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UPSC MAINS 2019 GS PAPER II ANALYSIS

# QUESTIONS MARKS WORDS SUBJECT SUB-TOPIC NATURE OF QUESTION
1. Do you think that Constitution of India does not accept principle of strict separation of powers rather it is based on the principle of 'checks and balance‟? 10 150 Polity & Governance Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions Fundamental
2. “The Central Administrative Tribunal which was established for redressal of grievances and complaints by or against central government employees nowadays is exercising its powers as an independent judicial authority.” 10 150 Polity & Governance Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies Current Affairs Based
3. What are the methods used by the farmers‟ organisations to influence the policy makers in India and how effective are these methods? 10 150 Polity & Governance Pressure groups Current Affairs
4. From the resolution of contentious issues regarding distribution of legislative powers by the courts, „Principle of Federal Supremacy‟ and „Harmonious Construction‟ have emerged. Explain. 10 150 Polity & Governance Seperation of powers & judiciary Fundamental
5. What can France learn from the Indian Constitution's approach to secularism? 10 150 Polity & Governance Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries. Fundamental
6. Despite Consistent experience of high growth, India still goes with the lowest indicators of human development. Examine the issues that make balanced and inclusive developed elusive. 10 150 Social Justice Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Current Affairs
7. There is a growing divergence in the relationship between poverty and hunger in India. The shrinking of social expenditure by the government is forcing the poor to spend more on non-food essential items squeezing their food-budget. 10 150 Social Justice Issues relating to poverty and hunger. Current Affairs
8. Implementation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) based Projects/Programmes usually suffers in terms of certain vital factors. Identify these factors, and suggest measures for their effective implementation 10 150 Polity & Governance Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Current Affairs
9. "The time has come for India and Japan to build a strong contemporary relationship, one involving global and strategic partnership that will have a great significance for Asia and the world as a whole.‟ Comment. 10 150 International Relations Bilateral Relations Current Affairs
10. "Too little cash, too much politics, leaves UNESCO fighting for life‟. Discuss the statement in the light of US‟ withdrawal and its accusation of the cultural body as being „anti-Israel bias‟. 10 150 International Realtions Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests Current Affairs
11. On what grounds a people‟s representative can be disqualified under the Representation of People Act, 1951? Also mention the remedies available to such person against his disqualification 15 250 Polity & Governance Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act Current Affairs (Anti Defection Law)
12. “Parliament‟s power to amend the Constitution is a limited power and it cannot be enlarged into absolute power.” In the light of this statement explain whether Parliament under Article 368 of the Constitution can destroy the Basic Structure of the Constitution by expanding its amending power? 15 250 Polity & Governance Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Fundamental
13. “The reservation of seats for women in the institutions of local self government has had a limited impact on the patriarchal character of the Indian Political Process.” Comment 15 250 Polity & Governance Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein Fundamental
14. “The Attorney-General is the chief legal adviser and lawyer of the Government of India.” Discuss 15 250 Polity & Governance Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Fundamental
15. Individual Parliamentarian's role as the national law maker is on a decline, which in turn, has adversely impacted the quality of debates and their outcome. Discuss. 15 250 Polity & Governance Parliament and State legislatures—structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these Fundamental
16. In the context of neo-liberal paradigm of development planning, multi-level planning is expected to make operations cost-effective and remove many implementation blockages.‟ – Discuss. 15 250 Social Justice Welfare Schemes (centre, states; performance, mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for protection of vulnerable sections) Fundamental
17. The need for cooperation among various service sectors has been an inherent component of development discourse. Partnership bridges the gap among the sectors. It also sets in motion a culture of „collaboration‟ and „team spirit‟. In the light of statements above examine India‟s development process 15 250 Social Justice Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources Fundamental
18. Performance of welfare schemes that are implemented for vulnerable sections is not so effective due to absence of their awareness and active involvement at all stages of policy process. – Discuss 15 250 Social Justice Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; Current Affairs
19 "The long-sustained image of India as a leader of the oppressed and marginalised nations has disappeared on account of its new found role in the emerging global order." Elaborate. 15 250 International Relations Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Fundamental
20. What introduces friction into the ties between India and the United States is that Washington is still unable to find for India a position in its global strategy, which would satisfy India‟s national self-esteem and ambitious.‟ Explain with suitable examples. 15 250 International Relations Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Current Affairs


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