GS Paper 1

UPSC MAINS 2016 GS PAPER 1 RAG+ topics

12 out of 20 questions were directly asked from our Android App RAG+ topics. This clearly shows RAG+ strategy is a simple & sure strategy to clear civil services exam. Know More about RAG

  1. Early Buddhist Stupa-art, while depicting folk motifs and narratives, successfully expounds Buddhist ideals. Elucidate.
  2. Krishnadeva Raya, the king of Vijayanagar, was not only an accomplished scholar himself but was a also a great patron of learning and literature. Discuss.
  3. Explain how the upraising of 1857 constitutes an important watershed in the evolution of British policies towards colonial India.
  4. Discuss the role of women in the freedom struggle especially during the Gandhian phase.(Direct question from our RAG topic: Women in Freedom Struggle )
  5. Highlight the differences in the approach of Subhash Chandra Bose and Mahatma Gandhi in the struggle for freedom.
  6. Has the formation of linguistic states strengthened the cause of Indian unity? (Similar question in our RAG topic: Regionalism and unity of India )
  7. The anti-colonial struggles in West Africa were led by the new elite of Western -educated Africans. Examine.
  8. To what extent globalisation has influenced the core of cultural diversity in India? Explain. ( Our RAG topic : Impact of globalization on rural India and education in India )
  9. “An essential condition to eradicate poverty is to liberate the poor from the process of deprivation.” Substantiate this statement with suitable examples. ( Our RAG topic: Poverty Cycle )
  10. Why are the tribals in India referred to as ‘the Scheduled Tribes’? Indicate the major provisions enshrined in the Constitution of India for their upliftment. ( Our RAG topic:
    Welfare schemes for ST )
  11. With a brief background of quality of urban life in India, introduce the objectives and strategy of the ‘Smart City Programme.” ( Direct RAG topic: Smart City )
  12. What is the basis of regionalism? Is it that unequal distribution of benefits of development on regional basis eventually promotes regionalism? Substantiate your answer. (Our Practice Question: How does regionalism affect the issue of development? Explain.)
  13. Discuss the concept of air mass and explain its role in macro-climatic changes.
  14. “The Himalayas are highly prone to landslides.”Discuss the causes and suggest suitable measures of mitigation. (Repeat Question: Landslides in Himalayas)
  15. The effective management of land and water resources will drastically reduce the human miseries. Explain.
  16. South China Sea has assumed great geopolitical significance in the present context. Comment. (Direct RAG topic: South China Sea issue)
  17. Major cities of India are becoming vulnerable to flood conditions. Discuss. (Direct question from RAG topic: Flooding in urban areas)
  18. Present an account of the Indus Water Treaty and examine its ecological, economic and political implications in the context of changing bilateral relations. (Again Direct RAG topic: Indus Water Treaty)
  19.  Enumerate the problems and prospects of inland water transport in India. (Our  RAG topic under infrastructure: National waterway project)
  20.  In what way micro-watershed development projects help in water conservation in drought-prone and semi-arid regions of India?

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