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UPSC Prelims 2014 CSAT Paper 2 Answer Key

This is the answer key for Set B.

Friends, each year, after the exam, there is a substantial confusion regarding answer keys – various answer keys don’t match and students are left in confusion. So this year, me and Prem Ranjan ji (IAS rank 62, cse 2013) (https://www.facebook.com/Prem.Ranjan.Singh.1985 ) have tried to come up with the following key after doing as much internet research as we could. Still there might be some grey areas and we are open for discussing these.

 

My personal opinion on the paper, passages I found it substantially tougher than last year.

 

Disclaimer: There is no guarantee for accuracy.

 

Himalayan Passage

Q 1.                     (a)

Para 2 says possible loss of genetic species. Extinction of ecosystems is nowhere talked. Only decrease in ecosystem services is talked about.

 

Q 2.                    (d)

Last paragraph tells us the need for …

 

Q 3.                     (c)

This is the main message of the passage covered throughout (except last para).

 

Q 4.                    (b)

Extinction of ecosystems is nowhere talked. Only decrease in ecosystem services is talked about.    

 

Globalization Passage

 

Q 5.                    (a)

Obvious from the passage.

 

Q 6.                    (c)

 

Q 7.                    (c)

 

Q 8.                    (b)

 

Graph based questions 9, 10, 11, 12

 

Q 9                    (b)

 

Q 10                    (c)

 

Q 11                    (d)

 

Q 12                    (b)

 

Q 13    2 students marks table        (d)

 

Q 14    figure contained in other    (c)

 

Q 15    9 square with arrows        (b)

 

Q 16    population and income        (c)

 

Q 17    9 squares and a number    (b)

 

Q 18    circles and triangles in 9 squares    (a)

 

Q 19    routes from S to T        (d)

 

Q 20    half darkened circles in figures    (b)

 

Q 21    bell rings every 18 mins        (b)

 

Q 22    Price and value            (d)

 

Q 23    A & B from X to Y        (c)

 

Q 24    loan from bank            (c)

 

Q 25    worker and factory        (c)

d/5 = (x + 3)/60. 12d = x + 3                

d/6 = (x – 7)/60. 10d = x – 7. Solving these 2 equations, 2d = 10. D = 5 km.

 

Q 26    liberty and government    (a)

 

Inclusive Growth Passage

 

Q 27.                    (c)

 

Q 28.                    (c)

He is throughout saying growth is important and also inclusion.

 

Q 29.                    (d)

 

Petrol Pricing Passage

 

Q 30.                    (b)

2 and 3 are clearly talked about in the passage. 1 could be true, but there is no option 1, 2 & 3.

 

Q 31.                    (a)

1 is clearly correct. 3 and 4 are clearly wrong. So only option left is 1 & 2.

 

Q 32    5 persons fire bullet        (b)

 

Q 33    630 students and rows        (d)

 

Let it be 3. Means 3x + 9 = 630. Means 3x = 621. Possible as it is divisible by 3.

Let it be 4. Means 4x + 18 = 630. Means 4x = 612. Possible.

Let it be 5. Means 5x + 30 = 630. Possible.

Let it be 6. Means 6x + 45 = 630. 6x = 585. Not possible,

 

Q 34    7 persons on a ladder        (c)

 

Q 35    A is taller than B        (c)

 

Q 36    6 villages ABCDEF        (b)

 

Q 37    4 children sitting in a row    (b)

D A B C is the sequence

 

Q 38    hour and minute hand of clock        (c)

 

Q 39 – 44    English Questions, not to be attempted.    

 

Q 45.    3rd day Monday        (c)

3rd Monday means 10th Monday, 17th Monday. 18 is Tuesday, 19 is wed, 20 is thur, 21 is Friday. 1st day from 21 is Sat, 2nd day is Sun, 3rd day is Mon, 4th day is Tue, 5th day is Wed.

 

Q 46.    Charity show             (c)

Total sold = 420.

Sold at Rs. 5 = 210. Total money = 210 * 5 = 1050.

Sold at Rs 3 = 140. Total money = 140 * 3 = 420.

