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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 Indias 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 GeneralStudies Paper (Official) 1

    Following are the topics on which questions were asked in todays(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.


    1 . Sangam Literature and its impact


    a) Tandava Dance form

    b) Chola architecture Features3. Role of Indian Women in freedom struggle

    4 . Foreigners role in Indias 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
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    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 Effects21 . Major Hot deserts in the Northern Hemisphere


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

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


    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

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    UPSC Civil Services Mains 2013 GeneralStudies Question Paper 2 (official)General Studies Paper- 2 Question Paper
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  • 8/11/2019 Civils Mains Paper

  • 8/11/2019 Civils Mains Paper

  • 8/11/2019 Civils Mains Paper