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GENERAL STUDIES (TEST CODE : 740)


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Medium Hindi/Eng. Registration Number


Center Date

INDEX TABLE INSTRUCTIONS


Q. No. Maximum Marks Marks Obtained
1. Do furnish the appropriate details in the answer sheet (viz.
1 12.5 Name, Registration Number and Test Code).
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2. There are TWENTY questions printed in HINDI and ENGLISH.
4 12.5
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5 12.5
3. All questions are compulsory.
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7 12.5 4. The number of marks carried by a question/part is indicated
against it.
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9 12.5
5. Answers must be written in the medium authorized in the
10 12.5 Admission Certificate, which must be stated clearly on the
11 12.5 cover of this Question-Cum-Answer (QCA) Booklet in the space
provided. No marks will be given for answers written in
12 12.5
medium other that the authorized one.
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17 12.5 fdlh ek;e esa fy, x, mkj ijdksbZ vad ugha feysaxsA
18 12.5 6. Word limit in questions, if specified, should be adhered to.
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7. Any page or portion of the page left blank in the Question-
Cum-Answer Booklet must be clearly struck off.
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All the questions are compulsory and carry 12.5 marks each.
1. Legislative Councils in states are expensive and otherwise superfluous
legislative appendages. Examine the utility of legislative councils in this
context. Also, comment on the procedural aspect of setting up and
abolishing them.


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2. Ordinances have turned what were supposed to be exceptional powers into


a procedural device to outmanoeuvre the Parliament. Discuss. Also,
examine whether the existing safeguards are sufficient to check the misuse
of ordinances.
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3. While the British Parliament is a sovereign legislature, the Parliaments of


India and USA are non-sovereign legislatures. Explain. Also, compare the
organisation and powers of the Indian Lok Sabha with the British House of
Commons.
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4. Is it possible and practicable to reconcile divergent laws and customs of


different communities and formulate a uniform or common code that would
be acceptable to all communities? Discuss in the context of debates
surrounding the formulation of a uniform civil code in India.
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5. Several constitutional experts have found the process of appointment and


removal of governor to be against the very grain of democratic traditions
and constitutional propriety. Do you think that this process warrants a fresh
look in context of recent controversies surrounding the post?



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6. Repeated violations of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) have raised


questions on its effectiveness. In this light, discuss the idea of making MCC a
part of Representation of Peoples Act, 1951.
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7. The government cannot condition receipt of public benefits on waiver of


fundamental rights. Discuss this statement in context of the recent issues
raised in the Aadhaar petitions.
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8. Though the institutions protecting human rights and rights of the vulnerable
sections are meant to act as watchdogs, they are treated as subordinate
departments with scant regard for their autonomy or statutory character.
Discuss the issues which these institutions are facing related to
appointment, structure and functioning.

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9. Equality of seats among states in Rajya Sabha could not be adopted after
independence because of the circumstances prevailing at that time.
However, there is a need to take a fresh look at this. Evaluate.


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10. For inclusive and sustainable growth, India needs both cooperative as well
as competitive federalism. Discuss.
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11. Article 311 of the Constitution has been a matter of much debate.
Arguments range from its retention in its present form, or even
strengthening it, to its total deletion. Comment.
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12. While Public Interest Litigations have provided access to justice for the poor
and the marginalized sections of the society but many vested interests have
also misused it. In this context, examine the utility of PILs as a tool of social
justice.


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13. What do you understand by alternate dispute redressal mechanism? Discuss


the various tools of ADR. In light of the problems faced by the Indian
judiciary enumerate the advantages of Lok Adalats.
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14. Bringing political parties under the ambit of RTI will not only usher
accountability and transparency in governance but will also be a major step
towards electoral reforms. Discuss.
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15. A generational shift in railway operations is required. In light of this, discuss


the need for an independent tariff and safety regulatory authority of India.
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16. It has been argued that the 'First past the post' system fails to represent the
will of the majority and encourages vote-bank politics. In this context,
examine whether India should adopt Proportional Representation System to
reform our electoral process.
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17. Independence of judiciary and separation of powers, both are part of the
basic structure of the constitution. In this context, discuss the recent
Supreme Court judgment on the constitutional validity of the National
Judicial Appointments Commission.
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18. AMRUT gives state governments the flexibility in designing schemes and
eases central monitoring. Explain. How far can it recast the urban landscape
of India?
(AMRUT)

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19. There has been a tendency to resolve specialized cases faster through the
means of Tribunals. In light of this, discuss the issue of increasing
"tribunalisation" of courts in India.

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20. While the 73rd and 74th constitutional amendments provided for
representation to women in local governance, much work remains to be
done to ensure their true participation, given their present socio-economic
conditions. Comment.
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