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GENERAL STUDIES MAINS QUESTION PAPER ANALYSIS (2013)
GS PAPER-I
QUESTION
NO.
QUESTION ANALYSIS ANSWER FORMAT
1 Though not very useful from the point of
view of a connected political history of South
India, the Sangam literature portrays the
social and economic conditions of its time
with remarkable vividness. Comment. (200
words)

Source of Question:
Art & Culture Literature

C +CA+A

Current
Importance:
The Hindu Cities
Tiruchirapalli :
Hindi translation
of Sangam
Literature
released
Relation of Sangam literature & chola dynsty in
respect of social, political & economic
importance.
Social: According to sangam literature chola
country watered by the River Kaveri, this shows
that land of chola (South India) was fertile & can
produce ample food.
Political: Hereditary Monarchy of chola (South
India)
Economic: Trade with Roman Empire due to
maritime accessibility.

Source to Answer the Questions:
NCERT 11
th
Ancient India (old) +The wonder
that was India A.L. Basham
2(a) Discuss the Tandava dance as recorded in
early Indian inscriptions. (100 words

Source of Question:
Art & Culture Art Form Dance

C +CA +A

Current
Importance:
The Hindu
(Sept13) Friday
Review Dance
with the Gods
Tandava Dance performed by Lord Shivas
Tandava depicts his violent nature as a
destroyer of the universal Shivas Tandava
vigorous lame that is source of Cycle of
Creation, preservation & dissolution.

Source to Answer the Questions:
NCERT 11
th
Art & Culture (New)
Wonder that was India A.L. Basham
2(b) Chola architecture represents a high
watermark in the evolution of temple
architecture. Discuss. (100 words)

Source of Question:
Art & Culture Architecture

C +CA +A

Current
Importance:
The Hindu
(Nov13) Friday
Review Stunning
Chola.

Chola ruler and Thai intuest and importance of
architecture building in Chola Dynarty (Ancient
India) & Development of Architecture in South
India.
Such as Temple Architecture Brihadessara or
Rajavajeswara Maitenial used for architecture.
Style of Architecture; Design.

Source to Answer the Questions:
NCERT Medieval India (Old +New)
3 Defying the barriers of age, gender and
religion, the Indian women became the
torch- bearer during the struggle for freedom
in India. Discuss (200 words)

Source of Question:
Indian FreedomStruggle Womens Contribution.
C

Important contributionof Women inIndia
freedom struggle.
Like lakshmibai, Sarojini Naidu, etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
NCERT 12
th
Modern India (Old +New)
4 Several foreigners made India their
homeland and participated in various
movements. Analyze their role in the Indian
struggle for freedom. (200 words)
Source of Question:
Freedom Struggle
C +A The foreign personalities associated themselves
along with indigenous leaders.
LikeA. O. Hume, Annie Besant, Sister Nivedita.
Source to Answer the Questions:
NCERT 12
th
Modern India (Old+New)
* ABBREVITION
C - Conventional
A Analytical
CA Current Affairs

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5 In many ways, Lord Dalhousie was the
founder of modern India. Elaborate. (200
words)

Source of Question:
Modern India Significant personalities.
C +A Dalhousie, Governor General of India is its
contribution.
eg:
Such as Indian Railway System 1853
1
st
Telegraph Line 1853

Source to Answer the Questions:
NCERT 12
th
Modern India +New Book on
Modern India by B.L. Grover (Chapter on
Dalhousie)
6 Critically discuss the objectives of Bhoodan
and Gramdan Movements initiated by
Acharya Vinoba Bhave and their success.
(200 words)

Source of Question:
Post Independence Land Reform

C +CA +A

Current
Importance:
The Hindu Sept13
Vinoba Bhave
Remembered
The concept of ownership in ancient, Medival,
Modern India; the revolt of this on farmer.
Voluntary land reform mout i.e, Bhoodan Movt,
Stouted by Acharya Vinoba Bhave 1951
Several State Legislation of Bhoodam Act;
Eg: maharastra State Bhoodan Ad.

Source to Answer the Questions:
India since Independence Bipin Chandra
+ Wikipedia
Note: Recent Land Acquisition Act-2013
7 Write a critical note on the evolution and
significance of the slogan, Jai Jawan Jai
Kisan. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Post Independent India

C +A Jai Jawan Jai Kishan
Slogan given by Lal Bahadur Shastri (2
nd
Prime
Minister of India) Reason:
India attack by Pakistan in 1965, to encourage
solders.
Increasing food scarcity & constant increase
of import binder; to courage farmer Production.

Source to Answer the Questions:
India After Gandhi Ramchandra Guha
8 Discuss the contributions of Maulana Abul
Kalam Azad to pre- and post- independent
India (200 words)

Source of Question:
Freedom Struggle Important Personalities

C+CA+A
Current
Importance:
The Hindu 6
th

Nov13 A time to
recall the stalwarts
(Opinion Page)

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Revolutionary
freedom fighter of Muslim Community, tough
came from traditional family but has remarkable
rational views; as seen in his contribution for
nation (Social, Political, Education domain),
Education: Rationalize education system after
independence.
Social: Rational interpretation of Islam
(Religious) to give men & women equal footing
& engage them in freedom movt.

Source to Answer the Questions:
NCERT 12
th
Modern India +Indian Struggle for
Independence.
9 Analyze the circumstances that led to the
Tashkent Agreement in 1966. Discuss the
highlights of the Agreement. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Post-Independent India Shastri Era Indo-
Pak War-1965
C+A Indo Pak war in 1965
UNSC Participation to resolve conflict
Healthy peaceful negotiation.

Source to Answer the Questions:
India since Independence Bipin Chandra
10 Critically examine the compulsions which
prompted India to play a decisive role in the
emergence of Bangladesh. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Post Independent India - Indira Gandhi Era
Indo Pak War 1971 Bangladesh
Liberation

C+A+CA
Current
Importance:
Current was in
news because
Bangladesh honour
for Indians who
help its liberation +
Declassification of
top secret papers
on the 1971 war by
Indian Government.
Culmination of a series of events, situation &
issues between East-West Pakistan &
deterioration of their relation like Economic
Reforms, state language, Inter wing
economic etc.
Indias decisive role & reason for it like
refuge crisis increased in Eastern India, etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
India Since Independence by Bipin Chandra

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11 Latecomer Industrial Revolution in Japan
involved certain factors that were markedly
different from what West had experienced.
Analyze. (200 words)

