IASbaba’s TLP 2016 [2nd Sep]: UPSC Mains GS Questions [HOT]

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IASbaba’s TLP 2016, 2nd Sep

UPSC Mains ‘High Order Thinking [HOT]’ GS Questions


1. Define attitude? Which factors shape the attitude of an individual? Why is it necessary to train the attitude of a civil servant? Substantiate by giving an example.

2. In public service, persuasion plays a critical role. Where in your opinion, persuasive communication can play an important role? Which tools will you adopt for effective persuasion? Discuss by taking an example.

3. Society tends to impose certain value systems which may or may not be conducive to the law of the land. However, it becomes difficult to ignore them in public administration. Can you describe one such situation wherein social mores and laws come in direct conflict with each other? How will you address the conflict? Discuss.

4. The recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Orlando, Istanbul, Dhaka etc present a new and transformed face of terrorism. Do you agree? Substantiate. Since threats of terrorism are always looming large, what precautions should India take to avoid such attacks. Discuss.

5. Social security has received huge attention from the policy makers in recent years. What do you understand by social security? Why is it important to ensure social security and for whom? Discuss.


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