ForumIAS General Studies Test Series for UPSC CSM-2017 : Test 6

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UPSC Mains General Studies Test Series  (Target UPSC CSM-2017)


Topic : Government policies and Social issues

Here is the 6th Mains Marathon General Studies Test.

Topic for Today:

Government policies and Social issues

(Welfare schemes and mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for vulnerable sections of the population, Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector)

Read the following questions and answer them by clicking on the links in not more than 200 words

Kindly review each others answers. 

Q1. What are the problems with medical education in India at present? Critically examine if the draft National Medical Commission Bill 2016 will help solve some of these problems.

Q2. Maternity Benefit Act will not only be much effective, it also reinforces patriarchal attitudes prevalent in the Indian society. Critically comment.

Q3. Why has there been opposition to the recent proposal to constitute a constitutional body for the backward classes? Will this new body help solve the shortfalls of the current statutory body for backward classes? Examine.

Q4. Critically evaluate the usefulness of Pre Conception and Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act in curbing female foeticide.

Q5. Elaborate on the initiatives taken by the government for the skilling of minorities and their better integration into the formal education system and the job market.

Q6. What are the problems and drawbacks associated with MNREGA? Suggest some steps to solve these problems.

Q7. Comment on the Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan and the recent initiatives taken by the government for the disabled people.

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(24 Sectional Tests, 12 Essay Tests and 4 Full-length Tests)

Next Test:

International Relations

(India and its neighborhood, Bilateral, regional and global groupings, diaspora related issues, Important International institutions, agencies)

We request all the aspirants to participate actively in this Initiative.

The tests are designed in such a way that students would be able to complete the GS Mains syllabus on time and have ample answer writing practice before CSM-2017.

Note from our side:

  • Try to cover the syllabus as we move ahead as per the plan. Topic listing of the tests is there in the plan.
  • You have to supplement the Mains Marathon Free GS Test Series with Daily Mains Marathon Answer Writing Practice.
More about the Mains Marathon Test Series:
  • We will be posting the Mains Marathon Tests around 5 PM.
  • There would be 24 Sectional Tests, 12 Essay Tests and 4 Full-length Tests.
  • Each Sectional Test will have 7 Questions.
  • You are expected to spend not more than 10 minutes on each question.
  • In essence, the exercise, even when done at a slow pace, should help you do a meaningful Answer Writing Practice.
  • We will try to keep all questions meaningful and relevant to the examination.
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  • You should review at least 3-5 Answers for every question that you write.
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