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Time Table For Main Exam - 2001

Date/Day

Forenoon Session 9.30 A.M. to 12.30 P.M

 

Afternoon Session 2.00 P.M. to 5.00 P.M.

19.10.2001

General Studies Paper-I

 

General Studies Paper-II

(Friday)

20.10.2001

Essay

English

(Saturday)

21.10.2001

Indian Language (Assamese/Bengali/Gujarati/ Hindi/Kannada/Kashmiri/Konkani/Malayalam/ Manipuri/Marathi/Nepali/Oriya/Punjabi/ Sanskrit/Sindhi(Devanagri or Arabic Script)/Tamil/Telugu/Urdu)

----

(Sunday)

29.10.2001

History Paper-I

History Paper-II

(Monday)

30.10.2001

Mathematics Paper-I/Statistics Paper-I

Mathematics Paper-II/ Statistics Paper-II

(Tuesday)

31.10.2001

Sociology Paper-I/Anthropology Paper-I

Sociology Paper-II/ Anthropology Paper-II

(Wednesday)

02.11.2001

Geography Paper-I

Geography Paper-II

(Friday)

03.11.2001

Civil Engg. Paper-I/ Electrical Engg. Paper-I/ Mechanical Engg. Paper-I /Medical Science Paper-I/

Civil Engg. Paper-II/ Electrical Engg. Paper-II/ Mechanical Engg Paper-II / Medical Science Paper-II

(Saturday)

05.11.2001

Political Science & International Relations Paper-I/Public Administration Paper-I

Political science & International Relations Paper-II/ Public Administration Paper-II

(Monday)

06.11.2001

Literature

of

Literature of Assamese/ Bengali/Gujarati/Hindi/ Nepali/Kashmiri/Konkani/ Marathi/Oriya/Punjabi/ Sanskrit/Pali/Sindhi (Devanagri/Arabic Script) Malyalam/Manipuri/ Kannada/Tamil/Telugu/Urdu/ Arabic/ Persian/German/ French/Russain/Chinese/English Language Paper-II

(Tuesday)

Assamese/Bengali/Gujarati/Hindi/

Nepali/Kashmiri/Konkani/Marathi/Oriya/

Punjabi/Sanskrit/Pali/Sindhi

 

(Devanagari/Arabic

Script)

Malyalam/

Manipuri/Kannada/Tamil/Telugu/ Urdu/Arabic/Persian/German/French/Russian/ Chinese/English Language Paper-I

07.11.2001

Physics Paper-I

 

Physics Paper-II

(Wednesday)

08.11.2001

Commerce

&

Accountancy

Paper-

Commerce & Accountancy Paper-II/Management Paper-II

(Thursday)

I/Management Paper-I

 

09.11.2001

Zoology Paper-I

 

Zoology Paper-II

(Friday)

10.11.2001

Economics Paper-I

 

Economics Paper-II

(Saturday)

12.11.2001

Botany Paper-I

 

Botany Paper-II

(Monday)

17.11.2001

Law Paper-I

Law Paper-II

(Saturday)

19.11.2001

Philosophy Paper-I

 

Philosophy Paper-II

(Monday)

20.11.2001

Agriculture

Paper-I/Animal

Husbandry

&

Agriculture Paper-II/Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science Paper-II

(Tuesday)

Veterinary Science Paper-I

21.11.2001

Psychology Paper-I

 

Psychology-II

(Wednesday)

22.11.2001

Chemistry Paper-I

 

Chemistry Paper-II

(Thursday)

23.11.2001

Geology Paper-I

 

Geology Paper-II

(Friday)

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Saturday, August 03, 2002

1

Q7

1. Name the weapons used by Delhi Police?

2. Name the latest weapons which Delhi Police is acquiring?

3. Birth place of L.K.Advani?

4. Venue of 14 th international AIDS Conference?

5. Venue of the 1 st World Ayurveda Congree (held recently)?

6. Nominee of the BJP party for the post of vice president?

7. Give one major difference between President election & Vice President elections?

8. Nominee of the Congress party for the post of vice president?

9. Full form of NIMHANS and where is it located?

10. What does the mental health act in 1987 recommended?

11. Still 2 states don’t have a mental health authority. Name them?

12. In which year Punjab National Bank was established?

13. In which country bulls fight ‘Sanfermines’ is held?

14. Current Guinness Book World Record Holder for having done 819 back hand push ups in one hour?

15. Name the Present Ghana President & his wife?

16. What is the cause of Japanese B Encephalitis disease & recently due to this disease many children where killed in which state?

17. Name the company who was awarded National Golden Peacock Training award for 2002?

18. Name the winner of the 10 th Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award for their outstanding contribution towards communal harmony and national integration?

19. Differentiate between illusion & Hallucination?

20. In soccer there are 11 players in a team. When was this established?

21. Name the first soccer club formed?

22. Full form of FIFA and when was it established?

23. What is India’s present population growth rate?

Saturday, August 03, 2002

2

Q7

25. Who is Jharkhand CM?

26. Why was Jharkhand in news recently?

27. Where is Army Sports Institute located?

28. The blueprint for 2004 olympic games is based on which country’s sports model?

29. In 100 years of Olympic participation 1900-2000, how medals India have won?

30. Other than being the Vice President of the country, he held another constitutional post in the past. What is it?

31. Name the Chief Minister of Sikkim and to which party does he belong?

32. Who was the CM before the present CM of sikkim and what his party? HINT: He ruled the state for 14 years

33. Name the first woman speaker of India and to which state she belongs?

34. Who won the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2002 in the emergent leadership category?

35. When is Black Tiger Day is celebrated & what is the reason of its celebration?

36. In which district was the curriculum called Hoshangabad Science Teaching Programme (HSTP) introduced and why it was recently abolished?

37. Full form of AK 47 and who invented it?

38. Name an Indian who was selected by the Peter Gruber Foundation to receive the 2002 Justice Prize?

39. Following are the weapons India want to buy from Russia. Tell what are they?

i. Admiral Gorshkov

ii. Amur 1650

iii. Krivak 3

40. What are Falabellas?

41. Name the smallest horse alive?

42. Name the events in which Anjali Vedpathak Bhagwat won the gold medals in the Commonwealth Games held at Manchester?

43. What is Rhinitis disease?

44. In which year SAARC constituted?

Saturday, August 03, 2002

1

A7

1.

Lee Enfield

 

!

Disadvantage: The rifle has to reloaded manually after each shot

SLR 7.62 (SLR stands for self loading rifle)

 

!

Disadvantage: It has large bore, unsuitable for police. Small bore weapons injure the target whereas large bore weapon kill the target

2.

AK-47 & the Heckler and Koch MP-5 sub machine gun

3.

Karachi

4.

Barcelona

5.

Kochi, Kerela

 

6.

Bhairon Singh Shekhawat

7.

In the president election, the voters include MP’s from both house as well as MLAs of all the assemblies while only the MPs choose the vice president. However even in the President’s case, an MP’s vote carries far more weight than an MLA’s.

8.

Sushil Kimar Shinde

 

9.

National Institue of Mental Health and Neurological Sciences. Located in Banglore

10.

The act recommended a mental health authority for every state. Besides the national mental health programming stipulates a mental health authority for every district

11.

Bihar & Orissa

 

12.

1865

13.

Street of Pamplona in northern spain

 

14.

Journalist Bibhuti Nayak

15.

Ghana President: John Agyekum Kufuor His wife name: Theresa

16.

It is caused when the virus is infected in human beings through mosquitoes which have bitten infected pigs. State: Assam

17.

