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UPPCS Mains Paper 2018 ‘s all four general studies papers are available in text and pdf format. UPPCS Mains paper 2018 pdf download is available for free. Click below links to download.

1. General Studies Paper 1 – UPPSC Mains 2018

2. General Studies Paper 2 – UPPSC Mains 2018

3. General Studies Paper 3 – UPPSC Mains 2018

4. General Studies Paper 4 – UPPSC Mains 2018

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UPPSC Mains Paper 2018 – General Studies Paper 1

Section – A ( Word Limit 125 words )

  1. Explain the role of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in the integration of princely states of India.
  2. Describe the role of Buddhist literature in the creation of world peace.
  3. Mahatma Gandhi represents the middle path approach in Indian politics. Give logical explanation.
  4. “Communal violence is the instigated by religious fanatics, initiated by anti-social elements, supported by political activists, financed by vested interest.” Comment.
  5. Evaluate the changing status of women in India.
  6. Discuss the solution to Urban problems.
  7. Give an account of the minerals found in Uttar Pradesh.
  8. Enumerate the core infrastructure elements of Smart City Development.
  9. Write a note on the Global Warming.
  10. Give a geographical account of Bundelkhand as a cultural region.

Section – B ( Word Limit 200 words )

  1. “The spine of Indian economy was badly injured during the 200 years of British rule.” Explain.
  2. Discuss the role of Hitler in bringing about the Second World War.
  3. “Revolt of 1857 was a turning point in India Indian history.” Analyse.
  4. “Secularism as an orientation and a set of practices is indispensable to India’s future as a liberal democracy.” Discuss.
  5. Discuss the impact of globalization on the status of women in Indian society by citing suitable examples.
  6. What is globalization? Discuss its impact on the social structure of India.
  7. Give an account of the primary targets of Uttar Pradesh Tourism policy (2018).
  8. What is an air mass? Describe its chief characteristics.
  9. How are volcano, earthquake and Tsunami related to each other? Highlight all the possible causes of volcanic eruptions.
  10. Mention the factors responsible for the origin of ocean currents and name the currents of the Atlantic Ocean.

UPPSC Mains Paper 2018 – General Studies Paper 2

Section – A ( Word Limit 125 words )

  1. Why is India opposed to mediation on Kashmir?
  2. Critically examine the jurisdiction of International Court of Justice.
  3. Throw light on the challenges and problems of farmers and agriculture sector in Uttar Pradesh. Suggest measures for improvement.
  4. What are electoral bonds? Are they capable of bringing transparency in the political funding system?
  5. What has been the impact of Self-Help-Groups (SHG’s) on India’s rural life? Describe.
  6. Write a short note on the contribution of the Indian diaspora towards economic structure in India.
  7. In what ways does the Indian federal-system differ from the federal system in United States of America (USA)? Explain.
  8. Describe those special powers of the council of states (Rajya Sabha) which are not enjoyed by Lok Sabha, Under the Indian Constitution.
  9. Evaluate the use of the VVPAT in the general election of India.
  10. Examine the constitutional position of Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Section – B ( Word Limit 200 words )

  1. How will the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan affect India? Comment.
  2. Discuss the nature of India – China relations in the light of OBOR.
  3. The action of Indian government on Article 370 has changed the status Quo in Jammu and Kashmir. How will it affect the development in the region? Discuss.
  4. Discuss the reasons, objectives and functions of NITI Aayog and describe the recently reorganized NITI Aayog.
  5. What are the main issues related to poverty and hunger?
  6. Clarify e-governance. Explain the features and advantages of e-governance. What are the main challenges before it?
  7. In the monsoon session of the Indian parliament in 2019, amendments were made in the Anti-terror law and The Right to Information Act. What are the significant changes as a result of these amendments? Analyse.
  8. Examine Right to Equality as a fundamental right in the constitution of India.
  9. Write a short note on the emergence and use of alternative dispute redressal mechanism in India.
  10. Describe the composition and functions of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in India.

UPPSC Mains Paper 2018 – General Studies Paper 3

Section – A ( Word Limit 125 words )

  1. Evaluate the effects of globalization on industrial development in India.
  2. Describe the targets of energy generation through renewable energy sources in accordance with National Energy Policy 2017 drafted by NITI Aayog.
  3. Throw light on the ‘Pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in India’.
  4. What is Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada (SAMPADA) Yojana? Mention its objectives and provisions.
  5. What is meant by ‘Technology Mission’ in Indian agriculture? Discuss its objectives.
  6. What is Cyber Security Science? Mention its importance.
  7. Discuss the fields in which the application of biotechnology are being done.
  8. Discuss the corrective strategies needed to win the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) Doctrine affected citizens back into the mainstream of social and economic growth.
  9. Elaborate on the ‘National Defence Council’ of India.
  10. What is Public Private Partnership Model in defense?

