HPSC Mains Paper 2017-18: General Studies Frontier IAS
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HCS Mains General Studies Optional Paper 2017-18

HPSC Mains Paper 2017-18: In this topic, we will discuss Haryana PCS mains general studies paper 2017-18.

GENERAL STUDIES 

Time : 3 Hours                                                                                              Maximum Marks: 100

Note :  (1) All questions are compulsory.

(2) The number of marks carried by each question is indicated at the end of the question

(3) Clearly mention question number and part number before attempting.

(4) The part of the same question must be answered together and must not be interposed between answers for each question.

(5) Limit your answers to the word limits mentioned for each part. Divide your time proportionately for each question.

(6) In case of any discrepancy in the English and Hindi versions, the English version will taken as final.

1. (a) Discuss about the efforts and prospects of river waterways in India for tourism and transport. (About 200 words)  7 marks

(b) What are the objectives of Chandrayaan-2? (About 100 words)   4 marks

(c) Write briefly on any four out of the following : (About 40 words) 1x4=4 marks
(i) Tejas Express
(ii) Life expectancy in India
(iii) Varanasi as a Culture City
(iv) Cultural pluralism in India
(v) IT cities in India 
(vi) Golden Quadrangle

2. (a) Analyze the major features and merits of ‘Jammu and Kashmir Reorganizations Bill, 2019’ passed by the Indian Parliament. (About 200 words)  7 marks

(b) Explain the role of the ‘Aayushman Bharat’ Scheme for ensuring smooth treatment of poor households. (About 200 words)   4 marks                                                                                                 

(c) Write briefly on any four of the following :(Each in about 40 words)  1x4=4 marks
(i) Deen Dayal Gram Jyoti Yojana
(ii) USA and Iran conflict 
(iii) Housing for all in India
(iv) Financial inclusion
(v) Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

3. (a) Based on the demographic and human development index data (HDI) for some states in the following table, what major inference can be derived ? (About 200 words) 7 marks

Indicator Bihar Haryana Kerala Punjab U.P.
Sex ratio 2011 918 879 1084 895 912
Sex ratio at birth 2014-16 908  832 950 803 882
HDI ranking 2007-08 21 9 1 5 18

(b) Analyze the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019. (About 120 words) 4 marks 
                                                                                                                                                     
(c) Write briefly about the following : (40 words each)   1X4=4 marks
(i) Terrorism and Pakistan
(ii) Social Media 
(iii) Global Warming
(iv) organic Farming

4. (a) Throw light on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. (Around 200 words) 7 marks                                                                                                                                   

(b) Discuss the strategy of growing thrust on non-conventional energy in India. (Around 100 words) 3 marks          

5. (a) Why is Chandragupta respected as a ruler in India? (About 200 words)  7 marks

(b) How is the level of ease of doing business in India improving in recent years? (About 125 words) 4 marks  

(c) Write briefly on any four of the following : (About 50 words)   1X4=4 marks
(i) Maharaja Pratap
(ii) Subhash Chandra Bose
(iii) Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
(iv) Aurangzeb 
(v) Kabir 

6. (a) while discussing about the Indian different countries their role in India’s development (about 200 words) 7 marks

(b) Write briefly on the following: (40 words each) 5 marks
(i) Chhadi Mubarak
(ii) Durga Pooja
(iii) Barawafat
(iv) Easter
(v) Buddha Purnima

(c) Write the uses of the following software: (Each 50 words) 2X2=4 marks
(i) R
(ii) Kundali

(d) Write the major features of any four of the following in brief: (each 40 words)  1X4=4 marks
(i) ISRO
(II) River Ganga
(iii) Harappan Civilization
(iv) Sufi Movement
(v) Lata Mangeshkar

7. (a) While discussing the shortcomings of higher education in India, elaborate upon opportunities for its growth (about 200 words) 7 marks

(b) Write briefly on any three of the following: (each 40 words) 1X3=3 marks
(i) NITI Aayog
(ii) National Medical Commission
(iii) Women Education
(iv) Distance Education