Upsc 2013 Mains Official Question Paper – essay



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UPSC 2013 Mains Official Question Paper – ESSAY

Write an essay on any of the following topics in not more than 2500 Words (Word Limit Should Be Strictly Adhered)

1. “Be The Change You Want To See In The World”

2. Is The Colonial Mentality Hindering India’s Success?

3. GDP (Gross Domestic Production) Along with GDH (Gross Domestic Happiness) Would Be The Right Indices For Judging The Well-being Of A Country

4. Science and Technology Is The Panacea For The Growth and Security Of A Nation.

UPSC Civil Services Mains 2013 General Studies Paper (Official) – 1


Following are the topics on which questions were asked in today’s(December 3, 2013) General Studies Paper-1 (History, Society and Geography)

Full question paper would be made available in the evening. To quench your curiosity, we are posting raw questions now.



QUESTIONS

1. Sangam Literature and its impact

2

a)  Tandava Dance form

b) Chola architecture – Features

3. Role of Indian Women in freedom struggle

4. Foreigners role in India’s Freedom Struggle

5. Role of Dalhousie – as a founder of modern India

6. Bhooodan and Gramadan Movements. Critically analyze.

7. Signifcance of the slogan “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan”

8.Contribution of  Maulana Abul Kalam Azad to Freedom Struggle

9. Tashkent agreement –  circumstances and  highlights

10. Compulsion for India to help Bangladesh in 1971

11. Japan industrial revolution –  factors and how different from the Western

12. Africa imperialism

13. American Revolution – mercantilism

14. Great Economic Depression – Policy instruments to contain it

15. Urbanization and associated social problems

16. Women organizations and  role of male members in them

17 Effect of globalization on aged population

18. Regionalism and how it leads to separatist demands

19. a) continental drift

b) cyclone names and how they are named



20. a) Urban Heat Island

b) Temperature Inversion and its Effects



21. Major Hot deserts in the Northern Hemisphere

22.

a) Why landslides are more frequent in Himalayas than in Western Ghats?

b) Why Rivers originating from Western Ghats do not form Delta?

23.

a) Why there are more sugar mills in South India?



b) Factors responsible for decentralization of cotton industry

24. Significance of atomic energy to India and required raw materials

25. Significance of Shale Oil to India

UPSC Civil Services Mains 2013 General Studies Question Paper 2 (official)


General Studies Paper- 2 Question Paper







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