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The previous year’s question paper lays the foundation for strengthening further preparation. We have tried arranging the paper topic wise eg. Science and Technology, History, Geography, etc.
Indian Society UPSC Mains Previous Year Questions 2019
1. What makes the Indian society unique in sustaining its culture? Discuss. 10
2. “Empowering women is the key to control population growth.” Discuss. 10
3. What are the challenges to our cultural practices in the name of secularism? 10
4. Do we have culture pockets of small India all over the nation? Elaborate with examples, 15
5. What are the continued challenges for women in India against time and space? 15
6. Are we losing our local identity for the global identity? Discuss. 15
Indian Society UPSC Mains Previous Year Questions 2018
1. “Caste system is assuming new identities and associational forms. Hence, caste system cannot be eradicated in India”. Comment. (Answer in 150 words) 10
2. ‘Despite the implementation of various programs for eradication of poverty by the government in India, poverty is still existing.’ Explain by giving reasons. (Answer in 150 words) 10
3. How the Indian concept of secularism is different from the western model of secularism? Discuss. (Answer in 150 words) 10
4. Mention core strategies for the transformation of aspirational districts in India and explain the nature of convergence, collaboration, and competition for its success. (Answer in 250 words) 15
5. ‘Women’s movement in India has not addressed the issues of women of lower social strata.’ Substantiate your view. (Answer in 250 words) 15
6. ‘Globalization is generally said to promote cultural homogenization but due to this cultural specificities appear to be strengthened in the Indian Society.’ Elucidate. (Answer in 250 words) 15
7. ‘Communalism arises either due to power struggle or relative deprivation.’ Argue by giving suitable illustrations. (Answer in 250 words) 15
Indian Society UPSC Mains Previous Year Questions 2017
1. What are the two major legal initiatives by the State since Independence addressing discrimination against Scheduled Tribes (STs)? 10
2. 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. 15
3. Distinguish between religiousness/religiosity and communalism giving one example of how the former has got transformed into the latter in independent India. 15
Indian Society UPSC Mains Previous Year Questions 2016
1. 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. 12.5
2. With a brief background of the quality of urban life in India, introduce the objectives and strategy of the ‘Smart City Programme’. 12.5
3. What is the basis of regionalism? Is it that unequal distribution of benefits of development on regional basis eventually promotes regionalism? Substantiate your answer.
4. To what extent globalization has influenced the core of cultural diversity in India? Explain. 12.5
5. “An essential condition to eradicate poverty is to liberate the poor from the
process of deprivation” substantiate this statement with suitable examples.
Indian Society UPSC Mains Previous Year Questions 2014
1. Describe any four cultural elements of diversity in India and rate their relative significance in building a national identity. 12.5
2. Critically examine whether the growing population is the cause of poverty OR poverty is the main cause of population increase in India. 12.5
3. How do you explain the statistics that show that the sex ratio in Tribes in India is more favorable to women than the sex ratio among Scheduled Castes? 12.5
4. Discuss the changes in the trends of labor migration within and outside India in the last four decades. 12.5
5. Discuss the positive and negative effects of globalization on women in India. 12.5
6. Debate the issue of whether and how contemporary movements for the assertion of Dalit identity work towards annihilation of caste. 12.5
Indian Society UPSC Mains Previous Year Questions 2014
1. How does patriarchy impact the position of a middle class working woman in India?
2. Why do some of the most prosperous regions of India have an adverse sex ratio for women? Give your arguments.
3. The life cycle of a joint family depends on economic factors rather than social values. Discuss.
4. Discuss the various economic and social-cultural forces that are driving the increasing feminization of agriculture in India.
5. How do the Indian debates on secularism differ from the debates in the west?
Indian Society UPSC Mains Previous Year Questions 2013
1. Discuss the various social problems which originated out of the speedy process of urbanization in India. (200 words) 10
2. “Male membership needs to be encouraged in order to make women’s organization free from gender bias.” Comment (200 Words) 10
3. Critically examine the effect of globalization on the aged population in India. 10
4. Growing feeling of regionalism is an important factor in the generation of demand for a separate State. Discuss. (200 words) 10
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