GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Polity – Council of Ministers and Parliament Question 1  In principle the Cabinet is the chief governing authority of the country. Comment  (200 words) Question 2 What type of electoral system is adopted in the election of members of the Parliament? Is it truly representing the democratic architecture of the country? Justify. (200 words) Next Topic Polity – …

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: World Physical Geography Source: NCERT class XI – Fundamentals of Physical Geography Question 1  Rocks are classified on the basis of their formation into different families. What are they? Explain their characteristics with examples. (400 words) Question 2 What is precipitation and how is it caused?  Discuss the salient features of the world distribution of precipitation. (400 …

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: World Physical Geography  Question 1  How is Tusnami caused? Explain.  (200 words) Question 2 What are ‘ocean currents’? Briefly explain the reasons behind their formation and their importance to mankind.  (400 words) Next Topic: World Physical Geography 

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: World Physical Geography  Question 1 What do you understand by plate tectonics? With example explain any one natural phenomenon that you observe around the world that is related to the concept of plate tectonics . (200 words) Question 2 Explain the origin and characteristics of an extra-tropical cyclone. Explain its significance to India.  (200 words) Next Topic: …

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Growth; Development; Employment; Inclusive growth and issues associated with it; and Government Budgeting Question 1 Why have some of our South Asian neighbours, despite similar levels of political development and even lower levels of per capita income, outperformed us in almost every social indicator? (200 words) Question 2 Critically examine the major components of Fiscal Deficit …

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Growth; Development; Employment; Inclusive growth and issues associated with it; and Government Budgeting Question 1  Though the government claims that higher rate of growth, increase in agricultural production, providing employment in rural areas and economic reform packages introduced in the 1990s have resulted in a decline in poverty levels, economists raise doubts about the government’s …

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Growth; Development; Employment; Inclusive growth and issues associated with it; and Government Budgeting Question 1 In the light of ongoing speedy disinvestment in the PSUs, do you think selling a part of the properties of government companies is the best way to improve their efficiency and bridge the fiscal deficit? What are the alternatives available …

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 No system of federalism can be successful unless both the Union and the States have at their disposal adequate financial resources to enable them to discharge their respective responsibilities under the Constitution. In this context, discuss the various mechanisms by which the centre provides financial assistance to the States and other financial resources …

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  Article 356 has become one of the most controversial and most criticised provision of the Constitution. Comment. (200 words) Question 2 All India Services violate the principle of federalism. Comment. (200 words) Question 3 The constitution of India has deviated from the traditional federal system and incorporated a large number of unitary or non-federal features. …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 An administrative state must have a bureaucracy whose fundamental values must include, anonymity, neutrality and commitment. Analyze. [250 Words] Question 2 What is co-governance? How is it different from representative bureaucracy? [200 Words] Next Topic: Participative management (R.Likert, C.Argyris, D. Mc Gregor)  

HISTORY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 Analyze the causes of the success of the Magadhan imperialism upto the reign of Ashoka the Great. (200 words) Question 2 “The sixth century B.C. was a period of religious and economic unrest in India.” Comment. (200 words) Next Topic: Period of Mahajanapadas  

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 How did the British established their control over Bengal till 1765, and why did the challenge of Nawabs collapsed automatically. (200 words) Question 2 Absentee landlordism was a consequential feature of permanent settlement system. comment  (200 words) Question 3 Bring out the pattern of the commercialization of Indian agriculture during 19th century, was it a forced …

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  “British conquered India in a fit of absent mindedness” –  critically examine the statement (200 words). Question 2 “Battle of plassey was not a great battle but a great betrayal”.  comment (200 words). Question 3 Examine the essential features of subsidiary alliance system, how far did it contribute in making British company  a sovereign political authority …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  “..public service must be representative if the state is to liberate rather than to enslave” -Donald J Kingsley. Comment [200 Words] Question 2 What are the practical issues in establishing a representative bureaucracy in a third world country like India? [200 Words] Next topic: Post Weberian developments

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 All big organizations tend to develop a bureaucratic structure which ruled out the possibility of internal democracy. Do you agree? [200 Words] Question 2 “…[Bureaucracy].. offers for carrying through the principle of specializing administrative functions according to purely objective considerations” . Comment [200 Words] Next Topic: Post Weberian developments