IAS Mains Exam 2017: General Studies 1 Paper II

Here, we have provided the Paper II, General Studies I of IAS Mains Exam 2017. The given question is best to know the pattern of asking questions in UPSC Civil services IAS Mains Exam. Go through it and make your strategy for IAS Exam 2018 accordingly.

IAS Mains Exam 2017 General Studies I
IAS Mains Exam 2017 General Studies I

The exam of General Studies I of IAS Mains Exam 2017 was held on 30 October (Monday). In this article, we have provided the General Studies I of IAS Mains Exam 2017 which will be beneficial to study and know the types of questions asked in Civil Services Exam 2017.

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UPSC CIVIL SERVICES MAINS EXAM 2017: General Studies Paper – 1 Question Paper

Marks: 250

Time: 3 Hrs

1. How do you justify the view that the level of excellence of the Gupta numismatic art is not at all noticeable in later times? (150 words)               10

2. Clarify how mid-eighteenth century India was beset with the spectre of a fragmented polity.  (150 words)                     10

3. Why did the ‘Moderates’ failed to carry conviction with the nation about their proclaimed ideology and political goals by the end of the nineteenth century?  (150 words) 10

4. What problems are germane to the decolonization process in the Malay Peninsula?  (150 words)          10

5. How does the Juno Mission of NASA help to understand the origin and evolution of the Earth?  (150 words)        10

6. “Inspite of adverse environmental impact, coal mining is still inevitable for development”. Discuss  (150 words)        10

7. Mention the advantages of the cultivation of pulses because of which the year 2016 was declared as the International Year of Pulses by United Nations.  (150 words) 10

8. How does the cryosphere affect global climate?  (150 words)   10

9. In the context of the diversity of India, can it be said that the regions form cultural units rather than the States? Give reasons with examples for your view point.  (150 words) 10

10. What are the two major legal initiatives by the State since Independence addressing discrimination against Scheduled Tribes (STs)?  (150 words) (250 words) 10

11. The spirit of tolerance and love is not only an interesting feature of Indian society from very early times, but it is also playing an important part at the present. Elaborate.  (250 words) 15

12. Examine how the decline of traditional artisanal industry in colonial India crippled the rural economy.  (250 words)        15

13. Highlight the importance of the new objectives that got added to the vision of Indian Independence since the twenties of the last century.  (250 words)  15

14. Account for variations in oceanic salinity and discuss its multi-dimensional effects.  (250 words)          15

15. Petroleum refineries are not necessarily located nearer to crude oil producing areas, particularly in many of the developing countries. Explain its implications.  (250 words) 150
16. In what way can floods be converted into a sustainable source of irrigation and all-weather inland navigation in India?  (250 words)      15

17. What characteristics can be assigned to monsoon climate that succeeds in feeding more than 50 percent of the world population residing in Monsoon Asia?  (250 words) 15

18. The women’s questions arose in modern India as a part of the 19th century social reform movement. What are the major issues and debates concerning women in that period?  (250 words)          15

19. Distinguish between religiousness/religiosity and communalism giving one example of how the former has got transformed into the latter in independent India.  (250 words) 15

20. “The growth of cities as I.T. hubs has opened up new avenues of employment, but has also created new problems”. Substantiate this statement with examples (250 words) 15

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