UPPSC 2019 Mains Exam Question Paper General Studies Paper-II

UPPSC 2019 Mains Exam Question Paper

“General Studies Paper-II”


Time Allowed : Three Hours                                                                                                                     Maximum Marks : 200

Note: (1) There are 20 questions. Section – A consists of 10 short answer questions with word limit of 125 each and Section – B consists of 10 long answer questions with word limit of 200 each. The questions are printed both in Hindi and in English. (2) All questions are compulsory. (3) The number of marks carried by a question/part is indicated against it. (4) Keep the word limit indicated in the questions in mind. (5) Any page or portion of the page left blank in the answer booklet must be clearly struck off.

Section -A  (Short Answer Questions)

  1. Why is India opposed to mediation on Kashmir ? (Answer in 125 words)  8
  2. Critically examine the jurisdiction of International Court of Justice. (Answer in 125 words)  8
  3. Throw light on the challenges and problems of farmers and agriculture sector in Uttar Pradesh, Suggest measures for improvement. (Answer in 125 words) 8
  4. What are electoral bonds ? Are they capable of bringing transparency in the political funding system? (Answer in 125 words)                                                                                                       8
  5. What has been the impact of Self-Help-Groups (SHG’s) on India’s rural life? Describe. (Answer in 125 words) 8
  6. Write a short note on the contribution of the Indian diaspora towards economic structure in India. (Answer in 125 words) 8
  7. In what ways does the Indian federal-system differ from the federal system in United States of America (USA) ? Explain, (Answer in 125 words)  8
  8. Describe those special powers of the council of states (Rajya Sabha) why are not enjoyed by the Lok Sabha, under the Indian Constitution. (Answer in 125 words) 8
  9. Evaluate the use of VVPAT in the General Election of India. (Answer in 125 words) 8
  10. Examine the Constitutional Position of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. (Answer in 125 words) 8

Section – B (Long Answer Questions)

  1. How will the withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Afghanistan affect India ? Comment. (Answer in 200 words) 12
  2. Discuss the nature of India-China relations in the light of OBOR.
    (Answer in 200 words) 12
  3. The action of Indian Government on Article 370 has changed the Status Quo in Jammu and Kashmir. How will it effect the development in the region ? Discuss. (Answer in 200 words)12 
  4. Discuss the reasons, objectives and functions of NITI Aayog and describe the recently re-organised NITI. (Answer in 200 words)                                                                                       12
  5. What are the main issues related to poverty and hunger? (Answer in 200 words) 12
  6. Clarity E-governance. Explain me features and advantages of E-governance. What are the main challenges before it? (Answer in 200 words) 12
  7. In the monsoon session of the Indian Parliament in 2019, Amendments were made in the anti-terror law and the Right to Information Act. What are the significant changes as a result of these Amendments ? Analyse. (Answer in 200 words) 12
  8. Examine Right to Equality as a Fundamental Right in the Constitution of India. (Answer in 200 words) 12
  9. Write a short note on the emergence and use of alternative dispute redressal mechanisms in India. (Answer in 200 words) 12
  10. Describe the composition and functions of Central Bureau of Investigation (C.B.I.) in India. (Answer in 200 words)

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