Polity-RAS/RTS Mains Topic wise Solved Question Papers

IAS questions-

  1. Starting from inventing the ‘basic structure’ doctrine,the judiciary has played a highly proactive role in ensuring that India develops into a thriving democracy. In light of the statement,evaluate the role played by judicial activism in achieving the ideals of democracy. 12 -2014
  2. Though the federal principle is dominant in our Constitution and that principle is one of its basic features, but it is equally true that federalism under the Indian Constitution leans in favour of a strong Centre, a feature that militates against the concept of strong federalism. Discuss.12 -2014
  3. The Powers,Privileges and Immunities of Parliament and its Membersas envisaged in Article 105 of the Constitution leave room for a large number of un-codified and un-enumerated privileges to continue. Assess the reasons for the absence of legal codification of the ‘parliamentary privileges’. How can this problem be addressed ?12 -2014
  4. What do you understand by the concept “freedom of speech and expression” ? Does it cover hate speech also ? Why do the films in India stand on a slightly different plane from other forms of expression ?Discuss. 12 -2014
  5. Instances of President’s delay in commuting death sentences has come under public debate as denial of justice. Should there be a time limit specified for the President to accept/reject such petitions ? Analyse.12 -2014
  6. Has the Cadre based Civil Services Organization been the cause of slow change in India ? Critically examine. 12-2014

Guess Papers-

  1. Certiorari
  2. Theory of Seperatian of Power
  3. Equal protectiar of Law
  4. Inter state – Council
  5. Uniform Civil Code
  6. Judicial Activism
  7. Pardoning power of President
  8. Write all account on federal dynamics, keeping in mind the various changes that took place after independance?



1- Shadow Cabinet 2010. 2


2- National Disaster Management Authority(NDMA) 2008. 2

3- 73rd and 74th Constitutional Ammendments 2008. 4

4- Dr. Ambedkar’s  role in making of the constitution of India 2008. 6

5- Women’s  reservation will be beneficial for women empowerment. Answer logically 2008. 6

6- Election of 15th Loksabha  has focused on importance of national parties. Explain 2008. 6


7- Doctrine of Eclipse 2007. 2

8- National Employment Guarantee Act 2007. 2

9- Discuss the main provisions of “Right to Information Act” 2007. 4

10- E- Governance. 2003 4

11- Sarva Siksha Abhiyan. 2003 4

12- Through some light on the 97th Constitutional Ammendement Act.  2003 4


13- Explain Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority.2001  4

14- What are the duties of Coast Gaurds?2001 4


15- In what respect is India a Secular State?1999 4

16- Discuss the roles of major Autonomous Offices under the Constitution.1999 6


17- Who appoints Secretary General of Rajya Sabha?1997 2

18- National Development Council.1997 4

19- Role of Territorial Army.1997 4


20- Election Commission.1991 4

21- Border Security Force.1991 4

22- Bharat Ratna.1991 4

23- How is President of India elected?1991 3



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