Source of Question:
World History - Industrial Revolution

C+A Importance of Industrial Revolution for a Nation.
Meiji Period leadership to catch up with west.
Reforms of Meiji restoration period.
Govt. initiative to develop it quickly by active
nation support Western education
adoption, Banking system, etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
NCERT(New & Old) Class IX & X. +History of
Modern World by B.V. Rao
12 Africa was chopped into States artificially
created by accidents of European
competition. Analyze. (200 words)

Source of Question:
World History Colonialism

C+A New Imperialism period of colonial expansion
by Europe.
Belin Conference in Berlin 1884 & role of
Bismaik, etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
NCERT (Old) Class IX & X +Mastering Modern
History Norman Lowe +History of Modern
World by B.V. Rao

13 American Revolution was an economic
revolt against mercantilism. Substantiate.
(200 words)

Source of Question:
World History American Revolution

C Salient feature of mercantilism of economy.
Navigation act of British Colonies & its impact
on American Revolution, etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
NCERT (Old +New) +World History by B.V. Rao
14 What policy instruments were deployed to
contain the Great Economic Depression?
(200 words)

Source of Question:
Post WWI Great Economic Depression

C Few following step taken to curb great
depression.
New deal was proposed by USA.
Implementation of Keysian Theory, etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
World History by B.V. Rao +NCERT (New) +
Mastering World History By Norman Lowe.

15 Discuss the various social problems which
originated out of the speedy process of
urbanization in India. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Indian Society Urbanization in their
problems remedies

C+A Problem originated due to speedy process of
urbanization such as Heavy migration (Rural
to urban), heavy pressure on basic amenities
available in urban area, etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
Social Problems in India by Ravi Ahuja
16 Male membership needs to be encouraged
in order to make womens organization free
from gender bias. Comment. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Indian Society Gender Issue
C+A+CA

Current
Importance:
Gender-Neutral
law was in demand
- 12 Nov, 2013
Indian Express
Encouragement of male membership required in
woman organisation because
For efficiency of organization both Male &
female are required.
Gender bias against Indian Constitution, etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
Wikipedia (Gender Inequality in India).

17 Critically examine the effect of globalization
on the aged population in India. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Indian Society Globalization & its effects
C+A+CA

Current
Importance:
Always remain in
news one or in
another form
Effect of globalization of aged population in
India.
Due to mitigation of younger hand, resulted in
dignity & self respect is maligned; by reducing
dependency which is found in Indian culture.


Source to Answer the Questions:
Yojana, NBT


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18 Growing feeling of regionalism is an
important factor in generation of demand for
a separate State. Discuss. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Society Regionalism
CA+A

Current
Importance:
Telangana Issue

Regionalism:-
Positive Effect:
It is a political attribute associated with peoples
love for their region, culture, lang, etc. with a
view to maintain their independent identity.
Negative Effect:
Demand for creation of more state, greater
autonomy for existing state.

Source to Answer the Questions:
MPS-002 (Democracy & Development) +India
since Independence +Economic & political
weekly
19(a) What do you understand by the theory of
continental drift? Discuss the prominent
evidences in its support. (100 words)

Source of Question:
Geography Physical Geography
C 1. Define theory of continental drift.
2. Prominent evidence in its support.
a. The fit of continental coastlines.
b. Similar mountain rangers & rock sequence.
c. Fossil Evidence.

Source to Answer the Questions:
NCERT (Fundamentals of Physical Geography)
19(b) The recent cyclone on east coast of India was
called Phailin. How are the tropical cyclones
named across the world? Elaborate. (100
words)

Source of Question:
Geography Geographical Phenomenon
Cyclone
C+CA+A

Current
Importance:
The Hindu (Phalin
Lit East Coast of
India)
Importance of naming-
To ease the communication.
Tropical cyclone procedure to determine a list of
Tropical Cyclone Regional bodies
ESLAP/WMO Typhom Committee, etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
Newspaper Article +IMD(Indian Meteorological
Department), etc.
20(a) Bring out the causes for the formation of
heat islands in the urban habitat of the
world. (100 words)

Source of Question:
Geography Geographical Phenomenon
CA+A

Current
Importance:
The Hindu
Business line
Delhi NCR
becoming island of
heat. Study.
Cause of urban heat, such as
Close construction
dense population
No proper ventilation of waste heat, etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
Newspaper +Internet
20(b) What do you understand by the
phenomenon of temperature inversion in
meteorology? How does it affect weather
and the habitants of the place? (100 words)

Source of Question:
GeographyAtmosphere(Physical Geography)
C Explain phenomenon of temperature inversion.
Effect on weather & habitants. Such as Air
quality suffers, respiratory ailment, etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
NCERT Physical Geography of India +Physical
Geography by Savindra Singh
21 Major hot deserts in northern hemisphere
are located between 20-30 deg N latitudes
and on the western side of the continents.
Why? (200 words)

Source of Question:
Geography Physical Geography
C Why?, because :
Equatorial belt sets up a massive upward
convention current in the atmosphere in
equatorial region.
High vapourization & condensation.
Shifting of ITCZbelts & its importance.
Source to Answer the Questions:
NCERT Fundamental of Physical Geography +
Savindra Singh Physical Geography
22(a) Bring out the causes for more frequent
occurrence of landslides in the Himalayas
than in the Western Ghats. (100 words)

Source of Question:
Geography Physical Environment
C+CA

Current
Importance:
Landslide in
Uttrakhand
Important Cause :
Himalaya Tectonically unstable younger
geological formations subjected to severe
seismic activity not found in western ghat.
Slide of Himalaya huge & massive.
Source to Answer the Questions:
NCERT XI Physical Environment +Savindra Singh
Physical Geography

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22(b) There is no formation of deltas by rivers of
the Western Ghats. Why? (100 words)

Source of Question:
Geography Physical Environment
C Why?
Contain very few amount of silts.
Stream speed is fast compared to eastern
flowing river.

Source to Answer the Questions:
NCERT XI (India: Physical Environment)
23(a) Do you agree that there is a growing trend of
opening new sugar mills in southern States of
India? Discuss with justification. (100 words)

Source of Question:
Geography Distribution of Natural
Resources
C+A+CA

Current
Importance:
Rangarajan
Committee report
on deregulation of
sugar sector.

South India major sugar cane producer; so will
be producer of sugar.
Reason:
Yields are higher in south India.
Tropical sugarcane has higher sucrose content.

Source to Answer the Questions:
NCERT XII : People & Economy +Rangarajan
Committee report on Deregulation of sugar
sector in India
23(b) Analyze the factors for the highly
decentralized cotton textile industry in India.