Institute of Oil and Gas Production Technology of Oil and Natural Gas Commission(ONGC)

18.

Harsh Mander (Retired IAS officer) & Teesta Setalvad(Journalist)

19.

When a person has an illusion, there is something present that stimulates the eyes or sense.It can be verified because other persons can see it as well. Whereas when a person has hallucination nothing is there. Mostly when a person is disturbed he hallucinate. Certain drugs also cause hallucination.

20.

In1870, 11 player team format was established

 

21.

In 1857, Sheffield, England

22.

Federation International Football Association, in 1904

23.

1.9%

24.

Subedar Surinder Singh. He gunned down 4 pakistani mercenaries in an encounter near Poonch

25.

Babulal Marandi

 

26.

Because of its new domicile policy

27.

Ghorpuri in Pune

28.

It is based on Cuban sports model where, in every province, there is a sports initiation school that gives sports as well as educational training to 15,000 students every year

29.

8 gold, 3 silver & 4 bronze medals = Total 15 Medals

 

!

Breakup Of Medals

 

i. Hockey

8golds, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

ii. Sprinter Norman Pritchard

2 Silver

iii. Wrestler K.D. Jadhav

1 Bronze

iv. Tennis Player Leander Paes

1 Bronze

v. Weight Lifter Karnam Malleswari

1 Bronze

30.

He was governor of Andhra Pradesh for more than 7 years

Saturday, August 03, 2002

2

A7

32. Nar Bahadur Bhandari, Sikkim Sangram Parishad

33. Kalabati Speaker, Sikkim

34. Sandeep Pandey, lives in Lucknow and is involved in social work

35. July 5, celebrate in the remembrance of the first suicide mission of the LTTE in 1987. On this

day, Captain Millar, who drove a lorry loaded with explosives into the military camp at Nelliady Maha Vidyalaya in 1987 and killed 200 soldiers

36. Hoshangabad district in Madhya Pradesh. The government assessment report pointed that

“even after 30 years HSTP has not shown any significant increases in the learning outcomes of the children when measured by common standards

37. Avtomat Kalashnikova and the man behind the gun was Sergent Mikhail Kalashnikov (Russian

Sergent)

38. Senior Supreme Court lawyer and Rajya Sabha MP Fali S Nariman

39. They are as follows

a. Aircraft Carrier

b. Submarines

c. Talwar class stealth frigates

40. Falabellas are miniature horses that grow up to just 2 and a half feet

41. Name: Sugar Dumpling (Vital statistics: 20 inches and 13.63 kilos) bred by Walter Smith McCoy of the US

42. Women’s 10m air rifle (Singles), Women’s 50m rifle 3 positions (Singles), Women’s 10m air rifle (pairs) with Suma Shirur & Women’s 50m rifle 3 positions (Pairs) with Raj Kumari

43. Inflammation of the mucus membranes in the nose, its prolonged neglect can cause asthma

44. 1985

Brahmos: Missile Being Developed by India & Russia

!

It is supersonic cruise missile with a range of 290 km

!

It is 8 m long

!

It was recently tested from the Interim test range near balasore

!

Changes In Civil Procedure Code

The union government has notified the Civil procedure code (Amendment) act, 2002 on July 1. Following changes where introduced in this amendment

! A time limit of one year for the settlement of civil cases was fixed

! The act allows the use of fax, email and courier for serving summons.

! The situation of refusal to accept summons by a party has been made almost impossible by

providing that the person to whom it was issued shall be presumed to have received it even if the summons are returned with an endorsement that the “party refuses to accept”

! The general power of courts to extend the time prescribed in the CPC is restricted to 30 days now.

! On filing of revision application against the order of a subordinate court, its record shall not be called unless the high court orders to do so specifically cases for conciliation and arbitration

! The act now limits the number of adjournments in a civil case to 3

! The judges too have been made accountable. They will have to give their ruling within 60 days of the completion of hearing of a civil case

! The existing provision of a second appeal in financial suits where the value did not exceed Rs 25, 000 has also been abolished

!

East Timor: Newest Country

! 192 nd independent country on May 19 after 450 years of oppressive foreign rule

Fact File Of Sikkim

! Capital: Gangtok

! 22 nd state of India

! Date Of Accession: 26 April, 1975

! Official Language: English

! Phunstock, the great great grand son of Guru Tashi, born in 1604, became the first king or

Chogyal of Sikkim. The dynasty ended when the state merged with India in 1975 during during the reign of Miwang Chogyal Chempo Palden Thondup Namgyal

India’s Future Potential Players For Olympics

! Ali Qamar

o

He is in the light flyweight (48 Kg) division

o

He first came into the limelight when he won gold at the 1999 SAF games in Kathmandu

! Diwakar Prasad

o He is in boxing

! Pankaj Advani

o He is good in billiard

! Seema Antil

o She is into disc throwing

! Manan Chandra

o

He is into Snooker

o

He is the youngest cueist to represent India in the 1988 Bangkok Asian Games and has already been selected for the 2002 Games

! Abhinav Bindra

o He is in Air Rifle

! Anjali Vedpathak Bhagwat

o

World number one in the women’s air rifle event

o

When she qualified for the final of the 10m women’s air rifle event in the 2000 sydney Olympics she was the first Indian to do source

Industrial Sickness In India

! Causes

1. Stiff competition from MNCs

2. Competition from unorganized sector which can offer cheaper products due to lower taxes & other charges

3. Inadequate power supply

4. Payment by heavy excise duties by Indian companies while imports were available at cheaper rates due to drastic cut in custom duties. Because of cheaper products from China etc the indigenous manufacturers have found it very tough to market their products

5. Many promoters of these sick units establish them with the sole purpose of getting finances

and using the same for purposes other than investing in that unit. And this is the reason why we have many sick industries but not even a single sick industrialist

!

Solutions

1.

Short term loan can be converted into long term so that financial charges are spread over a long period

2.

Financial reconstruction with or without change in management. New partners can also be induced who will bring in capital to revive the company

3.

Merger of the company with any other healthy company of the same group, source that profit of the healthy company can be used to solve the liquidity problem of the sick company

4.

Sale of lease of the units to any other party which could bring in the required interest free funds to revive the company.

5.

If the company’s non-operating cost is too high because of fixed financial charges, a settlement with the creditors should be made considering the projected cash flows, for the repayment of their dues in a phased manner

6.

the operating agency, which monitors revival programme, should also be made responsible in case, the revival scheme does not succeed

7.

In case of a multi product company, the company should sell out the loss making products

Steps Taken By Government To Improve Country’s Performance In Olympics

! First Step: In 1998, IOA, the sports commission was formed under the chairmanship of K.P.Singh Deo with the motto, “Eight years for gold”

! This commission made the following recommendation

o

There was an urgent need for convergence of financial, administrative and managerial resources of government, public and private organizations and institues for excellence in Olympic sport

o

Industry must become a partner and get a 100% tax rebate

o

The private sector should help develop and run infrastructure

General Studies - 1997 (Main) (Paper - I)

Time Allowed : Three Hours

Candidates should attempt questions from all the Sections I, II and III

Maximum Marks : 300

SECTION I

1. How did Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel succeed in avoiding the evil consequences of the doctrine of

lapse of paramountcy and in integrating Indian States?

OR Examine the causes and nature of extremism in Indian politics in the early part of the present

century.

2. Answer any two of the following:

(a) What were the salient features of Gandhi-Irwin Pact?

(b) Discuss Mahatama Gandhi’s concept of ‘Basic Education’. How far was it a departure from conventional system of education?

