Mains Marathon

Mains Marathon – GS Test 5 – September 3

Syllabus of GS Test 5 / September 3

(Separation of powers, Comparison, Parliament and State
Legislatures, Government policies and interventions, Representation
of people’s Act, Development processes and the development
industry, Governance related issues, )



ForumIAS Mains Marathon – GS Test – 5 / 3rd September

Read the below questions carefully and answer them in your own words not exceeding 200 words.

Time: 1 Hour

Total Marks : 10 x 7 = 70 Marks

Q1. Opposition-sponsored amendment to the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address has been adopted by the Rajya Sabha recently. What is the significance of amendment  to the Motion of Thanks on President’s Address in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha?

Q2. The constitutional power of the executive to grant pardon to convicts cannot be exercised by the apex court unless there is a violation of fundamental rights. Discuss in the light of Article 72 of the Constitution of India.

Q3. What are electoral trusts? What is the primary purpose behind setting up electoral trusts? Discuss in the light of recent reports of misuse of electoral trusts in funding of elections.

Q4.  The Supreme Court of India has become a benevolent dictator beyond the Constitutional mandate provided to it under the doctrine of separation of powers. Critically Comment.

Q5. How does money bill differ from ordinary bills? How far is introduction of bills as money bill justified to circumvent scrutiny by the Upper house? Should  the Speaker’s decision on a bill being money bill be final and unchallengeable in a court of law? Give your opinion.

Q6.  Should educational qualifications be made mandatory for elections to local bodies when the no such provisions exist for the State Legislature and the Lok Sabha? Discuss.

Q7. Allowing student politics in educational institutes not only vitiates the educational environment, but also does not augur well for creating next generation of leaders, especially after India has attained freedom. Critically examine.


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