Source of Question:
Geography Collection of Industry
C+CA+A

Cotton flourishes well in tropical & sub-tropical
region. Important reason for recentralization
Availability of raw material.
Labor intensive
Spread all over the country, etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
NCERT XII India: People & Economy +Report of
Texprocil (Summary)
24 With growing scarcity of fossil fuels, the
atomic energy is gaining more and more
significance in India. Discuss the availability
of raw material required for the generation
of atomic energy in India and in the world.
(200 words)

Source of Question:
Geography Distribution of Natural
Resources Energy Sector
C+A+CA

Current
Importance:
Always in News,
for instance NSG
Membership
Explain importance of fossil fuel for building
nation.
Future raw material required for atomic energy
includes: Uranium, Thorium.

Source to Answer the Questions:
NCERT XII : People & Economy +NBT Energy
25 It is said that India has substantial reserves of
shale oil and gas, which can feed the needs
of the country for quarter century. However,
tapping of the resource does not appear to
be high on the agenda. Discuss critically the
availability and issues involved. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Geography + Distribution of Natural
Resources Natural Energy
CA+A

Current
Importance:
Shale gas policy +
Editorial in The
Hindu on Shale
Gas.

Importance of Shale gas, as future clean
source of energy.
Govt. finding of shale gas basin & compare
with world.
Problem in extracting/harnessing it i.e. heavy
water requirement.

Source to Answer the Questions:
Wikipedia +Current Affairs Notes



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GS PAPER-II
QUESTION
NO.
QUESTION ANALYSIS ANSWER FORMAT
1 The role of individual MPs (Members of
Parliament) has diminished over the years
and as a result healthy constructive debates
on policy issues are not usually witnessed.
How far can this be attributed to the anti-
defection law which was legislated but with
a different intention? (200 words)

Source of Question:
Polity Parliament
C +CA +A

Current
Importance:
60 years of
parliament (2012)

Explain Importance of Representative form of
Govt.
Anti defection law in India. Position in Negative
Connotation.
Compare with British Representative form of
Govt. & it practice of healthy democracy.

Source to Answer the Questions:
D.D. Basu Introduction to Constitution +Indian
Public Administration Rajni & Goyal +Public
Administration Laxmikant
2 Discuss -Section 66A of IT Act, with
reference to its alleged violation of Article 19
of the Constitution. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Constitution Fundamental Rights
CA +A+C

Current
Importance:
Validity of Section
66A of IT Act
involve when two
youngster were
assisted for
questioning the
shutdown called by
Shiv Sena in
Mumbai on
Facebook.
Introduction to Section 66A of IT Act
Bring its contradiction of FRs (Aret-14, 19 & 21)
of Indian Constitution.
Supreme Court verdict on objectionable
comment on social network.

Source to Answer the Questions:
Current Affairs (EPW) +Frontline
3 Recent directives from Ministry of
Petroleum and Natural Gas are perceived by
the Nagas as a threat to override the
exceptional status enjoyed by the State.
Discuss in light of Article 371A of the Indian
Constitution. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Governance Centre State Relation.
CA +C +A

Current
Importance:
The Hindu +Indian
Express.
Explain the Significance of Art 371A of Indian
Constitution.
Explain the importance of separation of power
for legislation among centre & state in Seventh
Schedule.
Diminishing federal autonomy.

Source to Answer the Questions:
Indian Polity Laxmikant + Introduction to
constitution D.D. Basu + Current Affair
Magazine.
4 The Supreme Court of India keeps a check
on arbitrary power of the Parliament in
amending the Constitution. Discuss
critically. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Polity & governance Separation of Power
C +A +CA

Current
Importance:
Ubiquitous News
(SC verdict on RPA
Act)
Explain importance of Doctrine of Check in
Balance.
Explain Act-32 in this respect & concept is
functioning of Judicial Review.

Source to Answer the Questions:
Indian Public Admin. Rajni Goyal & Ramesh K Arora
5 Many States Governments further bifurcate
geographical administrative areas like Districts
and Talukas for better governance. In light of the
above, can it also be justified that more number
of smaller States would bring in effective
governance at State level? Discuss. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Polity & Governance State Govt. & Central
Govt. +Federalism
CA +A +C

Current
Importance:
Telengana Issues
The smaller the state the better is in
administrative convenience few problem arises
for smaller state:
Sharing of source (natural) Water
Financial availability for it development, e.g,
Jharkhand.

Source to Answer the Questions:
Indian Administration Fadia & Fadia +Indian
Federalism (NBT)
6 Constitutional mechanisms to resolve the
inter-state water disputes have failed to
address and solve the problems. Is the
failure due to structural or process
inadequacy or both? Discuss. (200 words)
CA +A+C

Current
Importance:
Inter Water
Introduce constitutional provision (Art - 262)
Parliament effort to resolve dispute by
formulating Act interstate water dispute Act-1956
Though which water dispute tribunal formed.
Structural issue: Ad-hoc constitution of tribunal;

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Source of Question:
Polity & Governance Central State Relation
dispute, The draft
national water
polity- 2012
etc. process inadequacies: delay in passing wards
by tribunal.

Source to Answer the Questions:
India Adm. Fadia & Fadia +India Public Admn.
Avasthi & Avasthi +SAARC Report
7 Discuss the recommendations of the 13th
Finance Commission which have been a
departure from the previous commissions
for strengthening the local government
finances. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Polity & Constitution Constitutional Bodies
CA +A

Current
Importance:
14
th
Finance
Commission was
constituted
Introduce the importance of local self govt.
Bring into notice the 13
th
finance commission
which more focused on 3
rd
tier of govt of provide
greater economic independence then done by
any other performance finance commission.
For instance; 2.5%share of divisible pool for local
bodies inform of grants; etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
13
th
Finance Commission Report
8 The product diversification of financial
institutions and insurance companies,
resulting in overlapping of products and
services strengthens the case for the merger
of the two regulatory agencies, namely SEBI
and IRDA. Justify. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Polity & Governance Quasi judicial Body
CA +A

Current
Importance:
Financial Sector
Legislative Reform
Commission head
by7 justice B.N.
Srikrishna
Introduction:
The overlapping of products has been a bone of
contention between regulatory authority as in
case of UCIP/ unit linked insurance plan).
B.N. Srikrishna recommendation under FSLRC.
Source:
(i) Unified regulating Authority (URA)
(ii) Caution of Debt Mgmt office, etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
News Paper
9 The concept of Mid Day Meal (MDM)
scheme is almost a century old in India with
early beginnings in Madras Presidency in
pre-independent India. The scheme has
again been given impetus in most states in
the last two decades. Critically examine its
twin objectives, latest mandates and
success: (200 words)

Source of Question:
Government Policies
CA +A

Current
Importance:
Bihar Mid-day
Meal Tragedy
Importance of Mid-May Mead introduce by Govt.
Consequence of it implementation on education.
Brings out various fallout/ scam seen in recent
studies/ news eg; Bihar.

