IAS Mains 2017 Time Table and Question Papers

IAS Mains 2017 exam will be conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) in  October month in 2017. The actual date of commencement of IAS Mains exam is 28th October (Saturday), 2017. The last date of IAS Mains 2017 exam is 3rd November, 2017. Mains 2017 will be conducted on total five days. Eligible candidates, who have qualified the IAS Prelims 2017 is appearing in this MAINS exam. They are burning midnight-oil to score more marks than others in order to attain best rank in civil services exam. Those who are working or employed have taken leaves from their works/jobs to write their IAS Mains 2017 exam.

Time Table of Civil Services Mains 2017 Examination

ias mains 2017 question paper

There are two sessions: morning and evening for conducting IAS Mains Exam. There are many candidates, known to us who are writing IAS Mains 2017 exam this year.

There are four papers of General Studies in IAS Mains Exam. General Studies Paper-I and General Studies Paper-II will be conducted on 30th October 2017. Similarly, General Studies Paper-III and General Studies Paper-IV will be conduced on 31st October 2017.

Candidates should read the instructions given before the questions on IAS Mains 2017 Question Papers, and write the answers accordingly. Carefully note the mentioned word-limit and do not write beyond the prescribed limit. Quality of answers should not be compromised with writing speed. Writing should be decent and legible. Try to insert and draw charts/diagrams in answers. Give examples from everyday life in long answers, especially in ethics papers questions. Time is the most important factor here. If you are not able to write answers of all required questions, then it will be disastrous. Therefore, complete all questions on time and that is possible only when you will write within prescribed word-limit.

Those candidates who will fetch the maximum marks will be called for personality test to be conducted at UPSC building in New Delhi.

We will try to provide you the full IAS Mains 2017 Question Paper after the Mains Exam is over, so that you can have the idea of type of questions that are asked in IAS Mains exam.  In the coming days we will provide you the all questions papers of IAS Mains 2017 exam, here on this page. UPSC also provides the question papers of all IAS Prelims and Mains exam on its website.

Candidates now needs to focused on revisions of all important points and stay calm. They need to recapitulate the information by just relaxing. Now onward, they should avoid the intention of reading and completing all the material of general studies. Remember, general studies is a ocean and there is a NO LIMIT of it. Good Sleep (which is very rare) is required in examination days. Since MAINS 2017 are approaching, candidates should avoid late night study.

You can Download the IAS Mains 2016 General Studies Question Paper from the following links:

General Studies Paper – I

General Studies Paper – II

General Studies Paper – III

General Studies Paper – IV

IAS PRELIMS 2018 PREPARATION

Check you preparation level for IAS Prelims 2018. Solve these latest mock questions. Answers and Explanation will be displayed after the Test.

1. Indian government has approved new National Health Policy in 2017. Which of following are targets under this policy?

I. Increase life expectancy to 80 years by 2025

II. Reduce total fertility rate (TFR) to 2.1 by 2025

III. Reduce maternal mortality rate (MMR) to 100 by 2020

IV. Reduce infant mortality rate to 28 by 2019

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2. Which of the following are the Kharif Crops?

I. Sorghum

II. Pearl Millet

III. Arhar

IV. Soyabean

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3. Which of the following facts related to ‘Lake Chilika’ is/are CORRECT ?

I. Chilika lake is a brackish water lagoon.

II. Chilika Lake was designated the first Indian wetland of international importance.

III. Chilika lake has numerous islands.

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4. The Cholas Kings patronised ‘Paintings’ during their time with great devotion. The most important of Chola-era paintings are found in which of the following temple?

 
 
 
 

5. Enforcement agencies have discovered the increasing poaching of ‘Big Monitor Lizard’ (genus Varanus) in India. Which of the following Statements with regard to this species is/are CORRECT?

I. These are found in fresh water lakes in the country.

II. They are a Schedule IV species as per India’s Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

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6. Consider the following statements:

I. Attorney-General of India has the right to take part in the proceeding of Rajya Sabha.

II. Attorney-General of India has the right to take part in joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

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7. Recently, Indian government has approved the setting up of ‘Startup Centers and Technology Business Incubators’ (TBIs) in India. Which of the following ministries are involved in these Centres?

1. Ministry of Finance

2. Ministry of Commerce

3. Ministry of Human Resources Development

4. Ministry of Science and Technology

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8. Constitution of India provides for disqualifications of the members of Rajya Sabha on many grounds. Who among the following is the final authority to decide if a Rajya Sabha member has become subject to any of these disqualifications other than Anti-Defection.

