UPSC CIVIL SERVICES MAINS EXAM 2017: General Studies Paper – 3 Question Paper (English + Hindi)

UPSC Civil Services Examination MAINS 2017 (General Studies Paper – 3) Question Paper Download in English & Hindi



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 1. Among several factors for India’s potential growth, saving rate is the most effective one. Do you agree? What are the other factors available for growth potential? (250 words) 10Marks

2. Account for the failure of manufacturing sector in achieving the goal of labour‐intensive exports. Suggest measures for more labour‐intensive rather than capital‐intensive exports. (250 words) 10Marks

3. Examine the development of Airports in India through joint ventures under Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. What are the challenges faced by the authorities in this regard? (250 words) 10Marks

4. Explain various types of revolutions, took place in Agriculture after independence in India. How these revolution have helped in poverty alleviation and food security in India? (250 words) 10Marks

5. What are the reasons for poor acceptance of cost‐effective small processing unit? How the food processing unit will be helpful to uplift the socio‐economic status of poor farmers? (250 words) 10Marks

6. Stem Cell therapy is gaining popularity in India to treat a wide variety of medical conditions including Leukemia, Thalassemia, damaged cornea and severe burns. Describe briefly what stem cell therapy is and what advantage it has over other treatments? (250 words) 10 Marks

7. India has achieved remarkable successes in unmanned space missions including the Chadrayaan and Mars Orbit Mission, but has not ventured into manned space missions. What are the main obstacles to launching a manned space mission, both in terms of technology and logistics? Examine Critically….(250 words) 10 Marks

8. Not many years ago, River linking was a concept but it is becoming a reality in the country. Discuss the advantages of river linking and its possible impact on the environment. (250 words) 10 Marks

9. Discus the potential threats of Cyber attack and the security framework to prevent it. (250 words) 10 Marks

10. The North‐East region of India has been infested with insurgency for a very long time. Analyze the major reason for the survival of armed insurgency in this region. (250 words) 10 Marks

11. One of the intended objectives of the Union Budget 2017‐18 is to ‘transform, energize and clean India’. Analyze the measures proposed in the Budget 2017‐18 to achieve the objective. (250 words) 15 Marks

12. “Industrial growth rate has lagged‐behind in the overall growth of Gross‐Domestic‐Product (GDP) in the post‐ reform period.” Give reasons. How far the recent changes in Industrial‐Policy are capable of increasing the industrial growth rate? (250 words) 15 Marks

13. What are the salient features of ‘Inclusive growth’? Has India been experiencing such a growth process? Analyze and suggest measures for inclusive growth? (250 words) 15 Marks

14. What are the major reasons for declining rice and wheat yield in the cropping system? How crop diversification is helpful to stabilize the yield of the crops in the system? (250 words) 15 Marks

15. How do subsidies affect the cropping pattern, crop diversity and economy of farmers? What is the significance of crop insurance, minimum support price and food processing for small and marginal farmers? (250 words) 15 Marks

16. Give an account of the growth and development of nuclear science and technology in India. What is the advantage of fast breeder reactor programme in India? (250 words) 15 Marks

17. ‘Climate change’ is a global problem. How India will be affected by climate change? How Himalayan and coastal states of India will be affected by climate change? (250 words) 15 Marks

18. On December 2004, tsunami brought havoc on fourteen countries including India. Discuss the factors responsible for occurrence of tsunami and its effects on life and economy. In the light of guidelines of NDMA (2010) describe the mechanisms for preparedness to reduce the risk during such events. (250 words) 15 Marks

19. Mob violence is emerging as a serious law and order problem in India. By giving suitable example, analyze the causes and consequences of such violence. (250 words) 15 Marks

20. The scourge of terrorism is a grave challenge to national security. What solutions do you suggest to curb this growing menace? What are the major sources of terrorist funding? (250 words) 15 Marks


 

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