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General Studies Paper 1 UPSC Civil Service Mains Exam 2019

UPSC General Studies Paper – 1 (GS 1) 2019: UPSC MAINS 2019: UPSC CIVIL SERVICES MAINS EXAM

There are TWENTY questions, All Questions are compulsory. Answers to questions no. 1 to 10 should be in 150 words and 10 Marks, whereas answers to questions no. 11 to 20 should be in 250 words and 15 Marks.

upsc mains question gs 1
  • Q1. Highlight the Central Asian and Greco -Bactrian elements in the Gandhara art.
    (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
    (150 words) 10 Marks
  • Q3. Examine the linkages between 19th centuries ‘Indian renaissance’ and emergence of national identity.
    (150 words) 10 Marks
  • Q4. Assess the impact of global warming on coral life system with examples.
    (150 words) 10 Marks
  • Q5.Discuss the causes of depletion of mangroves and explain their importance in maintaining coastal ecology.
    (150 words) 10 Marks
  • Q6. Can the strategy of regional-resource based manufacturing help in promoting employment in India?
    (150 words) 10 Marks
  • Q7. Discuss the factors for localization of agro-based food processing industries of North West India.
    (150 words) 10 Marks
  • Q8. What makes the Indian society unique in sustaining its culture? Discuss.
    (150 words) 10 Marks
  • Q9. “Empowering women is the key to control population growth”. Discuss
    (150 words) 10 Marks
  • Q10. What are the challenges to our cultural practices in the name of secularism
    (150 words) 10 Marks
  • Q11. Many voices had strengthened and enriched the nationalist movement during the Gandhian phase. Elaborate
    (250 words) 15 Marks
  • Q12. Assess the role of British imperial power in complicating the process of transfer of power during 1940s.
    (250 words) 15 Marks
  • Q13. Explain how the foundations of modern world were laid by the American and French revolution.
    (250 words) 15 Marks
  • Q14. What is water stress? How and why does it differ regionally in India? 
    (250 words) 15 Marks
  • Q15. How can the mountain ecosystem be restored from the negative impact of development initiatives and tourism? 
    (250 words) 15 Marks
  • Q16. How is efficient and affordable urban mass transport key to the rapid economic development of India? 
    (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?
    (250 words) 15 Marks
  • Q18. Do we have cultural pockets of small India all over the nation? Elaborate with examples
    (250 words) 15 Marks
  • Q19. What are the continued challenges for women in India against time and space?
    (250 words) 15 Marks
  • Q20. Are we losing our local identity for the global identity? Discuss. 
    (250 words) 15 Marks

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