The Mains General Studies Paper Ill of the UPSC Civil Services Examination is being organised in the forenoon session of 18th September 2022. In total, Civil Services (Main) Exam is composed of nine papers and the examination is held for a period of 5 days.

The GS Paper Ill contain the following subjects:

  • Technology
  • Economic Development
  • Bio-diversity
  • Environment
  • Security
  • Disaster Management

UPSC 2022 Mains GS Paper 3

The General Studies Paper Ill consists of 20 descriptive type questions on topics such as Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the world as well as Society. This paper is worth 250 marks and has a time limit of 3 hours. This paper is being considered for merit ranking. It is also vital to remember that all of the questions are mandatory to answer.

🔆 GS 3 Mark’s Analysis

✅Economy :110
✅Disaster Management: 25
✅Science & Tech : 40
✅Environment: 25

✅Internal Security: 50

⚠️ Marks Weightage
✅Economy : 5 Question (10 marks), 4 question (15 marks)
✅Disaster Management : 1 Question (10 marks) , 1 Question (15 marks)
✅Science & Tech : 1 Question (10 marks) , 2 question (15 marks)
✅Environment : 1 question (10 marks), 1 Question (15marks)

✅Internal Security : 2 question (10 marks), 2 Question (15marks)

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1.Why is Public Private Partnership(PPP) required in infrastructuralprojects?
Examine the role of PPP model in the redevelopment of Railway Stations in India.
(Answer in 150 words)
2.Is inclusive growth possible under market economy? State the significance of
financial inclusion in achieving economic growth in India.
(Answer in 150 words)
3.What are the major challenges of Public Distribution System (PDS) in India? How
can it be made effective and transparent?
(Answer in 150 words)
4.Elaborate the scope and significance of the food processing industry in India.
(Answer in 150 words)
5.The increase in life expectancy in the country has led to newer health challenges
in the community. What are those challenges and what steps need to be taken tomeet them?
(Answer in 150 words)
6.Each year a large amount of plant material, cellulose, is deposited on the surface
of Planet Earth. What are the natural processes this cellulose undergoes beforeyielding carbon dioxide, water and other end products?
(Answer in 150 words)
7.Discuss in detail the photochemical smog emphasizing its formation, effects and
mitigation. Explain the 1999 Gothenburg Protocol.
(Answer in 150 words)
8.Explain the mechanism and occurrence of cloudburst in the context of the Indian
subcontinent. Discuss two recent examples.
(Answer in 150 words)
9.Discuss the types of organised crimes. Describe the linkages between terrorists
and organised crime that exist at the national and transnational levels.
(Answer in 150 words)
10.What are the maritime security challenges in India? Discuss the organisational,
technical and procedural initiatives taken to improve the maritime security.
(Answer in 150 words)

11.”Economic growth in therecent past has been led by increase in labour
productivity.” Explain this statement. Suggest the growth pattern that will leadto creation of more jobs without compromising labour productivity.
(Answer in 250 words)
12.Do you think India will meet 50 percent of its energy needs fromrenewable
energy by 2030? Justify youranswer. How will the shift ofsubsidies fromfossilfuels to renewableshelpachievethe above objective? Explain.
(Answer in 250 words)
13.What are the main bottlenecks in upstream and downstream process of
marketing of agricultural products in India?
(Answer in 250 words)
14.What is Integrated Farming System? How is it helpful to small and marginal
farmers in India?
(Answer in 250 words)
15.Launched on 25th December, 2021,James Webb Space Telescopehas been
much in the news since then. What are its unique features which makeitsuperior to its predecessor Space Telescopes? What are the key goals of this
mission? What potential benefits does it hold for the human race?
(Answer in 250 words)
16.What is the basic principle behind vaccine development? How do vaccineswork?
What approaches were adopted by the Indian vaccine manufacturerstoproduce
COVID-19 vaccines?
(Answer in 250 words)
17.Discuss global warming and mention its effects on the globalclimate. Explain
the control measures to bring down the level of greenhouse gases which cause
global warming, in the light of the Kyoto Protocol, 1997.
(Answer in 250 words)
18.Explain the causes and effects of coastal erosion in India. What are theavailable
coastal management techniques for combating the hazard?
(Answer in 250 words)

19.What are the different elements of cyber security? Keeping in view the
challenges in cyber security, examine the extent to which India has successfully
developeda comprehensive National Cyber Security Strategy.
(Answer in 250 words)
20.Naxalism is a social, economic and developmental issue manifesting as a violent
internal security threat. In this context, discuss the emerging issues and suggest
a multilayered strategy to tackle the menace of Naxalism.
(Answer in 250 words)

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