ForumIAS UPSC Mains General Studies Test Series for UPSC CSM-2017 : Test 5 – Polity and Constitution

UPSC Mains General Studies Test Series  (Target UPSC CSM-2017)


Topic : Polity and Constitution

Here is the 5th Mains Marathon General Studies Test.

Topic for Today:

Polity & Constitution
(Separation of powers, Comparison, Parliament and State Legislatures, Government policies and interventions, Representation of people’s Act, Development processes and the development industry, Governance related issues)

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Q1. What do you understand by basic structure of constitution? Discuss its evolution. Critically analyse its utility in Indian polity.

Q2. Government of India Act 1919 was dissatisfying, disappointing and a morning without a sun. Comment.

Q3. Criminalisation of politics as evolved in recent times poses a threat to democratic principles of our Constitutional scheme. What are the legal deterrents available to tackle this menace? Suggest ways to enhance sufficiency of present legal framework in this context.

Q4. In the context of recent disruptions in the Rajya Sabha caused by the opposition’s majority, critically evaluate if Rajya Sabha has outlived its utility as the second chamber of our august Parliament.

Q5. What are the issues concerning the frequent use of Article 142? How can the frequent use of this article of the constitution be curbed?

Q6. What steps has the Election Commission taken to increase transparency in the voting process and maintain the sanctity of “one person one vote”? Elaborate.

Q7. In the light of several inter-state water disputes coming to the fore, examine the constitutional provisions regarding inter-state water disputes and the shortcomings thereof.

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(24 Sectional Tests, 12 Essay Tests and 4 Full-length Tests)

Next Test:

Government policies and Social issues

(Welfare schemes and mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for vulnerable sections of the population, Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector)

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