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Download UPSC IAS Mains 2022 "General Studies (GS Paper 1)" Exam Question Paper

Marks : 250

Duration: 3 hours

Exam Date: 17-09-2022

Subject: Paper - II : General Studies-I : (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society)

1. How will you explain that medieval Indian temple sculptures represent the social life of those days ? (150 Words, 10 Marks)

2. Why did the armies of the British East India Company - mostly comprising of Indian soldiers - win consistently against the more numerous and better-equipped armies of the then Indian rulers? Give reasons. (150 Words, 10 Marks)

3. Why was there a sudden spurt in famines in colonial India since the mid-eighteenth century? Give reasons. (150 Words, 10 Marks)

4. Describe the characteristics and types of primary rocks. (150 Words, 10 Marks)

5. Discuss the meaning of colour-coded weather warnings for cyclone prone areas given by India Meteorological Department. (150 Words, 10 Marks)

6. Discuss the natural resource potentials of 'Deccan Trap'. (150 Words, 10 Marks)

7. Examine the potential of wind energy in India and explain the reasons for their limited spatial spread. (150 Words, 10 Marks)

8. Explore and evaluate the impact of work from home on family relationship. (150 Words, 10 Marks)

9. How is the growth of Tier 2 cities related to the rise of a new middle class with an emphasis on the culture of consumption ? (150 Words, 10 Marks)

10. Given the diversities among tribal communities in India, in which specific contexts should they be considered as a single category?  (150 Words, 10 Marks)

11. The political and administrative reorganization of states and territories has been a continuous ongoing process since the mid-nineteenth century. Discuss with examples. (250 Words, 15 Marks)

12. Discuss the main contributions of Gupta period and Chola period to Indian heritage and culture. (250 Words, 15 Marks)

13. Discuss the significance of the lion and bull figures in Indian mythology, art and architecture. (250 Words, 15 Marks)

14. What are the forces that influence ocean currents? Describe their role in fishing industry of the world. (250 Words, 15 Marks)

15. Describe the distribution of rubber producing countries, indicate the major environmental issues faced by them. (250 Words, 15 Marks)

16. Mention the significance of straits and isthmus in international trade. (250 Words, 15 Marks)

17. Troposphere is a very significant atmospheric layer that determines weather processes. How? (250 Words, 15 Marks)

18. Analyse the salience of 'sect' in Indian society vis-a-vis caste, region and religion. (250 Words, 15 Marks)

19. Are tolerance, assimilation and pluralism the key elements in the making of an Indian form of secularism? Justify your answer. (250 Words, 15 Marks)

20. Elucidate the relationship between globalization and new technology in a world of scarce resources, with special reference to India. (250 Words, 15 Marks)