(c) What were the circumstances that led to the partition of India in 1947? (About 250 words on each)

3. Answer any three of the following :

(a) What do you understand about ‘Drain of wealth during British rule? Examine its effects on

Indian economy.

(b) The name of RajaRam Mohan Roy stands foremost in the field of religious and social

reforms.’ Elucidate.

(c) The Preamble to the Constitution is aimed to embody the fundamental values and the

philosophy on which the Constitution is based Elucidate.

(About 250 words)

(d)

What are the provisions regarding the protection of Linguistic minorities in the Constitution? (About 75 words on each)

4.

(a) Write about the chief features of the following :

(i) Chaitya

(b) What do you know about the following?

(v) Lalit Kala Academy

(ii) Vijayanagara

(iii) Yaksha Gana

(vi) Poona Sarvajanik Sabha

(iv) Khayal

(vii)

Rowlatt Act

(viii) August Declaration,1917

(c)

Where are the following located and with which event are they associated?

(ix) Surat

(x) Vaikom

(xi) Midnapur

(d)

Where are the following become famous?

 

(xii)

Shymji Krishnavarma

(xiii) Rani Gaidinliu

(xiv) Saifuddin Kitchlew

(xv) Dr. Nivedita Bhasin

(About 20 words on each)

SECTION II

1997? What were the main decisions taken and what follow-up action has been taken?

OR Describe the recent significant developments in Sino-Russian relations. How have the Russain

people reacted to these developments?

(About 250 words)

6.

Attempt any three of the following:

(a)

What is the Taliban Movement? How has it influenced the geopolitical equations in Asia?

(b)

What circumstances led to the victory of Socialists in the parliamentary elections in France?

(c)

What was the Pathfinder by Mission? What were its main findings?

(d)

What do you understand by Heaven’s Gate? Why was it in the news recently? (About 100 words on each)

7.

Attempt any three of the following:

(a)

What fallout can the ‘Mir’ troubles have on the future of US-Russian cooperation in space?

(b)

Why has there been opposition from the North-eastern States to the Supreme Court ban on all

activities inside forests?

(c)

What is VDIS? What does it aim at?

(d)

What was the fallout of the Plenary Session of Indian National Congress in Calcutta in August

1997?

(e)

On what grounds did India not sign the CTBT?

(f)

What is likely to be the impact on Hong Kong’s economy after its transfer to China?

(g)

What was the controversy about ‘Prithvi’?

(About 50 words on each)

8.

(a) Name the authors of the following books?

(i) The God of Small Things

(iii) Nice Guys Finish Second

(b) Who are the following? Why have they been in the news?

(ii) A Suitable Boy

(iv)

Mahashweta Devi

(v) Sivaji Ganeshan

(vi) Sanjay Ghosh

(vii)

Sanath Jayasurya

(viii) Martina Hingis

(ix) Iva Majoli

(x)

Mike Tyson

(xi) Mother Teresa

(c)

Name the directors of the following films:

 

(xii)

Train to Pakistan

(xiii) Sardari Begam

(xiv) Saaz

(xv)

Batman and Robin

(About 20 words on each)

 

SECTION III

9.

“In1985, out of a total 2000 students in a college, 1400 were for graduation and the rest for

post-graduation. Out of 1400 graduate students, 100 were girls; however in all there were 600girls

in the college. In 1990, the number of graduate students increased to 1700 out of which 250 were girls, but the number of post-graduate students fell to 500, of which only 50 were boys. In 1995, out of 800girl students, 650 were for graduation, whereas the total number of graduate students was 200. The number of boys and girls in graduate classes was equal.”

Represent the above information in a tabular form. Also calculate the percentage increase in the number of graduate students in the college in 1995 as compared to 1985.

10. (a) In one of the Five Year Plans of India, of the total of Rs. 7250 crore, the plan outlays for

Agriculture & Irrigation, Transport & Communication, Community Development, Power, and Industry & Minerals had been rupees 1275 crore, 1450 crore, 400 crore, 925 crore, 1500 crore respectively. The remainder was under the head Miscellaneous. Represent the data by a pie diagram showing the relative percentages and corresponding angles in a

tabular form.

(b) The mean of marks obtained in an examination by a group of 100 students was found to be

49.98. The mean of the marks obtained in the same examination by another group of 200 students

was 52.32. Find the mean of the marks obtained by both the groups taken together.

11.

(a) Mention, in each of the following cases, the most appropriate diagram to represent the data.

(i)

Number of refrigerators produced by a certain factory during the last 10 yeas.

(ii)

The expenditure on different major heads by a family during a given month.

(iii)

Consumer price index number of working class people in two cities for the period 1985 to

1994.

(iv)

The daily sales (in Rs.) in a shop for the last one year period.

(b)

The following table shows the distribution of men according to their heights:

Height in cm.

No. of men

less then 140

16

less then 150

40

less then 160

72

less then 170

93

less then 180

106

less then 190

125

less then 200

150

Find : (i) the percentage of men having height between 150 cm. and 180 cm. and

(ii)

the percentage of men having height between 155 cm. and 170 cm.

12.

(a) Examine the correctness of the following data regarding consumer’s liking for two products

A and B. “Out of a total of 200 consumers, 100 liked both A and B, 70 liked A but not B and 50 liked B but nor A.”

(b) Two firms A and b respectively pay 80,000 and Rs.60,000 per month as salary to its employees.

From this information, can we concludes that firm A is paying higher salary to its employees as

compared to the firm B ? State reason.

(c) The following is a series of index numbers using 1980 as base year. Reconstruct the series

using 1983 as base year.

Year

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

Index

100

110

175

250

300

General Studies - 1997 (Main) (Paper - II)

Time Allowed : Three Hours

Maximum Marks : 300

Candidates should attempt questions from all the Section I, II, and III.

SECTION I

1. (a) How are the President and the Vice President of India elected? What are the constitutional

issues involved in their election? OR

(b) What is Social Justice? How can reservation of seats for women in Parliament contribute to the

establishment of a socially just society in India?

(About 250 words)

(About 250 words)

2. (a) “20th century was century of oil, 21st century would be the century of natural gas.”

Comment.

OR

(b) Give your assessment on land reforms in India.

3. (a) Why is Agni Project important for India?

(b) How has India’s Nuclear Programme contributed to the economic and defence requirements of

(About 250 words)

(About 250 words)

the country?

(About 250 words)

SECTION-II

4. Answer any two of the following :

(Answer to each question should be in about 150 words)

(a)

Present your views for and against the creation of an All India Judicial Service.

(b)

Discuss the factors responsible for the rise of regionalism in India. How does it influence the

political system?

(c) What, according to the Supreme Court, constituted ‘The Basic Features’ which it upheld in

cases known as (i) Keshavanand Bharati v/s State of Kerala (1990) and (ii) Minerva Mills v/s Union of India (1990)

(d) How does the Parliament control the financial system in India?

5. Answer any two of the following :

(Answer to each question should be in about 150 words)

(a)

Discuss the steps taken by the government in recent years to control inflation.

(b)

What measures has the government taken to make women economically independent and self-

reliant during the last decade?

(c)

Examine the important changes in India’s Industrial Policy since the year 1991.

(d)

Discuss the advantages of ‘Alternative Scheme of Devolution suggested by Tenth Finance

Commission’ of India.

6.

Answer any two of the following :

(Answer to each question should be in about 150 words)

(a)

Discuss the origin of Monsoon in India.

(b)

What measures has the Government of India taken for the development of Tribal areas in India?

(c)

Why is there a demand for making Uttarakhand a Separate Hill State in India?

