[ GENERAL STUDIES PAPER – 1 ] : UPSC MAINS CIVIL SERVICES IAS EXAM 2022 QUESTION PAPER

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GENERAL STUDIES

PAPER – 1

1. How would you explain that the sculptures of medieval Indian temples represent the social life of that time? (Answer in 150 words) 10

2. Why did the armies of the British East India Company – mostly made up of Indian soldiers – consistently win against the larger and better equipped armies of the Indian rulers? Give reasons. (Answer in 150 words) 10

3. Why has there been a sudden resurgence of famines in colonial India since the middle of the 18th century? Give reasons. (Answer in 150 words) 10

4. Describe the characteristics and types of primary rocks. (Answer in 150 words) 10

5. Discuss the meaning of the color coded weather warnings for cyclone prone areas given by the Indian Meteorological Service. (Answer in 150 words) 10

6. Discuss the potential natural resources of the “Deccan Trap”. (Answer in 150 words) 10

7. Examine the potential of wind energy in India and explain the reasons for their limited spatial diffusion. (Answer in 150 words) 10

8. Explore and assess the impact of “working from home” on family relationships. (Answer in 150 words) 10

9. How is the growth of Tier 2 cities related to the emergence of a new middle class emphasizing consumer culture? (Answer in 150 words) 10

10. Given the diversity of tribal communities in India, in what specific contexts should they be considered as one category? (Answer in 150 words) 10

11. The political and administrative reorganization of states and territories has been a continuous process since the middle of the 19th century. Discuss with examples. (Answer in 250 words) 15

12. Discuss the main contributions of the Gupta period and the Chola period to Indian heritage and culture. (Answer in 250 words) 15

13. Discuss the importance of lion and bull figures in Indian mythology, art and architecture. (Answer in 250 words) 15

14. What forces influence ocean currents? Describe their role in the fishing industry around the world. (Answer in 250 words) 15

15. In describing the distribution of rubber-producing countries, indicate the main environmental problems they face. (Answer in 250 words) 15

16. Mention the importance of straits and isthmuses in international trade. (Answer in 250 words) 15

17. The troposphere is a very important atmospheric layer that determines meteorological processes. How? (Answer in 250 words) 15

18. Analyze the importance of “sect” in Indian society vis-à-vis caste, region and religion. (Answer in 250 words) 15

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

20. Elucidate the relationship between globalization and new technologies in a world of scarce resources, with particular reference to India. (Answer in 250 words) 15


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