Sold at Rs 2 = 420 – 210 – 140 = 70. Total money = 70 * 2 = 140.

Total money = 1050 + 420 + 140 = 1610.

 

Q 47, 48, 49.

A (male, engg) husband of D(steno). 1st generartion.

B (Judge, son of A, D) husband of C(female, lawyer). 2nd generation.

F(draughtsman) brother of E (unmarried, doctor). 3rd generation.

 

Q 47.    ABCDEF passage        (a)

Q 48    ABCDEF passage        (c)    

Q 49    ABCDEF passage        (b)

 

Capitalism Passage

Q 50.                    (a)

Both a and c are correct, but a is more correct.

 

Q 51.                    (d)                

The ideological bias is that free markets are fair and competent. But the passage criticizes this bias and so implies that free markets are neither fair, nor competent.

 

Q 52                    (c)

2 and 3 tell us meaning of this assumption but the passage criticizes this assumption.

 

Public Sector Units Passage

 

Q 53.                    (c)

From 1st para, 2, 3, 4 are correct. 1 is nowhere clearly implied from the passage.

 

Q 54.                    (b)

 

Q 55.                    (c)

 

Q 56.                    (a)

 

Q 57.    Poets and questions         (b)

A = med

B = med

C = med

D = med

E = mod

F = mod

G = mod

H = mod

Modern alternate years. H like G. F like E. Paper setter likes F, so likes E. Last year paper had A, so this year modern must be asked. Among modern, paper setter likes E. So E has higher chance.

 

Q 58.    6 women            (d)

Total 6. 4 dancers, 4 vocal, 1 actress, 3 violin.

Girija = violin

Vanaja = violin, vocal

Jalaja = no violin, vocal

Shailja = no violin, dancer, vocal

Tanuja = dancer, vocal, violin (2 of them are also violin)

Pooja = actress

 

Q 59.    PQRST…             (d)

P = 4, T = 4 + 5 = 9, N = 9 – 3 = 6,

 

Q 60.    Army vs civilians        (c)

Quality of life is high in army that is why death rate is lower.

 

Q 61.    Buses, Trucks, Cars        (d)

Buses > Cars

Trucks < Buses

None of the given 3 options can be inferred from the passage.

 

Q 62.    Military passage        (b)

Clear from the 1st line itself.

 

Q 63.    Alok, Bhupesh            (a)

Alok + Bhupesh = Chander + Dinesh

Alok > Bhupesh

Dinesh = 2 Chander

Alok = Dinesh + 5

Clearly, Alok has highest.

 

Q 64.    George attending classes    (d)

 

Monday = Music

Tues = Sports

Wed = Maths

Thus = History

Friday = not Lit,

 

Q 65.    A 11th from left        (c)

 

10 people, A, x people, B, 9 people.

10 people, B, x people, A, 9 people. 10 + 1 + x = 17. X = 6. Total people other than A and B = 10 + 6 + 9 = 25.    

 

Q 66.    B is north of A        (b)

B

A    C

This is Pythagoras theorem. BC2 = AB2 + AC2 = 52 + 122 =25 + 144 = 169. So BC = 13.    

 

Q 67.    Cars meting        (a)

Total distance = 160 km. Total speed = 50 + 30 = 80 km. So they will meet after 160 / 80 = 2 hours. So time of meet = 10:10 AM

 

 

Climate Change and Agriculture Passage

 

Q 68.                    (a)

 

Q 69                    (c)

 

Green House Gases Passage

 

Q 70                    (c)

 

Q 71                    (a)

A is correct as is mentioned in the 1st para. Same para also tells us that availability of alternate resources is not a problem, specially for India. So 3 is wrong. Considering the options which have 1 but not 3, only option left is (a).

 

Q 72                    (b)

 

Q 73                    (d)

Both paragraphs majorly talk about how lifestyles need to be changed. This is the message of the passage.

