UPSC Mains-2018 – General Studies 1 Hit Ratio

Dear readers,

As you all aware about our Mains Course-2018 (A Comprehensive course to cover Complete Basics and Syllabus for Mains) which started on September 1st week 2018. In this Course , Complete Syllabus of Mains has been covered including Daily Editorial analysis from top Newspapers namely The Hindu, Indian Express and Live Mint. And FOCUS Mains Booklets (Covering Current Affairs of Last 1.5 years)


We are happy to announce that our subscribers given positive feedback regarding UPSC Mains Exam-2018. Here is a summary of few questions which can be easily answered using our study material whether it is

  1. Mains Notes (syllabus)
  2. Daily Editorials
  3. Daily Current Affairs
  4. GS Notes. {OR}
  5. Focus Mains Booklet (Covering Current Affairs of Last 1.5 years)

Note: – These questions can be answered using our study material (to the point analysis) + General Intelligence + Smart Linkage of Current affairs with the Static portion

 

GENERAL STUDIES 1

Question 1

 

Why is Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS) needed? How does it help in navigation? (10 marks)

Importance of Mains Course

  1. Editorial analysis-Date: 5th august (editorial 2)
  2. Current affairs-Date:17th June (News 2)
  3. Current affairs-Date:2nd January (News 2)
  4. Science Module 2-Date: 11th  
  5. Editorial analysis-Date: 6th September (editorial 2)

 

Question 2

 

Why is India taking keen interest in the Arctic region? (10)

Importance of Mains Course

  1. The Hindu Analysis-Date: 20th July (Science & Tech.)
  2. FOCUS Mains Booklet No. 3 (International Reltn)
  3. More analysis / data required for this question

 

Question 3

 

“Caste system is assuming new identities and associational forms. Hence, caste system cannot be eradicated in India.” Comment. (10)

Importance of Mains Course

  1. General Studies Notes – GS 1 -IS- SCHEDULED CASTES
  2. Editorial analysis-Date: 11th and 12th September (editorial 2)
  3. GS Notes- Role of Caste in Indian Society (Day 42)
  4. Smart Linkage of Current affairs with the Static portion

 

Question 4

 

‘Despite implementation of various Programmes for eradication of poverty by the government in India, poverty is still existing’. Explain by giving reasons. (10)

Importance of Mains Course

  1. General Studies Notes – GS 2 -IS- poverty in India
  2. FOCUS Mains Booklet No. 1 (Social Issues)
  3. FOCUS Mains Booklet No. 3 (Social Issues)
  4. Mains Course- Day 43
  5. Mains Course- Day 44
  6. Mains Course- Day 46
  7. Editorial analysis-Date: 02 July (editorial 2)
  8. also includes other editorial analysis

 

Question 5

 

How the Indian concept of secularism different from the western model of secularism? Discuss. (10)

Importance of Mains Course

  1. Mains Course- Day 42
  2. More analysis / data required for this question

 

Question 6

 

Discuss whether formation of new states in recent times is beneficial or not for the economy of India. (15)

Importance of Mains Course

  1. Mains Course- Day 42 (only Basics explained here)
  2. FOCUS Mains Booklet No. 1 (Indian Polity )- Gorkhaland issue
  3. More analysis / data required for this question

 

Question 7

 

“The ideal solution of depleting ground water resources in India is water harvesting system.” How can it be made effective in urban areas? (15)

Importance of Mains Course

  1. Mains Course- Day 42 (only Basics explained here)
  2. The Hindu Analysis-Date: 18th September (Science & Tech.)
  3. GS Notes- Causes and effects of Groundwater
  4. GS Notes- Surface and Groundwater degradation
  5. Smart Linkage of Current affairs with the Static portion

 

Question 8

 

Defining blue revolution, explain the problems and strategies for pisciculture development in India. (15)

Importance of Mains Course

  1. GS Notes- Doubling Farmer’s income by 2022 (only Basics explained here)
  2. Kurukshetra Magazine- April 2018-Complete portion covered

 

Question 9

 

What is the significance of Industrial Corridors in India? Identifying industrial corridors, explain their main characteristics. (15)

Importance of Mains Course

  1. Editorial analysis-Date: 11th and 12th September (only Basics explained here)
  2. More analysis / data required for this question

 

Question 10

 

Define mantle plume and explain its role in plate tectonics. (10)

Importance of Mains Course

  1. Basics can be cleared using Geography Notes.
  2. More analysis / data required for this question

   

Question 11

 

Mention core strategies for the transformation of aspirational districts in India and explain the nature of convergence, collaboration and competition for its success. (15)

Importance of Mains Course

  1. The Hindu Analysis-Date: 7th July (National news.)
  2. Smart Linkage of Current affairs with the Static portion

 

Question 12

 

‘Women’s movement in India has not addresses the issues of women of lower social strata.’ Substantiate your view. (15)

Importance of Mains Course

  1. Mains Course- Day 40
  2. Smart Linkage of Current affairs with the Static portion

 

Question 13

 

‘Globalisation is generally said to promote cultural homogenisation but due to this cultural specificities appear to be strengthened in the Indian society.’ Elucidate.

Importance of Mains Course

  1. Basics can be cleared using Geography Notes.
  2. More analysis / data required for this question

 

Question 14

 

‘Communalism arises either due to power struggle or relative deprivation.’ Argue by giving suitable illustrations. (15)

Importance of Mains Course

  1. Basics can be cleared using Indian Society Notes.
  2. More analysis / data required for this question

 


 

MAINS COURSE-2019


 

A Short Brief about Mains Course-2019 (A Comprehensive course to cover Complete Basics and Syllabus for Mains)

 

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Mains Course is meticulously designed, 200 days Complete Preparation Course for UPSC Mains-2019.

This Course is for those aspirants preparing for UPSC with Self-Study and / or for working professionals.

What new Features has been added this Year.

In PDF Format

  1. Mains Notes (syllabus)
  2. Daily Editorials Analysis
  3. The Hindu News Analysis
  4. Special GS Notes.
  5. Indian Express Weekly Round-up
  6. Focus Mains Booklet (Covering Current Affairs of Last 1.5 years)

 

Online Courses from our Web Portal

  1. Government Schemes for Prelims and Mains
  2. RSTV- The Big Picture
  3. RSTV- Security Scan (for GS 3)
  4. RSTV- India’s world (for GS 2)
  5. All India Radio Spotlight Analysis
  6. Important topics for Prelims and Mains.
  7. Economic Survey-Basic to Master
  8. Reports and Indices for Prelims
  9. Bills-Acts-Laws for UPSC

 

Recently Added Online Courses

  1. PIB Weekly
  2. Important Multilateral Organizations / treaties
  3. Important Days You must know
  4. Important Wars and Treaties in Indian History
  5. Important Species in News
  6. Environment Conventions, Protocols, Declarations

 

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CHECK QUESTION PAPERS HERE

 

GENERAL STUDIES 1

GENERAL STUDIES 2

GENERAL STUDIES 3

 

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