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MAINS SELF STUDY GUIDE: Insights Mock Test – 4 (General Studies – 2)

MAINS SELF STUDY GUIDE: Insights Mock Test – 4 (General Studies – 2)


NOTE: Those who want to write in notebook should treat this as a Real Exam and try to complete the paper within One and Half Hours. You can download PDF copy of the same Test HERE. The Timetable is HERE.

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Insights Mains Offline Test Series 2015

General Studies – 2

Mock Test – 4                                                                                                            

16 September 2015

Duration: 1 Hour

Answer ALL the questions in NOT MORE THAN 200 words each. Contents of the answers are more important than its length. All questions carry equal marks. (10×10 = 100)


Q1. One of the functions of a constitution is to limit the powers of government. Examine how does the Indian Constitution seek to achieve this.


Q2. “Our Constitution is not merely a maze of rules and procedures, but a moral commitment to establish a government that will fulfill the many promises that the nationalist movement held before the people.” Discuss.


Q3. In your opinion, which factors make the Indian Constitution effective and credible? Critically examine.


Q4. The South African Constitution says that its “Bill of Rights is a cornerstone of democracy in South Africa”. Compare these Rights with Indian Constitution’s Fundamental Rights.


Q5. How does the Preamble to Indian Constitution describe equality and how does the Constitutions seek to achieve it? Discuss.


Q6. “Both Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles act as complementary to each other.” Critically comment.


Q7. Compare the election process in Israel with India’s Lok Sabha elections and examine if India can adopt Israel’s model.


Q8. Critically comment on the discretionary powers of the President of India.


Q9. Why and how does the Parliament exercise effective control over the executive in India? Discuss.


Q10. “The National Judicial Appointments Commission Act destroys judicial independence and violates the basic structure of the Constitution.” Critically comment.