Topic-Wise GS 3 Questions for UPSC Mains

The General Studies (GS) 3 Paper of UPSC Civil Services (Mains) Examination comprises Economic Development, Agriculture, Science & Technology, Environment & Ecology, Security and Disaster Management. This article will provide you with the set of GS-III Questions asked in UPSC Mains from the year 2013-2019 in the IAS Exam.

Aspirants can get a similar set of topic-wise GS 1, 2, and 4 questions of UPSC Mains from the links provided in the table below:

Important Topics of Mains GS 3

The major topics in the IAS Mains General Studies paper 3 are:

  1. Economic Development
  2. Agriculture
  3. Science & Technology
  4. Environment & Ecology
  5. Security, and
  6. Disaster Management

In mains GS 3 paper, questions revolve around the above-mentioned topics. The only difference is in the number of questions from these. To understand the trend analysis of the GS 3 along with the strategy and syllabus, candidates can check GS 3 Structure, Strategy and Syllabus page.

GS 3 Questions Topic Wise Analysis

The table below mentions the number of questions asked from each topic in UPSC Mains GS-III from 2013-2019:

GS 3 Questions – Economics
Year Number of Questions
2013 8
2014 7
2015 6
2016 6
2017 6
2018 5
2019 4

Candidates can get the Economics Questions for UPSC Mains GS 3 in the linked article.

GS 3 Questions – Agriculture
Year Number of Questions
2013 4
2014 2
2015 2
2016 3
2017 4
2018 4
2019 4

Candidates can get the Agriculture Questions for UPSC Mains GS 3 in the linked article.

GS 3 Questions – Science & Technology
Year Number of Questions
2013 5
2014 3
2015 6
2016 3
2017 2
2018 3
2019 4

Candidates can get the Science & Technology Questions for UPSC Mains GS 3 in the linked article.

GS 3 Questions – Environment & Ecology
Year Number of Questions
2013 2
2014 2
2015 1
2016 3
2017 2
2018 4
2019 2

Candidates can get the Environment Questions for UPSC Mains GS 3 in the linked article.

GS 3 Questions – Security
Year Number of Questions
2013 5
2014 3
2015 4
2016 4
2017 4
2018 3
2019 4

Candidates can get the Security Questions for UPSC Mains GS 3 in the linked article.

GS 3 Questions – Disaster Management
Year Number of Questions
2013 2
2014 1
2015 1
2016 1
2017 1
2018 1
2019 2

Candidates can get the Disaster Management Questions for UPSC Mains GS 3 in the linked article.

Check all UPSC Previous Question Papers in one place, in the linked article.

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