UPSC Mains GS2 Paper 2023 PDF

UPSC GS2 Paper 2023: The UPSC Mains 2023 are scheduled to be conducted on September 15, 16, 17, 23, and 24, 2023. The GS2 (General Studies 2) paper was conducted on September 16, 2023, during the Afternoon Session session (2 PM to 5 PM).

There are twenty questions in both Hindi and English. Answer all of them. Each question carries marks. Write in the language on your Admission Certificate, stated on the QCA Booklet cover. No marks for answers in other languages. Questions 1 to 10: around 10 MARKS. Questions 11 to 20: around 15 MARKS.

UPSC Mains GS2 Paper 2023

  1. Constitutionally guaranteed judicial independence is a prerequisite for a comical comment.
  2. Who are entitled to receive free legal aid? Assess the role of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) in rendering free legal aid in India.
  3. “The states in India seem reluctant to empower urban local bodies both functionally as well as financially.” Comment. Compare and contrast the British and Indian approaches to Parliamentary sovereignty.
  4. Discuss the role of Presiding Officers of state legislatures in maintaining order and impartiality in conducting legislative work and in facilitating best democratic practices.
  5. The crucial aspect of the development process has been the inadequate attention paid to Human Resource Development in India. Suggest measures that can address this inadequacy.
  6. Discuss the role of the Competition Commission of India in containing the abuse of decisions and dominant positions by Multi-National Corporations in India. Refer to recent developments.
  7. E-governance, as a critical tool of governance, has ushered in effectiveness, transparency, and accountability in governments. What inadequacies hamper the enhancement of these features?
  8. e-governance, as a critical tool of governance, has ushered in effectiveness, transparency and accountability in governments. What inadequacies hamper the enhancement of these features?
  9. Certainly, here are the points with corrections and without the “10” numbers: The virus of conflict is affecting the functioning of the SCO. In the light of the above statement, point out the role of India in mitigating these problems.
  10. Indian diaspora has scaled new heights in the West. Describe its economic and political benefits for India.
  11. “The Constitution of India is a living instrument with capabilities of enormous dynamism. It is a constitution made for a progressive society.” Illustrate with special reference to the expanding horizons of the right to life and personal liberty.
  12. Explain the constitutional perspectives of Gender Justice with the help of relevant Constitutional Provisions and case laws.
  13. Account for the legal and political factors responsible for the reduced frequency of using Article 356 by the Union Governments since the mid-1990s.
  14. Discuss the contribution of civil society groups for women’s effective and meaningful participation and representation in state legislatures in India.
  15. Explain the significance of the 101st Constitutional Amendment Act. To what extent does it reflect the accommodative spirit of federalism?
  16. Certainly, here are the points with corrections:
  17. Explain the structure of the Parliamentary Committee system. How far have the financial committees helped in the institutionalization of the Indian Parliament?
  18. “Development and welfare schemes for the vulnerable, by their nature, are discriminatory in approach.” Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer.
  19. Skill development programs have succeeded in increasing human resource supply to various sectors. In the context of the statement, analyze the linkages between education, skill, and employment.
  20. “A partnership works well for India.” What is your opinion about this statement? Give reasons and examples to support your answer.
  21. “Sea is an important component of the Cosmos Maritime Organization (IMO) in protecting the environment and enhancing maritime safety. Discuss, in the light of the above statement, the role of the IMO in the context of UN CLos 1982.”
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