UPSC Mains 2018 Anthropology Test 1 – Mains test Series 2018 – Here We are Sharing Anthropology Test Series For UPSC Mains 2018 Exam .

UPSC Mains 2018 Anthropology Test 1 - Mains test Series 2018

UPSC Mains 2018 Anthropology Test 1 – Mains test Series 2018


  • There are 5 compulsory questions in the question paper.
  • The number of marks carried by a question /part is indicated against it.
  • Special focus should be made to include diagrams wherever necessary with examples to support your arguments.
  • Word limit in questions, wherever specified, should be adhered to.

Q.1) Write notes on the following in about 150 words each: (10 * 5 = 50 Marks)

a. Neo-Darwinism
b. Archaeological anthropology
c. Grimaldi man
d. Man as a primate
e. Microevolution and its role in speciation.


  1. Critically examine the synthetic theory of human evolution. (20 marks)
  2. Describe any chalcolithic site in India with particular reference to industry and town planning. (15 marks)
  3. Mark the morphological features, both advanced and primitive features of homo Erectus as compared to modern man. (15 marks)


  1. Discuss the modern theory of evolution with special reference to the concepts of gradualism and Punctuationalism. (20 marks)
  2. The evolutionary line of Neanderthals presents a dead end. Comment. (15 marks)
  3. Examine the role of medical anthropology in public health policy formulation. (15 marks)


  1. Describe major skeletal differences between homo sapiens and Neanderthals. (15 marks)
  2. Compare and contrast Anthropology as a discipline with life sciences. (15 marks)
  3. Briefly discuss the factors responsible for Speciation in evolution. (20 marks)


  1. Explain any one relative dating method in detail. Also discuss the merits and demerits of relative dating methods in archaeology. (15 marks)
  2. Discuss the relevance of multidisciplinary approach in the study of fossil types. (15 marks)
  3. The interplay of genes and culture led to significant acceleration in human evolution. Comment. (20 marks)
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