BPSC mains 65th Question paper-I

BPSC Mains 65th CCE Question paper-I GENERAL STUDIES

Examination held in November 2020

Time: 3 hours      Total Marks: 300

NOTE: Answer eight questions, three each from Section-I and II and two from Section-III.


  1. What were the causes of the Revolt of 1857? What effect did it have on Bihar?
  2. Describe the spread of Western Education in Bihar between 1858-1914
  3. Write a note on Swami Sahajanand and the Kisan Sabha Movement.
  4. Explain the social and economic idea of ram Manohar Lohia and Jayaprakash Narayan.
  5. Discuss the features of Pala art and Architecture and its relationship with Buddhism.
  6. Write short notes on any two of the following:
  • Dr Rajendra Prasad and the National Movement.
  • Gandhiji’s views on caste and religion
  • The Dalit Movement in Bihar

SECTION-II (Current Affairs)

  1. Discuss the pattern of global spread of Covid-19 pandemic with reference to the international migration and trade.
  2. What are the variables of the World Happiness Report-2020? Give reasons why the Nordic countries are considered as the top ranking countries in the world.
  3. Examine the recent disasters like ‘Bushfire’ in Australia and ‘Amazon Burn’ in Brazil with their causes and impact on local ecological and global atmosphere conditions.
  4. Explain the socio-economic and ecological implications of Covid-19 lockdown in India with examples.
  5. “With “Mission Shakti”, India becomes the fourth largest space power in the world.” Discuss this statement.

SECTION-III (Statistics)