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Answer any three of the following (About 150 words each)


Explain the importance of Tropical Rainforests (20).
Describe Kinetic Energy and its relation with Potential energy, with illustrations (20).
Environmental Movements (20).
Why was Pluto declared a Dwarf Planet? Explain (20).
What is Radioactive Pollution (20)?
Answer any one of the following: (About 150 words each)
e-governance is the other name for good governance. Elucidate (20).
Discuss the supremacy of the Prime Minister under Indian political system (20).
Answer any two of the following: (About 150 words each)
Examine the philosophy of the Indian Constitution as embodies in the Preamble (20).
Article 32 is the soul of the Indian Constitution. Explicate (20).
Account for the emergence of coalition politics in India and assess its impact on Indian
polity (20).
Section II
Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each): (3 10 = 30
marks)
Write a note on Global Warming.
Describe the functions of cellulose in plants.
Describe the Tundra Region.
What is International Date Line?
Explain the concept of Heat Balance.
Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each) (3 10 = 30
marks)
Why do Tsunamis occur and have devastating effects?
Explain why Winter rainfall is South-Eastern States of India is heavy?
Write a note on Air Masses.

Describe the difference between Gulf and Bay.


What is Ohm's Law?
Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each) (3 10 = 30
marks)
Write a note on the Religious beliefs in the Indus Valley.
Discuss Alexander's Invasion of India and its impact.
Describe the progress of Science and astronomy under the Imperial Guptas.
Explain the Bhakti Movement.
Examine the paintings and art under the Mughals.
Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each) (3 10 = 30
marks)
Write a note on the travellers to India in the Post-Sultanate period.
What was Doctrine of Lapse?
What do you known about the Young Bengal Movement?
Examine critically the provisions of the August Offer
Discuss the Constitutional proposals of the Cabinet Mission Plan.
Section III
Mention the place where the following are located: (10 1 = 10 marks)
Golden Beach
National Police Academy
Akshardham
Temple Nandigram
Saddle Peak
Bahai Temple
Susuai Hills
National Institute of Visually
Ambi Valley

Chandipur
What do the following abbreviations stand for (10 1 = 10 marks)
NATO
START
NAAC
OECD
FICCI
CMIE
UNCED
IFAD
ASEAN
TRAI
What are the following (answer in one word or one sentence each) (10 1 =
10 marks)?
Volvo
Dengue Fever
Knesset
Equinox
Pennines
Star War Programme
Tarn
Kalahari
Dilli Haat
URL
What are the following famous for (Answer in one word or one sentence
each)? (10 1 = 10 marks)
T N Seshan

Sam Pitroda
Jean Piaget
Panipat
Bhedaghat
Noam Chomsky
Taslima Nasreen
K. P. S. Gill
Gangubai Hangal
Sucheta Kripalani
Why have the following been in the news recently (10 1 = 10 marks)?
Mayawati
Bob Woolmer
Maniyappan
Raman Kutty
Budhia Swami
Ramdeo
Ban ki Moon
Kiran Desai
Gordan Brown
Brinda Karat
Shashi Tharoor
With which game/sport the following terms are associated (10 1 = 10 marks)?
Bird
Blocking
Jigger
Hook

Rook
Banana
Dead Ball
Bogey
Bully
Scouting

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Answer any three of the following (About 150 words each)


Biodiversity enriches life. Discuss (20).
Illustrate the procedure of self-grown bladders transplant. What are the merits of such
organic growth (20)?
What is relative humidity? Explain (20).
What is e-Waste? Explain (20).
Explain plate tectonics (20).

Answer any one of the following: (About 150 words each)

Discuss the current position of President's rule under Article 356 of the Constitution of
India. AND President's Rule Under Article 356 (20).
State the essential features of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005
(20).

Answer any two of the following: (About 150 words each)


What are the main provisions of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (20)?
State the implications of 73rd Amendment Act empowering the Panchayat Raj
institutions in India (20).
What are the functions of Minorities Commission (20)?

Section II
Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each): (3 10 = 30
marks)
What are earth movements? Explain.
What is acid roc?
Distinguish between Weather and Climate.
Explain avalanche and avalanche wind?
Define mountain range, mountain system and mountain chain.

Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each) (3 10 = 30


marks)

Write a note on barrier reef.


