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IAS Main (Written) 2014: General Studies Paper II: Model Question Paper-Set 2

Oct 30, 2014 15:29 IST

    IAS Main (Written) Exam General Studies Paper II is concerned with the topics related to the governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations. Following are model questions for

         IAS Main (Written) Exam General Studies Paper II Model Question Paper

    Total Marks 250                             Time Alloted 3 Hours

    1.Indian Constitution is bag of borrowing. Give the reasons in the support of your arguments.
    2.Examine the changing relationship between Prime Minister and President in the light of recent Lok Sabha election results.
    3.There is demand from many states and groups that Office of Governor should be abolished. How far you are agree with this statement?
    4.Make an assessment of role of Election Commission in conducting the fair election. What kinds of reforms are required keeping in view the changing electoral behavior?
    5.What is the Judiciary Review? How does it affect the power of legislature?
    6.Both the Rajya Sabha in India and Senate in US represent the states but Senate is more powerful. Compare and contrast the powers and functions of these Houses.
    7.Indian constitution is both flexible as well as rigid but US constitution is highly rigid. Discuss.
    8.Judiciary is independent in India. Does it mean that Judiciary in India is not accountable to any institution? Critically examine based on the recent incidents.
    9.How environmental concerns are affecting the policy making in India?
    10.What are the issues of conflicts between the Centre and states? How far the demand of more autonomy for states can be accepted?
    11.Planning Commission of India has been serving the nation for more than 50 years. Dismantling it will have implications on policy making in India. Critically analyze .  
    12.What are the different initiatives government of India has taken to attract the Indian Diaspora?
    13.The development of a sound educational and health system ensures the nation’s security more than military strength. Discuss
    14.Discuss the role of ICTs in bringing the transparency in the Governance
    15.Self Help Groups (SHG) have contributed towards the empowering the women in rural areas. Critically examine the statement.  
    16.In the face of globalization and liberalization, how private sector can play major role in leveling up the standard of vulnerable section of society?
    17.Indian Higher education policy could not address properly the problem of Faculty in higher institutions. Critically examine this statement.
    18.What is the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan? What kinds of problems may crop up during its implementation?
    19.Write short notes on:
         a.Citizen charter
         b.Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) and India
    20.How do the US and China play influential role in the politics of South Asia?
    21.How is the issue of cross-border illegal migration from Bangladesh to India affecting the bilateral relationship between these two countries?
    22.India has signed water sharing treaties with Nepal and Bangladesh. Keeping in view such development, Should India sign Bharamaputra water sharing treaty with China? Critically Examine
    23.What initiatives Government of India have taken to engage the African Countries to reduce the influence of other Asian powers?  
    24.Write short notes:
         a.BRICS Bank as alternative to World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF).
         b.AIIB
    25.How the ethnic conflict inside the Myanmar is affecting relations between India and Myanmar?

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