Prelims Analysis Polity, Governance & Social Justice Changing Patterns
Relevance YEAR No. of Questions Total Marks ( 200) 2012 17 34 2013 17 34 2014 18 36 2015 11 22
Nature of Questions over the years….. • Trends have varied ▫ Basic Polity to Governance & Public Administration ▫ Governance to Traditional concepts (2015) • Difficulty Level - Easy to Moderate • Basic, easy to eliminate and factual • Application of Fundamentals
UPSC PRELIMS SYLLABUS Indian Polity and Governance – • Constitution • Political System • Panchayati Raj • Public Policy • Rights Issues, etc.
C l a s s I X N C E R T WHY? • Democracy in the Contemporary World • What is Democracy? Why Democracy? • Constitutional Design- Why? Making of the Constitution; Values of the Constitution • Electoral Politics- Why ?; Our system of Elections; etc. • Working of the Institutions- Executive, Legislature, Judiciary. • Democratic Rights
C l a s s X N C E R T WHY? • Federalism • Democracy and Diversity • Political PaRTIES • POPULAR STRUGGLES AND MOVEMENTS • Outcomes of Democracy • Challenges to Democracy
C L A S S X I N C E R T WHY ? Very basic book yet important to read to clear the fundamentals in simple language.
WHY ? INEVITABLE and MOST IMPORTANT in Prelims preparation !!!
Previous Year Questions – Fact based 2015- Prelims Q. "To uphold and protect the Sovereignty, Unity and Integrity of India" is a provision made in the: (a) Preamble of the Constitution (b) Directive Principles of State Policy (c) Fundamental Rights (d) Fundamental Duties Q. Consider the following statements : 1.The Rajya Sabha has no power either to reject or to amend a Money Bill. 2. The Rajya Sabha cannot vote on the Demands for Grants. 3. The Rajya Sabha cannot discuss the Annual Financial Statement. Which of the statements given above is/are correct ? (a) 1 only (b) 1 and 2 only (c) 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3 2014- Prelims Q. Which one of the following is the largest Committee of the Parliament? a) The Committee on Public Accounts b) The Committee on Estimates c) The Committee on Public Undertakings d) The Committee on Petitions 2013- Prelims Q. Who among the following constitute the National Development Council? 1.The Prime Minister 2. The Chairman, Finance Commission 3. Ministers of the Union Cabinet 4. Chief Ministers of the States Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
Questions based on Role & Functions Q. Which of the following is/are the function/functions of the Cabinet Secretariat? 1. Preparation of the agenda for Cabinet Meetings. 2. Secretarial assistance to Cabinet Committees 3. Allocation of financial resources to the Ministries. Select the correct answer using the code given below. (a) 1 only (b) 2 and 3 only (c) 1 and 2 only (d) 1, 2 and 3 Q. Which of the following are the discretionary powers given to the Governor of a State ?
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