What is lumbering?
Explain the importance of monsoon rains of Indian economy.
Distinguish between Bhabar and Tarai.
What is the significance of FINSAS

Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each) (3 10 = 30


marks)

Colonial Historiography has led to communalism in India. Discuss.

Define Manasabdari system.


Explain the features of Nehru Report, 1928.
What is Home Rule Movement?
State regions for the growth of Extremism during the second phase of India's Freedom
Struggle.

Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each) (3 10 = 30


marks)
Explain Sufism.
Was Mughal State a centralized bureaucracy? Discuss.
Discuss the nature of medieval Indian peasantry.
Brief write the major points of Civil Disobedience Movement.
What is Fourth Generation Warfare?

Section III Mention the place where the following are located: (10 1 = 10
marks)
Barapani Lake Rock Garden Victoria Peak Ramanashram NIMHANS
Kalashetra Bryant Park Heathrow Airport Hieun-Tsang Memorial Hall

Spice Board

What do the following abbreviations stand for (10 1 = 10 marks)?


ITER
MNP
ICRISAT
LERMS
MASER
NICE
ADAM
GIS

FSI
WMO
What are the following (answer in 1 word or 1 sentence each) (10 1 = 10
marks)?
Symbiosis Psychokinesis
Avahan Great Rift Valley

Petrology
Certiorari

Allotropy

Eugenics

Progeria

Semiotics

What are the following famous for (Answer in one word or one sentence
each)? (10 1 = 10 marks)
Ayyappa Panicker Reese Witherspoon Angela Merkel Sundarlal Bahuguna Dr. Mohmmed
Rela Jayadevan System Dr. Edward Bach Schengan Visa Sully Prodhomme Bharathi
Gupta

Why have the following been in the news recently (10 1 = 10 marks)?
Naomi Campbell Raj Babber INS Prahar Rafael Nadal Jawad-al-Malike Sanat Fonseka My
Lord WL-16 R III Tibetan sand fox Balbir Singh (Sr).

With which game/sport the following terms are associated (10 1 = 10


marks)?
Half Nelson Circle Niblic Scoop Wtone Walling Vulnerable Jigger Pitcher Drop
Tobogganing.

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Answer any three of the following (About 150 words each)


What is genetic disorder? Illustrate with a few examples (20).
Discuss certain unique properties of water (20).
What are DNA chips? What are their applications (20)?

What are nanomaterials? Discuss their applications (20).


Discuss the process of heating and cooling of atmosphere (20).

Answer any one of the following: (About 150 words each)

Enumerate the recommendations of the Constitution Review Commission (20).


What is E-Governance? Explain (20).

Answer any two of the following: (About 150 words each)


What are the Directive Principles of State Policy (20)?
Discuss the role of National Human Rights Commission in India (20)?
Evaluate India as a Secular State (20).

Section II Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each): (3
10 = 30 marks)
Distinguish between Troposphere and Stratosphere.
What are tides? State their importances.
What are Metamorphic Rocks? State their economic uses.
What is an atoll?
What is insulin?

Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each) (3 10 = 30


marks)
Vegetation is the index of climate. Explain.
Why do the herbivores and the carnivores co-exist in the forest ecosystem?
Distinguish between lunar eclipse and solar eclipse.
What are ocean currents? State the uses of ocean currents.

What are the major characteristics of the troposphere?

Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each) (3 10 = 30


marks)

Give an account of the Tamil as classical language.


Discuss the constitutional reforms of the Lucknow Pact 1916.
What is Contingency Fund of India?
What is Write Quo Warranto?
What is Writ Habeas Corpus?

Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each) (3 10 = 30


marks)
Evaluate the role of Swaraj Party in the freedom struggle.
What is Lok Adalat?
What is Vote on Account?
Examine the political significance of the Poona Pact.

Section III Mention the place where the following are located: (10 1 = 10
marks)
International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics. Bhabha Atomic Research
Centre. Tata Iron & Steel Company. Mettur Dam. Housing & Urban Development
Corporation. National Environmental Engineering Research Institute. Birth Place of Adi
Shankaracharya. SAARC Secretariat. International Court of Justice. Un Centre for
Human Settlements.
What do the following abbreviations stand for (10 1 = 10 marks)?
NABARD CTBT IPR DWCRA SHGs UNMVIC CEDAW SEBI IQ SGPC

What are the following (answer in 1 word or 1 sentence each) (10 1 = 10


marks)?

