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Thursday, August 22, 2019


Art & Culture:-Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

  • Safeguarding the Indian art heritage is the need of the moment. Comment .(2018,M-10)
  • Assess the importance of the accounts of the Chinese and Arab travellers in the reconstruction of the history of India. (2018,M-10)
  • The Bhakti movement received a remarkable re-orientation with the advent of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Discuss. (2018,M-15)

-Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.

The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.

  • Throw light on the significance of the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi in the present times. (218,M-10)
  • Why indentured labour was taken by the British from India to their colonies? have they been able to preserve their cultural identity over there? (2018,M-15)

Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars,

redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism,
capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.

Social Science:-Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
Effects of globalization on Indian society.Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
  • “Caste system is assuming new identities and associational forms. Hence, caste system cannot be eradicated in India.” Comment. (2018,M-10)
  • How the Indian concept of secularism different from the western model of secularism? Discuss. (2018,M-10)
  • ‘Globalisation is generally said to promote cultural homogenisation but due to this cultural specificities appear to be strengthened in the Indian society.’ Elucidate. (2018, M-15)
  • ‘Communalism arises either due to power struggle or relative deprivation.’ Argue by giving suitable illustrations. (2018, M-15)

Social Science:-Role of women and women’s organization,
  •  How does patriarchy impact the position of a middle class working woman in India?[2014,10m]
  • Discuss the various economic and socio-cultural forces that are driving increasing feminization of agriculture in India.
  • Male membership needs to be encouraged in order to make women’s organization free from gender bias. Comment.
  • Why do some of the most prosperous regions of India have an adverse sex ratio for women? Give your arguments.
  • How do you explain the statistics that show that the sex ratio in Tribes in India is more favorable to women than the sex ratio among Scheduled Castes?
  •   Is the National Commission for Women able to strategize and tackle the problems that women face at both public and private spheres? Give reasons in support of your answer
  • ‘Women’s movement in India has not addressed the issues of women of lower social strata.’ Substantiate your view. (2018,M-15)

Social Science:-population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues
  • ‘Despite implementation of various programmes for eradication of poverty by the government in India, poverty is still existing’. Explain by giving reasons. (2018,M-10)
  • Discuss whether formation of new states in recent times is beneficial or not for the economy of India. (2018,M-15)
  • Defining blue revolution, explain the problems and strategies for pisciculture development in India. (2018,M-15)
  • Mention core strategies for the transformation of aspirational districts in India and explain the nature of convergence, collaboration and competition for its success. (2018,M-15)

Geography:- urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
  • “The ideal solution of depleting ground water resources in India is water harvesting system.” How can it be made effective in urban areas? (2018,M-15)

Geography:-Salient features of world’s physical geography.
Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent);
factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in
various parts of the world (including India)
  • Why is India taking keen interest in the Arctic region? (2018,M-10)
  • What is the significance of Industrial Corridors in India? Identifying industrial corridors, explain their main characteristics. (2018,M-15)

Geography:-Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.,geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
  • Why is Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS) needed? How does it help in navigation? (2018,M-10 )
  • Define mantle plume and explain its role in plate tectonics. (2018,M-10)
  • What are the consequences of spreading of ‘Dead Zones’ on marine ecosystem? (2018,M-10)

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