Category : GS Paper 1

Art and Culture

Table of contents Art Forms Religion and Literature Architecture Misc Art FormsPrevious year questions Gandhara sculpture owed as much to the Romans as to the Greeks. Explain. (2014) Discuss the

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Modern Indian History

Table of contents Events Personalities Issues The Freedom Struggle- stages The Freedom Struggle – contributors Post-independence India Good read: A History of India by Hermann Kulke and Dietmar Rothermund Events

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World History

Table of contents Industrial Revolution World Wars Post World War Decolonization International policies Industrial revolution Previous year questions Why did the industrial revolution first occur in England? Discuss the quality

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Indian Society

Table of contents Features of Indian Society Diversity Features of Indian SocietyPrevious year questions The life cycle of a joint family depends on economic factors rather than social values. Discuss.

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Role of Women

Table of contents Women Women’s organization WomenPrevious year questions How do you explain the statistics that show that the sex ratio in Tribes in India is more favourable to women

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Developmental issues

Table of contents Population Developmental issues Effects of Globalization Population & Poverty Previous year questions Critically examine whether growing population is the cause of poverty OR poverty is the main

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Urbanization

Urbanization Previous year questions What are ‘Smart Cities’? Examine their relevance for urban development in India. Will it increase rural-urban differences? Give arguments for ’Smart Villages’ in the light of

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RCS

Table of contents Regionalism Communalism & Secularism Regionalism Previous year questions Growing feeling of regionalism is an important factor in the generation of demand for a separate state. Discuss. (2013)

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Physical Geography

Table of contents Islands Mountains & Rivers Deserts Islands Previous year questions Explain the formation of thousands of islands in Indonesian and Philippines archipelagos (2014) What do you understand by

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Distribution of resources

Table of contents Distribution of natural resources Distribution of industries Natural resources Previous year questions What are the economic significances of discovery of oil in Arctic Sea and its possible

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Geophysical phenomena

Table of contents Earthquake/Tsunami/Volcanic activity Cyclone Ocean currents Earthquake/Tsunami/Volcano RAG Topics Red Amber Green Landslide (occurrence and management) Cyclone Previous year questions Tropical cyclones are largely confined to South China

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Geophysical features

Table of contents Geographical features Changes in geographical features Flora and Fauna Geographical features Previous year questions India is well endowed with fresh water resources. Critically examine why it still

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