1. Instructions
  2. List of Questions


  1. 100 marks 3 hours. Exam taken in September 2014
  2. Answer any five questions.
  3. In case the candidate answered more than five questions, only the first five answers will be evaluated and the rest of the answers will be ignored.
  4. All questions carry equal marks. (20 marks for each question).
  5. Each question should be answered on new page and the question number must be written on the top.
  6. The answers of parts of the same question, if any, should be written together. In other words, the answer of another questions should not be written in-between the parts of a question.
  7. Marks will be deducted for illegible hand-writing.
  8. Answers will be evaluated on the basis of perspective, analysis, and presentation.
  9. Answers must be written either in English or in Hindi. However, all the questions should be answered in one language only. Answer-books written partly in English-and partly in Hindi will not be evaluated.
  10. Candidate should use only Blue or Black ink pen/Ball point pen to write the answers.
  11. The Name, Roll No. and other entries should be written in the answer-scripts at the specified places only and these should not be written anywhere else in the answer script and supplements used, if any.

List of Questions

  1. Explain different indices for measuring economic development. Which measure is most appropriate according to you and why?
  2. “Deepening challenge of the climate change is the area that requires immediate global attention”. Discuss.
  3. Write note on following:
    1. Explain the provisions under MGNREGA.
    2. Examine the challenges of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) with respect to MGNREG Scheme.
  4. Examine the inter-relationship of food inflation and rising wages in rural areas of India.
  5. Explain the causes of India’s rising sexual crime graph. What measures would you suggest to prevent the same?
  6. “Increasing unemployment in India reveals that we are not able to put our demographic dividend to good use”. Discuss.
  7. Explain :—
    1. Trends of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India
    2. FDI in Insurance
  8. Critically evaluate the J P Nayak committee’s recommendations to dismantle the government’s stakes in nationalized banks.
  9. Explain the contribution of service sector in income, employment and export in India.
  10. Write notes on any two:
    1. Malnutrition in India
    2. Use of social media in education : a boon or bane
    3. Problem of child labour in India
    4. Declining sex ratio.

Courtesy: Mr. Hari krishnan D, for sharing the mains 2014 papers.
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