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December 20, 2009

Indian National Movement and Culture

December 27, 2009

Indian Polity & Constitution

January 3, 2010

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January 10, 2010

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January 17, 2010

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January 24, 2010

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January 31, 2010

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· Indian Economy

· Science & Technology

February 7, 2010

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February 14, 2010

·    Indian Polity & Constitution

·    Indian Geography

·    Indian Economy

Science & Technology

February 21, 2010

·    Indian National Movement and Culture

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·    National & International Institutions

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February 28, 2010

·    Indian Polity & Constitution

·    Indian Geography

·    Indian Economy

·    Science & Technology




(Indian Polity)


1. Examine the demand for greater state autonomy visa vis the national integrity and economy in the light of recent happenings.  OR

What does the Article 246 of Indian constitution provide for? Examine the reasons and significaance of increasing entries in the concurrent list.  (250 words)

2. Attempt any two.

a.  What is meant by "circumstantial centralization". How does constitution of India provide for circumstantial centralization?

b. Which article of the Indian Constitutin provides for settlement of Inter State water disputes and how?

c. Discuss the administrative OR legislative OR financial relations between centre and the states. (150 words each)



Indian Economy

1. How is poverty line measured in India? What are its limitations? Do you think we need to redefine the poverty line?
What are the consequences of rising fiscal deficit in India? What measures have been taken by GoI to control the fiscal deficit?
(250 Words)

2. How Fiscal policy, Monetary Policy and the Exim Policy have been used as instruments of inflation control in India?
What are the major recommendations of Task Force on Implementation of FRBMA constituted by GoI?
(150 Words)

3. Differentiate between the following:
(Any Six, 25 words each)
a) Human Poverty Index 1 & Human Poverty Index 2
b) Debt bearing Capital Revenue & Non-debt bearing Capital Revenue
d) Laffers Curve & Phillips Curve
e) Gadgil Formula & Mukharjee Formula
f) WPI & CPI
g) Point inflation targeting & Band inflation targeting
h) Stagflation & Core Inflation
i) Fiscal Deficit & Primary Deficit
j) Plan Expenditure & Non- Plan Expenditure 


Dated: 18/10/2009
TIME ALLOWED: 40 Minutes

Attempt one question from Section “A” and two question from Section “B”

1. "A strong and vibrant opposition is essential for strengthening democracy". Comment in the light of recent deadlocks in Parliament.

2. "In the present day democracy of India, coalition is inevitable." Elucidate.

3. What are the judicial powers of President of India?
4. What is the constitutional position of Attorney General of India?
5. 'Public Accounts Committee is the real watchdog of the finance of the Union Government'. Comment.




(Indian Polity)


Time allowed: 1 Hr


Note: Attempt One question from Section “A”, Two Questions from  Section “B”, and Five Questions from Section “C”.


SECTION “A” (250 Words)                               


1.       “The issue of a hung Parliament adversely affects the stability of Indian Government.” Discuss the statement and point out how far changing over to the Presidential form of government will be a solution to this problem.

2.      Identify the major obstacles in the smooth functioning of Parliamentary democracy in India.


SECTION “B” (150 Words)


3.      Explain the concept of ‘Prime Ministerial Government’ and accounts for its decline in recent times in India.

4.      Discuss Parliamentary Control over the Executive.

5.      In what ways is the Rajya Sabha expected to play a special role in today’s changing political scenario?


SECTION “C” (50 Words)

6.      What do Rule 184 and 193 in Parliamentary Procedure signify?

7.      What are the exceptions when the President of India is not bound by the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers?

8.      What is delegated legislation and which are the factors responsible for its increase?

9.      When is the device of joint sitting of both the Houses of Parliament not available?

10.  What is meant by the ‘lame-duck session’ of the legislature?

11.  What is meant by ‘Sine-die’ adjournment?

12.  What is a Cut Motion? Discuss its significance.









TIME ALLOWED: 1 Hour                                                                                                                                  Dated:  13/09/2009


Attempt one question from Section A, two questions from Section B & C each.


Section A             (250 words)


1.            State the distinctive stages of Indian demographic history Vis-à-vis urban development.


2.            Discuss the regional disparities in economic development of India?


Section B             (150 words)


3.            Present a critique of National Population Policy of 2000.


4.            What are various causes of low sex ratio in India?


5.            What are the various factors far Industrial location in India?


Section C             (75 Words)


Write short notes on:

6.            Problems of Tribal areas in India

7.            Multilevel planning in India

8.            Major Industrial regions of India.

9.            PURA.






(Indian Polity)




  1. Why does the demand for new states arise? Do we require another States Reorganisation Commission to tackle the growing demands?                                     (OR)

What is right to life and personnel liberty under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution? How have the courts expanded its meaning in recent years? Explain with special reference to the “due process of law” and “procedure established by law”?                                                                                              (250 Words)


  1. Attempt any two of the following:

a.      What is the present status of “right to property” under the Constitution of India?

b.      “The inclusion of DPSPs is a constitutional necessity” Comment.

c.       Explain the emergence ‘basic structure’ concept in the Indian Constitution.      (150 words each)

  1. Differentiate between any five of the following:

a.      “Doctrine of eclipse” and “doctrine of severability”

b.      “Doctrine of prospective overruling” and “doctrine of harmonious construction”

c.       “Equality before law” and “equal protection of law”

d.      Habeas corpus and Mandamus

e.       Article 32 and Article 226

f.       “Ex post facto legislation” and “double jeopardy”

g.      “Preventive detention” and “punitive detention”                                                  (50 words each)










(Indian National Movement)

Dated:  30/08/2009




Q1.     Examine the economic and social factors which led to the rise of Indian nationalism in the second half of the nineteenth Century.      OR

               Describe the nature of Indian Nationalism with special reference to the character of its leadership in the period between 1885 and 1905.             (250 words)


Q2.     Attempt any two of the following (150 words each)

I)                   “Whatever might have been its original character, the Revolt of 1857 called the very presence of the British into question”. Discuss?

II)                “Raja Ram Mohan Roy presents a most instructive and inspiring study for the New India of which he is the type and pioneer” Discuss?

III)             To what extent did the socio religious movements contribute to the emancipation of women in 19th Century?


Q3.     Attempt short note of 125 words on any three of the following:

I)                   The nineteenth century Indian Renaissance was both an acceptance and rejection of western values. Do you agree?

II)                “Curzon was an unconscious catalyst who did not understand, let alone desire, what was to unfold in the forthcoming century, but who helped it to be born”. Comment.

III)             What do you understand by the “drain of wealth” during British Rule? Examine its various forms.

IV)             What were the administrative changes introduced in India after revolt of 1857?

V)                What were the social regulations introduced by the East India Company in the first half of 19th Century.





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