UPSC Mains 2016 | Expected Questions

UPSC Mains 2016 | Expected Questions (Paper II)

  • Creation of small states and good governance.
  • Conflict between judiciary and executive.
  • Niti Aayog and Cooperative Federalism.
  • Electoral Reforms: Holding simultaneous elections to parliament and states and State Funding of Elections.
  • Definition of Hindutva and use of religion in politics.
  • Successes and failures of RTI.
  • SMART Cities and RURBAN Mission.
  • Comparison between parliamentary and presidential democracies.
  • Special category status for states.
  • 14th Finance Commission recommendations and its impact on centre-state relations.
  • Corporate Governance – TATA Crisis
  • Misuse of Article 356, Role of Governor
  • One Rank One Pension
  • Copyrights Case Verdict
  • Merger of rail and general budget
  • Surrogacy bill
  • Lateral entry into civil services
  • All India Judicial Services – Feasible idea?
  • Amendments to child labour act: problems and solutions
  • Politicization of education in higher learning institutions
  • Universal Health Insurance – Is it the solution for health sector in India?
  • Future of BIMSTEC, can it replace SAARC?
  • India-Africa relations
  • India-Iran (Chabahar, INSTC) and route to Central Asia
  • India, China and Pakistan – Trilateral relationship with special reference to PoK and Balochistan
  • Russian tilt towards Pakistan
  • Reforms in IMF and World Bank
  • Centrally Sponsored Schemes and the recent changes
  • Sharing of river waters and role of river water tribunals
  • GST and concerns of States
  • Increasing regionalism in Indian Politics and its impact on Federalism in India.
  • Reforms in Legislature, anti-defection law, speaker, role of Rajya Sabha etc
  • Digital Governance: reasons for failure and solutions
  • Pay Commission recommendations and reforms in bureaucracy
  • Pressure Groups and their influence on public policies
  • Brexit and future of EU
  • Education Policy: Subramanyam committee recommendations
  • How to make Divyang friendly society?
  • Drug Trafficking and its impact on security and society
  • Corporate lobbying – Should it be legal in India?
  • PPP: Reasons for failure?
  • Poverty alleviation programmes: reasons for their failure and solutions
  • Patriotism v/s nationalism: intolerance 
  • Sedition Act
  • Panchayati Raj – Failure and solutions

UPSC Mains 2016 | Expected Questions (Paper III)

  • 25 years of economic reforms, impact on poverty, unemployment, balanced regional development etc.
  • Farmers suicide and rural distress
  • Impact of NAIROBI Summit on agriculture in India
  • NPAs of Banks
  • Railways safety and reforms
  • High speed railways – Feasible or not?
  • Water transport in India: Issues and solutions
  • Fertilizer subsidies (Economic survey)
  • India’s rank in global competitive index falls. Why?
  • Reforms in Public Sector Units. Privatisation is the key?
  • Agriculture insurance – PM Fasal Bima Yojana
  • Universal Basic Income
  • Internet Governance – ICANN
  • Cross border terrorism
  • Multilateralism v/s Customs Union, regional trade agreements superseding WTO
  • Tax to GDP ratio in India is one of the lowest in world, how to improve it
  • Cashless economy, Unified Payments Interface
  • Sharia Banking/Islamic Banking
  • Flood control
  • Water Crisis – Mihir Shah Committee
  • Interlinking of river waters, problems and solutions
  • Increasing pollution levels in cities
  • Public Distribution Systems: FCI reforms
  • Stagnation in Indian economy – Why?
  • Labour Law reforms and impact on employment
  • Monetary v/s Fiscal Policy
  • Inflation targeting
  • FRBM Act amendments – (MOST IMPORTANT this year)
  • Secessionist movements in North East, Inner Line Permit
  • Communal violence is increasing, the reasons for it
  • Police Reforms
  • Role of NIA
  • Stagnation in exports – Volume and Value analogy should be given
  • UDAY, Power sector reforms
  • Human intelligence in combating terrorism
  • Agricultural marketing reforms, privatisation of trade in food grains.
  • Rural-urban divide
  • International Solar Alliance
  • Kigali Agreement
  • Natural Gas in India: KG Basin
  • Coastal Regulation Zone- Reasons for violation and new rules
  • Self-driving cars (Autonomous Vehicle Technology) – Feasible for India?
  • Air Defence System
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • China’s Quantum Satellite – MICIUS, technique and operations

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