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UPSC Mains: GS Paper-3 Previous Year Questions

GS paper 3 is often challenging for many candidates. To simplify the preparation process analysis of previous year papers is a very productive step. GS SCORE Mains PYQ explained (Paper 3) presents to you detailed explanation of year wise PYQs that will help you in developing an approach to study.

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GS paper 3 is often challenging for many candidates. To simplify the preparation process analysis of previous year papers is a very productive step. GS SCORE Mains PYQ explained (Paper 3) presents to you detailed explanation of year wise PYQs that will help you in developing an approach to study. It includes 5 subjects with following features:-

Economy

  1. Total number of videos of PYQs with Model Answers : 62
  2. Total number of Theme videos: 7
  3. Trend analysis video: 1

Environment

  1. Total number of videos of PYQs with Model Answers: 17
  2. Total number of Theme videos: 3
  3. Trend analysis video: 1

Science & Technology

  1. Total number of videos of PYQs with Model Answers: 24
  2. Total number of Theme videos: 3
  3. Trend analysis video: 1

The module includes following components to give you a holistic coverage of the PYQs:

Trend analysis & Approach:

  • This includes video discussion on trends of questions asked from 2015-2021 by UPSC along with detailed approach to the subject.

Themes Discussion:

  • To demarcate the important areas, the entire syllabus has divided into various themes. In Depth video discussion will be provided on each theme.

Model Answers

  • For each PYQ Model Approach and Model Hints shall be provided.

Answer Discussion

  • For each PYQ answer discussion will be available focusing on concepts explanation approach to the answer.

Probable questions

  • At the end of the each answer discussion videos we will also provide probable question and dimensions from the same topic to enhance your outlook towards the topic.

Sample Question & Discussions

Videos

Questions

  • Keeping in view India’s internal security, analyse the impact of cross-border cyber attacks. Also discuss defensive measures against these sophisticated attacks.2021
  • Analyse the multidimensional challenges posed by external state and non-state actors, to the internal security of India. Also discuss measures required to be taken to combat these threats. (Answer in 250 words)2021
  • Analyse the complexity and intensity of terrorism, its causes, linkages and obnoxious nexus. Also suggest measures required to be taken to eradicate the menace of terrorism. (Answer in 250 words)2021
  • What are the determinants of left-wing extremism in Eastern part of India? What strategy should Government of India, civil administration and security forces adopt to counter the threat in the affected areas?2020
  • Discuss different types of cybercrimes and measures required to be taken to fight the menace.2020
  • For effective border area management, discuss the steps required to be taken to deny local support to militants and also suggest ways to manage favourable perception among locals.2020
  • Analyze internal security threats and trans-border crimes along Myanmar, Bangladesh and Pakistan borders including Line of Control (LoC). Also discuss the role played by various security forces in this regard.2020
  • The banning of 'Jammat-e-Islami' 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.2019
  • What is CyberDome Project? Explain how it can be useful in controlling internet crimes in India.2019
  • 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.2019
  • 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.2019
  • Left Wing Extremism (LWE) is showing a downward trend, but still affects many parts of the country. Briefly explain the Government of India’s approach to counter the challenges posed by LWE.2018
  • India’s proximity to two of the world’s biggest illicit opium-growing states has enhanced her internal security concerns. Explain the linkages between drug trafficking and other illicit activities such as gunrunning, money laundering and human trafficking. What countermeasures should be taken to prevent the same?2018
  • Data security has assumed significant importance in the digitized world due to rising cyber-crimes. The Justice B. N. Srikrishna Committee Report addresses issues related to data security. What, in your view, are the strengths and weaknesses of the Report relating to protection of personal data in cyber space?2018
  • The North-East region of India has been infested with insurgency for a very long time. Analyze the major reasons for the survival of armed insurgency in this region.2017
  • Mob violence in emerging as a serious law and order problem in India. By giving suitable example, analyze the causes and consequences of such violence.2017
  • Discuss the potential threats of cyber attack and the security framework to prevent it.2017
  • The scourge of terrorism is a grave challenge to national security. What solutions do you suggest to curb this growing menace? What are the major sources of terrorist funding?2017
  • Use of Internet and social media by non-state actors for subversive activities is a major security concern. How have these been misused in the recent past? Suggest effective guidelines to curb the above threat.2016
  • Border management is a complex task due to difficult terrain and hostile relations with some countries. Elucidate the challenges and strategies for effective border management.2016
  • The terms 'Hot Pursuit' and 'Surgical Strikes' are often used in connection with armed action against terrorist attacks. Discuss the strategic impact of such actions.2016
  • "Terrorism is emerging as a competitive industry over the last few decades." Analyze the above statements.2016
  • The persisting drives of the Government for development of large industries in backward areas have resulted in isolating the tribal population and the farmers who face multiple displacements. With Malkangiri and Naxalbari foci, discuss the corrective strategies needed to win the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) doctrine affected citizens back into the mainstream of social and economic growth.2015
  • Human right activists constantly highlight the view that the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) is a draconian act leading to cases of human rights abuses by the security forces. What sections of AFSPA  are opposed by the activists? Critically evaluate the requirement with reference to the view held by the Apex Court.2015
  • Religious indoctrination via digital media has resulted in Indian youth joining the ISIS. What is ISIS and its mission? How can ISIS be dangerous to the internal security of our country?2015
  • Considering the threats cyberspace poses for the country, India needs a “Digital  Armed Forces” to prevent crimes. Critically evaluate the National Cyber Security Policy, 2013 outlining the challenges perceived in its effective implementation.2015

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