(Download) UPSC IAS Mains Exam 2017
Exam Name: UPSC IAS Mains Anthropology (Paper-1)
Time Allowed: 3 Hours
SECTION – A
Q1. Write short notes on the following in about 150 words
(a) Bilincal and bilateral descents.
(b) Difference between religion and magic.
(c) Basic tenets of structural-functionalism.
(d) Non-verbal communication.
(a) Discuss the development of the concept of cultural in
(b) Elucidate the determinants of kinship terminology.
(c) Discuss the Different forms of preferential marriage with suitable examples
from tribal societies in India.
(a) Discuss the different traditional forms of religion in
(b) Mention the characteristics features of band with suitable examples.
(c) With the help of appropriate example, explain the various forms of exchange
(a) Explain Ruth Benedict’s patterns of culture.
(b) Elucidate the basic characteristics of anthropological fieldwork methods.
(c) Critically examine the Stewardian view of neo-evolutionism.
Q5. Write notes on the following in about 150 words each.
(a) Hardy-Weinberg Law.
(b) Sallent features of Mesolithic culture
(c) Concept of race
(d) Age at menarche
(e) Anthropology and designing of equipments.
(a) Define Anthropology. Describe the major branches of
Anthropology elaborating on any one branch.
(b) Bring out the comparative anatomical features of man and apes. Discuss their
(c) What are dating methods? Discuss one absolute method and one relative
methods in detail.
(a) Briefly describe the various methods used in the genetic
study of man.
(b) Discuss the responses and acclimatization to high altitude stresses.
(c) Describe the biological and socio-ecological factors affecting fertility and
(a) What are the methods of personal identifications?
Critically examine how personal identification helps in criminal investigations.
(b) Describe the various methods of studying growth highlighting their merits
(c) Discuss Sheldon’s method of somatotyping.