ForumIAS UPSC Mains General Studies Test Series for UPSC CSM-2017 : Test 3

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UPSC Mains General Studies Test Series  (Target UPSC CSM-2017)


Topic : Post Independence History, Modern Indian History and Indian Culture

Welcome to the 3rd Mains Marathon General Studies Test.

Topic for Today: (14th August, 2017)

Post Independence History (Integration of States, Uniform Civil Code,Official Language, Linguistic States, Integration of Tribals, Land Reforms, Emergency and all other important topics), Modern Indian History (From Arrival of Europeans to Freedom, significant events, personalities, Freedom Struggle its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country), Indian Culture (salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times, Foreign Travelers, etc. )

Read the following questions and answer them by clicking on the links in not more than 200 words

Kindly review each others answers. 

Q1. Examine why both the JP Movement as well as the imposition of Emergency were antithetical to democratic values.

Q2. What were the different viewpoints post-independence regarding the relationship between the new nation and the tribals within its borders? Elucidate with an emphasis on Tribal Panchsheel.

Q3. What was the Anglicist-Orientalist controversy? Elaborate while tracing the development of education in modern India.

Q4. How were the peasant movements in the early 20th century different from those in the preceding centuries? Elaborate with examples.

Q5. Though largely absent from mainstream discourse, the North East India also played a significant part in the Indian freedom struggle. Elaborate on the contribution of the freedom fighters from North East India.

Q6. Elaborate on the evolution of Indo-Islamic architecture in India.

Q7. The various schools of painting in Rajasthan drew from similar sources, yet they were distinctive from each other. Critically Examine.

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(24 Sectional Tests, 12 Essay Tests and 4 Full-length Tests)

Next Test: (17th August, 2017)

Indian Society (Role of women and women’s organization, Population, Urbanisation, Globalisation and related issues, Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism)
Geography – All Topics (Important Geophysical Phenomena, factors responsible for the location , salient Features of physical geography)

Essay test – 1 : 15th August,, 2017

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The tests are designed in such a way that students would be able to complete the GS Mains syllabus on time and have ample answer writing practice before CSM-2017.

Note from our side:

  • Try to cover the syllabus as we move ahead as per the plan. Topic listing of the tests is there in the plan.
  • You have to supplement the Mains Marathon Free GS Test Series with Daily Mains Marathon Answer Writing Practice.
More about the Mains Marathon Test Series:
  • We will be posting the Mains Marathon Tests around 5 PM.
  • There would be 24 Sectional Tests, 12 Essay Tests and 4 Full-length Tests.
  • Each Sectional Test will have 7 Questions.
  • You are expected to spend not more than 10 minutes on each question.
  • In essence, the exercise, even when done at a slow pace, should help you do a meaningful Answer Writing Practice.
  • We will try to keep all questions meaningful and relevant to the examination.
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