UPSC Mains 2020 General Studies | GS 1 Question Paper

Mains General Studies-1 | GS 1 Question Paper – UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam 2020

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On the 2nd day of UPSC Mains 2020, GS 1 paper has been conducted in the first half of the day.

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Mains 2020 GS-1 Question Paper

(Q1 to 10 of the question paper carry 10 (150 words) marks and Q11 to 20 carry 15 marks (250 words) )

Q1.The rock-cut architecture represents one of the most important sources of our knowledge of early Indian art and history. Discuss. (Answer in 150 Words)


Q3.Evaluate the policies of Lord Curzon and their long-term implication on the national movement. (Answer in 150 Words)


Q5.The process of desertification does not have climate boundaries. Justify with examples. (Answer in 150 Words)

Q6.How will the melting of Himalayan glaciers have a far-reaching impact on the water resources of India?

Q7.Account for the present location of iron and steel industries away from the source of raw material, by giving examples. (Answer in 150 Words)

Q8.Has caste lost its relevance in understanding the multi-cultural Indian Society? Elaborate your answers with illustrations. (Answer in 150 Words)

Q9.Covid-19 Pandemic加速课程不平等和贫困。评论。(答案150字)

Q10。Do you agree that regionalism in India appears to be a consequence of rising cultural assertiveness? Argue (Answer in 150 Words)

Q11. Indian Philosophy and tradition played a significant role in conceiving and shaping the monuments and their art in India. Discuss. (Answer in 250 words)

Q12. Persian Literary sources of medieval India reflect the spirit of the age. Comment. (Answer in 250 words)



Q15. Account for the huge flooding of the million cities in India including the smart ones like Hyderabad and Pune. Suggest lasting remedial measures. (Answer in 250 words)

Q16. India has immense potential of solar energy through there are regional variations in its development. Elaborate (Answer in 250 words)

Q17. Examine the status of forest resources of India and its resultant impact on climate change. (Answer in 250 words)


Q19. Customs and traditions suppress reason leading to obscurantism. Do you agree? (Answer in 250 words)

Q20. How have digital initiatives in India contributed to the functioning of the education system in the country? Elaborate your answer (Answer in 250 words)

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Mains 2020 GS-1 Question Paper

In the 2nd half of the day, GS paper 2 will be conducted, we will be posting question paper of the same at 5 PM.


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