• General Studies – 1
  • General Studies – 2
  • General Studies – 3
  • General Studies – 4
  • GENERAL ESSAY PAPER

Indian Constitution: Major Features

  1. Historical background
  2. Features of Indian Constitution
  3. Power and Procedure of Amending the Constitution
  4. Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles of State Policy
  5. Fundamental Duties
  6. Basic Structure Doctrine
  7. Bifurcation of states.
  8. Special Status of J & K
  9. Special Category States
  10. Union Territories
  • Dr Durga Das Basu- Introduction to Constitution of India
  • LaxmiKant on Indian Polity

2015 MAINS

  1. Discuss the possible factors that inhibit India from enacting for its citizen a uniform civil code as provided for in the Directive Principles of State Policy.
  2. Does the right to clean environment entail legal regulation on burning crackers during Diwali? Discuss in the light of Article 21 of Indian Constitution and judgments of the apex in this regard.

2014 MAINS

  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.
  2. What do 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.

2013 MAINS

  1. Discuss -Section 66A of IT Act, with reference to its alleged violation of Article 19 of the Constitution.
  2. Many States Governments further bifurcate geographical administrative areas like Districts and Talukas for better governance. In light of the above, can it also be justified that more number of smaller States would bring in effective governance at State level? Discuss.