Section – B ( Word Limit 200 words )

  1. Examine the major provisions of UP Skill Development Mission. Mention the status of its implementation.
  2. Write a note on Problem of Equilibrium between Economic Development and Carbon Emission.
  3. Discuss the provisions of National Food Security Act, 2013. What reforms are required to strengthen the food security? Explain.
  4. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are the drivers of economic growth and Employment proliferation in India. Examine this statement.
  5. Explain the inter-regional disparities in economic development of Uttar Pradesh and discuss the factors acting as obstacles in the development of backward regions.
  6. What is TIFAC (Technology information forecasting and assessment Council), give its mandate. Elist the upcoming technologies in India by 2020 in IT sector.
  7. Mention the earmarked fields, aim and special powers provided to Indian citizens in Technology Vision Document 2035.
  8. Discuss the challenges of National Security in the age of globalization.
  9. Discuss the disaster management in India at the Centre, State and District levels.
  10. Write a note on the challenges and their solutions for law and order in Uttar Pradesh at the present time.

UPPSC Mains Paper 2018 – General Studies Paper 4

Section – A ( Word Limit 125 words )

  1. What are the values? Throw light over their Central elements.
  2. Define the ethical concerns in Government and Private Institutions.
  3. What is the philosophical basis of probity in the governance? Discuss critically.
  4. Examine the ethical and social ideas of Gandhi.
  5. Evaluate the relevance of the following in the context of civil service:
    1. Conscience
    2. Spirit of service
    3. Discipline
  6. “Public service is recognised on the basis of tolerance and compassion towards the weaker section of the society.” Explain the values of tolerance and compassion in this context.
  7. Discuss the functions of attitude.
  8. Differentiate between the following:
    1. Attitude and Value.
    2. Attitude and opinion.
  9. “Effective administration requires dedication towards Public Service.” Explain.
  10. Recently you have taken charge as the head of government Organisation. On the very first day in your office, you observed that the organisation is Crippled with many irregularities such as:
    1. The staff is not punctual.
    2. The staff waste the time in unnecessary talks.
    3. Speedy action is not taken on public grievances.
    4. There is a rampant corruption at every level in the organisation.
    5. The equality of the services provided by the organisation is very poor.

How would you inspire your staff so that the above deficiencies of the organisation get removed? Discuss.

Section – B ( Word Limit 200 words )

  1. Differentiate between ethics and morality and explain the determinants of the ethical actions.
  2. “Kant’s ethics is formalist and rigorist.” Critically examine this view and evaluate the importance of Kantian ethical principles in moral life.
  3. Explain the ethical dilemmas faced by public servant. Will conscience be helpful in their solution? Discuss.
  4. What are the challenges of corruption? What steps should be taken according to you to prevent them from the society? Explain.
  5. Case:

Nishanth is socially sensitive, socialist, intellectual and professor. Through his articles, speeches and media, he raises the voice of labourers, minorities, downtroddens, women and tribals. A party keeps him in its think tank. In this sequence once he calls the members of civil society, intellectuals, politicians and officers to get their children in the government schools. In the season of admissions, the elite schools are highly criticised for their criteria and its impact on education and Nishant also joins in this criticisms; meanwhile it comes out that Nishant himself is trying to get his child admitted in an Elite School. People condemn this attitude of Nishant and say that his ‘action and words are mismatched’.

Question therefore is:

  1. Should Nishant get his child admitted in the government school?
  2. Should Nishanth leave his intellectual discourse?
  3. Should he called his party followers in his favour?
  4. Or should he try to get the admission of his child in the Elite School?


  1. Explain the importance of persuasive communication to change the attitudes of the masses.
  2. “In essence emotional intelligence is not a theoretical concept but a multidimensional Social Skill.” Explain the concept and dimensions of emotional intelligence in the context of the statement.
  3. Discuss and evaluate the relevance of the following in the context of the Civil Service:
    1. Integrity
    2. Impartiality
    3. Objectivity
    4. Non – partnership.
  4. “Attitude are the result of our experiences.” Explain and evaluate the factors responsible for attitude formation in the context of this statement.
  5. Public Information Officer has received and application under ‘Right to Information (RTI) Act’. After gathering the required information, he finds that the information pertaining to some of the decisions taken by him, which were not totally correct. Some other employees were also a party to these decisions. Disclosure of the information may lead towards disciplinary action against him and his other colleagues including probable punishment. Non – disclosure of information or partial disclosure of information may result to less or no punishment.

The Public Information Officer is an honest and conscientious person but the particular decision regarding which an application under the RTI Act was lodged was a wrong decision.

The officer comes to you for your advice under the above conditions what will be your advice to the officer? Explain logically.

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