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Download UPSC Mains / IAS 2019 exam General Studies Paper 1 – General Studies/ GS Paper I in PDF. The final GS paper i.e. History and Geography paper was held on 21st of September, 2019 in morning session. Question level was moderate. Some questions seemed to be tricky. Lets have a look of this written examination.

Syllabus of UPSC GS Paper 1 in short : Indian Heritage and Culture, Indian History, World History, World Geography, Indian Society, Important Geo-physical phenomena.

(Date of Exam : 21/09/2019)

UPSC MAINS 2019 – GS / General Studies Paper 1 Questions

150 words – 10 marks each

Q1. Highlight the Central Asian and Greco-Bactrian elements in the Gandhara art.

Q2. The 1857 Uprising was the culmination of the recurrent big and small local rebellious that had occurred in the preceding hundred years of British rule. Elucidate.

Q3. Examine the linkages between the nineteenth century’s “Indian Renaissance” and the emergence of national identity.

Q4. Assess the impact of global warming on the coral life system with examples.

Q5. Discuss the causes of depletion of mangroves and explain their importance in maintaining coastal ecology.

Q6. Can the strategy of regional resource-based manufacturing help in promoting employment in India?

Q7. Discuss the factors for localisation of agro-based food processing industries of North-West India.

Q8. What makes the Indian society unique in sustaining its culture? Discuss.

Q9. “Empowering women is the key to control population growth.” Discuss.

Q10. What are the challenges to our cultural practices in the name of secularism?

250 words – 15 marks each

Q11. Many voices had strengthened and enriched the nationalist movement during the Gandhian phase. Elaborate.

Q12. Assess the role of British imperial power in complicating the process of transfer of power during the 1940s.

Q13. Explain how the foundations of the modern world were laid by the American and French Revolutions.

Q14. What is water stress? How and why does it differ regionally in India?

Q15. How can the mountain ecosystem be restored from the negative impact of development initiatives and tourism?

Q16. How is efficient and affordable urban mass transport key to the rapid economic development of India?

Q17. How do ocean currents and water masses differ in their impacts on marine life and coastal environment? Give suitable examples.

Q18. Do we have cultural pockets of small India all over the nation? Elaborate with examples.

Q19. What are the continued challenges for women in India against time and space?

Q20. Are we losing our local identity for the global identity? Discuss.


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