Hello Aspirants!!! As you all know that UPSC Mains Examination for 2019 is ongoing and yesterday UPSC has conducted GS paper Mains 3.

The Union Public Service Commission conducted the GS (General Studies) Paper III on September 22, 2019 in the morning shift (9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M). This paper deals in Science and Technology, Economy, Security Issues, Agriculture, Disaster Management, Environment and Infrastructure.

The GS papers are worth 250 marks with a time duration of 3 hours. There are a total of 20 questions in this exam and all being compulsory. The first 10 questions are 10 marks each and candidates are given a word limit of 150 while the next 10 (Q11-20) are 15 marks and have a limit of 250 words.

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UPSC CSE Mains Examination, 2019 General Studies Paper III

Q1. Enumerate the indirect taxes which have been subsumed in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India. Also, comment on the revenue implications of the GST introduced in India since July 2017. (150 words)

Q2. Do you agree with the view that steady GDP growth and low inflation have left the Indian economy in good shape? Give reasons in support of your arguments. (150 words)

Q3. How far is Integrated Farming System (IFS) helpful in sustaining agricultural production? (150 words)

Q4. Elaborate the impact of National Watershed Project in increasing agricultural production from water-stressed areas. (150 words)

Q5. How was India benefitted from the contributions of Sir M.Visvesvaraya and Dr. M. S. Swaminathan in the fields of water engineering and agricultural science respectively? (150 words)

Q6. What is India’s plan to have its own space station and how will it benefit our space programme? (150 words)

Q7. Coastal sand mining, whether legal or illegal, poses one of the biggest threats to our environment. Analyse the impact of sand mining along the Indian coasts, citing specific examples. (150 words)

Q8. Vulnerability is an essential element for defining disaster impacts and its threat to people. How and in what ways can vulnerability to disasters be characterized? Discuss different types of vulnerability with reference to disasters. (150 words)

Q9. The banning of ‘Jamaat-e – islaami’ in Jammu and Kashmir brought into focus the role of over-ground workers (OGWs) in assisting terrorist organizations. Examine the role played by OGWs in assisting terrorist organizations in insurgency affected areas. Discuss measures to neutralize influence of OGWs. (150 words)

Q10. What is CyberDome Project? Explain how it can be useful in controlling internet crimes in India. (150 words)

Q11. It is argued that the strategy of inclusive growth is intended to meet the objectives of inclusiveness and sustainability together. Comment on this statement. (250 words)

Q12. The public expenditure management is a challenge to the government of India in the context of budget making during the post-liberalization period. Clarify it. (250 words)

Q13. What are the reformative steps taken by the government to make food grain distribution system more effective? (250 words)

Q14. Elaborate the policy taken by the government of India to meet the challenges of the food processing sector. (250 words)

Q15. How is the government of India protecting traditional knowledge of medicine from patenting by pharmaceutical companies? (250 words)

Q16. How can biotechnology improve the living standards of farmers? (250 words)

Q17. Define the concept of carrying capacity of an ecosystem as relevant to an environment. Explain how understanding this concept is vital while planning for sustainable development of a region. (250 words)

Q18. Disaster preparedness is the first step in any disaster management process. Explain how hazard zonation mapping will help in disaster mitigation in the case of landslides. (250 words)

Q19. Indian government has recently strengthened the anti-terrorism laws by amending the unlawful activities (Prevention) act (UAPA), 1967 and the NIA Act. Analyze the changes in the context of prevailing security environment while discussing the scope and reasons for opposing the UAPA by human rights organizations. (250 words)

Q20. Cross-border movement of insurgents is only one of the several security challenges facing the policing of the border in North-East India. Examine the various challenges currently emanating across the India-Myanmar border. Also discuss the steps to counter the challenges. (250 words.

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