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IAS Main (Written) 2014: General Studies Paper I: Model Question Paper-Set 2

Oct 31, 2014 16:15 IST

    IAS Main (Written) Exam General Studies Paper I is concerned with the topics related to History, Sociology and World Geography. Following are model questions for

                  IAS Main (Written) Exam General Studies Model Paper I

     Total Marks 250                                         Time Alloted 3 Hours

    1. Harappan Civilization was urban civilization. Cite evidences in the support of this argument.
    2. Rise of Jainism and Buddhism was a movement against the deformities that had crept into the Hinduism. Critically examine the statement 
    3. To what extent, Sufism impacted the socio-economic life of medieval India?
    4. Write a short note on
      a.    Rajput Style of Architecture
      b.     Amaravati School of Art
    5. To what extent have inscriptional sources helped us to understand the Maurya polity?
    6. Various social awakening movements not only sought to reforms the social system but also arouse the feelings of nationalism among the Indians. Critically examine the statement. 
    7. What were the achievements of congress during the Moderate Phase? What were reasons that led to emergence of Extremism in Congress?
    8. What were reasons behind the Hindu Political Militancy? How did it affect the National Movements?
    9. Critically analyze the relationship between the Congress and Untouchable section of society and How did this section of society contribute towards freedom struggle?
    10. Compare and contrast the French and Russian Revolutions
    11. Versailles Treaty was responsible for rise of ultra nationalism and Nazism. Critically examine this statement. 
    12. What is policy of appeasement? How far is it right to say that it was main reason behind the outbreak of Second World War? 
    13. Discuss the concept of  glocalization? Is it confine to the economic area or affecting the culture of country? 
    14. Discuss the implications of women education for Fertility rate.
    15. What is meaning of Sub-urbanization. Examine the Trends of Sub-Urbanization with reference to India.
    16. How is the rural poverty different from the urban poverty? How far is it correct that rural poverty is shifting to urban poverty?
    17. Issues of communalism and regionalism are distracting our attention from key problems such as poverty and unemployment. Critically examine this statement.
    18. What is the meaning of Guest workers? What are the main reasons responsible for the concentration of guest workers in certain regions?
    19. Discuss the mountain building process with special reference to Himalaya.
    20. What are major regions in India that are inhabited by the Tribal population? What are the reasons responsible for concentration of tribal population in certain regions?
    21. Describe geographical distribution of Volcano. Name the different land forms that can be formed by Volcano eruption.
    22. Write short notes
      a.    Coral Bleaching
      b.    Sea Floor Spreading 
    23. What are the prerequisites for the formation of Cyclone?  What is the difference between the tropical and subtropical cyclone?
    24. How are the pattern of production of coffee and its trade undergoing the change? Critically examine the position of India.
    25. Discuss the major industrial centers of China. Examine the reasons for development of major industrial centers in certain regions.

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