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CSE (Mains) 2002




Time: Three Hours                               Maximum Marks : 300



1.         Discuss the circumstances leading to Swadeshi and Boycott movement (1905) in Bengal. (About 250 words)                        35


            Briefly describe the significant features of Civil Disobedience Movement (1930-31). (About 250 words)                 35

2.         Answer any two of the following (About 150 words each)                                                                             30

            (a)        Why was Simon Commission Report regarded as a     regressive document?

            (b)        Comment upon the terms of the Wavell Plan.

            (c)        Briefly discuss the resolutions passed at the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress. What was their significance?

            (d)        Comment upon the implications of Jinnah’s ‘two-nation theory’ for the Indian Freedom Struggle.

3.         Answer any three of the following (about 75 words each)                                                                  30

            (a)        What was the role of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association in the national struggle for freedom?

            (b)        Why is Raja Ram Mohan Roy regarded as the maker of modern India?

            (c)        Briefly discuss Gandhi’s views on Women.

            (d)        Discuss the Congress attitude to the Second World War. How for did it affect the negotiations between the Congress and Cripps Mission?

4.         (a)        What do you know about the following (About 20 words each)                                                          30

            (i)         Public Safety Bill.

            (ii)        Mahila Samitis

            (iii)       Chittagong Army

            (iv)       Lahore Conspiracy Case (1913-14)

            (v)        Kheda Satyagraha.

            (b)        Why have the following become famous?

            (vi)       A.O. Hume;

            (vii)      Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur.

            (viii)     B.R. Ambedkar

            (ix)       Keshab Chandra Sen;

            (x)        Swami Sahjanand.

(c)        Describe briefly the chief features of the following

            (xi)       Pahari Painting

            (xii)      Ashokan Rock Edicts

            (xiii)     Bamiyan Buddha

            (xiv)     Odissi Nritya

            (xv)      Hindustani Style in Music


5.         Write a critical note on G-8 summit in Cologne (Germany) on 20 June 1999 with special reference to its main features (about 250 words)                                                                  35


            Analyse the consequences of terrorist attacks in New York and Washington on 11th September 2001 on the context of U.S Policy on international terrorism. (About 250 words)  35

6.         Attempt any three of the following (about 100 words each)

            (a)        Evaluate the implications of the expanded jurisdiction of Lok Adalats for the public utility services.

            (b)        Discuss the significance of Indo-Russian Defence Agreements, signed in February 2002 for South Asian Politics

            (c)        What are the highlights of the Human Development Report, 1999? Who are its authors?

            (d)        Which countries have signed the Treaty on Cyber Crimes in November 2002? Enumerate the offences within its purview.

            (e)        Name the Indian representative, elected as chairperson of G-20. What is its purpose? Which countries are its members?

7.         Attempt any five of the following (about 50 words each)

            (a)        On which date and place was INSAT-2E launched? How does India benefit from it?

            (b)        Who is the new Head of State in Pakistan after recent elections? Which political party has got majority? What are the implications of the new set-up for Indo-Pak relations.

            (c)        What are the betting and match fixing? Which Indian cricketers were in the centre of controversy?

            (d)        What was the purpose of setting up Indian Council of Social Sciences and Research? How is it different from the Indian Council of Historical Research?

            (e)        When did the White House in Washington become the official residence of the American Presidents? Why was it in news recently?

            (f)        When did the Indian Parliament approve the 93rd Constitutional Amendment Bill? Specify its implications for the education of children in the age-group of 6-14 years.

            (g)        When was the Reserve Bank of India established? What is its role in the regulation and management of foreign exchange in India?

8.         (a)        Name the following

(i)     Winner leadership of the Magsaysay Award 2002 in the emergent category.

(ii)   First American women to scale Everest in 2002.

(iii) The Best Actress in the 49th National film Awards.

(iv) Author of GOD OF SMALL THINGS.

(v)   Director of SAVING PRIVATE RYAN.

            (b)        What do you know about the following (about 20 words each)

(i)     International Air Transport Association

(ii)   Mangroves.

(iii) Asiad

(iv) Jawahar Yojna

(v)   Sriharikota range.

            (c)        Who are the following and why were they in the news recently?

(i)     Dilip Kumar.

(ii)   Vladmir Kramnik

(iii) Yaseer Arafat.

(iv) Robert Mugabe

(v)   Syed E. Hasnain.

9.          (a)       There are 500 eligible voters in some village of whom 260 are           males. Among males 28 are above 70 years of age and 170 below 50 years. As many as 190 females are below 50 years of age. In all there are 98 individuals in the age group 50-70. Represent these data in the form of a table and determine the             male-female ratio among those who are above 70 years of age.                                                                    3,3

            (b)        In a statement on a packet of seeds it is claimed that the rate of germination is 70 percent. It is decided to sow 100 seeds in all. To begin with 70 seeds are sown and 64 of these germinate. Hence only 6 seeds among the remaining 30 seeds will germinate. Comment on the validity of this statement.                             6

10.       (a)        Profits of a company during three years are shown in the following chart


        (Rupees in Crores)










                                                                                   1997         1998        1999


            (i)         What was the contribution of 1999 to the total profits of the company for these 3 years?

            (ii)        What is the average profit of the company from 1997 to 1999?