 

Q 74.     Nursery class            (d)

Total Eng + Total Hindi – Both Eng and Hindi = 50

Total Eng = 21, Both Eng and Hindi = 10. So total Hindi = 50 + 10 – 21 = 39. Hindi only = Total Hindi – Both Hindi and Eng = 39 – 10 = 29. Similarly, only English = 21 – 10 = 11. So our ans (d)

 

 

Q 75.    Area of rectangle        (b)

 

New length = 1.4l

New width = 0.8w

New area = 1.4 * 0.8 lw = 1.12 lw. So area increases by 12%, b is correct.

 

Q 76.     ABCDEF books            (b)

 

A    Yl    New    Law

B    Gr    New    Law

C    Gr    Old    Law

D    Yl    New    Med

E    Gr    Old    Med

F    Gr    Old    Med

 

Q 77.    36 cm line            (b)

2 pts at 1, 35 cm

Next 2 pts at 3, 33 cm

Next 2 pts at 6, 30 cm

Next 2 pts at 10, 26 cm

Next 2 pts at 15, 21 cm

Next pt at 15, 21 cm so not counted.

Next pt at 28, 8 cm.

Next pt at 0, 36 cm so not counted.

Thus total 12 points.

 

Q 78.     Selling goats            (c)

Let cost of 1st goat be Rs. 100. Then its selling price = 110 = selling price of goat 2. But he suffers loss of 10% on goat 2 which means cost of goat 2 = 110/.9 = 122.22

Total cost = 222.22, total selling price = 220. Means loss of ~1%.

 

Q 79.    Guitar, violin, flute        (b)

Guitar alone + flute alone + violin alone + any 2 + all 3 = 120

All 3 = 6

Any 2 = 30

Guitar alone = 40

So flute alone + violin alone = 120 – 76 = 44

 

Q 80.    Turning cards upside down    (a)

UPSC Prelims 2014 CSAT Paper 1 Answer Key

This key is based on the paper given here: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B9WywJBMvmgWRnNhWHlUR09zQ2s&usp=sharing … Have been told this is SET A

Friends, each year, after the exam, there is a substantial confusion regarding answer keys – various answer keys don’t match and students are left in confusion. So this year, me and Prem Ranjan ji (IAS rank 62, cse 2013) (https://www.facebook.com/Prem.Ranjan.Singh.1985 )have tried to come up with the following key after doing as much internet research as we could. Still there might be some grey areas and we are open for discussing these.

My personal opinion on the paper, I found it substantially tougher than last year.

 

Disclaimer: There is no guarantee for accuracy.

 

Q 1.     Sustainabe Sugarcane Initiative     (b) http://www.agritech.tnau.ac.in/expert_system/sugar/ssi.html

Note: 3 is incorrect because the article says in SSI, use of chemical fertilizers is optimized whereas the option says there is no use at all.

 

Q 2.    Montreux Record            (a) http://www.ramsar.org/cda/en/ramsar-documents-montreux/main/ramsar/1-31-118_4000_0__

 

Q 3.     10 degree channel            (a) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Degree_Channel

 

Q 4.     Programmes & ministries        (d) http://www.gktoday.in/drought-prone-area-programme/
Watershed management programme is by Ministry of Agriculture

 

Q 5.     BNHS                    (c) http://www.bnhs.org/about-bnhs.html

 

Q 6.     Global Environment Facility        (not fully sure) (d) http://www.thegef.org/gef/whatisgef

Note: GEF also has a Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) which undertakes scientific research on GEF’s programmes and gives scientific and technical advice to it. But not sure if this can be taken as GEF undertaking scientific research.

 

Q 7.     Photovoltaic                 (a) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_cell

The Wikipedia article clearly says 2 is wrong as photovoltaic produces DC. 1 is correct, and since there is no option like 1 and 3, so only 1 would be correct. Hence (a).

 

Q 8.     Classical Language            (c) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_India#.22Classical.22_languages

Note: Gujarati is not a classical language

 

Q 9.     Dampa, Saramati and Gumti        (c) Saramati is in Nagaland, so 3 is correct. Gumti is in Tripura, so 2 is incorrect. Since only option having 3 and not having 2 is (c), so our answer is c.