Hard disc Theosophical Society Din-e-illahi Panchsheel Non Aligned Movement Kesari
Young India Public Account Committee Lokayukta Mukti Bahini.
What are the following famous for (Answer in one word or one sentence
each)? (10 1 = 10 marks)
Sri Particle Geddis Henry Vivian Derojio Fazal Ali Harilal Kania Enrice fermi Sam Pitroda
Harlem Gro Brundtland Samay Ram APJ Abdul Kalam Albert Einstein.
Why have the following been in the news recently (10 1 = 10 marks)?
Aamir Raza Hussain Karunakaran Sayyed Sibte Razi Kofi Annan James Tony Anil
Ambani Benedict XVI S N Phukan Ms. Girja Vyas Sathak Behrunia
With which game/sport the following terms are associated (10 1 = 10
marks)?
Dog-leg Scissors Fosbury Flop Bonk Travelling Catch a Crab Moneky Climb Nutmeg
Backalley Chicane

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Answer any three of the following (About 150 words each) Discuss the impact of genetic
engineering in molecular biology (20). Illustrate with examples the different types of
biomass (20). Discuss the measures adopted in controlling diseases in plants (20).
Explain the concept Continental Drift Give supporting evidences (20). What is LASER?
What are the applications (20)? Answer any one of the following: (About 150 words
each) Examine the characteristics of Good Governance. (20) Federal in structure, the
Indian Constitution is unitary in spirit. Elucidate the statement account for its unitary
features (20). Answer any two of the following: (About 150 words each) (2 20 = 40
marks) Why do we need Legal Aid as a part of our judicial system? What initiatives
have so far been taken to provide legal aid (20)? Identify ailments in the election
system in India and suggest remedial measures (20). How is the Independence of
Judiciary protected in the Constitution of India (20)? Section II Answer any three of the
following: (About 100 words each): (3 10 = 30 marks) Examine the significance of
the Earth Day. Explain the significance of the World Environment Day. What are the
characteristics of rainfall in India? What is climax vegetation? Distinguish Scope form
Detergents? Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each) (3 10 = 30
marks) Explain chemical weathering? Why does rain come in drops? What is Trisomy
What are Mango-Showers Explain Anticyclone? Answer any three of the following:
(About 100 words each) (3 10 = 30 marks) Describe the importance of Nalanda as a
centre of learning in ancient India. What do you known about the Ramakrishna Mission?

What are the different types of Motions in Parliament? Write a brief note on the original
jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of India? What is Constitutional Crisis? Answer any
three of the following: (About 100 words each) (3 10 = 30 marks) Discuss the role of
the Indian National Army. Examine the need for Fast-tracks Courts. How is the
President of India elected? Write a note on Cripps Mission? What is Holography What
are its applications? Section III Mention the place where the following are located: (10
1 = 10 marks) National Geo-Physical Institute Thirumalai Naicker Palace. Armed
Forces Medical College Bhimbetka Lal Bahadur Shastri National Institute of
Administration School of Artillery National Mineral Development Corporation
Brihadeshware Temple Tadoba National Park Pasteur Institute. What do the following
abbreviations stand for (10 1 = 10 marks)? APPLE AWACS TRYSEM GAP ESMA
CHOGM SALT ZPG SARS CAG What are the following (answer in 1 word or 1 sentence
each) (10 1 = 10 marks)? Pogonology Hajar el Aswad Stockholm Syndrome Duma
Track II Diplomacy Tantalum Vidya Vahani Escape Velocity Monecious Plant What are
the following famous for? Answer in one word or one sentence each (10 1 = 10
marks) Ian Wilmut Saint Thyagaraja Leonardo de Vinci Suu Kyi Aung San Lord William
Bentinck Michael Schumacher Why have the following been in the news recently (10
1 = 10 marks)? Laxmi Mittal Jayatn Narlikar B. N. Kirpal Virender Sehwag Norah Jones
J K Rowling Shirin Ebadi Ajay Devgan Soundarya Michael Grade With which game/sport
the following terms are associated (10 1 = 10 marks)? Scrum Dribbling Epee Bull's
Eye Lob Third Umpire Fairway Scissor Regatta Clean and Jerk.

