UPSC Mains 2021: UPSC Mains GS Paper-I
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Civil Services exam each year in three phases- Prelims, Mains and Interview. GS Paper-I in UPSC Mains Examination consists of 250 marks (out of 1750). Syllabus of UPSC Mains GS Paper-I consists of subjects like History (Culture, Indian Modern History &World History), Society and Geography (India & World). Candidates having a good understanding of the static part of the syllabus are comfortable with the GS Paper-I and score good marks in the UPSC Mains GS Paper-I Exam.
GS Paper-I Question Paper: UPSC Mains 2021 Exam
GS Paper-I of UPSC Mains 2021 exam was conducted today (8th January 2022) in the first shift (09-12 AM). Below, we are providing the whole GS Paper-I question paper in text form and in image form as well.
- Evaluate the nature of Bhakti Literature and its contribution to Indian Culture (150 words)
- Trace the rise and growth of socio-religious reform movements with special reference to Young Bengal and Brahma Samaj. (150words)
- Assess the main administrative issues and socio-cultural problems in the integration process of Indian Princely States. (150 words)
- Differentiate the causes of landslides in Himalayan Region and Western Ghats. (150 words)
- Despite India being one of the countries of the Gondwanaland, its mining industry contributes much less to its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Percentage. Discuss (150 words).
- What are the environmental Implications of the reclamation of the water bodies into urban land use? Explain with Examples. ((150words)
- Mention the Global occurrence of volcanic eruptions in 2021 and their impact on regional environment. (150words)
- Why is India considered as a subcontinent? Elaborate your answer. (150words)
- Examine the uniqueness of tribal knowledge when compared with mainstream knowledge and cultural systems. (150words)
- Examine the role of ‘Gig Economy’ in the process of empowerment of women in India. (150words).
- To what extent the Moderates prepare a base for the wider freedom movement? Comment. (250words)
- Bring out the constrictive programmes of Mahatma Gandhi during Non-Cooperation Movement and Civil Disobedience Movement. (250 words)
- “There arose a series of challenges to the Democratic State System between the Two World Wars.” Evaluate the statement. (250words)
- Briefly mention the alignment of major mountain ranges of the world and explain their impact on local weather conditions, with examples. (250words)
- How do the melting of the Arctic ice and glaciers of the Antarctic differently affect the weather pattern and human activities on the earth? Explain. (250words)
- Discuss the multi-dimensional implications of uneven distribution of mineral oil in the world. (250words)
- What are the main socio-economic implications arising out of the development of the IT industries in the major cities of India? (250 words).
- Discuss the main objectives of Population Education and point out the measures to achieve them in India in detail. (250words).
- What is Cryptocurrency? How does it affect global society? Has it been affecting Indian society also?
- How does Indian Society maintain continuity in traditional social values? Enumerate the changes taking place in it. (250words)
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UPSC Mains 2021- Analysis of UPSC Mains GS Paper-I
Questions from History Section were on expected lines and aspirants who have prepared well could easily attempt all the questions whether from Culture or Modern History or even World History questions. Questions on World Wars, Gandhi’s constructive activities, Bhakti Movement, etc. were asked from this section.
Questions from this section were moderately difficult as few questions tried to link economic dimensions with societal issues. For example, questions like the impact of cryptocurrencies on the world and Indian Society, and the role of the Gig Economy in women empowerment linked societal issues with the economy. Aspirants having a comprehensive understanding of the issue would be able to write good answers and fetch good marks from this section of the UPSC Mains 2021 GS Paper 1.
Questions from the Geography section in the General Studies Paper 1 were on the tougher side. Few questions required both conceptual and factual knowledge to comprehensively write a good answer. For example, a question on the alignment of major mountain ranges of the world and their impact on local weather conditions. Questions like listing the Global occurrence of volcanic eruptions in 2021 and their impact, required factual knowledge on the part of the aspirants. On the other hand, many questions like why India is called a subcontinent and environmental implications of land-use changes in urban areas (water bodies) required a fundamental understanding of the concerned topics.
Overall, GS Paper 1 (UPSC Mains 2021) was on the expected lines. Questions from each section of the syllabus were asked in the UPSC Mains GS Paper 1.
All the Best to aspirants for comings UPSC CSE Mains 2021 papers.