Saramati Peak: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Saramati

Gumti: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gumti_Wildlife_Sanctuary

 

Q 10.     Wetlands International            (b) It is not an intergovernmental organization.

It is not an intergovernmental organization since many NGOs are also a part of it. Look at Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intergovernmental_organization to see definition of Intergovernmental organizations.

Look at this link to see the work of this organization includes field work and recommending policies. http://www.wetlands.org/Aboutus/Howwework/tabid/2728/Default.aspx

 

Q 11.     BRICS                    (b) 1 is wrong as the summit was not held in Rio

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRICS

 

Q 12. Diphtheria, Chickenpox, smallpox        (b) Smallpox has been eradicated, Chickenpox still happens. So we need an option which has 3 but not 2. The only such option is (b).

http://nmji.in/archives/Volume_19_1_january_february2006/SPECIAL_SERIES/Special_Series.htm

 

Q 13.     Continental drift and glacial cycles    (c) Both affect environment and hence evolution.

 

Q 14.     Gangetic dolphin            (c) Crocodiles don’t threaten these dolphins

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Asian_river_dolphin#Conservation

 

Q 15.     Radcliffe Committee            (c) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radcliffe_Line

 

Q 16.     Brominated retardants            (c) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brominated_flame_retardant#Environmental_and_safety_issues

 

Q 17.     Hibernation                (c)

Bats hibernate: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibernation

Bears hibernate: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibernation#Bears

Rodents hibernate: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibernation

 

Q 18.     Committee strength            (b) http://parliamentofindia.nic.in/ls/intro/p21.htm

 

PAC 22 members

Committee on estimates 30 members

CoPU: 22 members

Petitions: 15 members

 

Q 19.     Adding carbon dioxide            (c) Photosynthesis absorbs CO2, rest all emit.

 

Q 20.     Birds feeding on insects        (b)

Painted stork is not such a bird. “They feed mainly on small fish” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Painted_stork#Behaviour_and_ecology

Common myna is one such bird for sure: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_myna#Food_and_feeding

Black necked crane is not such a bird for sure: “The cranes winter in lower elevation agricultural valleys where they feed mainly on waste grains.” https://www.savingcranes.org/black-necked-crane.html

 

Q 21.     Mahattara and Pattakila        (b) village head

 

http://books.google.co.in/books?id=GW5Gx0HSXKUC&pg=PA488&lpg=PA488&dq=mahattara+in+medieval+india&source=bl&ots=QgKeKsPXFd&sig=ZltgNPatun9HD5V3mC8YskHHAIM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=N7r5U934BY62uASt_4CABw&ved=0CBwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=mahattara%20in%20medieval%20india&f=false

http://books.google.co.in/books?id=T0BSgf_4L74C&pg=PA82&lpg=PA82&dq=pattakila+in+medieval+india&source=bl&ots=7J1BcjPVQe&sig=-gZKYln7UbeLsK_vHcutMT9UyXM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=R7r5U7HREMSgugTaxICwBw&ved=0CBwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=pattakila%20in%20medieval%20india&f=false

 

Q 22.     Lichens                    (b) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lichen

 

Q 23.     Plants in Himalayas            (d)

Oak is found.

For rhododendron: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhododendron#Distribution_and_habitat

 

Q 24.     Steel industry pollution         (d) all 4 are emitted

https://in.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20130128080300AAZsC8A

 

Q 25.     Buddha and mahajanapadas        (c)

Avanti and Gandhara were not associated with Buddha. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gautama_Buddha

 

Q 26.     Month long plantation festival        (b)

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-miscellaneous/tp-others/their-own-green-revolution/article3823031.ece

 

Q 27.     Sales tax                (d)

 

Q 28.     Venture capital                (b)

 

Q 29.    12th FYP objective            (d)

 

Q 30.     Current Account            (c)

Foreign assets will come in capital account. SDRs are foreign assets only. Only 1 and 3 are correct.

 

Q 31.     MSF and NDTL                (a) Used in context of RBI lending to banks.

