In this article, I wanna walk you through the Post-Independence India UPSC Mains Questions (Previous Year Questions).

Post-Independence India


  • The political and administrative reorganization of states and territories has heen a continuous ongoing process since the mid-nineteenth century. Discuss with examples.


  • Assess the main administrative issues and socio-cultural problems in the integration process of Indian Princely States.


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  • Examine the linkages between the nineteenth century’s “Indian Renaissance” and the emergence of national identity.


  • Throw light on the significance of the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi in the present times.
  • Discuss whether the formation of new states in recent times is beneficial or not for the economy of India.


  • Highlight the importance of the new objectives that got added to the vision of Indian Independence since the twenties of the last century.
  • Distinguish between religiousness/religiosity and communalism giving one example of how the former has got transformed into the latter in independent India.


  • Has the formation of linguistic states strengthened the cause of Indian unity


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  • Critically discuss the objectives of Bhoodan and Gramdan movements initiated by Acharya Vinoba Bhave and their success.
  • Write a critical note on the evolution and significance of the slogan “Jai Jawana Jai Kisan”.
  • Discuss the contribution of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad to pre-and post-independent India.
  • Analyze the circumstances that led to Tashkent Agreement in 1966. Discuss the highlights of the agreement.
  • Critically examine the compulsions which prompted India to play decisive roles in the emergence of Bangladesh.

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clear cut classifications…..superb