Union Public Service Commission
IAS Main General Studies Geography Sample Paper
1. Answer the following (in about 250 words for each
(a) Highlights the country specific approach of
the Union Government in the field of water
resources development with our neighboring
countries. Suggest some suggestion which can
be taken into consideration while formulating
(b) Efficient and reliable energy supplies are a
precondition for accelerated growth of the
Indian economy. In this context critically
analyse the energy security policy of
government India and also suggests some
measures, to make India a energy efficient
2. Answer any two of the following in about 150
3. Answer any two of the following in about 100
(a) The National Mission for Enhanced Energy
(b) Jawahar Lal Nehru National Urban
(c) National Mission for sustainable Agriculture.
(a) Differences between Himalayan River System
and Peninsular river system.
(b) Name the main physiographic divisions of
India and give the salient features of each
(c) Discuss the National Food Security Mission
4. Answer any two of the following about 150 words
(a) Discuss about Jawahar Lal Nehru National
(b) What are the major Components do the
Integrated forest protection scheme?
(c) Highlights the differences between Maharatna
Scheme and Navaratna Scheme
5. Write brief but precise note on any six of the
following your answer should not exceed 50 words
in each case
6. Answer any three of the following in about 150
(a) Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana
(b) Second Green revolution
(c) Rajiv Gandhi Gramin LPG Vitran Yojana
(d) Coal Bed Methane
(e) Shale Gas
(f) Ultra Mega Power Project
(g) Dedicated freight corridor project.
(a) What are ways through which forest are
destroyed? What happens when the forests
(b) Discuss a road map to control flood in India.
(c) Discuss about the inland water transport in
(d) How far the inter-basin water transfer link
can be helpful to tackle water problem in
7. Answer any five of the following in about 150
(a) Difference between tropical wet evergreen
forest and Tidal or Swamp Forest.
(b) Discuss about the forward trading and
forward market commission.
(c) What are the major policy initiatives taken
by the ministry of food processing Industries
to given an impetus to development of food
processing sector in the country.
(d) Discuss about these following scheme
(i) Village Grain sank scheme
(ii) Antyodaya Anna Yojana
(iii) Annapurana Scheme.
(e) How far government has successful to
implement prevention of food adulteration
(f) Government has recently issued a
comprehensive guidelines on corporate social
responsibility for central public sector enterprises in this context can you suggest
what is corporate social responsibility? How
far it is useful in Indian Context?
8. Answer each of the following, briefly but precisely.
Each answer should be less than 50 words
(a) Archean Rocks
(b) National Mineral Policy, 2008.
(c) Skill Development Initiative
(f) Watershed Development Programme.
9. Write brief notes on each of the following in
about 20 words each
(b) Mango Showers
(c) Social Forestry
(d) K G Basien
(e) Project Elephant
(f) Biosphere reserve
(g) Sethu samundram ship channel project
(h) Vansadhra project
10. Write Brief notes on each of the following
personalities of the Indian national movement.
Each answer should not exceed of 20 words.
(a) Gulf of Kutch marine national park
(b) Maheswar dam
(c) green house gas
(f) Green India Mission