(d)

Why has the Narmada River Valley Project attracted the attention of the common people?

7. Answer any two of the following :

(Answer to each question should be in about 150 words)

(a)

What is cryogenic engine? Explain its importance to our country.

(b)

What is Madcow disease?

(c)

What are fullerenes? Why are they important?

(d)

What is Polio? Name its few features and how it can be prevented.

SECTION - III 8. Answer four from Group A, three from Group B and three from Group C. (Answer to each question should be in about 25 words)

GROUP-A

(a)

Why was HODVAT Scheme introduced in the year 1986?

(b)

Why was the rationale for ‘Mid-day Meal’ Scheme?

(c)

How has the Census (1991) defined the Urban Areas?

(d)

Describe the use of ‘Command Area Development’ in India.

(e)

What are the objectives of Social Forestry?

(f) What are the main objective of Ninth Five Year Plan?

GROUP B

(a)

What do Rule 184 and 193 in Parliamentry Procedure signify?

(b)

What is meant by “Gujral Doctrine”? Write its specific principles.

(c)

Give a brief account of C.M.P. (Common Minimum Programme) of the united Front

Government at the Centre.

(d)

Write any four fundamental duties prescribed in the Constitution of India.

(e)

What specific provisions exists in the Constitution of India about child labour?

(f)

What is Article 356 in the Indian Constitution? Comment.

GROUP-C

(a)

What is the safe level of noise for the human ear? Give the noise level of electric bell.

(b)

What is the difference between a comet and a meteor?

(c)

What is E-mail?

(d) What do the following stand for?

(i) TIFR

(ii) GRDO

(iii) NEERI

(e)

What is tissue culture?

(f)

What are Quasars?

General Studies - 1998 (Main) (Paper - I)

Time Allowed : Three Hours

Maximum Marks : 300

Candidates should attempt questions from all the Section I, II, and III. The number of marks carried by each question is indicated at the end of the question.

SECTION- I

1. Did Jawaharlal Nehru really 'speak' the 'language' of Gandhi? Locate the points of their

agreements and departures.

OR

How did economic nationalism mirror the work of the early nationalist leadership in India?

(About 250 words)

2. Answer any two of the following :

(About 150 words on each)

35

15 x 2 =30

(a) Why did the moderates lose appeal with the Indians and failed to elicit desired response from

the British?

(b) How did the Policy of free trade hurt Indian textile industry and crafts in the latter half of the

19th century?

(c) Trace the origins of the R.N.I. Mutiny and evaluate its impact on the political situation in India.

3. Answer any three of the following :

10 x 3 =30

(About 75 words on each)

(a)

Examine the ideas of Rabindranath Tagore on democracy.

(b)

How did the Swadeshi Movement in Bengal influence the nationalist politics?

(c)

What was the significance of the Prajamandal movements in the Indian States in the decade

preceding India's independence?

(d) Assess the role of C. Rajagopalachari during the pre-partition years of Indian public life.

4. (a) What do you know about the following :

2 x 15 =30

(About 20 words on each)

(i) Nil Darpan

(iii) Sabarmati Ashram

(v) Bandi Jiwan

(ii) Sarda Sadan

(iv) Hunter Commission

(b)

Why have the following become famous?

(vi)

Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan

(vii) Seth Jamanlal Bajaj

(ix) Udham Singh

(c) Write about the chief fatures of the following :

(xi) Kulu School

(xiii) Wahabi Movement

(viii) S. Satyamurti

(x) Sarojini Naidu

(xii) Gopuram

(xiv)

Bharat Dharma Mahamandal

(xv) Communal Award

SECTION II

5. Examine the reasons for the non-introduction of Women's Reservation Bill in the LokSabha.

(About 250 words)

35

OR Discuss the implications of Israel's expansion plan. How have the major western powers reacted to

it ?

6. Attempt any three of the following :

(About 250 words)

10 x 3 =30

(About 100 words on each)

(a)

Examine the fall out of population explosion in India at the close of twentieth century.

(b)

Discuss the justification for the creation of new states in U.P. and Bihir.

(c)

What are the reasons for the slow progress of SAPTA?

(d)

Describe the problem of KOSOVO.

(e)

What is ASEAN PLUS? What is its nature and duty?

7. Attempt any five of following :

(About 50 words on each)

6 x 5 =30

(a) What were the circumstances leading to the promulgation of Prasar Bharati ordinance in August

1998?

(b) Who has claimed the responsibility for the recent bomb attacks on American embassies at

Nairobi and Dar Es Salam? What are their demands?

(c)

What is the significance of Pope John Paul II's visit to Cuba?

(d)

What are the significant features of Lokpal Bill recently introduced in the Lok Sabha?

(e)

Why was a variant of Basmati rice in news recently?

(f) What solution has been arrived at recently in the Cauvery water dispute?

(g) Bring out the issues involved in the appointments and transfer of judges of the Supreme Court

and high Courts in India.

8. (a) Explain the following :

2 x 15 =30

(About 20 words on each)

(i) Netizens

(ii) Shehab-3

(iii) Planet-B

(iv)

W.H.O.

(v) Greenpeace

(b)

What do you know about the following?

(vi)

Chattisgarh

(vii) Article 356

(viii) Bentota

(ix)

Narmada Sagar dam

(x) Full monty

(xi)

Pamirs

(xii) Nelson Mandela

(xiii) Bacharuddin Jusul Habibie

SECTION III

9. The total population of a country is 357 million of which 62 million live in urban areas. Of these who live in rural areas, 234 million are agriculturists including 124 million earning members. Among the urban population, 12 million are agriculturists of which 7 million are earning members. Among the non-agriculturist rural population 43 million are earning are earning members whereas among non-agriculturist urban people 14 million are non-earning members.

Represent the above information in a tabular form.

10. (a) The following table shows annual profits (Rs. in crores) of two investment companies A and

B during the given 5 years :

12

 

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

A :

70

60

70

60

70

B :

60

50

60

80

80

If someone plans to invest Rs. 50,000, which of the two companies should be preferred and

why ?

(b) An investor bought shares of a company at a premium of Rs. 20. If the par value of the share is Rs. 120 and the company declares 21% dividend in a given year, find the rate of interest received by the investor.

8

11.

(a) Mention, in each of the following cases, the most appropriate diagram to represent the data

:

5

(i) Number of AIDS patients in a country detected during the last 10 years.

(ii)

Monthly production of eggs in a poultry farm in a given yaer.

(iii)

Yearly export and import (in dollars) of a multinational firm during the period from 1990 to

1997.

(iv)

Distribution of weights of 500 school children in the age group 15-18 years.

(v)

Political party-wise percentage of votes cast during a parliamentary election.

(b) The following table shows the IQ scores of adolescents aged 15-17 years:

Interval

Frequency

121 and above

15

116-120

35

111-115

50

106-110

60

101-105

100

96-100

75

91-95

70

86-90

60

81-85

25

80and below

10

Find :

(i) the cut-off point above which 25% most intelligent adolescents fall.

(ii) the cut-off point below which the 25% least intelligent adolescents fall.

12. (a) State whether the following statements are true or false. Give reasons.

(i) A person's monthly income first increases by 20% and then decreases by 20% . There is no net

change in his income. (ii) All facts expressed numerically pertain to statistics. (iii) If A stands 50 % change of getting through Test I and Test II independently, then A stands at least 50 % chance of getting through both the tests.

8

6

(b) The following is the series of index numbers taking 1992 as base year :

Year :-

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

Index :-

100

120

135

170

180

210

How would the index numbers be changed if 1993 is taken as base year?