Q 32.     Bank saathi / BC            (c)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swabhimaan_(campaign)

 

Q 33.     Purpose of statutory reserve requirements    (b)

These reserve requirements are CRR and SLR. 1 and 2 are correct. 3 is incorrect. 4 is incorrect since the CRR amount is kept with RBI and banks can’t access it. Hence use of it as vault cash is not possible.

 

Q 34.     Arab Spring                (d)

 

Q 35.     Arctic Council                (d)

 

Q 36.     Chechnya, Darfur, Swat        (a)

Darfur is in Sudan.

Swat valley is in Pakistan.

 

Q 37.     Agni missile                (a)

It is propelled by solid fuel also and range is sub 4000 km.

 

Q 38.     Coalbed methane and shale gas    (d)

Shale gas is primarily methane, so 1 is wrong. Also it is found in India, so 2 is wrong

 

Q 39.     Changpa                (b)                

They live in J&K

Changpa and Pashmina: http://www.swisscashmere.org/ladakh-and-the-changpa.html

ST status: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Changpa#Changpa_of_Jammu_and_Kashmir

Q 40.     Guar                    (b)

 

Q 41.     Coral Reefs                (a)

Not found in sunderban: http://www.fao.org/docrep/x5627e/x5627e06.htm

 

Q 42.     Soil erosion                (b)

Terrace farming reduces soil erosion. There is no (2) and (3) option.

 

Q 43.     Seasonal wind reversal            (c) Monsoon

 

Q 44.     Panchyatan                (c)

 

Q 45.     Rivers in Arunachal            (b)

Barak river is not in AP: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barak_River

Subansiri river: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subansiri_River

Lohit river: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lohit_River

 

Q 46.     Wetlands and confluence        (a)

Harike (correct): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harike_Wetland

Keoladeo (incorrect): http://www.birdersinn.com/keoladeo-ghana-national-park.html (Gambhiri and Banganga river)

Kolleru lake: Musi river is in Hyderabad, Kolleru lake far away

 

Q 47.     Philosophy systems            (c)

 

Q 48.     Hills and location            (c)

Coromandal coast: Is in east Tamil Nadu

Kaimur hills is in Vindhyas

Mahadeo and Mikir hills are correct

 

Q 49.     Anti defection law            (d)

 

Q 50.     Biodiversity and humans        (a)

 

Q 51.    Turkey location                (b)

 

Q 52.    SE Asia cities                (c)

 

Q 53.    3 degree rise in temperature        

2 is for sure, not sure about rest.

 

Q 54.    Satyamev Jayate            (d)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyameva_Jayate

 

Q 55.    Promotion of international peace    (b)

Art 51

 

Q 56.    Integrated watershed Program        (c)

http://dolr.nic.in/iwmp_main.htm

 

Q 57.    Planning in India            (c)

2 is definitely correct, 1 is definitely incorrect. Only option left is 2 and 5.

 

Q 58.    Cabinet Secretariat            (c)

3 is the job of finance ministry

 

Q 59.    Constitutional government        (c)

India has constitutional government and both 1 and 2 are found in India

 

Q 60.    Discretionary powers of governor    (b)

2 and 4 are on recommendation of CM

 

Q 61.    Decrease in interest rate        (c)

This leads to increased investments as borrowings are cheaper.

 

Q 62.    Allocation of business rules        (a) 1 is correct, source given below. 2 is incorrect as all actions taken in the name of the president.

http://lawyersupdate.co.in/LU/4/702.asp

 

Q 63.    No confidence motion            (c)

 

Q 64.    Neem seeds and oil            (d)

1 and 3 are correct: http://www.discoverneem.com/neem-oil.html

 

Q 65.     Photosynthesis                (b)

 

Q 66.    Biometric identification            (d)

All 3 are correct. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biometrics

 

Q 67.    Vegetative propagation        (c)

2 is incorrect as if the parent has the virus, child will get too as it is merely a clone.

3 should be correct as It can be done without seeds and flowers etc. so no need to wait for any particular season.

