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(Test Paper 1)
Instructions Candidate should attempt ALL questions strictly in accordance with the instructions given under each question.
Q1. Answer any three of the following in about 250 words each 20 * 3 = 60
a) Though treaty-making is an executive function. Parliamentary democracies should make ratification by Parliament obligatory? Discuss
b) Critically analyze the various issues concerning the 4.5% reservation for the Socially & Educationally Backward Classes?
c) In the wake of Census 2011, discuss the causes of dropped child sex ratio in India? Suggest policy measures that can be initiated to tackle this malaise?
d) Assess the relevance of “White Paper “as a tool of Participatory democracy? Discuss government’s strategy to curb black money generation from legitimate activities?
Q 2: Answer ONE of the following in about 250 words: 20
a) Analyse the main differences between the approaches of Tagore and Gandhi on social and political issues ?
b) He argued it would be “the crown of Swaraj constitution & not its foundation”?Critically analyse
Q 3: Answer one of the following in about 250 words 20
a) Evaluate the initiatives of the government for improving the Justice Delivery System in the Country?
b) Highlight the objectives & the role of National Mission of Empowerment of Women?
Q 4: Comment on any FIVE of the following in about 150 words each 12 * 5 = 60
a) List the major findings of the HUNGAMA survey 2011.
b) Infrastructure Development Fund
c) Measures to contain inflation.
d) What is Public debt management? Highlight its objective & importance?
e) Examine the role of the Joint parliamentary committee in our Parliamentary functioning?
f) Bharat Nirmaan Volunteers
Q5: Examine any THREE of the following in not more than 150 words each 12 * 3=36
a) Transition of Indian agriculture move from monsoon dependence to a more sustainable medium
b) Challenges of Fisheries and Livelihood in the New Era of Maritime Security.
c) The significance of a robust land acquisition bill towards achieving inclusive development.
d) Problems specific to the coastal communities with respect to climate change.
Q 6: In the context of the freedom struggle ,write short notes (not exceeding 50 words each) on the following: 5 * 3 = 15
a) Lady Mehribai Tata
b) Bi Amman
c) Margarate Cousins
Q 7 : Comment on the following in NOT more than 50 words each 5 * 6 = 30
a) IPv6 Implementation in India
b) New Department of Disability Affairs under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
c) Steps to stem rupee slide
d) WTO 5th trade policy review
e) Composition and function of the National Commission of Women
f) The MMDR Bill 2011
g) Salient features of the New Telecom Policy 2011
Q8: Attempt the following in not more than 50 words each: 5 * 4= 20
a) While brining out their salient features distinguish between Hindustani and Carnatic School of music.
b) Write a sentence each on any five of the following traditional folk dance forms:
i. Bardo cham
ii. Ali ai liyang
iv. Pavri Nach
c) What are the major styles of architecture in Medieval India?
d) List the various puppet forms in India.
Q 9 : Comment on the following on not more than 50 words each 5 * 5 = 25
a) GPON technology
b) INS Shayadri
d) C band polar metric Doppler radar
e) E procurement system for transparent governance
Q10: Who are the following and why have they been in news recently?(each answer should not exceed 20 words) 2 * 7= 14
a) Kulandei Francis
b) Suma Chakraverti
c) Ustad Sultan Khan
d) Homai Vyarawala
e) M.K. Pandhe
f) Kamal Bawa