Home
Looking for Previous Year IAS Papers? Download now free!
You will be auto-sent a link to download the IAS Past Papers & Model Papers when you join the IAS Free Training Group

Home | Downloads | Careers | Books |IAS Online TutorialsIAS online Tutorials | Advertise Advertise| Contact Us | About Us | ForumForum| Link to usLink to us
Login Friday, October 31, 2014

IAS Resources
About IAS
IAS Preparation
IAS Careers
IAS Syllabus
IAS Online Tutorials
IAS Free Online Exam
Indian Forest Service
Indian Engineering Service
Indian Foreign Service
Indian Police Service
Record and Opinion
Books and Links
Free Downloads
Miscellaneous


Home » IAS Previous Year Test Papers » IAS General Studies Examination Paper

IAS Previous Year Test Papers

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

A D V E R T I S E M E N T
>

Time Allowed : Three Hours Maximum Marks : 300

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

                            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?  

(more content follows the advertisement below)
A D V E R T I S E M E N T


OR 
Examine the causes and nature of extremism in Indian politics in the early part of the present century.                                                      (About 250 words)

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.

(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           (ii) Vijayanagara             (iii) Yaksha Gana               (iv) Khayal

(b) What do you know about the following?  
(v) Lalit Kala Academy     (vi) Poona Sarvajanik Sabha         
(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  
5.      Where and when was the meeting between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan held in 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                             (ii) A Suitable Boy        
(iii) Nice Guys Finish Second

(b) Who are the following? Why have they been in the news?
(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?                                 (About 250 words)
                                                    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)

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.     (About 250 words)

3. (a) Why is Agni Project important for India?           (About 250 words)

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

 




Discussion Center

Discuss

Query

Feedback/ Suggestion

Yahoo Groups

Sirfdosti Groups

Contact Us




Members Login Here!
EmailId:
Password:


Forgot Password?
New User? Register!
Toppers View



INTERVIEW EBOOK
Get 9,000+ Interview Questions & Answers in an eBook. Interview Question & Answer Guide
  • 9,000+ Interview Questions
  • All Questions Answered
  • 5 FREE Bonuses
  • Free Upgrades

IAS PREPARATION EBOOKS

IAS Exam, IAS 2014, IAS 2015 Training, IAS 2013 Papers and Solutions, IAS Preparation & Related Pages


IAS Forum | Civil Services | IAS Overview | How to Prepare for IAS | IAS Eligibility Criteria | IAS Exam Pattern | IAS Exam Syllabus | IAS Application Form Centers | Sections Under IAS Examinations | Postings of an IAS Officer | Method of Making Notes | Style of Answering Questions | Time Management | IAS Regulations | Cut off Marks in IAS | Training Institutes for IAS | IAS Tips | Time Table for IAS 2014 Exam | Calendar for IAS 2014 Exam | Top Scorers in IAS Exam | Post Offices for IAS Exam Form | Sample IAS Exam Paper | IAS Current Affairs | Career in IAS | Jobs Offered in IAS | Nature of Work | Interview Tips for IAS | Interview Techniques for IAS | IAS Syllabus | IAS Preparation Strategy | IAS Model Notification | Daily / Periodicals for IAS | Art and Craft | IAS Tutorials | IAS Tutorials for Agriculture | IAS Tutorials for Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science | IAS Tutorials for Botany | IAS Tutorials for Chemistry | IAS Tutorials for Economics | IAS Tutorials for Essay | IAS Tutorials for Geography | IAS Tutorials for Geology | IAS Tutorials for Indian History | IAS Tutorials for Physics | IAS Tutorials for Psychology | IAS Tutorials for Sociology | IAS Tutorials for Zoology | Previous Years Test Papers for IAS | IAS Mock Exam | Current Affairs for IAS | IFS - Indian Forest Services | IFS - Indian Forest Services Examination Plan | IFS - Indian Forest Services General Instructions | IFS - Indian Forest Services - List of Head Post Offices | IFS - Indian Forest Services Special Instructions | IES - Indian Engineering Service | IES - Indian Engineering Service Model Notification | IES - Indian Engineering Service General Instructions | IES - Indian Engineering Service Examination Plan | IFS - Indian Foreign Service | IFS - Indian Foreign Service - Selection & Training | Career in IFS - Indian Foreign Service | IPS - Indian Police Service - Modern Ranks and Rank Badges | IPS - Indian Police Service in History | IPS - Indian Police Service - External Resources | Reward of Brilliance | Deputation | Civil Lines | IAS Toppers Opinion | Renumeration in IAS | AKHAND PRATAP SINGH - IAS Topper | Anay Dwivedi - IAS Topper | Anupama - IAS Topper | D DIVYA - IAS Topper | Divyadharshini - IAS Topper | Divyadharshini Shanmugam - IAS Topper | Dr Sumit Seth - IAS Topper | GAGAN - IAS Topper | Garima Mittal - IAS Topper | GARIMA MITTAL - IAS Topper | Iqbal Dhalibal - IAS Topper | Iva Sahay - IAS Topper | JAI PRAKASH MAURYA - IAS Topper | Karthik Adapa - IAS Topper | Mangesh Kumar - IAS Topper | Manish Ranjan - IAS Topper | Muthyala Raju Revu - IAS Topper | Nila Mohan - IAS Topper | Pankaj Dwivedi - IAS Topper | PC Vinoj Kumar - IAS Topper | Prasad Praladh Akkanouru - IAS Topper | Prince Dhawan - IAS Topper | R V Varun Kumar - IAS Topper | RAVI DHAWAN - IAS Topper | Roopa Mishra - IAS Topper | Rukmani Riar - IAS Topper | SASWATI DEY - IAS Topper | Saswati Dey - IAS Topper | Shah faesal - IAS Topper | Shena Agrawal - IAS Topper | Sorabh Babu Maheshwari - IAS Topper | Sweta Mohanty - IAS Topper | TANVI SUNDRIYAL - IAS Topper | Vijayalakshmi Bidari - IAS Topper | IAS Books | SSC Exam Pattern | CDSC Exam Pattern | NDA Exam Pattern | GA - General Awareness Exam Pattern | PG - Post Graduate Exam Pattern |
Copyright © 2014. One Stop IAS.com. All rights reserved Privacy Policies | Terms and Conditions | About Us
Our Portals : Free eBooks | Interview Questions | IndiaJobForum | Free Classifieds | Vyoms | One Stop FAQs | One Stop GATE | One Stop GRE | One Stop IAS | One Stop MBA | Free SAP Training | One Stop Testing | Web Hosting | Sirf Dosti | Your Project Code | Cook Book Global | Tests World | Clean Jokes | Vyom | Vyom eBooks | Vyom Links | Vyom World | Shayari | C Interview Questions | C++ Interview Questions | Send Free SMS | Placement Papers | SMS Jokes | CAT 2014 Notification