 

Q 68.    Cassini Hyugen, Messenger        (b)

Cassini-Hyugen is Saturn

 

Q 69.    Areca nut, mango, soyabean        (d)

Soya in MP, mango in Maharashtra, Areca nut in Karnataka

 

Q 70. Which one is a chemical reaction        (b)

Souring of milk is a chemical change. Sugar becomes lactic acid. http://www.answers.com/Q/Is_milk_souring_a_chemical_change

 

Q 71.    Centre State dispute            (c)

This is original and exclusive jurisdiction

 

Q 72.    Transgenic crops            (

 

Q 73.    Maize                    (d)

 

Q 74.    Crab, Mite, Scorpion, Spider        (a)

Class of remaining 3 is Arachida

 

Q 75.     Increasing number of judges in SC    (b)

 

Q 76.    Saris and ancient towns        (b)

 

2 is for sure, 1 is not. Only left is 2 and 3.

 

77    National Highway            D

 

78    International Agreement on Biodiversity    C

 

79    Earth Hour                 C

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Hour

 

80    Food chain sequence             A

 

81    Partition of Bengal             B

 

82    1929 session of INC             B

 

83    Sattriya dance                 B

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sattriya#History

 

84    Saka era vs Gregorian calendar         A

 

Q 85.    Buddha’s image, Varah avatar, Arjun        (c)

 

86    Gadar movement             A

 

87    Kalaripiyattu marshal art         D

 

88    Garba, Mohiniyattam, Yakshagana     C

 

89    Buddhist famous shrines         C

 

90    Beejak and Pushti marg         D

http://books.google.co.in/books?id=4TA_WbrHHDsC&pg=PA104&lpg=PA104&dq=madhvacharya+pushtimarg&source=bl&ots=HEkI6YZyJG&sig=yZqV8hkACZo7HkojqDdL9ekmts&hl=en&sa=X&ei=8NL5U_fBNdehugTh7YDQBw&ved=0CF0Q6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=madhvacharya20pushtimarg&f=false

 

91    Manganyar                 B

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manganiar

http://www.amarrass.com/the-manganiyar-seduction/artists/the-manganiyars

 

92    1858 Proclaimation             A

 

93    Ibadatkhana                 C

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibadat_Khana

 

94.    Seed replacement rate            (b)

1 and 2 are clearly wrong. There is a seeds policy and private sector is also present. Demand supply gap for quality seeds is likely to be true.

 

95    Ecosensitive zone             D

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/efeatures.aspx?relid=100286

http://www.downtoearth.org.in/content/moef-extends-deadline-states-declare-eco-sensitive-zones-around-wildlife-parks-and-sanctuari

 

96    Animal welfare board             b

 

97     Vitamin and deficiency             A

 

98    Nanoparticles                 D

http://nano.foe.org.au/nanoparticles-tattoo-ink-could-cause-cancer

 

99    World Economic Outlook         A

 

100    Non Plan expenditure             c

 

UPSC Mains 2013: (Solved) General Studies Paper 3

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1. The below answers have been reproduced purely from my memory of what I wrote. They may not be accurate. All discussions are welcome :-)
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4. I have not been able to garner enough will power to put solutions to last few questions here. Will try to do so in due course.

UPSC Mains 2013: (Solved) General Studies Paper 2

I am uploading here what I wrote in the General Studies paper 2 of 2013 UPSC mains exam. This is just from memory and is only broadly similar to what I wrote. The words obviously can’t be the same. You are most welcome to criticize/add to/suggest alternate answers :-) I am only putting up a link here because the formatting of wordpress leaves much to desire.

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UPSC Mains 2013: (Solved) General Studies Paper 1

I am uploading here what I wrote in the General Studies paper 1 of 2013 UPSC mains exam. This is just from memory and may not be accurate. You are most welcome to criticize/add to/suggest alternate answers :-) I am only putting up a link here because the formatting of wordpress leaves much to desire.

Click here to download Paper 1.

UPSC Mains 2013: (Solved) Economics Optional Paper 1

I am uploading here what I wrote in the Economics optional paper 1 of 2013 UPSC mains exam. This is just from memory and may not be accurate. You are most welcome to criticize/add to/suggest alternate answers :-) I am only putting up a link here because the formatting of wordpress leaves much to desire.

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