Source to Answer the Questions:
Yojana +Mid-May Scheme (India Year Book)
10 Pressure group politics is sometimes seen as
the informal face of politics. With regards to
the above, assess the structure and
functioning of pressure groups in India. (200
words)

Source of Question:
Polity & Governance Pressure Group
CA +A +C

Current
Importance:
Continuous activity
of Civil Society
Organization.
Bring out importance of pressure group: Promote
debate, discussion & mobilize public opinion on
the issue; etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
NCERT Politics in India after Independence +
Punchi Commission Report + Sarkaria
Commission Report
11 The legitimacy and accountability of Self
Help Groups (SHGs) and their patrons, the
micro-finance outfits, need systematic
assessment and scrutiny for the sustained
success of the concept. Discuss. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Social Justice SHG
CA +A +C

Current
Importance:
Farmer suicide
case in AP &
Maharashtra
effective working
of micro finance
financing
institution
Introduction to SHG is it working importance in
Indian Content.
Legitimacy & accountability problem of SHGs
such as Multiple lending, own borrowing, etc.
(Y.H. Malegam Committee).
Recommendation: Borrower can be a member of
only on SHG on joint liability group.

Source to Answer the Questions:
Development Administration Mohit
Bhattacharya +Y. H. Malgam Committee +IGNOU
MA in Pub. Adm.
12 The Central Government frequently
complains on the poor performance of the
State Governments in eradicating suffering
of the vulnerable sections of the society.
Restructuring of Centrally sponsored
schemes across the sectors for ameliorating
CA +A

Current
Importance:
Merger of centrally
sponsored scheme.
Introduction of centrally sponsored scheme;
relation with central govt. seventh schedule.
Need for state govt. participation
BK chaturvedi committee recommendation such
as reduces from 127 to 66; etc.
Grant more fund to state govt.

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the cause of vulnerable sections of
population aims at providing flexibility to the
States in better implementation. Critically
evaluate. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Social Justice Govt. Policies & Programmes
Bring into the concept of harmonizing federalism.

Source to Answer the Questions:
Current Affairs Magazine (EPW +Frontline) +
India Year Book +Ministry of Social Justice +12
th

5 year plan
13 Electronic cash transfer system for the
welfare schemes is an ambitious project to
minimize corruption, eliminate wastage and
facilitate reforms Comment. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Social Justice Govt. Policies is Welfare
pogramme
CA +A+C

Current
Importance:
Direct cash benefit
framfu pilot project
launched; was
heavily in News. So
many article are
covered (both +ve
in ve view)
Explain the need for electronic cash transfer.
Benefits:
(i) DBT aim at cutting the bloated subsidy bill of govt.
(ii)Timely & quickly transfer to interded beneficiaries.
(iii) could field financial inclusion.
Negative point of ECT
Majority beneficiaries do not hake proper bank
account; etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
News paper & Current Affairs Magazine.
14 The basis of providing urban amenities in
rural areas (PURA) is rooted in establishing
connectivity Comment. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Social Justice Development Process
CA +A

Current
Importance:
PURA 2.0 +
Emphasize by APJ
Kalam
Introduced importance of PURA initiative of govt.
cube migration (rural to urbans), etc.
Reason of Pura initiative; (onstantly increasing
heavy pressure limited urban amenities), etc.
Participation of Private Players.

Source to Answer the Questions:
Newspaper +India Year Book +PIB
15 Identify the Millennium Development Goals
(MDGs) that are related to health. Discuss the
success of the actions taken by the Government
for achievingthe same. (200words)

Source of Question:
Social Justice Health
CA +A+C

Current
Importance:
Mid-term review
report of MDG
MGD target for health
Step taken by India
National AIPS control programme

Source to Answer the Questions:
Newspaper +PIB +Mid-term Review Report of MDG
16 Though Citizens charters have been
formulated by many public service delivery
organizations, there is no corresponding
improvement in the level of citizens
satisfaction and quality of services being
provided Analyze. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Polity Citizen charter
CA +A+C

Current
Importance:
Lokpal & Lkayuktas
Issue
Explain the concept of Citizen Charter
Charters formulation are deficient, leds to poor
quality of service delivery to citizens.
Not formulated through consultative process
Service provides were not familiar with the
Philosophy of goals is main features of charters, etc.
Laws of awareness.

Source to Answer the Questions:
Master in Public Admn. MPA 01 +Indian
Polity & Public Admn. Laxmikant
17 A national Lokpal, however strong it may
be, cannot resolve the problems of
immorality in public affairs. Discuss. (200
words)

Source of Question:
Polity Aspect of Governance
CA +A +C

Current
Importance:
Anna Hazare
Movement
Explain lokpal & corruption
Corruption & immorality
Lokpal public affair in immorality.

Source to Answer the Questions:
Current Affairs Magazine + Indian Polity
Laxmikant
18 The proposed withdrawal of International
Security Assistance Force (ISAF) from
Afghanistan in 2014 is fraught with major
security implications for the countries of the
region. Examine in light of the fact that India
is faced with a plethora of challenges and
needs to safeguard its own strategic
interests. (200 words)

Source of Question:
International Relations Neighbouring
Countries +South Asia

CA +A

Current
Importance:
World Focus
Magazine (Sept-
13)
India Afgan Relation (Historical)
US Force withdraw in 2014 is Afgan political
instability might led to the country into the hand
of Extremist (Taliban) back is funded by ISI.
Indias dialogue initiate with moderate Taliban acre
good step to hormonal progress of nation & region.

Source to Answer the Questions:
Current Affairs

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19 What do you understand by The String of
Pearls? How does it impact India? Briefly
outline the steps taken by India to counter
this. (200 words)

Source of Question:
International Relation Neighbouring
Countries.
CA +A

Current
Importance:
World Focus
Magazine +News
Paper
Explain String of pearl interactive by China.
China initiative taken to realize it by constructing
various port along the Indian Ocean.
Impact on India (Possible): India loosing it
importance in Indian Ocean region.
Step taken by India: 2
nd
Military listening post in
northern Madagascar, etc.
Source to Answer the Questions:
Current Affairs Magazine World Focus
20 Economic ties between India and Japan
while growing in the recent years are still far
below their potential. Elucidate the policy
constraints which are inhibiting this growth.

