The result of the IAS Prelims 2014 was declared on 14 october 2014. Around 17000 candidates cleared the IAS Prelims 2014 and preparing for the IAS Main(Written) Exam. Keeping in view the number of candidates, this year the competition will be very tough. "Well Begun is Half Done" and hence the IAS Main General Studies Paper I will be very important from every aspect.
This General Studies Paper I, having Syllabus mainly of History and World Geography, is the only General Studies paper which SANS current affairs. So it is more traditional in iots orientation.
IAS Main(Written) General Studies I Model Question Paper
Total Marks 250 Time Alloted 3 Hours
Q.1 Evaluate the contribution of sources in recreating Indus Valley Civilization.
Q.2 How economic structure changed during various reins in ancient India? Critically evaluate.
Q.3 Cities of second urbanization declined in early medieval period. Elaborate.
Q.4 Buddhism affected society of the country except Shudras and tribals. Critically evaluate
Q.5 The period between 6th C BC to 4th C AD marks an important phase in Indian History. Critically evaluate.
Q.6 Describe the society and institutions of south India during 7th C AD to 12th C AD.
Q.7 Describes “Veer puja parampara” in context with ancient Indian history.
Q.8 Discuss development of Bhakti in sangam literature.
Q.9 In Indian context, discuss the condition of women in colonial era.
Q.10 a. Rise of trade unionism in India. Discuss briefly
b. The policy British adopted towards the tribal people of India.
Q.11. Crytically Analyse the causes behind the Partition of India.
Q.12. The Global Environmental Phenomenons are affecting the Indian Monsoon. Evaluate
Q.13 The policy of Non alignment was not only the foreign policy but was also a compulsion. Critically evaluate.
Q.14 British adopted different land revenue system according to their need. Elaborate.
Q.15 Discuss the stages of nation building in India after independence.
Q.16 What was the philosophy behind the august revolution in Russia?
Q.17 What should be the policy adopted for the allocation of natural resources? Support your answer with recent Supreme Court judgment.
Q.18 Vienna Congress redraws the political map of Europe. elaborate
Q.19 The advancement of knowledge and technology placed much above the rest during 17th & 18th century. Comment
Q.20 The geographical feature of northern India also contributed in frequent floods in the region. Commentss
Q.21 a. discuss briefly the concept of El-Niño & La Nina.
b. with suitable example, discuss geographical indication.
Q.22 Economic prosperity of a region depends on its soil pattern. Comment
Q.23 How local wind impact climate of a region. Support your answer with suitable example.
Q.24 Describe Indian monsoon in relation to economy of the country.
Q.25 Himalaya not only acts as a physical barrier, but is also acts a water and cultural divide. Comment.