Is Anthropology an easy Optional? by Nikhil Singh, Rank 280

Hello everyone, its been quite some time now since the CSE’17 results were out. I think no words better than “Thank you God” expresses my joyous state of mind for successfully exiting this vicious cycle.   Of late, quite frequently I have been hearing a lot of fuss about this so called “easy”  optional. Ya,… Continue reading Is Anthropology an easy Optional? by Nikhil Singh, Rank 280

UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 10

Archives  Test 10 : Anthropology Optional Mains Marathon ANTHROPOLOGY PAPER 2 SYLLABUS – CHAPTERS 7, 8 & 9 Write a short note on the impact of Forest rights act on the Scheduled Tribes. Briefly discuss the impact of Buddhism on Indian tribal societies with examples. Write a short note on Pseudo-tribalism. Explain the role of… Continue reading UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 10

UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 9

Archives  Test 9 : Anthropology Optional Mains Marathon ANTHROPOLOGY PAPER 2 SYLLABUS – CHAPTERS  5 & 6 Define sanskritisation. Critically examine sanskritisation as mode of social change. Briefly outline the concepts of Great tradition and little tradition and their significance in the village studies in India. Write a short notes on concept of Universalization. Critically… Continue reading UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 9

UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 8

Archives Test 8 : Anthropology Optional Mains Marathon ANTHROPOLOGY PAPER 2 SYLLABUS – CHAPTERS 3 & 4 1. Write a short note on the concept of rina. 2. What do you mean by Jajmani System? Explain various changes it had undergone today. 3. What are Purusharthas? Do they hold any relevance in the modernized society?… Continue reading UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 8

UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 7

Archives Test 7 : Anthropology Optional Mains Marathon ANTHROPOLOGY PAPER 2 SYLLABUS – CHAPTERS 1 & 2 1. Write a short note on the importance of Ramapithecus fossil discovery to study of Indian archelogy. 2. Discuss the various characteristics of evolution of Neolithic cultures in India with 3 different sites as examples. 3. Write a… Continue reading UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 7

UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 6

Archives Test 6 : Anthropology Optional Mains Marathon ANTHROPOLOGY PAPER 1 SYLLABUS – CHAPTERS 11 & 12 1. Write a short note on biological theories on demography. 2. Write a short notes on Kinanthropometry. 3. What is forensic anthropology? Explain various aspects of personal identification using this technique. 4. Explain the importance of Genetic Screening… Continue reading UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 6

UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 5

Archives Test 5 : Anthropology Optional Mains Marathon ANTHROPOLOGY PAPER 1 SYLLABUS – CHAPTERS 9 & 10 1. Define race. Explain the biological basis of racial classification. 2. What do you mean by genetic frequency? Explain the principle of Hardy Weinberg law. 3. What do you understand by Mendelian laws of Genetics? Comment on the… Continue reading UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 5

UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 4

Archives Test 4 : Anthropology Optional Mains Marathon ANTHROPOLOGY PAPER -1 SYLLABUS – CHAPTER 7 & 8 1. Write short notes on the following: a) Case study method. b) Participatory method. 2. Define language. Mention socio-cultural importance of a language in a society. 3. Explain the evolution of field work tradition in anthropological research and… Continue reading UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 4

UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 3 : Mains Marathon

Archives We are releasing the 3rd Mains Marathon Anthropology Optional Test/Question Bank for Anthropology Optional for answer writing practice. QUESTION PAPER SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS There are EIGHT questions divided in TWO SECTIONS and printed in ENGLISH only. Candidate has to attempt FIVE questions in all. Questions no 1 and 5 are compulsory and out of the… Continue reading UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 3 : Mains Marathon