7

General Studies - 1998 (Main) (Paper - II)

Time Allowed : Three Hours

Candidates should attempt questions from all the Section I, II, and III. The number of marks carried by each question is indicated at the end of the question.

Maximum Marks : 300

SECTION- I

1. (a) Briefly state the stages through which the present position of the Directive Principles

vis-à-vis the Fundamental Rights has emerged.

(About 250 words)

40

OR

(b) Explain the concept of ‘Prime Ministerial Government’ and account for its decline in recent

times in India.

2. (a) “The past 50 years of development in India were characterised by planning but the next 50

years of development would be led by the market.” Comment.

(About 250 words)

40

(About 250 words)

OR

(b) How is absolute poverty line measured? What are the important measures taken by the

Government to eradicate rural poverty in India?

3. (a) What is remote sensing? What are its uses especially in the Indian context?

(About 250 words)

(About 250 words)

40

OR

40

40

(b) What is genetic engineering? Why is it getting increasingly important these days ?

(About 250 words)

40

4. Answer any TWO of the following :-

(Answer to each question should be in about 150 words)

20+20

(a)

Highlight the significance of the Seventy-third Amendment to the Constitution of India.

(b)

How are the States formed in India? Why have the demands of separate States like those of Vidarbha, Telangana etc. not been considered by the Government recently?

(c)

On what grounds the Legislative Councils are justified? How is it created or abolished in a State?

(d)

Differentiate and state the significance of general election, mid-term election and by-election.

5. Answer any TWO of the following :-

(Answer to each question should be in about 150 words)

20+20

(a)

What are the main reasons for industrial sickness in India? How can it be overcome?

(b)

“Infrastructure bottlenecks continue to stifle the economic growth in India.” Comment.

(c)

Comment on the view that Monetary Policy in India is used more as a stabilisation device rather than as a development tool.

(d)

What has been the role of NRIs in the economic development of India in the recent past?

6. Answer any TWO of the following :- (Answer to each question should be in about 150 words)

15+15

(a)

What are the geo-economic causes of underdevelopment of various regions in India?

(b)

Which parts of India have been identified as draughtprone? Mention the norms for such identification.

(c)

Describe the changes that have taken place in the direction of international trade of India since independence.

(d)

How do the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Lakshadweep differ in the geological ecvolution and topographical conditions?

7.

Answer any TWO of the following :-

(Answer to each question should be in about 150 words)

20+20

(a)

Describe the development of Super-computers in India.

(b)

How does the development of Pinaka benefit India?

(c)

What are optical fibres? What are their advantages?

(d)

What are enzymes? What is their importance?

8.

Answer FOUR questions from Group A, THREE from Group B and THREE from Group C :-

(Answer to each question should be in about 25 words)

GROUP-A

10x3=30

(a)

What is meant by Mutual Fund?

(b)

Explain per capita income as a measure of economic growth.

(c)

What is meant by ‘Quality of life’?

(d)

What constitutes a Minor Irrigation Project?

(e)

What is meant by Environmental Impact Assessment?

(f)

What is the difference between Gross National Product and Net National Product?

GROUP-B

(a)

What is meant by ‘Protem Speaker’?

(b)

Point out the constitution and functions of the Central Vigilance Commission.

(c)

State the amplitude of Art. 21 of the Constitution.

(d)

Which of the cases regarding disqualifications for Membership of either House of Parliament are decided by the President?

(e)

Differentiate between Parliamentary Secretary and Lok Sabha Secretary.

(f)

What is a Privilege Motion?

GROUP-C

(a)

Why are transgenic organisms important?

(b)

State the importance of Antrix Corporation.

 

(c)

Why is Website getting popular?

(d)

What do the following stand for?

(i) C-CAD

(ii)ICMR

(iii) TRAI

(e)

Give the functions of interferons.

(f) What is the difference between E-mail and Fax?

General Studies - 1999 (Main) (Paper - I)

Time Allowed : Three Hours

Candidates should attempt all questions from Section I, II and III.

Maximum Marks : 300

SECTION I

1. How did Communalism manifest in Indian political scene? Explain the background of the

passing of the momentous Pakistan Resolution. OR

What were the proposals of the Cabinet Mission ? Analyse there actions of the Congress and the

League to the proposals.

2. Answer any two of the following :

(About 250 words)

(About 250 words)

35

(About 150 words on each)

35

(a)

Trace the formation of the Swaraj Party. What were its demands.

(b)

'What began as a flight for religion ended as a war of independence, for there is not the slightest

doubt that the rebels wanted to get rid of the alien government and restore the old order of which

the king of Delhi was the rightful representative.' Do you support this viewpoint?

(c)

How far Curzon's policy towards Tibet was influenced by strategic consideration.

15x2=30

3.

Answer any three of the following :

(About 75 words on each)

(a)

Assess the contributions of Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar to the making of modern India.

(b)

In what way did Ramakrishna infuse a new vigour and dynamism into Hinduism ?

(c)

'Tagore's poetry is a written record of his religious experience.' Elucidate.

(d)

How did Nehru's plan for modernization make rapid stride during the decade 1951-61?

10x3=30

4. (a) Write about the chief features of the following : (About 20 words on each)

(i) Chola architecture

(ii) Baisakhi

(iii)

Neo-art movement

(b)

What do you know about the following ?

(iv)

Munda Movement

(v) Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science

(vi) Ilbert Bill

(viii) Education Despatch of 1854

(c) Why have the following become famous ?

(vii) Sarda Act

(ix)

Rammanohar Lohia

(x) C. Y. Chintamani

(xi)

Henry Cotton

(xii) Tej Bahadur Sapru

(xiii)

Veeresalingam P.K.

(xiv) Bhulabhai Desai

(xv) Kamladevi Chattopadhyay

2 x 15 =30

SECTION II

Advisory Board ? What shortcomings have been pointed out in media reports relating to the same?

(About 250 words)

OR What are the reasons for the recent diplomatic confrontation between the U.S.E. and China? What specific measures have been taken by the U.S.E. to defuse the tension building up the Taiwan

strait?

6. Attempt any three of the following :

35

(About 250 words)

35

(About 100 words on each)

(a)

What new type of satellite is proposed to be inducted for bolstering surveillance on India’s boarder? How does this type of satellite compare with existing IRS satellites?

(b)

Explain in brief the observations made by the leaders of the Group of Eight countries in their meeting in Cologne on Kargil intrusion by Pakistan.

(c)

What are the major provisions of the New Telecom Policy approved by the Government? What has been the decision of the Delhi High Court in this respect?

(d)

Analyse the recent French response to India’s diplomatic efforts for promoting Indo-French

friendship.

10 x 3 =30

7. Attempt any five of the following : (About 50 words on each)

(a)

What was the rationale for the recourse to air strikes by the Indian Air Force during Operation Vijay ?

(b)

What is Deep-water Oil Exploration? What are its prospects in India?

(c)

Has India the capability to make a Neutron Bomb?

(d)

What percentage of GDP India spends of defence? To what extent defence expenditure should be increased ?

(e)

What is ‘Chandra’ ? For what purpose it has been launched?

(f)

What is the most important provision of the Wye River Accord?

(g)

What is Al Khalid ? What are its features?

6 x 5=30

8. (a) Who are the following ? Why have they been in the news ?

(i) Dr. Sam Nujoma

(iii) Colonel Eileen Collins

(v) David Ogilvy

(b) What do you know about the following?

(vii) Martha’svineyard

(ix) Karabash

(c) Name the authors of the following books ?

