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2017 Civil Services (Main) Exam General Studies Paper-1 Question paper

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Are you looking for question papers of Civil Services (Main) Exam? Here is the original question paper available for General Studies Paper-I in [Civil Services (Main) Exam] held in the year 2017? Feel free to download the question paper for forthcoming exams.

Name of the Recruitment Board: Union Public Service Commission

Name of the Paper: General Studies Paper-I


1. The Question paper consists of 20 questions
2. All questions are compulsory
3. QUestions 1 to 10 must be written in 150 words, Questions 11 to 20 must be written in 250 words.
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5. Time: 3 hours


1. How do you justify the view that the level of excellence of the Gupta numismatic art is not aat all noticeable in later times?
2. Clarify how mid-eighteenth century India was beset with the spectre of a fragmented polity
3. Why did the Moderates fail to carry conviction with the nation about their proclaimed ideology and political goals by the end of the nineteenth century?
4. What problems were germane to the decolonization process in the Malay Peninsula?
5. How does the Juno Mission of NASA help to understand the origin and evolution of the Earth?
6. Inspite of adverse environmental impact, coal mining is still inevitable for development. Discuss
7. Mention the advantages of the cultivation of pulses because of which the year 2016 was declared as the International year of pulses by the United Nations.
8. How does the cryosphere affect global climate?
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 viewpoint.
10. What are the two major legal initiatives by the State since Independence, addressing discrimination against scheduled tribes?
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.
12. Examine how the decline of traditional artisanal industry in colonial India crippled the rural economy/
13. Highlight the importance of the new objectives that got added to the vision of Indian independence since the twenties of the last century.
14. Account for variations in oceanic salinity and discuss its multi-dimensional effects.
15. Petroleum refineries are not necessarily located nearer to crude oil producing areas, particularly in many of the developing countries. Explain its implications.
16. In what way can floods be converted into a sustainable source of irrigation and all-weather inland navigation in India?
17. What characteristics can be assigned to monsoon climate that succeeds in feeding more than 50% of population residing in Monsoon Asia?
18. The women's questions arose in Modern India as a part of the 19th Century social reform movement. What were the major issues and debates concerning women in that period?
19. Distinguish between religiousness/religiosity and communalism giving one example of how the former has got transformed into the latter in independent India.
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.


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