UPSC Mains 2017 GS Paper 2 Mock test by Mrunal with Solution

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UPSC Mains 2017 GS Paper 2 Mock test by Mrunal with Solution

UPSC Mains 2017 GS Paper 2 Mock test by Mrunal with Solution – Hello Friends Welcome to studydhaba.com .Here We are sharing Mrunal Mock test for UPSC Mains 2017 . This Mock test is of GS Paper 2.

  • All Questions are Compulsory.
  • Answer each of them in not more than 200 words x 12.5 marks = 250 marks
  • Time limit: 3 hours.

UPSC Mains 2017 GS Paper 2 Mock test by Mrunal with Solution

UPSC Mains 2017 GS Paper 2 Mock test by Mrunal with Solution

  1. “Right to privacy is a fundamental right but not an absolute right (निरंकुश हक़) in India.” Discuss.
  2. US Constitution & US supreme court judgments provide that “individuals have right to possess a firearm & use it for self-defense.” Given the frequent news about the atrocities against women, scheduled castes & minorities in India, should we incorporate this in our constitution?
  3. What is Article 35A of the Indian constitution? Critically examine the demand for its removal in context of conflict with Article 14.
  4. Discuss 2017 guidelines of SC to prevent the misuse of 498A of IPC. Will they reduce the legal protection available to the dowry victims? Examine critically.
  5. What is fake news (जाली/बनावटी समाचार)? How is it different from paid news? Discuss the existing & suggested mechanisms to prevent fake news in India.
  6. Outline the constitutional provisions related to election & nomination of Rajya Sabha members. Why have these mechanisms been in controversy in recent years?
  7. Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra & Karnataka legislative councils have exclusive constituencies in which only teachers & graduates respectively are eligible to vote. Economic Survey 2016-17 highlighted that after independence, USA economy grew at a rapid rate because initially they didn’t give voting rights to all. In the light of these facts, should there be a minimum educational or economic qualification to vote in elections?
  8. “RBI governor is not an ordinary bureaucrat but a technocrat with the responsibility for the nation’s economic risk management.” Elaborate.
  9. Law commission has solicited views about making cricket betting a legalized business activity for better oversight, regulation & tax-revenue, like in Spain & Sweden. Discuss your views.
  10. In recent years, there has been a proliferation of higher education institutes without adequate number of well-paying private sector jobs to absorb those graduates. How is this affecting the economic & political discourse in India? Examine critically.
  11. Economic survey 2016-17 vol2. has identified 3 main culprits behind adolescent school dropouts: (1) lack of money (2) lack of interest in studies (3) girls required to help in domestic work. Suggest remedies in the existing schemes in this regard.
  12. Outline the existing framework for the content regulation & certification of TV shows in India. Noted film producer Shoojit Sircar has written to the government that “Kids reality TV shows such as Indian Idol Junior, Super Dancer, Junior Masterchef India etc. should be banned since they are destroying the innocence & purity of children.” Discuss your stand on his petition.
  13. Explain the meaning & significance of corporate governance. Given the controversial board battles in Tata Sons, Infosys & the problem of non-performing assets among top Indian companies, what is your stand on the criticism that ”corporate governance framework in India is weak”.
  14. In July 2017, PMO asked DoPT to prepare a draft on lateral entry (पार्श्व प्रवेश) in civil services. Critically examine the benefits & challenges of such proposal.
  15. Given the Rs.880 crore Srijan NGO scam in Bihar, should the NGOs be removed from the ‘operational’ part of developmental schemes? Examine in the light of PPP, JAM & DBT.
  16. After the referendum (जनमत संग्रह) in Sep-Oct 2017, both Catalonia & Kurdistan have declared themselves independent from Spain & Iraq respectively. But the parent nations have declared these referendums as illegal & unconstitutional. Should India recognize them as new nations? Examine critically with historical precedents in Indian diplomacy.
  17. In 2017, India-US strategic relationship has been raised to a new level of interaction called “2+2 format at ministerial level”. Explain this mechanism & its benefits.
  18. Discuss the factors responsible for the rise of conservatism, protectionism, nationalism & anti-globalization in the domestic politics of the developed nations in the recent years. In what ways is India affected by these developments?
  19. In 2017, both India & Pakistan became full time members of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). What will India gain from joining this club? Will Pakistan’s membership act as an obstacle in fully realizing these gains? Explain with reference to the past experience in SAARC.
  20. Explain the term “rogue state” [दुष्ट/धूर्त राज्य] with examples. What threats do they pose to the global order in general & India in particular? Enumerate the options available to UN in this regard.

UPSC Mains 2017 GS Paper 2 Mock test by Mrunal with Solution

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