(About 20 words on each)

(ii) Mahendra Chaudhry (iv) Dr. Neelan Thiruchelvam (vi) Jyotirmoyee Sikdar

(viii) Mianmari Creek

(x)

Three Horsemen of the New Apocalypse

(xi)

My Childhood Days

(d)

Answer the following :

(xii) Who became the highest wicket taker in the World Cup 1999 ? (xiii) Which film won the Best film award at the Cannes International Film Festival this

year? Name the directors.

(xiv) Which film won the Special Jury Award for Experimental Cinema at the 46 th National Film Festival? Name the director.

(xv) Who won the 1999 French open Doubles title?

15=30

2 x

SECTION III 9. Enrolments in different faculties, in the Universities of a state, for the period 1993-94 to 1995-96 are described below :

Enrolment in Arts faculty during the three sessions were 1,20,605; 1,35,100; and 1,50,000 respectively. In Commerce, Science, Law and Education faculties the enrolment in the session 1993-94 were 90,000; 60,500; 50,500 and 45,600 respectively. During the next two sessions the enrolment figures in the Science faculty were 65,210 and 70,300 while in Law and Education faculties the corresponding figures were 55,000; 60,000 and 48,000; 50,000respectively. In Commerce faculty the enrolment during 1994-95 and 1995-96 were 1,15,000 and 1,22,250.

(a)

Represent the information in tabular form.

10

(b)

From your table calculate the increase in total enrolment from 1993-94 to 1995-96.

2

10.(a) A pie chart is to be constructed to represent the distribution of total budget of a government. The total budget is Rs. 7200 crores. Out oj this Rs. 360 crores is budgeted for Agriculture, Rs. 90 crores for irrigation, Rs. 90 crores for Education, Rs. 540 crores for Defence, Rs. 72 crores for Health and Rs. 108 crores for Industry. The remaining amount is budgeted for other (miscellaneous) heads. Provide the percentages and angle measures of all the above heads in a

tabular form.

(b) In a housing complex there are 20 families. A family having annual income of Rs. 1.8 lacs

leaves and another with annual income of Rs. 3.0 lacs moves in. What change is caused to the

average monthly income of the housing complex due to this replacement?

11. (a) Given below are the percentages of words of different lengths used by an author in his entire work :

7

5

Number of letters in a word

Percentage

1

4.5

2

16.0

3

21.5

4

24.0

5

12.0

6

7.0

7

5.0

8

4.0

9

3.0

10

2.5

11

0.4

12

0.1

(i) What is the total percentage of words of length 8 or more?

is the maximum number of letters contained the shortest 78% of the words?

3 (ii)

4

What

(b) Name the most appropriate diagram to be used for representing the information in each of the following cases :

(i)

Scientific manpower in four consecutive years in four different fields of science.

(ii)

Distribution of the number of children belonging to a school by their ages.

(iii)

The percentages of persons serving in different branches of the army such as infantry,

artillary, signals, etc.

(iv)

The production of wheat in India in each year from 1955 to 1984.

(v)

The heights and weights of the 50 children in a high school class.

5

12. (a) A group of freedom fighters met in 1998 and their average age was 81.7 years. The survivors of this group met again in 1999 and their average age was 81.0 Explain why has the average decreased when everyone in the second group is one year older than what they were in

1998.

(b) Below is given the gross corporate sector output in four selected years at current prices and also

the inflation factor for these years. Calculate the gross output for these years adjusted for

4

inflation.

 

6

 

Year

1980-81

1985-86

1990-

1995-96

91

Out put at current prices (thousands of crores)

28.6

49.1

126.6

305.64

Inflation factor

1.0

1.39

1.98

3.05

(c) In report it is quoted that 65% of the women and 30% of the men in a locality were against the

opening of a liquor store in their locality. Thus it is argued that, an overwhelming 95% of the total

population is against the opening of the liquor store. Is this argument justifiable? Give reasons.

2

(d) Six lots of twenty guinea-pigs each were administered carcinogenic drugs in an experiment.

After 6 weeks the percentage of survivors in the six lots were :

Lot No

1

2

3

4

5

6

Percentage

53

86

48

27

8

24

of

survivors

General Studies - 1999 (Main) (Paper - II)

Candidates should attempt all ques. from Section I, II and III.

SECTION I

1. (a) In what ways is the RAJYA SABHA expected to play a special role in today's changing

political scenario ?

(About 250 words)

40

OR

(b) On what grounds does Article 15 of the Indian Constitution prohibit discrimination ? Indicate

the way the concept of 'Special protection' has qualified this prohibition, and contributed to social

change.

(About 250 words)

40

2. (a) What is 'new' in India's New Industrial Policy of 1991 ? OR

(b) What is Multilateral Agreement on Investment? How will it affect the economy of a developing

country like India ?

3. (a) Discuss the role of modern technological inputs on agricultural development in India. How

would it be helpful for food security during 21st century?

(About 250 words)

40

(About 250 words)

40

(About 250 words)

40

OR

(b) What is a fast breeder reactor? Comment on its suitability in the Indian context. (About 250 words)

4. Answer any TWO of the following :

40

20+20 =40

(Answer to each question should be in about 150 words)

(a) What is the importance of Directive Principles of State Policy ? Mention which Directive

Principles of State Policy have got primacy over the Fundamental Rights.

(b)

Discuss the composition and functions of the National Security Council.

(c)

Highlight the significance of the Twenty Forth Amendment to the Constitution of India ?

(d)

Access the importance of the role played by the Public Accounts Committee.

SECTION II

5.

Answer any TWO of the following :- (Answer to each question should be in about 150 words) :

20+20 =40

(a)

What does buy-back of shares mean ?

(b)

When and why was SEBI established?

(c)

What is SIDBI ? What are its main functions?

(d)

What is Tobin tax ? What are its main features?

6.

Answer any TWO of the following :- (Answer to each question should be in about 150 words) :

15+15 =30

(a) How is deforestation of Himalayas disturbing the ecological balance of north India?

(b)

What is dry farming? Discuss its relevance in augmenting the food supply in India.

(c)

Name the mega cities of India and mention their specific problems.

(d)

What is the importance of Indian Ocean for India?

7. Answer any TWO of the following :- (Answer to each question should be in about 150 words) :

20+20 =40

(a)

What is the Human Genome Project? Discuss briefly its importance.

(b)

What is carbon dating? Describe its applications in archaeology.

(c)

What is ozone hole? How is it caused and what are its implications for life on Earth ?

(d)

What are biosensors? Describe their uses.

SECTION III

8. Answer any FOUR of the following :- (about 25 words each) :

3 x 4 =12

(a)

What is 'Swatch of no ground' ?

(b)

From where was the most advanced commercial satellite of India Insat 2E launched?

(c)

What is Global Positioning System (G.P.S.) ?

(d)

What is Cash Reserve Ratio?

(e)

How is revenue deficit different from budgetary deficit?

(f) What is Plan Holiday?

9. Answer any THREE of the following :- (Answer to each question should be in about 25 words):

(a) Who presides over the Joint-Session of the two Houses of the Indian Parliament over a non-

3 x 3 = 9

memory bill?

(b)

Is there any provision to impeach the Governor of a State?

(c)

In case of any dispute whether a bill is a money bill or not, whose dicision is final?

(d)

How is the vice-President of India elected?

(e)

What is the status of the Right to Property in the Indian Constitution?

(f) What is the maximum gap between two sessions of the Indian Parliament?

10. Answer any THREE of the following :- (About 25 words each):

(a)

What is a modem? What is it used for?

(b)

What is CNG ? How can it reduce air pollution?

