UPSC Mains 2017 – General Studies 1- Question Paper !!!


There is a change in pattern of marking. There are 10 questions carrying 10 marks each and has to be written in 150 words (First 10 questions) and the there are 10 questions carrying 15 marks each and has to be written in 250 words.


1)How do you justify the view that the level of excellence of the Gupta numismatics art is not at all noticeable in later times. (150 words-10 Mark)


2)Clarify how mid-eighteenth century India was beset with the spectre of a fragmented polity. (150 words-10 Mark)


3)Why did “moderates” fail to carry conviction with the nation about their proclaimed strategy and political goals by the end of nineteenth century. (150 words-10 Mark)


4)What problems were germane to the decolonization process in the Malay Peninsula ?   (150 words-10 Mark)


5)How does Juno Mission of NASA help to understand the origin and evolution of earth ?  (150 words-10 Mark)


6)”In spite of adverse environmental impact, coal mining is still inevitable for development.” Discuss.  (150 words-10 Mark)


7) Mention advantages of cultivation of pulses because of which the year 2016 was declared as the International Year of Pulses by the United Nations.  (150 words-10 Mark)


8)How does cryosphere affect global climate ? (150 words-10 Mark)


9) In the context of diversity of India, can it be said that the regions form cultural units rather than the states? Give reasons with examples for your viewpoint.  (150 words-10 Mark)


10)What are the two major legal initiatives of state since independence, addressing discrimination against Scheduled Tribes ?  (150 words-10 Mark)


11) The spirit of tolerance and love is not only an interesting feature of Indian society from very early times, but it is also playing an important part at present. Elaborate.  (250 words-15 Mark)


12)Examine how decline of traditional artisan industry in colonial India crippled the rural economy. (250 words-15 marks)


13)Highlight the importance the new objectives that got added to the vision of Indian independence since the twenties of the last century. (250 words-15 marks)


14)Account for variation in ocean salinity and discuss the multi-dimensional effects. (250 words-15 marks)


15)Petroleum refineries are not necessarily located near to crude oil producing areas, particularly in many developing countries. Explain its implications. (250 words-15 marks)


16)In what ways can floods be converted into sustainable source of irrigation and all-weather inland navigation in India ? (250 words-15 marks)


17) What characteristics can be assigned to monsoon climate that succeeds in feeding more than 50% of the world population residing in Monsoon Asia ? (250 words-15 marks)


18)The Women’s question arose in modern India’s a part of the 19th century social reform movement. What were the major issues and debates concerning women in that period ? (250 words-15 marks)


19) Distinguish between religiousnesss/religiosity and communalism giving one example of how the former got transformed into latter in independent India (250 words-15 marks)


20)”The growth of cities as I.T. hubs has opened up new avenues of employment, but has also created new problems”. Substantiate this statement with example.(250 words-15 marks)


 

 

 

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