            (iii)       Determine the percentage fall in profit in 1999 relative to preceding year                                           6

            (b)        A man goes for morning walk. One way he walks fast at a speed of 8 km/hr, and on his way back on the same route he returns slowly at a speed of 4 km/hr. so his average speed is 6 km/hr. comment.

11.       (a)        Consider the following divided bars.


            (i)         What is the total profit after tax earned by the company in     three years.                              2

            (ii)        What is the percentage of profit after tax in the year 2000 to the total profit after tax during three years period?                                                                        2

            (b)        Five political parties contested an election in which number of seats won was directly proportional to the number of valid votes polled in favour of a party. Party A won 40% of the seats, party B 20%, party C 15%, parties D and E 10% each, and 5% seats were won by independent candidates and others.

            (i)         If a total of 16 million valid votes were polled, how many of these were in favour of Party C? Either party A or B? Neither party A nor party B?                 1,2,2

            (ii)        If numbers of valid votes for the next election had increased by 2 million, and the number of seats won by various parties was the same, determine the percentage increase in valid votes polled to party C.                                                              3

12        (a)        A person buys 3 pieces of cloth of same lengths as per meter             rate of Rs.100, 80 and 120 respectively. How much he spends per meter for the entire cloth bought by him?                                                                  4

(b)     The following pie-chart represents the profile of buyers of  PC’s in the year 2000. In all 1,20,000 PC’s were sold at an average price of 35,000 rupees.

            If the Govt. sector gifted 10% of its purchase of PC’s to educational institutes and corporate sector gifted 6% of its purchase, then determine the total values of PC’s that educational institutes possess in the year 2000.                  10



Time: Three Hours                               Maximum Marks : 300


1.        (a)        Critically examine the need for the review of the Indian         Constitution. (About 250 words )        35


             (b)       “What is the relevance of the repeated call for  opposition unity when opposition political parties have not always succeeded in presenting an effective alternative ideology and programme before the electorate?” Discuss. (About 250 words)                     35

2.           (a)        What is meant by ‘Judicial Activism’? Evaluate its role in the context of the functioning of Indian Polity. (About 250 words)                                           35


             (b)       “There are a number of factors- the structure of political parties at the state level, social class-composition. Economic distribution and political culture- which are closely related to           the working of India’s federal system.” In the light of this statement discuss the major extra constitutional factors influencing the federal polity in India. (About 250 words)                                                                  35

3.         (a)       Discuss the Indian political scenario today (about 250 words)                                                                        35


             (b)       Examine the problems and prospects of the working of          coalitional governments in India. (About 250 words)                                                                              35

4.         Answer any two of the following.(Answer to each question should be in about 150 words)                                      30

(a)                Examine the various Electoral Reforms which are necessary in the Indian political system.

(b)               Discuss the implications of criminalization of politics in India.

(c)                What, according to you, should be the policy regarding Reservation for women in the representative institutions in India?

(d)               Examine the demand for greater ‘State Autonomy’ and its impact on the smooth functioning of the Indian polity.


5.         Answer any two of the following

            (Answer to each question should be in about 150 words)        40

(e)                Examine the Disinvestment Policy and the problems related to its implementation.

(f)                Do you agree with the view that the next fifty years of development in India would be led by market forces?

(g)                What measures, according to you, should be taken to attract direct foreign investment in India?

(h)               Discuss the major challenges to Indian Economy today.

6.         Answer any two of the following

            (Answer to each question should be in about 150 words)        30

(a)                How does the parliament control the financial system in India?

(b)               Is Economic Planning really necessary in India today?

(c)                What is Agro-forestry? How can it help in the upliftment of the poor as also the environment?

(d)               Name the cotton-growing areas in India. What part does cotton play in the present-day economy of India?

7.         Answer any two of the following.

            (Answer to each question should be in about 150 words)                    40

(a)                What geo-political and economic advantages are enjoyed by India due to its geographical location?

(b)               Discuss the need for water conservation in drought-prone areas in India and the methods for improving the water-holding capacity of the soil.

(c)                Discuss the benefits of forests as also their role in Indian economy.

(d)               Describe the different methods of irrigation practiced in India and bring out their relative importance in view of the recent developments in irrigation.


8.         Answer any two of the following.

            (Answer to each question should be in about 70 words)          20

(a)                Suggest ways and means for containing environmental pollution in India.

(b)               What is microchip? What impact can it have on technological advancement in India?

(c)                What is Genetic Engineering? Why is it getting increasingly important these days?

(d)               What is meant by ‘Cyber Crimes’? What measures would you suggest to check them?

9.         Answer any three of the following.

            (Answer to each question should be in about 30 words)                      15

(a)                What is Medical Transcription? What is its relevance in the Indian context?

(b)               What is cryogenic engine? What is its importance to a country?

(c)                What is global warming? What are its effects?

(d)               What is tissue-culture? What is its relevance?

(e)                What is a remote sensing technique? What are its applications?

(f)                Name the various satellites put in orbit by India and describe their different uses.

10.       Answer any two of the following

            (Answer to each question should be in about 70 words)          20

(a)    What are artificial fibers? Comment upon the growth of artificial fiber industry in India.

(b)   What is biotechnology? Discuss how the promotion and progress of this technology can bring spectacular change in the areas of health, energy, food and agriculture.

(c)    Describe briefly the achievements of Indian scientists in the exploration of marine resources.

(d)   What measures would you suggest to recast science education and scientific research in India to face the challenges in the new millennium?



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