3 x3 =9

(d)

What do the following stand for?

(i) NISSAT

(ii) GMRT

(iii) INMAS

(e) Where are the following located?

(i) Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology

(ii) Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (iii) Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre

(f) How do identical twins differ from each other genetically?

General Studies - 2000 (Main) (Paper - 2)

Time Allowed : Three Hours

INSTRUCTIONS Each Question is printed both in Hindi and in English. Answers must be written in the medium specified in the Admission Certificate issued to you, which must be stated clearly on the cover of the answer-book in the space provided for the purpose. No mark will be given for answers written in a medium other than that specified in the Admission Certificate. Candidates should attempt ALL questions strictly in accordance with the instructions given under each question. The number of marks carried by each question is indicated at the end of the question.

Q. 1 . Answer any two of the following. (Answer to each question should be in about 150

words) : -

Maximum Marks : 300

15 x 2 = 30

(a)

Discuss Indian-Sri Lankan relations in recent years.

(b)

India's Kargil victory rested on its successful effort at combining diplomacy with the use of

force. Discuss.

(c)

Differentiate and state the significance of Pokharan I and Pokharan II.

Q.

2. Answer the following (Answer to each question should be in about 20 words)

 
 

2

x 5 = 10

(a)

What does track two diplomacy stand for ?

(b)

Non-alignment is a need, not a creed, Elaborate.

(c)

Differentiate between Peace-making and Peace-keeping.

(d)

What is deterrence ?

(e)

Why has the indigenous development of Cryogenic Enging become necessary for India ?

 

Q.

3. Answer the following. (Answer to each question should be in about 20 words)

 

2

x 5 = 10

(a)

What does the Global organisation of people of Indian origin stand for ?

(b)

What is the impact of economic sanctions against India on NRIs ?

(c)

Why is Fiji crisis of May 19, 2000 a specific concern for India ?

(d)

Examine the role of NRIs in the liberalisation process of India.

(e)

Mention few NRIs who have brought name and fame for India.

Q.

4. Answer anyone of the following. (Answer should be in about 250 words)

30

(a)

India is rapidly emerging as an Information Technology (IT) Superpower. Discuss some aspects

of the growth of this Sector in the Indian economy. What role can public policy play in further

enhancing growth prospects in this Sector ?

(b) Control over growth of population in India is an essential condition for the country's rapid

economic development. Discuss.

Q. 5. Answer any two of the following. (Answer to each question should be in about 150 words) : 2 x 15 = 30

(a) Discuss the reasons for the failure of the Seattle Millennium talks on the WTO (World Trade

Organisation). Discuss some implications of this failure for the Indian economy.

(b) What is (Revised) Targeted Public Distribution System ? What are its main features ?

Q.

6. Answer the following. (Answer to each question should be in about 20 words)

2 x 15 = 30

(a)

What are the main objectives of the 9th Five-Year Plan of the Government of India ?

(b)

Write a note on MODVAT Scheme of 1986.

(c)

Explain per capita income as a measurement of economic growth.

(d)

What are the objectives of Social Security ?

(e)

What do you mean by 'Parallel Economy' ?

(f)

Describe the use of 'Command Area Development' in India.

(g)

What is ICOR (Incremental Capital Output Ratio) ?

(h)

What are the main objectives of NABARD ?

(i)

What do you know about 11th Finance Commission ?

(j)

What do you mean by revenue deficit in the Central Government's Budget ?

(k)

How has the Census (1991) defined the Urban Areas ?

(1)

What are the objectives of New Economic Policy of the Government of India ?

(m) Write a note on Rao-Manmohan model of development.

(n)

What is the rational for 'Mid-day Meal' Scheme ?

(o)

What has been the impact of the recent economic reforms programme on the incidence of

poverty in India ?

Q.7. Answer any two of the following. (Answer to each questions should be in about 150 words)

: -

15 x 2 = 30

(a)

Define Globalisation and differentiate it with Internationalism.

(b)

There is a wide-spread concern about the degradation of environment and the problems that go

with it. Assess the international response.

(c) How can India accommodate her foreign policy principle of 'non-intervention' with the

emerging right to 'intervention'

Q.

8. Answer the following. (Answer to each question should be in about 20 words)

 

2

x 5 = 10

(a)

What are the prospects of CTBT ?

(b)

Differentiate between Collective security and Cooperative security.

(c)

What do the following stand for ?

(i)

MARV

(ii)

MIRV

(iii)

ICBM

(d)

Differentiate between Explosion and Implosion.

 

(e)

What do you know about Siachin Dispute ?

Q.

9. Answer the following (Answer to each question should be in about 20 words)

 

2

x 5 = 10

(a)

What do the following stand for ?

(i)

SAARC

(ii)

ASEAN

(iii)

OIC

(b)

What is meant by SDI ?

 

(c)

Differentiate between SALT and START.

(d)

What do you know about G-77 ?

(e)

What is Global Environmental Facility (GEF) ?

Q.10. Answer any one of the following. (Answer should be in about 250 words)

(a) What is the significance of the geostationary orbit ?What would happen if it becomes too

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crowded ?

(b) Why is the HIV considered so dangerous ? Why has the spread of the virus proved so difficult

to contain, especially in the poorer countries of the world ?

Q. 11. Answer any two of the following : (Answer to each question should be in about 150

words) :

(a) How are transgenic plants different from hybrid plants and what is their relevance in modern

agriculture ? Elaborate.

(b) What are greenhouse gases ? What impact do they have on the Earth's climate and with what

consequences ? Elaborate.

15 x 2 = 30

(c)

What is water harvesting ? Describe its relevance in the Indian context.

Q.

12. Answer the following : (Answer to each question should be in about 20 words) 2 x 5 = 10

(a)

What does the 'clock speed' of a computer signify ?

(b)

What do the following stand for ?

(i)

http

(ii)

CPU

(iii)

ROM

(vi)

BIOS

(c)

What is a modem and what is it used for ?

(d)

What is spamming ?

(e)

How does a computer virus destroy data ?

Q.

13. Answer the following :

(a)

The table below shows the number of students in different faculties of a University :

Year

Number of Students

 

Total

 

Humanities

Science

Commerce

1975-76

2810

890

540

4240

1976-77

3542

1363

471

5376

1977-78

4301

1662

652

6615

1978-79

5362

2071

895

8328

1979-80

6593

2752

1173

10518

Represent the data by a suitable diagram.

(b) The pie chart below gives the annual production of certain commodities of a State.

the annual production of certain commodities of a State. 8 If the production of sugar is

8

Q. 14. Answer the following :

(a) The number of overtime hours worked by 1000 employees of a company during the last six

months is as follows :

4 x 2 = 8

Overtime

Number of

(in hours)

Employees

0-20

401

20-40

226

40-60

182

60-80

74

80-100

43

100-120

38

120-140

20

140-160

9

160-180

5

180-200

2

(i) What is the percentage of employees having worked less than 40 overtime hours during these months ?

(ii) What is the percentage of employees having worked for at least 40 overtime hours but less than

100 overtime hours ?

(b) A certain company offered its shares, of par-value Rs 120, at a premium of Rs 20. In the

following year a dividend of 21% was declared by the company. Find the rate of interest at the

hands of the investor.

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Q. 15. Answer the following :

2 x 4 = 8

(a) A farmer has a square plot for cultivation. If the length of each side is increased by 10%, then

the yield from the plot will increase by 20%. Is it true ? Give reason.

(b) A company increased its production 8 times in a period of 3 years. What is the percentage

increase per year ?