 
 
 
 

9. The Reserve Bank of India is vested with the responsibility of conducting Monetary Policy. Monetary policy refers to the policy of RBI with regard to the use of monetary instruments under its control to achieve the goals specified in the Act. What is the primary objective of this Monetary Policy?

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10. The concept of ‘Standing Deposit Facility’ (SDF) was in news recently. Consider the following statements in this regard:

I. This concept was first recommended by Urjit Patel committee Report.

II. SDF will disallow the RBI to absorb surplus funds from banks without collateral.

III. SDF will replace the Market Stabilization Scheme.

Which of these statements about ‘Standing Deposit Facility’ (SDF) is/are CORRECT?

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11. Consider the following statements:

I. Fiscal deficit indicates all borrowings by Government.

II. Budget Deficit indicates government’s borrowings from RBI.

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12. In year 2017, an Expert Group was constituted to study the objective criteria for allocation of resources to States and identification of beneficiaries under various programmes using Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) data. Who is the chairman of this committee?

 
 
 
 

13. Which of the following are the causes of sustained inflation in economy?

I. Leads to economic recession

II. Enhances the volume of investment

III. Generates black money

IV. Redistribution of wealth

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14. Which of the following mobile wireless networks aims to acquire Space Roaming?

 
 
 
 

15. Which of the following Statements about the Regulating Act of 1773 is/are INCORRECT?

I. This Act permitted the East India Company to retain its power in India but its management was brought under British Government.

II. East India Company’s political functions were differentiated from its commercial activities.

III. This Act prohibited the servants of company from engaging in any private trade.

IV. It redesignated the Governor-General of Bengal as the Governor-General of India.

 
 
 
 

16. Consider the following Statements:

A. The people of the Indus Civilisation achieved great accuracy in measuring length, mass, and time.

B. The people of the Indus Civilisation were among the first to develop a system of uniform weights and measures.

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17. Consider the following statements with regard to Buddhist Literature in India:

I. The earliest Buddhist texts were passed down orally in Middle Indo-Aryan languages called Prakrits.

II. After the rise of the Kushans, Sanskrit was also widely used to record Buddhist texts.

III. The works of important Buddhist philosophers like Nagarjuna, Vasubandhu and Dharmakirti are generally termed as Tantras.

Which of these above Statements is/are CORRECT?

 
 
 
 

18. Consider the following statements:

I. Tropical Cyclones usually travel in groups or “Families” from the West to East.

II. Tropical Cyclones are found in low latitudes over oceans.

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19. Which among the following is the landlocked country?

 
 
 
 

20. Recently, the Indian government has announced the ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ to improve India’s position in ocean research field. Which of the following are the components of this mission?

1. Deep Sea Fisheries

2. Desalination Plant

3. Polymetallic Nodules

4. Tsunami Warning

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21. Recently, Kidambi Srikanth of India clinched Australian Badminton Open Super Series title in Sydney. Which of following player was defeated by him in finals?

 
 
 
 

22. Consider the following Statements about ‘Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve’ of India:

I. The Nilgiri Biosphere is an International Biosphere Reserve.

II. The Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve is situated in the Eastern Ghats.

III. The Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve covers area of Two States.

IV. Tamilnadu has the largest area under Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.

Which of these above Statements is/are CORRECT?

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23. Article 157 and Article 158 of the Constitution of India specify eligibility requirements for the post of governor. Which of the following are the requirements mentioned for Governor of State?

1. He should be at least 35 years old.

2. He should not be member of political party.

3. He should not be adjudged an insolvent.

4. He should be not be unfit to continue in office by infirmity of mind or body.

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24. Which of the following are CORRECTLY matched?

Great Basin Desert:  Nigeria

Patagonian Desert:  Argentina

Karakum Desert:     Turkmenistan

Sonoran Desert:       USA

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25. Which of the following are appointed by the President of India?

I. The Judge of a High Court

II. The Chief Minister of Delhi

III. The Attorney General

IV. Election Commissioner

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26. The joint exercise ‘DRUZBA 2017’ was in news recently. This military exercise took place between which of the following countries?

 
 
 
 

27. Which of the following are the measures of the ‘Economic Development’?

I. Education Standards

II. Exports Growth

III. Availability of Housing

IV. Environmental Standards

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28. Recently, the Union Cabinet of India has approved closure of which of the following centrally sponsored scheme?

 
 
 
 

29. Which of the following cities/places are situated on Brahmaputra River?

I. Guwahati

II. Dibrugarh

III. Shillong

IV. Tezpur

 
 
 
 

30. The India Institute of Technology has setup a network of 100 earthquake sensors as part of an exercise to provide an alert in case of any high magnitude earthquake occurs. In which State these earthquake sensors has been setup?

