Success of KingMakers IAS Academy’s Predictions for Mains 2018

How Mains Strategic Learning Program-2018 succeeded in predicting upto 23 questions of Mains 2018

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General Studies – Paper I

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3. Throw light on the significance of the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi in the present times.          (10)

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1. Which part of Gandhi‟s philosophy is most relevant today and why? Comment.                                                                                                                                                                      (10 marks: 150 words)

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6. Define mantle plume and explain its role in plate tectonics.                (10)

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17. What are the different types of volcanoes based on the frequency of eruptions? How is volcanism explained by plate tectonics?                                                                                 (12.5 Mark: 200 Words)

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8. “Caste system is assuming new identities and associational forms. Hence, caste system cannot be eradicated in India.” Comment.                                                                                                                    (10)

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14. “Caste as a social capital has functional as well as dysfunctional social coordinates.” Do you agree? Illustrate with examples and observations from Indian Society.                                                         (12.5 Mark: 200 Words)

1. “In recent times, caste system has weakened due to many reasons, but caste based identity is strengthened, particularly in the wake of democratic politics in India “. Comment                                                                                                                                                                          (12.5 Mark: 200 Words)

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9. ‘Despite implementation of various programmes for eradication of poverty by the government in India, poverty is still existing’. Explain by giving reasons. (10)

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1. Why the issue of poverty remains a perpetual problem in India. Examine the issue of poverty with reference to various committees appointed by government.                                                 (10 marks: 150 words)

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88. “Sustained growth and Anti-poverty programmes are the two aims of government for poverty alleviation” Elaborate. How such programs can be improved to maximize their impact on poverty reduction. (10)

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12. Discuss whether formation of new states in recent times is beneficial or not for the economy of India.                                  (15)

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8. “It is more the sense of deprivation and discrimination that has led to the demand of new states than a growing sense of regionalism “. Elucidate in Indian context.                                        (12.5 Mark: 200 Words)

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14. “The ideal solution of depleting ground water resources in India is water harvesting system.” How can it be made effective in urban areas?                                                                                                           (15)

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2. To what extent can artificial recharge of ground water solve India’s water crisis? Enumerate and discuss various methods of artificial ground water recharging.                                              (10 marks: 150 words)

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18. ‘Women’s movement in India has not addressed the issues of women of lower social strata.’ Substantiate your view. (15)

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11. Discuss the role of socio-religious reformers and movements during the British times in preparing the background for women empowerment. Inspite of such movements why is gender equality still a dream?                                                                                               (12.5 Mark: 200 Words)

General Studies – Paper II

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5. “The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has a very vital role to play.” Explain how this is reflected in the method and terms of his appointment as well as the range of powers he can exercise.                                                                                                                                                                     (10)

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 3. Discuss the functions of Comptroller and Auditor General in ensuring the role of guardian of public purse. Also suggest measures to make the office of CAG more vibrant.              (10 marks: 150 words)

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5. CAG is the guardian of public purse. In your opinion how the institution of CAG can be strengthened to save the public money.                                                                                      (10 marks: 150 words)

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15. Assess the importance of the Panchayat system in India as a part of local government. Apart from government grants, what sources the Panchayats can look out for financing developmental projects? (15)

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8. Despite having a state finance commission the panchayat and municipalities are still under financial crisis. Suggest measures to augment continuous finance to panchayat and municipalities on regular basis.                                                                                                          (10 marks: 150 words)

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8. E-governance in not only about utilization of the power of new technology, but also much about critical importance of the ‘use value’ of information. Explain.                                                                      (10)

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42.”e-Governance aims at improving delivery of Government services to citizens, ensures transparency and reduces corruption” Comment in the light of “mobile sahayak model” of Delhi Government.

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11. Whether the Supreme Court Judgement (July 2018) can settle the political tussle between the Lt. Governor and elected government of Delhi? Examine.                                                                     (15)

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1. The recent dispute between the LG and Chief Minister of Delhi has opened up a new constitutional crisis. What is the reason for power tussle and suggest way forward

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12. How far do you agree with the view that tribunals curtail the jurisdiction of ordinary courts? In view of the above, discuss the constitutional validity and competency of the tribunals in India.            (15)

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89.  What is the desired role of administrative tribunals in Indian justice system? Bring out the shortcomings, if any, in the functioning of these tribunals.

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19. What are the key areas of reform if the WTO has to survive in the present context of ‘Trade War’, especially keeping in mind the interest of India?                                                                                    (15)

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20. What are all the reasons for recent trade war between US-China? What are all the possible implications on India?

General Studies – Paper III

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3. What do you mean by Minimum Support Price (MSP)? How will MSP rescue the famers from the low income trap?                                                      (Answer in 150 words) 10

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4.  Discuss the reasons why hefty hike in MSP is not translating into the solutions for agri crisis in India? Also suggest some measures towards agri-reforms.

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9. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is viewed as a cardinal subset of China’s larger ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative. Give a brief description of CPEC and enumerate the reasons why India has distanced itself from the same.                                                  (Answer in 150 words) 10

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18. What are the threats arising out of CHINA – PAKISTAN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR with respect to internal security of India? Discuss                                                                   (15 marks: 250 words)

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10. Left Wing Extremism (LWE) is showing a downward trend, but still affects many parts of the country. Briefly explain the Government of India’s approach to counter the challenges posed by LWE.                                                                                                                              (Answer in 150 words) 10

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4. What do you understand by left wing extremism?  Suggest measures to control Left Wing Extremism in India.                                                                   (10 marks: 150 words)

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11. How are the principles followed by the NITI Aayog different from those followed by the erstwhile Planning Commission in India?                                                                         (Answer in 250 words) 15

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19. Has NITI Aayog fulfilled the lacunae of the planning commission? Comment.             (15 marks: 250 words)

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12. How would the recent phenomena of protectionism and currency manipulations in world trade affect macroeconomic stability of India?                                                                  (Answer in 250 words) 15

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20. What are all the reasons for recent trade war between US-China? What are all the possible implications on India?

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13. Assess the role of National Horticulture Mission (NHM) in boosting the production, productivity and income of horticulture farms. How far has it succeeded in increasing the income of farmers?                                                                                                                                      (Answer in 250 words) 15

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8. Examine the potential and current status of horticulture in India with suitable examples.  (10 marks: 150 words)

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16. With growing energy needs should India keep on expanding its nuclear energy programme? Discuss the facts and fears associated with nuclear energy.                                          (Answer in 250 words) 15

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16. Explain the three stages of nuclear development in India? Explain the advantages of Nuclear power for meeting India’s energy need.                                                             (15 marks: 250 words)

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17. Shed light on the distribution of nuclear resources in India and explain the problems and prospects associated with utilization of the same in achieving energy security.      (15 marks: 250 words)

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3. Explain the India’s Three-Stage Nuclear Power Programme. What hinders the deployment of thorium fuelled reactors in India?                                                                                (10 Mark: 150 Words)

General Studies – Paper IV (Ethics)

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1 (a) State the three basic values, universal in nature, in the context of civil services and bring out their importance.                     (150 words) 10

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5.  What do you understand by “Foundational values of civil service”? Explain with examples.                          (15 Marks: 200 Words)

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1 (b) Distinguish between “Code of ethics” and “Code of conduct” with suitable examples. (150 words) 10

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9. Explain the terms “code of ethics” and “codes of conduct”. With suitable examples, try to differentiate between the both.                                                                                                                      (15 Marks)