ economy and society. Appraise the role of Indian Diaspora in South- East Asia in this context (Answer in 250 words)

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Initially Civil Services in India were designed to achieve the goals of neutrality and effectiveness, which seems to be lacking in the present context. Do you agree with the view that drastic reforms are required in Civil Services. Comment
Source: TEST 14 Question number 17

UPSC ASKED:Explain various types of revolutions, took place in Agriculture after independence in India. How these revolution have helped in poverty alleviation and food security in India? (Answer in 150 words)

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Explain various types of revolutions, took place in Agriculture after independence in India. How these revolution have helped in poverty alleviation and food security in India?
Source: TEST 12 Question number 18

UPSC ASKED: Discus the potential threats of Cyber attack and the security framework to prevent it. (Answer in 150 words)

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Discus the potential threats of Cyber attack and the security framework to prevent it.
Source: TEST 8 Question number 2

 

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UPSC IAS CIVIL SERVICES MAINS 2017:General Studies–2 Question Paper

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  1. “The local self government system in India has not proved to be effective instrument of governance”. Critically examine the statement and give your views to improve the situation.  (Answer in 150 words)
  2. Critically examine the Supreme Court’s judgement on ‘National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014’ with reference to appointment of judges of higher judiciary in India.  (Answer in 150 words)
  3. ‘Simultaneous election to the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies will limit the amount of time and money spent in electioneering but it will reduce the government’s accountability to the people’ Discuss.  (Answer in 150 words)
  4. How do pressure groups influence Indian political process? Do you agree with this view that informal pressure groups have emerged as powerful than formal pressure groups in recent years?  (Answer in 150 words)
  5. Discuss the role of Public Accounts Committee in establishing accountability of the government to the people.  (Answer in 150 words)
  6. ‘To ensure effective implementation of policies addressing water, sanitation and hygiene needs, the identification of beneficiary segments is to be synchronized with the anticipated outcomes’ Examine the statement in the context of the WASH scheme. (Answer in 150 words)
  7. Does the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 ensure effective mechanism for empowerment and inclusion of the intended beneficiaries in the society? Discuss  (Answer in 150 words)
  8. Hunger and Poverty are the biggest challenges for good governance in India still today. Evaluate how far successive governments have progressed in dealing with these humongous problems. Suggest measures for improvement. (Answer in 150 words)
  9. ‘China is using its economic relations and positive trade surplus as tools to develop potential military power status in Asia’, In the light of this statement, discuss its impact on India as her neighbor.  (Answer in 150 words)
  10. What are the main functions of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)? Explain different functional commissions attached to it.  (Answer in 150 words)
  11. Explain the salient features of the constitution(One Hundred and First Amendment) Act, 2016. Do you think it is efficacious enough ‘to remove cascading effect of taxes and provide for common national market for goods and services’? (Answer in 250 words)
  12. Examine the scope of Fundamental Rights in the light of the latest judgement of the Supreme Court on Right to Privacy.(Answer in 250 words)
  13. The Indian Constitution has provisions for holding joint session of the two houses of the Parliament. Enumerate the occasions when this would normally happen and also the occasions when it cannot, with reasons thereof. (Answer in 250 words)
  14. To enhance the quality of democracy in India the Election Commission of India has proposed electoral reforms in 2016. What are the suggested reforms and how far are they significant to make democracy successful?(Answer in 250 words)
  15. Is the National Commission for Women able to strategize and tackle the problems that women face at both public and private spheres? Give reasons in support of your answer. (Answer in 250 words)
  16. ‘The emergence of Self Help Groups(SHGs) in contemporary times points to the slow but steady withdrawal of the state from developmental activities’. Examine the role of the SHGs in developmental activities and the measures taken by the Government of India to promote the SHGs. (Answer in 250 words)
  17. ‘Poverty Alleviation Programmes in India remain mere show pieces until and unless they are backed by political will’. Discuss with reference to the performance of the major poverty alleviation programmes in India. (Answer in 250 words)
  18. Initially Civil Services in India were designed to achieve the goals of neutrality and effectiveness, which seems to be lacking in the present context. Do you agree with the view that drastic reforms are required in Civil Services. Comment (Answer in 250 words)
  19. The question of India’s Energy Security constitutes the most important part of India’s economic progress. Analyze India’s energy policy cooperation with West Asian Countries.(Answer in 250 words)
  20. Indian Diaspora has an important role to play in South-East Asian countries’ economy and society. Appraise the role of Indian Diaspora in South- East Asia in this context (Answer in 250 words)


