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UPSC MAINS 2018 GS PAPER I ANALYSIS

# QUESTIONS MARKS SUBJECT SUB-TOPIC NATURE OF QUESTION
1. Safeguarding the Indian art heritage is the need of the moment. Discuss (150 words). 10 Indian Heritage & Culture Indian Heritage and Culture Fundamental
2. Assess the importance of the accounts of the Chinese and Arab travellers in the reconstruction of the history of India. (150 words). 10 Indian Heritage and Culture Art and Culture (Literature) Fundamental
3. Throw light on the significance of the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi in the present times. (150 words) 10 History The Freedom Struggle Fundamental + Current Affairs (150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi)
4. Why is Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS) needed? How does it help in navigation? (150 words) 10 Geography Indian Geography Current Affairs (Launch of IRNSS – 1I)
5. Why is India taking keen interest in resources of Arctic Region? (150 words) 10 Geography Salient features of world‟s physical geography Fundamental
6. Define mantle plume and explain its role in plate tectonics. (150 words) 10 Geography Important Geophysical phenomena Fundamental
7. What are the consequences of spreading of „Dead Zones‟ on marine ecosystem? (150 words) 10 Geography Change in Geographical features Current Affairs (Reports)
8. “Caste system is assuming new identities and associational forms. Hence, caste system cannot be eradicated in India.” 10 Indian Society Features of Indian society Fundamental
9. "Despite implementation of various programmes for eradication of poverty by the government in India, poverty is still existing.‟ Explain by giving reasons. (150 words) 10 Indian Society Poverty and Development Issues Fundamental
10. How the Indian concept of secularism is different from the western model of secularism? Discuss. (150 words) 10 Indian Society Communalism Fundamental
11. The Bhakti movement received a remarkable reorientation with the advent of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Discuss. (250 words) 15 Indian Heritage and Culture Art and Culture Fundamental
12. Discuss whether formation of new states in recent times is beneficial or not for the economy of India. (250 words) 15 250 History Post Independence Consolidation Current Affairs (Statehood Demands)
13. Why indentured labour was taken by the British from India to other colonies? Have they been able to preserve their cultural identity over there? ( 250 words) 15 History Modern India Fundamental
14. The idea solution for depleting ground water resources in India is water harvesting system. How can it be made effective in urban areas? (250 words) 15 Geography Distribution of Key Natural Resources Current Affairs
15. Defining blue revolution, explain the problems and strategies for pisciculture development in India. (250 words) 15 Geography Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries Fundamental
16. What is the significance of Industrial Corridors in India? Identifying industrial corridors, explain their main characteristics. (250 words) 15 250 Geography Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India). Fundamental
17. How do ocean currents and water masses differ in their impacts on marine life and coastal environment? Give suitable examples 15 250 Geography Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., Fundamental + Current Affiars
18. Do we have cultural pockets of small India all over the nation? Elaborate with examples 15 250 Indian Society Salient features of Indian Society Current Affairs
19 What are the continued challenges for women in India against time and space? 15 250 Indian Society Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Fundamental
20. Are we losing our local identity for the global identity? Discuss 15 250 Indian Society Effects of globalization on Indian society Fundamental


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