UPSC Mains GS 2 Paper 2022 PDF [General Studies Paper-2]

UPSC GS 2 Paper 2022 PDF: The UPSC Mains 2022 is scheduled to be conducted on the 16th, 17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th of September 2022. The GS 2 (General Studies 2) paper was conducted on 17th September 2022 in the Afternoon Session 2.00 P.M. to 5.00 P.M.

General Studies Question Paper 2 covers topics like Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice, and International relations. This question paper consists of a total of 20 questions and the paper is allotted a total of 250 marks and a duration of 3 hours. The thing to keep in mind in this question paper is that all the questions are compulsory.

UPSC Mains 2022 GS 2 Question Paper

  1. “The most significant achievement of modern law in India is the constitutionalization of environmental problems by the Supreme Court.” Discuss this statement with the help of relevant case laws
  2. “Right of movement and residence throughout the territory of India are freely available to the Indian citizens, but these rights are not absolute.” Comment
  3. To what extent, in your opinion, has the decentralisation of power in India changed the governance landscape at the grassroots
  4. Discuss the role of the Vice-President of India as the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
  5. Discuss the role of the National Commission for Backward Classes in the wake of its transformation from a statutory body to a constitutional body
  6. The Gati-Shakti Yojana needs meticulous coordination between the government and the private sector to achieve the goal of connectivity. Discuss
  7. The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 remains only a legal document without intense sensitisation of government functionaries and citizens regarding disability. Comment.
  8. Reforming the government delivery system through the Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme is a progressive step, but it has its limitations too. Comment
  9. ‘India is an age-old friend of Sri Lanka.’ Discuss India’s role in the recent crisis in Sri Lanka in the light of the preceding statement
  10. Do you think that BIMSTEC is a parallel organisation like the SAARC? What are the similarities and dissimilarities between the two? How are Indian 10 foreign policy objectives realized by forming this new organisation
  11. Discuss the procedures to decide the disputes arising out of the election of a Member of the Parliament or State Legislature under The Representation of the People Act, 1951. What are the grounds on which the election of any returned candidate may be declared void? What remedy is available to the aggrieved party against the decision? Refer to the case laws
  12. Discuss the essential conditions for exercise of the legislative powers by the Governor. Discuss the legality of re-promulgation of ordinances by the Governor without placing them before the Legislature
  13. “While the national political parties in India favour centralisation, the regional parties are in favour of State autonomy.”
  14. Critically examine the procedures through which the Presidents of India and France are elected
  15. Discuss the role of the Election Commission of India in the light of the evolution of the Model Code of Conduct
  16. Besides the welfare schemes, India needs deft management of inflation and unemployment to serve the poor and the underprivileged sections of the society. Discuss
  17. Do you agree with the view that increasing dependence on donor agencies for development reduces the importance of community participation in the development process ? Justify your answer
  18. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 remains inadequate in promoting incentive-based system for children’s education without generating awareness about the importance of schooling. Analyse
  19. How will 12U2 (India, Israel, UAE and USA) grouping transform India’s position in global politics
  20. How will 12U2 (India, Israel, UAE and USA) grouping transform India’s position in global politics
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