UPSC Mains-2018 – General Studies 2 Hit Ratio

Dear readers,

As you all aware about our Mains Course-2018 (A Comprehensive course to cover Complete Basics and Syllabus for Mains) which started on September 1st week 2018. In this Course , Complete Syllabus of Mains has been covered including Daily Editorial analysis from top Newspapers namely The Hindu, Indian Express and Live Mint. And FOCUS Mains Booklets (Covering Current Affairs of Last 1.5 years)


We are happy to announce that our subscribers given positive feedback regarding UPSC Mains Exam-2018. Here is a summary of few questions which can be easily answered using our study material whether it is

  1. Mains Notes (syllabus)
  2. Daily Editorials
  3. Daily Current Affairs
  4. GS Notes. {OR}
  5. Focus Mains Booklet (Covering Current Affairs of Last 1.5 years)

Note: – These questions can be answered using our study material (to the point analysis) + General Intelligence + Smart Linkage of Current affairs with the Static portion

 

GENERAL STUDIES 2

 

Question 1

 

In the light of recent controversy regarding the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), what are the challenges before the Election Commission of India to ensure the trustworthiness of elections in India? (10)

Importance of Mains Course

 

  1. The Hindu Analysis-Date: 26th July (National news.)
  2. GS Notes- About VVPAT.
  3. Editorial analysis-Date: 9th December 2017

 

Question 2

 

Whether National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) can enforce the implementation of constitutional reservation for the Scheduled Castes in the religious minority institutions? Examine. (10)

Importance of Mains Course

 

  1. Mains Course- Day 10 (only Basics explained here)
  2. Mains Course- Day 26 (only Basics explained here)
  3. The Hindu Analysis-Date: 8th September (National news.)

 

Question 3

 

Under what circumstances can the Financial Emergency be proclaimed by the President of India? What consequences follow when such a declaration remains in force? (10)

Importance of Mains Course

 

  1. Mains Course- Day 21 (only Basics explained here)
  2. More analysis / data required for this question
  3. Smart Linkage of Current affairs with the Static portion

 

Question 4

 

“Policy contradictions among various competing sectors and stakeholders have resulted in inadequate ‘protection and prevention of degradation to environment.” Comment with relevant illustrations.

Importance of Mains Course

 

  1. The Hindu Analysis-Date: 17th September.
  2. Current affairs-Date:14 July (News 2) (only Basics explained here)
  3. More analysis / data required for this question

 

Question 5

 

Appropriate local community level healthcare intervention is a prerequisite to achieve ‘Health for All’ in India. Explain.

Importance of Mains Course

 

  1. Editorial analysis-Date: 02 August 2018
  2. Editorial analysis-Date: 28 August 2018
  3. Editorial analysis-Date: 29 August 2018
  4. Editorial analysis-Date: 22 and 24 September 2018
  5. The Hindu Analysis-Date: 16th August
  6. Mains Course- Day 11
  7. Mains Course- Day 28
  8. also includes other editorial analysis

 

Question 6

 

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)

Importance of Mains Course

 

  1. Mains Course- Day 11(only Basics explained here)
  2. Mains Course- Day 12 (Complete analysis + lesson included)
  3. Smart Linkage of Current affairs with the Static portion

 

Question 7

 

“India’s relations with Israel have, of late, acquired a depth and diversity, which cannot be rolled back.” Discuss. (10)

Importance of Mains Course

 

  1. FOCUS MAINS Booklet #2
  2. FOCUS MAINS Booklet #18
  3. FOCUS MAINS Booklet #21
  4. Mains Course- Day 15
  5. Mains Course- Day 16
  6. Editorial analysis-Date: 21 July (editorial 1)
  7. Additional Notes-Israel-Palestine relations
  8. Editorial analysis-Date: 8 December (editorial 1)
  9. also includes other editorial analysis (list is too big)

 

Question 8

 

A number of outside powers have entrenched themselves in Central Asia, which is a zone of interest to India. Discuss the implications, in this context, of India’s joining the Ashgabat Agreement, 2018. (10)

Importance of Mains Course

 

  1. Mains Course- Day 11(only Basics explained here)
  2. Smart Linkage of Current affairs with the Static portion

 

Question 9

 

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

Importance of Mains Course

 

  1. The Hindu Analysis-Date: 5th July
  2. Editorial analysis-Date: 07 December (editorial 1)

 

Question 10

 

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)

Importance of Mains Course

 

  1. Includes other editorial analysis (list is too big)

 

Question 11

 

Indian and USA are two large democracies. Examine the basic tenets on which the two political systems are based.