Source of Question:
International Relation Asia
CA +A

Current
Importance:
World Focus
Magazine +News
Paper +Ministry of
External Affairs.
Japan & India Historical relation (brief)
Japan 3
rd
largest source of FDI for India.
Japan Bank for International co-operation ranked India as
most promotingdestination for Japan industries.
Various, Infra project in pipeline
Japan outstanding in terms of manufacturing abilities;
whereas India has. In IT service in bio-informatics.
Source to Answer the Questions:
Current Affairs Magazine World Focus
21 The protests in Shahbag Square in Dhaka in
Bangladesh reveal a fundamental split in
society between the nationalists. and Islamic
forces. What is its significance for India-?
(200 words)

Source of Question:
International Relation Neighbouring
Countries
CA +A

Current
Importance:
The Hindu +
Current Affairs
Magazine.
(Frontline Aug
2013 World
View)
The cause of Shahbag protest
Split in society of a Nation might led country in
land of Islamic fundamentalist.
Perhaps, outcome will be.
Target Indias interest
Infiltration N-E might increase
Secessionist forces in NE state will get support
from fundamentalist, etc.
Source to Answer the Questions:
Current Affairs Magazine World Focus
22 Discuss the political developments in
Maldives in the last two years. Should they
be of any cause of concern to India?

Source of Question:
International Relation Neighbouring
Countries.
CA +A

Current
Importance:
Newspaper +
Current Affairs
Magazine.
Prevailing govt. instability is police mutiny has given
scope to many terrorist organization firm the foot
on the Maldives; esp. found in Southern part
Essential peace is stability is crucial not only for
India but also for entire region.
India should exert itself through economic &
diplomatic leverage for political stability among
contesting parties on negotiation table.
Source to Answer the Questions:
Current Affairs Magazine World Focus
23 In respect of India-Sri Lanka relations,
discuss how domestic factors influence
foreign policy. (200 words)

Source of Question:
International Relation Neighboring
Country
CA +A
Current
Importance:
Tamil Nadu asked
centre govt. to boy
cott of CHOGM
organized bySri Lanka
Competitive populism in Tamil Nadu over Tamil
Situation in Sri Lanka.
Coalition govt. at centre is its impact on foreign
pact on centre is security policy.

Source to Answer the Questions:
News Paper +Current Affairs Magazine.
24 What is meant by Gujral doctrine? Does it
have any relevance today? Discuss. (200
words)

Source of Question:
International Relation Indias strategy on
foreign policy.
CA +A +C

Current
Importance:
I.K. Gujral Died
Nov.12
Explain Gujral doctrine in brief with immediate
neighbouring country; for instance: No
reciprocity, dispute settle through peaceful
bilateral negotiation, etc.
Growing importance of South Asia Region.
Economic shifting from West to East
Source to Answer the Questions:
Indian Foreign Policy NBT + Current Affair
Magazine (Frontline +EPW)
25 The World Bank and the IMF, collectively known
as the Bretton Woods Institutions, are the two
inter-governmental pillars supporting the
structure of the worlds economic and financial
order. Superficially, the World Bank and the IMF
exhibit many common characteristics, yet their
role, functions and mandate are distinctly
different. Elucidate. (200words)
Source of Question:
International Relation International Institution
C +A Explain why there institution came into formation
(briefly) after 2
nd
World War.
World Bank objective Financial & technical
assistance to developing nation etc.
IMF Objective : Created to stabilized foreign
exchange Rates & Facilitate development; etc.
Source to Answer the Questions:
NCERT 12
th
contemporary World Politics

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QUESTION
NO.
QUESTION ANALYSIS
ANSWER FORMAT
1 With a consideration towards the strategy of
inclusive growth, the new Companies Bill,
2013 has indirectly made CSR a mandatory
obligation. Discuss the challenges expected
in its implementation in right earnest. Also
discuss other provisions in the Bill and their
implications. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Economy Inclusive Growth
CA +A +C

Current
Importance:
Companies Act
1956 (Amended)
Aug. 2013
Explain in brief the significance of Corporate
social responsibility that corporate in India is not
only associated with profit making but also have
a serve of social responsibility.
Reason for need arises by govt. to make CSR
mandatory obligation which in past was voluntary.
Salient feature of companies bill, 2013 2%of average
net profit of last 3 years shall be spent on CSR.
Challenges of implementation of bill: Vague
definition of CSR, additional financial stain on
companies etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
Hindu +Current Affairs Magazine
2 What were the reasons for the introduction
of Fiscal Responsibility and Budget
Management (FRBM) Act, 2013? Discuss
critically its salient features and their
effectiveness. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Economy Government Budgeting
CA +A +C

Current
Importance:
Indian Economy
Mishra & Puri +
Indian Economy
Dutt & Findaras
Reason for introduction of FRBM Act such as
increasing fiscal deficit, largely remain
unchecked.
Salient feature FRBM: Revenue deficit should
brought down by 0.5 every ear, total liabilities of
Union govt. should not more than.
To ensure better fiscal discipline new concept
introduce in union Budget-2012-13 in
amendment to introduce new concept in FRBM
Act 2003; Effective Revenue Deficit is Medium
term expenditure framework.

Source to Answer the Questions:
www.arthapedia.in
3 What is the meaning of the term tax
expenditure? Taking housing sector as an
example, discuss how it influences the
budgetary policies of the government. (200
words)

Source of Question:
Economy Government Budgeting
A+C+CA

Current
Importance:
March 2013 (The
Hindu- opinion
page)
Define Tax expenditure
Recent allowance for deduction in Tax given by
Union govt. are
- Exemption allowed for deduction of HRA
(income) tax
- Exemption allowed for interest payment for
housing loan, etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
The Hindu +Indian Economy Mishra & Puri +
Economy Survey.
4 Food Security Bill is expected to eliminate
hunger and malnutrition in India. Critically
discuss various apprehensions in its effective
implementation along with the concerns it
has generated in WTO. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Economy Food Security
CA +A
Current
Importance:
Food Security Bill
2013

Explain briefly status of hunger & malnutrition &
its importance, which had persuaded govt. to
formulate food security bill 2013
Domestic Apprehension:
(i) Expected to aggravate food inflation
(ii) Expert believe it to cast it effect on estimate
cost of GDP by aggravating fiscal deficit, etc.
WTO concern:
(i) Bill will breach agriculture subsidy of WTO, etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
Govt. initiate on food security bill +Roar in WTO
for food procurement subsidy Agriculture subsidy
5 What are the different types of agriculture
subsidies given to farmers at the national
and at state levels? Critically analyse the
agricultural subsidy regime with reference to
the distortions created by it. (200 words)

