Polity (Part 2) (Q.11 – Q.22)

Q.11) “The separation of powers theory is threatened by the functional overlap between various government organs.” Comment. (10mark) (150 words) Answer: Montesquieu propounded and explained the principle of separation of powers in his book The Spirit of the Laws (1748). SOP refers to the division of powers, authority, and responsibility among different branches (of the … Read more

Geography Mains (GS I) Previous Year Questions

Distribution of key natural resources across the world including South Asia and the Indian sub-continent  India has immense potential of solar energy though there are regional variations in its development. Elaborate. 2020 With growing scarcity of fossil fuels, the atomic energy is gaining more and more significance in India. Discuss the availability of raw material … Read more

Society Mains (GS I) Previous Year Questions

Salient features of Indian Society; Diversity of India Customs and traditions suppress reasons leading to obscurantism. Do you agree? 2020 What makes Indian society unique in sustaining its culture? Discuss. (10m,150 words) 2019 Do we have cultural pockets of small India all over the nation? Elaborate with examples. (15m,250 words) 2019 The spirit of tolerance … Read more

Modern Indian History Mains (GS I)

India on the Eve of British Conquest Clarify how mid-eighteenth-century India was beset with the specter of a fragmented polity. 2017 The third battle of Panipat was fought in 1761. Why were so many empire-shaking battles fought at Panipat? 2014 British Economic Policies  Examine critically the various facets of economic policies of the British in … Read more

Art & Culture Mains (GS I) Previous Year Questions

Art in the stone age Mesolithic rock-cut architecture of India not only reflects the cultural life of the times but also a fine aesthetic sense comparable to modem painting. Critically evaluate this comment. 2015 The rock-cut architecture represents one of the most important sources of our knowledge of early Indian art and history. Discuss. 2020 … Read more

Previous Year Essay Topics (1993-2020)

Science-Technology Science and Religion Spirituality and scientific temper. -2003 Science and Mysticism: Are they compatible? -2012 Science and Education Modern technological education and human values. -2002 Value-based science and education. -1999 The march of science and the erosion of human values. -2001 Computer and internet Technology as the silent factor in international relations -2020 Rise … Read more