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Previous Year Question & Answers | UPSC Mains 2020

Q. How far do you think cooperation, competition and confrontation have shaped the nature of federation in India? Cite some recent examples to validate your answer.  (Answer in 150 words) Answer: A federal government is one in which powers are divided between the national government and the regional governments by the Constitution itself. India is […]

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Previous Year Question & Answers | APSC Mains 2016

Q. Write a short note on Gamosa and its significance in Assamese society? Answer: Gamosa is one of the most easily recognisable cultural symbols of the Assamese people. cotton yarn is the most common material for making/weaving gamosas. The word gamosa is derived from the Kamrupi word gamsa, the cloth used to cover the Bhagavad […]

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Previous Year Question & Answers | UPSC Mains 2020 (GS-III)

Q1. Define potential GDP and explain its determinants. What are the factors that have been inhibiting India from realizing its potential GDP?   Answer: Most economists and governments use Gross Domestic Product, also known as GDP, or real GDP. GDP represents the total market value of all the goods and services produced by a state […]

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APSC/UPSC Model Question & Answers | General Studies II

Q2. The wider coverage of the public distribution system (PDS) and a promise for employment in rural areas have perhaps cushioned the blow to some extent compared to urban areas. Discuss the need for an Urban employment guarantee in this regard. The pandemic has highlighted the importance  of  expanding  social  security nets. The experience for […]

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APSC/UPSC Model Question & Answers | General Studies III

Q1. What is a Cytokine storm? Discuss its link to COVID-19. Cytokines are small glycoproteins produced by various types of cells throughout the body. Upon their release, cytokines can promote a wide range of functions, some of which involve the control of cell proliferation and differentiation  processes  as  well  as  regulating  immune  and  inflammatory responses. […]

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Previous Year Question & Answers | UPSC Mains 2020

Q. COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented devastation worldwide. However, technological advancements are being availed readily to win over the crisis. Give an account of how technology was sought to aid the management of the pandemic. (Answer in 250 words) Answer: The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic loss of human life worldwide and presents […]

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APSC/UPSC Previous Year Question & Answers 2020

Q1. How have digital initiatives in India contributed to the functioning of the education system in the country? Elaborate on your answer. (Answer in 250 words) Marks-15 To universalize digital education across the wide spectrum of schools from prenursery to higher secondary classes, many projects to assist teachers, scholars and students in their pursuit of […]

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Previous Year Question & Answers | UPSC Mains 2020

Q. “Recent amendments to the Right to Information Act will have a profound impact on the autonomy and independence of the Information Commission”. Discuss? (Answer in 150 words) Answer: The Right to Information (Amendment) Act, 2019 has made amendment in the status, salary and tenure of the Central Information Commissioners (CICs) and State Information Commissioners. […]

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APSC/UPSC Model Question & Answers (General Studies-III)

Q1. Account for the reasons the bay of Bengal is more prone to devastating Tropical cyclones than  the  Arabian  sea.  Also,  discuss recent changes in cyclones patterns in  the  Arabian  sea  and  their impact. Q1. Discuss the policy framework and administrative setup to manage tropical cyclone disaster. The Bay of Bengal sees approximately five times […]

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How To Prepare For APSC Interview

As per the APSC CCE format, the APSC interview is conducted after Mains examinations. The interview phase of APSC CCE is not only held to evaluate a candidate’s knowledge but to judge his personality. Whether a candidate has the required administrative skills or not, is to be assessed through this interview. There is a list […]

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