C+A Introduced the need of agriculture subsidy given
to former in India.
Type of Agriculture subsidy:
Direct:
(i) Raw materials oriented subsidy like fertilizers,
seed subsidy, etc.
Indirect:

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Source of Question:
Economy Fiscal subsidy +Agriculture
(i) Agriculture income is not turned in India.
Distortion Created by Agriculture Subsidy:
Created distortion in cropping patter is lead to
inter regional disparities; etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
India year book +Indian Economy Ramesh
Singh +Indian Economy by Mishra & Puri
6 India needs to strengthen measures to
promote the pink revolution in food industry
for ensuring better nutrition and health.
Critically elucidate the statement. (200
words)

Source of Question:
Economy Food processing & Related
Industries
CA +A +C

Current
Importance:
Political debate at
centre over it
between congress
& BJP
Explain pink revolution & its need for
modernization, by considering successful in
Green & white Revolution
Pink Revolution is it export contribution.
FAO guideline for it success
Setting up state of the art meet processing plants.
Environmental implication
The calorie from animal protein require 11 times
as much fossil fuel than required from 1 calories
of plant protein, etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
Newspaper +Wikipedia (Internet) +Wizard
7 Examine the impact of liberalization on
companies owned by Indians. Are they
competing with the MNCs satisfactorily?
Discuss. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Economy Effect of Liberalisation
C+A


Introduce need of liberalization in India in early 90s
Impact of liberalization on Indian Companies
- Greater operational autonomy.
- Reverse in innovative products, etc.
- Challenge of Indian companies in competing
with MNLs;
Such as (i) Not having enough people with
knowledge & experience of international market
skills. (ii) Low investment in R&D compared to MNC.
Patent registration by Indian Compare with other
countries.
Source to Answer the Questions:
Indian Economy Mishra & Puri
8 Establish relationship between land reforms,
agricultural productivity and elimination of
poverty in the Indian economy. Discuss the
difficulties in designing and implementation
of agriculture friendly land reforms in
India. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Economy Land reform
CA +A +C

Current
Importance:
Land acquisition,
rehabilitation &
resettlement Act
2013.

India being projected as Agriculture economy in
this light, draw a progressive relation between
land reforms, agriculture productivity in
elimination of poverty in India.
National land reforms policy formulated in 2013;
its significant & salient feature.
Difficulties in preparing friendly land reform polity
- obsolete land laws
Being federal subject difficult to achieve
unanimity on legislative front, etc.
Source to Answer the Questions:
India since independence Bipin Chandra
9(a) Discuss the impact of FDI entry into Multi-
trade retail sector on supply chain
management in commodity trade pattern of
the economy. (100 words)

Source of Question:
Economy Investment Model
CA +A +C

Current
Importance:
FDI in News
throughout the year
Introduce reason need for arise of FDI
Importance of FDI with respect to economic
development
Impact of FDI in Multi-brand retail sector on
supply chain management.
Solve the problemof wastages by cold storage chain.
Greats export potential, etc.
Source to Answer the Questions:
Yojana +Indian Economy Mishra & Puri
9(b) Though India allowed Foreign Direct Investment
(FDI) in what is called multi-brand retail through
the joint venture route in September 2012, the
FDI, even after a year, has not picked up. Discuss
the reasons. (100 words)
Source of Question:
Economy Investment Model
CA +A +C

Current
Importance:
FDI in News
throughout the year
Lack of unanimity on issues in centre & state
Land acquisition remain major concern, etc.
Polity paralysis at various front, etc.
Source to Answer the Questions:
Yojana +Indian Economy Mishra & Puri
10 Discuss the rationale for introducing the
Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India. Bring
CA +A +C

India Tax structure & GST importance
Introduction of GST in India could attribute:

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out critically the reasons for the delay in roll
out for its regime. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Economy Govt. budgeting
Current
Importance:
Remain in News;
as congress keen
to introduce it
- Simplification of tax law.
- Broadening of tax based in minimizing
exemption, etc.
Problems in it implementation:
- Constitutional mandate
- State govt. compensation issue; etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
Indian Economy Ramesh Singh + Indian
Economy Autt & Suchuary +EPW Magazine
11 Write a note on Indias green energy
corridor to alleviate the problem of
conventional energy. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Economy Infrastructure +Energy
CA +A +C

Current
Importance:
Germany to
finance Indias
Green Corridor
Define Green energy & various type of energy
considered as green energy.
Growing need of green energy in the light of
society of fossil energy.
International importance/ Issues, instability in
gulf
Govt. initiative like; Green energy corridor; etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
PIB +Newspaper (the Hindu)
12 Adoption of PPP model for infrastructure
development of the country has not been
free of criticism. Critically discuss the pros
and cons of the model. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Economy Investment Model
C+A

Current
Importance:

Importance of PPP model in the era of
globalization, & constantly increasing the issue of
government inefficiency of service delivery.
Benefit of PPP: improvement to the level of
service delivery; innovation in working method,
etc.
Cons of PPP Model:
- Improve estimate of project costs
- Overgrow of cost & calculation going haywire;
etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
Indian Economy since Independence Kapila +
Indian Economy Sanjee Verma
13 Bringing out the circumstances in 2005
which forced amendment to the section 3(d)
in Indian Patent Law, 1970, discuss how it
has been utilized by the Supreme Court in its
judgement in rejecting Novartis patent
application for Glivec. Discuss briefly the
pros and cons of the decision. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Technology Intellectual property Rights
CA +A +C

Current
Importance:
SC verdict on
Novartis plea
Indias legislation on patent pre & post LGP
(Economic Reforms)
TRIPS agreement & India
SC verdict on Novartis
Pros - will present monopolization of drugs, etc
Cons - Might discourage FDI in pharma sector

Source to Answer the Questions:
Current Affair Magazine +Newspaper +Science
Reporter +IGNOU Book on intellectual property right.
14 What do you understand by Fixed Dose drug
Combinations (FDCs)? Discuss their merits
and demerits. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Technology +Bio-Medicine
CA

Current
Importance:
The Hindu +
Internet
Multi drug therapy

Source to Answer the Questions:
The Hindu
15 What do you understand by Umpire Decision
Review System in cricket? Discuss its various
components. Explain how silicone tape on the
edge of a bat may fool the system? (200 words)
Source of Question:
General Awareness
CA

Current
Importance:
The Hindu
About DRS
About Silicon tape
Critically analyze silicon tape

Source to Answer the Questions:
The Hindu
16(a) What is a digital signature? What does its
authentication mean? Give various salient built-
in features of a digital signature. (100 words)
Source of Question:
Technology
CA