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Answer any three of the following (About 150 words each) (3 20 = 60 marks) How do
climate and water supply influence the vegetation cover of a region? Illustrate with
examples. What are Cyclones? Discuss the weather conditions associated with them.
What are genetically modified organism? Give a few examples and discuss their uses.
What is DNA fingerprinting? Describe it uses. Discuss briefly India's INSAT programme.
Answer any one of the following: (About 150 words each) (1 20 = 20 marks) Discuss
the objective and purpose of the constitution. Discuss the objectives of planning and
role of Planning Commission. Answer any two of the following: (About 150 words each)
(2 20 = 40 marks) Write a note on Consolidated Fund of India. What expenditure is
charged on it? Right to Constitutional Remedies is core of the Chapter of Fundamental
Rights. Comment. Explain the Appellate Jurisdiction of Supreme Court of India. Section
II Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each): (3 10 = 30 marks)
Classify mountains and discuss their usefulness to man. Discuss the landforms
associated with mature and old rivers. Categories Earthquakes and discuss their impact
on land. Discuss some important methods to check soil erosion by water. Write a note
on Cryogenic Engine. Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each) (3
10 = 30 marks) What are climatic zones? What are the natural regions of India? What

are the different types of rainfall? What is SARS? How is it caused and how can it be
prevented? What is a normal cycle of erosion? Answer any three of the following:
(About 100 words each) (3 10 = 30 marks) Give an account of the ancient Indian
Republics. Discuss the basic structure of the Indian Constitution. What is the amending
process in the Constitution as laid down by the provisions of Art. 368? Write a note on
the Office of Attorney-General of India. Answer any three of the following: (About 100
words each) (3 10 = 30 marks) Discuss the role of Regional Political Parties in Indian
Political system. Describe the powers and functions of Village Panchayats. Evaluate the
role of moderates in the National Movement of India. Comment on the social and
political significance of Poona Pact. Rural Development Programmes are the correct
imbalance and ensure sustainable development. Comment. Section III Mention the
place where the following are located: (10 1 = 10 marks) Central Drug Research
Institute. National Archives. Satish Dhawan Space Centre. Central Building Research
Institute. Victoria Memorial Hall. Kovalam Beach. Central Arid Zone Research Institute.
Salar Jung Museum. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. Eden Gardens. What do
the following stand for (10 1 = 10 marks)? LAEA IBRD GATT ICBM CAZRI UNEP ATM
PIL OECD TERI. What are the following: (Answer in one world or one sentence each)
(10 1 = 10 marks) Gunboat Diplomacy Quarantine Cosmology g 8 World Trade
Organization Antarctic Treaty Bt Cotton Tejas Population Pyramid Open Economy. What
are the following famous for? Answer in one word or one sentence each (10 1 = 10
marks) Stephen Hawking Rakesh Sharma Jamini Roy Nazir Aminuddin Dagar Van Rijn
Rembrandt Whitney Houston Mrinalini Sarabhai Ahmad Thirakwa Vijay Tendulkar Mark
Tully. Why have the following been in the news recently (10 1 = 10 marks)?
Aishwarya Rai Rahul Dravid Sachin Tendulkar Shamit Mukherjee Stanley DSilva Winnie
Mandela Lleyton Hewitt E. Sreedharan Ramachandra Guha Pravin Togadia. With which
game/sport the following terms are associated (10 1 = 10 marks)? Ashes Yorker Free
Throw Home Knock Out Stalemate Red Card Bogey Punter Breast Stroke.

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Answer any three of the following (About 150 words each) (3 20 = 60 marks) What is
Gene terrorism? Explain. What is Isostasy? Explain. Describe the Acquired Diseases that
affect human beings. What is the need for Rain Water Harvesting? Explain. Describe the
Composition of Blood. Answer any one of the following: (About 150 words each) (1
20 = 20 marks) How has the process of globalization affected the functioning of welfare
state in India? Comment on POTA. Answer any two of the following: (About 150 words
each) (2 20 = 40 marks) What are the provisions regarding the joint sitting of the
Indian Parliament? Should National Human Rights Commission be made more strong?
Give reasons for your answer. Discuss the recent trends in Indo-Pak relations. Section II

Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each): (3 10 = 30 marks)
Divide India into major physiographic regions and describe their salient features. Write
a note on the Artificial Satellites and their applications. What are Jet Streams? Explain.
Write a note on Mangrove Swamps of India. What is Biological Weathering? Explain.
Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each) (3 10 = 30 marks) What
are Fronts? Explain. What is Cloud Seeding? What are Tides? Describe. What is Ozone
Layer? Explain its significance. Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words
each) (3 10 = 30 marks) Discuss the importance of Mauryan empire in Indian
History. Examine the development of Literature during Sangam period. Discuss Article
370 of the Indian Constitution. What is the Code of Conduct for MPs? Why it is
essential? Comment on the Constitutional status of UPSC. Answer any three of the
following: (About 100 words each) (3 10 = 30 marks) Examine the international
status of USA after Sept. 11, 2001. Discuss the role of Press in Indian Political System.
Comment on the impact of Bhakti Movement on Indian society. Explain the objectives
and method of the Extremists in National Movement. Critically evaluate Preamble to the
Indian Constitution. Section III Mention the place where the following are located: (10
1 = 10 marks) Visvesarayya Industrial Technological Museum. Temperate Forest
Research Centre. National Chemical Laboratory. Tropical Forestry Research Centre Wild
Life Institute of India. West Zone Cultural Centre. G. B. Pant Institute of Himalayan
Environment and Development. National Centre for Plant Genomic Research. National
Remote Sensing Agency. Meenakashi Temple. What do the following abbreviations stand
for (10 1 = 10 marks)? NIOT YWCA AIU AAI UNEP UCIL NPE PDS PIB CPCB. What are
the following: (Answer in one world or one sentence each) (10 1 = 10 marks)
Isolation Anthology Gerontology Ombudsman Nauticle mile Perihelion Atmospheric
Window Glacier Calligraphy Bora. What are the following famous for? Answer in one
word or one sentence each (10 1 = 10 marks) Birju Maharaj Jas Raj V Shantaram
Vijay Laxmi Pandit K Kamraj M G Ramchandran Har Gobind Khorana M Subbalakshmi
Amir Khusro Jaidev. Why have the following been in the news recently (10 1 = 10
marks)? Amrinder Singh Karzai Sitara Devi Madhav Rao Scindia Venkatachallaiah Aamir
Khan Jagmohan Dalmia Pankaj Dhyani Indira Goswami With which game/sport the
following terms are associated (10 1 = 10 marks)? Smash Pivot Cue Weight in Slam
Crease Throw in Dromy Wrap Bunker.

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Answer any three of the following (About 150 words each) (3 20 = 60 marks) What is
IT? What is its impact on a society? What is Volcanism? Describe its effects. Discuss the
causes of the disease AIDS and comment on its preventive measures. What is Artificial
Rains? Mention the conditions under which this can be effective. Discuss the concept of
Human Genome. Answer any one of the following: (About 150 words each) (1 20 =

20 marks) Explain the process of globalization. What is its impact on Indian Economy?
Account for the recent tensions on the Indo-Bangladesh border. Answer any two of the
following: (About 150 words each) (2 20 = 40 marks) What are the Emergency
Provision's provided in the Constitution of India? Write a note on the Election
Commission of India. Examine India's claim for a permanent seat in the Security
Council of the UNO. Section II Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words
each): (3 10 = 30 marks) Classify the Forest Types in India and mention their
commercial uses. How does Geographical Information System (GIS) help in decisionmaking? Explain why the temperature falls as one goes up the mountains? What is
Remote Sensing? What are its uses? Answer any three of the following: (About 100
words each) (3 10 = 30 marks) What is Greenhouse Effect? Write a note on Blood
Groups. What is Continental Drift? Distinguish between Weather and Climate? What is
Carbon Dating? Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each) (3 10 =
30 marks) What is Public Interest Litigation (PIL)? What are its uses? Why was the
Liberhan Commission set up? Comment on recent reports of nexus between Bollywood
and Underworld. What are the Fundamental Rights provided in the Constitution of
India? What is Panchayti Raj? Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words
each) (3 10 = 30 marks) Do you agree that State funding of elections has become a
necessity? Give your reasons. Comment on the recent peace initiative in Sri Lanka.
Write a note on Organ Transplantation. Distinguish between Wildlife Sanctuary and
National Park? What is the significance of Silent Valley? Section III Mention the place
(City and State) where the following are located: (10 1 = 10 marks) National Library
Gir Forests Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research National Environmental
Engineering Research Institute The Marble Rocks National Defence Academy
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary Indian Space Research Organization Gomateshwara
Statue Khajuraho Temples. What do the following abbreviations stand for (10 1 = 10
marks)? SOI IGNOU NABARD NMEP ISRO WTO NTPC UNESCO OPEC ILO What are the
following: (Answer in one world or one sentence each) (10 1 = 10 marks) Celsius
Braille Script Kleptomania Cosmology Philately Floppy Xenophobia Sericulture
Xerophytic Calligraphy What are the following famous for? Answer in one word or one
sentence each (10 1 = 10 marks) Mozart Lance Gibbs Uday Shankar Vikram Sarabhai
C V Raman Chandragupta Maurya Anna Hazare Babu Jagjivan Ram Justice Sarkaria
Warren Hastings. Why have the following been in the news recently (10 1 = 10
marks)? Chokila Iyer P N Bhagwati Joseph Estrada Shabbir Shah Tarun Gogoi Salman
Khan Bismillah Khan Eric Weihenmayer Colin Powell Baichung Bhutia. With which
game/sport the following terms are associated (10 1 = 10 marks)? Sprint Bodyline
Back Stroke Tote Chukker Check Mate Penalty Corner Clay Court Snatch Knock-out:

