GSHindi Questions in UPSC IAS Mains 2017


GSHindi Performance in UPSC IAS Mains 2017


Classroom &

Correspondence Program

Ques Marks Ques Marks
Essay 1 125 1 125
GS Paper 1 9 110 4 50
GS Paper 2 14 175 10 130
GS Paper 3 12 155 12 155
GS Paper 4 5 70 3 30
TOTAL 41 635 30 490



Social Media: 125 Marks



Q.05 How does the Juno Mission of NASA help to understand the origin and evolution of the Earth? (150 words, 10 marks)

Class Notes (August: Magnetosphere of Mars)


Q.06 “Inspite of adverse environmental impact, coal mining is still inevitable for development”. Discuss (150 words, 10 marks)


Q.7 Mention the advantages of the cultivation of pulses because of which the year 2016 was declared as the International Year of Pulses by United Nations. (150 words, 10 marks)


Q.08 How does the cryosphere affect global climate? (150 words, 10 marks)

Class Notes


Q. 10 What are the two major legal initiatives by the State since Independence addressing discrimination against Scheduled Tribes(STs)? (150 words) 10 Marks

Class Discussion


Q.11 The spirit of tolerance and love is not only an interesting feature of Indian society from very early times, but it is also playing an important part at the present. Elaborate. (250 words) 15 Marks

Class Notes


Q.16 In what way can floods be converted into a sustainable source of irrigation and all-weather inland navigation in India? (250 words) 15 Marks


Q.17 What characteristics can be assigned to monsoon climate that succeeds in feeding more than 50 percent of the world population residing in Monsoon Asia? (250 words) 15 Marks


Q.20 “The growth of cities as I.T. hubs has opened up new avenues of employment, but has also created new problems”. Substantiate this statement with examples (250 words) 15 Marks

Class Discussion




Q. 2 Critically examine the Supreme Court’s judgement on ‘National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014’ with reference to appointment of judges of higher judiciary in India. (150 words) 10 Marks

Class Notes


Q.3 ‘Simultaneous election to the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies will limit the amount of time and money spent in electioneering but it will reduce the government’s accountability to the people’ Discuss. (150 words) 10 Marks


Q. 5 Discuss the role of Public Accounts Committee in establishing accountability of the government to the people. (150 words) 10 Marks

Class Notes


Q.7 Does the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 ensure effective mechanism for empowerment and inclusion of the intended beneficiaries in the society? Discuss (150 words) 10 Marks


Q. 8 Hunger and Poverty are the biggest challenges for good governance in India still today. Evaluate how far successive governments have progressed in dealing with these humongous problems. Suggest measures for improvement. (150 words) 10 Marks


Q.9 ‘China is using its economic relations and positive trade surplus as tools to develop potential military power status in Asia’, In the light of this statement, discuss its impact on India as her neighbour. (150 words) 10 Marks


Q.10 What are the main functions of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)? Explain different functional commissions attached to it. (150 words) 10 Marks

Class Notes: Prelims


Q.11 Explain the salient features of the constitution(One Hundred and First Amendment) Act, 2016. Do you think it is efficacious enough ‘to remove cascading effect of taxes and provide for common national market for goods and services’? (250 words) 15 Marks



 Q.12 Examine the scope of Fundamental Rights in the light of the latest judgement of the Supreme Court on Right to Privacy. (250 words) 15 Marks



Q. 14 To enhance the quality of democracy in India the Election Commission of India has proposed electoral reforms in 2016. What are the suggested reforms and how far are they significant to make democracy successful? (250 words) 15 Marks


Q.15 Is the National Commission for Women able to strategize and tackle the problems that women face at both public and private spheres? Give reasons in support of your answer. (250 words) 15 Marks

Class Notes


Q.16‘The emergence of Self Help Groups(SHGs) in contemporary times points to the slow but steady withdrawal of the state from developmental activities’. Examine the role of the SHGs in developmental activities and the measures taken by the Government of India to promote the SHGs. (250 words) 15 Marks


Q.17 Poverty Alleviation Programmes in India remain mere show pieces until and unless they are backed by political will’. Discuss with reference to the performance of the major poverty alleviation programmes in India. (250 words) 15 Marks


Q. 18 Initially Civil Services in India were designed to achieve the goals of neutrality and effectiveness, which seems to be lacking in the present context. Do you agree with the view that drastic reforms are required in Civil Services. Comment (250 words) 15 Marks

इनमे से बहुत से प्रश्न है जो हमने CLASS ROOM में करवाया है वो हुबहू इस परीक्षा में आए है उसके लिए आप GSHINDI के CLASS ROOM NOTES refer करे



Q.1 Among several factors for India’s potential growth, savings rate is the most effective one. Do you agree? What are the other factors available for growth potential? (Answer in 150 words) 10 Marks


Q.2 Account for the failure of manufacturing sector in achieving the goal of labour-intensive exports rather than capital-intensive exports. Suggest measures for more labour-intensive rather than capital-intensive exports. 10 Marks


Q.08 Not many years ago, river linking was a concept but it is becoming reality in the country. Discuss the advantages of river linking and its possible impact on the environment. 10 Marks

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Q.9  Discuss the potential threats of Cyber-attack and the security framework to prevent it. 10 Marks


Q.10 The north-eastern region of India has been infested with insurgency for a very long time. Analyze the major reasons for the survival of armed insurgency in this region. 10 Marks


11. One of the intended objectives of Union Budget 2017-18 is to ‘transform, energize and clean India’. Analyse the measures proposed in the Budget 2017-18 to achieve the objective. 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 is Industrial Policy are capable of increasing the industrial growth rate? 15 Marks


Q.13 What are the salient features of ‘inclusive growth’? Has India been experiencing such a growth process? Analyse and suggest measures for inclusive growth. 15 Marks



Q.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? 15 Marks


Q.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? 15 Marks


Q.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? 15 Marks


जलवायु परिवर्तन के कारण हिमालयन इकोसिस्टम (फौना और फ़्लोरा) पर पड़ने वाले प्रभाव पर टिपण्णी लिखिए। 

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Q.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? 15 Marks


इनमे से बहुत से प्रश्न है जो हमने CLASS ROOM में करवाया है वो हुबहू इस परीक्षा में आए है उसके लिए आप GSHINDI के CLASS ROOM NOTES refer करे




Q.4 (b) Corporate social responsibility makes companies more profitable and sustainable. Analyse. (150 Words, 10)

Class Notes


Q6. (a) How will you apply emotional intelligence in administrative practices? (150 Words, 10)

 (b) Strength, peace and security are considered to be the pillars of international relations. Elucidate. (150 Words, 10)


Q 10. You are aspiring to become an IAS officer and you have cleared various stages and now you have been selected for the personal interview. On the day of the interview, on the way to the venue you saw an accident where a mother and child who happen to be your relatives were badly injured. They needed immediate help. What would you have done in such a situation? Justify your action. (250 Words, 20)

Class Discussion


Q. 13 A building permitted for three floors, while being extended illegally to 6 floors by a builder, collapses. As a consequence, a number of innocent labourers including women and children died. These labourers are migrants of different places. The government immediately announced cash relief to the aggrieved families and arrested the builder. Give reasons for such incidents taking place across the country. Suggest measures to prevent their occurrence. (250 Words, 20)

Mumbai Collapse: Class Discussion




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