Current
Importance:
The Hindu
Source to Answer the Questions:
The Hindu
16(b) How does the 3D printing technology work?
List out the advantages and disadvantages of
the technology. (100 words)
CA

Current
What is 3D printing ?
Application


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Technology
Importance:
The Hindu
Source to Answer the Questions:
The Hindu +Internet

17(a) What is an FRP composite material? How are
they manufactured? Discuss their
application in aviation and automobile
industries. (100 words)

Source of Question:
Technology
CA

Current
Importance:
The Hindu

Source to Answer the Questions:
The Hindu +Internet
17(b) What do you understand by Run-of-river
hydroelectricity project? How is it different
from any other hydroelectricity project?
(100 words)

Source of Question:
Technology
CA

Current
Importance:
The Hindu
Source to Answer the Questions:
The Hindu +Internet
18 How important are vulnerability and risk
assessment for pre-disaster management?
As an administrator, what are key areas that
you would focus on in a Disaster
Management System? (200 words)

Source of Question:
Disaster Management
CA +A +C

Current
Importance:
Disaster cause by
landslide in
Uttarakhand
Define disaster management in broader terms
including such as prediction, prevention, relief,
etc.
Pre-disaster Risk assessment;
- Evaluate the magnitude & likelihood of potential
etc.
Measure taken as an administrator
- Preparedness Measure
- Relief Measure after occurrence

Source to Answer the Questions:
MPA-018 (disaster management) IGNOU +2
nd

ARC Report Crisis Management

19 What are the consequences of Illegal
mining? Discuss the Ministry of Environment
and Forests concept of GO AND NO GO
zones for coal mining sector. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Environment +Forest +Illegal Mining
CA +A +C

Current
Importance:
Shah Report &
Kasturiranga
Report on Mining
Explain broadly what comprises illegal mining
Impact of Illegal mining: Economical is ecological
Govt. new strategy of Go & No GO Zones.
Explain briefly.

Source to Answer the Questions:
Newspaper +Down to Earth Magazine
20 Enumerate the National Water Policy of
India. Taking river Ganges as an example,
discuss the strategies which may be adopted
for river water pollution control and
management. What are the legal provisions
of management and handling of hazardous
wastes in India? (200 words)

Source of Question:
Environment Water (natural Resources)
CA +A +C

Current
Importance:
New National
Water Policy
Explain the salient feature of national water
policy
Indias initiative for margin waste waste-water
(Prevention & control of pollution) Act, 1974, etc.
Further initiative needed;
- Vigorous awareness campaign
Stringent penalties shall be imposed on water
polluting industries, etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
Newspaper +Down to Earth Magazine
21 Money laundering poses a serious security
threat to a countrys economic sovereignty.
What is its significance for India and what
steps are required to be taken to control this
menace? (200 words)

Source of Question:
Economy Challenges to internal security
through economic means
CA +A +C

Current
Importance:
Always remains in
News
Explain Money laundering in comprehensive
terms
Crime sponsored by Money laundering
Illegal arm sates, smuggling, etc.
Indias initiative to control money laundering:
- Prevention of money launderingAct (Armed) 2012
- FATF; etc.
Steps required:
- More stronger legislation
- International institute co-operation; etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
Newspaper +Magazine +Social Issue in India
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22 What are social networking sites and what
security implications do these sites present?
(200 words)

Source of Question:
Security challenges to Internal security
(Social Network)
CA +A+C

Current
Importance:
Various
government
portals were
hacked by
Pakistani hackers
on the eve of
Indian Republic
Day
Define social networking in broader term in few
example of its.
Security challenges it poses
Security challenges it poses
- Account hacking; malware & social engineering
- Loss of confidential data
- Rapid spread of false information
- Law is order problems etc.

Source to Answer the Questions:
Current Affair Magazine (EPW + Frontline) +
Ministry of Home Affairs
23 Cyber warfare is considered by some
defense analysts to be a larger threat than
even Al Qaeda or terrorism. What do you
understand by Cyber warfare? Outline the
cyber threats which India is vulnerable to
and bring out the state of the countrys
preparedness to deal with the same. (200
words)

Source of Question:
Security Cyber security
CA +A +C

Current
Importance:
International
Report on Cyber
Security
Introduce Cyber Warfare broadly like its a 4
th

dimension of warfare apart from land, water & air.
Cyber threat to which India is vulnerable are
- Cyber sabotage which involves destruction
vulnerable component of system, etc.
Eg: DRDO breach
- Indias preparedness: National cyber security
policy, 2013
Explain its salient features

Source to Answer the Questions:
Current Affairs +National Cyber security Policy 2013
24 Article 244 of the Indian Constitution relates
to administration of schedules area and
tribal areas. Analyse the impact of non-
implementation of the provisions of the Fifth
schedule on the growth of Left Wing
extremism. (200 words)

Source of Question:
Security Left-wing Extremism
CA +A +C

Current
Importance:
Attack on congress
rally by left wing
extremist
Explain what activity comprises as left wing
extremism according to govt. of India.
Region where it originate & spread as of now;
which section of society more engaged.
Constitution obligation on govt. in sup of schedule
area is Tribal areas (Art-244); 5
th
schedule
Reason for not implementation of constitutional
lack of govt. initiate.
- Undermining role of tribal advisory council
- Making tribal local feel alienated from main
stream of nation development, etc.
Source to Answer the Questions:
Social issue in India Ram Ahuja +Social Issue
BA IGNOU Notes
25 How far are Indias internal security
challenges linked with border management
particularly in view of the long porous
borders with most countries of South Asia
and Myanmar? (200 words)

Source of Question:
Security Border Management
CA +A +C

Current
Importance:
India border issue
with Pak, China,
Myanmar
Explain, Internal security of India.
Explain Continuous Neighbouring & south Asia
infiltration along the border of India; eg:
Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar, China.
Step need to be taken by Govt.
- proper fencingshould be done on Indo-Nepal Border
Healthy negotiation on border issue on LoC& LAC, etc.
Source to Answer the Questions:
Public Order, capacity building for conflict
resolution, combating terrorism +Annual Report
of Ministry of Home Affairs.
PERCENTAGE-WISE DISTRIBUTION


General Studies
(Paper-I)
%
General Studies
(Paper-II)
%
General
Studies
(Paper-III)
%
Purely Conventional (C) 7 Questions 24 None 0 None 0
Conventional +Analytical (C +A) 7 Questions 23 1 Question 4 3 Questions 12
Conventional +Current +
Analytical (C +CA +A)
12 Questions 40 13 Question 52 18 Questions 62
Current +Analytical (CA =A) 3 Questions 10 11 Question 44 1 Question 04
Conventional +Current (C =CA) 1 Question 3 None 0 None 0

