IASbaba’s TLP 2016 [9th Sep]: UPSC Mains GS Questions [HOT]

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


1. Why are values like impartiality, non-partisanship and objectivity fundamental to the civil services? Why can’t a civil servant discharge his duties without having these values? Substantiate by taking an example.

2. What is the difference between attitude and aptitude? Explain by taking an example. What does civil services aptitude imply? Can it be acquired or is it only in born? Discuss.

3. Civil servants have adequate powers (even coercive powers) to perform their duties. Yet the values of empathy, compassion and tolerance are considered indispensable. Why? Elucidate.

4. The President gave his assent to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill recently. The roll-out of GST will usher India into an era of simplified tax statutes and also help India improve its position in the Ease of Doing Business rankings. Elucidate.

5. In an age of start ups, the agricultural/ farm sector hasn’t seen much innovation and enterprise. Do you agree? Discuss.


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