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1. Among several factors for India’s potential growth, saving rate is the most effective one. Do you agree? What are the other factors available for growth potential? (Answer in 150 words)

2. Account for the failure of manufacturing sector in achieving the goal of labour‐intensive exports. Suggest measures for more labour‐intensive rather than capital‐intensive exports. (Answer in 150 words)

3. Examine the development of Airports in India through joint ventures under Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. What are the challenges faced by the authorities in this regard? (Answer in 150 words)

4. Explain various types of revolutions, took place in Agriculture after independence in India. How these revolution have helped in poverty alleviation and food security in India? (Answer in 150 words)

5. What are the reasons for poor acceptance of cost‐effective small processing unit? How the food processing unit will be helpful to uplift the socio‐economic status of poor farmers? (Answer in 150 words)

6. Stem Cell therapy is gaining popularity in India to treat a wide variety of medical conditions including Leukemia, Thalassemia, damaged cornea and severe burns. Describe briefly what stem cell therapy is and what advantage it has over other treatments? (Answer in 150 words)

7. India has achieved remarkable successes in unmanned space missions including the Chadrayaan and Mars Orbit Mission, but has not ventured into manned space missions. What are the main obstacles to launching a manned space mission, both in terms of technology and logistics? Examine Critically(Answer in 150 words)

8. Not many years ago, River linking was a concept but it is becoming a reality in the country. Discuss the advantages of river linking and its possible impact on the environment. (Answer in 150 words)

9. Discus the potential threats of Cyber attack and the security framework to prevent it. (Answer in 150 words)

10. The North‐East region of India has been infested with insurgency for a very long time. Analyze the major reason for the survival of armed insurgency in this region. (Answer in 150 words)

11. One of the intended objectives of the Union Budget 2017‐18 is to ‘transform, energize and clean India’. Analyze the measures proposed in the Budget 2017‐18 to achieve the objective. (250 words)

12. “Industrial growth rate has lagged‐behind in the overall growth of Gross‐Domestic‐Product (GDP) in the post‐ reform period.” Give reasons. How far the recent changes in Industrial‐Policy are capable of increasing the industrial growth rate? (250 words)

13. What are the salient features of ‘Inclusive growth’? Has India been experiencing such a growth process? Analyze and suggest measures for inclusive growth? (250 words)

14. What are the major reasons for declining rice and wheat yield in the cropping system? How crop diversification is helpful to stabilize the yield of the crops in the system? (250 words)

15. How do subsidies affect the cropping pattern, crop diversity and economy of farmers? What is the significance of crop insurance, minimum support price and food processing for small and marginal farmers? (250 words) 15 Marks

16. Give an account of the growth and development of nuclear science and technology in India. What is the advantage of fast breeder reactor program in India? (250 words)

17. ‘Climate change’ is a global problem. How India will be affected by climate change? How Himalayan and coastal states of India will be affected by climate change? (250 words)

18. On December 2004, tsunami brought havoc on fourteen countries including India. Discuss the factors responsible for occurrence of tsunami and its effects on life and economy. In the light of guidelines of NDMA (2010) describe the mechanisms for preparedness to reduce the risk during such events. (250 words)

19. Mob violence is emerging as a serious law and order problem in India. By giving suitable example, analyze the causes and consequences of such violence. (250 words)

20. The scourge of terrorism is a grave challenge to national security. What solutions do you suggest to curb this growing menace? What are the major sources of terrorist funding? (250 words)


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