(c) The price of a commodity fell by 25% and then rose by 33.33%. Can we conclude that the

current price is 8.33% more of the original price ? Give reason.

(d) A group of 150 workers have Rs 72.60. When both the groups are combined, what be the

average daily wage ?

Indian Polity Section Mains Analysis

! Year 2001

Percentage: 33.3% (100/300)

Indian Polity Section Mains Analysis ! Year 2001 Percentage: 33.3% (100/300)

! Year 2000 Questions Appeared

Percentage: 33.3% (100/300)

Q.

6. Answer any ONE of the following (About 250 words):-

30

(a)

Examine the need for the review of the Indian Constitution.

(b)

Examine the demand for greater State-antonomy and also its impact on the smooth

functioning of the Indian polity.

Q.

7. Answer any ONE of the following (About 250 words) :-

30

(a)

How does Parliament control the Union Executive ? How effective is its control ?

(b)

What constitutes the doctrine of 'basic features' as introduced into the Constitution of

India by the Judiciary ?

Q.

8. Answer any TWO of the following (About 150 words each) :-

15 x 2 = 30

(a)

Identify, the major electoral reforms which are necessary in the Indian Political System.

(b)

Examine the role of Estimates Committee.

(c)

Discuss the major extra-constitutional factors influencing the working of federal polity

in India.

Q.

9. Answer the following (About 20 words each) :-

5 x 2 = 10

(a)

What is vote on account ?

(b)

What is a Caretaker Government ?

(c)

Do you justify the Prime Minister's entry into Parliament through the Rajya Sabha ?

(d)

What is a Privilege Motion ?

(e)

What is Contempt of Parliament ?

! Year 1999 Questions Appeared

Percentage: 30% (89/100)

1. (a) In what ways is the RAJYA SABHA expected to play a special role in today's

changing political scenario ?

OR

(About 250 words)

40

(b) On what grounds does Article 15 of the Indian Constitution prohibit discrimination ?

Indicate the way the concept of 'Special protection' has qualified this prohibition, and contributed to social change. (About 250 words)

4. Answer any TWO of the following :

20+20 =40

(Answer to each question should be in about 150 words) (a) What is the importance of Directive Principles of State Policy ? Mention which

Directive Principles of State Policy have got primacy over the Fundamental Rights.

(b)

Discuss the composition and functions of the National Security Council.

(c)

Highlight the significance of the Twenty Forth Amendment to the Constitution of India ?

(d)

Access the importance of the role played by the Public Accounts Committee.

9. Answer any THREE of the following :- (Answer to each question should be in about 25 words):

(a) Who presides over the Joint-Session of the two Houses of the Indian Parliament over a

non-memory bill?

3 x 3 = 9

(b)

Is there any provision to impeach the Governor of a State?

(c)

In case of any dispute whether a bill is a money bill or not, whose dicision is final?

(d)

How is the vice-President of India elected?

(e)

What is the status of the Right to Property in the Indian Constitution?

(f) What is the maximum gap between two sessions of the Indian Parliament?

! Year 1998 Questions Appeared

Percentage: 30% (90/300)

1. (a) Briefly state the stages through which the present position of the Directive Principles

vis-à-vis the Fundamental Rights has emerged.

OR

(About 250 words)

40

(b) Explain the concept of ‘Prime Ministerial Government’ and account for its decline in

recent times in India.

(About 250 words)

4. Answer any TWO of the following :-

(Answer to each question should be in about 150 words)

20+20

(a)

Highlight the significance of the Seventy-third Amendment to the Constitution of India.

(b)

How are the States formed in India? Why have the demands of separate States like those

of Vidarbha, Telangana etc. not been considered by the Government recently?

(c) On what grounds the Legislative Councils are justified? How is it created or abolished in

a State?

(d) Differentiate and state the significance of general election, mid-term election and by-

election.

8.

Answer THREE question

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(Answer to each question should be in about 25 words)

(a)

What is meant by ‘Protem Speaker’?

(b)

Point out the constitution and functions of the Central Vigilance Commission.

(c)

State the amplitude of Art. 21 of the Constitution.

(d)

Which of the cases regarding disqualifications for Membership of either House of

Parliament are decided by the President? (e) Differentiate between Parliamentary Secretary and Lok Sabha Secretary. (f) What is a Privilege Motion?

General Studies - 2000 (Main) (Paper - I)

Time Allowed : Three Hours

INSTRUCTIONS Each Question is printed both in Hindi and in English. Answers must be written in the medium specified in the Admission Certificate issued to you, which must be stated clearly on the cover of the answer-book in the space provided for the purpose. No mark will be given for answers written in a medium other than that specified in the Admission Certificate. Candidates should attempt ALL questions strictly in accordance with the instructions given under each question. The number of marks carried by each question is indicated at the end of the question.

Q.1. Answer any ONE of the following (About 250 words) : -

Maximum Marks : 300

30

(a)

Trace the origin of the Swadeshi Movement. How did it involve the masses

(b)

What was Mountbatten Plan ? Discuss the reactions of Gandhi and Azad to the Plan.

Q.

2. Answer any TWO of the following (About 150 words each):-

15 x 2 = 30

(a)

Who established the Arya Samaj ? What was its goal ?

(b)

How did the terrorist movement gather strength in countries other than India?

(c)

Was Jawaharlal Nehru justified in adopting the principle of non-alignment as the corner-stone

of India's foreign policy ?

Q.

3. Answer the following (About 20 words each) : -

2 x 15 = 30

(i)

Brahmagupta

(ii)

Amir Khusro

(iii)

William Jones

(iv)

C.F. Andrews

(v)

Narayan Guru

(vi)

Tantia Tope

(vii)

Sayyid Ahmad

(viii)

Margaret Noble

(ix)

Sangam Literature

(x)

Gandhara School of art

(xi)

Granth Sahib

(xii)

Fort William College

(xiii)

Epsom

(xiv)

Lala Amarnath

(xv)

Tiger Woods.

Q.

4. Answer any TWO of the following (About 125 words each):-

2 x 10 = 20

(a)

Mention the agro-climatic regions of India stating the basis of classification.

(b)

Explain the major racial groups of India.

(c)

What is waste land ? Write a note on prospects of waste land development in India.

Q.

5. Write notes on the following (About 20 words each) :-

5 x 2 = 10

(i)

Linguistic regions of India

(ii)

Nagarjunasagar Project

(iii)

Mango Showers

(iv)

Multi-level planning in India

Q.

6. Answer any ONE of the following (About 250 words):-

30

(a)

Examine the need for the review of the Indian Constitution.

(b)

Examine the demand for greater State-antonomy and also its impact on the smooth functioning

of the Indian polity.

Q.

7. Answer any ONE of the following (About 250 words) :-

30

(a)

How does Parliament control the Union Executive ? How effective is its control ?

(b)

What constitutes the doctrine of 'basic features' as introduced into the Constitution of India by

the Judiciary ?

Q.

8. Answer any TWO of the following (About 150 words each) :-

15 x 2 = 30

(a)

Identify, the major electoral reforms which are necessary in the Indian Political System.

(b)

Examine the role of Estimates Committee.

(c)

Discuss the major extra-constitutional factors influencing the working of federal polity in India.

Q.

9. Answer the following (About 20 words each) :-

5 x 2 = 10

(a)

What is vote on account ?

(b)

What is a Caretaker Government ?

(c)

Do you justify the Prime Minister's entry into Parliament through the Rajya Sabha ?

(d)

What is a Privilege Motion ?

(e)

What is Contempt of Parliament ?

Q.10. Answer any ONE of the following