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UPSC 2019 gs paper-I: Civil Services Mains General Studies Paper-I

In this post, we talk about UPSC civil services mains general studies previous year question paper.

Marks- 250                                                                                                                        Time: Three Hours

Question Paper Specific Instructions:

Please read each of the following instructions carefully before attempting questions.

  • There are TWENTY questions printed both Hindi and in English.
  • All questions are compulsory.
  • The number of marks carried by a question/part is indicated against it.
  • Answers must be written in the medium authorized in the Admission Certificate which must be stated clearly on the cover of this Question-Cum-Answer (QCA) Booklet in the space provided. No marks will be given for answers written in a medium other than the authorized one.
  • Answers to question no. 1 to 10 should be in 150 words, whereas answers to questions no. 11 to 20 should be in 250 words.
  • Keep the word limit indicated in the questions in mind.
  • Any page or portion of the page left blank in the Question-Cum-Answer Booklet must be clearly struck off.

Q1. Highlight the Central Asian and Greco-Bactrian elements in the Gandhara art. (Answer in 150 words) 10 Marks

Q2. The 1857 Uprising was the culmination of the recurrent big and small local rebellions that had occurred in the preceding hundred years of British rule. Elucidate. (Answer in 150 words) 10 Marks

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Q3. Examine the linkages between the ninteenth century's 'Indian Renaissance' and the emergence of national identity. (Answer in 150 words) 10 Marks

Q4. Assess the impact of global warming on the coral life system with examples. (Answer in 150 words) 10 Marks

Q5. Discuss the causes of depletion of mangroves and explain their importance in maintaining coastal ecology. (Answer in 150 words) 10 Marks

Q6. Can the strategy of regional resource-based manufacturing help in promoting employment in India? (Answer in 150 words) 10 Marks

Q7. Discuss the factors for localisation of agro-based food processing industries of North-West India. (Answer in 150 words) 10 Marks

Q8. What makes the Indian society unique in sustaining its culture? Discuss. (Answer in 150 words) 10 Marks

Q9.  "Empowering women is the key to control population growth." Discuss. (Answer in 150 words) 10 Marks

Q10. What are the challenges to our cultural practices in the name of secularism? (Answer in 150 words) 10 Marks

Q11. Many voices had strengthened and enriched the nationalist movement during the Gandhian phase. Elaborate. (Answer in 250 words) 15 Marks

Q12. Assess the role of British imperial power in complicating the process of transfer of power during the 1940s. (Answer in 250 words) 15 Marks

Q13. Explain how the foundations of the modern world were laid by the American and French Revolutions. (Answer in 250 words) 15 Marks

Q14. What is water stress? How and why does it differ regionally in India? (Answer in 250 words) 15 Marks

Q15. How can the mountain ecosystem be restored from the negative impact of development initiatives and tourism? (Answer in 250 words) 15 Marks

Q16. How is efficient and affordable urban mass transport key to the rapid economic development of India? (Answer in 250 words) 15 Marks

Q17. How do ocean currents and water masses differ in their impacts on marine life and coastal environment? Give suitable examples. (Answer in 250 words) 15 Marks

Q18. Do we have cultural pockets of small India all over the nation? Eleborate with examples. (Answer in 250 words) 15 Marks

Q19. What are the continued challenges for women in India against time and space? (Answer in 250 words) 15 Marks

Q20. Are we losing your local identity for the global identity? Discuss. (Answer in 250 words) 15 Marks