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Answer any three of the following (About 150 words each) (3 20 = 60 marks)

Describe the functions of Internet 2? What are Landmines? flow many types of
Landmines are there? Discuss the causes and effects of Malaria. Give a short
description of Indian Climatic Research Programme. What is Hepatitis-B? Answer any
one of the following: (About 150 words each) (1 20 = 20 marks) Describe the
significance of Rainbow Warrior and its tour to India. Comment upon the
recommendations of the Subrahmanyam Committee on the Kargil conflict with Pakistan.
Answer any two of the following: (About 150 words each) (2 20 = 40 marks) Do you
advocate Presidential Form of Government for India? Give reasons. Discuss the
arguments against women reservation in the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies.
What is India's case on the Kashmir dispute? Section II Answer any three of the
following: (About 100 words each): (3 10 = 30 marks) Explain: Why is sea-water
saline? Why petrol fire cannot be put out with water? Comment upon the Sankhya
Vahini Project. What is Light Year? Explain Optical Fibres and their utility. Answer any
three of the following: (About 100 words each) (3 10 = 30 marks) What is Aurora
Palaris? What is Rh Factor? What are Biomes? What was Cro-Magnon? What is Dry Ice?
Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each) (3 10 = 30 marks) What
are the provisions of the Constitution of India regarding Indian Citizenship? State the
Fundamental Duties laid down in the Constitution of India. Write a note on the structure
of the Council of Ministers of India. Write a short note on the functions of the
Committee on Public Undertakings of the Indian Parliament. Write a short notes on the
office of the Controller and Auditor-General of India. Answer any three of the following:
(About 100 words each) (3 10 = 30 marks) What were the impacts on India as a
result of its Central Asia contacts? Comment upon the current political turmoil in Fiji.
What is the contribution of Raja Ram Mohun Roy? What are Mangroves? Where are
these found in India? Analyse the steps taken by the Government to combat the
problem of Malnutrition. Section III Mention the place (City and State) where the
following are located: (10 1 = 10 marks) Dhuvaram Power Station Hindustan
Antibiotic Plant Hindustan Insecticides Limited Pakkri Sanctuary Pench National Park
Shikari Devi Sanctuary Kewal Sanctuary Hirakund Dam Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Central Rice Research Institute. What do the following abbreviations stand for (10 1
= 10 marks)? APEC IAEA COFEPOSA CIEFL DTP FERA SPCA SITE NAEP NDMC What are
the following: (Answer in one world or one sentence each) (10 1 = 10 marks) Optics
Rectifier Benthos Carnivore Obesity Brass Bronze Dehydration Hard Water Dutch Oil
What are the following famous for (Answer in one word or one sentence each)? (10 1
= 10 marks) Rahul Bajaj Cleopatra (69 BC 30 BC) Confucious Nandlal Bose Lara
Dutta Amartya Sen Bill Gates Justice Venkatachalia Barbara Cartland Arundhati Roy
Why have the following been in the news recently (10 1 = 10 marks)? Hrithik Roshan
Rajesh Kalra Brajakishore Tripathi Jhumpa Lahiri Ghanikhan Choudhuri Majrooh
Sultanpuri Uma Bharati George Speight I. S. Bindra Kalyan Singh With which
game/sport the following terms are associated (10 1 = 10 marks)? Silly Point Dribble
Steeple Chase Half Volley Half Nelson Scoop Punter Bunker Battery Pinch

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