(Download) UPSC IAS Mains Exam 2022 - General Studies (Paper-1)



(Download) UPSC IAS Mains Exam 2022 - General Studies (Paper-1) Paper 



  • Exam Name: UPSC IAS Mains General Studies (Paper-1)

  • Year: 2022

  • Exam Date: 17-09-2022

Q1. How will you explain that medieval Indian temple sculptures represent the social life of those days ? (Answer in 150 words) 10 Marks

Q2. Why did the armies of the British East India Company - mostly comprising of Indian soldiers - win consistently against the more numerous and better-equipped armies of the then Indian rulers? Give reasons. (Answer in 150 words) 10 Marks

Q3. Why was there a sudden spurt in famines in colonial India since the mid-eighteenth century? Give reasons. (Answer in 150 words) 10 Marks

Q4. Describe the characteristics and types of primary rocks. (Answer in 150 words) 10 Marks

Q5. Discuss the meaning of colour-coded weather warnings for cyclone prone areas given by India Meteorological Department. (Answer in 150 words)10 Marks

Q6. Discuss the natural resource potentials of 'Deccan Trap'. (Answer in 150 words) 10 Marks

Q7. Examine the potential of wind energy in India and explain the reasons for their limited spatial spread. (Answer in 150 words) 10 Marks

Q8. Explore and evaluate the impact of work from home on family relationship. (Answer in 150 words) 10 Marks

Q9. How is the growth of Tier 2 cities related to the rise of a new middle class with an emphasis on the culture of consumption ? (Answer in 150 words) 10 Marks

Q10. Given the diversities among tribal communities in India, in which specific contexts should they be considered as a single category? (Answer in 150 words) 10 Marks

Q11. The political and administrative reorganization of states and territories has been a continuous ongoing process since the mid-nineteenth century. Discuss with examples. (Answer in 250 words) 15 Marks

Q12. Discuss the main contributions of Gupta period and Chola period to Indian heritage and culture. (Answer in 250 words) 15 Marks

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

Q14. What are the forces that influence ocean currents? Describe their role in fishing industry of the world. (Answer in 250 words) 15 Marks

Q15. Describe the distribution of rubber producing countries, indicate the major environmental issues faced by them (Answer in 250 words) 15 Marks

Q16. Mention the significance of straits and isthmus in international trade (Answer in 250 words) 15 Marks

Q17. Troposphere is a very significant atmospheric layer that determines weather processes. How? (Answer in 250 words) 15 Marks

Q18. Analyse the salience of 'sect' in Indian society vis-a-vis caste, region and religion. (Answer in 250 words) 15 Marks

Q19. Are tolerance, assimilation and pluralism the key elements in the making of an Indian form of secularism? Justify your answer. (Answer in 250 words) 15 Marks

Q20. Elucidate the relationship between globalization and new technology in a world of scarce resources, with special reference to India. (Answer in 250 words) 15 Marks

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