 
 
 
 

31. Consider the following:

I. No Court can issue the order for the arrest or imprisonment of Governor during his term of office.

II. No criminal proceedings can be started against the Governor in any court during his term of office.

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32. Recently, Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank of IAEA is in news. Consider the following statements in this regard:

I. It will be a physical reserve of 200 metric tons of low enriched uranium.

II. It will be located in Kazakhstan.

III. Uranium will be provided only for nuclear-based power plants.

IV. Non-IAEA member states can also take uranium from this bank.

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33. Consider the following statements with regard to Schedules of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972:

I. Placement in Schedule VI of the Act provides for regulation in cultivation of a specified plant and restricts its possession, sale and transportation.

II. Schedule V of the Act includes the animals which may be hunted.

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34. Consider the following Statements:

1. The Government of India is the issuing authority of coins.

2. The Reserve Bank is the issuing authority of notes.

Which of these Statements is/are CORRECT?

 
 
 
 

35. Which one of the following is the ‘Gas’ used in anesthesia by Doctors and Medical Professionals?

 
 
 
 

36. Apart from historic City of Ahmadabad of India, which of the following properties were inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2017 by UNESCO?

1. Aphrodisias of Turkey

2. Hebron Town of Palestine

3. City of Yazd in Iran

4. Kot Diji in Pakistan

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37. Recently, ‘JIGYASA’ a Student- Scientist Connect Programme was launched by the Indian government. Which of the following organisations is NOT involved in this Programme?

I. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

II. Kendriya Vidyalaya

III. Ministry of Science and Technology

IV. Navodaya Vidyalayas

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38. Niti Aayog has released ‘The Three Year Action Agenda’ to fasten the pace of development in India. Which of the following are its targets?

I. Reduction of the fiscal deficit

II. Reduction of the revenue deficit

III. Elimination of black carbon

IV. Doubling Farmers’ Incomes

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39. Recently, the Union government has declared the entire State of Assam as a “disturbed” area.

According to The Disturbed Areas (Special Courts) Act, 1976 once declared ‘disturbed’, the area has to maintain status quo for a minimum how many months?

 
 
 
 

40. Which of the following are the functions/role of ‘The National Institution for Transforming India’, also called NITI Aayog, formed on January 1, 2015 by Government of India?

I. To foster cooperative federalism.

II. To develop mechanisms to formulate credible plans at village level.

III. To create a knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurial support system.

IV. To maintain a state-of-the-art Resource Centre.

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41. Consider the following Statements:

I. Prime Minister by default is the Leader of the House in Lok Sabha.

II. Prime Minister can nominate another minister as the Leader of the House.

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42. Consider the following table:

I. World Wetlands Day :  February 2

II. World Wildlife Day :  March 23

III. Zero Emissions Day:  September 21

IV. International Day of Climate Action : October 20

Which of these are CORRECTLY matched?

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43. The National Skill Development Mission was launched by Government of India to achieve the vision of ‘Skilled India’ and to create convergence across sectors and States in terms of skill training activities.

Which of the following are the Sub-Missions under National Skill Development Mission?

I. Institutional Training

II. Overseas Employment

III. Sustainable Livelihood

IV. Leveraging Public Infrastructure

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44. The first DNA Bank for Wildlife Species in India is being setup at which of the places?

 
 
 
 

45. Which of the following departments/organisations/bodies are headed by the Prime Minister of India?

I. National Ganga River Basin Authority

II. National Commission for Population Control

III. Indian Board of Wild Life

IV. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

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46. Consider the following statements:

I. A communication satellite usually operates from the Sun Synchronous Polar Orbit.

II. A Remote Sensing satellite operates from a Geosynchronous orbit.

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47. Recently, United Nations Conference adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Which of the following are Prohibitions on Nuclear Weapons under this treaty?

1. Developing Nuclear Weapons

2. Testing Nuclear Weapons

3. Producing Nuclear Weapons

4. Threat of Use of Nuclear Weapons

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48. Which of the following Birds Species is listed under the Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection Act), 1972?

I. Black-necked crane

II. Great Indian bustard

III. Peafowl

IV. Vultures

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49. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are the eight international development goals that had been established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in Year 2000. Which of the following ‘Millennium Development Goal’ is related to ‘Child Mortality’?

 
 
 
 

50. Which of the following are the instruments that are used for implementing monetary policy by Reserve Bank of India?

I. Marginal Standing Facility

II. Corridor

III. Market Stabilisation Scheme

IV. Liquidity Adjustment Facility

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Question 1 of 50

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