Importance of Mains Course

 

  1. Mains Course- Day 20(only Basics explained here)

 

Question 12

 

How is the Finance Commission of India constituted? What do you know about the terms of reference of the recently constituted Finance Commission? Discuss. (15)

Importance of Mains Course

 

  1. FOCUS MAINS Booklet #14
  2. FOCUS MAINS Booklet #16
  3. FOCUS MAINS Booklet #09
  4. Editorial analysis-Date: 13 April (editorial 1)
  5. Editorial analysis-Date: 7 December (editorial 1)
  6. Editorial analysis-Date: 13 June (editorial 2)
  7. Editorial analysis-Date: 09 March (editorial 2)
  8. Editorial analysis-Date: 22 March (editorial 2)
  9. Editorial analysis-Date: 21 May (editorial 2)

 

Question 13

 

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)

Importance of Mains Course

 

  1. More analysis / data required for this question

 

Question 14

 

The Citizen’s Charter is an ideal instrument of organisational transparency and accountability, but it has its own limitations. Identify the limitations and suggest measures for greater effectiveness of the Citizen’s Charters. (15)

Importance of Mains Course

 

  1. Mains Course- Day 12
  2. Mains Course- Day 50

 

Question 15

 

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)

Importance of Mains Course

 

  1. The Hindu Analysis-Date: 7th July
  2. Editorial analysis-Date: 23 August (editorial 3)
  3. Editorial analysis-Date: 30 August (editorial 1)
  4. Editorial analysis-Date: 17 July (editorial 2)
  5. More analysis / data required for this question

 

Question 16

 

In what ways would the ongoing US-Iran Nuclear Pact Controversy affect the national interest of India? How should India respond to its situation? (15)

Importance of Mains Course

 

  1. Includes other editorial analysis (list is too big)
  2. This issue has been discussed in detail in various modules of the Hindu analysis and Editorial analysis

 

Question 17

 

How far do you agree with the view that the focus on lack of availability of food as the main cause of hunger takes the attention away from ineffective human development policies in India? (15)

Importance of Mains Course

 

  1. FOCUS MAINS Booklet #8
  2. More analysis / data required for this question
  3. GS Notes – Malnutrition in India
  4. GS Notes – Poverty in India
  5. Mains Notes.
  6. Reports of Various organisations on hunger has been discussed In detail

 

 

UPSC Mains-2018 – General Studies 1 Hit Ratio

 

MAINS COURSE-2019


 

A Short Brief about Mains Course-2019 (A Comprehensive course to cover Complete Basics and Syllabus for Mains)

 

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Mains Course is meticulously designed, 200 days Complete Preparation Course for UPSC Mains-2019.

This Course is for those aspirants preparing for UPSC with Self-Study and / or for working professionals.

What new Features has been added this Year.

In PDF Format

  1. Mains Notes (syllabus)
  2. Daily Editorials Analysis
  3. The Hindu News Analysis
  4. Special GS Notes.
  5. Indian Express Weekly Round-up
  6. Focus Mains Booklet (Covering Current Affairs of Last 1.5 years)

 

Online Courses from our Web Portal

  1. Government Schemes for Prelims and Mains
  2. RSTV- The Big Picture
  3. RSTV- Security Scan (for GS 3)
  4. RSTV- India’s world (for GS 2)
  5. All India Radio Spotlight Analysis
  6. Important topics for Prelims and Mains.
  7. Economic Survey-Basic to Master
  8. Reports and Indices for Prelims
  9. Bills-Acts-Laws for UPSC

 

Recently Added Online Courses

  1. PIB Weekly
  2. Important Multilateral Organizations / treaties
  3. Important Days You must know
  4. Important Wars and Treaties in Indian History
  5. Important Species in News
  6. Environment Conventions, Protocols, Declarations

 

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GENERAL STUDIES 1

GENERAL STUDIES 2

GENERAL STUDIES 3

 

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