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26 March  2015


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Questions from India- 2015, Chapters 13 and 14 will be asked tomorrow along with Economic Survey’s scheduled chapters

General Studies – 1;


Topicpolitical philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.– their forms and effect on the society.

1) It is said that many democracies around the world are taking Right turn i.e. embracing conservatism. With suitable examples, critically analyse why and also examine its implications for the world. (200 Words)



General Studies – 2


Topic:  Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population

2) Critically comment on India’s official position on issues related to LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) rights at national and international fora. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicIndian Constitution-  features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 

3) Do you think the provisions of Article 19(2) of Indian Constitution should be suitably amended in the light of Supreme Court’s recent judgement in the case of Shreya Singhal versus Union of India? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources.

4) The National Policy on Education speaks about Open University and Distance Learning as means to democratise education and make it a lifelong process for the needy. Critically examine merits and demerits of this approach. (200 Words)

India – 2015, Chapter – 10, Education


TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations.

5) Give a brief account of steps taken by India towards building a peaceful, stable and secure neighbourhood with its immediate neighbours. (200 Words)

India – 2015, Chapter – 9, Defence


General Studies – 3


Topic: Awareness in the fields of  biotechnology

6) What do you understand by ‘agroecology’? Why do some scientists advocate harnessing agroecology for safe and sustainable agriculture? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topiceconomics of animal-rearing.

7) India is facing challenges on bridging the demand-supply gap in milk production. In this regard some experts have suggested that India should follow Chinese model of milk production to meet the demand. Examine the features of both the models and suggest which suits better for India. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicAwareness in the fields of Space,

8) Recently scientists have proposed that natural tunnels known as lava tubes could safely house permanent bases on the Moon. Examine the rationale behind this proposal. (150 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: basics of cyber security;

9) Critically analyse the approach adopted by India to secure its Cyber Space. (200 Words)

India – 2015, Chapter – 8, Communications and Information Technology


Topic: Infrastructure – Telecommunications

10) Examine the salient features of National Telecom Policy – 2012 and evaluate its performance in meeting its objectives. (200 Words)

India – 2015, Chapter – 8, Communications and Information Technology


Topic: Infrastructure – Energy

11) There are many schemes which government of India has introduced to provide electricity to all villages as part of its rural development agenda. Critically analyse these schemes. (200 Words)

India – 2015, Chapter – 11, Energy


Topic: Conservation

12) Examine the institutional mechanism that India has set – up to conserve its wildlife. Do you think this set-up has succeeded in conserving wildlife? Critically evaluate. (200 Words)

India – 2015, Chapter – 12, Environment


General Studies – 4

Topic:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; moral and political attitudes

13) Is it ethical to treat public servants who are in powerful positions as VIPs and provide them with special  services? Critically comment on India’s ‘VIP Culture’ and critically examine its impact on society. (200 Words)

The Hindu