Total No. of
Questions 30
100
Total Number of
Questions 25
100
Total No of
Questions 28
100

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GENERAL STUDIES PAPER I

Topic wise categorization within a subject



56%
28%
16%
History +Indian
Heritage & Culture
Geography
Indian Society
10%
48%
21%
21%
History +Indian Heritage &
Culture
Indian Heritage & Culture
Pre Independence
World History
Post Independence
History (India +World) +Indian Heritage is culture.
Total questions 14 out of 25
Percentage shared 56%
Geography (India +World)
Total Question 7 out of 25
Percentage shared 28 %
India Society
Total Question 4 out of 25
Percentage share 16%
Area covered in India Heritage & culture
Art form Dance 1 Question
Architecture South India Temple 1 question
Literature South India 1 Question
Indian History
Total no. of question appeared in question paper 8/14 %
shared 66%
Pre-Independence 4 question out of 8 50%
Post Independence 4 question out of 8 50%
Pre-Independence
History from 1757 1857 1 question
Topic Important personalities.
History from 1857 1947 1 Question
Topic Important personalities
History from 1857 1947 Indian freedom struggle
Total Question 3 Question
Topic Covered Important personalities, womens
participation, foreigners contribution. (One question from each
topic)
Post Independence
Total Question 4 Question
Topic covered
Important wars fought by India; social movement after
independence; Indian economic in political policy after
independence.
World History
Total no. of question appeared 4
Topic covered Significant event in 18
th
century American
Revolution, Industrial Revolution; Colonization +
Decolonization; World Wars World between two World
Wars/ Economic Status.

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GENERAL STUDIES PAPER II



25%
25% 25%
25%
Indian Society
Role of Women
& Women
organisation
Population
Urbanisation
Effect of
Globalisation
48%
39%
13%
Geography
Salient
Features of
Physical
Geography
Distribution of
Key Resources
Geographical
Phenomenon
44%
24%
32%
Polity
Polity +Governance+Constitution
Social Justice
International Relations
Indian Society
Total Question appread 4 out of 25
% shared 0 16 %
Topic covered Role of Women is womens
organization; population & associated issues;
urbanization their problem & remedies; effect of
globalization on Indian society 1 questionfrom each
topic)
Geography
Total question 11 question
Topi c covered
Salient features of physical Geography (India +World)
Physi cal Geography
Continent formation 1 questions
Desert 1 Question
Atmospheric Geography Temperature inversion 1
question
Di stri bution of key resources
South India 1 Question
(India +World) Fosil fuel Question
Conventi onal Energy 1 Question
(India level) cotton 1 question
Physical Environmental GeographyGhats1 question
Delta Question
Geographi cal phenomenon Cyclone 1 question heat
formation 1 question
Polity + Governance + Constitution
Total Question Asked 11 out of 25
% of question shared in paper 44 %
Social Justice
Total Question asked 6 out of 25
% of question thared in paper 24%
International Relation
Total Question Asked 8 out of 25
% of Questionthared in paper 32%


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Topic wise categorization within a subject



20%
45%
35%
Polity +Governance +
Constitution
Governance Polity Constitution
50%
16%
17%
17%
Social Justice
Welfare Scheme
Development Process
Government Policies
Issues Relative to Social Sector
65%
11%
12%
12%
International Relations
India & Neighbouring Countries
Asia
Indian Foreign Policy
Polity + Constitution
Topic Covered Polity Constitution : FRs,
parliament (MPs, schedules in constitution,
Article temporary & special provisions, state govt.;
finance commission.
Governance: Seperation of power, federalism,
Quasi J udicial Body, centre state relation,
pressure Group.
Governance
Total question 2
Important aspect of governance 2 question.
Citizen charters +Accountability.

Social Justice
Total Question 5 question
Topic Covered:
Welfare scheme 3 question
Development process & devpt. Industries SHG,
1 Question
Govt. policies & programme Govt policy 1
question
Issue relation to development of social sector
Health 1 Questions

International Relation
Total Question 48 Question
Topic of Covered India & Neighboring Countries.
+ South Asia Afganistan, Bangladesh; China;
Maldieve; Sri Lanka, 5 Question [One Each]
Asia J apan Bilateral Relation 1 Question
India Foreign policies Gujrat Doctrine 1 Question
India foreign policies Gujrat Doctrine Question
Important International institution World Bank +
IMF 1 Question.

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GENERAL STUDIES PAPER III


Topic wise categorization within a subject

48%
18%
10%
20%
4%
Economic Development
Technology
Environment +Bio-diversity
Security
Disaster Management
7%
25%
18%
25%
7%
6%
6%
6%
Economic Development
Inclusive Growth
Government Budgeting
Agriculture
Investment Model
Infrastructure
Effect of Liberalisation
Land Reform
Food Processing +Related Industries
Subject wise distribution:
Economic development
Total question 12 question out of 25
% contribution 48%
Technology
Total question 5 out of 25
% contribution 18%
Environment + Biodiversity
Total question 3 out of 25
% contribution 10%
Security
Total question 5 out of 25
% contribution 20%
Disaster Management
Total Question 1 out of 25
% contribution 4%

Economic Development
Total no. of question 12
Topic covered Inclusive growth 1 question
Govt Budgeting 3 question
Agriculture & farm subsidy 2 question
& MSP (Food security bill)
Investment model 3 questions
Food processing & Related industries 1 question
Infrastructure Model 3 questions
Food processing & related Industries 1
Question
Infrastructure 1 Question
Effect of liberalization 1 question
Land reform 1 question

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20%
40%
40%
Technology
Intellectual Property Rights
Science & Technology
Awareness in various field
33%
33%
34%
Environment +Bio-diversity
Conservation
Environment Polution & Degration
Environmental impact assessment
20%
20%
40%
20%
Security
Spread of extremism
Security Chellenge in Border
Area
Chellenages to internal Security
Technology
Total no. of question 6 question
Topic Covered
IPR 1 Question
Science & Tech Devpt & their application 2
questions
Awareness in various field of technology
Computers 2 question
Environment + Bio-diversity
Total no. of question 3 questions
Topic covered
Conservation Natural Resource Water 1 question
Environment pollution & degradation forest Illegal
Mining 1 question
Environment impact assessment Hydro project 1
question.
Security
No. of Question 5 Question
Topic Covered:
Linkage between dept. & spread of extremism
Left wing extremism 1 question
Security challenges & thin management in border
area 0 1 question
Challenges to internal security Social network 1
question cyber security 1 question.
Money laundering 1 question.

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