ForumIAS UPSC Mains General Studies Test Series for UPSC CSM-2017 : Test 4

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


Topic : Indian Society & Geography

Here is the 4th Mains Marathon General Studies Test.

Topic for Today: (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)

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

Kindly review each others answers. 

Q1. Feminization of agriculture is a worrying trend. Identify the causes for this. What are the consequences and implications of such a trend?

Q2. Examine the reasons for the current backlash against globalization. Also mention its implications for developing countries.

Q3. The demographic bulge being experienced now will age soon, and it is expected that India will have a substantial geriatric population by 2050. Mentioning the schemes undertaken by the government for geriatric population, elaborate on what else can be done to alleviate their problems.

Q4. Paleochannels are in news. What are paleochannels? What is their significance? Elucidate.

Q5. Account for the presence of volcanic rock segments and marine sediments in Northern Himalayas.

Q6. How are tropical and temperate cyclones formed? Also bring out other differences between them.

Q7. Comment on why the lumbering industry is so well developed in Canada. Also mention its consequences on the local economy.

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

Next Test: (20th August, 2017)

Polity & Constitution
(Separation of powers, Comparison, Parliament and State Legislatures, Government policies and interventions, Representation of people’s Act, Development processes and the development industry, Governance related issues)

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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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